Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
I've been wondering this for a while now. I decided to look up the quotes we've all been so nervous about. Pipkens says:
They're only taking one nose guard and I can be that nose guard and come in and play for four years.
They told me that there's basically only a couple defensive tackles with offers and they will probably only take one interior guy.
The prospect of only taking one DT this year is scary given the lack of depth and graduating talent. However, If you parse these quotes, it seems perfectly possible that they're simply referring to two different positions, the 3-tech and a nose. Obviously the "one interior guy" from O'Brien is what's most scary about the quote, but being preceded directly by a reference to tackles (as opposed to Pipkens' use of nose guard), maybe we shouldn't be so worried. Regardless, maybe O'Brien misspoke, or mistook what the staff told them. Also, Pipkens is nose-sized and O'Brien fits better at DT. I'm hopeful and somewhat confident we'll end up with two "interior guys".
Yes, it's an old article referenced above, but I still love this quote from Pipkens:
One (factor will be) the business administration program," explained Pipkins. "I know Michigan and Michigan State are up there in that particular subject.All due respect to MSU, but Ross is a little more "up there".
I know that Scout likes to drum up business, and I always bite the hook when I see a new player pop up on the recruit/commit boxes. But I see OG Ellis McCarthy on there, and I wonder if there is any (absolutely any) chance this guy is interested in us. I haven't heard this guy's name associated with us.
Marketing ploy, or am I missing something?
Happy grilling this weekend.
After much speculation and many rumors that he would go to the Jets, Nnamdi Asomguha has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a 5 year/60 million dollar deal. This helps sure up one of the Eagles biggest problems from last year, the secondary, and makes them an immediate Super Bowl favorite. This is the second time that a Phili sports team has swooped in and grabbed the best free agent away from a NY team's grasp (Cliff Lee), and now makes Asomguha hated to almost all NY football fans.
This from ESPN's B1G Blogger Adam Rittenberg about Greg Mattison's expectations and interactions with underperforming Will Campell.
One interesting thing about Mattison's ability to motivate by calling out.
"He's talking right to Will. Even during condition, he would call him out and say, 'We need you. We need a 3-technique. If you can't do it, you just let me know. No hard feelings.'"
Here's hoping that Mattison can put that spark into Will, IMO this will be his final legitamte chance to live up to the hype that he came in with. Thoughts?
Edit:fixed my title.
Really bored on a Friday, and somewhat inspired by that epic Denard face when asked who would win in a race between he and Taylor Martinez. So I made an old NES version-style GIF, complete with glitches and all (actually accidental, but too lazy to go back and fix).
Happy weekend and here's to the BBBQ (the extra "B" is for BYOBB (that extra "B" is a typo)).