also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
Predictable based on tweets and last night's thread. But a few things stand out:
- Glasgow #1 NT? This mentioned in the write-up on Hurst. Again, not sure if Pipkins played last night, but is he #3?
- Godin started at 3T, some praise for his play last night. They predict Henry as the opening day starter, but as of now Godin is #1 (probably as a way to keep fire lit under Henry). This would put Wormley #3 at the moment. Didn't hear much about him either, not sure if he played. But this pushes the two supposed interior DL starters to #3.
- Peppers is starting at CB, if that wasn't clear. Taylor came in at CB when going to nickel. Lewis started on the other side. Countess is currently on the outside looking in.
- Peppers was beastly.
- Bolden is absolutely lighting it up.
- For those who believe this D is just last year's D one year older, you're ignoring the facts above: two starting CB's (one of them All-B1G) and two promising quasi-starting - or at least penciled in as starters in 2014 - DL have been pushed to second (or third) string, and a younger LB has overtaken a three-year starter. This could all change in the next two weeks of course, but that's 5 of 6 positions where competition has replaced a 2013 starter or presumed 2014 starter. All other things being equal, that should be good news. Plus, the aggression thing is real.
- Offense is as expected: Morris and WR's (Funchess, Ways, Darboh/Canteen). Yes, we should all be concerned.
Our old buddy Snyder and the Freep have graced us this Sunday with a MASSIVE recounting, from several perspectives, of The Horror. To call it a history would be apropos. I saw it online and do not know if it is in the print edition, but if it is it's got to cover more than a hundred column inches.
I did not (could not) read it and you will get no link from me.
Welp. It's an improvement on 27 for 27.
The rotation Saturday was more stable in comparison with last season, but the three running backs gained just 33 yards on 20 carries with the first team, and the blocking issues haven’t gone away.'
Story says Kalis should be back Monday.
Gardner stat line:
Gardner finished 9-for-18 with 110 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He was also sacked twice, fumbled once and was forced to throw the ball away several times against an aggressive defense that did not let up.
Some clips from the scrimmage last night
props to the camerman and poster
Edit: I think there's some misunderstanding here. This is just a thread to discuss whether or not Funk should be fired with a slant towards 'no.' It is a reaction to the calls for his firing in sUTL threads.
A summary of the debate to date (subject to edit)
Point: O-line is young.
Counterpoint: They're not as young.
Point: Borges effed this joint up. Compounding youth, unnecessary (and ineffective) complexity stifled learning.
Counterpoint: Can't blame everything on Al. What if we're mistaking the the root of the problem--maybe Al was trying to gameplan around Funk's deficiencies.
Point: He knows what he's doing.
Counterpoint: He doesn't know what he's doing.
-Ed: I don't know what I'm doing.
Point: You've got to look at this stuff in context. Blaming Funk for the poor state of the O-line is like forcing someone into a cage and accusing them of misbehaving when they throw something at you.
Counterpoint: We must judge him based on performance.
Calling all Experts
Magnus. Space Coyote. Other experts.
Highlights from the under the lights scrimmage along with a Brady Hoke press conference.