Aside from the fact that "The Spinner" is the worst position name I have ever heard of(all I can think of is a 85 pound woman riding a....never mind), Wolverine??, Monster, Ninja would be much better. I am excited about this hybrid defense. My question is what we could look to as an example of this type of defense. Who runs a similar scheme?? I like the thought of being a little differnt from the norm for prep purposes and I like being flexible so we can adjust easier to our personnel strengths and other teams weaknesses. Gsimms you out there?? Bellichick seems the closest to what we are talking about.
All i know is most NFL teams are adapting to this. Which could bring in alot of high rated prospects.
idk how this is a hybrid all it seems to be is take out one LB and put in a godzilla of a safety like branden smith or count vladamire both sick nasty redonculous athlete's making the D faster now with branden obi and mouton at the second tier of the D and cambell and martin cloggin the middle your not running up the middle and we're gunna beat you to the outside it's such a simple but brilliant D idk why everyone doesn't run it now when marvin mathis lo wood cullen are roaming the secondary and hopefully there two ends we just got pan out that's why gholston is such a high priority he'd replace graham at the de/lb position
you are not. That is the longest sentence I've ever read.
luckily im writing in a blog and not a novel
If you were writing a novel, someone else would have fixed it and made it readable.
Wouldn't it be weird if he talked the exact same way?
Punctuation! Its what people do!
I remember in the movie Billy Madison, Adam Sandler is asked a question about the industrial revolution which he totaly botched. To paraphrase what the principal said as a response it went something like "never in your mad ramblings did you ever appear to make sense, what you said was ridiculous and everyone in this room is now dumber for having heard it, you are awarded no points". This kind of reminds me of your post.
I love that movie! The blob, the bus driver, oh Veronica Vaughn so hot want to touch the heiney ARROOOOO! Atleast i won bitch!
I don't know how this is a hybrid all. It seems to be is take out one LB and put in a godzilla of a safety like branden smith or count vladamire. Both sick nasty redonculous athlete's making the D faster. Now with branden obi and mouton at the second tier/LB of the D, and campbell and martin clogging the middle your not running up the middle and we're gunna beat you to the outside. It's such a simple but brilliant D idk why everyone doesn't run it. Now when marvin mathis lo wood cullen are roaming the secondary, and hopefully there two ends we just got pan out. We will be contenders again. That's why Gholston is such a high priority he'd replace graham at the de/lb position. I hope every one is happy good night, it was fun, and I hope to hear from you soon.
...is that you know why I said you're not Ernest Hemingway.
You're not very ambitious, are you?
just added periods since that seemed to be everyone's huge beef.
appears we are going to have 3 D-linemen 1 Middle linebacker and 7 atheletic guys flying around the field.
jg2112: While mblood7 is obviously no Ernest Hemingway with that type of sentence structure, I see a little Joyce in him; maybe when Joyce was writing about football, in his early "stream of defense" style.
....though I think mblood7's prose also borrowed the better parts of Salinger's "Strong Safety in the Rye."
Getting carried away? This is a discussion about the new D, not peoples grammar. It's a blog, not an e-mail to your professor.
What you people are doing is like watching 5 people in a conversation about politics, then someone like you come in and say "Hey, your tie is on crooked". Just sayin...
A discussion about UM's defense on a blog still involves communication. There is little point in discussing any topic if the communication isn't effective and comprehensible.
Not to mention, this blog's community is (was) generally known for its intelligence, humor and wit, even if the discussions sometimes become unfriendly. It should not be too much to ask that just a little effort be put into the comments to try to keep those qualities alive. This doesn't mean perfect grammar and spelling. Just enough to make the comment intelligible, and to demonstrate that some effort was put forth. This may just be a blog, but that's no reason to be lazy.
And who knows? A well-written comment might even be persuasive and/or garner just a little respect for the author. On the other hand, a poorly written comment comes across as a poorly thought-out comment, and there's little reason for readers to take the author, much less the substance of the comment, seriously. Just sayin'.
First of all love the picture. I completely agree with you, but sometimes ,you know those times on the computer, drinking a beer trying not to cry because the team you just pick to win it all just lost, and your dinner is cold. I'm going to be honest a period was the furthest thing from my mind. Look up at the comment that has this blog head hunting here. I really hope you can sleep tonight
I understand that sometimes despondency and a little alcohol leads to a little Writing While Impaired. Unfortunately, incoherency and lack of thought are starting to become the norm, and not the exception here. I don't know how long you've followed this blog, but if you've read it for even half a year, you've probably noted the decline in quality of the substance of the discussions. Personally, I find it saddening.
In any case, I'm guessing (hoping) that your comment which started this grammar discussion is more the exception than the rule. Don't take too much that's said seriously. It's really just done in good fun, even if it's at your expense just a little. I can't say I fully comprehend the meaning of your last two sentences, but that's okay. No worries. I hope you have a good night, as well.
+1. Is it really that hard to put a logical sentence together?
I was thinking more along the lines of Tolstoy with the Vladimir reference
One is a DL/LB and the other is a LB/S. Given the situation you'll have one or the other. This obviously allows many different looks from a scheme perspective.
Here's a recent espn article about the new scheme
Hybrids are good because there are a lot of "tweeners" out there. Also, the evolution to the spread option, along with more use of spread formations from pro set offenses, is causing defenses to similarly evolve to keep up with them.
As many traditional offensive roles are being blurred, they are making some defensive roles obsolete in many cases. For example, how big does your Sam need to be if the guy blocking him weighs 180, the QB he may be chasing runs a 4.5, and he may have to drop into coverage?
The old adage is that no matter how offenses evolve, "defenses always catch up." The DC's are definitely on the clock now. It should be interesting watching what teams do the next few years, especially UM. I think there will still be room for the traditional roles in some situations, but that defenses are going to have to get smaller and faster overall as the spread becomes even more popular. As much trouble as Carr's defenses had against spread offenses and/or mobile QB's, I am all for any defense GERG can come up with that can stop them.