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|12 hours 51 min ago||Ray is prone to grand, dramatic statements. If||
Ray is prone to grand, dramatic statements. If you dismiss those, his analysis is pretty spot-on. He was very critical if the team at times last year, and early on said they were mediocre (even before ND).
I don't think this means anything re. the other RBs. It's been a long offseason for the analysts as well, need a couple overstatement to get them through to the first week of practice
|2 days 23 hours ago||this is overstated. the gif is a great block, and||
this is overstated. the gif is a great block, and he's made some nice blocks and some other special teams plays in his time here. But he's also missed a ton of blocks, or at least he did last year. Going into last year the narrative was "should be good and if nothing else really good blocking", and it stuck. But didn't really pan out, needs to improve his blocking along with route running this year.
|2 days 23 hours ago||this is a new and impressive missive brought back||
this is a new and impressive missive brought back from Imagination Land. I'm sure RichRod has won many titles for you there over the last several years.
|2 days 23 hours ago||you miss the point, and apologies for being so||
you miss the point, and apologies for being so blunt, but I belive that evinces how little you know about leadership. CEO has a CFO, they do good work together, CEO moves to a bigger company. Can't have my CFO? Well then I'm going to suck for three years. That's a worthless CEO. You're not allowed that type of excuse.
|3 days 7 min ago||how about his 3rd year, when he not only changed||
how about his 3rd year, when he not only changed the positions of several of his defensive players during the bye week before PSU, but once again changed the entire scheme? Resulting total confusion and gingerpocalypse was an obvious outcome. Somehow I kept believing in the guy through the bowl game, when his players quit on him. He was terrible, terrible at Michigan.
|3 days 13 hours ago||this matters not even a little. As a leader of||
this matters not even a little. As a leader of anything, you're not allowed to say "I couldn't have my first choice, that's why I failed." Even though the normally sensible proprietors of this site promote this theory, you've got to let it go. RR was alone responsible for his awful defense, full stop.
He was terrible here, the faults are too numerous to rehash. He was great at WV and has been great at Arizona, neither of which erase the fact that he was awful at Michigan.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I know he's won a national||
I know he's won a national title, but could you reallY trust your kid to someone who allows himself to go by "Jimbo"?
|4 days 4 hours ago||It's a long time to signing||
It's a long time to signing day fellas
|4 days 6 hours ago||it is a good barometer of the will and desire for||
it is a good barometer of the will and desire for reason of the American male. There's been a lot to be optimistic about recently, with the gay marriage ruling the most pronounced. I never despised those opposed to this, given it's something that's been taboo in most cultures for the entirety of human history. Overcoming that takes time, not ridicule. But over the last two decades and certainly within the last 5 years the approach has been reasoned argument: "that's not natural!" was met with scientific data that shows this prominent throughout nature; "you may as well let a man marry a dog!" or "40 year old marry a 9 year old" were met with reasoned arguments as to why these things certainly weren't the same thing; people recognized they had loved ones who were gay; finally all that was left was religion, and in the west that's not enough. Yes long overdue, but reason finally won over not-reason. I see arguments on reddit, and yes I'm sure everyone here hates reddit, but I see educated people bringing facts and sound analysis and a lot of hot takes dismissed. This blog isn't a bad example of what I'm talking about on many topics. I'm hopeful that reason is the future with a more educated population and intolerance of demogoguery. But humans have have fallen away from that before - the Persians and Greeks and Romans probably thought they were there as well.
Too dramatic for this issue? Probably. But there are clear-cut issues here that popular culture has dealt with in the recent past, there's plenty to allow the majority to object to the case's handling: the evidence against Brady is circumstantial and weak; the science, where there is any, is inconclusive or supports him; there are chain of custody issues; you have other QBs in the league admitting to over/under inflated prerences; the established fine, even if found with wrongdoing, is $25,000. The case is weak, the only way out for Godell is to rely on the lowest common denominator implication of "if he didn't have anything to hide, he'd have given up his cell phone." This is the silly 'if you're not guilty then why not let the cops search your car' argument we all moved past in high school. It's shameful and Godell should be roasted by every blogger and, yes, reason-lover on the Internet.
|4 days 12 hours ago||this is also a battle between continued lowest||
this is also a battle between continued lowest common denominator thinking and what's hopefully a more reasoned national consciousness going forward. It's worth the fight on that front alone. Foolish pundits across the country responded to the NFL's decision with something along the lines of "well not providing the cell phone makes me think he did it". This is asshole thinking, dumbed down, regardless of how one feels about Brady. Not surrendering the phone is evidence of exactly nothing, and to the extent the national debate hasn't yet recognized that, we're all worse off.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I won't watch a Patriots game until he returns.||
I won't watch a Patriots game until he returns. Boycott should be absolute from M and Patriots fans
|5 days 11 hours ago||the Heisman talk really needs to stop. If Peppers||
the Heisman talk really needs to stop. If Peppers were were to be any level of all-B1G this year - first team, second team, honorable mention - it would be an outstanding achievement and great boon to the defense.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Hell yes the return of the Drakes. Watched||
Hell yes the return of the Drakes. Watched Maryland game on DVR (do you remember the roughing the kicker penalty that turned 3 pts into 7, or the dropped passes / terrible throws on simple out patterns on 3rd/4th down (including Canteen's drop in the end zone, turning 7 points into 3), or the Dever-tipped pass that dropped right into Likely's hands returned inside the 5, or the missed 39-yard FG by Wile, all in addition to the Norfleet return being called back?), and Drake was easily our best back.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Marcus Ray had some really positive things to say||
Marcus Ray had some really positive things to say about Delano Hill a little while ago on WTKA. Said he impressed most among the DBs in the spring, always making plays. Also will hit people, but wasn't sure if he was the most "cerebral". Last bit is a little worrisome for a safety, but he thought Hill could take the job away from Wilson. Talked about nickel packages, Hill would be out there with Wilson, Peppers to nickel.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Rutgers and Maryland would have been wins with||
Rutgers and Maryland would have been wins with anything other than total incompetence and lack of confidence by the team. OSU was a 7 pt game in the 4th quarter with 5 minutes to go, a 4th and 1 on Michigan's 40 yard line. Ryan almost makes the tackle. Instead it's a TD and another clown show turnover leads to another TD. No Michigan didn't deserve to win and shouldn't have won, but that was the toughest game the Buckeyes played out of their last 4. It WAS a fairly close game.
|1 week 2 days ago||That Leiv Onwuzurike has a||
That Levi Onwuzurike has a pretty funny twitter. It comes up automatically on 247, so no stalk.
Really need a WDE. I agree I think Murphy looks like an SDE.
On a related front, some guy from Men of the Scarlet and Gray just CB'd Donnie Corley to Michigan. Very much an outlier, I'd be curious to what that's even based on. Perhaps Corley could be MSU's "I've had them as the leader but I commit to someone other than them"...?
|1 week 6 days ago||The spreads surprised me as||
The spreads surprised me as well, but I assumed I didn't know enough about what they lost. This is a sobering look, but if accurate (and it appears so based on the other fans comments), I'm glad to have it.
But hey, a win will be that much better. Hopefully the interior DL makes life tough for the QB, and we get some plays from Peppers and Lewis.
|1 week 6 days ago||Is there a link? I did||
Is there a link? I did google, but nothing readily came up
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||the run blocking of the OL wasn't that bad last||
the run blocking of the OL wasn't that bad last year. Really wasn't. The playcalling was incredibly limited because our QB couldn't stop turning the ball over, and a new scheme had to be kept simple. There were plenty of holes to run through, it's just that both Green and Smith lacked the patience or vision to hit them consistently. Brian's done a good job documenting that and it was true. The OSU game wasn't anything special in terms of playcalling, it's just that Johnson found the cracks, had the patience, and accelerated when he needed to, getting most of the yards the OL provided. He missed some holes as well, but was generally very good.
He's by far the best known commodity, but the injury causes doubt.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||glad we rid ourselves of the ladybits to make room||
glad we rid ourselves of the ladybits to make room for this
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Asimov was right, they are||
Asimov was right, they are going to test the shit out of us, and slot us into jobs for life. Remember to keep insisting that your scores were wrong...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He will never do this, will||
He will never do this, will never stay out of the spotlight. He is an agitator by DNA. If things are going OK and he and his team are grinding/working, he'll become uncomfortable with that status quo. He'll blow something up. The Cowherd interview was this exactly - he can't just abide and grind, he needs to be changing/moving.
The odd thing is that pictures of his trip to Paris triggered the article. Those were really pleasant and showed Harbaugh as a just a happy guy. They were the most genuine and least troll-worthy posts I've seen. The fact that these writers used this as their jumping point is evidence that they've been waiting for an opportunity to wade into the Cowherd troll waters on Harbaugh for a little while. Get used to it, going to be a fantastic ride.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He was fantastic, people||
He was fantastic, people forget about him too often. Constantly made plays, always figured out how to beat his man.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure there are 5||
There are a lot of unknowns though. A lot of players could click and be quite good: Kalis, Magnuson, Cole, Braden, Chesson, Canteen, Ways, Khalid Hill, one of Johnson/Isaac/Green.
I think the downside risk is small, with much more potential upside. But in terms of what's proven, there's not much.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It is stunning to me how many||
It is stunning to me how many people have already written Malzone off. He was on campus for about 6 minutes before being thrown into the starting QB competition as a true freshman early enrollee. For much of the spring practice period, rumors kept leaking out about how Malzone looked best and could take the job. This ahead of an Army All-American and an Elite 11 4*/5*. He apparently easily passed the former, and ended up neck and neck with the latter. The spring game comes along, he looks more poised than any true freshman deserves to be. Throws a decent long ball that Ways should have pulled in, instead ends up in Watson's hands as an INT. Scrambles out of trouble and throws a dart to Winovich who looks hopelessly unable to catch anything. Morgan makes a great play on a poor decision by Malzone. Arm isn't the strongest, sure. Throws a screen that Lewis was in the area on and everyone counts that as a pick - it ganed like 12 yards.
All along he looked in command of the huddle, knew the offense, didn't look overly confused, didn't look out of place. Sure Harbaugh said Morris won the day. But I thought it was a great start for an early enrollee QB. Understanding the offense, the defense, and knowing where to go with the football are so much more important thatn arm strength. Malzone seems to have that and poise - he can certainly be the starter here someday.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's contrary to what many||
That's contrary to what many say. I know Sam Webb has repeatedly said Battle committed when he did to step in front of Langford. Michigan had one spot for whoever wanted to commit first, and Battle took it. Webb hinted that Langford was very interested in Michigan and perhaps on the verge of committing, hence the action by Battle.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||At least he didn't wait and||
At least he didn't wait and Tyus up any longer with his decision
|3 weeks 1 day ago||15 minutes a day, 12 times a day, with the caveat||
15 minutes a day, 12 times a day, with the caveat that commitment or actual football minutes will turn the 15 minutes into two hours.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I see that kid as an H-back all day. A very||
I see that kid as an H-back all day. A very dangerous one: ferocious blocker, speed/moves in the flat, ability to slip into the seam and take a ball deep if the D forgets about him.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||According to this article by||
According to this article by 247, Devin Bush was measured at 5'9" at the Opening. Curios if that will affect his rating or recruiting.
Dontavious Jackson was listed as the #2 LB for the day.