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|2 days 7 hours ago||Norfleet? But you're right,||
Norfleet? But you're right, not sure how they got to only 6.
Defense seems overcounted, with us having lost Clark, Beyer, Ryan, Taylor and Countess. Clark was dismissed so I guess Ojemudia is technically a returning starter. Morgan was a starter two years ago and he's back, I assume that's the count replacing Ryan. Taylor and Beyer I can't understand.
I'm really not worried about the loss of Beyer, Taylor, or Countess (the exception to the latter is if there's a DB injury, and the loss of some nickel flexibility), but Clark and Ryan will be missed. Though it's possible Morgan makes up for the loss of Ryan's inate athleticism by having better run instincts early in the year and better coverage skills on passing downs.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Need a pass rusher, need someone to step up at WR,||
Need a pass rusher, need someone to step up at WR, need a QB, need a RB who can pass block, need the OL to improve in pass blocking. I agree we'll be very pleasantly surprised with the run game (OL and RBs), TEs, and every defensive position besides SDE/pass rush. But it's still a lot of questions.
|5 days 43 min ago||" If things aren't going well they do have the||
" If things aren't going well they do have the option of moving Peppers to boundary and using Hill as a full-time starter. They clearly do not want to do that."
How does this reconcile with all of the "Hill may be the best player on the team" talk in that open practice thread? Does anyone know where that sentiment comes from - is it just one insider report from one person on 247/Scout/Rivals and it's getting repeated over and over
|5 days 47 min ago||Doesn't this follow the same rule as Rudock at QB?||
Doesn't this follow the same rule as Rudock at QB? Established power 5 starter, lost his job, played a lot of football. Brings a higher floor to the position, if Morris wins out, great, it would mean he's exceeded that floor.
Didn't happen at QB, but under that logic don't we assume Clark and Stribling have exceeded that floor? Doesn't seem like a bad thing to me, and Lyons certainly adds depth.
|6 days 3 hours ago||great, thank you||
great, thank you
|6 days 16 hours ago||I understand that, everyone's seen the assumed||
I understand that, everyone's seen the assumed depth chart before tonight. What I'm asking for the people who attended, did Dawson. start at LG and Bars at RT?
There has been noise that Dawson is running down Braden at LG, and if he started with the 1's tonight it would lend that more credence. If Bars is with the 1's, my first thought would be Mags is banged up
|6 days 16 hours ago||well I'm an eternal optimist, but I don't see what||
well I'm an eternal optimist, but I don't see what the concern is with tonight. Injuries suck, but if Lewis dressed that's at least encouraging. If Harris and Perry really are emerging at WR, that would be an incredible addition to the team's weakest position from out of nowhere. Rudock took the job, great. Godin starting at DT is great news - we assume Hurst has great talent, Godin's pushed himself ahead. That kid can play. We're going to need another contributer with Mone out, looks like Godin's raised his hand. This all seems like good news.
But did I read Dawson was starting at LG, and Bars at RT?
|6 days 16 hours ago||I'd agree with this, could be a good sign||
I'd agree with this, could be a good sign
|6 days 16 hours ago||I'd allow the dubious nature of that assertion||
I'd allow the dubious nature of that assertion color the credibility of the entire post
|6 days 23 hours ago||my goodness that would be a fantastic development||
my goodness that would be a fantastic development
|6 days 23 hours ago||what? Marcus Ray said he was the best DB in the||
what? Marcus Ray said he was the best DB in the spring in his mind, which was a hell of a statement given everything we heard about Peppers. if Hill is better than he and Lewis (and Wilson, for that matter), let alone a guy like Jake Butt, holy crap.
|6 days 23 hours ago||can you give a rationale for this? I genuinely||
can you give a rationale for this? I genuinely don't understand. He was easily the best back we had last year, in my mind. And Harbaugh loves him
|1 week 14 hours ago||I dislike the work Brandon||
I dislike the work Brandon did, he was incompetent and failed and deserved to be fired. I'm glad he's gone. The vitriol here and the assignment of ill intent seems entirely unbalanced, and I see it as unreasonable. I like to attack unreasonable.
I love Brian and his writing, believe he's an immense talent. Just like you. But that doesn't mean I don't point out what I believe to be flaws. I don't read Terry Foster or Drew Sharp, don't listen to Valenti, I can't understand why anyone would. The nonsense they spew is irrelevant to me because I don't respect their work, don't care what they say, and therefore wouldn't try to point out any of their flaws or errors. This is not the case with Brian and many on this blog.
|1 week 15 hours ago||No, I would have said "I||
No, I would have said "I would have loved to talk to Brandon, because it would have made a fantastic interview for the blog, and I could have challenged him on all the things I thought he was doing wrong. It would have been a long discussion."
And the groupthink here is not the disapproval of Brandon, it's the lose-their-shit-for-eight-months nature of the discourse. The demonization, the crazy extension of incompetence and failure into evil intent. The revelry in the failure. It's very reminiscent of the reaction of many to RichRod's firing. I see it as beneath this blog.
|1 week 16 hours ago||There's plenty of that in||
There's plenty of that in this thread, but not in my post. What I'm saying to you above is not an argument, it's a comment that how you've interpreted what I've said is lazy.
And it's ironic that you're upset because you feel I'm trying to discredit you to further my argument. Is your original post to me not a sarcastic attack. You field both a strawman and an ad hominem up there.
|1 week 17 hours ago||You can do better here. In||
You can do better here. In this thread you don't have to, sure, because everybody groupthink. But you can do better.
|1 week 17 hours ago||this is a common buyout||
this is a common buyout package for ADs, it was the package the university agreed to. Your disbelief should be channeled to the amount of money flowing around college athletics, not at Brandon. He wasn't charging the fanbase exorbitant sums to fund his own demise.
|1 week 18 hours ago||This is rational thinking and||
This is rational thinking and not at all mob blog mentality. I'll just continue to be the crazy one here and suggest that Brandon went to Michigan, played football for Bo, was a regent, gave up millions to take the AD job, went to so many athletic events across so many sports (meaning likely 14-16 hour days) that literally an athlete at Michigan could not be found to disparage him even though he'd clearly failed and the media was digging in every corner to find one. "He was a greedy businesspublican who lined his pockets with our money!!" Of course he was. But let's be crazy and consider HE didn't make any more money by bilking the fanbase for every dollar. He was doing it so that he could build world class athletic facilities at the school for all sports, and as soon as possible. In part for his own vanity? Sure. But probably not to fund his consumption of third world children or hammering out the shins of newborn puppies.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I don't think you understand. These men hate each||
I don't think you understand. These men hate each other, it's petty and childish. The grave dancing on Brian's part has gone beyond all rationale limits of his responsibility to tell this story. It's personal, and for those who can't see that, it's only because it's personal for you too. This blog collectively, telling George Bush derp derp jokes 3 years after he's out of office. Your celebratory moment has long passed, the Hackett/Harbaugh era is here. That's the story. It's a really good one if you can leave the bitterness behind.
I'm glad Brandon's gone. When I'm glad someone's gone, I don't normally go on talking about them for months.
|1 week 19 hours ago||but Brandon's statement was completely literal, he||
but Brandon's statement was completely literal, he really believes Brian is similar to a murderer of innocents.
/strokes increase in pace
|1 week 19 hours ago||and Brian says if someone had tried to arrange a||
and Brian says if someone had tried to arrange a meeting with Brandon, he would have said the same thing.
mgoblog: haha, Brandon's soo stupid and childish
logic: but Brian said exactly the same thing
mgoblog: huh? /resumes masterbating on thread
|1 week 19 hours ago||alternate title: Dave Brandon is a terrorist,||
alternate title: Dave Brandon is a terrorist, according to Brian Cook.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't understand why you can't see how your||
I don't understand why you can't see how your moralistic navel gazing is grating. It is this lack of logic and critical thinking that should make you sad.
|1 week 1 day ago||Michigan too, at least some of them. They have||
Michigan too, at least some of them. They have several games down at Wayne State next weekend with some big programs - Cass Tech (Onwenu), Southfield High (Falcon), Orchard Lake St Mary's, De La Salle, even King (Corley, Hill) I believe
|1 week 2 days ago||no. like the rooting for Shane thread below, this||
no. like the rooting for Shane thread below, this is a comment that could have been included in one of many threads on the board. but everyone's descending into the madness of Harbaugh so let's just enjoy it
|1 week 3 days ago||Bars turning into a||
Bars turning into a serviceable back-up would be an outstanding development. I was going to do a write-up on his play during the spring game, looked at every play. He was meh, some good plays, some bad ones... couldn't conclude much.
|1 week 3 days ago||my goodness, +1 for the||
my goodness, +1 for the avatar
|1 week 3 days ago||Which is exactly what Troy||
Which is exactly what Troy is. Unless they're counting the snobbery emitted from Somerset Mall, which itself can make a case for #1.
|1 week 4 days ago||sounds like the internet equivalent of the drunk,||
sounds like the internet equivalent of the drunk, unreasonable trailer park guy explaining on Cops why the other guy in the trailer is really drunk and being unreasonable
|1 week 5 days ago||my goodness that post is||
my goodness that post is hilarious in its absolute level of wrongness