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|8 weeks 6 days ago||Stoops||
Bob's track record here isn't as sterling as you might believe. See...Doral Green-Beckham...see Dede Westbrook..see Dusty Dvoracek.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||So, if he's in the NFL||
And he gets banged up a bit, can he dodge the game because he must "protect his body for future seasons and earnings"?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||It's " pining for the||
It's " pining for the fjords"...It is a Norwegian Blue parrott after all.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I think one of the goals of these heavy formations was..||
To see if Michigan would remove Peppers for Furbush against these kinds of formations...pretty nice strategy actually. Peppers does have a hard time dealing with linemen in tight areas...since he's giving up 100 pounds.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan 31-Spartoons 13||
Irish Setter Rescue of North Texas
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Elite high school shot||
Elite high school shot generally gets over the 50' mark.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||You actually had two 41-10||
You actually had two 41-10 guesses on the score, because I was one of them. However, I picked that score after Don (though I was unaware of his) and so will officially withdraw mine. I will also make Don's donation to the Humane Society, if you will pick up the other.
Edit: You can reach me at [email protected]
|17 weeks 6 days ago||41-10 Michigan||
Irish Setter Rescue of North Texas
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Braden||
That first video play of Braden/Cole is not on Braden. TE gets owned to the inside..which must not happen, and forces RB to move from A gap to backside. Blocks are all set up for TE side A gap run. TE cannot allow inside penetration on this play.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||White 1967 SS, 396 325hp.||
White 1967 SS, 396 325hp. four speed. Sold it to buy a Monte Carlo as well..mine was a 79' Monte. My mom begged me to keep the Chevelle, but I wouldn't listen. Man was I dumb.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Say it with me.....||
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Fantastic news. There should||
Fantastic news. There should be Muppetts on the front page IMHO.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Got mine Saturday in Oklahoma||
Got mine Saturday in Oklahoma
|2 years 27 weeks ago||It didn't come sweepin' down the plains||
Nothing in Oklahoma
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Can I get a Witness!!!!||
Amen...preach on brother.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||It is consistently happening.||
It is consistently happening. It has been the hallmark of defensive schemes this entire year with few exceptions.
Again..on most occassions, if we have TE and a normal OL set up and a full back, we have seven blockers...defense generally puts 8 people in run support. If we use FB and OL..defense puts seven in the box. This is a sure sign that teams don't respect our passing game, and are not going to let us run the ball unless we demonstrate that we can beat them throwing 35 times a game.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I don't want Borges to be fired.||
I do want Al to adapt. Realize that your offense has to fit your personell and that he has to make some concessions and perhaps do some things he doesn't want to do. Or, replace Gardner and start grooming Morris now. I don't think Gardner ever makes the transition to West Coast QB and will always tend to be turnover prone.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||IMHO this is The Problem||
Running into a stacked box time and again. Every team we have faced this year has consistenlty put one more in the box than we can block. When you have "youth" in the center and guard positions, and two tackle more suited to zone blocking than power things get difficult...because noone dominates a defender and effectively "blocks" the free man.
The answer is a better passing game that forces teams to play honest...or at least play roulette with their defensive alignment.
One of the reasons Bubble Screens are so effective is the effect it has on LB play. They can no longer afford to fast flow to zone run action. If they are being hurt by bubble screens and missed tackles on the outside, they have to factor those plays into their reads, as a zone run left with a backside bubble can really hurt you if your secondary doesn't tackle effectivley.
Borges' reaction to this has been to throw over the top. It has been effective, but hasn't forced teams out of the run heavy defensive look. Gardner turns the ball over too often and it appears to me that the staff isn't exactly confident that his turnover problems won't abate.
To me, the Bubble is a better option, as the throw is simple and fairly safe and won't result in alot of turnover. Funchess should be a mismatch for every db he faces in terms of blocking. Problem is, it's tougher to throw from under center..dictating more shotgun or pistol.
The coaches need to decide what they want with the offensive line. Two tackles who seem suited to zone..guards who seem suited to man/gap/power.
Here's what I would do.
Quit relying on young/poor blocking TEs to get the job done. Run 3 WR sets with Gallon in the slot..Funchess and Chesson as WR. Pull guys out of the box this way. Simplify the reads for your struggling OL.
Reinsert the smaller/quicker Miller at center. Put Glasgow at LG. Replace Kalis (I don't think his zone blocking technique is very good..he turns his shoulders too much and doesn't have a good lateral step). Problem is with who? I don't like Bryant as a zone blocking guy. Can Bosch, Dawson or Samuelson handle it? I think we're about to find out.
More pistol less under center. I don't like Gardner with his back turned to the LOS. Go with more zone running until you have tackles physical enough to dominate the LOS..especially on the right side. I like Schofield, but not as a power run blocker.
JOB #1...back the defense up out of your face...by scoring points and making it not worth their trouble.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||IMHO, the problem with the||
IMHO, the problem with the run is, the shjift of ND's DL confuses our OL..Barnum and Mealer should have combo'd the NT...Barnum should have slid off to the LB on his side, while Mealer gets Nix under control.
Denard should option off the DT.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||very simply, the offense he||
very simply, the offense he is being asked to run. Denard is a runner who can throw...not a thrower who can run, and Borges needs to get comfortable with that concept....and frankly, so does Denard.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||In other alignments, AF would||
In other alignments, AF would "crack back" on Kovacs with the SE and put our CB in the same situation. The corners played very soft and had 12-15 yards of ground to make up when the ball was pitched.
We didn't attempt to hide our pitch responsibility in this game at all it appeared to me. I was very surprised we didn't play some press man on the corners..and attempt to "fire" a corner into the pitch from time to time and keep them off balance.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I humbly suggest the following RAWK changes||
AC/DC.....how about "IF You Want Blood ..rarely played and rocks as hard as any AC/DC song out there.
For local flavor, why not the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent. Cat Scratch Fever is way overplayed....Stranglehold is too damn long....how about something like "Snakeskin Cowboys".
A nice Who alternate might be the live version of Eminence Front or even Won't Get Fooled Again...or reach out a little further for Slip Kid.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I agree with much of what you||
I agree with much of what you said. I'm not surprised that the Grad assistant didn't break things up and escort the kid out of there. The shock of seeing something like this go on, is enough to make you behave in ways you never thought you would.
What I am surprised about, is that after being able to think and reflect..and that persons of more advanced age and presumably more maturity who did not witness the act..didn't take this thing on.
When given enough time to reflect on things, someone should have thought of the kids and the future harm Sandusky might do and put an end to this by calling the police or DHS and reporting it. That after all this time, no one has, means they put themselves and their wants and desires ahead of the safety of these children.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Your statement about Joe Pa calling the police...||
If Paterno called the Police or DHS and they failed to do what needed to be done, then I absolutely would have a different opinion of Paterno. At that point, the onus is on the authorities and they must do what is required.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||*Tip of the hat*||
To Tom VH.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I have new for Mr. Bates.||
Every company in America (and elsewhere for that matter) has been built on the backs of it's "Labor" force..many of whom are often "exploited" by the companies they work for.
People go to work every day in low paying jobs making the wealthy wealthier. Is this really shocking to anyone? Those folks handing you coffee out the window of your local McDonalds probably wish they were making better money too..and were not be exploited by the McDonalds Corp..many of those people had little or no opporunity to better themselves while they slave away for a rich and powerful corporation.
The NCAA attempts to make sure these players have an opportunity to get a college degree that can provide a better life for the thousands of players who don't make it to the NFL level..no one gives a chance like that to a Sonic car hop.
Last I knew, college football players were free to chase tail..attend parties..get smashed etc. just like the rest of college attendees. I see very little that is being denied most of these players.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Just something to think about.||
Some people love to discuss the "Athletes make money for their university" issue and rightly so I think.
No one every discusses the "Cheating athletes/coaches costing their university" issue. So, while Webber helped make Michigan tons of cash, his actions then cost them tons of cash as well.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Agree with the Lifeson||
Agree with the Lifeson comment..always loved "The Trees", "Digital Man" and "Subdivisions".
Big Mark Knopfler fan as well..."Down by the Waterline" is a personal favorite.
Zeppelin..."Over the Hills and Far Away"...wish I was good enough to play the accoustic intro.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||The only knock against the||
The only knock against the 3-3-5, is the replacement of an OLB, with a tweener safety who might have difficulty holding up against the run. Also, it's a little harder to adjust to a two tight end set.
Our problem with the 3-3-5 is that our players don't understand it, aren't fundamentally sound within the scheme and lack sufficient depth and in some cases, don't fit the scheme very well.
One of the only problems I have with Rich, is not deciding this is what he wanted, and getting players recruited to the scheme earlier..thus avoiding our depth issues.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||If....||
Also, if appears to me that Avery is expecting Mouton to fill the Backside A..so that he can fill the Backside B gap.