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|1 day 12 hours ago||Fuck Eli Apple.||
Fuck Eli Apple.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Taco possibly to Dallas,||
Taco possibly to Dallas, Seattle, or Green Bay. Would be great to see him with any of these franchises.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Nevermind - Seahawks traded||
Nevermind - Seahawks traded to Falcons
|1 day 12 hours ago||Taco to the Seahawks? Read||
Taco to the Seahawks? Read somewhere they were looking for a hybrid pass rush guy. Would be nice to see him in the first round.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree that this IS the||
I agree that this IS the place to discuss and debate sports. I've enjoyed reading (some) people's opinions on Peters vs Speight. I think for me it comes down to this -
2014 Wilton Speight - #22 pro style QB, #453 overall
2013 John O'Korn - #32 pro style QB, #635 overall
2016 Brandon Peters - #6 pro style QB, #61 overall
Last year I watched highlight tape of O'Korn and got hyped up. I was on the O'Korn hype train. Who is this Wilton Speight kid? There was no tape to watch for Speight, so there were only crumbs coming in from practice. You had to take the word of the source at face value, and even then when the first game came around - it still wasn't 100% confirmed that Speight would be your started. (It was probably 95% confirmed based on the insider reports and was only going to be O'Korn if something really weird happened.) I kind of shrugged and said well this kid must be good because Harbaugh(!) and that O'Korn kid sure has a fancy tape playing real live college football. Let's do this.
As the season went on, there were some really great moments for Speight and some not so great moments for Speight. Analysis was done on this blog checking to see if he was good, great, just okay, or bad. It turned out that up to October he was like a B+ type QB. #17 out of 66 P5 quarterbacks. Tried to find the link to the post, but no luck. I did find this comparing him to the Michigan great quarterbacks though after six games in...
Then by early November we started to see things like this from Brian...
Summary: Wilton Speight is Joe Flacco poetic or something. People were starting to think that maybe this guy could keep improving and we'd have a shot at winning in the playoffs. Playoffs?
November 12th Speight was horrid versus Iowa with barely more than 100 yards, Doom was the theme and the party hats were put back away.
November 14th it was announced he was out with a shoulder injury. It was reported that he would be out for the regular season. Some people thought, you know what - that O'Korn kid has a spectacular tape from playing real live college football and I'd bet he could have thrown for at least 250 on that stupid Iowa team. Let's do this!
We got to see John O'Korn at home versus Indiana and it was clear why he did NOT get the starting job. It was Yakety Sax out there with him running full speed away from the line of scrimmage with his back turned to the people chasing him. A QB he did not look like. If not for De'Veon Smith putting the team on his back before the snowstorm broke out, putting us up by enough that IU would not be able to see or play anything resembling football for the remainder of the game, I dunno man - we could have easily lost to Indiana.
So then we trotted out Speight versus Ohio State with 243 lbs of gauze wrapped on his shoudler because that is better than - whatever that was last week versus IU at quarterback. Should have won that damn game and aside from the image of the extra wrapped shoulder we all got to see him fumble right at the goal line.
Florida State was a decent performance considering he was under pressure as soon as his hands touched the ball. The theme there though was the same theme that caused people to even run analysis and question why he was our starter or if he should be our starter - he missed game winning passes by miles and miles. Did it at Iowa. Had the ball in his hands versus Florida State at the end of the game too. Smith was blindingly open and Speight didn't see him.
Fearless leader had this to say in his First Look 2017..
Probably Wilton Speight. Speight's 2016 did not have the clear takeoff narrative that Jake Rudock did. He was great for a couple games early, then bad, then indifferent, then awesome after the bye week until he turned into a pumpkin a third of the way through Iowa. He was terrific against Ohio State despite an injury that seemed to prevent him from throwing it downfield whatsoever... except for two turnovers 100% on him that lost the game. He gets an incomplete for the Orange Bowl since every time he dropped back he was beset by hounds instantly.
It would be much easier to draw an upward arrow if he'd packed the bad stuff in early and then got a lot better; unfortunately that is not the case. I'm still a Speight optimist for three reasons:
1. Harbaugh. This should be self-explanatory but if you need a refresher here's the QB season preview.
2. Speight seems to have the hardest thing down: pocket presence. His ability to turn garbage into first downs is exceptional for a guy his size.
3. His good periods came after an opportunity to take a breather and focus on the things Harbaugh was coaching him to do. Speight was hot at the beginning of the season, after the bye, and after he missed the Indiana game. As we go along here he should be more that guy than the one who forgot and reverted to high school/Borges stuff when the heat got turned up.
To the author of this post...
There was always just that something about Speight that couldn't be explained away by stats and advanced metrics. It was just what you saw with your eyes and experienced as a fan. So you'd come here and talk about it. Sure if this or that had happened it would have changed the outcome, but discussing some of those things gone different leads to some interesting discussions that go deeper than you're giving them credit for.
As per Peters, it's hard not to get excited for what he did on Saturday. I don't think anyone here is out to rewrite history or the such. I think it allows us to revisit our journey as fans and to reflect on how we feel based on those experiences.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Great post!||
This super secret height information has let me see that Wisconsin is fucked this year. Of the 15 players listed as OL, only 6 of them are short enough to be a guard or a center! Plus of those guys 4 of them are 6'5" tall. If those guys grow another inch, then Wisconsin will only have 2 players on their roster eligible to play on the interior. They are so screwed LOLOL
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I want to watch him tell||
I want to watch him tell Walton and Irvin this. I so much want this.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Dillon Brooks almost died||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ugly Uniforms?||
Notre Dame says "Hold my beer..."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe a stretch to say one of||
Maybe a stretch to say one of the best - Kenpom has him as the #100 OR% and #161 DR%. Compare that to Mangok Mathiang from Louisville, who is the #38 OR% and #363 DR%. Think of a poor man's Ethan Happ, #39 OR% and #34 DR%.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Oregon - UCLA Highlights|
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Probably not a bad idea -||
Probably not a bad idea - Brooks draws an average of 5.4 fouls per 40 but also commits 4.5 per 40.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yes it is - but the||
Yes it is - but the basketball "Championship" they won in 1939 was against Ohio State, so maybe they get some credit there. Anyways, they've been pretty much irrelevant for the better part of 80 years.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Good...||
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||You are correct, comrade. We||
You are correct, comrade. We all won yesterday!
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||As long as we have our spy in||
As long as we have our spy in place - we're good to go!
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||I agree. Team didn't want to||
I agree. Team didn't want to wait for another start time for Illinois. We seem to like this noon game thing.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||You win. I lose.||
You win. I lose.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Oh really?||
Here's your comments from 8 weeks ago.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||KenPom agrees with this||
I could label the bracket below but I think you can guess which is Michigan offense and which is Michigan defense.
All you have to do to beat Michigan is to take the ball inside and watch them miss three pointers.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Not the early years||
My frustration with Beilein is that he missed the tournament in his 8th year as head coach. It certainly looks like he will miss the tournament in his 10th year as head coach as well. That far in his tenure and he will have made the tournament once in the last three years.
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||I still point to the Iowa||
I still point to the Iowa game as the game that changed the Big 10. We'd have been a 1 loss team with an overtime loss to OSU as our only loss, had we won at Iowa. OSU would have gone to the Big 10 championship game if that had happened. Had OSU won vs Wisconsin, then our only loss would have been to the Big 10 champion at home in overtime. We'd have gone to the playoffs in that scenario. Coulda shoulda woulda....
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Well...mgoblog.com||
Loads slower than 81% of websites. A majority of visitors are educated. A majority of visitors use it during work. Ranked #5,943 by Alexa. Other sites for your interest -
Best Western - #4,147
State Farm - #5,001
MLive - #5,194
Avon - #5,357
It works as well as you would expect for a free to click, free to use app. The content is far and away better than any of the websites listed above. The user experience is not the best. This is however a capped market for mgoblog when you look at potential growth. So if investments are going to keeping the information in my hands, I'll put up with delays and its quirky disfunctionality.
I'm not going to stop using the mgoblog Amazon link and will most certainly not block ads. I do not like the official app compared to the HD version, but it won't stop me from visiting the website and using the app. I still want the content because I'm a whore.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||http://www.mgoblue.com/sports||
It's all right there. He copied the number correctly lol.
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||PeterKilma||
Hello uninformed and ignorant poster - do yourself a favor. Google top 20 LOL players and find their images. Do you see a bunch of fatasses? I'll save you the time if you're too lazy to look for yourself - you won't. There is a pretty wide mix of athletic looking guys, pale faced skinny guys, and some that could stand to lose a few pounds. Your narrative of people that play video games are all fat and lazy is old and tiring. Generalizations will tend to do that though, which is how you've chosen to make your point in this thread. I think you could stand to take some time away from the keyboard and go outside and kick a ball around or something.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Very nice for this group of||
Very nice for this group of men. Seeing Jake Butt where he is makes me sad. I will be cheering for him to get healthy and play well.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||It's pretty much fun to watch||
It's pretty much fun to watch people hang on the words, rumors, and innuendo of 17-18 year old kids. You have to imagine some of these kids eat this stuff up.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||You'll be fine until the||
You'll be fine until the RBCC: OJ Simpson and RBCC: Ray Rice threads start popping up.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||You're going to get a nasty||
You're going to get a nasty note from East German Judge for stealing his thunder.