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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Double post||
Double post - Jabrill is awesome. That is all.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Jabrill is about to be unleashed....video evidence yesterday||
Here is some more board healing.....Jabrill Peppers and his fully functional ACL along with Ty Isaac returning punts.
Makes me think of th Emporer:
Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational (insert word here).....
Word bank: Punt Return, Special Teams, Jabrill Peppers, Battle Station....
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Am I the only one....||
....that thinks you are a total d-bag for that comment? I'm not the most PC person in the world but really? Imagine if we were talking about African Americans with that comment. Would the board be so accepting of that?
Sorry for the rant, just some disappointment with you and the board to some extent for not calling you out.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Based on limited evidence.....||
....namely this blurb from http://www.sportsxchange.com/showcase/draftscout.php?pyid=119888, not sure why he would transfer.....probably would have played a lot in a great system for him. Guessing there are non-football reasons. Good luck to him nonetheless.....
04/13/14 - Tre Roberson watched Nate Sudfeld dazzle Indiana's coaches all spring. It was Roberson's turn Saturday. The junior quarterback ran 65 yards for one touchdown, threw 16 yards on a scramble for another and hooked up with Shane Wynn for completions of 56 and 59 yards, leading the cream past the crimson 24-14 in Saturday's annual spring game. A year ago, the big question was whether Roberson could regain his form after missing most of 2012 with a broken left leg. Having a full offseason to focus on football, rather than rehab, has changed everything. "It helps a lot with helping to be myself," he said. "Last year, I was a little slow in thinking, so it helps out a lot."
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Great detailed description...||
Thanks for your great analysis as always. Always appreciate it!
As with every recruit, there are different opinions and I respect yours.
However, a few different opinions from a few sources though about his arm:
STRENGTHS: Malzone is a pocket passer who will make quick decisions with the football and handle pressure in front of him. Gets to drop point quickly and in balance. Shows the ability to be in balance on the run to get the ball out quickly. ... AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Moves well in the pocket but may not be a threat to extend a lot of plays with his feet. ... BOTTOM LINE: Malzone has good arm strength and accuracy from within the pocket. May need to grow a few inches but could be a Division I prospect in time.
And less "professional" , less reliable reviews (focus on arm strength only):
The last of the elite possibilities is 6'2" 190 pound Alex Malzone of Brother Rice HS in Bloomfield, MI. Coming from the most dominant program in Michigan, he's a winner, but there's more than that. The thing that jumps out the most about him is his arm. The ball absolutely jumps from of his hand effortlessly. That means his mechanics are impressive, too. And that arm strength comes in a 190 pound package. Once he gets bigger and stronger his arm will become even better. The good news for Pitt is that since he's not big, he may not get a lot of big time offers. He already holds offers from seven MAC programs, but bigger programs will offer once they see him throw in person. He did throw at Michigan, and got raves. He is under consideration for a Wolverine offer, and is also being monitored by the likes of Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State. But he did visit Pitt on junior day recently and said it was the best place he's been to.
Alex is a clutch player and rose to the occasion each week against quality competition. Teams knew he was a big time player and they were still unable to slow him down. His poise and confidence in the pocket are qualities that the great quarterbacks possess. His arm strength and accuracy are what is getting him national attention.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Great post....||
I think your comments match what a lot of scouting reports say.
He's not an elite runner and may be on the short side (about 6'1").
But good arm, high football IQ, quick decision maker, prides himself on making good reads, very accurate. Sounds exactly what we have lacked the past couple years although athleticism from our QBs have carried us at times.
MSU seems to have gotten a really good one in Lewerke. Malzone vs. Lewerke would be a heck of match-up in a couple years.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||True...||
But based on Malzone's recent performances at a regional and national level, he is definitely due an upgrade and should trend up. I would be surprised if he wasn't a consensus 4 star by all services by year end.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Which they have done....||
They've sent out quite a few QB offers already, and just watched Malzone throw among others. Like I said, if there is a better option out there that has indicated HIGH interest, terrific. But QB is not the position to extend the evaluation process out for too long. I have a personal preference for the kid but if the staff likes someone better that is close to committing, let's put the full court press on right now.
Sounds like if he is visiting this week, he very well may be their choice. In my non-expert opinion, I think he'll be a terrific QB. Otherwise, this entire thread can be used years down the row as a heaping helping of crow.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Respectfully....||
Waiting is NOT beneficial when it comes to QBs, especially if you have a SOLID option like Malzone who, from what's being said, is a bird in hand....
Even if we fall in love with another QB in a few months, most likely that QB WON'T be an option because he's already committed somewhere else or already has relationships with schools that already offered.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I've got dirt on them....||
My secretly recorded conversation with this "old guard" you talk about:
|31 weeks 1 day ago||TOTALLY wrong.....||
College Football Playoff Semi-final 1/1/2015
College Football Title Game 1/12/2015
So, yeah, 1/13/2015, it will stop.
But then again....4/6/15 NCAA basketball title game....UM will need to repeat so.......
4/7/15, it will stop....
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Jeff Jones? Uh yes please....||
So totally agree, Enwere was dropped for a shot at Jones as it should be. I know some people weren't impressed by his highlights but if you check out his HUDL senior highlights......my word. I thought they were insane (or maybe I am which is possible).
44 TDs and averaged 9 yards a carry. Combined, Damien Harris and Jones combined for 89(!) TDs last year. Yeah, it's HS and different level of competition but damn........
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Better yet.....||
A surgical rocket scientist.......
|51 weeks 5 days ago||1st quarter||
Michigan defense 1
Our O is getting by through superior talent and not execution. Smelling a much better 2nd quarter.....
|1 year 2 days ago||What about Joe Reynolds?||
When I think sleeper, I think walk-on (like Glasgow) or more like former walk-ons like Glasgow and Reynolds. However, a walk-on at a skill position is even more rare.
Just by virtue of lack of depth, you have to think Joe Reynolds is a sleeper.
Decent speed, decent height, might be a deep threat.
Or what about Jeremy Jackson. 6-3, might be a decent red zone target?
OK, I'm streching but playing time equals opportunity and Reynolds and Jackson may get a lot of it this year. Hoke singled both out as having improved and both have apparently looked decent this spring. So, those are my vote(s).
|1 year 3 days ago||Worst part is....||
...he was playing on a one year restricted free agent tender and would have been in line for a nice contract extension from the G-men or in unrestricted free agency after this year.
He is only making around $2M (yeah, only but who knows what his shelf life is) this year so this could cost him dearly.
Here's hoping for a strong recovery and an awesome 2014 season that finally leads to that big pay day.
|1 year 3 days ago||So, we don't have the biggest running back.....||
Meet David Fangupo, Hawaii's newest running back....
Yeah, that's 350 pounds of pure awesome with speed to boot....
Yet, even with great speed for somebody over 100 pounds overweight, I'm guessing he doesn't possess Green's 4.4 (?) speed.
Green will be fine....
|1 year 3 days ago||This!||
Couldn't agree more with Magnus' comment.
Totally ridiculous to base opinions on Green on a listed weight and a couple carries shown on CTK.
I also think Smith could be a stud but I'm still as excited about Green as I was when he committed.
|1 year 3 days ago||Now we know why you're smiling Prescott....||
|1 year 3 days ago||Shane NEEDS to play like no other.....||
But I wouldn't play him unless we have a 3 TD lead with at most 10 minutes to play.
If he is indeed our #2, he needs experience and he needs as many snaps as possible. This season could get ugly if he has to play and doesn't have real snaps under his belt.
|1 year 3 days ago||I agree with those||
who say it's too early. If the season ended now, it's definitely Scherzer, without a question.
The 2011 or 2012 Verlander? No question, it's JV. 2013 Verlander even if you give him some extra credit for long term resume, JV is #2.
And I also agree that he's not a lock for the #2 right now. T
Guess the post-season ERA/WHIP:
4.22 ERA/1.24 WHIP
1.77 ERA/0.98 WHIP
Sanchez is the latter although in fewer starts plus JV was rocked in 2006 as a rookie so the stats are misleading but still.....
|1 year 3 days ago||So, now he could follow in these footsteps....||
(if he moved to the secondary)
Isn't that Berkley Edwards brother on the right?
|1 year 3 days ago||Whoops....||
Sorry about that....brain fart, feels like yesterday with Martin.
So, I take it back, DL - definitely not worse if the only losses are Roh and Campbell.
And yes, slew of young talent might mean we might ACTUALLY have a pass rush.
Thanks for the correction.
|1 year 3 days ago||How awesome is it....||
....when 3 other players (so far) are mentioned as surprises as captain omissions?
Gallon, Gardner, Gordon....
At least 7 potential captains.....nice problem to have.
|1 year 3 days ago||Hmmm....||
Wonder if Devin yielded to Cam Gordon this year being that they were old HS teamates and all knowing this is his team in 2014.
Probably not....just taking a shot in the dark.
This team definitely doesn't have a leadership problem!
|1 year 3 days ago||I guess what matters is....||
.....how do we compare to last year. That really is the only barometer to go off of.
QB - Better. Devin is more experienced and fits the offense. Depth is a concern but could Shane be worse than Bellomy was last year?
RB - Better. Fitz is back. Green/Smith/Rawls/Johnson/Hayes are a much better supporting group.
TE - Better. Funchess and Butt plus a better offense for Funchess.
WR - ???? Who knows. Gallon and Dileo are back. Roundtree and technically Gardner are missing. Reynolds/Chesson/Jackson/Norfleet - depends on their level of improvement
OL - Better Lewan is back, supporting cast is better.
LB - Worse for now. Losing Ryan hurts but he will be back (hopefully). Will he be the same though? Ross will be even better and there is a solid rotation. Once the old Ryan returns, this turns to a "better".
DL - Probably a bit worse. Hard to replace Martin, Roh, and even Campbell. Some freaks out there but unproven. Upside is high.
Secondary - Better. Despite the loss of Kovacs, Countess is back and there are a slew of talented newcomers.
Special Teams - Pretty much the same. A full season of Norfleet at KR/PR will be interesting.
So, yeah, I'm excited for this year. Improved at most positions and most importantly stability at QB within the system could lead to a special year. 2014 could be even better.
|1 year 4 days ago||I'm most excited about...||
...the secondary. That's always been a question other than pass rush and I can't help but think it will be vastly improved. We've he major questions in the secondary the past two seasons but still had decent Ds so I'm anxious to see what the overall D looks like.
Now about that pass rush.....
|1 year 5 days ago||Heavy in the RB space? Another Green weight knock?||Come on man! Green is a beastly photon torpedo of muscle. Fournette, well, if he wants in to the beastly photon torpedo of muscle club, I guess we can let him in.....if he's decent that is.|
|1 year 5 days ago||So we do get....||
...Damon Webb. Just a year later.....
Sounds a lot like Webb to me. And the intangibles sound like they are through the roof on this kid. 2016 with Peppers and Crawford will be special.
|1 year 6 days ago||Bigger, better solution....||
Lets bring back Dan Gibbs, put him at QB. Has the height to see over defenses and won't go down easily. Jared Lorenzen was effective right?
On a related note, why don't hockey teams find the biggest human being they can find, put goalie pads on them, and put them in goal and act as basically an impenetrable wall? Seriously, I never undstood why this doesn't happen unless there is a rule on how big a goalie can be.