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|4 hours 35 min ago||Yeah, and that's why I think||
Yeah, and that's why I think traps are successful these days - because the defensive linemen aren't taught to defend it. There are always ebbs and flows in the game, and one reason Michigan State, Ohio State, and (hopefully) Michigan can have success with these plays is so many defenses face zone runs on such a regular basis. Teams get used to defending zone, so then traps and such work. When teams get used to defending traps, whams, etc., then zones start to work. You see the same thing with defenses going from predominantly 4-3 to predominantly 3-4 and back and forth.
|4 hours 38 min ago||From what I've seen, I don't||
From what I've seen, I don't see much upside in putting him at tight end. He doesn't have great ball skills, and he's not very big right now. I think it would be best to put him on defense and special teams. He was a good offensive player in high school, but he was basically a wildcat quarterback.
|5 hours 5 min ago||I think Khalid Hill is||
I think Khalid Hill is probably best suited for it, even though he's coming off the ACL tear. Henry Poggi might be able to do it, too. Otherwise, maybe Kerridge with Houma in the backfield.
|5 hours 6 min ago||I don't agree that one man||
I don't agree that one man has to take himself out of the play. Good defensive linemen can squeeze the hole when they see their guy pulling. I've also seen defensive tackles get in the hip pocket of the puller and make the play in the backfield if the back block doesn't get there in time.
All that being said, I like trap plays. The way to beat zone runs is by getting penetration, and the way to make penetration hurt is by trapping the penetrators. It's a good idea to have some traps in your arsenal if you are also running the zone.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I agree on Henson,||
I agree on Henson, begrudgingly. If he had stuck with football, he probably would have been a 1st round pick, if not top ten overall. The three quarterbacks taken in the first round of that 2002 NFL Draft were David Carr (#1, Texans), Joey Harrington (#3, Lions), and Patrick Ramsey (#32, Redskins). At the very least, Henson would have been picked in place of Ramsey.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I personally don't think||
I personally don't think Christian Pace or Justice Hayes would be difference-makers in any way, shape, or form. And Hayes definitely doesn't seem to fit the mold of a Harbaugh running back. Meh.
Give me anyone back for this year, and it's Countess. Whether he plays nickel, returns kicks, backs up at corner, etc., he could have done something. I know people fuss about him being limited in man coverage, but it's not an accident that he made 6 picks in 2013. Those guys don't grow on trees. That was tied for the third-best total in school history (Tom Curtis had 10, Charles Woodson had 8). Good coaches work with what they have, and I think Harbaugh/Durkin could have found a role for Countess.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Three years later, this post||
Three years later, this post gets a shoutout on Eleven Warriors...
|2 days 1 hour ago||Ken Griffey, Jr. Jim||
Ken Griffey, Jr.
|2 days 3 hours ago||LOL. Do you think if we||
LOL. Do you think if we looked at it from the Muslim side, the Muslim "soldiers" or "fighters" or whatever would be saying "Aw, shucks. The guy I'm about to shoot is probably a really nice guy and I'm very sad that I must now pull a trigger and put a bullet through his brain. I am having a very bad day but I simply must do this to a great man."? Nope. Anybody who's in a war thinks the people on the other side are f****** a******* who deserve to die. Heck, Michigan players probably think that about Ohio State players and vice versa, so of course it's going to happen in war.
Why the hell would anyone be surprised that American soldiers are calling Iraqi fighters "savages"?
|2 days 3 hours ago||"However, if he doesn't||
"However, if he doesn't understand that his position as head football coach at a major public educational institution means that offhand statements and tweets are going to get a level of scrutiny that wasn't the case in S.F., he's going to be constantly making news in ways that having nothing to do with his job responsibilities."
And yet, if he hadn't made that comment, we might not be in the midst of a conversation about a somewhat important topic - not movies, but the topic of free speech, religion, tolerance, etc.
Also, who says he doesn't understand it? I have yet to see anything from Harbaugh saying "Oh, I had no idea it was a big deal." Maybe he WANTED people to talk about it, and maybe he sees his position and his statements as a way to get people talking.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Sarcasm aside, calling||
Sarcasm aside, calling yourself an "academic" while insulting someone else's intelligence is a wee bit self-aggrandizing. Nobody gives a s*** if you're an "academic."
It would be the same as me saying "Your opinion on Greg Mattison's defense means less than mine because I'm a coach and you're not." True? Maybe. Dickish? Absolutely.
Let your opinions speak for themselves. If you have good points, people will agree. If you don't, people will disagree. It's a pretty simple formula.
|2 days 3 hours ago||On the one hand, I'm sure the||
On the one hand, I'm sure the occasional Christian or Jew or Buddhist or Hindu is doing something equally terrifying somewhere in the world.
On the other hand, feelings matter more than dead people. After all, the dead people can't feel anything so who cares, but the living people can feel sad so we have to save the living people's boo-boos on their feelings.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Out of all nationalities, I||
Out of all nationalities, I think Russians get the best deal. They're always shown in the most positive light.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Look, everybody! We've got an||
Look, everybody! We've got an academic here!
Let's all give him our rapt attention so we can learn the truth through his links to Amazon.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I don't see anything wrong||
I don't see anything wrong with being unambiguously proud of Chris Kyle. He enlisted in the armed forces and did his job very well.
Personally, I'm not "proud" of him because I have nothing to do with him. But if others are, I'm not going to argue.
|2 days 4 hours ago||You mean "Saving Private||
You mean "Saving Private Ryan" didn't cause you to go out and shoot 20 Germans? That's just crazy talk.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Yeah, people in leadership||
Yeah, people in leadership positions shouldn't take the lead.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Nope.||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Also in 1903, the first World||
Also in 1903, the first World Series was played between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
I think you can see where this is going.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I thought strong safety would||
I thought strong safety would suit him coming out of high school, but we're set there with Jarrod Wilson. I think he could handle free safety, too. I just don't see him as a quick-twitch guy who can hang with wideouts, and I don't see him as a long and physical guy like Richard Sherman who can push wide receivers around.
|3 days 4 hours ago||He committed on December 17,||
He committed on December 17, 2010. Rodriguez wasn't fired until the beginning of January.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Dang. I thought once people||
Dang. I thought once people hit 40, they were banned from using the internet except to order Metamucil and Bayer aspirin.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Not a game, not a game, not a||
Not a game, not a game, not a game.
We talkin' 'bout practice.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Unfortunately, I don't think||
Unfortunately, I don't think Wayne Lyons is *that* good. I think he will start, and I think he will be fine. But I've always viewed Lyons as probably a better fit as a safety, so I think he'll be playing a little out of position. He might be better in this defense becaus he'll be more physical, but I think Countess is a more talented athlete.
|3 days 4 hours ago||You know what else begins and||
You know what else begins and ends with the same letter?
|3 days 4 hours ago||I root for them to do||
I root for them to do slightly worse than Michigan. That's not working out so well for me. On the one hand, Rodriguez got a raw deal and it would bug me if his whole reputation was tarnished because of what happened at Michigan. On the other hand, I don't want everyone for years and years and years saying Michigan really screwed up by letting Rodriguez go. So I hope he goes 9-3 every year while Michigan goes 10-2 or better.
I agree that Rodriguez's offenses are fun to watch, and I think they're more fun now that he has a solid passing quarterback (Anu Solomon) instead of running backs/wide receivers masquerading as quarterbacks. I enjoyed watching Denard, but sometimes the offense in total was pretty painful to watch.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Arizona is a Nike school, so||
Arizona is a Nike school, so clearly we need to switch to Nike.
|3 days 4 hours ago||One thing I like(d) about||
One thing I like(d) about Lewerke is his running ability, which is pretty solid for a pro-style guy. Being a lacrosse player, I kind of thought Coan would have a little more running ability but he seems to be fairly limited in that aspect.
|3 days 4 hours ago||By the way, I have also||
By the way, I have also thought of WVU as a possible landing spot because Rodriguez's boy Tony Gibson is the defensive coordinator there, although he coaches linebackers (Brian Mitchell is the cornerbacks coach). Cullen Christian followed Gibson to Pitt and then to WVU, so maybe Countess feels connected to Gibson, too.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I think football is probably||
I think football is probably too demanding for lacrosse, especially as a QB.