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|30 min 31 sec ago||I'm surprised that Hollowell||
I'm surprised that Hollowell has signed somewhere but still no news about Raymon Taylor.
|31 min 13 sec ago||Bold prediction: He doesn't||
Bold prediction: He doesn't stick. Unless you're Matt Cassel, you generally don't go from college backup to NFL player.
|1 hour 18 min ago||Does he get a paycheck for||
Does he get a paycheck for playing football? Yes.
That's my only point.
If you want to argue against someone who thinks Kirk Cousins is great, then look somewhere else. But that person's not me.
|1 hour 19 min ago||Urban Meyer's quarterbacks||
Urban Meyer's quarterbacks have not done a great deal in the NFL. Alex Smith was pretty much a bust until Jim Harbaugh got his hands on him. Tim Tebow had one mediocre season where he led the Broncos to the playoffs, and that's been the peak of his career. I wouldn't be surprised if NFL general managers/coaches look at Cardale Jones and decide to go elsewhere to solve their quarterback woes.
|2 hours 46 min ago||Kirk Cousins has been a||
Kirk Cousins has been a member of the Washington Redskins since 2012.
My conclusion is that he's a pro.
|5 hours 21 min ago||No, he didn't look terrible||
No, he didn't look terrible in the College Football Playoff, but that's not really the point because it wasn't against NFL defenders. Aside from that, I don't really see Cardale Jones being a quality NFL quarterback because (I know, I know) he seems like a system guy. It's roughly the same reason that Tim Tebow hasn't been able to lock down an NFL job.
|8 hours 55 min ago||Well, clearly Rodriguez||
Well, clearly Rodriguez didn't forget how to coach. I'm not sure what your point is.
|9 hours 29 min ago||Okay. Thanks!||
BTW, Raymon Taylor's Twitter account doesn't say anything about signing with the Texans. I would think he would have tweeted about it, but maybe not.
|9 hours 30 min ago||contempt||
I think you meant "content."
|9 hours 40 min ago||I can't find that||
I can't find that anywhere:
|9 hours 44 min ago||Perhaps you should look at||
Perhaps you should look at the two quotes and see if you can figure out the difference. I shouldn't have to do all the work for you.
|10 hours 8 min ago||There's a clear explanation -||
There's a clear explanation - it's me!
|10 hours 56 min ago||Yep. Just like Fitzgerald||
Yep. Just like Fitzgerald Toussaint was last year.
|10 hours 57 min ago||Hey, don't disrespect Gino||
Hey, don't disrespect Gino Guidugli! He just finished playing quarterback in the Arena Football League a few years ago, so clearly he knows all there is to know about coaching running backs.
|11 hours 10 min ago||There's so much wrong with||
There's so much wrong with this...
|11 hours 11 min ago||Also, the third and fourth||
Also, the third and fourth points are fact. They only seem contradictory if you're really trying to weasel out of the truth.
|11 hours 14 min ago||I didn't say it's not an||
I didn't say it's not an accomplishment.
|17 hours 51 min ago||Also, it's Brennen.||
Also, it's Brennen.
|17 hours 53 min ago||If you're a multi-year||
If you're a multi-year starter at Michigan, you're pretty likely to sign an UDFA deal at the very least. I'm a little surprised that there's been no word about Raymon Taylor, who I think has more upside than Beyer.
|17 hours 59 min ago||From what I was hearing in||
From what I was hearing in the spring, when Michigan would go to their nickel package, they were moving Peppers from FS to slot corner and plugging in Thomas at FS. I think that's a bad idea because Thomas is not suited for the free safety position. He ought to be playing down in the box most of the time, blitzing off the edge, etc. I actually liked where Hoke/Mattison were using him as a freshman, although I don't think he should have burned his redshirt that year.
|18 hours 4 min ago||Maybe we should take a poll||
Maybe we should take a poll and see if anybody on here assumed that Gardner was 100% guaranteed to make the roster... I doubt it.
|18 hours 7 min ago||It actually doesn't, though.||
It actually doesn't, though. Vinopal did not excel - he simply became a starter. He was already playing a lot at Michigan when he was a freshman, but he wanted to be closer to home. He didn't do anything special at Pitt, and now he's an UDFA signee. If you think that's some sort of awesome accomplishment and was something he couldn't have done if he had stayed at Michigan, check out Jordan Kovacs (who was at Michigan and latched on with the Dolphins) or Brennen Beyer (who had a very mediocre career but still signed as an UDFA with the Ravens).
I'll give you Furman. He went to Oklahoma State and had a pretty good year in the Big 12.
But then Thomas Rawls went to CMU, averaged 5.25 yards a carry, gained 1100 yards, and scored 10 touchdowns. Those are pretty decent numbers, but they were also in the MAC. There are lots of guys who could go from Power Five conferences and then go put up equivalent numbers in the MAC. Mike Jones went to WMU and had somewhere around 100 tackles, IIRC. Richard Ash went to WMU and had a decent year. Neither one latched on with an NFL team (although Ash still has a chance, I guess, since the draft just ended).
|18 hours 16 min ago||Uhh...what? First of all,||
Uhh...what? First of all, Rawls signed as an undrafted free agent, which is not that great of an accomplishment. Lots of average players sign UDFA deals.
Second, the main reason we haven't been able to run the ball for the past few years is the shoddy play of our offensive line.
Third, running back is one of the most natural positions on the field, perhaps even THE most natural. That's why freshman and rookie running backs step on the field and can have a huge impact immediately.
Fourth, Fred Jackson coached numerous record-setters, high draft picks, etc. The guy didn't forget how to coach, which brings me back to reason #2.
|18 hours 20 min ago||Ummmmm......what? First of||
First of all, Denard's best season was under Rodriguez in 2010. So I'm not sure that anyone would even consider giving Hoke credit for Denard's improvement.
Secondly, Gallon absolutely improved during Hoke's reign. He barely played when Rodriguez was in town. Gallon had a good second half of 2012 with Gardner at quarterback, and then he had a great 2013 season.
And third, if Hoke doesn't get credit for developing guys like Gallon, then he doesn't deserve criticism for not developing guys like Funchess. If your point is that "Players are who they are regardless of the coach," then...well...you're wrong.
|18 hours 24 min ago||I know the word, but I don't||
I know the word, but I don't know what you're getting at...
|18 hours 27 min ago||I'm pretty sure the NFL||
I'm pretty sure the NFL denied his request to pull out of this draft and enter the supplemental draft. That's why they went ahead and "kept him eligible" for this draft, hoping he would get picked.
|20 hours 7 min ago||Yess.||
|20 hours 8 min ago||The Cowboys rejected him for||
The Cowboys rejected him for only having one run-in with the law. The team minimum is three.
|20 hours 28 min ago||Neither are all draftees.||
Neither are all draftees. What's the point of a post like this?
|21 hours 6 min ago||That's why he's third on that||
That's why he's third on that there list I typed...