Their high school coaches and AAU coaches have probably a better appreciation of Michigan than maybe they had before," Beilein said. "It's a tough balance right now. Tim Hardaway and Trey Burke weren't really high-profile players, nor was Darius Morris, and all were high-profile players. "We're still looking at 'who is the best fit.' "
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|10 hours 5 min ago||You totally missed my point||
Saying if Clowney is a DT, I might make my point? That's fucking dumb since he has to command double team other wise Clowney would eat Lewan for lunch if Borges left him on an island at the edge. There is a reason why Lewan need help from TE and LG to combat Clowney.
Holding his ground does not mean he won the battle. If a DL forces a OL into an uncomfortable situation, he has won the battle. Lewan had trouble on some occasion from his athleticism and power and did not push him around. You don't have to make plays if you won the battle. Look at the impact Clowney made beyond the box score which is basically your argument. He forced Michigan to go away from him and take their chances with other players.
|12 hours 28 min ago||He forced Lewan||
into uncomfortable situation meaning he won the battles. Saying he never won any battles is wrong. Looking at stat line doesn't tell the whole story. Clowney made an impact that wasn't shown in the box score.
|12 hours 29 min ago||Hard to do much when||
Lewan had a lot of help next to him with TE and LG blocking Clowney. On a rare occasion when Clowney had one on one chance with Lewan, he won some battles.
|14 hours 10 min ago||By stalemate||
I mean both won some and lost some. Overall, it wasn't a domination by Lewan like many think he did on that day. Lean won with his competiveness and Clowney won with speed and explosion.
|16 hours 16 min ago||Lewan didn't really own Clowney||
It was basically a stalemate and Lewan had help from TE, FB and LG on most plays.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Still overrated||
as a player given his age and current skills. Not because he's CHARLES WOODSON!
|1 day 9 hours ago||Not sure why the Lions fans want Chuck||
Other than the fact he went to Michigan. He would be a backup safety for the Lions and would come in if Delmas gets hurt. He no longer can play cornerback because of his diminishing speed and athleticism due to his age. He gets away with ton of clutching and holding when he was with Green Bay (GB CB tend to do it a lot but get away with it a ton as well).
Plus the Lions have zero cap space to sign Chuck and he wants a lot of money which is something the Lions don't have. They never really was interested in him anyway.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Meant to say enamored||
Stupid iPad autocorrect
|1 day 10 hours ago||As a Pistons fan||
I don't mind the 8th overall pick. They can still get good players at that spot. Dumars have darted well in 1st round recently but it helps that Monroe, Knight and Drummond fell to his spot.
Anthony Bennett would be a perfect bridge player for Monroe and Drummond as a Lamar Odom type at the 4. He has good size, skills and is a good all around player.
CJ McCollum isn't a bad consolation prize if they don't get Burke but Pistons have a million combo guards on the roster. If Dumars thinks that he can be a PG in the next level, he may be the pick.
Still a chance that either Otto Porter or Victor Oladipo could fall to their spot. You just never know.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Like the Pistons aren't the only one||
Who is enameled with Darko? There's rumor that some preferred Darko over LeBron but definitely Darko over Melo/Wade/Bosh.
|1 day 10 hours ago||You're saying it's a bad thing?||
It netted them Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. Monroe is a mainstay while Drummond would have been #2 overall if there is a redraft.
|2 days 14 hours ago||To be fair,||
CJ had to deal with Reggie Ball which is an equivalent to the triple option offense.
|6 days 8 hours ago||It's probably a way for Crean||
to land Eron Gordon, a 2016 prospect, to come to Indiana to continue the Gordon's legacy at attending Indiana. Michigan is also recruiting him hard as well. He is considered to be one of the top 10-15 prospect in the country in his class.
|6 days 12 hours ago||This is why I don't buy the D1 playoff argument||
from other people saying that it takes class/study time away from the football players. Other sports have it worse than football. Baseball, Softball, Basketball, etc. all have to play in the midweek multiple times.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Titus, Yes. Rolando, No.||
Rolando was overdrafted because he played at Bama. He shouldn't have been drafted at 1st round, not because of off-field concerns, but he is slow and doesn't diagnose plays quickly. He is surrounded with NFL talent that made him look better than he really is.
|1 week 4 days ago||NYJ actually was very good at interior with||
Mangold, Moore, and Slauson in the middle. They were arguably one of the better OL in the NFL.
With Moore and Slauson leaving the NYJ, it leaves the void at both OG spot. BWC have a chance to compete for a starting spot but Willie Conlon, Stephen Peterman are the vets plus they also drafted Brian Winters to be the LG of the future.
The myth that NYJ OL were god-awful is in fact false. It's the offensive skill players that leaves a lot to be desired. They can't make plays or couldn't separate from LB/DB or do something with the ball in their hands.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||None of the revenues, extra money||
would be possible without Bill Martin. People forget that Michigan Athletic Department was bleeding money and Bill Martin was hired to fix the money problem in which he did. Under his watch, they have become profitable and was able to finance for new softball field, baseball field, luxury boxes at the Big House, paved the way for the Davidson's Players development and Crisler Arena renovations. Dave Brandon simply does not need to screw up the money pouring into the Athletic Department.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Most D1 football players||
don't think that way. They want PT and will transfer to get PT even if it's at D2 level. They still have NFL dreams. I know this from interacting with a few players on the team a few years ago. Some are starters and some are backups, but they had NFL aspiration.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Rather have Hyron Edwards||
He may be small but he is one of the quickest player in the country and has that great first step that allows him to blow by defenders with ease.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree that Irvin will play SF/PF||
for Michigan. His game is geared toward SG/SF than SF/PF because of his handles, shooting and ability to guard smaller and quicker players rather than a big, bruising PF. GRIII's game is more of a SF/PF hybrid than SG/SF that Irvin is.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Don't like Pistons prospects in the near future?||
They got a nice building blocks that could compete for the championship. Moose is one of the top 10 C in the league. He has improved steadily since he was a rookie. Andre Drummond is an instant mpact player despite his inexperience and the fact he is only 19. Drummond will be a star and has the potential to be the top C in the league. He is basically impossible to guard as a roll man with his size, strength and freakish athleticism.
Trey Burke would fit in well with the Pistons especially with Drummond on pick and roll. Knight, Stuckey and Bynum aren't long term answer at PG.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't affect Denard.||
Jacksonville drafted him to play RB. They drafted Ace Saunders to play slot WR.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Clowney is a huge favorite to go #1||
But Teddy Bridgewater can make a case for it because he's a franchise type QB. Shredded a strong Florida defense. Was really impressed by Bridgewater
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Louis Nix is the only one who showed up to play||
He dominated Bama OL all by himself and was a load even for Warmack to block one on one. He put Barrett Jones on skates. He is a legit top 15 pick with his combination of size/strength/athleticism.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Warford is a great value pick||
He's an early 2nd rounder who fell to 3rd round due to interior OL runs at 1st round. He's a big guy who can dominate at in-line blocking. Stephen Peterman replacement.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Slay is a very good CB||
He has the speed and is very physical. Can run with WR step for step. Explosive CB.
He has a tendency to give up too much cushion and can be late to diagnose. Huge upside though.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Had an extensive breakdown on Ziggy before the draft||
This is my report on Ziggy:
- Size: 6'5" 270 lbs DE, Protypical DE size
- Outstanding athlete. Showed burst, quickness and outstanding closing speed
- Strength: When he get proper leverage/pad level, he absolutely dominates at POA
- Instinct: For a guy who played such a short amount of time, he has outstanding instincts. Always know what to do which is a great sign as he gain more experience in football
- Run Stuffer: Has size/athleticism/strength/instincts to be an elite run stopper. Ton of tackles and tackle for loss to show for it
- Versatility: Played at DE, DT, NT and OLB at BYU but lined up mostly at 1, 3 and 5 tech at BYU. Very compentent in a lot of things but master of none (except maybe against the run where he showed elite skill set).
- Intelligence: Pick things up quickly in a short span. Blank canvas.
- Experience: He is inexperienced but not raw. Two totally different meanings. He showed good techniques and pick things up quickly.
- Pad Level: He has a tendency to stand straight up off the snap thus losing leverage. Once he learns how to lower his pad level, he'd be nearly unblockable.
- Hand usages: He showed flashes of it, but often hand fight against OL instead of disengage blocks quickly.
- Pass Rush Productivity: 4.5 sacks in his senior season. However, JPP and Aldon Smith also had 4.5 sacks in their final year at college. A cause for concern? Yes, but may not be a big deal considering both are outstanding pass rushers in the NFL.
There is a reason why he is a highly regarded prospect in the NFL circles. He has tools that you cannot teach like size/athleticism/strength/instincts. A classic Boom/Bust prospect. Needs work on pad level/leverage and hand usages. Both are coachable traits. He couldn't have come into a perfect team as a prospect because the Lions have two of the best DL coaches in the league in Kocurek and Washburn, and they have Suh and Fairley to draw OL attention so Ziggy can have freedom to work one on one. As inexperienced Ziggy is as a player, he pick things up quickly and apply it on the field. He gets more freedom at DE in wide 9 scheme where the Lions can tell him to go after the QB which is scary once he figures it all out. I believe that he is closer to a boom prospect than a bust prospect for the reasons I stated above. The Lions had to take the best talent available since the top 3 OTs plus Dion Jordan are gone before #5 overall pick. Despite the perception that he is not ready to start, he is ready to start at Day 1. If the Senior Bowl game is any indication, Lions fans should be extremely happy with the pick. He fills the talent and needs in which the Lions desperately need help at DE especially on pass rush.
Pro Comparison: Bruce Smith
|3 weeks 6 days ago||JPP||
had 4.5 sacks in his last season at USF which is exactly the same as Ziggy. Wait til Ziggy put on Lions uni and you'll be singing a different tune.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Simon was a OSU lock||
all the way through. Great college player, but is going to be limited in the NFL due to his size and athleticism. Not athletic enough to play DE, but not big enough to play DT. He is being looked at 3-4 OLB which I'm not sure is his best fit but he would be fine as a run stopping OLB.
Hankins have the talent, but he is inconsistent and there's questions about his motivation (main reason why MSU and Michigan passed on him). He is projected as a 2nd/3rd round pick.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||NU's athletic budget||
is tied with the university budgets. Totally different thing. Michigan Athletic Department must find a way to generate revenue and profits.