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|2 hours 16 min ago||Why would you subject any team||
playing on a shit field at Soldier field? Much rather have them play anywhere in the midwest but Solider Field.
|2 days 20 hours ago||The Pistons are fun to watch||
The Pistons are fun to watch and NBA product has improved tremendously that it's quickly becoming one of the popular sport to watch. Tons of ball movement and 3 pt shooting had brought the fans back to the game
|2 days 20 hours ago||Their starting 5 +/- are top||
Their starting 5 +/- are top 5 in the league plus their bench has improved by a ton. I expect them to be a top 4 team in the EC with ease
|2 days 21 hours ago||If it weren't for Reggie||
If it weren't for Reggie Jackson out for 2 months, I would say the Pistons has a good shot of getting #2 seed but now, I say #4 seed
|3 days 4 hours ago||Cover 2 and Tampa 2 aren't||
Cover 2 and Tampa 2 aren't the same type of coverage. Tampa 2 is much closer to cover 3 than cover 2 because MIKE has the middle deep responsibility while the S has the deep 3rd responsibilities.
|3 days 14 hours ago||All of the footwork and techniques||
has to be flipped to the opposite side as well and it's not easy for them to just learn it on the fly especially if they never practiced on the other side.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Switching Magnusson to LT||
why? It's not easy to flip to the other side of the line and expect to do the same thing as the original spot because there's different footwork and techniques that he has to learn on the fly in order to do well. It's like learning how to ride a bike except you'll face a pass rusher who can get to the QB which makes it all that much harder. No matter how much you practice at that spot, you'll always revert back to the old technqiues by instincts alone.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Based on what I'm hearing||
they're looking at him at both LB and in the box SS. Peppers success in the NFL would depend on the DC who has to be creative in utilizing him to fully realize his potential. He's a hybrid space player on defense who can defend against the ever growing spread offense with 3 WRs or RBs who can catch out of the backfield.
As of now, they have him at top 15 grade which is the highest possible grade from the scouts. They mentioned that he's what Myles Jack that team project him to be because Peppers actually does a lot more LB stuff than Myles Jack when he was at UCLA. The only reason why Myles Jack dropped to 2nd round is he got a big time medical red flag on his knee at the combine.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Well actually||
Coaches don't care for the fun new stuff that isn't part of the core base of the offense. They concentrate on stopping their core base while preparing for any possible wrinkles. The new stuff Harbaugh brought in are mostly aren't part of the core base.
Harbaugh does a great job of putting up a lot of window dressing with formations and motions before running his base plays. That's what screws defense more than the fun new stuff.
|5 days 3 hours ago||lol||
you are 100% wrong if you think the scouts consider tape the least important tools in evaluation. Tape is #1 and I know this because I know a couple who are NFL scouts and this is their words. They would get fired if they don't consider game tape in their evaluations.
The scouts don't make the decisions, the GM and sometimes the head coach makes the final decision on who they want to draft. There are several instances where they override scout's opinions in favor of who they like in way less time to prep.
What they told me has been pretty damn good because who they said are overrated are dead on and who they said are underrated are dead on as well. They are right way more than they're wrong.
I used to work in the NFL for a year and got to see it firsthand. Most of the time, scouts are fucking good at their jobs. When a team makes a bad pick, it's usually because the GM ignored scout's recommendations because they like a player.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Thing is NFL scouts||
take account heavily into how they play in college. If they play bad like you say he did, he would not get graded as a 2nd rounder. You play well in college, you get a much more favorable grade in college. Bad tape would mean that they have zero chance of being a 1st/2nd round pick. Montae Nicholson does not have bad tape this season. If you're talking about last season, I would've agreed with you but he played at a high level so I disagree with you.
|6 days 33 min ago||Actually NFL scouts thought||
Actually NFL scouts thought he played really well but the rest of the secondary are awful. If he played bad, he wouldn't been talked up as a 2nd round pick. That's their grade, not draft projection.
Their quote to me "he can start for a NFL team who needs help at S. He has vastly improved from last season where he was awful in coverage awareness. He's probably a 3rd best S in the draft class and that's a huge improvement from where I had him at 6th round draft grade due to athleticism to 2nd round grade which is a starter grade."
|6 days 36 min ago||That's not even close to what you think||
they're scouting for. They take account into everything but you have to be athletic to be successful. If people really think Nicholson has been bad at reading route tree and offense, they're wrong.
To put in in Madden terms, his AWR is in the 80s and is the only one beside McDowell playing well on defense. Everybody else has been bad or inexperienced. Nicholson and McDowell are the only two who have day 1/2 draftable grade by the NFL scouts.
They ding on players if they don't know the hell they're doing.
|6 days 2 hours ago||In what ways do you think||
In what ways do you think he's playing bad? If he's playing bad like you said, he would not be considered at day 2. You don't get drafted if you play bad
|6 days 2 hours ago||I perfectly understand what||
I perfectly understand what they're saying and they said he played really well this year and raised his stock from 6th round to 2nd round due to his strong play
|6 days 3 hours ago||Lovie Smith has moved away||
Lovie Smith has moved away from Cover 2 and has played more cover 3 with cover 3 sprinkled in. QBs has gotten too good to exploit the cover 2 holes that he almost went away from it.
|6 days 3 hours ago||For reference, they have||
For reference, they have already got 5 games this year and they said he's basically been trying to cover up CB's mistakes that it makes him look worse than it really is and the QBs aren't throwing to his area bc of his closing speed, range and hitting ability. They said he's basically built like a brick wall and has the athleticism to boot.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I agree||
Conley has been exceptional this year and is considered to be a 1st/2nd round pick. He's better than Eli Apple who went top 10
|6 days 4 hours ago||Well actually on #4||
Montae Nicholson actually is playing well this year and has been one of the better S in the conference and the country. Malik Hooker has been the best in the country and is being looked at as a top 15-20 pick. NFL scouts are really high on Montae Nicholson and thought he significantly improved his play from last season that they're looking at him as a 2nd round pick or 3rd round pick at worst.
|1 week 22 hours ago||I know that with 100% certainity that Fleck||
isn't taking Purdue job. He'll get better job offers and will be picky about it.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Actually it's not||
word is PJ Fleck is the 2nd best realisitic candidate among Power 5 schools. He's a hot candidate and I know some have reached out to him already.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yup||
Starting LT, Jared Veldheer. He starts for the Arizona Cardinals.
|1 week 3 days ago||OSU over Wisconsin 42-3.||
OSU over Wisconsin 42-3.
|1 week 3 days ago||Outbid in money? Tall order||
Outbid in money? Tall order considering NFL has more money. It's the love of Michigan that is the deciding factor for Harbaugh.
|1 week 3 days ago||SDSU already lost a game to a bad team so they're out||
SDSU already lost a game to a bad team so they're out
|1 week 3 days ago||WMU has two NFL prospects||
on the team in QB, Zach Terrell, and WR, Corey Davis. Corey Davis is the best of the two and is a potential 1st round pick. NFL scouts said he would've been the first WR taken in the 2016 draft had he declared for the draft.
They do have some talent and PJ Fleck quietly has been a hot name among power 5 schools. He's getting a lot of interests from the schools inquiring about his availabilty after this season.
|1 week 5 days ago||FWIW, NFL scouts are already scouting||
him. They don't scout Juniors unless they have words that they're going to declare for the draft. Jabrill is a 1st round pick lock unless medical testing fails him at combine.
|1 week 5 days ago||The secondary is going to be a huge question mark||
plus the loss of Jabrill will make a huge impact on the opposing teams' ability to attack the overhang defender without fearing Jabrill blowing up the play with his athleticism.
|1 week 5 days ago||Michigan OL||
is in deep doo-doo if they have two true freshmen starting from day 1.
|1 week 6 days ago||Didn't Brandon Gibbons get||
Didn't Brandon Gibbons get kicked out for the very same sexual assault and it took Michigan a while to let him go?