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|20 hours 3 min ago||I have more trust in JB than Hoke||
when it comes to players development. JB has shown that he can develop players. They're true freshmen throw into the fire plus returning players have to figure out their new roles as well.
I expect Michigan to be much better in March rather than today. To see the improvement thus far this season is encouraging.
|20 hours 45 min ago||Whereas NBA||
said it's okay to catch and shoot at .3 sec left aka Derek Fisher rule.
|22 hours 36 min ago||What if they don't pan out||
I would say WR is unproven until they show it on the field. Can't say Drake Harris or Darboh would be studs when they never set foot on the field. That's just as silly as thinking Saban will leave Bama for a MAC school.
|23 hours 3 min ago||He is a better prospect than Joeckel IMO||
More athletic, but is a nasty run blocker. Yes, it's hard to block for Johnny Football who improvise a lot, but he did well when he had Tannehill at QB 2 years ago.
|23 hours 11 min ago||Funchess is the only proven WR||
others haven't been proven to show that they can be a receiving threat. Saying that WR is set is silly IMO because they haven't shown anything on the field yet.
|23 hours 43 min ago||What's more important is||
the master degrees of Sports Management. Bachelor degree is starting to become more and more useless unless you have tons of internship/volunteer experiences. If I were him, I'd go with a different major that would be useful down the road like Econ, Business, etc. for undergrad then apply for grad school in Sports Management. The most important thing is to talk to the athletic department about helping out in any capacity in your freshman/soph year. Once you do it often enough, they'll get to know you and if you want undergraduate student internship, it's much easier to get the coveted internship spot in whichever department you want to work in like Marketing/Promotions, Sports Info, etc. Continue to volunteer and work i an internship from undergrad to grad school. By then, you will already have more experience than most people with a master degree.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He wasn't going to beat out Jake Matthews||
for one of the spot so essentially, Lewan is battling other OTs like Kouijando, Robinson, Mewhort, Scherff, etc. for one other spot.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Another former Michigan basketball player||
and football as well, Kelvin Grady, is the head coach for Grand Rapids Union Girl High School. It is his 1st year coaching: http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/4650497414423799351/former-east-grand-rapids-and-university-michigan-standout-kelvin-grady-earns-first-win-as-coach-for-the-union-girls-basketball-team-in-exciting-fashion/
|1 day 21 hours ago||Disagree that he is garbage||
he is uber talented with a golden arm. He just doesn't have the right coaching to guide him.
|1 day 21 hours ago||No||
Sorry for the confusion. I'm calling hiring former NFL HC, retreads(which they typically are). Bill O'Brien is not one of them. He should be near the top of the list for Lions in coaching search if they fire Schwartz which they will (if they don't make the playoff).
|1 day 21 hours ago||Cowher is not relatively young||
he's 56 but he has said he won't back into coaching unless it's near where he lives (READ: NOT DETROIT).
Gruden has a nice paying job at ESPN booth where the pressure is low. He has been mentioned in literally every coaching vacancies and was never a serious candidate at the same time. He won SB with Dungy's player. Any coach would've take over TB and won SB that way. TB was an uber talented team.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I don't want Lions to hire re-treads||
Bill O'Brien have coached in the NFL.
They tried with Mooch and failed miserably though Millen had a lot to do with it. They hired Martz as the OC and failed big time because of his philosophy and personality clash.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Why do people keep mentioning Cowher and Gruden?||
Both aren't coming back to coach especially Cowher. He's retired for good. Gruden has a nice cushy job at ESPN and isn't looking to leave anytime soon. He's the greatest tire kicker on every coaching vacany in college and pro. He wasn't a great HC in the pro anyway and won SB with Dungy's players.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Look at recent college coaches hire||
Jim Harbaugh, Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll. They're having huge successes with their current team.
I wouldn't mind Bill O'Brien. He has been the coach at pro level as a OC and knows the in and outs of NFL. Had success at PSU despite the sanctions. Would be a good fit for the Lions IMO.
|2 days 13 hours ago||No, it's for draft eligible players||
NFL refuse to evaluate non-draft eligible players because it's a waste of time and resources where they could use that time to evaluate draft eligible players.
|2 days 16 hours ago||All draft eligible players||
should submit their profile for evaluations by NFL draft advisory board to see where they stand as a prospect. On a very rare case (like Andrew Luck), that a player will stay for one more year despite the 1st round grade. More times than not, the player who is hyped as 1st round pick decides to stay are the ones who never got a 1st or 2nd round grade from the advisory board.
|4 days 9 hours ago||FWIW||
Johnny Football voted himself #3 behind Jameis and Andre Williams. Much respect to Johnny Football for not voting himself #1. I don't know how many would've voted themselves other than #1 in the same situation.
|5 days 12 hours ago||He did show it in college||
watch him at UGA. It was pretty much KCP and nobodies. UGA had to depend on KCP to score a ton if they want to win games. He is getting box and one treatment with zero space to shoot. It's much harder to shoot efficiently if you're the only one who can score and everybody else suck. There is a reason why he won SEC POY despite playing on a shitty team. They knew he can play and can shoot.
|5 days 14 hours ago||They tried to go to pro-style smash mouth football||
under Loffeler and they failed miserably. They went to Gus Malzahn's offense which is the offense they were recruited to play and got a better result because of fit.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Actually||
LT is becoming less and less important in the NFL. If you look at SB participants, the starting LT wouldn't be in the pro bowl. What's more important is the QB because they can help hide the OL deficiencies with adjustment, good decision making and pocket movement. Peyton Manning is the master at hiding the OL with quick passes, good decision making and subtle movement within the pocket. If you look at the current Broncos OL without Clady, they're just mediocre at best in terms of talent level.
NFL is starting to realize the importance of having a solid OT at both side because there's a trend of having a good edge pass rusher at the left side of defense. In addition, interior line has gotten more attention because of the DC's propensity to do a lot of A gap blitzes which is the fastest, shortest way to get to the QBs and QBs don't deal with interior pressure well as opposed to edge where it's easier to step up in the pocket which is something that DG has not done this season.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Michigan is #20 in KenPom ranking||
Home court does factor into the computer simulation.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Shooting percentage will come||
he's not being asked to shoot a ton since he's the 5th option on the team. However, he showed that he can be an elite defensive player with his length, quickness and ability to disrupt the passing lanes. If you look at the numbers with KCP on/off the floor, Pistons are significantly better defensively with him on the floor than without him. As long as he can be a Bruce Bowen type at SG, I'd be happy. He can shoot the ball out of the gym, but I think once he settles into the rotation, Cheeks will ask him to shoot the ball more, but Jennings, Smith, Moose and Drummond will take shots before getting it to him.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Correct me if I'm wrong||
I believe that TCU has two separate playcalls, one for base plays and other are for coverage. Seems weird, but apparently it works for TCU defense.
|6 days 18 hours ago||What's puzzling is they declined Jose Veras option||
to play one more year. He wasn't that bad coming off the pen, but my guess is DD feels that his inconsistency (plus giving up a run against BoSox at Game 3) is a reason why he never came back to the Tigers. I would feel better if Tigers have Veras, Joba, Bruce and Nathan at bullpen with Al-Al and Coke be a purely situational reliever. Only question would be who would be the middle relief pitcher.
|6 days 18 hours ago||As long as Al||
pitches less than 1 innings because he can be dynamite with pitches that misses swings. Anything longer than 1 inning, he, for some reason, just don't pitch well. He has the stuff to be a dynamite arm, but the consistency was never there.
Phil Coke should be a purely situational pitcher who only pitches against lefties. He was pretty good against them.
IMO, as long as Ausmus can use the bullpen correctly, it shouldn't be a big issue.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Are you forgetting Bruce Rondon?||
He has been real good at the 2nd half of the season. As long as he keeps the BB rate down, he should be dynamite out of the pen with a plus plus fastball.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Relievers are basically like stock market||
they're volatile from year to year. Greatness can be very brief and it can diseappear quickly. This is why Mo Riveria's greatness is amazing because he has been consistently great every year.
IMO, it's a solid signing. Low risk, big upside signing. If he sucks, he'll be gone after the season is over or TIgers can cut him without much of a penalty.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not really||
either a RB has balance or they don't when it comes to running with defenders around him. If it's easy to teach, Carlos Brown wouldn't get tripped by grass.
I'm not talking about standing still and balance on one leg. It's about maintaining running while getting hit.
|1 week 1 day ago||At least I'm not a lemming||
blinding following star ratings. Devon Smith > Derrick Green at this point based on what they have done on the field.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great burst?||
Mike Hart's 10 yard split is 1.59 which is pretty slow. Anything less than 1.55 is good burst.