landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|37 weeks 2 days ago||That's what I see too||
You're talking about an RB, not a WR. Presnap route changes are probably not what he spent time on in August camp. I bet the DB realized this, too, which is why he backed off in the first place.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Seems easier than it probably is||
It looks to me like Isaac runs a fly here. He doesn't glance back at the QB, pre or post snap. Rudock would have needed to communicate a route change presnap for that to work. And we're talking about a receiver on the play who is an RB, not a WR, who might be more used to a late read route change.
On top of that, I belive the slot would have also needed to change his route, because he drags a defender directly into the passing lane you're suggesting.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Isaac isn't THAT great an option here||
Look again at the moments after the snap.
1) Isaac is running a straight fly down the field; for this call to work he and Rudock would have needed to communicate a changing of the route basically as the snap is occurring. I can't imagine that's an easy thing to do.
2) Even if they did, the slot receiver's route took a defender directly into the passing lane of what you're suggesting is an easy pitch and catch, and he looked ready to pounce. I'm not convinced that this is as easy as you think it is.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Good point||
"If Funchess realizes blocking that linebacker is futile (I doubt he's allowed the decision) and blocks that safety, this is 6."
That's a good point. Probably easier to execute then using him as a pass threat as I suggested below. If he were allowed the decision, then what's the easy rule that makes him block the right guy, though? "Block the guy in front of you?"
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Constraints||
Pretty interesting that Brian's analysis of Funchess on the first play - run the cover guy away in an attempt to remove him from the equation - is EXACTLY what would have made a good constraint on the second play. If Funchess drifts to the left instead of trying to execute an impossible block, then Gardner has a receiver with at least 10 yards of open space.
The thing that Narduzzi knows is that we don't run a real option and doesn't have to worry about QB oh noes. We haven't done it all year, and he confirms it by watching Funchess, who makes no attempt to create a constraint on the first play.
I'm really curious to see what would happen when this MSU defense matches up with an offense that can actually execute these constraints. Say, Baylor.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Poor timing||
The failed reverse/split was due to some stadium announcement honoring someone or another that resulted in the band playing "The Victors". Fans have been conditioned to drop whatever they're doing, including proper wave technique, in order to clap and fist pump.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||One thing doesn't get enough attention||
How in the heck did the on-field referee think it was a touchdown in the first place? From the ref's perspective, Coale's feet are way up in the air, half of his body lands completely out of bounds, and there's no way the ref could have seen the elbow that possibly would allow him to be considered in-bounds.
The whole thing wouldn't be less heated if he initially called what it looked like live - a nice diving catch that was out of bounds.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Anger||
Nothing gets me more upset than that video of the kid, in tears, who had to move out of the dorms in August after working out all summer at LSU. These jerks, who make millions, couldn't be interviewed? Unbelievable cowardice.
And I still say no, ESPN still isn't really taking this seriously. Bob Ley gives Houston Nutt a pass on his comment about signing 80 kids by saying "oh, that quote was just a joke." Well, the joke isn't funny, Bob.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||With you until the Tate part||
What was calm and centered about the last drive, which ended with a 3rd & 19 pass to nobody? I really don't see him making the offense work better - he scrambles out of his protection until he finds a random guy open. That's not running an offense, its completely unpredictable. Blocking for him has to be a nightmare, you never know where he's going to be.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Good thing I only count this as year 2||
2008 was a complete waste of time and shouldn't count against any artificial coach clock.
|6 years 3 days ago||Oh, THAT Tony||
Yeah, in that case, I have no idea. ;)
I thought The Shield on FX wrapped things up pretty tightly:
|6 years 3 days ago||On Tony...||
From Wikipedia's account of Season 7:
"As the FBI arrests him, Tony curses Jack as a coward and a traitor, and is led away into FBI custody."
Curious - what else would you have liked to see? A courtroom proceeding? Characters on 24 go out in one of 3 ways - death, arrest, or safely disappear somehow (promotion, go off the grid, etc.)
Sometimes, characters are brought back from jail or safety (and in Tony's case, they are even brought back from death). If you never see them again, then you can assume they stayed safe, dead, or in jail and there's no story left for that character.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||After sluggish sales of Sousaphone Hero||
Chances are low
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Ernie Harwell?||
Did he ever make this leap? I know that towards the end of his career you could catch him making up the play - what you saw live was not the same as what he just said (of course, there's some wiggle room in radio for things like that, as long as you get the result right).
For the most part, though, I'd say he never became a caricature.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||I'll grant benefit of the doubt here||
Had Minor not been hurt the entire year, I think he could have done for the offense what Brandon Graham does for the D. It's a lot tougher to "lead" from the sidelines, at least in the manner that he's speaking here.
Look at Stafford yesterday - do a couple of insanely tough things on the field, and you've suddenly got your teammates wanting to work harder for you than ever. Minor didn't really get a chance to do that this year.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Although awesome...||
This one still doesn't top about 10 years ago when a couple of A-10 Thunderbolts rolled overhead. Just as loud, but they're slower so it took about twice as long to fly over, and the best part was that it wasn't announced ahead of time. Scared the pants off of so many people that they've ALWAYS done an official warning announcement since.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||There's a big difference||
Rodriguez was doing it with minutes left on the clock for the purpose of coaching his players through a realistic 2-minute drill, even if it doesn't determine the outcome. Dantonio was doing it with seconds left on the clock, just to be a jerk.
I guess that sounds like homerism, but whatever. I see a clear difference.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Oh, maybe you're right on that.||
I dunno anymore. Too depressed to think clearly.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||He didn't always blitz||
I distinctly remember dropping EIGHT into coverage on a 3rd and long early in the game, they still found a WR over the middle in front of the safeties.
It makes no difference at all what defensive play is called.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Future first round pick||
looked pretty silly on the touchdown over his head. Never even tried to locate the football. A Lions first round pick, perhaps.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Never played either...||
but I've got to think that's a bad thing. Both sides of the ball need to be out there working to help the other. The team, the team, the team, right?
|6 years 29 weeks ago||This.||
Came here to say exactly this.
Love watching "America's Funniest Home Videos", but reserve a special level of laughter for the groin-shot sequences. Ow!
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Would have thought that too, but...||
there's the case where Johann Franzen played an entire game of professional hockey on a torn ACL earlier this month.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Standing != fan||
I guess I'm a bad fan for sitting down so the 8 year old behind me could see a football game he was obviously excited to be at.
Standing up is fine sometimes, but pay attention to your surroundings and don't be "that guy."
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Want to try my card from 1995||
just so I can hear the guy say
"it's an older code, sir, but it checks out. I was about to clear them."
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Yup||
Figured out the error of my ways after looking up from the spreadsheet to think for a minute :)
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Retracted, I win at math but fail at football.||
If you get the first one, you don't have to go for two again.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I suspect bad math||
Chance for me to look stupid here since stats class was a long time ago, but...
I think the emailer has bad multi-event stats going on. You have to multiply the success rate for a multi-event scenario.
0.44 * 0.44 = 19% to get both
It didn't pass the smell test that 2 wins is more likely than 2 losses when less than half of tries are successful. And I agree with Brian, chances of one play going right were probably worse than 44% under the conditions.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||You assume NW's class||
I'll never forget how snobby they were to us after winning for a second year in a row in 1996, as if they were suddenly the Big 10s finest and always would be.
(note to Sparty - even NW had beaten us 2 years in a row in recent memory. It's not that respectable).
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Of course not||
Players clearly prefer Bob Seger.