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|0 sec ago||Player contracts are not that||
Player contracts are not that high, the numbers that get thrown around are transfer fees that teams pay each other to secure the players rights.
|4 hours 2 min ago||First, touche with regards to||
First, touche with regards to Oregon. That's the one example I can think of in which if we play that game 10 times, Michigan probably wins 0-1. Outclassed.
As far as underachieving in relation to talent, I just don't agree. People tend to want to compare him to Saban at Bama or Carroll at USC where they went on 5-6 years runs averaging one loss a season or less. I just do not consider those to be real.
Its like comparing Barry Bonds to Babe Ruth. One of those guys wasn't a real baseball player, and those unbelievable runs in college football are similar to me.
|6 hours 20 min ago||Done. Anything else?||
|1 day 12 min ago||I agree with all of your||
I agree with all of your points and the poster you replied to deserved a good fisking, but calling Lloyd Carr the poster boy for underachieving is hyperbole at best and stupid at worst.
The guy had a 75.3 winning percentage over 12 seasons. That is a remarkable run. Were there disappointing games and even season? Sure. But hasn't recent history -- Hoke's multiple top 10 recruiting classes winning 12 games in two seasons -- shown us that Lloyd Carr didn't underachieve as a football coach (conceding that his teams did underachieve against Ohio)? He had a great B1G record when the conference was strong and dominated the SEC. His teams were never outclassed, even when beaten. Tressel unfortunately owned him, but Lloyd Carr was a great coach and not an underachiever.
|3 days 20 hours ago||There is an argument that our||
There is an argument that our 2011 success had a lot to do with team chemistry and just improving on an underperforming, underdeveloped team. Instead of tearing it down, we just coached the D up and added some young hungry talent.
But there are more way than one to skin a cat.
|6 days 12 hours ago||I was also too young, dumb,||
I was also too young, dumb, and cocky to realize that I was putting my brain on the line for less than these guys are making. With what I now know about head trauma, I am not sure I would do it all over again if given the chance.
I totally would, though. Playing ball got me so much more tail than I otherwise would have gotten. Totally worth the early onset dementia.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Not to be a Debbie Downer,||
Not to be a Debbie Downer, and I love the game of foot a so it feels weird saying this, but I would never put my brain on the line for the money these guys make. Best of luck to them.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Whatever the reasons for him||
Whatever the reasons for him being in this position, it is a great personal tragedy that Norfleet will probably never get over.
Whether we see it as justified or not, whether we see it as kids making mistakes, at this point the only person who has to make peace with all of it is Dennis. And it will be very hard for him.
I speak from experience. Not a day goes by in which I dont regret the mistakes that cut my playing days short. My heart hurt for the kid.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes and no. Trends more to no||
Yes and no. Trends more to no for defensive backs.
Countess seems to just understand coverages better than most. There are only really a handful of coverages that a defense can use. If he gets them, no coaching change will be too much for him.
DBs aren't as involved in the run fits or the exotic blitzes that differentiate DCs. And defenses usually run far fewer individually diagrammed plays than offenses. DBs are probably the least affected players under a coaching change -- unless they switch from a zone to a man team, which we probably aren't doing.
|1 week 3 days ago||Tecmo Super Bowl. Super Tecmo||
Tecmo Super Bowl.
Super Tecmo Bowl is not a thing that ever existed.
Tecmo, Super, Bowl. In that order.
|1 week 4 days ago||If my coach called me a||
If my coach called me a pussy, I would have punched him in the fucking mouth.
Your post is so contradictory it's hard to make sense of it.
"Be a man," "be tough," "let another man call you a pussy," "take abuse from another man." What the hell are you talking about?
|1 week 5 days ago||It might be only t-shirts to||
It might be only t-shirts to us, but the athletes play in the equipment.
Tell a basketball players that his shoes aren't important.
Same for football. I loved those Nike cleats, not because they were cool but because I loved the fit and feel. Shoes are so critical for athletes that your t-shirt comment is offensive to our players.
And uniforms, of course. Not the visual aspect, but the design: weight, durability, fit, etc.
|1 week 6 days ago||If you think this is cool,||
If you think this is cool, wait til you get your pecker wet!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Quiverfull, ReadYourGuard,||
Quiverfull, ReadYourGuard, uncleFred.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Still haven't seen Marquise||
Still haven't seen Marquise Walker. I don't know if he was underrated while at M, but you never hear people talk about him anymore. His senior season was absolutely incredible, and he played pretty well before that, too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Josh Williams. Was a great||
Josh Williams. Was a great defensive lineman overshadowed by Renes and Steele, also great defensive linemen.
Johnathan Goodwin. Very solid OL at Michigan, but forgotten because he played after Hutch and before Long. Had a really, really good NFL career.
And Lloyd Carr. Amazing that even after Michigan fans have found out how hard it is to win at Michigan, he gets a lot of flack and is not treated as the great he was. I think he retired as the winnningest coach in college football during his tenure.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Right. I dont think the Freep||
Right. I dont think the Freep hates Michigan, they just hated Coach Rod.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah I'm sure he dies. He was||
Yeah I'm sure he dies. He was stabbed and slashed a bunch of times. But I think he starts the next episode alive. Maybe gives Danaerys some last words of advice or whatever. If not, its just a really weirdly-made scene.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"He was always a pretty good||
"He was always a pretty good player who flashed high-level talent; he was not the kind of consistent threat I'd think is mandatory for anyone to be drafted ... in the first two rounds."
So, Clark is basically Funchess.
Frankly, I think Clark was the better college player, if only by a nose. Not surprised he was drafted that high. He was the last available potential pass rush specialist. That's something teams are always going to value.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||But the whole big final shot||
But the whole big final shot was of Grey Worm "saving" Barristan from a killing blow. It would be contrary to the language of film if they made a big set piece culminating in a saving move only to start the next episode by explaining that it was a failed attempt.
The show features a lot of surprise deaths, but it has always followed established film techniques. I say Barristan is alive. He might not make it for long, but he will begin the next episode alive.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||How can Cardale Jones, who||
How can Cardale Jones, who has 300 or so snaps of film on tape, be projected as a top 10 pick? This is nonsense of the highest order.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Don't get carried away. Make||
Don't get carried away. Make one mistake on a post about our running game and I will be all over your ass.
Seriously, moar plz.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That Anyhony Thomas wasn't a||
That Anyhony Thomas wasn't a great NFL back still surprises me.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Great work! Defensive||
Defensive football, outside of the very basics, is alien to me. I love, love, love that the blog can teach this old dog new tricks.
This is a huge compliment: your work has given me more ways to enjoy the game I love. Thank you sincerely.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||I mean, putting it on top of||
I mean, putting it on top of this list is the stupid part. It should be on the list somewhere, though.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Jackhammer||
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Jackhammer||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Nope. And I actually know||
Nope. And I actually know plays.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Giallorossi. Rossoneri cheer||
Rossoneri cheer for Milan and are, by and large, much nicer than Roma Ultras.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Your estimation of Lloyd||
Your estimation of Lloyd doesn't match my experience with him.
While his outward demeanor was very much in the C category, he was also strong parts A and D.
His day to day handling of the team was one of a taskmaster. He wouldn't dress anyone down on game day (outside of the refs), but he would let you have it in practice. Lloyd was a very fiery guy, but he used it as a tool. It wasn't his default mode. But when you were in his crosshairs, watch out. And it was really effective because it never became old.
And of course, he has elements of being a players coach. Not in the mold of Rex Ryan, who treats the team as a bunch of his buddies. But Lloyd's guys love him. And I've never been around a coach who was better at the motivational speech. There might be better motivators out there, but none of them can get as far with a speech as Lloyd.