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|15 hours 42 min ago||If you mean Kalis and McGary||
If you mean Kalis and McGary both have backs, and both are having issues with it, then yes. Otherwise, baseless speculation is baseless.
|15 hours 54 min ago||Six, by my count.||
Six, by my count (Edit: although one is a legitimate use of the word, not just a verbal tick)
|15 hours 56 min ago||There have also been a couple||
There have also been a couple reports of him being dinged up, one called it a "stinger" which doesn't sound too serious, but probably kept him out for a bit and let the other two pass him.
|16 hours 2 min ago||From the article, it was a||
From the article, it was a neighbor calling the cops when they heard a woman screaming for help. Witnesses describe him exiting the apartment via the balcony.
From the sounds of it, it seems like he was maybe roughing up his girlfriend and when the police showed up, he decided to jump off the balcony. Obviously, that's not confirmed, but from the "facts" reported, it seems like that's likely what happened.
|16 hours 56 min ago||Wormley, Godin, and Strobel||
Wormley, Godin, and Strobel have been oddly off the radar since they got here, to the point I often get them mixed up and/or completely forget about one or the other. Now that they are all DTs, it seems likely some or all of them may not contribute again this year.
Hurst seems like a 3T to me, so that'd make it Pipkins/Glasgow/Mone at NT and Henry/Hurst at 3T with most likely Wormley filling in some snaps.
It seems like going back to the 4-3 Under would help those guys' (Godin, Wormley, Strobel) chances at seeing more playing time.
|18 hours 23 min ago||If I had to pick a 21, it'd||
If I had to pick a 21, it'd probably be Chesson. Team player, possible/probable break-out year for him.
James Ross getting 11 would be kind of cool since all our LBs will be wearing legends numbers.
|18 hours 31 min ago||So link the outside magazine.||
So link the outside magazine.
|18 hours 53 min ago||OH NOES!||
|18 hours 54 min ago||No Freep, ever.||
No Freep, ever.
|18 hours 59 min ago||Yes, but we also probably||
Yes, but we also probably wouldn't have fired our OC either. There were other issues beyond OL last year, issues UCLA didn't have or were able to overcome despite attrocious sack and TFL numbers. I'm just saying, if you want to make a case for a young OL being competent, UCLA isn't a very good example.
|19 hours 46 min ago||He was an early enrollee, so||
He was an early enrollee, so it's more like 18-19 months, but I agree. With another half a season though, I think he can smooth out the rough spots enough that his upside starts to outweigh the blown assignments. Beyer will still be a really important piece and the two will likely rotate and substitute situationally all year regardless.
|19 hours 57 min ago||I tried to get to the end of||
I tried to get to the end of that article, I really did. It's wonderfully written, but I still just couldn't do it.
|20 hours 5 min ago||If we go back to 4-3 Under,||
If we go back to 4-3 Under, he's an ideal size for SDE.
|20 hours 9 min ago||Looks like Bunting will RS as||
Looks like Bunting will RS as well.
|20 hours 25 min ago||You said not terrible. The||
You said not terrible. The sacks and TFL are, in fact terrible.
|20 hours 52 min ago||I have a feeling Taco passes||
I have a feeling Taco passes Beyer in the second half of the season. He looked impressive in the scrimmage, just about equalling Frank Clark's in-the-backfield-at-will outing. Heininger Certainty Principle should be kicking in for him in by now and if he can clean up some of the mistakes, I think his playmaking upside supplants Beyer's reliability.
|21 hours 43 min ago||TFL and Sacks are a better||
TFL and Sacks are a better indication of OL performance though (which is also why we're so focused on them). A TFL or sack is almost completely on the OL or TE/RBs asked to block. Rushing yards of course depend on OL performance too, but so many other things factor into it like scheme, RB ability, QB ability to check into plays, etc. In other words, it's much more of a team metric where TFL and Sacks are more focused towards the OL performance.
Either way, it's pretty obvious their lack of experience also caused some pretty serious problems, like they did for us.
|22 hours 2 min ago||OT season is, in fact, over.||
OT season is, in fact, over.
|22 hours 9 min ago||the past few UCLA teams that||
Yeah, about that....
In 2013, the UCLA offensive line (and running backs) allowed 36 sacks which placed them at 109th in the nation in that category. A year earlier in 2012, UCLA allowed a whopping 52 sacks
(Michigan allowed 36 in 2013 for reference).
(in 2013)....UCLA had 94 tackles for loss allowed on the season, ranking 112th in the country and 11th in the Pac-12. In 2012, they allowed 117
(Michigan had 113 last year for reference)
|23 hours 19 min ago||"Looked" being the operative||
"Looked" being the operative word. :)
|23 hours 24 min ago||It's usually exactly the||
It's usually exactly the opposite for me. MGoBlue.com has one of wonkiest video players I've seen.
|23 hours 31 min ago||Glasgow is also a year older||
Glasgow is also a year older than everyone except Miller (whose size probably offset his experience). I think that bodes well for the guys with the same experience now as he had last year. He's also a son of doctors, so chances are he's probably pretty sharp mentally (DUI antics notwithstanding) which may have made his development a bit faster than most. You're right though, he seems to be one of the counter examples to the "Funk can't coach" theme.
|1 day 10 hours ago||We haven't seen them as 2nd||
We haven't seen them as 2nd and 3rd year guys yet, save for a scrimmage early in camp and a handful of super zoomed in practice videos. Much of the info we're judging them on is when they were 1st and 2nd year guys, which is unequivocally young for anyone, let alone OL. As long as they take an incremental step up from last year, I'd consider it normal and expected progression. I don't think anything beyond competent by the end of the season is a reasonable expectation for a line this age across the board, especially considering the chaos last year which probably stunted their growth.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He looked fantastic in the||
He looked fantastic in the most recent game. He really moved well in a system that requires it and showed the footwork to wall guys off in the hole that made him so special here.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Watching those replays, it||
Watching those replays, it strikes you how often guys were asked to do fairly amazing things like reach a slanting DT without any help from your buddy he's actually slanting towards. I think the IZ scheme is much better suited for our guys in that initial blocking of the DL with combination blocks will help make sure there isn't the instant penetration we saw so much of last year.
I'm not totally sold on Funk, he had his issues with older guys before the great OL shake-up of 2013, and some of the problems last year were guys just getting straight up beat. But, I do think Borges was also simply asking too much of his young interior line for big chunks of the season. This year, every single clip of OL drills is of guys practicing combo blocking and then releasing. That alone should pay dividends immediately, even if it's settling for 1-2 yard gains initially. It's still better than the drive killing TFLs we became so familiar with last year.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Because the last thing that's||
This was from the WR preview in reference to Funchess's likely undeserved reputation for drops, but I'm hoping it applies to OL from last year to this year as well. Obviously, OL struggles were way more of a pattern than Funchess's drops were, but I still suspect our collective dread is a bit of an over correction of what happened last year. Instead of the "it cant be worse" of last fall, we're going with "it wont be better" this time around because we dont want to let our guard down again.
|1 day 16 hours ago||But did you shoot the||
But did you shoot the kitten?!?!?
|1 day 16 hours ago||They seem like something you||
They seem like something you buy, maybe get autographed, and have them framed into a nice display piece for the man cave. I can't see people actually wearing these. It's kind of like replica helmets in that sense.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I think the backlash is||
I think the backlash is against the Susan G Komen's aggressive branding of everything pink and their litigiousness in defending that brand. Also they have a fairly high rate of "administrative costs" and have engaged in some other controversial issues that I won't mention due to their political nature.
|1 day 16 hours ago||He's said numerous times that||
He's said numerous times that he eats, he just doesn't sit down for a meal.