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|18 hours 14 min ago||I think he's saying it's not||
I think he's saying it's not worth his time to do so. The practice time (and wear and tear) you'd need to make anyone a good blocker just isn't going to be worth what you're going to gain by being able to plug him in on plays that require that he pass protect. You can scheme around not being a good blocker pretty easily when he's only going to be in on a handful of plays a game.
|18 hours 57 min ago||FWIW, I didn't think that was||
FWIW, I didn't think that was targeting elther.
I tend to give the defender the benefit of the doubt when there's a bang-bang play going on where the targeted player's head is moving in a unpredictable way.
The PSU one on on Zettel is kind of my textbook example of what I think targetting is. The Rudock slide and this one are in a different bin, IMO.
|21 hours 7 min ago||This is the one for me too.||
This is the one for me too. You look at the staff and their extensive track records and he's the one that sort of sticks out as someone you kind of cock an eyebrow at their experience. I guess you lump Jaybaugh in there too. Both have really done very well with their position groups.
I sort of expected Baxter to get the special teams to solid, and the disaster notwithstanding, the punt performance has been consistently great ever since the first delay punt O'neill pinned at the 2.
|21 hours 12 min ago||You can lump most sports||
You can lump most sports journalists in there too.
|21 hours 13 min ago||This is seriously the best||
This is seriously the best piece I've read this week about The Game, period. Seriously, Brian Cook himself would be hard pressed to top this.
Even if the NFL doesn't work out, he'll be going pro in something else and will be very successful at it.
|21 hours 23 min ago||Hack is falling down and his||
Hack is falling down and his helmet falls to Henry's level coincidentally. There's no way Henry can see where Hack's head is when he goes to tackle. Yeah, it's probably mildly poor tackling form to lower the head but it's not uncommon. When your OL sucks, bad shit happens to your QB when multiple people hit him at the same time. Ask Devin Gardner.
|3 days 19 min ago||Some of those were||
Some of those were intentional throwaways too
|3 days 37 min ago||Except a year's eligibility||
Except a year's eligibility and Urbz's approving the transfer (which he won't do for "TTUN."
|4 days 14 hours ago||Seriously thinking about||
Seriously thinking about turning the game off and playing fallout 4. Damn near unwatchable.
|4 days 14 hours ago||They called one on peppers||
They called one on peppers this year too.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Sparty is so fucking lucky.||
Sparty is so fucking lucky. Weather is neutralizing not having Cook and masking their terrible secondary at the same time.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Youthen?||
More like euthanize, amirite?
|4 days 16 hours ago||I've felt this way for a||
I've felt this way for a while now. If he picked his battles I think his freak outs would be a lot more impactful, but if you argue every call the it just becomes noise.
|4 days 16 hours ago||James Franklin is an idiot||
James Franklin is an idiot and a charlatan. He looks to have lost his team already. That last timeout, none of the players even looked at him as they came off the field.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Yup, another Ford yes man to||
Yup, another Ford yes man to replace the last one.
|6 days 19 hours ago||It is based on down and||
It is based on down and distance, expectation is pass. The first order misdirection is to fake the expected play and then run. Beyond that you can get cute and do double and triple reverse psychology, or factor in field goal percentages but it's diminishing returns in terms of the fake, because the LB you're trying to trick probably isn't running all those scenarios and is much more likely to just favor toward defending pass.
|6 days 20 hours ago||The thing is, if you run in||
The thing is, if you run in that situation you're doing it as a draw play (i.e. you fake pass, which is what the expected play is).
|1 week 1 day ago||The thing is, creativity||
The thing is, creativity comes with risk. Our Goal line pitch sweep lost a bunch of yards, for example. The reason most teams line up and manball it in that situation is the odds are very much in your favor of you do that. Even if the defense manages to stone you 4 consecutive times, they still only get the ball pinned deep.
|1 week 1 day ago||My memory is probably skewed||
My memory is probably skewed because it seemed like the must stop runs were mostly inside zone.
|1 week 1 day ago||Interesting they cite overly||
Interesting they cite overly aggressive DL shooting up field as the main culprit. Maybe on the outside zone runs, but I thought most of their damage was done on inside zone, where our line backers would catch releasing OL flat footed yards down field and not be able to shed.
It'll be interesting to see UFR this week for sure.
|1 week 2 days ago||The first half was mostly the||
The first half was mostly the center or guard going directly out for the middle LB without so much as a chip on the NT or 3T. Morgan and sometimes Bolden seemed like they haven't seen a lineman release all year (they probably haven't) and were really slow to read and react. They ended up flat footed and caught blocks 5 yards downfield. There was a shot of Durkin chewing out the LBs during a time out, I'm guessing that was what he was yelling about.
Towards the end of the game, we did adjust, but it seemed like everyone was just worn down at that point. There were fewer creases but the LOS was getting re-established 2 yards downfield every snap and Howard could just fall forward for 4 every time (when there weren't missed tackles).
|1 week 2 days ago||If they're the best we've||
If they're the best we've got, what does that tell you about the options for next year when they leave?
|1 week 2 days ago||Not saying DL wasn't an||
Not saying DL wasn't an issue, but our linebacker play was atrocious. DL was outstanding and covered up for them by demanding doubles up to now. DL played ok against Indiana until the end when they ran out of gas, but required help from the LBs, and they failed miserably. Even with DL at full strength, the better OLs we'll face will test the LBs, especially if they have a good back behind them. Given our three best options aren't very good and are all leaving, next year's LB depth chart terrifies me.
|1 week 3 days ago||He's got great pocket||
He's got great pocket presence and can run too. There're some great throws while escaping the pocket on there. Just super impressive, can't wait to see this kid play in a winged helmet.
|1 week 3 days ago||Meh, as Brian says, the last||
Meh, as Brian says, the last thing that happened is the thing that will always happen. There's reason for concern from the Indiana game, particularly for Ohio, but there's relatively little penn state can do to replicate Indiana's success. This defense isn't going to go from elite to terrible from one guy going down, certainly not against a team that got shut out in the first half by northwestern a week ago. If Rudock can keep up his streak of good performances, I think we win comfortably.
|1 week 3 days ago||You can't play at all in the||
You can't play at all in the second half of the season and get your medical redshirt.
|1 week 3 days ago||Assuming no other injuries to||
Assuming no other injuries to the soft tissue, he probably missed 1.5 months of conditioning and probably 2.5 months of contact drills. He's probably not 100%, but the question isn't if he's 100%, it's is if he's better than Godin (who's also coming off injury) and Strobel.
|1 week 3 days ago||Godin is coming off injury,||
Godin is coming off injury, so he might not be 100% yet.
|1 week 3 days ago||Given his family situation, I||
Given his family situation, I would think he's motivated to finish school as soon as possible. As long as he's on track to graduate in 4, which he should be since he didn't red shirt as a freshman, my guess is he would willing if he's ready to play.
|1 week 4 days ago||Still got to get the 2pt||
Still got to get the 2pt conversion.