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|6 days 14 hours ago||The charge against Stauskas was a bad call. Half||
The charge against Stauskas was a bad call. Half of his body was past the Arizona defender. You can't take a charge in that situation with your shoulder and hips. Bad call, bruh.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Scotch||
I have recently found that I love scotch although I haven't experienced any of a high-quality, so I probably don't know how much I love it. Any suggestions?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Excellent post. There are||
Excellent post. There are very few examples of great players who turned into good coaches. The only example I can think of is Larry Bird who did decent coaching and pretty well in the front office. But, he wasn't naturally a great athlete.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
Time to vent (but not angrily)
The offensive game plan was not totally horrible as they moved the ball decently on multiple occasions. What pisses me off is how you can have a glaringly obvious weakness (interior line) and an equally obvious strength for your opponent and answer that issue with "Block with Toussaint". There couldn't have been a delusion that keeping Fitz in the backfield would make their defense adjust to our amazing run game. Gardner's the best runner anyway so the run is not completely abandoned if Fitz isn't in. When Gardner could get the ball off (except the interception obviously) the offense moved the ball well. Then Narduzzi said, "Fuck this shit, blitz up the middle!" and the drive ended with multiple sacks.
Why the hell did Borges continue using the Pistol formation? Why not full shotgun. Fitz had to go around Gardner to find blitzers and Gardner is closer to the line of scrimmage.
The defense allowed us to hang around for awhile, even with the horrible field position in the 1st half. Mattison was too predictable with blitzes and man coverage. How do you allow a horrible QB to become comfortable? Don't disguise your coverages and blitzes. Man coverage is easy as shit to beat unless you have lock down corners. MSU gameplan: whenever UM runs man coverage lob it over the top or run a crossing route.
Good coaches are supposed to maximize a teams talents while minimizing its weaknesses while also exploiting your opponents weaknesses and minimizing their strengths. How about using our mobile QB and moving the pocket more often? No? A little hurry up to throw them slightly off balance? Please? No? Our staff doesn't do that at all. There seems to be an arrogant belief that UM is a team that it clearly is not. So proper adjustments are not made. Boo. Bad coaching.
edit: Also I can't say for sure how bad the preparation is regarding players being coached well b/c I'm never at a UofM football practice. I know we'd like to think that kids at this level will absorb what a coach instructs them to do with proper drills, prep etc. But, it's not that simple. There are some schemes some players can't execute. Recruiting? Most of this staffs players are still pretty young. Not an excuse though as there's plenty enough talent to have won every game they have lost (except Alabama).
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Don't forget to mention the||
Don't forget to mention the sports fans that like to hold on to a manager/coach because he helped lead a team from the darkness while forgetting there was a significant upgrade in talent and that the goals have changed from not sucking to winning a world series.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree (and I can do it||
I disagree (and I can do it without calling your opinion nonsense). The fact that it worked in game 1 does not suggest it will work again in game 6, expecially considering how well it worked in game 2. Dropping Jackson in the lineup was a good decision, pretty much a no brainer. Cabrera has been injured since the last 3rd or so of the regular season, not sure how his injury impacted anything as it was something the team was dealing with for quite a while. As Iglesias' error and Fielder's blunder are not his fault, all that can be placed on Leyland are his decisions. He made a gambler's decision in Game 1, which paid off. Got burned for the same decision in Game 2 and he should not have done the same in Game 6 with the season on the line. You do not go to your weakness in an elimination game unless you absolutely have to. The bullpen is the Tigers' greatest weakness. Also the big bats that Illitch pays so much for have disappeared in every postseason that the Tigers have participated in in this millenium. That should be expected. The starting pitching has been lights out ridiculously good. Also, psychologically every player in the Red Sox dugout was happy as shit to see Scherzer out of the game. Scherzer was at 110 pitches and was still throwing well and would have had (had the Tigers won Games 6 and 7) until the 23rd for the start of the WS and until the 26th (a week off) until his next likely start.
Understand that I don't dislike Leyland, he is a great manager that made costly mistakes. Not saying he made the only mistakes, but he hasn't gotten this franchise over the hump. Whether or not there is a manager out there who can, we shall see.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm glad he's retiring. Sure||
I'm glad he's retiring. Sure he's part of the reason why the Tigers are no longer awful. But, the goals have changed from reaching unawfulness to winning The World Series. He's not the manager to do that for this team. He cost the Tigers 2 games in the ALCS. The Tiger's greatest strength has been starting pitching yet he twice removed great pitchers who had the Red Sox baffled and relied on the Tiger's greatest weakness, the bullpen. I don't believe that Scherzer was done in Game 2 nor was he done in Game 6. "I told them I was done," Scherzer said. "They wanted me done. They had it all lined up how they wanted to approach the eighth inning." They wanted me done?
I don't hate Leyland and haven't complained about him at all until now. I trust that Dombrowski will find a suitable replacement.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Robots?||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||robots||
behind the plate please.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Peyton Manning being a great QB doesn't mean you||
Peyton Manning being a great QB doesn't mean you need a great QB to make this adjustment. There are high school QBs that can do this.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Perfect||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Agree with goblue20111||
Subversion. Lloyd committed treason against the program. As much as RR failed and as much as Lloyd succeeded, one of them purposely caused negativity while the other was just not good. Try as he might.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||They're also on mgovideo. I watched them all this||
They're also on mgovideo. I watched them all this summer while waiting for football.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||preferences||
I'm with you boss. My wife and I spend time together completing tasks, but she's neither my boss nor my mom so she doesn't order me around in any situation especially just because Michigan is on a bye. But that's the relationship some are happy with. To each his own.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I wish you were Phoenix||
I wish you were Phoenix Mick.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little||
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, which could start at QB for Michigan State.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Players only have to stay in||
Players only have to stay in the NFL for 3 or 4 years to receive a pension. I say this b/c I remember reading about the Lions holding on to Jahvid Best a little longer so he could qualify.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||There are no guarantee's if||
There are no guarantees if you graduate college either. There are unemployed college grads and grads who work in fields that do not require degrees and fields that do not pertain to their degree. A career goal is a career goal. They all have risks. Maybe some college graduates should have played sports more, just in case /s
|20 weeks 20 hours ago||Your drowning yourself||
Your drowning yourself technique is flawed.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Looking at Jennings'||
Looking at Jennings' Milwaukee numbers and after watching him play and all the critiques against him, he's a good player, solid point guard with a lot of potential to score and set up teammates. He's a more than willing passer who seems to enjoy setting up teammates. I'm not sure why he's labeled as selfish. Too many tattoo's maybe. Detroit's current roster is vastly different and, in my opinion, more talented than Milwaukee's team last year. With that being said, Jennings will have a different role w/ the Pistons. He'll still be the PG, but there won't be so much pressure on him to score. Cheeks plus growth and maturity will slow Jennings down a bit, remove a few of those poor shots, long twos and learning to play solid, team defense and he could easily turn into a very, very good player.
Most of his weaknesses are fixable (is that a word?). I need to see him improve on his off hand as he's a lefty who doesn't finish very well w/ his right hand. Jennings is still a project, but he's a much more polished, experienced project than Knight and he's better than any other PG that was available. This move improves the Pistons a lot and frees up some roster spots and some of the logjam in the frontcourt. Good job, Joe. Just my opinion.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||All that matters is if the move works. With the||
All that matters is if the move works. With the status that the bullpen is in the Tigers better do everything they can to fix the issue. Screw arrogance and appearances of desperation.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you, Richard||
Thank you, Richard Rodriguez.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||That rec room with||
That rec room with nutri-grain bars and gatorade can't be the location of a nutrition seminar? I don't understand why they can't get the team or a portion of the team together to talk about nutrition at this location.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||That was a big, momentum||
That was a big, momentum changing hit. What pisses me off most is that, in part because of that hit, some people say the Lewan-Clowney matchup was a draw. What? Clowney made 2 plays all game and was matched up with Lewan on one of them. Taylor shut that guy DOWN!
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I was hoping he was a point||
I was hoping he was a point guard. But he looks pretty good. Will likely take some time to adjust to the NBA game, but at the very least, he can shoot. Joe D is making moves.... more to come (probably).
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I like the fact that Joe D||
I like the fact that Joe D has made a big move that gets the Pistons closer to competing. A piece or two more through any means could get the Pistons (close) to the top of the East. No one has a frontcourt like the Pistons potentially have (since Drummond and Monroe still need to develop).
Also, I hate the draft lottery b/c the Pistons always get screwed. They always stay where they are or drop (like this year) while Cleveland wins 3 lotteries in about a decade.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I don't recall them sucking||
I don't recall them sucking as much as possible by choice. Popovich inserting himself as coach seems to have been a great move. Also, they already had a very good team, injuries put them in the lottery. You're saying the Pistons shouldn't get better and purposely become a bottom-feeder on the off chance they get a great player. Next year is a deep draft, but none of those players are guaranteed to fall to the Pistons and none of them are guaranteed to work out as some superstars have.
I didn't say the key piece cannot come from the draft but if it does you'll still need additional pieces and no championship team has gotten them all from the draft. If you wait on the draft all your eggs are in a basket with significant structural issues, while if you don't depend on the draft you could still benefit from it, albeit from a lower pick, while having the opportunity to take the final few steps through other means, free agency and trades.
Smith not being an All-Star is hardly a knock on his game as there are maybe 8 front court positions and 3 of those go to pure centers, then there's Lebron and Carmelo who are pretty much guaranteed a spot. So there are maybe 3 spots and Smith was 7th in votes in the East.
(Dang this is getting long) Also, there are many more trades that have benefitted a champion, Kobe was traded to the Lakers, Sheed to the Pistons.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||The Spurs didn't tank they||
The Spurs didn't tank they had a crappy season b/c IIRC David Robinson was injured. Even when the Pistons have been "accidentally" bad they haven't gotten a high lottery pick. The only pick was Darko and that was acquired via trade. The thing is even if the Pistons get a great player through the draft, they'll still need other pieces. Why not set yourself up to be a piece or two away from competing when that piece could come from the draft, free agency or via trade instead of just banking on the draft?
I find it interesting that while some are questioning Joe D's ability to do his job you and a few others want him to hope luck does the job for him.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||And I didn't mean loser||
And I didn't mean loser strategy as in you guys are losers. Just thought of how that can come off jerkish. Just the losing on purpose strategy itself bugs me.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting debates. I don't||
Interesting debates. I don't agree with the loser strategy of tanking the season and hoping on hope that you become a contender through the draft when A) having a higher pick makes zero guarantees that the player drafted will be any more successful and B) with good scouting and about the same amount of luck an impact player can be drafted at a lower position while your team is not as far away from competing. Why would you choose to start from 0 when you have to enter a lottery and hope to get a pick and a player that works?
I'm glad the Pistons aren't following Disney movie dreams and betting on a savior through the draft. Competitive teams build with smart drafting, FA pick ups and developing talent.
$14/year in the NBA is in the low 20s as far as contracts are concerned. And Smith's numbers fit nicely with his pay. Also, keep in mind the roster is not set.