thanks CK very nice work as always.
thanks CK very nice work as always.
It looks like a predetermined position pick, as you and I both suggested, rather than BPA. I would have said Curtis Lofton, Brandon Flowers, and Devin Thomas (although he hasn't done much yet) were better prospects from a talent standpoint....
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Great article CK, as always. Thanks
No wonder they were said to be celebrating when GB went Brohm...
Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
Another very good write up CK.
I cannot disagree that "a" game ball should go to Andre Goodman, I think the job that the front seven did in making the Broncos one-dimensional should not be overlooked. With Ferguson holding down the middle, Landford not giving up any ground and Roth sealing the edge, they didn't give Denver any lanes to run through and forced them to rely on the pass more than they probably wanted to.
Thanks also for the write up on Sintim. I remember talking about him before the season and how I think he would be a good fit for Miami's 3-4 defense. At times this season, Clit has been overly aggressive in trying to get to the QB but does have 10 sacks as a result of it. Has started 46 consecutive games at UVA.
EXTREME Makeover! You BUILD the foundation FIRST! BPA might be the proper response for a team with an abundance of talent, but makes NO sense when there is no foundation or solid lines.
They are called NEEDS! Parcells always rebuilds the lines first. Being a defense guy it's usually the defense. Fortunately BP doesn't hire "yes" men and is very open to a difference in opinion and the Oline guy, Sparano, got his man.After Miami sent David Lee to attend Ryan's pro day workout, why did they balk at the selection of Henne at #32 on draft day, and instead select Merling if they were so intrigued by Henne? Surely they didn't think he would be there at #57? Were they going to select Lanford at #57 if Merling hadn't fell to #32?
It seems like many talented players were left off our draft board...it's the way Parcells approaches the draft...it seems like he doesn't select BPA, but rather has predetermined "positions" at certain slots in the draft.
Linebacker?The Parcells / Groh connection should always be a factor for those of us trying to determine which player the braintrust might be looking at in the 1st round....and Sintim fits the "Bill".....and fills a need.
"I "like," linebackers. I "collect," 'em.So when Sintim was told that Groh ranks him among the most complete linebackers he has coached at U.Va., Sintim knew it was praise not to be taken lightly.
You can't have too many good ones."BP
Shallow commentary on the J ALLEN interference. J ALLEN had MARSHALL covered very well: there was virtually no separation. MARSHALL gave him a slight push-off. It broke ALLEN's stride, and when that happens at this level, the CB's a dead duck. All of a sudden, ALLEN's 2 yards back and trying to reaccelerate.
It was a well-done push-off, incidentally: a real veteran move. BUT HE GOT CAUGHT.
And THAT is why MARSHALL got flagged. We've all seen a lot worse go unflagged. Why? Because the contact didn't redirect, impede, or place the CB at a distinct disadvantage. That's the criteria, and it's not too difficult to apply, or to understand why a play was/wasn't flagged. If you push off and break the CB's stride, it's easy: so too, when you hold his arm/arms down till the last instant. But the contact which yields nothing, or both players jockeying for position, or the oft-seen getting the feet tangled up, usually go unflagged. Pros know the difference. Crybabies like SHANNAHAN know better too.