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berneree

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  1. We don't have room for Edwin Jackson. We already signed a player who will probably be worse than him for 2/$16. Sorry for the negativity.....but I still can't understand that signing. Pelfrey's numbers the past 5 years......1.48, 1.99, 1.55, 1.42, 1.47.....now you guess the category? One hint.....that wasn't his ERA.
  2. The funny thing is.....it should be "Devon Travis says hi"......or "Eugenio Suarez says hi"......or "Robbie Ray says hi"......or possibly even "Hernan Perez says hi"
  3. By the way.....is there a posting "primer" for etiquette on this board. Does anyone admit to actually having read that long post? Once I saw the length....I didn't even start.
  4. A better question is...... What will happen if pigs fly?
  5. Michigan's status hasn't changed one bit. The previous classes were good to very good. 2015 was shaping up to be the best in the history of Michigan. According to Scout.....we had commitments from: #23 Chris Clark #34 George Campbell #55 Damien Harris #69 Mike Weber #75 Brian Cole #116 Shawn Crawford #124 Darian Roseboro #150 Tyree Kinnel #185 Alex Malzone The problem with all of these losses is they are not traditional Michigan strongholds like the State of Michigan, or Northern Ohio. So when the record went bad and the questions on Hoke arose.....these guys bailed. I don't think there should be any concern going forward. So we missed out on some big names. How many big names did Wisconsin, Michigan State, or Penn State miss out on? Not many because they weren't in on them.
  6. I am guessing he heard he likely wasn't going before the 5th or 6th round from some friends and decided even if he doesn't play a down in 2015 for OSU....he will still get the practice time and the same opportunity to impress scouts at the combine before the 2016 draft. He could turn into Matt Cassel. But he is going to need 3 years from today.
  7. I wouldn't label him a head-case at this point. Not with the issues Vince Young, RGIII, Jamarcus Russell, Johnny Manziel, and Ryan Leaf. That being said....he may still them....but I haven't seen them.
  8. I don't think he would go before the 6th round. He needs games. The #1 risk on college QB's is them leaving after 3 years....they don't have enough experience. Jones would be like leaving as a freshman....since he only had 3 starts in his career. His talent level really doesn't matter.
  9. Grew up in Michigan.....I just never liked the Lions. It just seems like listening to Cubs fans right now. Unbearable. I just think the whining about a phantom call has reached epic proportions in this case. A ticky-tack call where minimal contact was made is now being played by Pettigrew that Hitches ran thru him. Really? I am sure the ref picked up his flag because he heard the other ref state that there was more than enough contact going back and forth all the way down the field and minimual pass interference. Even the Suh holding call they have released the video on I would have never considered throwing the flag on. If that is a holding.....then the 120 plus plays of the game should have more than 200 holding flags thrown. I just don't get it.
  10. Honestly.....this is a joke. Why else would the NFL pick out a single play and suggest it was called to the benefit of the Lions? The NFL doesn't make a habit of calling out its 20 mistakes each game.
  11. Stafford's floor was in 2012 when he was worse than Cutler. Stafford in 2013 and 2014 was a very average quarterback. If you fail to note that Stafford's peak was 2011 and 3 full healthy seasons has gone by since his peak.....then by all means continue to be confused.
  12. I am similar to you. I get so frustrated that it is really hard to enjoy the NFL anymore. I can understand the Lions fans with regards to the Calvin TD take-away from 3 years ago. I think Pererra lost all credibility then when he supported the refs then.....But I thought the pick-up of the flag was more justice than anything else. I can't believe they don't stick 5 referees on the TV to call the game.....since the TV gives a much better view of the whole field. But yet we are told that we need the on field referee approach just like we need the home plate umpire calling balls and strikes even though there is a much better way.
  13. 9) I did forget the Bruce Carter holding / pass interference that wasn't called when he slingshotted himself around the receiver.
  14. Or I was following it a little more impartially than you. So what calls above do you disagree with other than the pass interference at the end?
  15. Just to summarize the questionable/incorrect calls during the game: 1) Suh reinstated for game.....name how many appeals of suspensions have been overturned in the past few years especially for one with the history of Suh? 2) Terrance Williams blown up into the DB and is call offensive Pass Interference negating a long Cowboys gain and 1st down on 3rd and 2. 3) Dez Bryant blown up 7-8 yards down the middle of the field (lost his shoe even), and results in 3 points instead of automatic 1st down 4) Dallas called for running into kicker on a leg tap and subsequent good acting the Detroit kicker - 1st down rather than Dallas 1st and 10 on Detroit 45 5) Detroit not called for similar running into kicker on a leg tap - not good enough acting by Dallas kicker 6) Witten called for holding from the side when he was exactly between the defender and the runner on a TD run by Murray....taking 7 points off the board. 7) Detroit not flagged for bumping the Punt Returner twice.....because the refs used their discretion to not impact the game. 8) Detroit not called for 15 yard face mask on key play, Dallas not called for holding on key play.....but Pass interference picked up I would argue that Detroit went essentially unpenalized the entire game. 4-5 delay of games/false starts, a 15-yard obvious hit to the head, a 5-yard obvious tackle of the RB/receiver coming out of the backfield......and not much else. Hmmm....officials were definitely against Detroit. And the officials cost Detroit the game. Hmmm....I think the officials gave Detroit all the help they needed and it wasn't enough.
  16. 1) 2011 is so hard to improve upon that 4 QB's were better than him in 2011.....Rodgers, Brees, Brady, and Romo. Not to mention Peyton Manning missed the season. 2) Stafford's results since then were probably 20th best in 2012, 17th best in 2013, and probably 15th best in 2014. He really has fallen back considerably and appreciably. 3) And Tannehill had an appreciably better season in 2014 than Stafford. He completed 66% of his passes in addition to the QBR, the 5 more TD's, similar yards and YPA......there aren't a whole lot of outliers up at that level of % completion. Maybe Josh McCown in 2013, RGIII, and Matt Schaub in the past 5-6 seasons....and only RGIII was young. He still has an excuse for falling off the curve. Stafford just hasn't been an accurate QB ever.....typically right around 60%.....which is below average in this day and age. So yes....having the opinion that Tannehill would be an upgrade over Stafford is rather easy to come to.
  17. Tannehill was certainly better than Stafford in 2014......my opinion is that Tannehill has shown big improvement the last 3 years to be considered the "hot" pick to continue improving. Just like Stafford was in 2011. Stafford fell off the improvement curve since then. It will be interesting to see if Tannehill continues improving.....I would be willing to take that risk.....even if the contracts were the same. I think >50% of NFL GM's would do the same as well.
  18. You will have to define terrible for me. Because by the stats for either of these 2 guys....combined with the WR and TE options on either team the last 3 seasons.....suggests that terrible must = pretty good. By the way.....I am baiting you to say that Golden Tate is a stud option.....then I will counter that Stafford now had 2 stud options along wtih 2 1st round draft pick TE options.....and yet Tannehill and Wilson were both better this year.
  19. To me.....there are only 5 guys I consider a no-brainer to upgrade from Stafford. I would also consider 3 guys an improvement from Stafford over the next 2 seasons - Brady, Brees, and Romo. Aaron Rodgers - YES Andrew Luck – YES Matt Ryan – YES Ryan Tannehill - YES Russell Wilson - YES Brady - Yes - Win now Brees - Yes - Win now Romo - Yes - Win now I don't think Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Cam Newton, Phillip Rivers, or Carson Palmer are better QB's than Stafford. But 1 more season like this year and you have to Cutler him and move on.
  20. I think there is some good conversation points in here (outside of the stupid typical bickering and inserting words into others mouths). Stafford has some major issues: 1) he throws it into coverage 5-10 times every game just like Cutler. Watch Romo, or Brady, or Manning.....they never chuck it into coverage. 2) he isn't good at putting balls in catch-able spots (touch) 3) He does throw it too hard all the time.....relies on his arm strength too much
  21. ?? Carr's recruits 3 years later? Even when most would argue that Carr left the cupboard bare himself. The Carr recruit that was the best player on the 2011 Michigan team was probably the defensive player who most benefited from RR and Barweis......Mark Martin and his motor. Obviously Denard Robinson and the smurf WR's were the players who benefited most from RR.
  22. I am the one who complained the Tigers window has closed. The combination of these 3 trades.......and I still think that is the case. The improvement from the White Sox, Indians, and Royals next year is going to poach 4-6 wins in cumulative as well. We have a very old team now, with a lot of players that have seen their peak years. Cabrera, Martinez, Verlander, Sanchez, Kinsler....and injuries are going to be more common. And DD is up to his old bad habits.....trades Fister and Smyly because he doesn't value their 89-91 mph arms. Doesn't ever go after Neshek, Leake, or Latos....because they throw 88-92. But Alfredo Simon averaged 94 mph on his fastball last year.....get him. Hanrahan, Rondon, even Robbie Ray and Shane Greene.....hard throwers overvalued by DD.
  23. I agree.....I just can't see Harbaugh with the Bears or the Raiders. The Bears don't have a quarterback, and you just don't go into an NFL situation without one.....or the #1 pick in a draft with a sure thing coming out of college that year. At this point I don't think Mariotta or Winston fit that criteria. Mariotta because of trick scheme, and Winston because he appears to be Vince Young. Maybe there is someone else....but I haven't followed it close enough. The Raiders are too dysfunctional. They may give him all the power....which would solve the dysfunction. But they are at risk of moving to San Antonio, or Los Angeles.....
  24. I don't mean to pile on you. But I don't think Schiano fits the bill. His history would equal Brady Hoke.....but we would have had to grab him in 2007 or so. Since then he led Rutgers to a above average record in a terrible conference. RichRod came in dominating from the ACC, that was something. Tressel came in from dominating Division II or something like that. The right choice for Head Coach at Michigan is going to be someone who is an unquestioned recruiter, winner, and does it by the right book. A Schiano hire would be as disastrous as hiring Kirk Ferentz. Just not acceptable if UM wants to consider itself still a top-10 program (or rejoin it). There is only one play here....and it is Harbaugh. Without him....we may end up 11-2 next season.....but we will be in serious danger of repeating the fall-off to a 7-6 record in 2016 and beyond.
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