Won't bother me, I hired a guy in my neighborhood to cut mine. Retired 71 year old black man who appreciates that I'll bring him sausage biscuits (whataburger, no bojanges here) even when he isn't cutting my yard. I tip extra $$ because he has to have such low prices because of the # of illegals that undercut the entire market.
They've got their scouting reviews of lots of players (sortable). Most top 50 reports include video and timeline notes of good and bad play. There's still top players missing reports so I guess they'll get completed as the draft approaches.
Plays the game at a much faster rate than the rest of the college players on the field
Excellent Route runner, precise
First three plays noted on South Carolina video, he lined up in 3 different WR positions
Gives effort blocking
Explosive runner after the catch - plenty of quick hitch and run in his career
High points the football
Solid hands - tends to body catch going across the middle on occasion
Downfield acceleration is obscene
Needs work on his double move - v. Houston 2013, he didn’t sell the stutter and go at all, couldn’t get open.
Understanding of coverages, needs to know when to settle down v. zone, sprint v. man
Wiry but can he get separation at the LOS against more physical corners?
Will push off downfield to high point the football
Catches the ball away from his body but lets ball get into his body at times.
Has a little hitch when exploding from the line of scrimmage that he got away with in college
Vanderbilt used him all over the field - Z, X, in the slot and even as a tight Y on occasion. Either way, he’s got scary athleticism, body control and explosiveness. He’s a lot like Houston Texans WR Deandre Hopkins was coming out of Clemson but Matthews is more polished in the finer things of the game. The WR class is LOAD-ED so there’s no telling where he’ll land, but an NFL team will get an NFL ready player on day one.
Played Optimist? sports (baseball and soccer) in middleschool/jr high. Always one of the smallest, scrawney players. (130lbs as a freshman @NCSU).
1st time at bat ever in game....hit a line drive down the first base line that got into the outfield. Coach sent me to 2nd and the 3rd base coach told me to keep running. I fell on my face between 2nd and 3rd, just by tripping over my own feet. I got up and made it round 3rd and home because the other team missed the cutoff man....Homerun!!! Just an average player after that.
Soccer....I have absolutely no offensive skills. NONE! I was the shutdown guy. Because i was so small I didn't see any difference between a kid at 120 lbs vs 170 lbs. They were both much bigger than me. Coach would pick out the their other teams best offensive player and I would shadow him to wear him out. Contest everything. Must be something in my personality because I play UT2004/Quake CTF the same way. Defense and choke points. Ask me to carry the flag and I'll probably run right into a rocket.
Since the Panthers will be doing 60 interviews soon....I think the Huddle could help out with some additional questions as they get near the 15 min mark. The odd moment when interviewers run out of things to ask...
I'm praying that posts stay away from parental prostitute and sexual orientation questions.
1) What kind of gum/candy do you look for at the bubblegum kiosks in the mall?
2) What team do you use in Madden? What is your go to offensive play for 3rd and Goal?
3) Gene Wilder (Original) or Johhny Depp (remake) Willy Wonka. <<I may drop a player down my board for answering Depp>>
I enjoyed the book. I watched the movie this weekend and thought it was a little rushed (story wise) but decent overall.
Said in an older thread, that to insert all the subplots into Enders Game it would need to be an TV series. A 2 hour film is not long enough.
The growth of Ender learning how to be a soldier and leader is missing from the film. And achieving balance between Peter and Valenine. It just sort of happens. Needed something to provide a timeline. Gavin could have inserted a 2 min clip of Ender with Graff walking through what he's doing differently as leader of Dragon. Card had it in the book.
“To what, commander, do you attribute your remarkable success?”
“You gave me an army that does whatever I can think for it to do.”
“And what have you thought for it to do?”
“We orient downward toward the enemy gate and use our lower legs as a shield. We avoid formations and keep our mobility. It helps that I’ve got five toons of eight instead of four of ten. Also, our enemies haven’t had time to respond effectively to our new techniques, so we keep beating them with the same tricks. That won’t hold up for long.”
“So you don’t expect to keep winning.”
“Not with the same tricks.”
This and the opening chapter adult discussion where Graff and someone(?) from Fleet HQ were discussing how he was NOT going to stop the Bonzo from conspiring to main/kill Ender. Keeping of the theme that no adult was ever going to help him. He has to fight his own battles.
Was trying to organize the Panthers roster into different groups and ran across this article while trying to do some research. (sorry if it had already been posted). While I don't agree 100% with the article, coorelation != causation, it does provide some credence that Pete Carroll and John Schneider wants to see as many bodies to evaluate as possible. Might be why they've been able to plug backups in during the season w/o significant dropoffs in output. Talent eval still being the most important.
No idea where the Panthers might be on this list...
I was looking at roster churn and trying to group the Panthers into 3 tiers.
Tier 1: Elite
Tier 2: Very good at their position
Tier 3: Avg/Below avg/unproven (these is where there should be lots of turnover, but I don't know if that's the case before G-man arrived.)
The Seahawks' Secret: Moves. Lots of Moves
Since January 2010, when Seattle hired Pete Carroll as its coach, the Seahawks have logged 1,105 transactions, by far the most in the NFL, according to Stats LLC. In fact, Seattle is the only team over that span to crack 1,000 transactions. Only five other teams topped 900.