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Wes21

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  1. I'm going to say that the NFL ball is still bigger than the college ball, because that is one of the adjustments Ja'Marr Chase said he had to make to an NFL ball. And that obviously just happened this season. Also, in college teams have the ability to "personalize" the balls they use on gameday, as long as some basic criteria are met. They can even play with the material of the laces to give the QB more grip. In the NFL there is only one football and you don't get to custom order a ball for your tiny hands QB. LOL To me handsize matters but its another thing that gets overblown during underwear olympics time. I hear old time coaches and scouts say that want guys with 9.5 to 10 inch hands. I think time has proven that you can move the marker down to 9 inches safely as long as the game film checks out and you don't see any perceived issues handling the football. Not many guys who are tall enough to play QB have hands smaller than that, so there is a limited data set. The shorter guys seem to have larger than normal hands for their height. I'm not sure if that's coincidence or if its one of the things that allowed them to keep playing QB while other "shorter" guys didn't make it.
  2. Here is a little more on how obsessed UM is with having a "Michigan man." I went to Michigan State so they are obviously a rival school. But I think its a pretty cool thing they have going on with their coaching tradition, but its even cooler when it backfires on them because all the best coaching candidates are not in the mold of a "Michigan man." https://bleacherreport.com/articles/824427-michigan-football-the-unfortunate-theory-of-michigan-man-supremacy#:~:text=A "Michigan Man" is an,seem to have the title. "The exact origin of the term "Michigan man" came from the great Bo Schembechler, who is famously quoted as saying that "a Michigan man will coach Michigan." But to better understand, go back to the beginning of the Rich Rodriguez tenure. After Rodriguez came in from West Virginia, he began ignoring various Michigan traditions. This ignorance coupled with Rodriguez's abysmal first two seasons and mediocre final season and his final game as Michigan head coach, a 52-14 drubbing at the hands of the not-so-lowly Mississippi State Bulldogs, and it was easy to see why Dave Brandon could let him go after only three seasons. The search for a new head coach was on, and rumors started swirling about whom Michigan man Brandon would hire next."
  3. Rich Rod wasn't a Michigan man, and his lack of success makes it even harder for a non "Michigan man" to get the job. "In addition to the difference of an on-field philosophy, Rodriguez was also largely viewed as an outsider - a man who had virtually no ties to the University of Michigan. Unlike the coaches before him, Rodriguez wasn't cut from the "Michigan Man" cloth. As a result, he would receive a considerable amount of pushback from folks both inside and outside of the football program." https://www.si.com/college/michigan/football/michigan-football-jim-harbaugh-devin-gardner-rich-rodriguez-ohio-state#:~:text=In addition to the difference,the "Michigan Man" cloth.
  4. Matt Rhule is definitely not a "Michigan Man." Having Rhule leave and being able to get a better coach would be wonderful, but unfortunately the Michigan job is out of his reach even if he begged for it.
  5. Meanwhile Nick Sirianni was going for a certain look for his coaching staff
  6. The Packers cheat all game long. Kyle forced the ref to finally call something. Hopefully he can do it again tonight. Its embarassing watching what the Packers get away with. Its DANGEROUS what the Cowboys get away with.
  7. I wonder how much of McAdoo's choices are hindsight. However, if taken at face value it looks like he likes the guys with the biggest arms and best traits. He assumes he can just coach the guy into being a good QB.
  8. So Watson is going to follow this dude named Kelly? I wonder what Kelly's hands look like.
  9. He wasn't the OC when the Landover Football Club made the wildcard with Cousins, that was Sean McVay and Bill Callahan working in tandem as run/pass game playcallers.
  10. So in a league where teams are moving to less verbiage in their playcalling so they can move faster and the QB can concentrate on what he has to do rather than spitting the playcall out...we are thinking about going with a guy who runs a system with the longest playcall verbiage. And for a team that is looking for its next QB and might end up with a guy who's green...we are going to give him an OC with needlessly wordy playcalls. And as we are looking at college kids, we have to take into account many of them have never even had a playbook before and they didn't run a ton of plays. But we have an OC who "narrows down" the weekly gameplan to "only" 150 plays to focus on.
  11. I think Richardson got the move from Dez Bryant, who pulled it off a few weeks prior on another TD grab that was called PI on the Lions defender.
  12. Its definitely not lost on Lions fans. I have watched a ton of football in my life and there are a few teams that truly get screwed more than others...and a few teams that truly get preferred calls more than others...then most of the league kind of falls somewhere inbetween. The league can continue to make bad calls in favor of certain teams and against certain teams because it gets lost in the shuffle. Noone really cares that the Lions are on the far end of the spectrum because they still suck. So it would be the difference of going 5-11 vs 3-13 or 7-9 vs 4-12. They aren't suddenly going to be a contender if you flipped around the calls. Here is a funny one that happened early in a playoff game. They actually called pass interference on the Lions defender for getting his head ripped off.
  13. Detroit can be okay to visit, but not to live there. Any place in Detroit worth living in...isn't called Detroit. The city is making a come back, but that still doesn't change how crappy the weather is. I am from Michigan and have been a Detroit Lions miserable fan for many years. And you see where I'm doing my posting now (Panthers forum). The only real way to survive as a Lions fan long term is to dash all hopes and become cynical and jaded. Here's a fun fact. Until the Lions hired Bob Quinn in 2016, they had never had a GM with a single bit of front office experience outside of the organization the entire time the Ford's have owned the team. A crappy organization, that did nothing but hire unqualified guys and double down on their understudies. The first GM hire under Ford was a former Lions player and radio announcer for the organization. He lasted from the 60s all the way until the 80s...despite the team being bad and only made the playoffs 3 times over that span (no wins). That guy was allowed to appoint his understudy, who was actually a bean counter for the team...not a football guy. That guy also had zero experience in another team's front office or scouting dept. He had a football guy give him some help, but with only 1 playoff win he was still the GM for 12 years until Matt Millen was hired in 2001. We all know Matt had zero front office experience. Matt was given an incredible 8 years before he moved on...and once again the bad GMs understudy was given the job. That was the most experienced guy to hold the position in the last 45 years. He had done a 9 month internship in the Redskins personnel department. That was it. If anyone wants to get a good laugh and walk thru what its like to be a Lions fan for 8 minutes, this video gives you some insight. (it looks like the NFL is blocking it from display, not sure how to link it) "Infamous Moments in Lions History - Refs take 6 minutes to figure out a way to take a safety away from Detroit with 6:59 to go in the 4th quarter, tied 13-13. Lions lose 16-13 in overtime."
  14. It depends. How do you feel about practicing things you will do in the game?
  15. I have some bad news for ya. But I guess we don't have to worry about taking your opinion seriously when you don't even know where you are. Should we send someone over to check on you?
  16. ...do you think social media is the best place to say you don't care about social media?
  17. The league is getting the results that they want a majority of the time, so what motivation do they have to "fix" something that's making them more money? The replacement refs made mistakes, but they seemed like honest mistakes. The regular refs are biased and not all of their mistakes are honest.
  18. The scariest thing about the Cardinals offense right now is Kyler Murray every time he drops back. He's terrified.
  19. I went to Cabo in July 2021. My lady didn't even consider dressing half naked for the 4am flight we had to take. The only person I noticed was "Louis Vuitton lady" who literally had on LV clothes and LV luggage. I took a picture of it. I make good money, but I ain't got "bathe yourself in Louis Vuitton for a 4am flight" money.
  20. Your post was extra long and at a glance it appeared to be well thought out. I am sorry for not reading it. Really, I am. Our staff said it perfectly. If you want good offensive lineman, you have to draft them. If a guy is available in free agency or via trade...there is a reason. Our staff "gets it," but they haven't executed on what they already know.
  21. The Lions suck but Dan Campbell is refreshingly honest in his press conferences. When asked questions like that he will immediately pull up examples of things he'd take back...and then explain the thought process that went into the original decision and explain where it went wrong. You can tell Dan is alot more secure in himself and his position than Rhule.
  22. Its funny because I was shocked that Darrell Bevel jumped on the Lions sinking ship under Matt Patricia. But he ended up being interim head coach so maybe he calculated that in.
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