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I'm curious - what did you think about Chip's first pick last night. I think Oregon has struggled to recruit top-shelf linemen over the years and he was just downright giddy at the prospect of having a guy like Lane Johnson there at OT. I think the Eagles are the most intriguing team in the league next year.
McCoy is a great back for Kelly's system, Vick obviously has the mobility to tie in all the option stuff. Should be really interesting to see how it works.
The Eagles are a lot like ND... everything usually looks pretty good on paper... every once in a while they take care of business in a big way... but it ultimately ends up in a let-down.
I think it was definitely a smart pick, not sure it will amount to much though.
We'll see how it goes with Chip
We needed a RT. Bad.
Unfortunately, we also need at nearly every position on the other side of the ball. Chip is going to have to outscore people.
Not terribly happy. Ready for another crap year and hopefully landing Teddy or another top QB for the system in 2014.
Except we don't have anything to fall back on. At the very least, ND can fall back on history and a nationwide brand. We can fall back on everyone hating our fans and being in a division with teams that win lots of championships while we suck.
I almost hope we suck bad just to get Teddy. Gotta love that kid.
We'll always have 1960 bro. My father was -almost- old enough to remember it.
Who did you want? Jordan was off the board.
Tank for Teddy. Although I hate tanking, so just be yourselves for Teddy. Unfortunately I think it's better to hope other QBs pass him because I think they win a few games this year just to get everyone's hopes up and blow the draft pick.
I personally wanted Milliner, but it's hard to pass up a good OT prospect.
I think that's fine with him though. I think that's his philosophy. I know it's Malzahn's. This, from Malzahn's book, on running the Hurry-Up, No-Huddle, and the impact it has on your own defense:
*You cannot worry about your defensive statistics
When considering the hurry-up, no-huddle offensive system, many HCs are worried that their DCs will not buy into the philosophy. Most defensive coordinators take pride in their defensive stats and feel that these numbers will eventually help them move up in the coaching profession. Just remind them that only their defensive goals need to be adjusted - the offense will take care of the rest.
I'm not saying that Ted Roof is a great DC, but that offense killed his stock. He did really well for us last year... he is solid. If you only watch Auburn in 2010 though you would think he blows.
Chip certainly has the same mentality as Gus. I'm not sure if it is right though. At least, not in the NFL. You are going to get stopped at some point.
jive ... agree, although Roof has been up and down over his career. He was terrible at Georgia Tech, where he may have cost the Jackets a shot at a national title when Joe Hamilton was there. And then I thought he was OK as HC at Duke.
As for whether or not it's "right" ... I'm not sure I'd say it's right or wrong. It's just what people do. Look ... there's no one better at preparing for and defending people than Saban ... and if those cockbags in Auburn have anyone but #2 at quarterback in '10, then we blow them out and we're in the middle of 4 straight, the Cam legacy is never-was, and Chizik might still be there. Moral: no matter what you're doing or how you're coaching, it almost always comes down to the animals in your zoo vs the animals in mine. If yours are bigger, faster and better ... you win (usually).
I've always been a defensive-minded guy, but I'm evolving and changing a bit and trying to learn this offense. It's not as complicated as you might think.
Eh... defense still wins championships. Just look at your own team.
That's what makes this evolution so difficult!
you have this:
My God... you are right! That is our Rudy.
I like the pick personally. We have a lot of needs and RT is one of them. He's an athletic guy who's used to fast pace so it seems like a good fit. The staff also really likes his ceiling and thinks he has more potential than any of the other tackles.
Highest ceiling at T and not close. Kid only played two years at T and already really really good.
Here a great article about Johnson from a Eagle guy that follows them closely and watches TONS of tape .
I really don't think we're that bad. This was a weak draft (top 10 wise) besides for the OL so I'm okay with taking Lane Johnson. Sure, I wanted Dion Jordan, but he is not even close to a sure thing. Sure up that OL, and our offense will have the chance to be good this year.
We still have needs at DL (NT & DE opposite Fletcher), OLB (opposite Barwin), and CB (starting opposite Williams). Could also use a safety as Chung & Phillips certainly aren't long term guys, but it's not an immediate needs. I just desperately do not want a QB here at 33.
Love the Ertz pick now need 5-tech
Fvck yeah Logan was a great choice.
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