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  1. The First-pick Draft game thread

    We've been bad for so long that we start to look at the numbers. Of course the numbers say we're bad, we're playing bad. Plugging in someone with good numbers is not going to make us better, it's going to make that players good numbers look bad. Forget the numbers. Play better and fix the numbers. We need to get our piss and vinegar back.
  2. The First-pick Draft game thread

    The good new is all these guys can flex out to WR and can catch... and get Yac. So you could have 3 backs in the backfield and they could ALL shift out to WR and Become a 5 WR set without a hitch. If we can stay on the field and convert 3rd down and shorts all game, we're going to need a lot of runners. The other teams D better get their cardio up lol
  3. Todd Haley

    -OR- Could you imagine what Haley could do with a dedicated weapon and character guy, a leader by example and someone who is just scratching the surface of what's there? ... yeah, I'm talking about Saquon Barkley. If Haley can make Bell's dumb azz that good, imagine a player like SB and an All-Pro Offensive line with weapons at QB and WR?
  4. The First-pick Draft game thread

    Kizer and Higgins -We're going to need them because we fittin to RUN! A lot.
  5. The First-pick Draft game thread

    Hogan/Mayfield/Kizer Barkley/Johnson/Chubb/Hines Njoku/DeValve/Flowers Gordon/St.Brown/Coleman/CobbsJr./Higgins Thomas/Bitonio/Price/Tretter/Zeitler/Coleman/Drango
  6. The First-pick Draft game thread

    Your Picks:Round 1 Pick 1: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State - Franchise runner, defensive nightmare, unstoppable unless he wants to be- and then it's on a dime.Round 1 Pick 4: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma - One of the most electric and successful college QB I've seen since Kevin Hogan, playmaker that gets it to playmakers. Accurate.Round 2 Pick 1: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame - A true to life #2 WR with #1 potential. A great kid with amazing hands. Huge frame like Gordon. Faster than fast.Round 2 Pick 3: Billy Price, C/OG, Ohio State - An absolute monster, plugging Price into the C spot makes the OL a running game machine. Brains AND Brawn. Round 2 Pick 31: Duke Dawson, CB, Florida - Scrappy azz all get out. Duke Dawson? C'mon, that name though, can't be a coincidence Round 3 Pick 1: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia - Yeah, I know we have Barkley, but he's the best player on the board and we can use him to get the dirty yards(don't ding the lamborgini)Round 4 Pick 1: Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana - Yeah we got our Saint earlier but too much talent here, gonna need a lot of bodies because the offensive yards are going to kill. Round 4 Pick 23: Holton Hill, CB, Texas - Hill is a mountain. 6-3 corner with 4.5 speed- could come in very handy covering these bigger WRs and TEs. Round 5 Pick 1: Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn - Gonzo needs competition and Carlson is a great kicker and a good kid. May the best man kick.Round 5 Pick 22: Nyheim Hines, RB, North Carolina State - ANOTHER RB? Yes, with Crow gone we'll have RBs- Barkley/Johnson/Chubb and Hines. Never seen a stable like this.Round 6 Pick 1: Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma - Baker Mayfield's swiss army knife. Round 7 Pick 1: Kentavius Street, DT, North Carolina State - Just an absolute monster next to Shelton on the DL. Your Future Picks: 2019 Round 1 Pick2020 Round 1 Pick - Give me this draft and I'll give you the Playoffs.
  7. The First-pick Draft game thread

    I have Marcus Allen early to mid second round.
  8. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    This was a good read from that earlier link. Pretty humorous about the beetle and Bosa! That tickled~ -------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.theringer.com/2017/9/29/16384752/saquon-barkley-penn-state-nittany-lions-highlights "..."-Good news, Saquon: You have the ball! Bad news: You probably shouldn’t. In this 2015 clash with Ohio State, your team would rather not attempt to block Joey Bosa, who would go on to be the no. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft and win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. So your coach has called an option in the hopes that your quarterback can eliminate Bosa from the play by making the right read. Unfortunately, he makes the wrong read and hands you the ball with Bosa looming 2 yards away. What are you to do? There’s a bug called the Tiger Beetle, the second-fastest insect in the world. It runs so fast in comparison with its body size that it essentially goes blind while running; its bug brain is unable to interpret all the information its eyes capture. To see, it has to stop running every few seconds. This is not a problem for Barkley, who jukes perhaps the best defender in college football and then hops over a 6-foot-3 defender about 1.5 seconds later. I’m glad Bosa managed to embark on a successful NFL career so soon after Barkley broke his ankles. "..." ------------------- That was some good stuff. Hey, Kevin Hogan is a boss, I'm still riding with him.
  9. Are you all so sure Kizer can't be your QB?

    I don't know about Kizer but I still think Hogan has something to prove. This will be his 3rd season, he's going to learn a lot from the little bit of time he was able to get in last year. I expect him to make a huge leap this offseason. Rooting for him.
  10. The First-pick Draft game thread

    Is Marcus Allen comparable to Minkah Fitzpatrick?
  11. The First-pick Draft game thread

    I bolded the agreed upon selections. Suggestions- 1- Barkley 4- Mayfield Note- It sucks that the Eagles kept winning. That 2nd has quickly became a sub-3rd rounder. It's almost like having 2 firsts, 2 seconds and 2 thirds now.
  12. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    Ah, sheet, this is probably really crazy and funny! I will check it out soon, but here it is now... What is going on?! The Story of Saquon Barkley, Told Through 26 Defenders Who Failed to Tackle Him Penn State’s star playmaker doesn’t just beat opponents. He busts out moves that other running backs wouldn’t even dream of attempting. By Rodger Sherman Sep 29, 2017, 12:25pm EDT Share More Getty Images/Ringer illustration Saquon Barkley is the nation’s best football player at humiliating opponents. We can focus on his statistics—he leads the FBS with 1,013 all-purpose yards—or his Heisman Trophy hype—Vegas gives him the best odds of anyone to win the 2017 award right now. But no numbers or accolades can summarize Barkley. Much like the Road Runner with Wile E. Coyote, he does more than simply outrun those trying to catch him. Barkley’s entertainment value comes from his ability to lure defenders off cliffs, turn their malfunctioning Acme products against them, and convince them to sprint into landscapes that turn out to be elaborately detailed frescoes. To fully appreciate what makes Penn State’s junior running back so special, it’s necessary to understand what it’s like to try to tackle him. For that, let’s go to 26 defenders who thought they could bring down no. 26. 1. Joshua Jackson, Cornerback, Iowa 2. Amani Hooker, Safety, Iowa There’s a split-second when a defender attempting to tackle Barkley thinks he has everything figured out, like a toddler manning a claw machine and hovering over a toy he wants. In this play from the third quarter of Penn State’s 21-19 win over Iowa last Saturday, Jackson sprints up to meet Barkley and sees the Nittany Lions standout charging directly at him. A-ha, Jackson might have thought. My sheer speed has closed down the nation’s best running back. But as Jackson extends his arm wide and winds his body into a springlike coil, Barkley leaps. The Hawkeyes’ 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback bursts forward into nothingness. Jackson floats, powerless, braced for contact with a player who has passed him by. Still, that’s not even the most remarkable part of this play. As Barkley vaults over Jackson, Hooker hits Barkley with everything he’s got, right in the thigh. At this point, it should be easy to take Barkley down—just a simple boop in the lower body, and Barkley should be unable to regain his balance. Only Barkley brushes off Hooker’s hit like it’s nothing, gyroscoping his legs back to the ground before steaming past the first-down marker. I knew cats were capable of regaining their balance in mere milliseconds as they fell; I guess Nittany Lions can do that, too. 3. Christian Heyward, Defensive Tackle, San Diego State 4. J.J. Whittaker, Safety, San Diego State 5. Damontae Kazee, Cornerback, San Diego State 6. Na’im McGee, Safety, San Diego State The spin move is not Barkley’s favorite, but he used it twice in one half during a 37-21 win over San Diego State his freshman year. First, he shakes off a would-be tackle by Heyward, then uses his momentum to spin past Whittaker, who crumples to his knees in defeat. In the next quarter, Barkley spins away from a potential hit from Kazee. Now a junior, Barkley seems to think two or three moves ahead. He wasn’t as seasoned in 2015, and this spin move brings him right into McGee’s path. But even as a freshman, Barkley was a physical monster. And he drops McGee effortlessly. Barkley moved from New York City to small-town Pennsylvania when he was 5. He wasn’t a highly heralded recruit at first, committing to Rutgers. Rutgers! But his stature quickly rose, as he became a four-star recruit and flipped to Penn State, a decision that led to what might be the funniest tweet in college football beat writer history. Barkley torched the Scarlet Knights for 195 yards in just his third college game, becoming a freshman All-American. 7. Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State 8. Tyvis Powell, Safety, Ohio State Good news, Saquon: You have the ball! Bad news: You probably shouldn’t. In this 2015 clash with Ohio State, your team would rather not attempt to block Joey Bosa, who would go on to be the no. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft and win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. So your coach has called an option in the hopes that your quarterback can eliminate Bosa from the play by making the right read. Unfortunately, he makes the wrong read and hands you the ball with Bosa looming 2 yards away. What are you to do? There’s a bug called the Tiger Beetle, the second-fastest insect in the world. It runs so fast in comparison with its body size that it essentially goes blind while running; its bug brain is unable to interpret all the information its eyes capture. To see, it has to stop running every few seconds. This is not a problem for Barkley, who jukes perhaps the best defender in college football and then hops over a 6-foot-3 defender about 1.5 seconds later. I’m glad Bosa managed to embark on a successful NFL career so soon after Barkley broke his ankles. 9. Adekunle Ayinde, Safety, Minnesota Penn State ran one play against Minnesota in overtime of last season’s matchup. It takes about 3.5 seconds for Barkley to get past the first 10 Golden Gophers defenders. Ayinde, the last man standing in his path, needs to do something to save the game. Instead, he briefly taps Barkley with his left hand. It was a good try. This 29-26 victory sparked a nine-game Nittany Lions winning streak that culminated in the program’s first Big Ten title since 2008. Barkley averaged 168.8 rushing yards per game in the next four games, and scored 12 total touchdowns during the streak. 10. Ryan Williamson, Safety, Buffalo 11. V’Angelo Bentley, Cornerback, Illinois 12. Will Likely III, Cornerback, Maryland Some say that hurdling should be made illegal in college and pro football, as it already is in the high school game. The argument is that the move is too dangerous. If a player miscalculates his jump and clips an opponent’s helmet or shoulder, that player is likely to fall face first toward the ground, risking serious head and neck injuries. I say football should ban hurdles for everybody but Barkley. Each of these defenders tries to go low on Barkley. Each fails, done in by Barkley’s ability to rise up 5 feet in less than a second. Barkley can reportedly run a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash, which isn’t unique among running backs. What is unique is his strength. Barkley’s squat videos have become stuff of legend, and he broke a Penn State program power-clean record last year. (That means he power-cleaned more than the linemen, who are much bigger than Barkley is.) Many running backs possess the ability to go fast. Few possess the strength to change direction as quickly as Barkley does. This is why defenders keep tackling the air to the left of Barkley, to the right of Barkley, and most notably, below Barkley. 13. Uchenna Nwosu, Linebacker, USC 14. Marvell Tell III, Safety, USC 15. Ajene Harris, Cornerback, USC 16. Chris Hawkins, Safety, USC 17. Porter Gustin, Linebacker, USC 18-24: Assorted Other Hopeless USC Defenders The highlight of Barkley’s career to this point came in January’s Rose Bowl against USC, on a touchdown that brought Barkley from the left hash mark at Penn State’s 21-yard line to the left corner of the end zone. The scorebook says this was a 79-yard touchdown run, but watch the clip: He ran about 150 yards and left roughly half of USC’s roster on its knees. Penn State wasn’t expected to be in the Rose Bowl last season. But thanks to Barkley and TB Trace McSorley—I’ve decided that McSorley’s position is “ThrowBro” instead of quarterback, please use the TB abbreviation from here on out—the Nittany Lions made it happen. And now, with both players thriving in 2017, they have their sights on the College Football Playoff. 25. Manny Rugamba, Cornerback, Iowa 26. Josey Jewell, Linebacker, Iowa Sometimes we think about football too much like it’s a video game, with one player in charge of the controls, figuring out how best to deal with 21 automatons. We forget to assign intelligence to any player other than the quarterback, when in fact every play represents a symphony of decision-making. Every football position requires reaction and awareness, a mental aspect that some players have and others don’t. This is especially apparent with running backs. The best ones are often described as having great “vision,” a term that refers to a player’s reactive ability to detect openings amid a frenzied, fluctuating mass of bodies. Interpreting a wealth of information instantaneously and diagnosing the correct course of action is an immensely difficult mental skill; calling it “vision” makes it sound like a physical trait. Yes, Barkley’s freakish strength and agility and balance make him an excellent running back. He’d pick up first downs even if he just used his speed to beeline for the sideline or his power to bowl over defenders. But what sets him apart is his ability to outfox opponents. He doesn’t merely try to beat defenders down the field; he lures them into going someplace that he won’t be. It’s not merely reactive. It’s body chess. Barkley is the only person who can pull off the moves he makes, and few other running backs could even think of doing what he does. On this play against Iowa, Barkley heads toward the sideline, which hypothetically should make things simpler for the Hawkeyes defenders. They don’t have to drag Barkley down; they just have to get one of his feet to land out of bounds. And Iowa is well positioned to stop him: Rugamba and Jewell have bracketed the running back, with the former trailing and the latter coming from the side. Barkley, for all intents and purposes, is trapped. Barkley realizes there is one small window of time and space he can access to keep his run alive. He needs to outrun Rugamba and stop on a dime to avoid Jewell. So that’s what he does, delivering a highlight that looks like a choreographed fight scene in a kung fu movie. Rugamba flails at Barkley’s cleats; Jewell goes flying out of bounds; and Barkley, who coordinated it all in a matter of seconds, instantly regains his momentum as if none of this ever happened. And it wasn’t the last time in this game that Barkley would dance past Jewell. For most running backs, attempting to engage Jewell in this scenario would be a dumb play. The Iowa linebacker was a preseason first-team All-American. Barkley’s decision risked a potential loss of yardage as the clock ticked toward zero. But Barkley is not most running backs. He assessed the situation and realized that he could get a first down and get out of bounds, even with one of the best defenders in the nation squared up a few yards away. If Barkley hadn’t done this, Penn State might have lost. All these defenders thought they could tackle Saquon Barkley. But Saquon Barkley knew that they couldn’t. Watching him reveal how they’ll fail is my favorite thing in college football. https://www.theringer.com/2017/9/29/16384752/saquon-barkley-penn-state-nittany-lions-highlights --------------------------------------- There's a link to the website but all this talking about stats doesn't measure up to eyewitness testimony big dawg. I still love ya though man, still love all you guys. Just saying, this is the guy that is going to save the day... And convince you he's worth being the first #1 Overall Draft Pick in a long, long time.
  13. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    Ah, my favorite quote of them all- Marcus Allen- "Saquon's a dog. That is simply what it is. Saquon's a dog, and dogs do dog things." We need him here, he's a leader that the pack can follow. He'll do anything for his team. If he gets the rest of the guys to play with his intensity, he'd be worth the 1st and 4th pick because imaging Coleman and Gordon raising their intensity. Imagine Barkley behind an NFL offensive line- If his line was better he could have had even more yards. Often on a 5 yard carry, he'll have already made 4 or 5 guys miss.
  14. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    http://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/psu-football/article192828629.html I couldn't copy the article but here's a link. It's pretty incredible to see for yourself the litany of quotes from players, coaches and media about Saquon. Guys like Urban Meyer saying carefully that Barkley is the most talented all purpose running back in the last 30 years!
  15. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    What is Barkley's "Missed tackle number"? - Or how many player has he made miss?
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