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  1. tiamat63

    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    Significant difference is the emphasis placed on the running game in this offense. It isn't just a close out offense with this coaching staff. As the KC game showed - they'll feel comfortable airing it out when they're confident in Baker. Or they'll run the ball 40 times when the gameplan calls for it. Forgot about that one. He's been out of position a few times, not quite as nasty downhill in tackling against Duke. And the Duke TE/WR - Gray, boxed him out a few times on some designed perimeter throws. But his speed from backside pursuit is very noticeable.
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    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    Sounds 2000's Colts-ish.
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    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    - First bold. Welp, Noah Gray, a move TE out of Duke would disagree with you there. - Second bold. Young Jok had 1 INT his whole collegiate career.
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    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    A "rover" in most defenses since 2005 is either an undersized linebacker or a safety that couldn't quite cut it back on a hash. The idea at first was to make these players the nickel WILL but with plus speed. It's been a LONG time since I've seen 3 linebackers go out and stay on the field. 2005 Ohio State, IIRC. Carp would play as an edge while Kudla and Jay Richardson would move around a good deal. Then Schlegs was the Mike while AJ was the SAM. Usually it was Malcolm Jenkins or Brandon Mitchell who would come in as the actual nickel. This first started, from my memory at least, in 2003 with Purdue and Joe Tillers "basketball on grass". Then Kstate against Al Roberson and (here's a name, Darren Sproles) Hell, tOSU defense was one of the only ones to stop Vince Young dead in his tracks at times. Point being, over time the position has become more of an everydown need because of the offensive evolution of college and ultimately NFL football. I need a 3rd man in that second level who can walk out over receivers and not be embarrassed but also has the necessary size to take on blocks and play down low. I need someone who can cover, hit, tackle AND run sideline to sideline. Good news is, these kids who were previously considered "tweeners" before, are not the hot commodity in football. And even better news, because having elite size and speed is rare, these tweener kids can be found all over. This isn't all that dissimilar from Vic Fangio. Though Notre Dame, at least through the 2 games I've watched, has used JOK as an edge or a 5th man in pressure on... I want to say 7-8 snaps so far? He's being asked to play how Peppers was his RS sophmore year. Actually, I can't even understand for the life of me this "hybrid" designation given to JOK. Through 2 season I don't believe he's taken a single snap as a safety. He's just an undersized WILL from our classic perspective.
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    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    My goal within the next 30 days was to go through and watch the full season for all of our draft picks, including a couple notable UDFA (Wilson, mostly) Decided to start with JOK in the season opener against Duke as opposed to Newsome first. Kid can fly, but like any young player attempting to get the mentals of the position down, what I saw has me raising some questions that I'm hoping are answered by film as the 2020 season progresses in my viewings. Won't be posting much until I have the entire season knocked out or barring a huge off-season move. See you boys around Memorial Day.
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    Jamal Kent?

    Well, I can't disagree there. Watchmen had promise, but that's not a material that easily translates to screen. If at all...
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    Schedule Release

    SB worthy team week 1 I'm not putting anything past Watson Week 2 if he's starting. Top 10 defense week 3. Minnesota and their Jeckyll Hyde selves before we jet-set to the West Coast. A spot this team hasn't historically played well in. Nice home stretch but you have to deal with Zona's offense and their million receivers. Denver shouldn't be too tall of an order. Pittsburgh at home on Halloween will be a HUGE game. Ship south to face an improved Bengals then off to New England to face the best coach of the last 20 years. Just hoping his rookie QB is looking like shit. Come back home to a wild-card type Lions who might not be flashy, but their strength in the trenches will make any win against them NOT a fun one. 3 of the last 4 before the BYE, which is a late fucking BYE, are on the road. Home stand against the Ravens and Raiders. Two teams that aren't going to role over - wild card type teams. Then the other SB NFC contender on Xmas with a potential short week before going back on the road against the arch rival. If that wasn't enough, you get to top it off with a Bengals team who might be fighting their asses off to get 8 wins by that point.... Yeah, it's a pretty brutal schedule. Then again, any 17 game season makes the previous grind of 16 that much more intense. Why the NFL didn't expand the active roster 2-3 spots along with the schedule is beyond me. Especially when it comes to lineman. "Safety" oriented league my ass.
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    Schedule Release

    Schedule is absolutely brutal.
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    Jamal Kent?

    I did not. I honestly have no idea what Earth 2 is - the movies are about as far as my inner nerd goes. Although I do love me some Lord of the Rings series and still have my paperback copy of Return of the King.
  10. Bad math and arriving at the correct answer aren't mutually exclusive events. Half the issue wasn't Josh Allen himself, it was Cals politically based campaign against Rosen that elevated to creepy levels such as posting pictures of Rosen's girlfriend and criticizing him for having a lady that attended a different school. Then lauding Allen's physical measurables, which nobody here doubted, but ignoring the...quite literally..everything else. The quintessential "HE'S A BIG, STRONG, AFC NORTH QB". The type of thinking that lead the Browns and other rust belt teams to draft Quinn, Weeden, EJ Manuel, Harrington, Kizer, JP Losman... Who else am I forgetting? I guess you can include Manziel because of everyone's obsession with him running around like an idiot against bottom 50 defenses. Those picks, being drafted to less stable teams, flamed out pretty hard. All of them likely wouldn't have been productive picks Anyway as they showed,little to no development elsewhere. Point being, it was the obsession with the physical traits and not the mental prowess that ultimately lead those to be fools gold. Allen is different in that, his college tape looked and still looks like absolute shit - but he has an established team and coaching staff around him with a front office who was willing to see if they could develop him (mentally) into a franchise QB. Don't forget, as much as Cal lauds Allen now, those first 2 years were absolutely brutal. Check the numbers. If not for the resolve of ownership, poor draft position, along with a gift of an easy schedule and 10 win season in 2019 - Buffalo could have moved on. It's worth keeping in mind, for as much clout as Cal wants to give himself, the Bills still aren't completely sold on Allen otherwise they likely would have reset the market after 2019 or even this season and paid him. Sure, you can assess the effects of the salary cap hit from CoVid, and that very well may have been a factor. But the Browns have done the same thing with Baker too. I venture a guess that teams are hesitant to toss early money ala L.A. with Goff as an example of being overzealous. Has Josh grown beyond far beyond the bounds of what he showed in college? Yes. But let's be honest, most amateur eyes saw a canon for an arm with height and desperately wanted him to be Big Ben. Edit: ill say this for Cal - there was more detail and nuance to his assessment on Kyle Dugger. (Forced the name the phone tried to correct) So his growth in how he sees a prospect does have some merit.
  11. tiamat63

    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    I vote for Rook. Might be linear, but can move the length of the board.
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    Schedule Release

    Outstanding.
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    2021 Browns Depth Chart

    Safe to say you can call JOK a WILL backer now (as expected) per Berry.
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    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    That's what happens when you live that 20:1 income to bar tab ratio.
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    Owusu-Koramoah - first steal of the draft?

    Fellas, please - it's "Young Jok".
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