Got nfl ticket in 1998. Have all games on dvd after that. Have maybe 3 - 4 games a year b4 that (i'm in pa)
i love to re-live games in offseason.
have some harbaugh, jeff george, dickerson, games in the AFC East. Some all-timers on opposition oo. Barry sanders, marino, lway, montana.
always find something cool or that i forgot when i watch an older game.
I just wished Reggie showed up morein the NBA Finals vs the Lakers. They managed to mess him up with Robert Horry, that long armed defender.
In the NBA, free agency (which is dictated by market too) is a bigger factor than the draft. In the NFL, due to salary cap reasons, the draft is a bigger factor, IMO. But you don't have one guy touching the ball all the time like a QB. Peyton was like a point guard that could also shoot at a high level, think of it like that. His chances to shine were far more by touching the ball every time he was on the field. So this could be a case of apples to oranges comparison.
However, the Hoosier state has always been a basketball state, so Reggie's contributions, as significant as they may be, did not make the Hoosier state fall in love with basketball any more than it already had. But with Peyton, he did change the dynamic of how football is viewed in the Hoosier state. By virtue of that, he had a better impact.
I'm not sure which safety would have a first round grade, or even a grade high enough that taking him in the first would be justifiable. Maybe Cash could creep into the first to a team like the Panthers at the end of the first.
This is my 2nd installment of the under the radar prospect topics. I think I'll start keeping track of previous topics and may start providing links to them.
1. Karl Joseph, S WVU
Todays prospect is: Deion Jones, LB LSU
Size: Listed at 6'1", 219 pounds
Games Watched: vs, Alabama, Eastern Michigan, Florida. All 2015
Strengths: The first thing you'll notice is that he's a tremendous athlete. Flys around the field and covers ground very quickly. After Smith and Jack, he may be the only other coverage LB. Against Florida he made an INT while matched up against a WR. He breaks on the ball very nicely. He also had a pick 6 against Eastern Michigan where he played good man coverage and read the QB. Shows the ability to diagnose plays and arrives with authority. This is all in 1 year as a starter as he played behind Kwon Alexander. Voted team captain.
Weaknesses: Although he tries to arrive with authority, his inconsistent tackling technique often leads to failed attempts. Against Alabama he somewhat got trucked by Jake Coker on a QB keeper in the red zone because he tried to hit him instead of wrapping him up. Needs to add more functional strength as 2nd level defenders lock onto him and wash him out of the play. Needs to learn how to stack and shed. Will sometimes just run straight into a wall of blockers instead of using his quickness to set himself up. Diagnosis is good but needs to trust his instincts more. Listed at 219 which is really light for a LB.
Pro Comparison: Stephone Anthony although the lazy comparison would be Kwon Alexander. Like Anthony he's a tremendous athlete who can hold up in coverage but needs work in the run game. But he shows coachable flaws and the aggressive attitude you would want in a LB. Anthony I thought was drafted a little too high because he wasn't as much of a force in the box as a guy like Kendricks or Perryman. That's basically how I feel about Jones. But his upside is tremendous, just like Anthony.
Projection: Like Alexander he's listed as an OLB, so projecting him to WILL at the next level is easy. He also has the tools to be a 3 down ILB in a 3-4 as well. He needs work but can be a force on special teams immediately. Alexander went in the 4th round last year and that's where I see Jones. Late 3rd-middle 4th.