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  1. Ian Boyd

    Big 12 spring check-ins: Kansas State

    Highly respectable is what I’m expecting, we’ll see how the O comes along in terms of them actually making the title game. They need 3 things to happen which haven’t happened yet. 1) Thompson comes back strong (just doing 7on7 still) 2) Knowles becomes a consistent game changer 3) to find a...
  2. Ian Boyd

    Big 12 spring check-ins: Kansas State

    Spring practices are wrapping up for a lot of teams across the Big 12, but Kansas State has already knocked their practices out and are progressing into the inevitable, "okay who's portaling out and who else might portal in?" phase of the offseason. We've already seen a lot of transfers this...
  3. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    No offense here, my point is more about the uncertainty of these younger guys and what I feel is truly valuable in this game which is the mental side. Fields may become a brilliant passer some day, but it's mostly projection and it's surely down the line. If I'm trading multiple 1st round picks...
  4. Ian Boyd

    OU Rumor

    They are suspended from the team currently, I don’t know about anything beyond that.
  5. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    There’s a lot to think about and chew on here. One thing we have to note is that traditionally the National Championship teams are the blue bloods and they have found their advantage in the trenches. This is partly why I was shrieking loudly about how different it was for LSU to dominate with...
  6. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    This is the main key. When you have this in college you’re a juggernaut. The nfl doesn’t work the same way. Even Lamar Jackson has struggled come playoff time when defenses gameplan for this formula.
  7. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    I remember thinking the cowboys were silly for drafting Dak and then watched his senior film to find examples of what I thought was wrong. Then I saw him making a lot of reads and flinging it around and was like, “oh, so...this guy is pretty good.” I liked Dak more than Fields.
  8. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    I was down on Fields before it was cool. Just never saw the dominant player I was always told about, and I watched him a few times. Similar to fields. Sure there’s some overpowering physical talent, what else is there? I want my quarterback to be able to figure out where the ball goes, not to...
  9. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    I'm really skeptical on Wilson as well.
  10. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    I think Lawrence is the closest to a sure thing. He makes reads and throws on a different level than everyone else in the draft. If I'm trading multiple no. 1 picks for a QB though I want someone who's already shown they can execute a gameplan against a good NFL defense. I'd probably be more...
  11. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    My concern was, "is this guy an elite field general? Does he put his athleticism to use making big plays against live bullets?" Those progressions are standard fare though. We could cut videos of dozens of college QBs doing the things Fields does in those clips.
  12. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    The 2020 stuff on here just isn't all that much. "Look here, the second receiver in his progression is wide open." Okay. Lots of guys can do this. He might develop in time but it's all theoretical upside.
  13. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    His guy is running open behind the safeties.
  14. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    I think Fields is interesting, I wouldn't be trading up for him and certainly not paying the price the 49ers did for that pick. I don't think he's Luka Doncic. The problem is it's not clear if he has the sorts of traits I think make for the best QBs, nor that he puts his elite athleticism to...
  15. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    Trevor Lawrence, same as most everyone else who isn't trying to be an edge lord. You had to go 7 minutes into an 8 minute highlight video to find an example. And the question is "what happens if Chris Olave ISN'T running wide open on a post route in front of a clean pocket?"
  16. Ian Boyd

    Mac ******* Jones and the NFL's struggle with quarterback strategy

    The wider world of sports was first introduced to Mac Jones during the 2018 National Championship game. Alabama was floundering a bit trying to finish drives in the red zone against Clemson's defense, which was powered by a defensive line entirely comprised of future draft picks. Nick Saban got...
  17. Ian Boyd

    Chess matches of 2020 in the Big 12: Riley lands an uppercut on Patterson

    Lincoln has had better players and gameplans better.
  18. Ian Boyd

    Chess matches of 2020 in the Big 12: Riley lands an uppercut on Patterson

    You and PK will probably get along well.
  19. Ian Boyd

    Chess matches of 2020 in the Big 12: Riley lands an uppercut on Patterson

    Early in the year in 2020 I noted a route combination which was becoming pretty popular as a way to attack defenses. It's a 3x1 set involving the famous "mills" or dig-post pattern from the two slot receivers to the three receiver side...
  20. Ian Boyd

    Key plays of 2020 in the Big 12: Austin Stogner owns the middle in the Cotton Bowl

    Potentially yes. More balanced overall, at least. The 2018 Sooners were horrible on defense.