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Comment 13 Jul 2018

 First of all as you all know I’m a huge Chambers  supporter. But let’s be honest, without exceptional physical skills Tony Carr is never going to play in the NBA. This just goes to show you what Chambers has done with lesser talent. While Tony came out of high school very highly rated the Recent testing and scrimmages at the NBA combine showed him to be lacking in elite speed and physics capabilities and not up to the skill level of other guards entering the draft.

In my humble opinion  Tony would have been better served spending another year in school. I don’t know that that would have made a difference if he were to be drafted after that additional year. Again it comes down to physical capability: he’s not as fast he’s not as quick and he does not have the leaping or reaction ability to compete effectively in the NBA.

Hopefully he’ll have a long and prosperous career in Europe.   In the meantime again just my humble opinion everyone should take a step back and reevaluate just how much Chambers has done with the players he has been able to attract to State College. 

Comment 01 Jul 2018

1) I labeled your comments as racist.  Not you.  BUT given you made those statements it is easy to infer you ARE racist. I do.  There, we got that out of the way, you don't have to guess or suggest.

2) Being unable to delineate between being "labeled" a racist versus calling your obviously racist comments racist, suggests there is a mental deficiency at work here, it just isn't mine.

3) YOU don't know how or why he was there.  NONE of us do.  What we DO know is he was SHOT IN THE BACK WHILE RUNNING AWAY. Regardless of ANYTHING else, that has NOTHING to do with his parents.  But let's address that "instruction from his parents" statement.  Why is it that ANY parent in America, should have to instruct their children what to do or how to act when involved with the police?  My parents never talked to me about that.  I NEVER talked to my children about that.  But I have just recently learned that MOST IF NOT ALL black parents make it a point to tell their children how to act when confronted by police.  And from what I have read it seems they are giving their children instructions on how to SURVIVE any such encounter.  What the fuck?????? 

I doubt you will ever "get it".  You seem to be wrapped up in the kind of right-wing/Fox News group think.  You want black people to be seen and not heard.  You want black people to be your hero on the field, and invisible off the field.  Like I said much earlier, on the field in the uniform, he is GREAT, but off the field, he is just another black guy, and you could care less.  And heaven forbid he should passionately exercise his right to free speech and the right to protest.  Why, that just makes him a "thug".  REALLY?

Comment 29 Jun 2018

I'm old.  I'm white. My daughter works in law enforcement, and within my family there is an extensive law enforcement presence/history.

1) I think the article and included commentary are well written.

2) Wade is to be commended for actively engaging and speaking up.  Considering he did it OUT of uniform, and NOT on the field made it an exceptionally courageous act.  This is an especially important point to consider and why having this article/commentary is particularly significant and germaine.  ALL of us that are sports fans need to appreciate who the PEOPLE are inside those uniforms when the game is "over".

3) When the game is "over" would you, Larz, recognize Wade walking down the street?  Would you be as "forgiving" or "accepting" of him without the uniform?  Which is why the mere act of speaking out or protesting, as GUARANTEED to ALL OF US by the Constitution, is so important.

4) Regarding the comment by Beta about "ghetto" mentality, I could not disagree more.  Wade's act, and his statements, show that he IS out of the ghetto.  That he IS going to school, and going to class.  That he is engaging with his teachers and his peers, and is striving to act in an educated, enlightened, and constructive manner.  He's not out on the street burning things.  He's not ranting or raving.  Agree or disagree on the merits of his comments, but leave the vacuous and uninformed racist stereotypes at home.

5) Not directly relevant to this situation, but IMHO germaine, this is why Kapernek and the NFL protests were/are being done.  The impact/recognition of the protest is SEEN because of the setting and the uniform.  Put these same men in a differernt setting without the uniform, and you get much less notice, impact, and have much less significance.  Put Wade in unform on the field in Happy Valley, protesting before a game.  What reaction does that get? 

You should be proud of Wade.  It takes courage to act as he has. He should be praised for acting on his beliefs.  Isnt' that "We Are"?

Comment 19 May 2018

To his credit, he has an understanding of and feel for the game. But those results from his testing and measurements show he is not as "elite" as he has been lead to believe by those that "advise" him. I thought he should have stayed in school, had another year with the strength and conditioning program, worked on his shot and developed further as a true point guard. 

He might be LUCKY to get drafted at all

Comment 01 Apr 2018

The Sporting News just release a “way too early” top 25. Guess who was #23?  AND they said if TC comes back, they would be ranked higher.  Still, is that starting over?  And you forget that one of the top 50 players in the country is on his way from DeMatha. Starting over?  Not hardly. 

Comment 01 Jan 2018

Rose Bowl, because it showed ALL of his abilities: elusiveness, speed, power, vision, quickness.  The Fiesta was great to watch, but that was all about the play call, the blocking, the defense that was called by UDub, and SB's speed.

Said this in another article: it was the type of play and run SB needed 3 more times in the last games of the season and he would have at least been invited to NY.  Love had those kinds of runs all year long.  Stanford would create these freeways for him and with his speed he looked great.  Take nothing away from Love, really good player.  But you give SB the kind of holes that Love had, and the Heisman is a very different narrative. 

SB looking back at the defender as he cruises to the end zone is amazing.  I think the db chasing him is one of the fastest on the UDub team.  To quote the old Mazda commercial: "ZOOM ZOOM!!!"

Comment 05 Dec 2017

My immediate reaction yesterday was to define the problem as being the OLine.  But I didn't want to the blame to young men in college that are going to school and playing football.  But some of the blame does lie with them.  Gesicki with his extremely poor blocking (not all the time but certainly much more frequently than should be the case) and others on the oline just flat out whiffing on blocks.  I said it earlier in the season as this problem started to manifest itself, that it showed the value of Gaia.  All the blockers have to be on the same page AND THEY HAVE TO HIT SOMEBODY.   Too many times too many defenders went unblocked, leaving the best player in college football with nowhere to run.

What we ALL should be acknowledging is the failure of the coaches and the failure of the scheme to adjust and adapt and to protect Saquon.  That was a failure by JoMO.  That was a failure by Limegrover.  That was a failure by Rahne.  That was a failure by CJF.  ALL of them were out-thought, out-schemed, and out-coached, over and over and over again, as the running game failed to evolve and be productive.

The problem wasn't Trace.  Period.  Whoever's pushing that message is delusional.

That failure by the coaches is what ultimately cost those two games.  Run the ball, control the ball and the clock, and PSU wins those tow games and is in the CFP.   

Comment 12 Nov 2017

Disclaimer: I don't know what I don't know.

For example, I have no clue what is happening with Mahon or Gonzales or Wright or ANY of the offensive line.

What I think we ALL KNOW, is that whatever is going on, it isn't working.  What is also indicates to me, is the value Gaia had at center. From what little I can claim to know, it is that the person making the calls on the oline is CRITICAL to the success of the offense.  It SEEMS to me that is lacking this year.

This offense is very similar to that being run by MANY teams.  THEY are able to run the ball.  How is it that THEY can be successful running the ball and PSU CAN'T?

Since it is at the point in the season where a little experimentation might help, how about moving Jenkins into the mix?  How about Menet?  I don't buy the "young and inexperienced" perspective.  Changing up the oline can't be ANY worse than what is going on now.  TRY SOMETHING!!!!!  DO SOMETHING!!!!!

Next point: JoMo is a really good, really creative coach.  If he is the next big thing, WHY hasn't he figured out a way to counter what defenses are doing to Saquon?  EVERY week you see a defender standing less than a yard from Saquon in the PSU BACKFIELD, waiting for him to take the handoff!!!  I don't care WHO the running back is, from Jim Brown to Gale Sayers, NO ONE is going to be able to do anything when he is facing that on EVERY PLAY!!!  As Lombardi said: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON OUT THERE????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????///

You have the best player in the country, and you can't figure out a way to at LEAST give him a chance to run with the ball?  What? THE? FUCK?????????????

The previous two weeks have left me physically ill.  Watching this "display" against Rutgers might have been worse.  

Comment 17 Oct 2017

Really good player that is playing out of control.  I've seen at LEAST 3 plays, in 3 different games, where he SHOULD have been called for targeting.  Not phone or almost targeting.  REAL targeting.  I think he doesn't last the first half of the game this week.  

If it hasn't been a talking point between PSU and B1G officials, it should be.  It's all about player safety.

Comment 01 Oct 2017

RE the blitzes, some of that comes down to line calls, and some of that comes down to "audibles" or options selected by Trace.  But as I said above, the line has to get it's act together, just as you  note.  IF you get by jNW, you have some time to work on it.

I also have a theory about some of what is going on.  I will save that for a few weeks from now.

Comment 01 Oct 2017

I won't "rate" or criticize Trace until the line shows ABILITY and stability.  Lack of consistent run blocking makes the pass rush easier and better.

Trace is not getting any time in the pocket.  It seems he is barely there a second before he HAS to start reacting to the rush.  The CENTER of the line is NOT holding back the interior "push" which leaves him no room to step up, and the right tackle is consistently being beaten to the outside.  On top of that, what I see, and I admit I KNOW NOTHING, is linebackers and safeties stepping up to take away the run option and then continuing on into a blitz.  He has NO time for the play to develop. Does JoMo have something different up his sleeve? Does Limegrover have some answers?

Lets have a consistent dose of line play, some more creativity from JoMo and then we can have a rational discussion regarding QB play.

Comment 25 Sep 2017

Before the season started, I thought the schedule was extremely difficult, despite the "training wheel" games with the MAC and Georgia State.  And it only gets harder from here.  I said "make it to the bye at 6-0 and there is a chance to win it all".  So far so good, but it only gets harder from here.

They are battered and bruised by Iowa.  Iowa played lights out.  IU is going to come to town wanting a shot at PSU and having to go to jNW the following week, facing a desperate jNW for an early kickoff, will be significantly challenging.  After the bye a three week "murderers row" makes or breaks the season, and they STILL have 3 more to play after THAT.  Makes me cringe, and makes me KNOW I will be unhappy when the season is over, no matter how it plays out.

Great teams do great things. This team has the opportunity to be great, the schedule makes it possible. 

Comment 17 Sep 2017

this just shows how stupid these "voters" are.  Either they didn't watch the PSU game, didn't consider the importance of the OSU/Pitt result, or they didn't watch the USC/Texas game.  

USC played Texas.  TEXAS!!  Not Georgia State. Is USC the same as it was in the Rose Bowl?  No, but still, it was TEXAS (regardless of their problems).

Pitt got blasted at home by Okie State.  BLASTED!!!  Was that the result of a "hangover" from the PSU game?  Or is it indicative that Okie State is REALLY good?  But the point to this is that PSU had the same problems against Pitt that it did against Georgia State AND Akron.  For now, PSU can't run the ball consistently with Barkley; the defensive line is not getting push.  Okie State vs TCU this week will, IMO, tell us a lot.

This week at Iowa is going to be extremely interesting and will start to show whether this is a REAL contender, or if it's "Memorex".