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psuwxman


MEMBER SINCE   August 01, 2016

I like sports and food and weather and drumming and beer.

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Comment 17 Apr 2019

I'm thinking he's putting his name in to see what's out there, but I have a hard time believe he's as good as gone or anything like that.

If he's hurt, it doesn't make sense to transfer somewhere else... it's not like transferring helps his foot heal faster. And if he's not hurt, and he's been able to hold off Clifford whenever they've both been healthy, why worry about him closing the gap now? I mean, of course he's closing the gap to a certain point, Stevens hasn't even been able to step foot (sorry) on the field this spring.

It just doesn't quite add up, unless Clifford has been outright named the starter behind the scenes, in which case I feel pretty bad for Stevens tbh. I think he's earned the right to retain the inside track on the starting job unless he truly plays his way out of it during fall camp.

Comment 16 Apr 2019

He just looked so calm and confident. As you noted, he bobbled the pass but it didn't even appear to faze him. He was dodging guys in the backfield at times and never looked like he got happy feet and panicked, or lost sight of where the hole should be, or where a cut-back might be.

Mature, I think, is the best way to describe how he runs. Jimmy Franks got a good one.

Comment 12 Apr 2019

I'm definitely most excited to see the linebackers. I feel like it's tough to gauge how well lines are looking in spring games because of the limited schemes/game plans, but I just wanna see the LBs out there flowing fast and sifting through traffic. 

Comment 02 Apr 2019

Foot injuries are always a little scary to me. There's so many tiny little bones and muscles and tendons and ligaments down there and every explosive movement involves your feet in some way, even if it's just to stabilize your body while your arm does something (you know, like, throwing). And when your foot is off, it puts weird stress on so many other things. Knees, hips, back, they can all get out of whack.

So I hope the dude is healthy because he deserves every single good thing in the world this coming season for his dedication to the program. But I'm thinking he misses at least a couple games.

Comment 25 Mar 2019

Interesting he didn't "let it fly" and trying to roll him with the cradle locked so tight, but I don't blame him..... he doesn't give up a 6 point move while trying to throw Martin and he's a 4x champ.

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Man is it good to have options along the o-line or what? You can make a genuinely exciting case for any of the options that appear to be most likely. And if Menet can take a step forward at center, the interior of this line is going to be nasty in the run game no matter who wins the other guard spot.

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Okay so here's the slate for this year.... I think 8 wins is the baseline just looking at the talent on this roster alone. They should be able to get 1 more win out of the other games, IMO. So I'd take the over... but just barely. Someone else said it above I think this settles at 9. While the schedule doesn't quiet set up as nicely as last year and there are no back-to-back home games after the non-con, there are also no true back-to-back road games either. MSU and Minnesota are separated by a bye week, which is nice.

IDAHO - win (1) 
BUFFALO - win (2)
PITT - win (3)
(bye)
@UMD - likely win (4)
PURDUE - win win (5)
@IOWA - toss up, because Kinnick Dark Magic
MICH - bleh, possible loss? But they lose a lot too
@MSU - toss up
(bye)
@MINN - probable win (6)
INDIANA - likely win (7)
@OSU - probable loss
rutger - lol (8)

I don't think it's unreasonable this team beats both Michigan and Iowa. Both teams are going to have a tough time scoring against what I'm thinking could be a really good defense this year. But either way, there should be at least one win out of the remaining four games to be had.

Comment 18 Feb 2019

I love Mark Allen. Always seemed like a great teammate and role model for the younger guys.

There was a video posted (I think) before Saquon's final year, an interview with a player or a coach after a practice in the spring or fall, and there was all this racket in the background during the interview. You could see it was Mark Allen and another RB (I think either Sanders or Saquon) getting extra reps in on the blocking sled after practice, all on their own.

I hope he gets that 6th year and manages to turn some heads with some more consistent playing time. He deserves it.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

Trace hasn't looked good since the Ohio State game. I know they haven't disclosed anything, but I'm gonna keep plucking this chicken-- I think his shoulder or elbow is dinged up. I know his knee is hurt, but it's not his plant knee. He should still be able to plant and bring his hips through and all that. He doesn't look like he's lost any power, he just looks off. 

Pinpoint accuracy has never been his calling card, so I think that's why all the sudden his issues are more glaring. He didn't have a huge margin for error for his accuracy to get worse. This is NOT be saying he's a bad quarterback or he isn't one of the finest to ever play at Penn State, but he's doing things like missing wide-open guys with alarming regularity the last few weeks. Something has to be wrong.

Comment 02 Nov 2018

KJ Hamler on who’s better: Him or Michigan's Donovan Peoples-Jones. “I don’t compare myself with anybody,” Then he rolled up his sleeve and showed a tattoo of a mountain lion disemboweling a wolverine. “I’ll let you interpret that however you want,” Hamler said. 

Comment 18 Oct 2018

I would argue that his rating is partically because of the 19 drops, not in spite of. Their scores (while sorta baloney) do take into account adjusted completion percentage.

I say sorta baloney because Aaron Rodgers torched the Chiefs for like 5 touchdowns and 400 yards a few years ago on MNF and they gave him a negative (or below-average or whatever) rating for that game, which is just ridiculous (and it wasn't a Haskins Special where he was dumping the ball off and letting the RB/WR run wild). I think the rationale was that they thought he wasn't playing within the offense or taking too many risks or something? IDK, Aaron Rodgers can take whatever risks he damn well pleases if he's my QB.

Comment 30 Sep 2018

They pointed out in the broadcast, and I thought this was a great observation by Herbie, that the lone blocker out there for the winning score could have blocked the smaller Reid but instead kinda pulls off him and decides to block the more physical and bigger Scott. Reid's arm tackle gets run through and the rest is unfortunately history.