TV analysts often don't know what they're talking about. Lock had some half-field reads last year. It's a common practice in spread offenses. It's a big reason why Lock was rarely sacked. He made quick reads and didn't have to sit back in the pocket and scan the whole field. But that doesn't mean he can't be a high draft pick. The NFL is changing. Teams are less consumed with a QB's pro-ready system and his W-L record. The Chiefs just used the 10th pick on Patrick Mahomes, who plays in a classic college spread and didn't have a good W-L record. Dak Prescott had instant success in the NFL even though he came from a college spread. All of that being said, Lock has to improve his accuracy this year and perform better against the better defenses on the schedule. He can't just carve up Eastern Michigan and expect to make an NFL paycheck. He's got to complete 60-65 percent of his throws to be effective. Gabbert peaked at 64 percent as a junior. Lock was still at 53 percent in SEC games last year. That's not good enough in a spread offense.
Point made. I'll withhold comment.
If Mizzou wins the 2007 Big 12 championship game it goes on to play for the national title against Ohio State. Chase Daniel and that offense would have had a great shot to win that game - possibly a better shot than the 2013 team would have had against Jameis Winston and Florida State had the Tigers beaten Auburn in the SEC championship game.
As for my own personal fandom, 1985 World Series would be my choice. I was eight years old and crushed at the outcome. Denkinger!!!
I missed this earlier in the week after hearing some rumblings, but Mizzou's pitching coach has indeed been named the HC at Incarnate Word. The staff did some good things from top to bottom under his watch this season, but I wouldn't say he's irreplaceable. The staff will have to adjust to a new voice, but Bieser seems to surround himself with capable coaches.
The staff really likes Jonah Dubinski. Drew Lock raved about him at SEC Media Days and the way he played in the final couple games last year. Abeln might not start but he's versatile and experienced enough to be that first interior lineman off the bench at guard or center.
I can't speculate on that yet. We'll see what happens once he's on campus. Way too early to have a read on that. Who knows, maybe Micah Wilson is the heir apparent.
Fair enough. I didn't like the scene. It didn't fit with the first six seasons of the show. But we don't have to agree.
It's too late to take summer classes. He lives here in Columbia. Who's to say he's not at the arena every day already working out on his own or playing pickup? The team can only practice two hours a week right now anyway, so it's not like he's missing out on two-a-day full scrimmages. If anything, the kid might need some time away from basketball. His high school season went right into AAU season.
Better than 50 percent if he has a strong season. He's got all the tools that teams want to see but needs to clean up his accuracy.
Will Franklin was a pretty good hoops player. William Moore was an incredible athlete but went through his share of injuries in the NFL. I'm sure Tommy Saunders will be in the best shape of all the football players - outside of maybe Sean Weatherspoon, who's still trying to land a FA contract.
I don't think so. Ben Frederickson will be there covering the event for the P-D.
Coaches can't discuss unsigned recruits with media members on the record unless they're simply answering that they are or are not recruiting him. They can discuss whatever they want off the record.
They split reps late last year. Maybe that's the plan again this year. I don't think it works to have both them on the field at the same time. It limits your defense athletically.
I want to see how this defense develops. Was 2016 was an aberration? Can Odom recapture whatever worked for him as a DC in 2015? What happens along the D-line?
I'd be fine with Nashville. I pretty much spend the week doing interviews, sitting in on press conferences or in my room writing, writing and writing. So, it's not like we're there for sight-seeing. If Southwest has a cheap flight there and there's a few nice restaurants nearby, I'm sold.
Official release date has been set for Sept. 14. Gary and I will have signing events all around the state after the release date. Stay tuned for updates.
I don't think the cast changes much. Mason will start on the outside again and Johnson is the guy in the slot. You'll see a mix of tight ends, but Blanton has a chance to be a real threat in the passing game.
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