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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
(07-11-2017 05:26 PM)EagleTough Wrote:  I think this year's 'motto' is #FR4REAL. See the great video recap of last year....here:

https://twitter.com/EMUFB

Also very interesting.......without ever having really played Center (to my knowledge), Dakota Tallman has been added to the Rimington Trophy watch list as college football's best center!

From what I hear, he should be a great replacement at that position.

Thanks for sharing!!!
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
(07-11-2017 03:49 PM)EagleTough Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 10:59 AM)Bob Wickersham Wrote:  Shaq Vann doesn't get a mention? Ummm he's pretty good when healthy...and he is healthy.

Vann gets more mention from most preseason analysis than he probably should, based on his actual production to date. Plenty of RB talent to hopefully keep all of them healthy the entire season.

Biggest injury concern right now is getting Aristilde back 100% prior to first kickoff. Having that kid back 100% healthy, is going to make a much bigger overall difference, than having Vann 1st string vs. either Eriksen or Turner.

I think Vann proved his freshman year that he has a good combination of power and home run hitting ability. And that was in limited opportunities, due to having a stud in front of him and generally playing from behind every game. I like Eriksen, but in my opinion, our top two backs are Vann and Turner, and both have potential to be very good players.
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
(07-12-2017 08:26 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 03:49 PM)EagleTough Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 10:59 AM)Bob Wickersham Wrote:  Shaq Vann doesn't get a mention? Ummm he's pretty good when healthy...and he is healthy.

Vann gets more mention from most preseason analysis than he probably should, based on his actual production to date. Plenty of RB talent to hopefully keep all of them healthy the entire season.

Biggest injury concern right now is getting Aristilde back 100% prior to first kickoff. Having that kid back 100% healthy, is going to make a much bigger overall difference, than having Vann 1st string vs. either Eriksen or Turner.

I think Vann proved his freshman year that he has a good combination of power and home run hitting ability. And that was in limited opportunities, due to having a stud in front of him and generally playing from behind every game. I like Eriksen, but in my opinion, our top two backs are Vann and Turner, and both have potential to be very good players.

Hate to sound like a broken record (for those who remember them), but if the OL holds up, the weapons are there on offense.

Rarely do we have an all-MAC caliber QB and a stable of RBs who can come in and run and run and run while Roback throws and throws and throws...

And I think we have a DL which can control the line of scrimmage.

So if the OL holds up, then can can control the game on both sides of the ball.

Yes, I had some kool-aid earlier this morning. 03-lmfao
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
Conversely, having a QB who can make quick reads, WRs with good hands, and versatile RBs can help to mask offensive line deficiencies. Roback has shown many times that he can make intermediate throws, and our receivers have the ability to make the plays. We talk about Aristilde and Bailey a lot, but Porter and Daugherty can eat DBs up across the middle.

I hope Keen brings more of a focus to the middle of the field. Less Roback deep balls will be good for the OL and the offense in general.
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
(07-12-2017 09:23 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  Conversely, having a QB who can make quick reads, WRs with good hands, and versatile RBs can help to mask offensive line deficiencies. Roback has shown many times that he can make intermediate throws, and our receivers have the ability to make the plays. We talk about Aristilde and Bailey a lot, but Porter and Daugherty can eat DBs up across the middle.

I hope Keen brings more of a focus to the middle of the field. Less Roback deep balls will be good for the OL and the offense in general.
I just had a terrible flashback of Porter throwing a weak out-route against Wyo. Nooooooo!!!!!
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
(07-12-2017 09:23 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  Conversely, having a QB who can make quick reads, WRs with good hands, and versatile RBs can help to mask offensive line deficiencies. Roback has shown many times that he can make intermediate throws, and our receivers have the ability to make the plays. We talk about Aristilde and Bailey a lot, but Porter and Daugherty can eat DBs up across the middle.

I hope Keen brings more of a focus to the middle of the field. Less Roback deep balls will be good for the OL and the offense in general.
Agree Sam!

Last season we thru too many homerun balls that resulted in feast or famine. We need to develop intermediate passing game to keep moving the chains......
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
(07-12-2017 11:22 AM)Luckeyone Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 09:23 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  Conversely, having a QB who can make quick reads, WRs with good hands, and versatile RBs can help to mask offensive line deficiencies. Roback has shown many times that he can make intermediate throws, and our receivers have the ability to make the plays. We talk about Aristilde and Bailey a lot, but Porter and Daugherty can eat DBs up across the middle.

I hope Keen brings more of a focus to the middle of the field. Less Roback deep balls will be good for the OL and the offense in general.
Agree Sam!

Last season we thru too many homerun balls that resulted in feast or famine. We need to develop intermediate passing game to keep moving the chains......

100% If Roback is under pressure, throwing 50/50 balls off his back foot, we won't be nearly as lucky as last year with the late heroics.

I feel confident at this point that Roback and Keen will work well together. Roback should continue to improve his decision making, and have his best season yet. Keen is fully aware of a developing OLine, so it'll be interesting to see what he comes up with. He gets the benefit of the doubt for the first 3 or 4 games. Unless of course we lose to Charlotte while scoring 7 points.....haha.
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
Good thing about this thread and others:

Different seasons mean different players, different strengths and weakness and different game plans.

Sport seasons aren't like running the previous season's records through the Xerox machine. (P.S. I don't see the Cubs running away in MLB).

We get it here...
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
Dakota Tallman's 6'5". He's not short by any stretch, but the dude's gotta be at least 6'8" for a last name like that, IMHO.
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RE: Rodney Dangerfield's of the MAC
Once is a fluke.

Twice is a coincidence.

Three times is a trend.

People still remember last time EMU won six games. Next two years team went 2-10 and coach was fired.
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