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Player on the verge of stardom?
Is Spencer Tears on the verge of breaking through? I think he has the ability as I have been saying from Day One. Hopefully he has been any off the field issues behind him. He will have to fight not having a solid QB and poor coaching in the near term which might limit his development, but he has shown some brief spurts of stardom this season. He seems to pass that eye test.
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(09-11-2017 06:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  Is Spencer Tears on the verge of breaking through? I think he has the ability as I have been saying from Day One. Hopefully he has been any off the field issues behind him. He will have to fight not having a solid QB and poor coaching in the near term which might limit his development, but he has shown some brief spurts of stardom this season. He seems to pass that eye test.
Who cares if he passes the eye test. I've never understood this anyways. What do you mean by eye test? The only thing that matters is can he make plays. From 2006 to 2013 do you know who had the most receptions in the NFL? That's right Wes Welker. I don't believe he passes the eye test, do you?
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(09-11-2017 07:36 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 06:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  Is Spencer Tears on the verge of breaking through? I think he has the ability as I have been saying from Day One. Hopefully he has been any off the field issues behind him. He will have to fight not having a solid QB and poor coaching in the near term which might limit his development, but he has shown some brief spurts of stardom this season. He seems to pass that eye test.
Who cares if he passes the eye test. I've never understood this anyways. What do you mean by eye test? The only thing that matters is can he make plays. From 2006 to 2013 do you know who had the most receptions in the NFL? That's right Wes Welker. I don't believe he passes the eye test, do you?

I guess by eye test I mean his playmaking. That sideline catch on that 3rd and long against EIU, that was an NFL reception.
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RE: Player on the verge of stardom?
Tears has talent and just needs a QB that can get him the ball. Santa gives me hope that perhaps he can do so.
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RE: Player on the verge of stardom?
I think Tears is on the verge and we need him. Good for him.

Other breakout players: Nate Veloz, Ryan Roberts, Marcus Jones, Sutton Smith, Jack Heflin, Kyle Pugh. Lots of new guys doing well.
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I thought you were going to say Sutton Smith. I don't know how he grades out overall, but he sure spends a lot of time in the backfield.
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(09-11-2017 07:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:36 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 06:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  Is Spencer Tears on the verge of breaking through? I think he has the ability as I have been saying from Day One. Hopefully he has been any off the field issues behind him. He will have to fight not having a solid QB and poor coaching in the near term which might limit his development, but he has shown some brief spurts of stardom this season. He seems to pass that eye test.
Who cares if he passes the eye test. I've never understood this anyways. What do you mean by eye test? The only thing that matters is can he make plays. From 2006 to 2013 do you know who had the most receptions in the NFL? That's right Wes Welker. I don't believe he passes the eye test, do you?

I guess by eye test I mean his playmaking. That sideline catch on that 3rd and long against EIU, that was an NFL reception.

Haha, come on MD that play was routine for any Div. 1 WR.
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(09-11-2017 08:40 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:36 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 06:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  Is Spencer Tears on the verge of breaking through? I think he has the ability as I have been saying from Day One. Hopefully he has been any off the field issues behind him. He will have to fight not having a solid QB and poor coaching in the near term which might limit his development, but he has shown some brief spurts of stardom this season. He seems to pass that eye test.
Who cares if he passes the eye test. I've never understood this anyways. What do you mean by eye test? The only thing that matters is can he make plays. From 2006 to 2013 do you know who had the most receptions in the NFL? That's right Wes Welker. I don't believe he passes the eye test, do you?

I guess by eye test I mean his playmaking. That sideline catch on that 3rd and long against EIU, that was an NFL reception.

Haha, come on MD that play was routine for any Div. 1 WR.

He just showed some great body control and hands on that play, that was a really tough catch that he made look easy.
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(09-12-2017 08:09 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 08:40 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:36 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 06:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  Is Spencer Tears on the verge of breaking through? I think he has the ability as I have been saying from Day One. Hopefully he has been any off the field issues behind him. He will have to fight not having a solid QB and poor coaching in the near term which might limit his development, but he has shown some brief spurts of stardom this season. He seems to pass that eye test.
Who cares if he passes the eye test. I've never understood this anyways. What do you mean by eye test? The only thing that matters is can he make plays. From 2006 to 2013 do you know who had the most receptions in the NFL? That's right Wes Welker. I don't believe he passes the eye test, do you?

I guess by eye test I mean his playmaking. That sideline catch on that 3rd and long against EIU, that was an NFL reception.

Haha, come on MD that play was routine for any Div. 1 WR.

He just showed some great body control and hands on that play, that was a really tough catch that he made look easy.

I like Tears as well. If he can get separation, he could become a key target; which would spread the field. Regardless of how well a ball is thrown (and it would be hard to throw a ball any better than the pass on his TD) you still have to make the catch. The exact same ball was thrown to KG if the Kent State game (late in the 2nd quarter); it was one of the few balls I ever remember KG dropping.
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Player on the verge of stardom?
(09-12-2017 08:21 AM)Djud Wrote:  
(09-12-2017 08:09 AM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 08:40 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:56 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:36 PM)Bears85 Wrote:  Who cares if he passes the eye test. I've never understood this anyways. What do you mean by eye test? The only thing that matters is can he make plays. From 2006 to 2013 do you know who had the most receptions in the NFL? That's right Wes Welker. I don't believe he passes the eye test, do you?

I guess by eye test I mean his playmaking. That sideline catch on that 3rd and long against EIU, that was an NFL reception.

Haha, come on MD that play was routine for any Div. 1 WR.

He just showed some great body control and hands on that play, that was a really tough catch that he made look easy.

I like Tears as well. If he can get separation, he could become a key target; which would spread the field. Regardless of how well a ball is thrown (and it would be hard to throw a ball any better than the pass on his TD) you still have to make the catch. The exact same ball was thrown to KG if the Kent State game (late in the 2nd quarter); it was one of the few balls I ever remember KG dropping.

Not to say he's not going to be good/have a breakout year, but I still think people are a bit tainted by his recruiting exploits. Could be wrong but doesn't look the biggest, fastest, strongest. Maybe from what he showed Saturday is the hands that separates himself. Like to see some consistency first.

I don't think people are giving enough credit to Heflin and Webster. Last years defense was rolled on because the line did not take up those double teams so the faster and undersides backing core couldn't utilize their strengths. I think Heflin will be an absolute stud. He's strong, moves real well for being three bills and could likely hold another 20 pounds on that frame.

JJ is JJ but healthy. Always had big play tendencies. Pugh had high expectations that I think he's surpassing. Jones has been a solid tackler. Corcoran has been consistent and Sutton has been a beast.

Has anyone been taking a look at some of the true frosh that have been playing. Kramer is going to be a great MAC lineman. Lorbek (my personal favorite) hasn't played much but physically looks beyond his years.

Any other observations of note?
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