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2021 Spring - Final Thoughts

Jassid82

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This is ridiculous, Scaife was actually damn good as a tackle his first 2 years as his skillset is much more suited for that position than guard. I tried to tell mfs that on here before last season but people kept on insisting he’s a guard. Scaife as a guard was flat out bad
Williams vs Scaife is low-key a top 3 position battle on the team going into the Fall behind Striker and WR.
 

AlexCane

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Scaife is not a tackle...stop it stop it.. he got embarrassed there a few years ago.. I had to stop reading after that. 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
Not to beat a dead horse seeing some of the replies, but I think he's more tackle than guard. I was on campus quite frequently until covid and would routinely bump into players. Granted, I haven't seen him in some time, but last time I saw him, I was surprised at how thin he was. I don't know that he has the size to play in the interior.
 

Hold My Beer

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Some thoughts based on the three scrimmages, practices and speaking with people around the program ...
New York Lol GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

Hats off DMoney

Read the offensive line recap like 20 times trying to convince myself "Maaaaan, we just might be worth a **** up front!"

Sure been a while
 

CaneInMe

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Some thoughts based on the three scrimmages, practices and speaking with people around the program:

QB- This position was the story of the spring. Tyler Van Dyke is big, strong and steady running the offense. He was efficient in all three scrimmages. His physicality could be a differentiator in full contact, as he’ll have the ability to shed tacklers. The next step for TVD is letting it rip a little more. Jake Garcia is more of a pure passer with a better release and ball placement. He plays quicker than expected, he’s deadly in rhythm and he challenges windows. I compared his style to Goff in high school, but he plays more like Mayfield on Greentree. This battle should go into 2022. Peyton Matocha has good size and athleticism but lacks arm strength. He fits best in lower-end G5 or FCS.

RB- Don Chaney was separating from the other backs before he got hurt. He’s the only guy with Miami franchise back tools and the game is slowing down for him. We know what Cam Harris brings to the table: a rocked-up back with average contact balance and homerun speed. He'll be a solid player for us. It was good to see Jaylen Knighton come on strong the last two scrimmages. He was tentative early and needed the boost of confidence. Thad Franklin and Cody Brown have a huge opportunity with Chaney likely out for most of fall camp.

WR- There’s still no true #1, but it’s a better overall group than last year. Mike Harley was the best and most consistent WR all spring. He’s improved his strength and balance, which allows him to play through contact. Charleston Rambo saved his best for the last two scrimmages. He’s longer than expected and has excellent speed. He’ll still drop some passes but he’s a clear upgrade over the Southridge duo. Keyshawn Smith might’ve been an undisputed starter by now if not for an ankle injury. Now that he’s bulked up to 185, he has the most complete toolbox in the room. Xavier Restrepo made more plays than anyone in camp, including multiple big plays in every scrimmage. He’s built more like a RB than Berrios and is better after the catch.

Mike Redding had moments and plenty of reps with the 1s. They want to get his size on the field. He lacks fluidity to separate but he’s a very hard worker. Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins looked like themselves. Of the two, Pope has shown more flashes. Unfortunately, he’s best in the slot and we’re deep there. Daz Worsham is more of a transfer candidate to my eyes, lacks the athleticism and twitch of the rest.

TE- We used walk-ons here most of the spring due to injury. Larry Hodges blew a golden opportunity with off-field mistakes. Now the door is wide open for Kahlil Brantley to seize that H-back role. Dominic Mammarelli looked ready to contribute as an in-line TE before getting hurt. He’ll come back closer to Bama. Elijah Arroyo should be full-go for camp and is the name to watch.

OL- My personal favorite five at OL is Zion-Rivers-Gaynor-Donaldson-Scaife. That was the line clearing the way for Knighton’s long TD. Zion Nelson is one of the better tackles in the ACC. I don’t see an early entry, NFL-type yet but he has the twitch and knockback to develop into a pro. The key for him is perfecting his technique since he doesn’t have elite size. Coach Justice says he projects Jalen Rivers as a guard long-term. Rivers has length and strength but his best attribute is his brains. He’s improving too fast not to start. Corey Gaynor got almost all of the starting snaps at center. He hasn’t made the All-Conference leap I’ve hoped for (athletic limitations), but he’s been one of our top two linemen the past couple years and should do better with bigger guards alongside him. Navaughn Donaldson was the starting RG every practice and looks poised for a run at the NFL. He helps address a huge strength deficiency at guard. Summer conditioning will be big for him. Delone Scaife has always been most comfortable at tackle and he did a solid job this spring. His arm length and balance helps make up for his height (6’3).

Jakai Clark started the spring game at LG over Rivers and remains firmly in the mix. He’s probably best as a utility interior OL given his size. Jarrid Williams is in a battle with Scaife at RT. He missed a couple weeks with COVID protocols but will be fine for summer. His biggest issue is getting push in the running game. He has a tall, thin frame that works better in pass protection. John Campbell had a quality spring. You don’t always see a fourth tackle with that kind of size and experience. Hopefully, he doesn’t transfer. There’s a future here.

I was disappointed in Chris Washington’s physical progress. He’s tall but skill skinny. Michael McClaughlin, on the other hand, came in huge. He missed most of spring with an injury (not a season-ender), but showed enough strength and movement to get people excited about his future. Kai-Leon Herbert and Zalontae Hillary aren’t playable and Ousman Traore is more of a G5 talent. Cleveland Reed missed spring and Issaiah Walker was limited. I could see Laurence Seymore moving past this tier when he arrives.

DT
- This position was a pleasant surprise. Jon Ford has an SEC body and NFL potential as a two-gap DE. He’s tantalized before, but now he has Jess Simpson and five years of experience. You need a moustache at DT. Jordan Miller is in good shape. He started alongside Ford for much of spring, which makes sense considering our struggles against the run and our first opponent. Jared Harrison-Hunte has the highest ceiling in the group. Donaldson bullied him, though, which is a good reminder that JHH needs a big summer in the weight room. Jalar Holley is a quick, coordinated athlete. An illness last year dropped his weight considerably, which set back his development. He can be a rotation player if he gets more stout. Elijah Roberts is a consistent playmaker but hasn’t filled out to DT size yet. It’s early. Honestly, I was surprised he didn’t get any reps at DE. He’s going to be a good one wherever he ends up. Quentin Williams is still in the development stage.

DE- Don’t sleep on a transfer here. We lost two of the best in the nation so a drop off was inevitable. Size and length is my biggest concern. De’Andre Johnson missed most of camp but showed the same slipperiness he had at Tennessee. Jahfari Harvey is a sudden athlete with strong hands. Still waiting on some more craft from him. Chantz Williams has more potential than Cam Williams because of his weight (260+) and sturdiness. He’s stiff but has the 4.6 speed and effort to muck things up with sheer activity. Zach McCloud is an effort guy. I don’t see him in an everydown role. Thomas Davis flashed consistently with speed to chase down ballcarriers and the coordinated quickness to beat blocks. Height (6’0) is the obvious concern there. Leonard Taylor may start out at DE, which would add some much-needed size and talent to this room.

LB- Still need a transfer, but Keontra Smith looks like a huge addition. We’ve been calling for that move for a long time. Instinctual LBs usually flash early and Smith started making plays the moment he made the switch. He’ll be 5’11, 225 running 4.5s with explosive jumps. Corey Flagg has slimmed down and is a solid starter at MIKE. He’s not a top-level guy (step slow, not a knockback tackler) but he’ll produce and is a clear improvement over last year. Avery Huff took a positive step. He was very good the first two scrimmages and brings a unique combination of length, wiry strength and twitch as a converted WR. Waynmon Steed was the best of the veteran LBs but looks 75% of his prior athleticism. I hope he keeps healing because he can play. Bradley Jennings is a liability.

Tirek Austin-Cave is where Huff was last year. Tightly wound and powerful on contact but slow to diagnose and prone to mistakes. Deshawn Troutman has some similarities to Flagg with more pop. He’s just small. Ryan Ragone isn’t playing as much which is progress. Sam Brooks needs to heal to have any chance to meet the potential he showed against Louisiana Tech.

Striker- This position is a strength, despite Gilbert Frierson coming in a little out of shape. Amari Carter has always played closer to the ball and this move opens up a spot in a crowded safety room. Chase Smith is 6’4, fast, fluid, instinctual and a good tackler. In the first scrimmage, he had a pick in man coverage. High-end, NFL tools. Don’t be surprised to see multiple “striker” body types on the field on passing downs. We will try to make up for our linebacker weakness with versatility and deception.

Safety- Another area of strength on the defense. Bubba Bolden and Gurvan Hall both have NFL talent but different issues. Bolden needs consistency and discipline. He was a Day 2 pick in the first half of the season, undraftable in the second half. Hall is different. T-Rob and Baker both said he is one of the best athletes they’ve ever coached. His problem is pulling the trigger and making instinctual plays. With good seasons, they are Day 3-type guys.

Avantae Williams plays like a maniac. He’s the most sudden defensive back and brings a physical edge on every snap. You feel his presence out there, which is key for a safety. He also has excellent range, coming from the opposite hash to the sideline to make a pick in the first scrimmage. He just needs reps and discipline as the last line of defense. Some of his aggressive angles led to long TDs, including Knighton on Saturday. Kam Kinchens came in as advertised: a ball magnet and student of the game with impeccable habits. He’s always in position to capitalize on overthrows and deflections. His tackling can improve but he was the leading tackler in two scrimmages and shows some pop when he’s squared up. Keyshawn Washington is behind those other two. I’d compare him to a more talented Rob Knowles. Brian Balom is hurt.

As with striker, don’t be surprised to see several of these guys on the field at once. James Williams will add another Joker to the deck.

CB- This position performed well with the first team but falls off after that. We have one of the biggest duos in the country with Tyrique Stevenson and DJ Ivey. Tyrique came in as advertised and set an immediate tone with his physicality. He’s like having an extra LB on the field. The challenge for him will be staying light, but he’s an exceptional athlete with PR ability. He immediately became the best NFL prospect on our team. Ivey was unreal on Greentree and his length is a perfect fit with TRob’s coaching. The challenge, of course, will be translating that to the games after three inconsistent years. His tackling should also be better given his size.

Te’Cory Couch was having an outstanding spring before he got banged up. We need him back. There is no other corner on the team with his feet and suddenness. Isaiah Dunson has similar length to Ivey and superior ball skills. He is also fearless as a tackler. His issue is a thin frame and below-average top-end speed. Marcus Clarke was banged up. Jalen Harrell lacks speed and is more of a striker to me.

K and P- I expect another year with NFL legs. Hedley is proven and Borregales is a stud. Even #45 is a quality backup. We’ve come a long way since Feagles and Baxa.

Overall- This is a good team. Best team I’ve watched on Greentree since the Brock years. It’s still below the playoff teams in terms of overall size and first round talent, but the gap is closing. The key is the QB room. A great player there covers a lot of warts.

The most improvement should come on the OL and the interior DL. We won’t be Georgia overnight, but we look bigger and stronger and the proof is on the scales. Age matters up front and we’re old. We’ve also added a lot of versatility in the back seven. Look at the athletes in the mix: Stevenson, Bolden, Hall, Avantae, JWill, Chase, Frierson, Keontra, Huff, Kam. These are high-end recruits with multiple skills. Manny and Bob Shoop can go “positionless” if need be.

I’d be on the lookout for a big DE and a LB in the Portal. Our standards should be NFL-talent only. Otherwise, I think we are in good shape. Go Canes.

Will Mallory just an oversight in the TE list?!?!
I am looking forward to him being TE1 this year and just making plays... quietly & efficiently... while breaking these younger studs in.
 

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Agree with all the positives. I won't repeat them. Overall I feel the program has taken a big step in the right direction this offseason. Lashlee continues to prove he was a rock star hire, and TRob seems to know how to exploit the talent he was handed.

For me the talent gaps and disappointments are:
* MLB. I know there are a lot of Flagg lovers on here. But he's not fast enough to start at Miami at the MLB spot. He's going to get exposed vs Bama. We need a transfer urgently.
* LB depth. It's unacceptable that Keontra was instantly the best LB across everyone in the position group the moment he was moved to Will. Meanwhile, the recruiting problem at LB continues. In the 2021 class, Troutman and T Johnson were solid #3 type takes, good class rounders. In the 2020 class, Cave was the perfect project, Flagg is a situational team player & future coach. No #1s. This is a multi-year problem.
* TE. Mallory hasn't finished a season healthy. I missed it but was told he looked somewhat out of shape standing on the sidelines, whereas King used his injury to take full advantage of the S&C and nutrition program available to him. Not a good sign for a guy you hoped to have as high or even higher a ceiling than Bevin. After him, our next best TE hasn't even stepped on campus yet.
* DE drop-off. I didn't see the level of pressure on TVD and Garcia I've seen in past years. Love Harvey, and I thought he'd be our next Garvin or Joe Jackson if not quite at Phillips' level. He's showing promise, but is behind where the other two guys were at the same point in their Miami career. And I'm not sure any other DE is close to filling Roche's weakside pass rushing skills opposite Harvey.
* JHH. I just expected more from him after last season. Worried he's going to have a RS Sophomore slump. If he does, I really, really hope Roberts makes his move. Because that kid could be special.
Mallory out of shape?!?! Funny. He is rehabbing a shoulder so limited upperbody lifting.

If anything, he seemed bored on the offensive sideline. Which in that heat and zero TE action, I can not blame him
 

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Some thoughts based on the three scrimmages, practices and speaking with people around the program:

QB- This position was the story of the spring. Tyler Van Dyke is big, strong and steady running the offense. He was efficient in all three scrimmages. His physicality could be a differentiator in full contact, as he’ll have the ability to shed tacklers. The next step for TVD is letting it rip a little more. Jake Garcia is more of a pure passer with a better release and ball placement. He plays quicker than expected, he’s deadly in rhythm and he challenges windows. I compared his style to Goff in high school, but he plays more like Mayfield on Greentree. This battle should go into 2022. Peyton Matocha has good size and athleticism but lacks arm strength. He fits best in lower-end G5 or FCS.

RB- Don Chaney was separating from the other backs before he got hurt. He’s the only guy with Miami franchise back tools and the game is slowing down for him. We know what Cam Harris brings to the table: a rocked-up back with average contact balance and homerun speed. He'll be a solid player for us. It was good to see Jaylen Knighton come on strong the last two scrimmages. He was tentative early and needed the boost of confidence. Thad Franklin and Cody Brown have a huge opportunity with Chaney likely out for most of fall camp.

WR- There’s still no true #1, but it’s a better overall group than last year. Mike Harley was the best and most consistent WR all spring. He’s improved his strength and balance, which allows him to play through contact. Charleston Rambo saved his best for the last two scrimmages. He’s longer than expected and has excellent speed. He’ll still drop some passes but he’s a clear upgrade over the Southridge duo. Keyshawn Smith might’ve been an undisputed starter by now if not for an ankle injury. Now that he’s bulked up to 185, he has the most complete toolbox in the room. Xavier Restrepo made more plays than anyone in camp, including multiple big plays in every scrimmage. He’s built more like a RB than Berrios and is better after the catch.

Mike Redding had moments and plenty of reps with the 1s. They want to get his size on the field. He lacks fluidity to separate but he’s a very hard worker. Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins looked like themselves. Of the two, Pope has shown more flashes. Unfortunately, he’s best in the slot and we’re deep there. Daz Worsham is more of a transfer candidate to my eyes, lacks the athleticism and twitch of the rest.

TE- We used walk-ons here most of the spring due to injury. Larry Hodges blew a golden opportunity with off-field mistakes. Now the door is wide open for Kahlil Brantley to seize that H-back role. Dominic Mammarelli looked ready to contribute as an in-line TE before getting hurt. He’ll come back closer to Bama. Elijah Arroyo should be full-go for camp and is the name to watch.

OL- My personal favorite five at OL is Zion-Rivers-Gaynor-Donaldson-Scaife. That was the line clearing the way for Knighton’s long TD. Zion Nelson is one of the better tackles in the ACC. I don’t see an early entry, NFL-type yet but he has the twitch and knockback to develop into a pro. The key for him is perfecting his technique since he doesn’t have elite size. Coach Justice says he projects Jalen Rivers as a guard long-term. Rivers has length and strength but his best attribute is his brains. He’s improving too fast not to start. Corey Gaynor got almost all of the starting snaps at center. He hasn’t made the All-Conference leap I’ve hoped for (athletic limitations), but he’s been one of our top two linemen the past couple years and should do better with bigger guards alongside him. Navaughn Donaldson was the starting RG every practice and looks poised for a run at the NFL. He helps address a huge strength deficiency at guard. Summer conditioning will be big for him. Delone Scaife has always been most comfortable at tackle and he did a solid job this spring. His arm length and balance helps make up for his height (6’3).

Jakai Clark started the spring game at LG over Rivers and remains firmly in the mix. He’s probably best as a utility interior OL given his size. Jarrid Williams is in a battle with Scaife at RT. He missed a couple weeks with COVID protocols but will be fine for summer. His biggest issue is getting push in the running game. He has a tall, thin frame that works better in pass protection. John Campbell had a quality spring. You don’t always see a fourth tackle with that kind of size and experience. Hopefully, he doesn’t transfer. There’s a future here.

I was disappointed in Chris Washington’s physical progress. He’s tall but skill skinny. Michael McClaughlin, on the other hand, came in huge. He missed most of spring with an injury (not a season-ender), but showed enough strength and movement to get people excited about his future. Kai-Leon Herbert and Zalontae Hillary aren’t playable and Ousman Traore is more of a G5 talent. Cleveland Reed missed spring and Issaiah Walker was limited. I could see Laurence Seymore moving past this tier when he arrives.

DT
- This position was a pleasant surprise. Jon Ford has an SEC body and NFL potential as a two-gap DE. He’s tantalized before, but now he has Jess Simpson and five years of experience. You need a moustache at DT. Jordan Miller is in good shape. He started alongside Ford for much of spring, which makes sense considering our struggles against the run and our first opponent. Jared Harrison-Hunte has the highest ceiling in the group. Donaldson bullied him, though, which is a good reminder that JHH needs a big summer in the weight room. Jalar Holley is a quick, coordinated athlete. An illness last year dropped his weight considerably, which set back his development. He can be a rotation player if he gets more stout. Elijah Roberts is a consistent playmaker but hasn’t filled out to DT size yet. It’s early. Honestly, I was surprised he didn’t get any reps at DE. He’s going to be a good one wherever he ends up. Quentin Williams is still in the development stage.

DE- Don’t sleep on a transfer here. We lost two of the best in the nation so a drop off was inevitable. Size and length is my biggest concern. De’Andre Johnson missed most of camp but showed the same slipperiness he had at Tennessee. Jahfari Harvey is a sudden athlete with strong hands. Still waiting on some more craft from him. Chantz Williams has more potential than Cam Williams because of his weight (260+) and sturdiness. He’s stiff but has the 4.6 speed and effort to muck things up with sheer activity. Zach McCloud is an effort guy. I don’t see him in an everydown role. Thomas Davis flashed consistently with speed to chase down ballcarriers and the coordinated quickness to beat blocks. Height (6’0) is the obvious concern there. Leonard Taylor may start out at DE, which would add some much-needed size and talent to this room.

LB- Still need a transfer, but Keontra Smith looks like a huge addition. We’ve been calling for that move for a long time. Instinctual LBs usually flash early and Smith started making plays the moment he made the switch. He’ll be 5’11, 225 running 4.5s with explosive jumps. Corey Flagg has slimmed down and is a solid starter at MIKE. He’s not a top-level guy (step slow, not a knockback tackler) but he’ll produce and is a clear improvement over last year. Avery Huff took a positive step. He was very good the first two scrimmages and brings a unique combination of length, wiry strength and twitch as a converted WR. Waynmon Steed was the best of the veteran LBs but looks 75% of his prior athleticism. I hope he keeps healing because he can play. Bradley Jennings is a liability.

Tirek Austin-Cave is where Huff was last year. Tightly wound and powerful on contact but slow to diagnose and prone to mistakes. Deshawn Troutman has some similarities to Flagg with more pop. He’s just small. Ryan Ragone isn’t playing as much which is progress. Sam Brooks needs to heal to have any chance to meet the potential he showed against Louisiana Tech.

Striker- This position is a strength, despite Gilbert Frierson coming in a little out of shape. Amari Carter has always played closer to the ball and this move opens up a spot in a crowded safety room. Chase Smith is 6’4, fast, fluid, instinctual and a good tackler. In the first scrimmage, he had a pick in man coverage. High-end, NFL tools. Don’t be surprised to see multiple “striker” body types on the field on passing downs. We will try to make up for our linebacker weakness with versatility and deception.

Safety- Another area of strength on the defense. Bubba Bolden and Gurvan Hall both have NFL talent but different issues. Bolden needs consistency and discipline. He was a Day 2 pick in the first half of the season, undraftable in the second half. Hall is different. T-Rob and Baker both said he is one of the best athletes they’ve ever coached. His problem is pulling the trigger and making instinctual plays. With good seasons, they are Day 3-type guys.

Avantae Williams plays like a maniac. He’s the most sudden defensive back and brings a physical edge on every snap. You feel his presence out there, which is key for a safety. He also has excellent range, coming from the opposite hash to the sideline to make a pick in the first scrimmage. He just needs reps and discipline as the last line of defense. Some of his aggressive angles led to long TDs, including Knighton on Saturday. Kam Kinchens came in as advertised: a ball magnet and student of the game with impeccable habits. He’s always in position to capitalize on overthrows and deflections. His tackling can improve but he was the leading tackler in two scrimmages and shows some pop when he’s squared up. Keyshawn Washington is behind those other two. I’d compare him to a more talented Rob Knowles. Brian Balom is hurt.

As with striker, don’t be surprised to see several of these guys on the field at once. James Williams will add another Joker to the deck.

CB- This position performed well with the first team but falls off after that. We have one of the biggest duos in the country with Tyrique Stevenson and DJ Ivey. Tyrique came in as advertised and set an immediate tone with his physicality. He’s like having an extra LB on the field. The challenge for him will be staying light, but he’s an exceptional athlete with PR ability. He immediately became the best NFL prospect on our team. Ivey was unreal on Greentree and his length is a perfect fit with TRob’s coaching. The challenge, of course, will be translating that to the games after three inconsistent years. His tackling should also be better given his size.

Te’Cory Couch was having an outstanding spring before he got banged up. We need him back. There is no other corner on the team with his feet and suddenness. Isaiah Dunson has similar length to Ivey and superior ball skills. He is also fearless as a tackler. His issue is a thin frame and below-average top-end speed. Marcus Clarke was banged up. Jalen Harrell lacks speed and is more of a striker to me.

K and P- I expect another year with NFL legs. Hedley is proven and Borregales is a stud. Even #45 is a quality backup. We’ve come a long way since Feagles and Baxa.

Overall- This is a good team. Best team I’ve watched on Greentree since the Brock years. It’s still below the playoff teams in terms of overall size and first round talent, but the gap is closing. The key is the QB room. A great player there covers a lot of warts.

The most improvement should come on the OL and the interior DL. We won’t be Georgia overnight, but we look bigger and stronger and the proof is on the scales. Age matters up front and we’re old. We’ve also added a lot of versatility in the back seven. Look at the athletes in the mix: Stevenson, Bolden, Hall, Avantae, JWill, Chase, Frierson, Keontra, Huff, Kam. These are high-end recruits with multiple skills. Manny and Bob Shoop can go “positionless” if need be.

I’d be on the lookout for a big DE and a LB in the Portal. Our standards should be NFL-talent only. Otherwise, I think we are in good shape. Go Canes.
Some of the feedback from people at the game including some family members is the DL looked small as a whole and lacked any type of disruption in the 1st couple quarters. Also like DMoney mentioned LB from portal and wouldn’t doubt a DT from Portal
 

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a ball accelerating mid-air
Ah. My fault. If point A is Garcia's hand and point D is the WR's hand, Garcia's ball travels faster from point B to C and point C to point D than TVD imo. What I meant. It took longer for TVD's ball to get from B to C and C and D. Although it seems TVD could throw a ball to the endzone from Miami's own 40 with a better arc and more strength than Garcia.

His initial velocity, not acceleration, is so high with all those spins it looks like it's picking up speed
 
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AlexCane

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Mallory out of shape?!?! Funny. He is rehabbing a shoulder so limited upperbody lifting.

If anything, he seemed bored on the offensive sideline. Which in that heat and zero TE action, I can not blame him

I don't know that he's "out of shape"; football-shape is very different from aesthetics. That said, the camera panned to Mallory and I kind of thought the same thing. He had a little bit of a belly. But he's a big kid. So I don't think it's a big deal. These kids have limited funds, limited knowledge of how to eat, likely don't know how to cook . . . not all of them are going to look like pro bodybuilders.
 

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Ah. My fault. If point A is Garcia's hand and point D is the WR's hand, Garcia's ball travels faster from point B to C and point C to point D than TVD imo. What I meant. It took longer for TVD's ball to get from B to C and C and D. Although it seems TVD could throw a ball to the endzone from Miami's own 40 with a better arc and more strength than Garcia.

His initial velocity, not acceleration, is so high with all those spins it looks like it's picking up speed
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Seems like there are many guys that don’t fit the mold at many positions.

we have so many guys that have one issue or another. Goes to show the staffs player evaluations are fucking terrible.
good point : we keep going to the portal to cover up recruiting mistakes
 

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Some of the feedback from people at the game including some family members is the DL looked small as a whole and lacked any type of disruption in the 1st couple quarters. Also like DMoney mentioned LB from portal and wouldn’t doubt a DT from Portal
that was my observation we looked small, and we didn't look very physical, and the defense didn't seemed much different than what we being seeing the last couple of years : looks undiscipline
 
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