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Dynasty: Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott

13 January 2015 - 08:34 AM

Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott best player on field in CFB title game





In a game littered with stars, it was a 19-year-old running back who shined brightest.


Ezekiel Elliott was the best player on the field in Ohio State's 42-20 win over Oregon Monday night in the CFB Playoff National Championship Game. He was the clear difference in the game, rushing for 246 yards and four touchdowns against a Ducks defense that was baffled by the run all night.


Elliott's running style reminds me of Fred Taylor's. He was explosive between the tackles as well as outside. He gave the Buckeye's favorable situations throughout game, and was money in short yardage.


He's one of many young Bucks players who should keep Ohio State in contention for the next few years. The Buckeyes might have problems keeping the sophomore around that long.


NFL Coaching & Front Office Changes for the 2015 season

28 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

I know that there is a thread discussing coaches who are on the 'hot seat' for the 2014 season; however, this thread is for discussing the impact that these changes will have for the upcoming year.

Here is the thread from last year:

http://forums.footba... changes&page=1

A great example of how helpful this thread was the discussion on the Bengals for example, with the shift from the passing focus under Gruden to more of a run based offense.

Dynasty & Redraft: TE Luke Willson, Seahawks

28 December 2014 - 09:38 AM

Darrell Bevell likes what he sees in Luke Willson:


By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

RENTON, Wash. Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had a message for tight end Luke Willson after he outran several Arizona Cardinals defenders on his 80-yard touchdown last weekend.

I told him, I finally believe you run a 4.5, Bevell said. It was the first time we were able to see him run away from guys. It was awesome. We know he has that ability, but it was cool to see it in a play on the field.

As it turned out, Willson and seventh-round choice Michael Bowie, an offensive tackle now at Cleveland, were the only 2013 draft choices who made a significant contribution last season.

Willson had 20 receptions for 272 yards as a rookie, including one 39-yard TD. Hell surpass that mark this season with one catch on Sunday, but he already has three TD catches, including two at Arizona when he had a career best 139 yards receiving.

Except for the one game he missed with a sprained ankle, Willson has been the starter this season since the fourth game after Zach Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The Seahawks always knew Willson could catch, but he didnt do much blocking in college.

Hes still growing in all kinds of ways, Bevell said of Willson. He wasnt a trained killer as a blocker when we first got him, but hes come a long way in that area. Well trust to put him at the point and let him battle it out. Hes done a nice job with that and hes picking it up.

At 6-5, 250, the lanky Willson has surprising speed in the open field.

Its huge for us, Bevell said of Willsons speed. We're able to have a mismatch on linebackers and the defense has to decide, OK, is the matchup the correct one to use or do we need to start putting safeties on him? That does different things for us. Sometimes it uncovers disguises [by the defense] and all those kinds of things that can open up when you have that factor in the middle.

Scouting the Sugar Bowl: Official Game Thread

27 December 2014 - 08:42 AM

Why Ohio State could upset Alabama in the Sugar Bowl semifinal:


Scouting the Rose Bowl: Official Game Thread

27 December 2014 - 08:40 AM

Mariota-Winston matchup may swing on this overlooked factor: