Nightly Roundup: February 23, 2019

Nightly Roundup: February 23, 2019


February 23, 2019
Trent Dilfer (image via Bucs Nation)

The Tennessean has a piece on Trent Dilfer entitled “Trent Dilfer’s journey, from Super Bowl to tragedy to high school coach” (LINK).

Dan Brugler breaks down the top ten safety prospects for the NFL Draft (LINK). Spoiler alert: No Tyree Kinnel.

Michigan’s key players for success in 2019, according to Aaron McMann (LINK).

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    WindyCityBlue
    Feb 24, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    So the title of McCann’s article is “The Michigan players who could be keys to success in 2019”, and he proceeds to list the whole depth chart on offense.

    Zowie. And he gets paid for that, I’m guessing.

    • Thunder
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      Feb 24, 2019 at 9:44 AM

      Yes. I’m not defending the content of his article, but he’s not necessarily the one who comes up with the title. Titles are up to the editor(s).

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        WindyCityBlue
        Feb 24, 2019 at 1:04 PM

        I don’t doubt that the editors over there are fairly clueless too, but if his is the only name on the articles, you’d think at some point he’d get tired of seeing titles on them that don’t accurately reflect their content. What title WOULD reflect this content is another matter. There’s no insight or analysis to speak of, nothing beyond the very obvious.

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Feb 24, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    As far as depth chart goes, I’d project Turner ahead of Wilson right now, though there’s a decent chance they’d roughly split carries. I’m glad Hasskins has moved back there after some experimentation at other positions – probably good for the kid to experience that.

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      WindyCityBlue
      Feb 24, 2019 at 1:08 PM

      RB is probably the most wide open position on the team right now. I wouldn’t put any arrangement of the top four guys on the depth chart when August rolls around as substantially more likely than any other.

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        je93
        Feb 24, 2019 at 4:27 PM

        Yep. RB should be open through September, and maybe longer. A lot will depend on how (if?) quickly the Freshman can assert himself

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Feb 24, 2019 at 10:47 PM

        Fair to call it wide open. Still I’d put the two proven players ahead of the fresh faces for the sake of the exercise. In pencil for sure.

        I’d say safety is even more wide open than RB. Wilson established himself pretty well in 2018 at least as meaningful contributor – you can feel pretty safe about projecting him as part of the rotation at worst. Can you say that about any safety beyond Metellus?

        Hawkins did have some meaningful snaps last year too. But he’ll see stiff competition from Hill, Woods, and JKP (coming off injury). This could go a lot of different directions and there doesn’t have to be much rotation.

        The 3rd CB spot may be the most open and unproven of all – assuming they continue to rotate like they have.

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