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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    He's a heck of a player. What did he do to earn that trophy?
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Josh Gordon has returned to the Browns training camp. They will need to clear a roster spot for him but he is able to be "in the building" and participate in team meetings etc. Gordon said he will continue to make "sobriety and his mental well-being" his #1 priority." Good for him. I sincerely hope he achieves this. If he plays football again that will merely be "the icing on the cake."
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    Missing FF74.
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    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    I believe that was Connor Bridges, #57. He got two turnovers last night.
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    #3 was one of the bright spots for Cooper. On D, the kid makes sure, hard tackles. Also made a nice catch in the end zone. They will need to get him the ball more in the future, though they tried against Highlands. Cooper's pass blocking needs work because Lee had to scramble a lot. Of course, the sophomore QB threw some ill-advised passes. He also made some plays. He will improve. Schwalbach ran well in the middle. I was a bit...
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    Aug 17, 18, 07:01 AM
    I hope not.
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    Aug 16, 18, 07:16 PM
    Perry is every bit of 6'1" or more and has looong arms. Cooper's passing game never really got under way last year so we didn't get to see him much. Armour is as advertised, very quick, athletic, and can catch. I do think these two players will give the defense some problems if the line can block. I think Lee spent a lot of time running around last year because of the pass rush. Spencer at TE is a complete unknown at this point. He was...
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    Aug 16, 18, 03:19 PM
    Newport at Boone Co. scrimmage for tonight is cancelled due to weather.
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    Aug 16, 18, 12:33 PM
    The Hudl film elevated this excellent article to the level of outstanding! Thank you for your research.
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    Aug 13, 18, 09:47 AM
    If New Cath has a power run game it could be a long night for Scott. Boone's line opened holes for Boone RBs in the power set and it appeared they could do this all night. After one series of doing that Boone switched to a different offensive set and had more difficulty against Scott's defense. Perrin is a legit back for Scott. He has good speed and is hard to bring down. He will break tackles with his stiff arm or at least get a few...
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    Aug 11, 18, 11:45 PM
    I haven't been able to find a word about what the NFL will do in response to him being pulled over at 3 am with a suspended license and a small amount of marijuana being found under the seat and parts of a gun and some ammo in the car. He was charged with a "minor misdemeanor." He has a past. I hope he can stay on the field because he has some explosiveness.
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    Aug 10, 18, 06:26 AM
    That is correct regarding last preseason's undefeated record. Winning preseason games is not necessarily reason to get excited but what happens in those games can be. For instance, individual players who did good things and show development and promise, like Antonio Callaway. Qbs who threw accurate passes, including the rookie. Apparent progress made by TE Njoku over last year. WR Rashard Higgins finally making positive plays on special...
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    Aug 9, 18, 11:03 PM
    This was the score for the first half. JV teams took over after the half. There were no returns on kick-offs or punts. Receivung team caught the ball and the play was over. Offense took over on the 35 on kicks and where caught on punts. On the first series for Scott, Perrin had a nice run when he bounced outside and Boone had no contain. He raced about 40 yards to the endzone. He looked pretty solid to me. I think he is bigger than...
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    Aug 9, 18, 02:27 PM
    What were some of the issues cited by him that point to Hue being a terrible leader? Many sportswriters in Cleveland were/are very disappointed the Browns did not fire Hue after his horrendous 1st two years as Head Coach. Not all of it can be explained by the complete tear-down in talent that the Front Office orchestrated. So goes many stories written in Cleveland during and after the season.
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    Aug 9, 18, 01:16 PM
    It varies with coaches. But I will tell you that nobody can count the number of tackles a player makes like a father who slows each play down and goes frame by frame to see who made the tackle. And when in doubt, give the tackle to your son. :lol2:
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    Aug 9, 18, 09:31 AM
    So... you were a little enthusiastic in your reporting of stats. But I certainly agree he is among the areas best LBs, top five and maybe top two. He was recognized last season on the 1st team defense by NKAFC. For the record, his # of tackles in last four games of his sophomore season were 14, 10, 9, and 6 for a total of 39 in 4 games, not too shabby. He had 60 total tackles in 13 games on the season. This does not take away from...
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    Aug 9, 18, 09:08 AM
    I can see there being no funding for sports like is happening to other programs, like band. Zonelife, can you describe what AAU football would look like. Is this something you've heard talked about or are you raising the possibility and wondering if people would support it?
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    Aug 8, 18, 08:44 PM
    Congratulations! I hope its everything you think it is and more.
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    Aug 8, 18, 08:35 PM
    Did they show the "confrontation" between Hue and a couple of the Assistant Coaches who didn't like Hue giving time off to some who were nursing minor injuries? Haley especially called it out and basically Hue said it was his team. When they get their team they can do it the way they want.
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    Aug 8, 18, 05:10 PM
    Is Saladin an Inside Linebacker this season? He played OLB last season.
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    Aug 8, 18, 06:56 AM
    Boone's scrimmages are almost always played on Thursday. It's not unusual.
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    Aug 7, 18, 12:59 PM
    Excellent summary of each team C_W_B. Your efforts are appreciated.
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    Aug 7, 18, 12:48 PM
    I can't speak for other religions but as for Christianity, Paul's statement in Romans 13 can NOT be interpreted as self-serving because it was written by someone who suffered at the hands of the government at the time and not by someone who was wielding the power of government on his own behalf or people he identified with. Paul would be executed by that same Roman government, as were many other Christians of the day and in the immediately...
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    Aug 5, 18, 01:30 PM
    I like to hear that. What do you base your prediction on?
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    Aug 4, 18, 07:02 PM
    I wish Rankin had not stopped playing football for a while. He's a big, athletic guy. He will be hard to cover for smaller DBs. Played QB when I saw him as a freshman. I noticed England's stiff arm last year. He also has a low center of gravity with powerful legs. I think he could have a really good year for Ryle. And finally, Ryle is the team to beat in Boone County. All three of the other programs are coming back from difficult...
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    Aug 4, 18, 06:34 PM
    And, btw, it isn't a given that the senior FB will get the majority of the carries. I expect there will be two or three other backs getting significant carries, including a sophomore that they are grooming for the future. Last season, there were several games where the FB kind of disappeared out of the offense. He was used primarily as a blocker, or they put in a different package utilizing smaller and quicker guys. I am anxious to see what...
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    Aug 4, 18, 05:46 PM
    A thousand yards may be a lot to ask for a kid who had 381 yards last season and will play a major role in stopping the opposition at MLB, and be the kicker, and also personal protector on punt team and run downfield and make the tackle. However, he did average over 5 yards a carry last year, primarily between the tackles, and just about everybody in the stadium knew when he was going to get the ball. But who knows, if he goes for a thousand...
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    Aug 4, 18, 01:24 PM
    Anybody who was there, can you tell where Michael Spencer lined up on defense? I heard he may be the MLB this year. Last season he played DE.
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    Aug 4, 18, 09:53 AM
    Do you mean there's more to the AFC North than Cleveland? :ylsuper: You gotta go with what you know. Seriously, I'm counting on other posters to weigh in with a bit of info from other teams. My main intent is to see where people think things will shake out in the AFC North. I thought King's comments regarding Pittsburgh and Baltimore were interesting. His thought that Cleveland could go 3-3 in the division is a bit optimistic in my...
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    Aug 3, 18, 10:51 AM
    I applaud you for beginning a discussion on a difficult subject. You may learn how some of us feel when we try to ask honest questions in a discussion about race. I agree with you concerning the level of dysfunction in many relationships makes it hard to know who is the aggressor, except for in a particular instance when it turns to physical violence. The psychology of a victim in an abuse case is beyond my skill set. Why do they...
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long-time resident but not native of KY, married with 3 teenagers all have been active in sports
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