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I hope so to, it was a good game. He'll get to watch on tv next year as well even if he returns
So overall talent at a position like oh I dont know lets say quarterback, wouldn't have helped this team win games? I am not wrong, you are wrong.
Haha, do you do the leather and whips thing too?
Now with a PhD in Applied Llama Physics...
Chains and whips excite him
He uses the chains as anal beads. True story.
Posting member of tRCMB since 1997.
It is ALWAYS a great day to be a Spartan!!!!
Fairy, that was our little secret. Now the dweebs know.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Braxton Miller got better after a horrible first season. On the other side Dennard Robinson never got better. Maxwell is going to have to make a lot better in game decisions or he may not see the field.
We're not going to the Rose Bowl next year if everyone comes back. The only thing that could keep him here is the fact that the team will just be embarrassing if he doesn't.
Quarterbacks build seasons, OCs build programs. Having tasted the former I now have more value for the later.
Who would Tom Brady throw to? Our OC wasn't able to get receivers open...and when he did, they dropped the passes. So now you're going to say that instead of recruiting Elite 11 4-star quarterback recruits that look the part leading up to the season, we need to recruit Elite 11 5-star quarterbacks?
Yeah, you're wrong to treat the symptom and not the disease. It smacks of unintelligence.
This post was edited by tVargMan Prime 18 months ago
I hope I'm not seeing people imply in this thread that it's in any way, shape, or form a good idea for him to come back.
"People" don't know. Only LeVeon knows what's a "good idea" for him. It's amazing to me the number of "people" who know nothing about the decision process or the person proclaiming what a "good idea" is.
I thought the stars were supposed to align themselves this year? Ergo, you're crazy.
If you take away Bell's 145 yards from our offense in the TCU game and subtract our penalty yardage from the remaining offensive yardage, State went backwards w/o Bell!
Why would you hope that. Bell should do what he wants. A college degree is important to have. A pro career is no guaranty of a solid financial future many pros are bankrupt 5 years after they leave the game.
I'd love to see the calculus that says returning to school to be paid $0 while risking injury and increasing wear and tear on the body of someone whose average NFL lifespan is something like 2-4 years is a good idea...combined with the strong possibility that this team will be even worse next year than this one.
Since you think the overall career of a player is 2-4 years what will Bell do after his career is over w/o a degree? And, if he only plays 2-4 years why would it matter if he starts at 21 or 22?
If Bell comes back I'll question his intelligence. He's not going to improve his stock one bit.
1) you misunderstand the concept of lifespan of a running back. If the average life of a running back is so short, that means that any additional time spent in college does nothing but reduce that NFL lifespan...more time spent in college means less time being paid to break your body into pieces. The statement about average lifespan of a running back is meant as a comparison to something like that of a quarterback. If a QB can play for 15 years, that one extra year of unpaid college doesn't mean nearly as much financially to a running back considering giving up one of four or five productive years.
2) Your thing about a degree is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard that still manages to be trotted out repeatedly...as if he can't just come back and get a degree after he's done in the NFL? Or heck...he could take some of his NFL money and get a degree from somewhere like Stanford or Northwestern.
This post was edited by chris14 18 months ago
Well, he will probably return to school paying for his tuition and room and board with the millions of dollars that he made in the NFL, get his degree, and get a good job with the wonderful connections he has made while playing football for the Spartans and whatever NFL team is lucky enough to draft him (or at least that is what I would do if I were in his shoes).
This post was edited by Klevin Torborg 18 months ago
Why does everyone keep saying that Bell can't improve his stock??
Last I checked the biggest knock on him was lack of top-end speed, and I would think by getting some weight off in the offseason and working hard on speed drills could make a difference. 40 times can be improved, you know.
Yes, 40 times can be improved. They can also be improved from now until April's combine. And assume he loses 15-20 lbs to get .1 off his 40. That's great and all, but he then loses some of what he is as an effective runner. He is a guy who is going to put his shoulder down and run you over. His feet are quick enough as is to hurdle and spin on guys. How many times have you seen LB's and DB's chasing him to the sideline, trying to wrap him up and they end up on the ground while he just stands there after going OB.
He is not a top end speed runner. If you want a guy that is going to break 80-90 yd runs once or twice a season he just isn't your guy. If you want a guy that has the body to withstand the NFL punishment and break a ton of 20-30yd runs, then Bell is you kind of guy. Losing weight to get a bit of speed would make him less effective IMO.
edit: And don't you think he has been working to be faster every day for the past 3 years? He's not a top end speed guy. Why all of a sudden for a Sr year would he be able to drastically improve his 40?
This post was edited by Uncle Awesome 18 months ago
That rarely happens. Most guys are not coming back after leaving the NFL. At least not in the real world.
If the NFL is such a great deal why are all these guys bankrupt a few years after leaving? Also there is a big difference between carrying the ball 200 times a year in college versus carrying it 300 times in the NFL. Those guys are paid to hit the ball carrier. The NFL is a different level than college ball and there is much more wear and tear on your body.
1) If a guy has no interest in getting his degree after he leaves the NFL, why would/should he give a crap while he's still in college? If Le'Veon wants a degree, the far more financially sound decision is to leave now and come back later to get the degree after his NFL career is over.
2) I really have no idea why you're bringing up bankruptcy, because I'm assuming that you're not dumb/crazy enough imply something totally stupid like "better to stay in college making zero dollars than making a bunch of dollars in the NFL and losing it all, hurr hurr!"
3) Wear and tear is still wear and tear. One year of college ball can still cost you a year of NFL time, or worse, if you get horribly injured, ends your NFL career before it even starts.
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