April 23, 2014

While We’re Waiting… Ranking Colt, Wide Outs, and Bullpen Advice

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Jon Kitna. Matt Moore. Tim Tebow. Carson Palmer. Shaun Hill. What do they have in common? They are all ranked higher than Colt McCoy according to Scout’s Inc. QB rankings. And none of them are starters. Colt comes in at #33. It could be worse I suppose. Brady Quinn is ranked 78th. Two spots behind Charlie Frye. And Cam Newton isn’t even on the list. [ESPN Scout's Inc./Insider required]

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“Despite the coaching staff forcing the ball somewhat to develop their second round selection, Little has come down with the ball on seven of those 12 targets. While this completion rate (58%) is somewhat lower than the completion rates of Evan Moore, Robiskie and Cribbs, their targets have occurred more in the flow of the offense. In contrast, while there has been hype surrounding Jordan Norwood as a potential slot receiver, he has come down with only three of the nine passes sent his way.” [Dawg Pound Daily]

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“Shurmur said that he feels Pinkston has come a long way since the first day of camp. “I tell you what Jason Pinkston has made huge, huge strides in three plus weeks,” Shurmur said. ‘It’s one thing to be on the perimeter running routes as a rookie and doing it, but when you’re in there in the thick of it, it’s very challenging for those big guys. It really takes development and seasoning and I think he’s making huge progress.’ Shurmur isn’t ready to announce Pinkston as the starter. ‘Again, we’re in the process of the fourth preseason game where he will get a bunch of reps,” he said. “In the next couple of weeks, we’ll make the decision on who finally makes the roster and who plays at that left guard spot.’ ” [Greetham/The OBR]

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Fantastic piece over at Eleven Warriors. It’s long. It’s not really even about the Buckeyes really. But a fantastic piece.

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Finally, here is your argument for the use of twitter by athletes- “Telegram: Believe(stop) Back on the wagon(stop) If your scared get a dog(stop)” [Vinnie Pestano/Twitter]

  • Julie

    I cannot take the poor grammar, Pestano!

  • dwhit110

    Dear Dawg Pound Daily,

    Sample size.

    That is all.

  • DocZeus

    Either, ESPN still has an inexplicable hard-on for Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy has the worst mechanics in the history of the universe.

  • Nullster

    If you haven’t read the 11W piece you should do so now. Even if you’re a non-OSU fan.

  • Reepjp

    Ditto Nullster’s comment.

  • Vengeful Pat

    @DocZeus these rankings are just fan-boy rankings as far as I can tell. If someone is a pro-bowler they are ranked high. Otherwise, they go with notoriety (i.e. every Pittsburgh or Baltimore safety is better than any Cleveland safety, etc). Ahtyba Rubin is the 31st best defensive tackle in the NFL? No. Sorry. They ranked him behind Corey Williams, who the Browns let go because he was ineffective. Matt Williamson must be rolling over in his grave after seeing somebody put his name on this BS.