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Here’s one to get us started this morning- “I’ve always felt like, to have a successful team, you gotta have a few bad citizens on the team,” Pinkett told the show. “I mean, that’s how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals. That just adds to the chemistry of the team. I think Notre Dame is growing because maybe they have some guys that are doing something worthy of a suspension, which creates edge on the football team. You can’t have a football team full of choir boys. You get your butt kicked if you have a team full of choir boys. You gotta have a little bit of edge, but the coach has to be the dictator and ultimate ruler.” [Fornelli/CBS Sports.com]
“Philadelphia employs the wide-9 technique, meaning the defensive ends line up wide of the opponent’s offensive tackles. It is the defensive end’s goal to stay wide and rush quarterback while at the same time overwhelming the offensive tackles with speed.
Tackles Joe Thomas and Mitchell Schwartz had trouble with this pass rush. Not coincidently, the Detroit Lions use the wide-9 technique and the Browns had breakdowns in the preseason opener, too.” [Delco/The OBR]
A second entry today from the OBR, preseason award show- “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR LACK OF DEPTH: LINEBACKERS
Give credit to GM Tom Heckert for at least addressing the Browns’ lack of linebacker depth. He’s the first Browns’ GM to do this since Phil Savage in 2006 and Butch Davis in 2002. Yet, even with the addition of two rookie linebackers, the Browns are still very thin beyond D’Qwell Jackson. Kaluka Maiava is decent, yet we all know that Scott Fujita won’t finish the season – meaning James Michael Johnson could prove to be a very important player in 2012.” [DK/The OBR]
Because you know I can’t resist linking uniform pieces. [Lukas/UniWatch]
Finally, a reminder about the Buckeye watch party this Saturday. That is all.