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Old 06-17-2018, 02:13 PM
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There's alot to be optimistic about on the offensive side of the ball for a change, but I can't shake the feeling that the Geathers/Hooker injuries are going to continue to be a problem for this season. And with a deficit of proven talent on D, that will be a significant problem for this new unit's development...........I hope I'm wrong but this just feels like the unwarranted optimism they had for Luck playing last season..........

ďI think it will be good and because of the way the offseason goes where there are a couple guys where you get close and theyíre probably close, but itís like letís just wait until training camp, get everybody out there, be at full strength,Ē Reich said. ďThatís what weíre hoping and optimistic for because itís a long grind.Ē

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I like the talent in the backfield. Based on their new head of athletic performance I'm optimistic about Hooker and Geathers. Wilson is going to be good for a long time. Desir and Hairston can be effective, especially if the new scheme fits their skill sets.

Beyond that though, this roster is a big question mark at best, and a shit show at worst. I'll never support cutting Hankins or Anderson. Our DTs went from a roster strength to a weakness for no reason. Our DEs will be mediocre. Our LBs haven't been good for over a decade. We'll get run on badly again this year, that's nothing new.
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I like the talent in the backfield. Based on their new head of athletic performance I'm optimistic about Hooker and Geathers. Wilson is going to be good for a long time. Desir and Hairston can be effective, especially if the new scheme fits their skill sets.

Beyond that though, this roster is a big question mark at best, and a shit show at worst. I'll never support cutting Hankins or Anderson. Our DTs went from a roster strength to a weakness for no reason. Our DEs will be mediocre. Our LBs haven't been good for over a decade. We'll get run on badly again this year, that's nothing new.
I'm with you, getting rid of Hankins and Anderson made no sense to me. Fucking coaches need to figure it out and not get rid of talent like those 2 guys.
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I'm interested to see how Basham looks in Year 2 + a 4-3. He showed some good speed off the edge a few times last year and I want to see if it translates into consistent pressure this go around.
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I don't know what they cut those guys on the DL either

Most of the D is a big question mark

We may be back to the days of needing to score 30+ to win. Which will be frustrating. But it will still be more exciting and keep me more interested than the shitshow we watched last year.
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I don't know what they cut those guys on the DL either

Most of the D is a big question mark

We may be back to the days of needing to score 30+ to win. Which will be frustrating. But it will still be more exciting and keep me more interested than the shitshow we watched last year.
If this coaching staff can figure out when to call a time out and how to get the ball on the correct hash for the FG unit, it will be a quantum leap for the fans
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Even though Reich is a rookie head coach, I believe he's already better than Pagano ever was. That right there will be an added bonus and improvement for the team.
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Unfortunately agree about the defense. I just donít know what we have. Maybe this will work out but Iím hoping I donít have to watch games being lost because people run all over us. I think with all these young guys the first part of the year may be ugly. Hope Iím wrong again. Still looking forward to the season. At a minimum I hope I get to enjoy watching players mature Itís fun to see guys become good
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And I agree completely about the coaching. My wife says sheís looking forward to me not yelling and cursing about stupid coaching decisions
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Even though Reich is a rookie head coach, I believe he's already better than Pagano ever was. That right there will be an added bonus and improvement for the team.
I'm hoping he's better. But until you see the guy in action, you never know. There are some people who are terrible decision makers under pressure. Reich has shown he's good on the field, so lets hope that's going to continue.
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