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Steve The Hedge

  • joined Apr 16, 2008
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
  • posts 119
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2011 Dallas vs SF a good comp game to study

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Looking at recent history to predict the future. 1. Romo won while playing the 2nd half with cracked ribs. 2. Romo completes passes with guys literally pulling him down. 3. Ted Ginn was not a #1 WR. 4. Alex Smith only converted one 1st down after taking a sack...he was sacked 6 times. Drive killer. 5. The game isn't over until the final whistle blows. Play accordingly.

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Ben! USA Select Team: Taj Gibson is out. Any chance TRob can get in on it?

There are no plans to fill the slot, but would they take volunteers? TRob could use the added training and Team USA could use his presence. It seems like a great opportunity for a young player to...

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6-minutes of analysis (what I saw)

After another disappointing game, I wanted to look closer to see if my impressions were accurate. Based on the first 6-minutes, I think Leonard is showing good improvement, and the play-calling...

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Winter (SL) is coming.

Summer League is upon us once again, and this year will has more importance than in year's past. With so many 1st and 2nd year players on the regular season roster next year gauging the development...

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How other team's TANKING will bring us Asik.

The quality and depth of the 2014 draft is enticing teams to advance the schedule on any rebuild projects. Half of the Eastern Conference is in rebuild mode, nearly clinching the playoff teams far...

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Risk tolerance

Risk tolerance is the amount of risk you are comfortable assuming for a given reward. There is often a large divergence between what we THINK we'll accept and what we FEEL we'll accept, and...

Why Can't we use multiple NTs?

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I could use some help here. I'm trying to get my head around the reason for NOT using 2-3 NTs in our base 3-4. If the goal of the linemen is to tie up blockers and compress the pocket, allowing the LBs to shoot the gaps, why don't we use linemen that all require 2 players to block them? I've got to be missing something simple here. I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

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Learning from the Dolphins

When was the last time the #1 pick wasn't used on a QB? Dolphins 2008 Draft. How did that work out for them? Case Study: Dolphins

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Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

Although I've got my own opinions on the #1 overall pick, this isn't the time to write the name on the card. This is the time to determine the draft slot's true value to other teams. The first...

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WCO: Learning from Bill Walsh

AP user Steve The Hedge does the research on the West Coast Offense so you don't have to.

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To Neil and Terry: Expectations and Achievement

As a successful manager of people, I would like to offer the Blazer's GM and Head Coach my greatest insights into creating an environment of excellence and achievement through personnel...

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Fixing the NBAs Lack of Parity and Mismanaged Market Forces Pt1 (Updated 7/30)

How is it that in the NFL, each team's fans can begin the season with at least the hope of a superbowl winning season and in the NBA there are really only about ten teams that have the hope of...

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How do the Blazers develop their players?

As a manager, a part of my job is to monitor the ongoing performance of my employees. I have learned or developed a number of methods to asses base-line aptitude in numerous departments in order to...

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Under Construction: Please Stand By

Opinions on this draft vary widely, as would be expected. Regardless of the outcome, however, we now have a few new toys for a future coach to play with. I, for one, am excited about the...

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Pre-emptive nicknames

I haven't had this much draft fun since 2006. We are in a possition to get at least two high quality players that will immediately be assumed as future HOFers! I've spent so much time reading...

Lillard Weber State Interview from Feb 2012

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A good 28 minute interview with Damian. Another reason I want this kid.

SLAM Online: Damian Lillard (Feb 28,2012)

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It's an older article that I hadn't seen on here before, but it has some excellent info about Lillard. He scores, he dishes (4.1 apg), he defends (1.4 spg) and he leads. Witness the career-high 41 points he dropped on San Jose State during a double-overtime win, 91-89, on December 3. Lillard, who drilled six three-pointers during the victory, stated after the game that he knew he had to be "The Man" for his team to come out on top. He reflected on that comment. "That’s my role on this team is to lead," said Lillard, a native of Oakland, Calif. "Guys listen to me and I’ve been around here as long as anybody." The more I read about this kid, the more I want him for our team. Checkout the YouTube videos that are linked in the article, and you'll be a believer to.

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I'm cashing in all my positive Juju tokens!

It's time to make a stand. I've put up with enough. We missed out on CP3 and Williams, BRoy flamed out too quickly, Oden never had a chance to SMASH, Sergio never panned out, Rudy never improved,...

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Would you trade Evans for a draft pick?

I'm doing a bit of value research regarding Evans, and I could use your help. I, personally, had high expectations for him when he was drafted, but it seems like he's peaked already or a least...

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What traits do you want out of the player(s) selected?

We've all been reading everything about these players leading up to the draft, and we all have our own ideas of what the Blazers needs are. My questions are: What five specific traits/abilities...

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B-Roy as player development coach?

I just can't say goodbye to Roy. I feel like there's so much more he can give to the game of basketball and the Blazers. I recognize that he can't (shouldn't) play the game again, but does he...

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Play calling tendencies

As the draft approaches, I wanted to empirically see what happened last year in the hopes that it would reveal insight into greater areas of need. The results were expected, surprising, and in some...

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A Final Argument For DeCastro

I won't rehash all the amazing things DeCastro would bring to the O-Line. They've been well argued by better posters than I. One point has been only vaguely touched on, however; the consequences...

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Team skills algorithm

I love the geeky title. Rather than do the work I brought home with me, I decided to have some beer and pizza and pretend football season was starting soon. That of course depressed me so I went...

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Building a winner from the top down.

The view from the top. Vision Statement: Who are we, and how will we achieve success? In all team structures, the leadership sets the tone for the crew. A strong focused leadership with an...

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Oden Minutes: Nike+ Challenge

  Most of us have never had to go through the kinds of surgery and rehab Oden has had to endure. Those who have may know the physical and emotional pain that such recovery entails. To return to...

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Dudley says forget Governor. Making NBA comeback. JK.

It has been rumored that Gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley, formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers has decided to pull his name out of the Governor's race and resume his career with the center...

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It's time to call our shot. Championship!

Its time. We've been patient through the record setting losses. We've been tolerant with players that were more concerned with getting stats than with winning games. We've spent an entire season...

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Is there joy in Mudville...Portland?

Where has my draft day obsession gone? I just can't seem to work up the enthusiasm to scavenge the web for any tidbit of draft talk this season. Am I alone in that? In 2006 I was all over the...

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Memorial Day: The price of freedom

As I sit here writing these lines, trying to put into words the deep gratitude and sorrow I feel for all the lives sacrificed in our history and all the lives of our service men and women currently...

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