Wonder what Michigan State is doing to prepare for this game? Probably studying film, looking at OSU tendencies, and devising an offensive gameplan for Connor Cook and co.
What’s Ohio State doing? We’ve got coaches riding horses onto the practice field and screaming “This is not Sparta!” in his best Leonidas voice. All he needs to do now is kick Mark Dantonio down a well.
You tell me which strategy works better.
Bucks 34 Spartans 23
Slick Willy was also in attendance during the Bucks practice tonight
h/t College Spun
Now I’m admittedly not the best person to ask about the ins and outs of the offensive and defensive lines… but I do know that when you overpower and push your man 7 yards backwards like Michael Oher did to that shitty high school lineman in The Blind Side, then you’re doing a pretty good job. I think Danny is going to fit in with this defense just fine.
If Shelton can consistently push offensive linemen backwards and disrupt the backfield, then this defense has a chance to be pretty formidable. Imagine Karlos Dansby or Donte Whitner running downhill to make a hit in the lane that Shelton’s bullrush just created. Just by occupying space, taking on double teams, and moving people backwards, Shelton can free up our Backers to make tons of plays at or behind the line of scrimmage. Karlos Dansby may literally end up with 500 tackles for loss this season.
It wasn’t just one play Tuesday against the Bills where Shelton stood out. It was nearly all of them. He’s powerful, relentless and finishes every play. Shelton is all over the field, he’s loud and even when Buffalo started catching on to how strong and fast he was, he didn’t relent.
Shelton’s rise could be one of the biggest developments for the Browns going into the regular season. He hasn’t played like a rookie and sets up other teammates to make plays.
“I definitely wanted to play more violently,” Shelton said. “That’s something that I practiced these past two days. I feel more prepared now. I feel more prepared for my second game.”
In other words, #PrayForTheAFCNorth
The Bucks had their first practice yesterday and aside from the QB situation, the biggest story in camp is Braxton Miller and his position switch to wide receiver. We scoured the Internet (used the Twitter search bar) to collect whatever video evidence there was of Braxton Miller catching passes and running routes.
Here he is working with former Buckeye great Joey Galloway
Here is during practice doing a little blocking then releasing to make a grab. Looks pretty smooth to me
Don’t pay attention to the drop
Braxton returning punts? Yes. This is a thing.
(video via 247 Sports)
And maybe the biggest news of the day is that he’ll be retiring the #5 and taking the field in 2015 as #1. Love it.