Monday, August 24, 2009

Quick Hit

Now that I am back from the 3-day weekend of red-neckery, I thought I would get some insight into the world of Wisconsin sports from the Quevedo Roundtable. Well, that, and I didn't want to get "voted" of the island by the elitists here at the QB. So I'm mainly curious about the Pack. I have yet to see a pre-season game and am wondering how the team looks overall. I've been hearing good things about the likes of Raji, Finley, and the linebacking corps but I thought I'd confirm my reports here. Give me your thoughts.

Also, thanks to SBTG for breaking the Roseboro news to me on Friday night via text message. It's an interesting development, but not overly shocking in my opinion. Good luck to Brett in his future endeavors and good luck to Coach Williams in possibly upgrading the talent with that extra scholarship! The door has re-opened for Mr. Blue!

Stay tuned for my next post, "Most Interesting/Entertaining Occurences at Bristol Motor Speedway". I'm sure it will garner a chuckle or two.

9 comments:

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

i for one am very much looking forward to hearing about your trip to Bristol. as far as the pack...I followed my standard pre-season game watching again...DVR it watch the first half skipping commericals and you can get half of football in 40 minutes.

overall: offense looks very efficient as they are doing a good job of moving the ball via pass and run. we seem to have 5 solid tailbacks so one will need to be moved. Finley and Lee are a very good TE combo and Finley looks like the starter to me. The o-line looks okay but they've been doing a lot of shuffling to see who is going to play where. A-rodg was damn near perfect Saturday and looked pretty good last week too...health is the key for him and we arguably have the best wide receiver corp in the league. the 3-4 defense has looked awesome granted its against the Bills and Browns, but still I don't think we'll notice much difference from last year (we sucked remember) so it can only get better. they seem to be getting alot of pressure on the QB and are forcing a shit ton of turnovers which is great. nick collins went down saturday so we are a little banged up at saftey. raji played ok but how many great plays do the big fatties on the line make. he pushed is guy back into the backfield on several instances so that was good. we seem to have a ton of linebackers and it seems every play someone else is making a play so that's good. we'll probably keep 9 lb's so we'll have some depth and flexibility there. punting game is somewhat of a question and crosby still has a lot of leg. was 1 of 3 in first game but misses were 55 and 60 and made a 46'er in second game. punting will be ok with Kapinos i guess.

Master Reid said...

I only saw the highlights from Saturday because I was attending a farmer's b'day party. It looked like Raji was having an impact though. Like TG said, he blew people off the ball a couple of times. That's what we need from a him. I know it's early, but it's beginning to look like the there might be some good things coming out of Green Bay this year.

As for Roseboro. I heard from a reliable source, that people within the program knew he was in over his head from the minute he got here. From the sounds of it, he tailed off academically his second semester last year. And clearly wasn't cutting it since getting to MU. And then on the court, it seems like he was overmatched by the guys he was playing with in both talent and intensity. The writing was on the wall for a while now, I'm just glad he didn't waste an entire season figuring it out. Now we can keep the Vander Blue talk alive, which I absolutely LOVE.

Rubie Q said...

It wasn't just that Raji was pushing his guy into the backfield -- he was getting double-teamed (supreme) and pushing BOTH guys into the backfield. If memory serves, he drew a holding penalty, too. Though it's a ridiculously small sample size: I like.

Rogers has been surgical in his precision thus far. The touchdown throw he had to Driver in the first game -- play breaks down, scrambles to his left, steps up in the pocket, sees DD behind the safety, fires a rocket that hits Driver in stride at the 2 -- was most impressive.

Finally: Reid -- D3 does not count as a "reliable source." I have no inside poop, but I'd wager a dollar that the coaching staff told young Brett: "Hey, you're going to have to put in a LOT of work to be a contributing member of this team," and instead of taking it as a challenge, he fled back home. Whatever -- I'd rather have him leave now than waste two years on him ala Pat Hazel.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

instead of blue there's a big man recruit (top 100) who's narrowed his list to 3 schools with MU as one of them. guards are like wide receivers in fantasy football...unless you get a top one you can always pick one up that will do the job. big men are harder to come by because you can't teach height, which has been a problem for us.

EMoney said...

I for one am excited and optimistic about The Pack this year. It appears that we have addressed some needs on defense, and I like the conversion to Capers' 3-4 defense, so any improvement on defense from last year will make us a very tough team. If that's the case I think we win the division. The Favre experiment is going to flop in Minn, Cutler is going to find out how good he had it in Denver with a true No. 1 rec and fail in Chicago, and Detroit is still Detroit.

In regards to your comment, Rub's, regarding the coaches commenting on how Brett needs to improve, it is entirely possible. If it was said, I don't think it was at all necessary because as Reid stated the writing was on the wall. Rosiak was quick to point out in the early open gym sessions, how Roseboro had some talent, but was incredibly overmatched in the post. He had redshirt written all over him, which was also noticed by the likes of Nova and WV when they were showing interest in him. It sounded like he had potential, but more as a solid role-player. I for one was perplexed why we were so quick to make an offer to a mid-level prospect, when we were waiting to hear from the more highly regarded prospects, ie. Jamil Wilson, Colvin, etc. I think it's a great move for both parties, and I applaud Brett for recognizing it so quickly and making a swift decision on the transfer. $1 says Buzz nails another top100 recruit with this available scholly.

EMoney said...

STG - what's the name of this guy? I agree on your analysis as well. We are guard heavy, not Tom Crean guard heavy, but going into the '10 season Buycks(6'3" sen.), Johnson-Odom(6'4" jun.), Bowen(6'5" fr.), Jones(6'6"fr.), and E.Williams(6'7" soph.) are all capable of playing in the 2/3 position. That being said, I don't foresee MU being an attractive destination for Vander or any other SG/SF's. PG is a possibility with Cadougan being the only true PG, but I predict Coach Williams is pushing all in for a PF/C. We have playing time to offer so it's a definite possiblity and would be a great way to sharpen the overall complexion of the team.

Rubie Q said...

I think he's talking about Carson Desrosiers.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

yes that's his name...couldn't think of it at the time of writing and was too lazy to look it up.

Master Reid said...

Come on now, I have way better sources than just D3. I did actually talk to someone, who knows people, who know people...ya know.