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39 minutes ago, richham said:

Love Chubb, but that hype video made me laugh.  You can tell they haven't had anything to hype in a long, long time.  Their video guy was stuck in the 90's.

yep horrible video and hate the music selection.. at least it wasn't full of swearing..  

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4 hours ago, FalconsIn2020 said:

Pruitt commits recruiting violation by tweeting congratulations to the girls basketball team of his high school alma mater for winning high school state championship 


is that ridiculous or what


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More Chubb hype

Sorry I wasn’t able to link because it was in an app so I copied and paste.

Nick Chubb wears the No. 24 jersey. He turns 24 years old in 2019. With that tenuous connection established, here are 24 reasons why the sneaky-amazing Cleveland Browns running back should be getting more attention entering his second season:

1) The scouting report on Chubb was all wrong. Chubb was supposed to be a grinder. The pre-draft chatter on the Georgia product stated that he'd get four yards if four yards were blocked for him. But the combination of his vaunted power and ability to make people miss allowed him to lead all running backs in Pro Football Focus' "elusiveness" rating in 2018. Free defenders struggled to take him down in the open field and his sharp cuts created space to run. The Browns' run-blocking last season was decidedly average, so Chubb's success was independent of that.

2) His lateral hops are nice. The misevaluation regarding Chubb starts with his quickness. So many times while reviewing the overhead angle on Coaches Film via NFL Game Pass, Chubb stopped on a dime behind the line of scrimmage, diagnosed the play, and quickly hopped a few feet to his right or left before running to daylight. The movement reminded me of a young Frank Gore.

Can't-Miss Play: Chubb evades Raiders for 63-yard TD

3-4) He's a big-play threat. Despite getting only 192 carries as a rookie, Chubb tied for the second-most runs over 20 yards (11), finishing behind only Saquon Barkley. He also finished second to Barkley in runs over 40 yards. When Chubb makes up his mind to hit the hole, he does it with authority. He's not the station-to-station back he was advertised to be.

5) Defenders take bad angles on him. It's as if defenders read the pre-draft scouting report on Chubb or can't quite believe he's as fast as he is. Chubb ran a respectable 4.52-second 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, but when he starts galloping in the open field, he looks like a home-run hitter and the stats back it up.

6) He's further ahead in the passing game than you think. Chubb wasn't asked to catch the ball at Georgia. He had more catches as an NFL rookie (20) than he did in final three years at Georgia combined (13) and has shown noticeable progress catching the ball this offseason, with an eye on becoming a true three-down back. While his pass blocking could use work, Chubb looked natural catching passes out of the backfield as a rookie.

7-8) Defenders just bounce off of him. Chubb runs with a different level of horsepower. Grown professionals bounce off of him, often unprepared to make the perfect form tackle that it will take to get Chubb to the ground. Famous in college for his 600-pound squats, Chubb generates so much strength from the lower body of his 227-pound frame that any linebackers or safeties who try to tackle him high finish on the ground as Chubb chugs by. He ran over Houston's Justin Reid and Carolina's Eric Reid in back-to-back weeks last December, completing rare ownership of one of the NFL's best brotherhoods.

9) His yards after contact are insane. Chubb gained 4.47 yards after contact per carry last year, according to PFF, an outrageous figure that led the league for runners with at least 50 carries. The number highlights how much of Chubb's production as a rookie was self-generated by dodging and running through the first defender to greet him.

10) He has a head start on Kareem Hunt. As mentioned above, Chubb finished first in PFF's elusiveness rating last year. In third place was Hunt, who was released by the Chiefs in November after the release of a video that showed Hunt shoving and kicking a woman. Former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, now in Cleveland, signed Hunt in the offseason before the NFL suspended him for the first eight games of the season. By the time Hunt is ready to play, Chubb could be approaching 1,000 yards from scrimmage and it might be difficult to take him off the field. Then again, Chubb's embrace of the situation is a point in his favor ...

11-12) He's not going to ruffle feathers. Chubb would be within his rights to be annoyed by the signing of Hunt. Instead, the two young men have reportedly become very good friends. Chubb lauded how he enjoys having Hunt as a teammate and how fun it will be to play with him. He's the leader of the running back room. Chubb is showing Hunt the way, not the other way around. It seems like every article on Chubb mentions how quiet yet forceful he is, part of an approach that figures to play well in Cleveland.
"Nick Chubb's exceptional in every aspect of his life, and anytime you can surround yourself with people that people can attract themselves to, of course, it's to the benefit of your whole program, not to mention that room in general," said Browns coach Freddie Kitchens in May.

13) He's old school. Chubb's big helmet and lack of appreciation for wearing gloves had his teammates calling him "Old School" as a rookie. His preparation to pick up the playbook quickly also showed a maturity beyond his years. As he processes all the lessons from his rookie season, he should only play faster.

14-15) He's already done it. The biggest argument against Chubb fitting in our "Making the Leap" series is that he already did it. After Chubb took over as the Browns' starter in Week 7, he was fifth among running backs in yards from scrimmage for the rest of the season with 972 yards in 10 games, topped only by Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley and Joe Mixon. PFF ranked him the second-best runner for the entire season in their grading system. That type of grade indicates there's no leap left to make except volume. If it wasn't for former Browns coach Hue Jackson poorly evaluating Carlos Hyde as a better option early last season, Chubb would be getting the appropriate level of hype heading into this season. All he really needs are more snaps.

16) He's fresh. Chubb looks like a workhorse back, but he shared the workload with Sony Michel at Georgia and his carries went down in Cleveland with only 192 (he averaged 222 in his three healthy seasons with the Bulldogs). He should be ready for more.

17) He doesn't fumble. Part of Chubb's allure is the lack of mistakes he makes. Rarely do you see him make a mental error, including his excellent ball security skills. Only three running backs had more touches last season without fumbling.

18) He takes what's available. The Browns' tackles couldn't run block last season. Virtually any time the team called to run off tackle, they allowed penetration. Chubb did a fantastic job in those situations seeing the edge collapse, sticking his foot in the ground and cutting upfield to save the play by gaining a yard or two. Where most young runners would have taken negative yardage in a fruitless effort to get to the edge, Chubb showed an uncanny ability to make the best out of a bad situation.

Chubb shows great vision on 20-yard cutback run

19-20) He's textbook. Coaches love Chubb because he makes the right cut. He hits the right hole according to the play design and sees the entire field well when he needs to rely on instincts. Chubb's vision and patience were key to so many of his longer runs. He follows blockers, waits and waits for an opening to emerge and then knows how to navigate the second level. This showed up especially in games where the rest of the Browns' offense was overwhelmed.

Watch Chubb in the Week 13 game against the Texans' defense, which ranked first in Football Outsiders' run defense efficiency. On a day where the Browns could barely move the ball in the first half, Chubb finished with 72 yards on 12 touches. I couldn't find a play where his coaches would grade him negatively and there were plenty of times when he created yards despite terrible blocking. If the rest of the team played like Chubb that day, they wouldn't have been blown out.

21) Chubb clowns legends. On a single play against the Panthers in Week 14, Chubb forced Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis to completely whiff on tackles. Anyone who can make two greats look that bad on the same play deserves notice. There's a reason why Chubb's quarterback, Baker Mayfield, calls him "phenomenally talented." Speaking of which ...

22) Chubb will be surrounded by stars. I waited this long to mention the ridiculous assortment of talent on the Browns' offense because so much has been written about them this summer. Baker Mayfield, like Chubb, is set to make major strides in Year 2. Defenses will have to assign two defenders to Odell Beckham Jr., while trying to handle Jarvis Landry and David Njoku in the passing game. In short: teams won't be loading up the tackle box to stop the running game, especially when Freddie Kitchens spreads out the opposition. Chubb showed as a rookie he can create yards on his own, but he won't have to as much in 2019, especially near the goal line.

23) He's going to score a lot. Even in a world where Kareem Hunt -- after serving his suspension -- plays a large role and fifth-year back Duke Johnson continues to steal passing-down work (assuming his trade request isn't met), Chubb will be the man in the red zone. The Browns were a below average scoring team in 2018, and it will be a huge disappointment if they rank outside the top 10 this year. Chubb is a solid underdog pick to lead the league in touchdowns, which brings me to my final comp of the day:

24) Chubb reminds me of Emmitt Smith. Any good running back could rack up big numbers on this Browns offense. A potentially great one could approach 2,000 yards. Emmitt was a great player in a great situation, the type of runner who rarely made mental mistakes, who had great vision, who gained extra yards by leaning on folks, yet had surprising lateral quickness to make defenders miss in the hole.

I'm not saying Chubb will have Smith's career, but Chubb could go from an impressive, underestimated supporting player as a rookie like Smith to the guy everyone is writing about because his numbers demand attention. Smith jumped from 1,165 yards from scrimmage as a rookie to 1,821 as a second-year player, the type of jump that is within Chubb's grasp. Give Chubb the ball and good things happen.

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Zamir White's recovery has Kirby Smart fired up

ByJAKE ROWE 62 minutes ago

HOOVER, Ala. -- Those who follow Georgia football are anxiously awaiting the day they get Zamir White in action and who could blame them. The 6-foot 215-pound running back signed with the Bulldogs in the 2018 class as the nation's No. 9 overall prospect and No. 1 running back according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

It's safe to say that once the ink dried, the expectations were incredibly high but those who keep up with recruiting closely knew that it might time some time. That was because White had suffered a torn ACL in November of his senior high school season. It was always going to be preseason camp before he got back on the field in a full-contact situation.

But that didn't go as swimmingly as White or anyone wishing him well would have hoped. He suffered the same injury in the opposite knee midway through spring drills and, just like that, his freshman season was over. He had surgery a couple of weeks later, redshirted, and rehabbed his injury while his teammates went 11-3 on the gridiron and appeared in the SEC Championship game and Allstate Sugar Bowl.

When Smart met with reporters after the practice where White suffered the second injury while covering a punt, he was clearly upset. The kid he had recruited to hard out of Laurinberg, N.C., one who had the potential to help the team right away, would once again have to clear a major hurdle to reach the field.

Now, almost a full year later, Smart, who gets to see White in workout action regularly, has a much better feeling.

"I'm excited every time I get to see him at workouts," Smart said at SEC Media Days. W'e are doing workouts with our players right now. Agilities, four stations, five stations. Seeing him get out there and doing whether it's cone to cone, cutting on something, it excites me seeing him do that because I know what he's been through. Seeing him do it, and a lot of good players have been through that. Whether its Robert Edwards, Nick Chubb, Todd Gurley, they've all reached out and talked to him about that. He's on the upward stride of that hump."

The fourth-year head coach as said that White will be fully cleared before preseason camp, which is set to begin somewhere around August 1. He has also said that White won't be rushed and that the staff will be cautious with him now that he has suffered the same injury in both knees in a short amount of time.

He has also shied away from discussing what kind of impact White might have. If he's able to return to his old form, that impact could be massive. White checks off all the boxes at running back and is coming off a high school career where he rushed for 1,200 yards or more four times. He piled up 7,169 rushing yards and 119 rushing touchdowns on 738 carries during that four-year period. He averaged 9.7 yards per carry over the course of his career and was breaking of 14.1 yards a clip during his senior season before the injury ended the season.4COMMENTS

But as excited as Smart and UGA fans are at this point, he's still pumping the breaks on the expectations. For now, noting that White is on schedule and taking care of business is enough.

"He's on schedule," Smart said. "We are excited about where he is. He's done everything we've asked him to do. I am thrilled at how hard he works and the things he's been able to do, so our expectation is that he comes out and competes every day and earns some playing time."

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14 minutes ago, fibonaccisquared said:

:lol: I didn't look closely, on zoom it's still blurry but the tail does look long to be a duck. Think you're right.

Get yourself a pair. https://www.amazon.com/ETsocK-Pheasant-Ankle-Mid-Calf-Athletic/dp/B07JB17GXV

Ha that looks like them but I'll pass.

I already have a couple of funky pairs that's a shark and one that's a bear my son bought me.

I think he enjoys the laugh when i wear them

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