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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    This...I know someone else was saying that as far as learning the position, DT was one of the easiest positions on the team. You don't need to make a lot of decisions like a linebacker or safety.
    There's a lot of technique in footwork and what you do with your hands, but yeah, if he's playing NT or DT and is as talented as we hope, he should be okay. I do expect to see him get owned at times early on though. While it may be one of the more "talent based" positions, it's not like you just go out and have it figured out. The problem, for me, is that I think we will need these guys to play smart because you don't have AJ and Jake back there anymore. You can't just go leaving gaps. I could see him starting off as a situation guy and working into the starting lineup mid year or so. I'm sure he's been working and learning from other players to get a head start too. I doubt he's waiting until camp to start his learning.


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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    There is a lot of talent there, however most of the talent is young and inexperienced. It sure would be nice for a couple of those young guys like Aka or Cousin to step up this year, but I feel in a year or 2, our interior Dline is going to be very strong.
    The staff has specifically targeted athletes hoping they can turn them into productive linemen. Converted RBs, TEs, DE's bulking up to play inside. It's very tough to recruit Big12 caliber linemen at ISU so they are trying to get creative. I hope it works!



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha Cy View Post
    This is where all that early season down time should benefit ISU. Fall camp, play UNI, then have the coaches work on what he did wrong for 2 weeks before Iowa comes to town.

    Then another bye(?) before the Thursday nighter vs Tulsa. ISU should beat UNI, no matter who lines up. Coe has about 7 weeks to get ready for legit D1 competition this season.
    I see what you did there...and I like it.

    I all reality, Iowa usually has a very good O-line so that will be a true test for Coe and Co.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    To be honest, I'm figuring that with his inexperience, this season he's a spot player, and makes an occasional big play,out of sheer athleticism.

    Anything more is just icing on the cake.




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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    I hope people don't get their hopes up too high for Coe this season. He has played one year of JC at DE. He'd never played on the line before that. Now he is moving inside where he has also never played. You can have the athletic ability in the world but if you don't have the correct technique you won't be very good. I think people should look at this year as a development year for Coe and expect big things next year.
    Not necessarily referring to this post in particular, but I'm guessing you're a glass half empty kinda guy, huh?

    Seems like a lot of your posts point out what could go wrong. Guess I just don't see the point in constantly spreading a negative attitude about damn near everything?



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Totally agree here, if he is better than that I'll be tickled, I will have patience with him if he cont to work to improve.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    To be honest, I'm figuring that with his inexperience, this season he's a spot player, and makes an occasional big play,out of sheer athleticism.

    Anything more is just icing on the cake.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Not necessarily referring to this post in particular, but I'm guessing you're a glass half empty kinda guy, huh?

    Seems like a lot of your posts point out what could go wrong. Guess I just don't see the point in constantly spreading a negative attitude about damn near everything?

    Don't get him started on how great Peter Jok is.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    It isn't going to really matter all that much if Coe starts or not. Rhoads himself said that it is going to be a DL by committee again this year. We will have guys running in and out a lot. In fact, the 2's might just play as many downs as the 1's.

    So who starts really isn't all that significant. Coe is going to play, and he's going to play a lot, whether he starts or not. We don't really have much choice. I hope at the very least he can just plug up the middle and allow the LBs to make plays. That would be sufficient for year one IMO.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    In the video, I like that he is really quick to the ball once he gets off the block. I also think his quickness will allow him to get up the field through the gaps. He seems to play pretty low to the ground. He may struggle a little when he isn't shooting a gap, but at 305 he has the size to hold his ground.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

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    Don't get him started on how great Peter Jok is.
    Or how the Hawkeyes would be an attractive place for Jeff Jones to go to



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    It isn't going to really matter all that much if Coe starts or not. Rhoads himself said that it is going to be a DL by committee again this year. We will have guys running in and out a lot. In fact, the 2's might just play as many downs as the 1's.

    So who starts really isn't all that significant. Coe is going to play, and he's going to play a lot, whether he starts or not. We don't really have much choice. I hope at the very least he can just plug up the middle and allow the LBs to make plays. That would be sufficient for year one IMO.
    In terms of how much an individual produces that's true, but like in years past the best four guys will start. If Coe is starting it means he's beat somebody else out and is being very productive for the first year player at the position. So if nothing else it at least means he's playing good enough to start, which is something he could be proud of and something that will surely excite Cyclone Nation.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    I hope Coe gets 3 or more sacks against Iowa!!


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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    hopefully he will be a beast in there. That is a huge gain in weight over a very small period of time.
    Can anyone shed some light on this? Is it GOOD weight?


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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Not necessarily referring to this post in particular, but I'm guessing you're a glass half empty kinda guy, huh?

    Seems like a lot of your posts point out what could go wrong. Guess I just don't see the point in constantly spreading a negative attitude about damn near everything?
    It's just being a realist. It's not negative. Did I not say expect big things from him next year? I guess differing opinions are a bad thing on here.



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    Re: BLOG: The evolution of Rodney Coe

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    It's just being a realist. It's not negative. Did I not say expect big things from him next year? I guess differing opinions are a bad thing on here.
    Kind of why I prefaced my post with, "not necessarily referring to this post"...

    I think your opinion on Coe is very fair. It's just when almost every opinion you post has a negative feeling to it, it becomes a fairly irritating thing to read. I understand they're your opinions & you're entitled to them, I was just posting my opinion about your opinions.

    Carry on.



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