Practice 6, Rhoads Q&A

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  1. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    Rhoads Q&A Part I; Practice No. 6 Complete - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports
     
  2. cycfan1

    cycfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like we finally got a punt returner.
     
  3. tim_redd

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    "I think if Leonard Johnson asks me one more time if he can be a punt returner too, I’ll scream."

    LJ is the man.
     
  4. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    Beat me to it...
     
  5. CP44

    CP44 Active Member

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    sure sounded upbeat about bo
     
  6. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Paul rhoads is a cool dude..i really like this guy..
     
  7. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    We have reason to be excited about the offense.

    Let's see if he shows the same enthusiasm for the other side of the ball.
     
  8. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I love how in the videos, Rhoads is actually coaching and not just making his assistants do all the work while he watches for his ivy tower. I don't think I ever saw Chizik get hands on with the players.
     
  9. mustangcy

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    Man, I could read PR interviews all day. That guy has got me pumped for football! He really doesn't seem to have any coach-ism's that make me pull my BS flag...straight shooter. I really like this guy.
     
  10. cloneaholic

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    I love the fact that Leonard Johnson is begging to be the punt returner, but I think it's a tough call for Rhoads. On one hand, you want a punt returner who's a threat to score every time he catches the ball. On the other hand, returning punts is one of the more dangerous responsibilities in terms of potential for injuries.

    LJ is so valuable to our defense that I think I'd be inclined to have someone else return punts - that is, if we have someone who's safe in terms of always catching the ball and who's a decent threat to get good return yardage. But then again, I'm no coach.
     
  11. Al_4_State

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    I like the fact that PR legitimately feels that A-Rob, Schwartz, and Bo will be seeing significant PT, and all bring different strengths. Depth and diversity at a position like RB can never be underestimated. I know a lot of us felt we had it last year, but A) Chizik refused to give Bass a fair amount of PT, and B) I think Schwartz and Bo are similar in style to Scales and Bass, respectively, but may be more talented. Combine that with one hell of a QB, and a (hopefully) improved O-line, and I think the offense will be extremely exciting next year. That said, they're going to have to be...
     
  12. Dave19642006

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    Ask again LJ...He did not hear you
     
  13. besserheimerphat

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    There was some solid pass blocking in an offense vs defense drill, I think in the d-line video. 72 at right tackle did an outstanding job towards the end of the video. Good to see, though it doesn't help to answer any questions about our d-line.
     
  14. isuno1fan

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    More a statement about our D-Line than our O-Line IMO.

    I saw it too by the way.
     
  15. mj4cy

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    I like how here's more open. Not to start another Chizik bashing session, but his answers were always so close to the vest and I feel that PR seems to let us in a bit more.
     
  16. jay moe

    jay moe Well-Known Member

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    It concerns me that the offense is ahead of the defense right now. At this point in the season, it should be the other way around. I also saw the o-line handling the d-line, speaks volumes about how we need better players on the d-line, but I am also excited about the possibilities of our o-line.
     
  17. Al_4_State

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    Well, the offense has a lot more talent too, and look at the discrepancies last year. I'm not a bit surprised by it...
     
  18. flander1649

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    Let's just hope KO and the rest of the OL has gotten that much better. On the other end for the DL playing against better competition them better in the end.
     
  19. besserheimerphat

    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

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    That's the worst thing about watching practice film - it's hard to know how good your guys really are. About the only thing you can really take away from it is form, pad level, foot work, etc. Too hard to tell if the guy is really putting it all together to the point that he will beat his man on Saturday though.
     

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