If b Smith is out

Discussion in 'Football' started by clim3, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Thank gawd they had sweatshirts on or I wouldn't be able to tell them apart.
     
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  2. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member


    Problem is when you have too many good walk-on stories compared with the number of 4 or 5* recruits. When the good walk-ons or under-the-radar players outnumber the great recruits, ya got issues.
     
  3. IowaTeddy

    IowaTeddy Well-Known Member

    Between - Brandon Smith, ISS, Tracy, Martin - it's too bad that only Brandon Smith is really an X wideout, the other three are Z split receiver types. It would have been nice to have 2 of each. My guess is that the total "combined" depth chart at WR will all simply slide up, rather than thinking we need to specifically sub in another X receiver. So that means a little more Tracy, and hopefully a lot more Oliver Martin.

    There’s absolutely nothing good about this injury to B Smith. We desperately need him in our team, his career has been on a huge upward trajectory, and generally speaking, all injuries suck. With that being said, some early rumors sound like it’s a very minor injury and he’ll be back in a few weeks? Curious to hear anyone’s insights on this, but assuming the Iowa staff will play their cards pretty close to the vest. And ideally, this will allow Tracy and Martin a chance to play and compete in the heart of our B1G schedule. Dream scenario – they both kill it and put in a few outstanding performances. A few weeks later, we get a healthy B Smith back… and the offense takes off.
     
  4. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Yes. Recruiting is an imperfect art and some guys peak a little later, so there are guys like Baker Mayfield and Hunter Renfrow who are excellent ball players who choose to walk on at elite programs. But if you are going to rely on being able to sort through the thousands of potential walk ons each year and finding the 5 world beaters, good luck.
     
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  5. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Ha. Not till he starts cutting off his hoodies
     
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  6. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Who's laughing at me, dipstick? Who are the ones who know better?

    If you could care less about what I think, don't respond.

    If you think that this staff doesn't care about winning, when it is their livelihood, then you're the moron.

    If you can explain to me why Alex Erickson from tiny Darlington Wisconsin is gearing up for a second contract in the NFL while Adrian Arrington, the four star who went to receiver U, is now long gone from the NFL, you may understand how coaches like Kirk, and Hayden for that matter, operate.

    Getting top talent to come to a small college town in a cold weather city is a challenge. It isn't for everyone. Sometimes you have to supplement with less talented but mentally tougher and stronger willed players. You know, like Chad Greenway, Dallas Clark, Sean Considine (to name three NFL examples) You obviously can't build an entire team with those players but there are occasions where certain players don't have what it takes-other than their star ratings. And football is a cruel game that will eventually weed out the weak and weak minded.

    You can just keep coming on here distorting or ignoring facts, changing narratives, movng the goalpost, and carrying on with your general psychobabble. Just keep bringing your best fastball.
     
  7. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Did you stay up late last night in order to create yet another dumb post?
     
  8. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Depth Chart is out. Smith is not listed so presumably out. Tracy slides up to starter and Calvin Lockett makes an appearance on the 2 line. No Oliver Martin.
     
  9. IowaTeddy

    IowaTeddy Well-Known Member

    Must be injured, right? Otherwise, crazy that he wouldn't slide into the 2 deep.
     
  10. IowaTeddy

    IowaTeddy Well-Known Member

    I recall a preseason video interview where Martin finally spoke with the media and basically said two things:
    1) "No comment" on Michigan and the transfer process
    2) That he was learning all WR positions, to do whatever he can to help the team and get ready to contribute

    A bit generic. But it stuck with me and made me think we'd see more of him.
     
  11. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Iowa always does weird things with the two deep on the depth chart. So it’s possible that Martin still plays a ton. We did hear some good things about Lockett in spring practice and fall camp. He has some potential.
     
  12. iloveyoularrystation

    iloveyoularrystation Well-Known Member

    One man's chemistry is another man's "hey you called me out in a postgame so i'm trying to make you happier by actually throwing to you."
     
  13. Zstatman

    Zstatman Well-Known Member

    The sky is falling - no BS..................
     
  14. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Did Martin use his redshirt at Michigan?. Thought I read the coaches want to redshirt him
     
  15. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    He did. He’s a redshirt sophomore and will be able to play three years total at Iowa.
     
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  16. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    My son read on 247 that KF said B SMith has lower leg bone bruise but not ligaments, tendon, or sprain injuiries.
     
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