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5 months ago on An in-depth look at Patrick Kane, his wrists, and how his 2011 injury affected him.
Im so damn sick of Terone Johnson. 0-7 down the stretch is unacceptable. 4 years of bullshit and horrid FT shooting. Why cant he just accept that he cant be a jump shooter and drive to get contact? thats his game but he constantly shoots long jumpers and leaves his feet in between 3 guys down low. He refuses to pass to AJ 90% of the time when AJ is working his ass off to get posted up. Good riddance to him next year. i can only hope that Ronnie didnt pick up too much from his older brother and play more like he did tonight, under control and smart.
Also, i think one of the problems of their defense is that the guards constantly get beat with speed. they seem to be bad at initial positioning and give the opposing guards room to one side. It seemed a ton of times tonight that Terone and Bryson were getting beat by drives which resulted in easy points.
On AJ. Damn I love that kid. yeah he allowed a few post buckets to their big man but those looked at least like AJ was defending well and had a chance to block. A lot of times tonight their big men would wraparound pass down low and it resulted in open layups. Personally i dont think AJ could have done much on some of those as he usually had the passing guy and the other Boilers lost their man on the backside. Im getting sick of seeing people blame AJ for losing games. He has played his ass off for almost the whole season. i can think of only one game where he didnt have an effect. On the defensive end they are asking him to be a Roy Hibbert type shot blocker and eat up all the space down low. he does really well most of the time and there is only so much he can do when the other player break down around him. Sometimes when those breakdowns happen it makes him look bad because we have grown to just not expect easy layups when he is in there. Hammons is going to be a monster to deal with down the stretch this year and next year.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Triple OT Fun in W. La La leads to VICTORY!!!
@thompsondanielw Painter has taken the blame on multiple occasions in post game comments and press conferences this season. Also, College Basketball is different from the pros where accountability comes in to play. At this level you still have some sort of control over the players while they are still young/developing and not making millions of dollars. To say that Painter is completely at fault is wrong.
Also its not like he didnt TRY to recruit scoring guards, they just choose elsewhere.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Player apathy takes over as Purdue falls at Penn State, 79-68
I've always been a Matt painter supporter and i still am. i agree with you completely that this is on the players. Painter has always run a motion offense, do people think that he is telling half the players to always stand still? hell no. Watching the games this year has been frustrating and i knew going in that they wouldn't be a top tier Big Ten team, but i expected improvement and i have seen very little.
Everyone likes to pile on Hammons when he doesnt play well, but I have to disagree with those people. Hammons busts his ass every possession only to be thrown bad passes or not get any passes at all to the post. next game just try and watch away from the ball during a possession with your eyes only on Hammons. He NEVER stops working, never stops trying to get position, sets screen only to watch Terone and Rj make dumb decisions.
The number one person who has made me angry this season is Terone Johnson. Terone makes dumb ass mistakes on a consistent basis that would get any other player benched. Bad passes, bad shots, arguing with the refs while the ball is moving away from him. How many times have we seen this year Terone drive and not get a call then he grabs the player going the other way while yelling at the ref? I know its happened at least 5-10 times. terone seems to say all the right things in his post game interviews (we have to take better shots, we have to play better D, we cant turn the ball over) but once he gets in the game all he does is play stupid and selfish. Watch him on offensive possessions, he will almost NEVER try to pass the ball to the post even hen he has a wide open pass. He will make his little ball fake and then move it around the perimeter. Its almost like he is jealous that AJ is the focal point of the offense and doesn't want to give him the ball. he must like losing. I think the most frustrating thing of all about Terone is the fact that he has been a 50-60% free throw shooter since his freshman year. You are here for 4 years and you haven't improved one bit? That's on you Terone and its sad. Just shows me a lack of effort. i listen to the broadcasts and they seem to call Terone the leader of this team a lot and if that's the case he is one shitty leader.
8 months ago on Player apathy takes over as Purdue falls at Penn State, 79-68
Hawk, why do this to yourself? The baseball in Chicago right now is atrocious, there is no reason to think that the Sox or the Cubs can win anything, why expect them to play well when they just suck? Life is too short man, enjoy it.
1 year, 3 months ago on Hawk Harrelson Loses It, Volume XCII
heres whats sad, the race could get ohh i dont know, 5 or so million viewers in Indiana but ABC 6 out of Indianapolis decides to black out the race every year. Plus the FCC does not allow cable/satellite companies to give viewers channels out of their region, such as ABC 7 out of Chicago that carries the race every year.
1 year, 4 months ago on 2013 Indianapolis 500 draws lowest overnight rating ever
On the first Detroit goal. much of the blame should be put on Dave Bolland, who had the puck with no Detroit at least ten feet from him. In stead of chipping it on the backhand to the D man or forward behind him, or using a slower bank shot off the wall behind the goal to D man #2, or spinning and icing, or just eating it along the wall where it would have been 2 DET forwards against at least 3 hawks( there was a forward trailing the trailing D man on the play) he chose the worst of all the above options, a hard ring around to the side where Detroit had not one but TWO players waiting for it.
Did Crawford give up a rebound? Yes, and he should take a bit of blame, but that play doesnt come close to happening if Dave Bolland takes time to look and makes a smart play instead of a panicked one.
1 year, 4 months ago on And It All Comes Down... To This: Game 6 Boxing with Blackhawks (4) and Red Wings (3)
Great wrap, but I cant believe you didnt mention Brandon Saad, he was all over the place. Happy Birthday JIm's mom!
1 year, 7 months ago on Heart Attack Hockey : Blackhawks 2 - Red Wings 1
@joshuabuckley You have got to know hawk to know that is absolutley not what he is doing. He lives and dies White sox baseball, hes pissed and just went into a shell.
2 years, 4 months ago on Hawk Harrelson takes a minute of silence for this Tigers walk off | April
@ChicagoNativeSon I agree with most of your points, but first off i doubt that the future CBA will make the cap go down. Also, the NHL was investigating those long term contracts and put a stop to them, but, I do think they may grandfather them in as it was signed before the new agreement. I still dont think its a bad contract because if hossa plays when hes in his upper 30's hes still capable of scoring 50-60 points when hes healthy. At that point he will be making 1 million a season. thats quite a bargain and a cap hit(if the CBA counts acctualy salary) for a 50-60 point player. The whole key here anyway is Hossa being healthy, because if this year he scores 35 goals and has 70+ points and plays in most of the games this whole conversation will be null. Look at what being in the finals did to the Hawks last year, then think Hossa not only did it three years in a row but did it on three different teams, new systems, new towns, moving etc. now that hes had a nice long offseason i really expect him to be healthy. cause he was really known before these last two years for being incredibly durable.
3 years, 1 month ago on Sharp's New Contract: What It Means For The Future
I think you are wrong about Hossa. Hes nowhere near Campbell in terms of contract bloating as his cap hit is actually less then Toews, Kane, Sharp, Keith, and Seabroook.(Capgeek.com) Plus at least hes performing unlike Campbell was. Hes nearly a point per game player and hes also the best player on the team right now and for the past two years. With the things he can do on the ice, its not practical or smart at all to move him. His influence on Kane and Sharp has been really noticed. People say that Kane doesnt play defense but since Hossa has come to town his backchecking has really rubbed off on Kaner. A few of his goals (against Calgary and Ottowa this year) have come as a direct result of a Kane steal or stick lift.
Anyway the point is, moving Hossa would not be a good move. The new CBa for the NHL might see the cap still rise and I believe theres gonna be about 6.5 Million coming off the books from the free agents that we signed to one year deals. That should leave plenty for a few of the prospects to join the team next year.