More Talent Means More Ducks Drafted

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During daily web surfing of my must-see sports sites, I stumbled across a post at oregonlive.com (full youtube video) that hosted a video documenting the tension and excitement of the Detroit Lions’ front office in the minutes leading up to their selection of Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell with the seventh overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. It was …

Winning 11 Games is in Mario’s Hands

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Jon Wilner of the Pac-12 Hotline posted his under/over predictions for all Pac-12 teams. The under/over for the Ducks is nine wins, of which Wilner goes for the under while citing Oregon’s lack of a proven quarterback. The only team that Wilner predicts to win more than nine games is Arizona State. Given Oregon’s talent advantage, in addition to a …

Quarterbacks, Commissioners, and Penei Sewell Gets Drafted

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After being one of the most dominant offensive linemen in recent college football history, all-world talent Penei Sewell was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft last night. The offensive-line-needy Detroit Lions used their seventh pick on the 2019 unanimous All-American and Outland Award winner. Though he only played two seasons thanks to COVID-19, Sewell’s dominating play from …

Oregon Running Backs Looking to Leave a Legacy

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Entering the 2018 football season, Oregon fans were cautiously waiting to see who would step up into the starting running back position. Fans had been spoiled by having one of the Ducks’ all-time greats slotted in the position for the previous four years. From the 2014 Marcus Mariota-led national runner-up team to the Mark Helfrich demise, and through the “odd” year …

Ten Takeaways From Oregon’s 2021 Schedule

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My impressions of the Ducks’ 2021 schedule are being made through the visual lens that the Ducks will play up to their talent and potential in 2021. I had written this past fall that with all the Covid-19 craziness tearing apart the 2020 season, that I considered last year to be a practice-season. Now it’s time for the Ducks to …

Forecast: Herbert a Pro-Bowler; Tua the Next Mariota

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Piggybacking off of my previous post about Mario Cristobal costing Justin Herbert being the No. 1 draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, I wanted to explore what’s to come for Herbert and his draft day “rival” Tua Tagovailoa. But first, I must come clean. I must admit my “sin” of wishing a fellow human being to not succeed. While …

Cristobal Cost Herbert the No. 1 NFL Draft Pick

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Perhaps it is the long cold winters I spend up here in eastern Washington, but the grouch in me has returned. It’s been a while, but like a broken record, I’m placing Oregon’s offense inconsistencies once again on Mario Cristobal’s shoulders.   Having not been kind to Cristobal in the way he had handled the Oregon offense with the uber-talented Justin …