Landing Spots for Mariota, Ranked

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

With only hours until the NFL Draft, let’s have an arbitrary ranking of the best landing spots for Marcus Mariota. (Is best a subjective term? Of course, but all rankings are subjective. In this case, let’s just go with the common definition of best: Most likely to lead to long-term success for his career by all obvious standards, championships over …

College Football Nation: Wildcat Union and Chip Kelly Surprises Us All

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Things just got taken up a notch as football players attending Northwestern University were approved to move forward with their efforts to unionize.  I am glad we have had some amazing basketball to get my mind off that mess going on.  Besides the usual arrests and the Northwestern union being approved (pending appeal from the University administration), it has been a …

Three Reasons Why Chip Kelly’s Offense is Not a Fad

Alex Kirby Analysis 4 Comments

The list of college coaches who have transitioned well to the professional level is not a long one, and shorter still is the list of those who have done well right away.  Often it’s an inability to deal properly with professional players, other times the intense demands of the job are more than the coach is prepared for.  Still other …

Chip Kelly Update: Now that he has your attention….

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

from video After careful analysis of expert opinions and game film, the lesson from Chip Kelly’s first NFL game is obvious: Suck It, Doubters. Pundits: “These college plays will never work in the NFL.  Chip’s another Steve Spurrier.  He doesn’t have the personnel.  Mike Vick can’t run this offense.  Cary Williams is a cancer.  Riley Cooper will divide the locker …

Chip Kelly Update: Boots on the Ground

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Graeme Main/MOD It’s Go Time.  The Eagles’ final roster is set, their carefully concealed offensive plays and defensive looks are being practiced in secret, and a much-hyped season opener will finally arrive Monday, September 9th, at 4 pm against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.  (I’ll be at the McMenamin’s Backstage Bar, behind the Baghdad Theater in Southeast Portland, …