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January 07, 2017

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CGNC

ACC!

WWIN

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 11:50 AM

You be fair to CMR...Brad's been inconsistent his whole career...even look at the FAMU and FAU games this year

Terrance Sullivan

ACC Baby!

TheeMackJones

The FINAL college football polls which matter the most.

Sagarin's No. 12 Miami, Florida

S+P College football insider's No. 13 Miami, Florida

ESPN Power football index No. 14 Miami, Florida

Again, I mentioned after the Russell bowl victory that MY Miami is a LEGITIMATE Top 16 team. huh And those polls above VALIDATE my opinion! duh

Oh. And one more thing. Cane fan still DOESN'T realize that Miami will never get ' respect ' from the majority, BUT NOT ALL, of the major college football punditry.

So why get all psycho, and what not, over Miami's final No. 20 A.P. ranking. Matter of fact, I envisioned Miami being ranked either No. 22/No.21. So some AP voters gave Miami some ' love ' and what not.

Ohio_Cane

U

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: CaneRock | January 10, 2017 at 01:16 PM

I think it has something to do with making people pay for satelite or cable.

Dude on a Pale Horse

O_C,

I dont have a problem being ranked below a team we crushed in the AP poll. WV had a better season than we did.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I'm stoked to have finished the season ranked. Im dying to see next year's schedule.

TheeMackJones

I had mighty Clemson taking the ' + - 7 1/2 points! ' So the Tiger victory was just the proverbial icing on the chocolate cake. duh

SinisterCane

Championship game needs to come on earlier if it gonna being around 1230ish

#Extendtheplay

CGNC

Spring game is going to be interesting

TheeMackJones

I-AA home opponent ( Most likely Bethune Cookmane. )

@ Arkansas St.

Toledo

Notre Dame

The usual Coastal division teams.

@ FSU

Syracuse

The ACC gave Miami a break. Because Syracuse will be a conference BOTTOM FEEDER next season.

The bottom line: The success of next season is all predicated on the OFFENSIVE LINE and the new starting QB! No ifs, buts or huh.

SinisterCane

2017 No Excuses for Players or Coaches get it done

orange 'n green in the vein

Smart Mark just missed the last spot Gator DC Randy Shannon obtained in a final poll with the Hurricanes as head coaches.

GD suicide watch is on for the offseason. Finally lost just enough with the chosen jabronie and still never won 10 against FBS teams even with the cupcakes added to the tally, then Shannon outperforms even Smart Mark out of the gate.

At least the smarks will be the majority of the roster now. That means the sky's now the limit but the floor remains to be determined.

The only real worry is short week preparation after this campaign 86, Smart Mark gets a

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7 for the first year.

Ohio_Cane

O_C,

I dont have a problem being ranked below a team we crushed in the AP poll. WV had a better season than we did.

Posted by: The Dude | January 10, 2017 at 01:29 PM
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1 win more than us in a much worse conference and we dominated them head to head. I have a problem with it. I don't have a problem with being 20, that seems about right. But they should be behind us.

CaneRock

Agree Ohio_Cane.

Go Canes!

They have no business being ahead of us.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 10, 2017 at 01:41 PM

They didnt have a 4 game skid, or a loss to sh*tty Notre Dame. It really doesnt matter.

1mg of Epi

When Clemson does it, it's a coaching clinic. When we do it, it's overcoming Richt's stubbornness and the fact Kaaya sucks.

Come on now.

Posted by: Go Canes! | January 10, 2017 at 12:07 PM

U just wait one second! My beef is that it took a month for Richt to change things up... 4 games counts as stubbornness in my book! And I've been pretty charitable to Kaaya, as I've blamed his deficiencies mainly on coaching.

Of course u may not be talking about me, but I'm so vain I'm also pretty sure that song you wrote was for me to.

Ohio_Cane

They didnt have a 4 game skid, or a loss to sh*tty Notre Dame. It really doesnt matter.

Posted by: The Dude | January 10, 2017 at 02:12 PM
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They lost to a team who had a 4 game skid and lost to a shitty notre lame team, tho...

Dude on a Pale Horse

Of course u may not be talking about me, but I'm so vain I'm also pretty sure that song you wrote was for me to.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 02:46 PM

See I thought the same thing, lmao.

1mg of Epi

Well your wrong. Obviously about me!!

SinisterCane

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 03:03 PM

Posted by: The Dude | January 10, 2017 at 02:49 PM

May I be included in this subliminal Shade throwin' party

SinisterCane

Brad Kaaya Scouting Report
By Charlie Campbell

Strengths:
Quality arm strength
Flashes ability to make some perfect throws
Can make all the throws required
Throws a catchable ball
Can throw passes with touch
Can throw the deep ball
Works through progressions in a clean pocket
Good field vision in a clean pocket
Has some experience working under center
Tough; takes big hits

Weaknesses:
Terrible vision; looks down at the pass rush
Crippling lack of mobility in the pocket
Very poor at avoiding sacks
Lacks pocket presence
Lacks awareness
Needs development for a pro-style offense
Should gain weight for the NFL


Summary: In recent years, there have been a few quarterbacks who burst onto the scene as freshman and excited the NFL scouting community for their potential in a few years. Rough sophomore and junior seasons, however, dampened the enthusiasm for those prospects and led to those quarterbacks being overhyped. Christian Hackenberg was that kind of prospect last year, and Brad Kaaya fits in that mold for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Kaaya had a strong debut for Miami in 2014, completing 59 percent of his passes for 3,198 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The freshamn had a ton of talent around him in the form of stud left tackle Ereck Flowers, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, running back Duke Johnson, and tight end Clive Walford. Those four players all went in the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft with two of them being first-rounders. Kaaya was more of a game-manager as a freshman, and that was his best season of play.

With those contributors in the NFL, 2015 was a rough year for Miami, and Kaaya had to battle through with a weak supporting cast. He completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,242 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. Kaaya didn't develop and showed signs of regression.

As a junior, Kaaya had a very mixed 2016 season. He did well against some weak opponents early in the year, but then had a very rough stretch in the middle of the season before playing better in the final games. In 2016, Kaaya completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,532 yards with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He, specifically, put together underwhelming performances in losses to Florida State and North Carolina.

As a passer, Kaaya can be excellent when he has a clean pocket. He has a good arm that can make all the throws in the pro game. When the pocket is clean, he is accurate in tight windows, can throw pretty touch passes, and demonstrates field vision to work through his protections. The problem is Kaaya has to be able to thrive without a perfect pocket to throw from, which puts too much pressure on his offensive line to be flawless. That is an impossible expectation in the NFL, even for the best offensive lines in the league.

There are two crippling issues that Kaaya fails to overcome. The first is whenever he starts feeling the pass rush, he drops his eyes and watches the defensive linemen swarm around him. On top of that, he is a statue in the pocket and rarely do you see him move to avoid rushers. There are lots of plays on which Kaaya looked like a deer in headlights who was just waiting to be tackled. Effective NFL quarterbacks keep their eyes downfield, glide in the pocket to avoid rushers, and deliver accurate passes in the face of a rush. It was a very rare sight to see Kaaya do that. Kaaya's struggles to pass the ball while under pressure are a huge problem that could lead to him not panning out in the NFL.

Multiple teams also expressed that they have concerns about Kaaya lacking leadership and being self-absorbed rather than focused on the team. During the fall, sources said that Kaaya talked about how this would be a good year to come out because it is a weak quarterback class and that could push him into the second or third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Sources would have preferred hearing that Kaaya had a singular focus on beating his next opponent.

This draft analyst's opinion is that Kaaya fits a fourth-round pick for the 2017 NFL Draft. In speaking with sources from teams around the NFL, their grades on Kaaya weren't high. One general manager of a playoff team that is very skilled at quarterback evaluation said they had Kaaya as fifth-round pick. They feel he has no mobility, can't throw well while under pressure, and while his arm is decent, it doesn't blow them away. Two other teams said they graded Kaaya as a late third-, early fourth-rounder.

There are plenty of teams in the NFL that are starved for quarterback talent, so Kaaya could rise in the leadup to the 2017 NFL Draft just because of need and desperation. Kaaya might end up being a second-day pick, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if he slips to Day 3.


Player Comparison: Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert (6-4, 235) is more athletic and a little thicker than Kaaya, but they are the same height with quality arms. Both of them are terrible at passing in the face of a pass rush and have serious problems with their field vision. They take far too many sacks and put too much pressure on the offensive line. Both Gabbert and Kaaya also lack leadership traits that NFL teams want out of their quarterback. In the NFL, I could see Kaaya being a quarterback comparable to Gabbert.

NFL Matches: Cleveland, San Francisco, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans, San Diego, Arizona, Houston, Kansas City and Pittsburgh

There are a lot of quarterback-needy teams in the NFL, and that will help Kaaya's chances of being drafted higher than where he should go. Obviously, the Browns are in dire need of a solution to their quarterback quandary. Cleveland also is loaded with draft picks including two in the first round, two in the second, and one in the third. Kaaya could be a candidate for the Browns on Day 2 or on Day 3.

The 49ers are also desperate for a starting quarterback. Chicago, meanwhile, could move on from Jay Cutler after this season, and Kaaya could be worthy of consideration for the Bears. Chicago showed interest in Kaaya during the fall.

Blake Bortles is looking like he could be a bust for the Jaguars. In the mid-rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, Jacksonville could consider taking a quarterback to push Bortles and give the organization another option in case Bortles continues to struggle. Houston will also be in the market for another quarterback this offseason given the struggles of Brock Osweiler.

The Saints, Chargers, Cardinals, Chiefs and Steelers all fall into the category of teams that have aging starting quarterbacks. Each one could consider drafting Kaaya in the mid-rounds and developing him with hopes that he could be the heir apparent.

WalterFootball.com: 2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Brad Kaaya

1mg of Epi

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 03:03 PM

Posted by: The Dude | January 10, 2017 at 02:49 PM

May I be included in this subliminal Shade throwin' party

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 10, 2017 at 03:24 PM

As long as it's made all about ME!! MEEEEE

1mg of Epi

WalterFootball.com: 2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Brad Kaaya

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 10, 2017 at 03:26 PM

The on field analysis we all knew. But this is disappointing.

Multiple teams also expressed that they have concerns about Kaaya lacking leadership and being self-absorbed rather than focused on the team. During the fall, sources said that Kaaya talked about how this would be a good year to come out because it is a weak quarterback class and that could push him into the second or third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Sources would have preferred hearing that Kaaya had a singular focus on beating his next opponen

BEERicane

As long as it's made all about ME!! MEEEEE

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 03:30 PM

Ok, Brad. I've, quite frankly, found your self-deprecation on here quite honest and refreshing.

TruCane81

May I be included in this subliminal Shade throwin' party

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 10, 2017 at 03:24 PM


I brought cigars.

Herbieibis

If we a qb that could move like Watson, then maybe we could play for the ship. Hurts is not a good passer, has a nice arm but was lost. That's the issue with spread type qb's is their passing ability. What has Ridley done at Bama in 2 years? Juedy wants to play in that system? If we are going to run the pro style we better get better caliber o-linemen. Our current o-linemen are better suited for the spread. U need road graders, which we don't have. We don't need another statue as a qb. We just need depth all the way across the board.

Ohio_Cane

4. MIAMI

Miami seems to be gradually understanding that it needs to spend more to win in this era. Hiring Richt was a positive step toward that, as is the plan to add a much-needed indoor complex and revamp the current football structure.

Those close to the program have spoken optimistically about the direction of the university’s administrators. Even the program’s biggest perceived downside, having to play at the Dolphins’ stadium 30-45 minutes from campus, is now less of a blight with the building’s renovation. AD Blake James said he believes fans will return in droves if the team can regularly compete for the ACC title.

With that blossoming internal support, The U has a very good chance to rejoin the upper tier — especially with Richt at the helm. His second act is already off to an overachieving start, and that’s before mixing in the staff’s recruiting influence in the region.

Go Canes!

Nothing worse than people who know they're the people and act like "Who me? I'm not the people."

1mg of Epi

There he goes again... wearing his privilege like a top hat and cane and talking about "those people".

1mg of Epi

As long as it's made all about ME!! MEEEEE

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 03:30 PM

Ok, Brad. I've, quite frankly, found your self-deprecation on here quite honest and refreshing.

Posted by: BEERicane | January 10, 2017 at 03:58 PM

Have u seen how weak this QB class is? I'm golden!! Er..
Wait

86Cane

7 for the first year.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 10, 2017 at 01:40 PM

I have Smart Mark at 7.375

He was above average but not excellent.

Kinda like his QB?

86Cane

Of course u may not be talking about me, but I'm so vain I'm also pretty sure that song you wrote was for me to.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 02:46 PM

I wrote the song.

It was about ME.

86Cane

May I be included in this subliminal Shade throwin' party

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 10, 2017 at 03:24 PM

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

1mg of Epi

Of course u may not be talking about me, but I'm so vain I'm also pretty sure that song you wrote was for me to.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 02:46 PM

I wrote the song.

It was about ME.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 10, 2017 at 09:05 PM

No. you write the songs that make the young girls cry.

SinisterCane

Kaaya cried over Golden and hates CMR

86Cane

May I be included in this subliminal Shade throwin' party

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 10, 2017 at 03:24 PM

I brought cigars.

Posted by: TruCane81 | January 10, 2017 at 04:16 PM

#GENIUS

86Cane

No. you write the songs that make the young girls cry.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 09:08 PM

Well, there is that too.

But I want to go on record that Billie Jean is NOT my lover. I am hot blooded, you can check it and see. But she is as cold as ice and was willing to sacrifice our love. We may have had love in an elevator, but I NEVER took her to the other side or showed her how to walk this way.

#Michael
#Foreigner
#Aerosmith

86Cane

491

1mg of Epi

No. you write the songs that make the young girls cry.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 10, 2017 at 09:08 PM

Well, there is that too.

But I want to go on record that Billie Jean is NOT my lover. I am hot blooded, you can check it and see. But she is as cold as ice and was willing to sacrifice our love. We may have had love in an elevator, but I NEVER took her to the other side or showed her how to walk this way.

#Michael
#Foreigner
#Aerosmith

Posted by: 86Cane | January 10, 2017 at 09:15 PM

Post of the decade.

VA Cane

Clemson came to win; Bama thought it was a win....but their attack on O beat them...no passing game. D played 100 plays...wore out and could not compete in the end!!! My boy Clelin F #99 hurt his ankle bad..left same as my broken one....but he did a good job while he played!!

So many of these guys are not ready for the NFL. The agents whisper sweet nothings in their ear...you get hurt you lose money, you need to go now for the money.....Watson is the only good QB in this draft.....the rest...well looking at them in the league....suck...they are not ready. so many of these kids are not ready....stay for 4 get your degree and then play...if you can!!!

Watson is far superior to these other QBs......Brad could not do what he did...with Clemson...or Miamis great teams. He is average...not more. I wish all these kids good luck....and death to these agents....rip off money grabbing misleading assholes...God will burn their azz!!!!!!

I hate seeing guys not ready to play go.....its these fucked up agents. BK has to know he is not ready...VT, NC QBs....they are in over their heads!!!

and I still say Allison duck, turns, avoids contact....he will not stand in there and throw it...gun shy....that does not work!

86Cane

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CGNC

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