25.Jul.2010 Recruit Report Card: Justin Addie

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Name: Justin Addie, OG
 
Angry's Rating
 
Notes: plays upright and passively. lacks mean streak. pushed off the ball too often. Comes from a weak, losing h.s. program.
Video| http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz3jV07xwk0
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  • beavers4life beavers4life says:
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    Angry, I think this is a generous rating on your part. I think he’s a better pass blocker than a run blocker. He just wasn’t quite sure how to keep his body under control when trying to block a DE or DT. Also, 1 spin move by a defender and their past him. That’s not a good thing. He sometimes uses his hands, but he uses and relies on his forearms. The person who put that particular “Highlight” video together should either get a new job, or never give up his day job. Those were not so great clips to show when the QB/RB are getting tackled 10+ yards behind the line of scrimmage because the OL didn’t pick up the blitz. His footwork is decent, but his vision is terrible.

    • angry angry says:
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      I really think there should be half-star ratings. Maybe I’ll start doing that. Rivals compensates for this flaw by using the 5.1-6.x scale in addition to stars. Scout doesn’t do anything.

      Rivals and Scout were both very generous, giving 3 stars each. I think 2 is fair and accurate.

    • JackBeav says:
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      I think you should add ESPN and Scout rankings as well. And add Rivals’ scale rating next to their stars for reference.

  • angry says:
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    Good point, Jack.

    ESPN rarely scouts the bottom half of our class, so those players will be all 40s.

    • JackBeav says:
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      Rivals and Scout rarely scout any of our lower players, yet they still sometimes have ratings. Their services have a regional emphasis. If we were to follow their success in rating players, Florida would outpace California and Texas combined in terms of player quality. Since that obviously isn’t the case, they have a lot of work to do before they can claim even a moderate rate of success.

      Including all service ratings gives us at least a more complete feel for the player’s scouting activity. Sometimes their location is just too much of a hurdle/stigma for anyone to actually put eyes on a kid. And combines and camps will never tell us if a kid is a gamer rather than just a good practice player.

      • beavers4life beavers4life says:
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        JackBeav,

        I totally understand and agree with your assessment on gamer vs. practice player. I was a terrible full speed practice player when I was in high school and the varsity coaches never really looked at jv games too hard because they felt that practice is where you are supposed to show how you play the game on Friday nights. I totally disagree with that assessment on coaches.

        By no means was I ever a fast lineman, but lineman need to be quick in the trenches…when was the last time a lineman had to sprint 40 yards to make a block in a hurry? I mean seriously? I hate how lineman aren’t assessed with a 10 yard dash. My 40 time was like, 5.9 or something terrible like that and my weight strength wasn’t that good cause I couldn’t squat cause I had fairly weak knees and they couldn’t keep me stable(but I was strong, just couldn’t prove it in the weight room). (I was the Center btw).

        I had the mean streak in the games and I even got bored at the jv level cause it was too slow for me. I was handling every guy that lined up against me. Varsity was another story though.

        Basically I know what those kids feel like who are game players vs. practice/game players vs. just practice players.

        You can’t base talent off of film; at some point you have to see the kid play in person, but that will never happen at the collegiate level.

        • angry angry says:
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          I think you can base talent off of film if (a) you know the skill level of the opponents in the film and (b) you see more than “highlights”.

          The hardest part in analyzing film is judging speed. Is Storm Woods actually fast, or are the opponents in the highlight clip medium to slow? I’m not sure you even know the answer to that in-person. That’s the reason 40 times are valuable. It’s a starting point to say, “okay, this guy is fast”…from there you can gauge his game speed.

        • JackBeav says:
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          Woods plays in one of the three toughest leagues in Texas. Pflugerville is well known.

  • angry angry says:
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    I updated the card with all the services’ rankings.

    I plan to release these each Monday. Jeremy Reynolds will be next.

    • JackBeav says:
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      Looks good.

      Now can we find a way to stay logged in on the post side of the site like we can on the forum side?

      • angry angry says:
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        What browser are you using? Mine stays logged in. I’ve heard Chrome has issues.

        Is it set to accept cookies, etc?

        • JackBeav says:
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          I’m on Firefox 3.6. I only have the cursor prompt cookies working on this site. They’re working fine on the forum side.

        • JackBeav says:
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          It looks like I stay logged on to the forums as long as my browser remains open.

      • angry angry says:
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        Hm. I just went out for two hours, came home, and I was still logged in. My computer was off entirely. It sounds like a local issue with the cookies.

  • Beavocalypse says:
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    Coach Cav will do something with this kid, but I really wish that we’d give him more 4/5 star guys to work with.

  • Mel Gibson says:
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    Man, get this negroid’s face off my computer already

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