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ESPN names "most indispensible" Badgers

Posted: 5/28/2014 10:08 PM

ESPN names "most indispensible" Badgers 


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Posted: 5/28/2014 11:15 PM

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I see the logic with Caputo.  I would go with Herring rather than Ladisch based on relative depth of  players at respective positions.
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Posted: 5/29/2014 2:38 PM

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My gut still says MGIII is our most indispensible.  He's our only proven big-time homerun threat.  If he's not here, our RB's consist of Clement (who is really good), but what behind him?  MGIII just way too valuable to our O, especially considering our absolutely abysmal situation at WR, that we can't lose him.

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Posted: 5/29/2014 3:15 PM

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sudsmcbucky wrote: My gut still says MGIII is our most indispensible.  He's our only proven big-time homerun threat.  If he's not here, our RB's consist of Clement (who is really good), but what behind him?  MGIII just way too valuable to our O, especially considering our absolutely abysmal situation at WR, that we can't lose him.
I understand your logic, but we do have somebody to back him up with a pretty good OLine to help him get it done. Losing any of our leaders on D could spell disaster. Regardless whether we believe we have the players to replace the graduated players, we're missing some very good ones and one heck of a lot of PT from last year on that side of the ball.

Unless our pass game at least approaches what it was last year, I don't think we can afford to spot teams 30+ points and expect to win with or without Gordon.
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Posted: 5/29/2014 3:28 PM

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I totally agree with the choice of Caputo, we were completely lost in the PSU game without him. The D was completely out of sort.
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Posted: 5/30/2014 12:30 PM

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abbybadger wrote: I totally agree with the choice of Caputo, we were completely lost in the PSU game without him. The D was completely out of sort.

I do too. But I'd probably go with almost anyone on the OL as the 2nd player. Whether our QB is JS or a new starter they will need time when they do throw to our marginal and/or inexperienced receivers and we will continue to rely on the run more than most teams. I'm good with our starting line, I just don't think we can lose too much from it or we're in big trouble.
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Posted: 5/30/2014 2:35 PM

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Yeah the whole o-line looks thinner (depthwise) than we have seen in years but an injury or two to the interior guys and we are in trouble.  The backups are going to have to develop in a hurry.
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abbybadger wrote: I totally agree with the choice of Caputo, we were completely lost in the PSU game without him. The D was completely out of sort.

I do too. But I'd probably go with almost anyone on the OL as the 2nd player. Whether our QB is JS or a new starter they will need time when they do throw to our marginal and/or inexperienced receivers and we will continue to rely on the run more than most teams. I'm good with our starting line, I just don't think we can lose too much from it or we're in big trouble.
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Posted: 5/30/2014 4:26 PM

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Caputo is reasonable, but Landisch is a reach (and I like him as a player). Shelton would be my #1....the only potential shut-down corner on the team and the depth at corner is pretty iffy (though Gaulden looked good in spring). Herring would be another good choice because of lack of depth at the nose.
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Posted: 6/2/2014 7:54 AM

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1. Herring

2. Havenstein

3. Gordon

4. Caputo

5. Lewallen/Voltz

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Posted: 6/2/2014 8:41 AM

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Gordon, Gordon and that Gordon guy. He is our only home-run threat every time he touches the ball, he is the best back in the Big Ten and some magazines have him as one of the top backs in the country. He just isnt a bruiser, he can do it all

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Posted: 6/2/2014 11:01 AM

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I'm going to go in a different direction simply because no one else has mentioned it:
 
Sam Arneson

After him, our TEs have no real experience and since TEs are such an integral part of both our running and passing games, we need a healthy SA for the entire season.
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Posted: 6/2/2014 11:09 AM

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Yeah, well ESPN also said that Leo Musso was a senior.  So there's that.  banghead
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Posted: 6/2/2014 12:17 PM

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Some draft analysts also thought he was THE top back if he would have entered the draft this year.
Badger8843 wrote: Gordon, Gordon and that Gordon guy. He is our only home-run threat every time he touches the ball, he is the best back in the Big Ten and some magazines have him as one of the top backs in the country. He just isnt a bruiser, he can do it all
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