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Posted: 7/2/2014 10:07 PM

Hello Maryland fan here figured i would preview Terps 4 youguys 



At QB We have CJ Brown he is  5 year player He is 6'3 210  4.60/40 speed Dual Threat QB with  pretty good Arm strength. But for Sure what he does best is running as a QB. I would give him 7/10 in accuratcy , 8/10 as a running and 6/10 in Arm power. 9/10 in leadership. With a solid Oline and Weapons like Diggs, Deon Long , THe Jacobs Brothers (both sun 4.45 speed guys ) Amba Etta And Co, He should have a 2800 passing  22 Td,  650 yards running year.

at Rb We have 4 solid  guys 1. Brandon Ross, - who is a pass catching , RB with very good balance and ok speed over 200 pounds can break long runs. 6.5/10 in RB talent, #2 is Wes Brown Rs Sophomore 7.5/10 in talent, #3 /4 back ups 6/10 in talent

Wideout you already know about Stefon Diggs he can make a Cb miss in a phone both, 9.5/10 talent wise. 
Deon Long is very good also  8.5/10 talent, Etta Amba  6'2 185 Wr great speed, can jump out of the gym, 7/10 , We have King a bigger Wt 6'3 200   7.5/10, And Taivon Jacobs a speedster think Of Ted Gin Jr, he is WORLD class sprinter runs a sub 10.60 /100 meters  6/10,  his older brother is also a Wr for us Lervene Jacobs  6.5/10 
We dont really pass to Te,s much  they are mostly for Power running game, but we have 2 solid guys one frm PA and Conn. 6/10 each.

Oline is kinda Shaky We had a 4 star  big OT coming in but he didnt make it and went to Kansas. THe Ot who picks Umd over Rutgers Was suspended for the season. So Our depth at Tackle isnt that strong. But we have Talent,  5 star freshman coming in funny enough he is like a Copy of Anthony Davis a OT RUtgers had a couple of years ago. he is Massive  6'6 305 agile , strong, great feet. he should start at RT or Guard and work his way to being LEFT tackle of the future. Other freshman  is Derwin Gray  big guy very athletic should start out at RT or One of the guard spots.

Out Starting Left and Right tackles from  2013 are pretty solid  3 star recruits  big guys , but not sure how they will fair vs Ohio state, Mich state and Mich , but they are ACC, Big east level tackles, They are Guard level Big ten guards thought.





Ok now for defense, out D line is pretty solid we run a 3-4 Strong big Nose guy. We ave De Andre Monroe who had 9.5 sacks last year. And 3/4 Outside linebackers who are big and quick. And middle back and weak side backs who are Seniors. 

As a Maryland fan i feel out LB group is going to shock alot of people with our athleticism. Look out for Matt Robinson 6'4 240 runs about 4.66/40, but he was a Safety about 2 years ago. he can cover Slot Wide outs Te,s , Rbs and blizt the passer. He is do it all guy. Goree is classic Weak Side back Will guy. We have some kids who can play i would place us at #4. All our linebackers have alot of playing experience too. Even our back ups like Alex Twine AKA THE HEAD HUNTER. This guy is like a rocket shot out of a cannon he is a special teams leader and ace. We have a backup guy Abner Logan the guy is built like Robo Cop 6'1 235 4.4 /40 like 5% body fat. Hits like Barry bonds on an Angry day, only bad thing for us is he is going to miss 6 games Because he had some off the field issues. Cole Farrand is our LEader at backer Classic down hill middle linebacker 6'3 245 4.7 comes to play 100 tackles a year type of guy.

We are a 3/4 team so we also have Lb pass rushers Ngakoue, Yannic is a big time high 4 star recruit for us in 2013, he is a true sophmore now. 6'2 250 and can get to the Qb and Lay the wood. Cudjoe-Virgil, Yannik is our other pass rushing LB 6-2 255 senior was having an out standing year , before season ending injury. Dude is a beast pass rusher. SO yeah Maryland has about 6-7 linebackers who can be alot of damage. A good mix of speed will Linebackers, Classic Middle Backers And 3/4 NFL type pass rushers. We also have an Aggressive Defensive coach in Steward who coaches in the NFL with the Cowboys and Texans and loves to make Qbs lives a living nightmare.


Our secondary is pretty green. We have Will Likely who is 5'8 but plays about 6'1. Florida kid speed, tough athletic, he is also a very good kick return. Who averaged about  29 yards a kick return. He is a True Sophomore.
#2 Is Jeremiah Johnson Senior Cb  not a flasy cb, more of a solid technical CB. 4.5 speed
#3-5 are about the same solid guys but not tested

At Free Safety we have a ALL Big ten candidate Sean Davis is tall, 6'1 had very good instincts and gets to the football, had over 100 tackles.  He is a Jr.

At Strong Safety We have Anthony Nixon a solid safety good athlete Jr

Special teams kick returner we have a SPoil of riches, Diggs, Will Likely, Taivon Jacobs, Veii (speed Rb) Lerverne Jacobs, DeAndre LAne (a speed 5'7 Wide out)

PUnt returner we have either Will Likely or Diggs again.

Kicker is solid, 

Punter is ok. 

There you go the 2014 Maryland Terps. 

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Posted: 7/2/2014 10:45 PM

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Thanks. You've been snake-bitten the past couple of years. When I came to the Clemson game last year (I live in NoVa) you had six starters out, but still stayed with them until late. I didn't get to see Brown or Diggs, unfortunately, but if they're healthy you should have a solid offense. We've also gone to a 3-4 defense under DC Dave Aranda.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 6:58 AM

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This is a pretty good synopsis of Maryland's strengths and weaknesses.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/...-four/11775651/
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Posted: 7/3/2014 8:32 AM

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Sounds a little pie in the sky to me - you're basically telling us that you are loaded. You have no average players on offense and your linebackers are most similar to the 49ers. I know that you've had the injury bug, but this is still a Maryland team that went 7-6 in the ACC last year and 4-8 the year before. I don't understand how you give up 34 to Wake Forest if you are that strong at LB with a solid DL.

Against winning FBS teams last year Maryland ranked 71st defensively giving up almost 450 yes per game. People seem super high on your QB but statistically he was pretty average. Completion %58.9 72nd in the country and passer rating 135.89 55th in the country. Both of those numbers are worse than Wisconsins starting QB Joel Stave. You gave the guy a 7/10 on accuracy, but the numbers don't seem to back that up. Now obviously he can also run, but is he a better passer than a guy like TMart?
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Posted: 7/3/2014 8:46 AM

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What record do you see for Maryland in their inaugural Big Ten season?
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Posted: 7/3/2014 8:52 AM

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ProjectBucky wrote:
...Now obviously he can also run, but is he a better passer than a guy like TMart?
It's one thing to be a little critical - but there's no reason to be outright mean like that. biggrin

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Posted: 7/3/2014 9:01 AM

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They have such a brutal schedule, i think it's very likely Maryland is going to be a better team than their record indicates at the end of the year. I'm thinking something like 5-7 give or take a couple games.

Hers the schedule
James Madison - Win
@USF - could be a little tricky, but that should be a win
WVU - win, beat them bad last year.
@Syracuse - Loss. Syracuse is a decent team beat Maryland last year and finished the season with a bowl win over the Gophers.
@Indiana - toss up, I'm going loss because it's a roadie and Indiana can light up the scoreboard.
OSU - loss, OSU dlinemen could feast in this game.
Iowa - loss, I think Iowa is pretty solid. Can Maryland hold up to Weismann and company? They don't have a lot of beef up front.
@Wisconsin -loss. In CR? Against this online? Not this year.
@PSU - win tough to win in Happy Valley, but PSU might be the only B1G team thinner on the online than Maryland.
MSU - loss
@Michigan - loss if it was home I'd think about Maryland.
Rutgers - Win.

It's tough for me to find a bunch of wins on that schedule, especially with road games at UW, PSU, Cuse, Michigan and Indiana.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 9:06 AM

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It's very possible that Maryland loses six of their last seven games.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 12:22 PM

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ProjectBucky wrote: Sounds a little pie in the sky to me - you're basically telling us that you are loaded. You have no average players on offense and your linebackers are most similar to the 49ers. I know that you've had the injury bug, but this is still a Maryland team that went 7-6 in the ACC last year and 4-8 the year before. I don't understand how you give up 34 to Wake Forest if you are that strong at LB with a solid DL.

Against winning FBS teams last year Maryland ranked 71st defensively giving up almost 450 yes per game. People seem super high on your QB but statistically he was pretty average. Completion %58.9 72nd in the country and passer rating 135.89 55th in the country. Both of those numbers are worse than Wisconsins starting QB Joel Stave. You gave the guy a 7/10 on accuracy, but the numbers don't seem to back that up. Now obviously he can also run, but is he a better passer than a guy like TMart?
I'm not saying MD is loaded (OSU level) but they do have some superior athletes.

Honestly, it's really hard to get a read on MD because of the injuries.

Evens stats don't tell the true story.

At one point the Terps were playing without their starting QB, RB, WRs, TE, CBs, 2 LBs and S.

Not to mention injuries to the backups.

Never seen anything like it.....frown

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Posted: 7/3/2014 2:14 PM

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Overall I agree Project Bucky w. One major correction. Maryland ain't beating PU anywhere this yr. Let alone at PSU. Those two teams played ea. Other quite regularly before PSU joined the big 10. Care to guess for all time how many times MR has beaten PSU? Look it up cuz. It ain't pretty. I actually think if MY steals one it will be at Iowa ccuz.imo I believe Iowa is still a Lil overrated. Go Badgers!!!
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Posted: 7/3/2014 2:25 PM

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It is quite possible Maryland has only a single win in conference even if they are healthy. Brutal conference schedule against foes they are predominantly unfamiliar with.

BTW, Iowa is the last place I'd predict a Maryland win. Highly questionable if Wisconsin wins at Iowa this year!
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Posted: 7/3/2014 4:21 PM

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Overall I agree Project Bucky w. One major correction. Maryland ain't beating PU anywhere this yr. Let alone at PSU. Those two teams played ea. Other quite regularly before PSU joined the big 10. Care to guess for all time how many times MR has beaten PSU? Look it up cuz. It ain't pretty. I actually think if MY steals one it will be at Iowa ccuz.imo I believe Iowa is still a Lil overrated. Go Badgers!!!

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How does what happened 25+ years ago between PSU/Maryland have any bearing on the 2014 season?

My concern with PSU is they have zero depth on the oline, they lose a guy or two and things could unravel really quickly.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 5:31 PM

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ProjectBucky wrote:


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Overall I agree Project Bucky w. One major correction. Maryland ain't beating PU anywhere this yr. Let alone at PSU. Those two teams played ea. Other quite regularly before PSU joined the big 10. Care to guess for all time how many times MR has beaten PSU? Look it up cuz. It ain't pretty. I actually think if MY steals one it will be at Iowa ccuz.imo I believe Iowa is still a Lil overrated. Go Badgers!!!

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How does what happened 25+ years ago between PSU/Maryland have any bearing on the 2014 season?

My concern with PSU is they have zero depth on the oline, they lose a guy or two and things could unravel really quickly.
This may really be the last year the sanctions effect PSU in any way, and the o-line depth is the biggest casualty.  But really, they only had one small class and the original no-penalty transfers.  And they're recruiting like an elite team again.  The Big Ten East has some damn good teams right now with OSU, PSU, and MSU.  And Michigan will at least be solid, and at some point they'll have to be back.  And Indiana can at least light up the scoreboard.  

Rutgers and Maryland are going to have a rough go of things this season, especially since their crossovers do them absolutely no favors either.
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Posted: 7/3/2014 11:05 PM

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Actually Project Bucky it has a lot to do with it from 25 yrs. Ago. For a few simple reasons: the first being the answer to my question:once and only once in their entire history of playing each other did Maryland beat PSU. And the other reason: in all the ensuing years PSU has remained very strong and a solid program to a well above average program whereas MD. Has remained absolutely bad to even dreadful. So yes with that kind of history, one can not pick MD to win esp. At PSU and esp. How each team is trending right now. GO BADGERS!
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Posted: 7/4/2014 8:11 AM

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Badger89 wrote: Actually Project Bucky it has a lot to do with it from 25 yrs. Ago. For a few simple reasons: the first being the answer to my question:once and only once in their entire history of playing each other did Maryland beat PSU. And the other reason: in all the ensuing years PSU has remained very strong and a solid program to a well above average program whereas MD. Has remained absolutely bad to even dreadful. So yes with that kind of history, one can not pick MD to win esp. At PSU and esp. How each team is trending right now. GO BADGERS!
I don't think that MD will win @ PSU but this analogy is non sense. PSU is not the same team from 25 years ago when they were winning national championships. MD and PSU are about equal in talent other than QB(Hackenberg is a beast).
 
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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:09 PM

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frown Yes we had alot of issues first we lost 25 scholarship players in one off season. Then next year lost our starting qb to an  ACl Not once, not twice, but 3 times in one year. It was  strange. Then last year lost both starting corners an starting wide outs. But this year they decided to starting stretching ans pre game work ups excited we will see if that helps. But no really  we need good luck. 
OlBadger wrote: Thanks. You've been snake-bitten the past couple of years. When I came to the Clemson game last year (I live in NoVa) you had six starters out, but still stayed with them until late. I didn't get to see Brown or Diggs, unfortunately, but if they're healthy you should have a solid offense. We've also gone to a 3-4 defense under DC Dave Aranda.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:11 PM

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Listen am not saying we are florida state. Marylands problems are  3 things. #1 o Line is average, #2 we get injured alot #3 they make bone head mistakes on the field alot to let us lose to teams we have way way way more talent than like boston college, wake forest and Marshall. 
ProjectBucky wrote: Sounds a little pie in the sky to me - you're basically telling us that you are loaded. You have no average players on offense and your linebackers are most similar to the 49ers. I know that you've had the injury bug, but this is still a Maryland team that went 7-6 in the ACC last year and 4-8 the year before. I don't understand how you give up 34 to Wake Forest if you are that strong at LB with a solid DL.

Against winning FBS teams last year Maryland ranked 71st defensively giving up almost 450 yes per game. People seem super high on your QB but statistically he was pretty average. Completion %58.9 72nd in the country and passer rating 135.89 55th in the country. Both of those numbers are worse than Wisconsins starting QB Joel Stave. You gave the guy a 7/10 on accuracy, but the numbers don't seem to back that up. Now obviously he can also run, but is he a better passer than a guy like TMart?
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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:14 PM

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I THINK MY TERPS WIN 7-5  GAMES OVERALL,. the first go around i give the edge to the big10 teams. Why i think every league has a playbook of its teams. and knows the tricks and ins and out. we dont. we also dont have the biggest o line or d line. so am sure there will be games teams like Wisconsin, Iowa , ohio state just run the ball over and over again, OH BY THE WAY GORDON IS  A STUD eek.  am sure he will have 150 yards on us, we do pretty  bad against good running teams. 
CloudsOfDust wrote: What record do you see for Maryland in their inaugural Big Ten season?
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Posted: 7/4/2014 7:16 PM

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I mean as long as we win 7 games i dont care. we have west va= win, south florida =win, james madison =win, rutgers =win, indiana =win, maybe we can beat Iowa =win , 6-7 win works for me. we need a bowl games to keep recruiting going. 
TheNewRed wrote: It is quite possible Maryland has only a single win in conference even if they are healthy. Brutal conference schedule against foes they are predominantly unfamiliar with.

BTW, Iowa is the last place I'd predict a Maryland win. Highly questionable if Wisconsin wins at Iowa this year!
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Posted: 7/5/2014 9:02 AM

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I wouldn't bank a Maryland win over Indiana quite yet.
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Posted: 7/5/2014 2:16 PM

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tonguewink Oh really tell me more? Didnt they lose their 2 top Receiver weapons? How is there defense. I went on their board but its like a ghost town. Football wise board. 
hoopsgalore wrote: I wouldn't bank a Maryland win over Indiana quite yet.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 4:11 PM

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I think this article sums it up nicely...

http://btn.com/2014/07/07/mail...your-questions/

Will this team put the ghost of MD football behind them and actually play to the level of talent on the field or will it simply fall into the general consensus that MD football will never compete with the big boys.

I kind of like being the dark horse.......

Looking forward to my trip to Camp Randle this year.  Already booked!
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Posted: 7/7/2014 10:23 PM

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Brazilman2015 wrote: tonguewink Oh really tell me more? Didnt they lose their 2 top Receiver weapons? How is there defense. I went on their board but its like a ghost town. Football wise board. 
hoopsgalore wrote: I wouldn't bank a Maryland win over Indiana quite yet.
A friendly tip. Intelligent sports fans (if that's not an oxymoron) know that the message boards and fans opinions have absolutely nothing to do with the outcome on the fields of play. 

Personally, I've laughed at the "Indiana is really dangerous" type of claims. At this point, the argument that they're better under Wilson requires optimism because at least at this point the facts don't support it. He's got a worse winning percentage than 6 of the last 7 IU coaches:

CoachSeasonsWin %
Wilson30.278
Lynch40.388
Hoeppner20.391
DiNardo30.229
Cameron50.327
Mallory130.466
 
And being in the same division as Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State & Penn State isn't going to make things any easier. 

Maybe Wilson will end up turning the program around. But I sure wouldn't bet my own money on it.

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Posted: 7/8/2014 8:50 AM

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baltdelterp wrote:
Looking forward to my trip to Camp Randle this year.  Already booked!

I hope you didn't book a ticket to Camp Randle.  You'll have missed the game!  tongue

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Posted: 7/8/2014 11:04 AM

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Welcome to the BIG. I believe the move will be good for the Terps and the Scarlet Knights. I have you winning 5-7 games, depending on how many lower division league teams you can take. Of course, in this regard, Maryland is being punished/honored with games against the entire top end of the BIG. Nebraska suffered this in its first two years, but is now out of jail. I think your coaches are solid and agree you have had both some injury adversity and massive roster change as coach has brought in "his" guys. Maryland also brings a pretty unique mascot in, as does Rutgers - and a horse! Lastly, you will find BIG fans pretty pleasant, in that midwestern sort of mold.
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Posted: 7/8/2014 11:10 AM

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Yeah, my bad.  Camp Randall.  Got to show the right level of respect for places I'm jealous.  College Park could only hope to have the tradition.  I plan to get my Maryland Flag waving during jump around.  Get SVP on sportscenter to recognize as he loves Wisconsin.
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baltdelterp wrote:
Looking forward to my trip to Camp Randle this year.  Already booked!

I hope you didn't book a ticket to Camp Randle.  You'll have missed the game!  tongue

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Posted: 7/8/2014 4:16 PM

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multimed wrote:
Brazilman2015 wrote: tonguewink Oh really tell me more? Didnt they lose their 2 top Receiver weapons? How is there defense. I went on their board but its like a ghost town. Football wise board. 
hoopsgalore wrote: I wouldn't bank a Maryland win over Indiana quite yet.
A friendly tip. Intelligent sports fans (if that's not an oxymoron) know that the message boards and fans opinions have absolutely nothing to do with the outcome on the fields of play. 

Personally, I've laughed at the "Indiana is really dangerous" type of claims. At this point, the argument that they're better under Wilson requires optimism because at least at this point the facts don't support it. He's got a worse winning percentage than 6 of the last 7 IU coaches:

CoachSeasonsWin %
Wilson30.278
Lynch40.388
Hoeppner20.391
DiNardo30.229
Cameron50.327
Mallory130.466
 
And being in the same division as Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State & Penn State isn't going to make things any easier. 

Maybe Wilson will end up turning the program around. But I sure wouldn't bet my own money on it.
Their defense is still absolutely atrocious, but as long as they field an offense that can light up the scoreboard, they CAN be dangerous--certainly dangerous enough to beat a team like Maryland.  

The other difference between Wilson and those other coaches is that he's actually been recruiting.  Under guys like Lynch and Hoeppner, Indiana's recruiting classes were 60% or more  2* guys.  The last few classes have been basically all 3*, and he's gotten more 4* players in the last two or three years than I think Indiana football got the entire decade of the '00s.   I think it's clear the talent is on the rise down there.  Now will it result in a better performance on the field?   That's the real question.
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