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K-State Football - Smart Talk
« on: August 30, 2021, 02:29:32 PM »
Players to watch, sleeper players, keys for success, statistics I don't understand, matchups.  This is the thread for Smart Talk on the upcoming KSU football season. 

Obviously I won't be participating much at first because I haven't read your guys' posts in this thread yet but one player I have my eye on is TJ Smith.  I think he'll be my favorite this year.  I like how every time he tackled someone last year it looked like he killed them on the spot.

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 02:36:25 PM »
The depth chart had some surprises. Felix Anudike and Landry Weber, in particular.

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 05:22:14 PM »
what i really DO NOT like is that we used to have a lot of good/great linebackers, and now when i look at our linebackers, i see daniel green and then some guys that were converted from other positions/guys i've not heard of

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 05:34:45 PM »
what i really DO NOT like is that we used to have a lot of good/great linebackers, and now when i look at our linebackers, i see daniel green and then some guys that were converted from other positions/guys i've not heard of
This is 2021, we play maybe 2 linebackers at a time? It's all about having good dbs now.

Green is good and whatever 2 star 5 heart Jonathan Truman clone we put in there will be serviceable.


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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 05:38:48 PM »
My hot take is the offense will be much better this year as long as Skylar is healthy and we can work the play action/RPO after serving up a healthy dose of duece and jacardia.

Defense will be what makes our breaks our season.

Final verdict: 9-3 regular season


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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2021, 06:25:14 PM »
My hot take is the offense will be much better this year as long as Skylar is healthy and we can work the play action/RPO after serving up a healthy dose of duece and jacardia.

Defense will be what makes our breaks our season.

Final verdict: 9-3 regular season

It’s looking a lot more like it will be Ervin not Jacardia unfortunately

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2021, 08:17:25 PM »
what i really DO NOT like is that we used to have a lot of good/great linebackers, and now when i look at our linebackers, i see daniel green and then some guys that were converted from other positions/guys i've not heard of
This is 2021, we play maybe 2 linebackers at a time? It's all about having good dbs now.

Green is good and whatever 2 star 5 heart Jonathan Truman clone we put in there will be serviceable.
I think we typically play 2LBs and a nickel back, but maybe they are thinking we need more size and less speed for Stanford.

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2021, 09:51:56 PM »
When I played madden I would always do the 4-2-5 and I liked those “Rover” SS guys. Think we need more TJ Smiths and fewer nice, smart young men with limited athletic abilities.
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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2021, 04:56:01 AM »
what i really DO NOT like is that we used to have a lot of good/great linebackers, and now when i look at our linebackers, i see daniel green and then some guys that were converted from other positions/guys i've not heard of
This is 2021, we play maybe 2 linebackers at a time? It's all about having good dbs now.

Green is good and whatever 2 star 5 heart Jonathan Truman clone we put in there will be serviceable.
I think we typically play 2LBs and a nickel back, but maybe they are thinking we need more size and less speed for Stanford.

Nah, we'll still play a lot of nickel, they always go with the 4-3 for the depth chart. They did rename one of the LB positions though.

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2021, 04:56:46 AM »
My hot take is the offense will be much better this year as long as Skylar is healthy and we can work the play action/RPO after serving up a healthy dose of duece and jacardia.

Defense will be what makes our breaks our season.

Final verdict: 9-3 regular season

It’s looking a lot more like it will be Ervin not Jacardia unfortunately

The coaches really seem to like Ervin, he's been hyped up.

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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2021, 06:38:36 AM »
I thought Ervin looked the most explosive 2 years ago before he got hurt.

I hope Wright plays.

I think the offense could be pretty good as long as the receivers aren’t dog crap again.


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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2021, 07:27:31 AM »
Best offense since ‘14.

Defense will depend on how good/bad the LBs are.


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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2021, 09:22:31 AM »
I’m not going to lie. I think we could be really really good.

If we go 500 or win 7 I’m going to be disappointed


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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2021, 09:24:00 AM »
We need to win 8 for me to feel like this was a good season.

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2021, 09:28:25 AM »
Pounding the over on Wins this weekend at the Indiana sportsbook. Don't eff me, Kli!

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2021, 09:41:29 AM »
We need to win 8 for me to feel like this was a good season.
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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2021, 11:38:34 AM »
I thought Ervin looked the most explosive 2 years ago before he got hurt.

I hope Wright plays.

I think the offense could be pretty good as long as the receivers aren’t dog crap again.


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I want it to be Deuce and Wright because I like a Thunder and Lightning situation at RB and we really haven't had that since like Rock Cartwright probably.

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2021, 12:57:38 PM »
Does _FAN ever post Smart Talk™ on this board anymore, or just for the paying customers now?  Hopefully he's just saving it for the season.  :crossfingers:

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2021, 04:16:35 PM »
I know last year was a weird covid season but our horrible opening game gives me pause on the Stanford game.  My inclination is to not read too much into anything that happened last year but it was jus so shocking that I can't shake the feeling we're going to come out flat again.  On the flip side we were amazing to start the season in the 2019 non-con.  Which is the real Klieman? 

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2021, 04:20:37 PM »
Will the real Kli Dog please stand up?

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2021, 09:13:24 AM »
How about that 3 man front we saw against Stanford? I haven't gone back and watched the tape just yet but it seemed to work pretty well.  Would anyone who has gone back and watched the tape like to give us some insight into why it worked so well?

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2021, 09:47:01 AM »
Does anyone have the tape I can borrow?

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2021, 10:20:40 AM »
let's talk Nevada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT77pJ4j_6I

their QB (Carson Strong) is good. nfl prospect. has a good arm but is very slow, and has a knee brace on.

game plan: BLITZ THE eff OUT OF HIM

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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2021, 10:47:58 AM »
What’s up with the lack of Jacardia? I know deuce is “the man” but I just feel a 220lb RB who can run should be getting more looks.. especially since Thompson is out.. 
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Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2021, 10:53:40 AM »
let's talk Nevada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT77pJ4j_6I

their QB (Carson Strong) is good. nfl prospect. has a good arm but is very slow, and has a knee brace on.

game plan: BLITZ THE eff OUT OF HIM
So a Kroger Brand version of Jason White? Will take!