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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: Yesterday at 01:16:42 pm
I have no idea if and when or how many times Anderson has been suspended. I do know that I've spoken to him at length more than a few times over the years and he's been nothing short of respectful and thoughtful. He always spoke highly of his teammates and came off as a very impressive young man.

Maybe he was suspended, maybe not. I don't think he was a cancer or virus to this team though. I just don't see that.

Have exactly the same experience.  I'll also add that he has been tough as nails as well.  I have always (and likely will always) feel that Nebrich was the toughest QB I've seen play for us but have to say that I was surprised at what Anderson brought to the table in that department.  I've seen him get absolutely tattood and come right back or hang in there and step into many a throw when he knew he was going to take a lick.  Seeing him hobble around in a few games and never coming out or coming out and going right back in makes me definitely have a soft spot for him as a fan of the program. 
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: I truly Believe Chase Edmonds Plays on Sundays on: Yesterday at 01:05:28 pm
Westbrook was an absolute stud and what made him so dominant was his ability to line up in the slot and create mismatches on linebackers as a route runner and revievier. If you can find some old Villanova clips you would see him running slants and outs torching safeties and backers. As a pure running back chase compares , I just don't know if he can do the things that Westbrook did.

In order for chase to have an NFL career he will need to be great at catching the ball and running routes, he will need to return punts and kicks and he will need to pass protect. Those are the things that lead to a long career in the NFL as a running back.

To think that chase is going to line up in the backfield and carry the rock in the NFL 20+ times a game is not realistic but if he can be a difference maker doing the other things then he will.



Don't disagree with any of that.  He'll have to fight to make a squad and then be versatile enough to contribute wherever he has to in order to stay.  Then, maybe he develops and grows as a player and becomes some sort of impact player but a ton of things need to happen between here and there for sure.  It does seem to me that he's got the head, temperament, leadership qualities, etc where I wouldn't be surprised to see him break through and then stick.  More than anything, though, this is a Fordham message board and I think we're all just simply hopeful it happens and he gets a great shot and sticks ... even if some of the posts are written in a way where it makes it sound like a lock. 

All time great Fordham player and I would love to see him playing on Sundays as I'm sure everyone here would as well.  Let's hope it happens. 
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: I truly Believe Chase Edmonds Plays on Sundays on: Yesterday at 08:08:01 am
No more Darren sproles comparisons please. It's funny how people think of one undersized running back and all the sudden think that it's a comparison. Darren sproles led the FBS in rushing while playing in the big 12 against teams like Oklahoma , Texas , Nebraska . Sproles is too ten all time all purpose in the FBS yards , all time kanasas state rushing leader. Sproles has played over ten seasons in the NFL 3x all pro .. no comparison

Agreed but how about Brian Westbrook then?
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: I truly Believe Chase Edmonds Plays on Sundays on: November 19, 2017, 07:36:44 pm
Well put, Chaka.  Agreed
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 19, 2017, 07:35:58 pm
So you think that on the same day he is suspended, they have him shoot a short promo video seeking donations?   Doesn't raise any eyebrows?

Exactly.  Makes zero sense

And if someone on the staff is whispering to AoC about a suspension, thatís a dirtbag move imo.  Iím sure that person knows he posts here
6  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Mens NCAA tourney Soccer tonight 7pm JCF on: November 19, 2017, 07:29:51 pm
Holy crap!  Awesome!!!
7  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Mens NCAA tourney Soccer tonight 7pm JCF on: November 17, 2017, 02:38:43 pm
Ha.  "Fordham beats Columbia, 4 - 4"?

Boy, those first two goals of ours were incredible.  First one floated in there from sooo deep.  Second one was such a great header.  Final one was great hustle. 

Great stuff. Who/when is next?
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: November 15, 2017, 03:51:14 pm
I think itís an absolute if he keeps the job.  He did an exceedingly poor job of choosing assistants.  Iíve harped on it but his choice of DC was really poor. Iím not at all impressed with the line play or special teams either.  Teaching just isnít happening.  Iíve heard that AB intentionally brought in young guys for the most part with limited experience.  I think that was done for a specific reason.  This can be a tough business.  If the Powers in the Tower arenít going to move AB out, he needs to have a better staff around him.

you seem to be implying that he hired young staff out of insecurity/hope that he won't be challenged?  Am i reading that correctly or is there something else? 

I have no idea or inside info to confirm what you wrote is true but the first thing my mind went to when I read it was that young, inexperienced coaches are cheaper.  So if that's the case, was a young, inexperienced staff an AB choice or a choice already thrust upon him?  Either way it seems logical that you'd have to pay more to get the more experienced assistants in here, right?  That means that your argument is to invest more money into AB versus cutting bait.  Maybe that'll be what it will take but I'm just doubtful that it's so easy to just say 'hire some experienced assistants and let's see how year 3 turns out.'
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'em for the last bloody time God I can't wait for this season to end! on: November 13, 2017, 05:02:21 pm
Fordham
Lehigh
Colgate
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: November 13, 2017, 05:01:48 pm
Not my first choice but if AB is staying, he's got to bring in some guys who know what they're doing and can see a big picture.  A lot of the garbage we saw this year has nothing to do with coaches being on the same page.  Penalties, blown assignments, total breakdown in the O-Line, lack of fundamentals.  That's coaching 101.
I feel like this is one of those arguments I could you so easily taking the opposite side of if some posters had made your argument for cleaning house but keeping AB.  You're thrusting a new staff upon him (and the program) for another year and what is it that you're saying he's actually bringing to the table?  To me, if you have a senior guy or two that you have in mind (e.g. - Argast), that's fine.  However, forcing an entirely new crew in there imo seems like you're delaying the inevitable and comes off to me like a cowardly way out.  

Let him go and start over ... or have your tough meeting, offer to help with new staff but still let him choose the team he'll go to battle with.  
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Football Game Day Experience on: November 13, 2017, 08:21:06 am
I still can't believe the whole Eddie's tailgating thing wasn't a joke. 
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 10, 2017, 09:30:28 pm
Canít believe that with all that time this was the play we drew up to finish
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 10, 2017, 09:29:17 pm
Wow, itís brital being a Fordham fan
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 10, 2017, 09:27:51 pm
This is lunacy
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 10, 2017, 09:22:17 pm
Ooofaaahhh
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 10, 2017, 07:51:14 pm
A10 network gives me sound, but no video.
im watching via the iPad app and Iím getting the FUV call.  Itís great.

Ugly start so far

17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Football Game Day Experience on: November 09, 2017, 08:47:58 am
Agree with AoC.  I donít mind the game day experience for this level of football but hated the tent ... but couldnít pick one and three together.  Think this should be either general game day poll or homecoming specific poll.  Just my .02
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Tailgating Regulations issued on: November 09, 2017, 08:44:38 am
Two reasons, I believe.

Space limitations because of so many more Homecoming attendees.

So many students potentially tailgating and no real way to control alcohol access.  As Jimbo65 explained, there were a number of incidents with students some years back.  I heard a few others that he didnít mention.  Unfortunately, I think it is a good policy one weekend a year.  Iíd suggest moving tailgating off campus if it returns for homecoming.
Huh? Why move it off campus?  Liability or to make it more difficult for students or something else?
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Softball / Re: Fordham Ranked #5 Nationwide on: November 09, 2017, 05:57:47 am
Nice

Also - good to have you back, Scott
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'em for "Ennui" K 11 and Standings as of Week 10 on: November 07, 2017, 05:43:56 pm
Holy Cross
Bucknell
Colgate

21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Coach Moorhead doing well on: November 07, 2017, 09:59:24 am
+1.  To this day I don't understand how it all went south on Masella. 
in addition to what 07 wrote which is a growing pain any program moving from non scholarship to scholarship goes through I do not think he was a discipline, attention to detail guy.  I like him alot but the teams were remarkably undisciplined.  Part of why things took off as quickly as they did imo is because Moorhead brought a few transfers in who combined with the big talent Masella brought in but he drilled in a discipline and attention to detail that helped all that coalesce.  Moorhead's greatest gift, in addition to being a great offensive mind, is his ability to get players believing they can do it.  His players play with a confidence level beyond their abilities imo and amazing things happen when you think and expect that you'll be able to do something really really difficult - it works. 

That's my take at least
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 06, 2017, 10:14:37 am
I played but have to say that if the football team is good, enough people will go to the game.  If they're not, they won't.  Shutting down the type of fun almost every other school has is a really negative inducement to fill the stands. imo.  Plus, the game is part of the overall event of homecoming - getting alums back to campus to enhance their connection to their school.  It's *not the end, just one of the means.

It's just a total missed opportunity.  Hiring much more professional security to ensure drinking doesn't get out of hand or students aren't taking part are all things you can plan for and can help mitigate risk.  The school goes all out to do things the right way for Jubilee.  Imo there's no reason that they can't say that this is a day during the year where they're going to invest money in much better security and put on a top notch engagement with alums.  If your goal is to pull people from drinking in the lot then do Family Day on Martyrs lawn where you make it easy for alums with young kids to socialize while their kids have a ton of things to do and have a blast.  Have a heavy hitters tent for big donors to get the best of everything for what they've decided to donate to the school.  The tent stays up as well.  Next thing you know you have a manageable group of people who choose to stay and tailgate, making it easier for security to maintain things.  It feels like Fordham is all stick and not enough carrot on this one.  

The goal should start with making sure that everyone walks away from that day saying they enjoyed themselves and want to make it back next year whether they saw any football or not.  The more people that have that experience and the more people that are open to a call or letter asking them to give back to their school.  At least in my opinion it should be.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Coach Moorhead doing well on: November 06, 2017, 08:21:22 am
Moorhead was at Fordham at an opportune time.  He made the most of it though. Did a great job recruiting and brought in some quality players Fordham had never seen the likes of.  Both tremendous coaches, both got Fordham off the mat and made the program relevent for a time. 

That's exactly right.  Amazing job by both.  When Clawson came in the AI-by-school was a huge competitive advantage for Fordham and he used it to his fullest, as he should have.  For Moorhead, it was scholarships.  Either way, we found out soon after that just having some advantage doesn't equal automatic wins.  They're both amazing coaches. 

I do think there's a bump that Clawson gets overall for being the first to break through as we had such a brutal reputation back then that coaches who simply flirted with getting us to .500 in I-AA were considered huge successes prior to him coming in. 
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Holy Cross @ Fordham on: November 05, 2017, 04:18:43 pm
Dude we got blown out by a bad team what are you taking about
I had my back up as I read your post and then re-read my own and it was definitely much overly positive than intended so I actually agree with your comment/questioning of mine.  The whole thing was a disaster.  Was trying to relate that in the middle of that fiasco I saw Chase give us some vintage Chase runs, break the PL record and I think Longi is great.  Otherwise, very pathetic. 
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 05, 2017, 08:03:21 am
Yeah, imo the tent is a nice touch when youíre also allowing people to tailgate with their friends in the way done at pretty much every school.  That would be overdelivering.  Instead, they go to all that expense but take away the primary thing people want and thus dramatically under deliver.

I mentioned the HC tailgate because the contrast and message to allow their fans to do so like adults when Fordham fans and alums are literally banned from doing so is so staggeringly different.  They get treated like adults.  We get treated like children. 

26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Holy Cross @ Fordham on: November 05, 2017, 07:58:41 am
Thought the guys played hard and dealt with that horrible opening series weíll to battle back.  That said, by the start of the 4th it looked like we gave up to my eyes. 

I thought the new QB looked good overall.  Whatís the story on why Medlock was brought back in?  I couldnít figure out the shuffling in series between 14, 8 and 7.  Iím sure with Anderson it was just if he felt like he could play on a series or not.  Kid got crushed and is tough as nails.  Why not just ride the future of the program when he came out then?  Did he get hurt too?

D is beyond atrocious.  Adeyeye played his heart out.  Cunningham is a player.  Thorpe with an awful penalty when the comeback was still possible.  DBís are so bad it defies description - both covering or tackling.  The joke whenever HC had 3rd and anything more than 9 was that they had us right where they wanted us.

Congrats to Chase on breaking the record and also for giving us flashes of the old Chase.  Longi also a helluva player
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 05, 2017, 07:00:35 am
Why was there an HC tent and what looked to me like tailgating from HC allowed on the parking lot where Fordham alums werenít allowed to do anything? 
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Coach Moorhead doing well on: November 03, 2017, 12:29:56 pm
I agree with all that, chaka.  I re-read most of the recent posts and everyone really isn't that far off from a consensus opinion.  JM will likely end up at a lower level P5 school or an upper tier non-P5 one (Central Florida) but he's not getting a big P5 offer straight from being OC at PSU.

Maybe there's some disagreement around Fleck but it's really not that big a deal even though I agree with Chaka's take.  I remember Brian White was a grad ass't at Fordham before doing the same at Notre Dame and rising up to be national coordinator of the year at Wisconsin.  Seemed like he was next in line for a big time job.  Alvarez leaves, names Bielema his successor and next thing you know WHite is a journeyman coach and never even got a cup of coffee as HC
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 03, 2017, 09:45:40 am
I'm not sure why it has to be one or another.  Why can't you have tailgating and a tent? Why is tailgating OK for every other home game but not HC?  Just because there is more probability of overconsumption?  Then deal with that possibility.

This "either one or another" approach strikes me as a very Fordham solution (and I don't mean that as a compliment): we don't like/want something, so we don't do it at all. Instead of working to get it done by figuring out another, more palatable solution.  I just feel like the Administration considers that the tailgate is an inconvenience so any opportunity to cut it down or out is their approach.

I went to the Bryant game this year. It was their homecoming. They figured it out. As others have pointed out, tailgating and homecoming takes place across the country and the schools deal with it, and turn it into a positive.

I've been to the recent homecomings at Fordham and I think the tent is well done. And I understand the concerns about potential problems. But those concerns are not insurmountable. And if the lack of a tailgate is turning off a portion of the alumni, then that should be addressed in a way that helps the program grow.  Alumni engagement with the football program is not a point where we can afford to neglect potential additions to the rather meager fan base.

well put
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Coach Moorhead doing well on: October 31, 2017, 02:25:08 pm
I don't know if he would be a viable candidate for a significantly better job now that he's at UMinn.  I think he might have had the opportunity to move up a couple of rungs on the ladder coming from BG.  Now I think he needs to move the needle there.  On the upside, a dollar goes a little farther in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
he was at Western Michigan btw

I disagree about Minnesota being a possible launch pad.  I think he can do it.  To Chakaís point, though, even if he doesnít heís still set up pretty well
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