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TheRealLynch51
01-28-2014, 10:50 PM
Quick question for those still watching: who is the white NFL veteran with the glasses and the stubble? The face looks so familiar, but I cant place his name.

clashmore_mike
01-28-2014, 10:55 PM
Speilman? Haven't seen his face but that sounds like his voice.

TheRealLynch51
01-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Speilman? Haven't seen his face but that sounds like his voice.

Chris Spielman. Thanks! Reps.

ab2cmiller
02-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Kiper believes the Bears should draft a DT with their first round pick specifically mentioning Nix and Jernigan.
http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/kiper-bears-can%E2%80%99t-wait-draft-elite-dl?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo (http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/kiper-bears-can%E2%80%99t-wait-draft-elite-dl?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo)

PANDFAN
02-06-2014, 04:18 PM
both kiper's and mcshay's mock has him going to pitt......

Luckylucci
02-06-2014, 04:25 PM
both kiper's and mcshay's mock has him going to pitt......

He's just a better fit in the 3-4. Bears should take Jernigan and Pitt take Nix. That would be perfect for both.

PANDFAN
02-06-2014, 04:27 PM
He's just a better fit in the 3-4. Bears should take Jernigan and Pitt take Nix. That would be perfect for both.

completely agree as do the experts...big difference in jernigan is under 300 and nix being 330+ ...no way is jernigan a 3-4 dt

GoldenToTheGrave
02-06-2014, 04:29 PM
He's just a better fit in the 3-4. Bears should take Jernigan and Pitt take Nix. That would be perfect for both.

He'd be a force either way, but his VALUE lies in being a NT because true NT's are so rare.

ACamp1900
02-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Nix to the Steelers and Johnny "I have zero arm strength and weigh 100 pounds soaking wet" Train-wreck to the Browns???

Yep that would be pretty par for the course with the No Fun League.

NCND
02-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Nix to the Steelers and Johnny "I have zero arm strength and weigh 100 pounds soaking wet" Train-wreck to the Browns???

Yep that would be pretty par for the course with the No Fun League.

Zero arm strength? Go watch some of his games and the throws he was making. This anit Tommy Rees were talking about..

Cackalacky
02-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Nix to the Steelers and Johnny "I have zero arm strength and weigh 100 pounds soaking wet" Train-wreck to the Browns???

Yep that would be pretty par for the course with the No Fun League.

I can't see how durable JFF will be in the NFL. Anyone who picks him in the first round and does not have an elite OL is wasting a pick IMO. 3/4 of the stuff he got away with in college will be denied to him after like two NFL games.

zelezo vlk
02-06-2014, 09:50 PM
He also had great line play in college, amazing weapons, good system...I'm not super high on him as a prospect.

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Irish8248
02-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Russell Wilson winning a super bowl will help JM

zelezo vlk
02-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Russell Wilson impressed the hell out of me in college. Johnny Football to me is the kid that gets talked up because of his college career and then busts. Later we look back and think "what were we smoking?..."

I wish him the best, but I think the odds are against him. I'd love to see him do well in the pros though. Anything that adds to the entertainment is good in my book.

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BGIF
02-07-2014, 01:37 AM
I can't see how durable JFF will be in the NFL. Anyone who picks him in the first round and does not have an elite OL is wasting a pick IMO. 3/4 of the stuff he got away with in college will be denied to him after like two NFL games.

I saw a clip of him tonight where he was running with the ball and came face to face with a DB. He stopped momentarily and spread both his arms overhead like in a jumping jack, the football aloft in one hand. When the DB hesitated he slid to one side and was gone.

It struck me, pull that move in the NFL and any DB is not going to hesitate. He's going to crush your sternum!

RDU Irish
02-07-2014, 10:43 AM
I saw a clip of him tonight where he was running with the ball and came face to face with a DB. He stopped momentarily and spread both his arms overhead like in a jumping jack, the football aloft in one hand. When the DB hesitated he slid to one side and was gone.

It struck me, pull that move in the NFL and any DB is not going to hesitate. He's going to crush your sternum!

And I can't wait to see him try it and see that dipshit buried into the turf.

CanadalovesND
02-18-2014, 03:57 PM
NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Louis Nix (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/louis-nix?id=2543472)

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Outstanding size. Commands a double team and has two-gap ability. Good quickness off the snap. Has press strength and power to push blockers into the backfield. Shows disruptive ability when his battery is charged. Flashes an arm-over. Redirects well for a big man. Nice pursuit effort. Strong wrap tackler. Scheme versatile.

WEAKNESSES
Can play with better leverage against double teams. Does not dominate single blocking. Needs to improve hand use -- punch impact, counter moves and shed timing. Limited pass-rush value (minimal sack production). Can do a better job protecting his legs -- is not as strong on his pegs as you'd expect and spends too much time on the ground. Conditioning and stamina will have to be monitored -- takes plays off and weight has fluctuated.

BOTTOM LINE
Despite standing to benefit from a more dominant senior season in South Bend, Nix, who already graduated, opted to forgo his final year of eligibility in order to provide for 13 siblings. He does not enter the NFL with momentum, having coped with knee tendinitis before season-ending surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, and too often his gregarious personality and media hype overshadowed his performance. However, if the massive interior defender taps into his power more consistently, Nix has ample mass, strength and athleticism to anchor a "30" front as a space-eating, block-occupying run stuffer.

CanadalovesND
02-18-2014, 04:56 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mayock on Tuitt/Nix: &quot;Lightning rods.&quot; Says Nix could be top-20, Tuitt anywhere from 25-50 overall.</p>&mdash; Douglas Farmer (@D_Farmer) <a href="https://twitter.com/D_Farmer/statuses/435878874581184512">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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CanadalovesND
02-18-2014, 05:19 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The NFL Network's Mike Mayock is skeptical that former <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NotreDame&amp;src=hash">#NotreDame</a> DT Louis Nix can be relied upon for enough snaps.</p>&mdash; Douglas Farmer (@D_Farmer) <a href="https://twitter.com/D_Farmer/statuses/435884238315859968">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I guess Mayock forgot the 70+ snaps Big Lou had vs Oklahoma

ulukinatme
02-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Ouch. C'mon, Big Lou, prove them wrong

Wild Bill
02-18-2014, 07:07 PM
His reps will be limited b/c the league is pass happy, and let's be honest, big lou isn't anchoring the nickel or dime package. I doubt he'll be limited b/c of conditioning, though.

GoldenToTheGrave
02-18-2014, 08:29 PM
His performance this year was underwhelming compared to his 2012 campaign, but still showed the signs of an elite NT, which is a rare commodity. He still did his job this year, but wasn't constantly pushing his blocker into the backfield like he did the year before. I still think he can be a potential pro-bowl caliber NT next level if he stays healthy (which will be a lot easier when he's not chop blocked 2 games a year). Any 3-4 team without a NT would be crazy to pass him up.

dublinirish
02-19-2014, 04:10 AM
Character concerns over his personality.

He too happy!

eNDzone
02-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Character concerns over his personality.

He too happy!

Yeah. Better to have fun doing drugs or cutting classes than to be high on life. Think of how infectious it could be to have a little fun on a NFL team. Isn't that why you PLAY the game.

dublinirish
02-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Yeah. Better to have fun doing drugs or cutting classes than to be high on life. Think of how infectious it could be to have a little fun on a NFL team. Isn't that why you PLAY the game.

Johnny Manziel leads most controversial prospects in NFL draft - NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000326191/article/johnny-manziel-leads-most-controversial-prospects-in-14-nfl-draft)

have a read of this. Nolan Nawrocki is probably the biggest scumbag writing about pro sports.
The "character concerns" about Big Lou is exactly the type of BS he spouts regularly.

Bogtrotter07
02-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Johnny Manziel leads most controversial prospects in NFL draft - NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000326191/article/johnny-manziel-leads-most-controversial-prospects-in-14-nfl-draft)

have a read of this. Nolan Nawrocki is probably the biggest scumbag writing about pro sports.
The "character concerns" about Big Lou is exactly the type of BS he spouts regularly.

DI, a chara,

Looking through the list, in addition to JM, I could only think of Steve Spurrier breathing a sigh of relief, thinking those guys were now the NFL's problem. But looking at the coaches and programs they come from, is the cost of a coach taking the low road in college football its own punishment? And if so enough?

Beir bua agus beannacht,

Bogs

dublinirish
02-19-2014, 08:06 AM
DI, a chara,

Looking through the list, in addition to JM, I could only think of Steve Spurrier breathing a sigh of relief, thinking those guys were now the NFL's problem. But looking at the coaches and programs they come from, is the cost of a coach taking the low road in college football its own punishment? And if so enough?

Beir bua agus beannacht,

Bogs

I just think those "scouting reports" on the players character are in bad taste. the Kid from WKU was said to "talk too much", god help KVR when he comes to be drafted lol.

Bogtrotter07
02-19-2014, 08:39 AM
I just think those "scouting reports" on the players character are in bad taste. the Kid from WKU was said to "talk too much", god help KVR when he comes to be drafted lol.

You know, good point! I am so insulated to the rubbish of that thin layer of the underside of journalism, that I hardly even notice it anymore. Thanks for the wakeup call!

notredomer23
02-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Mayock questioning if Big Lou can go enough snaps is surprising for the fact that:

1) He proved in multiple games this past year that he could go the whole game and still dominate.

2) I would tend to think that the NFL is a slower paced game overall compared to college since there is less hurry up offense. He should have no problem giving 60+ snaps a game when need be. I'd expect against the pass happier teams he would still be able to play 50+

Bogtrotter07
02-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Mayock questioning if Big Lou can go enough snaps is surprising for the fact that:

1) He proved in multiple games this past year that he could go the whole game and still dominate.

2) I would tend to think that the NFL is a slower paced game overall compared to college since there is less hurry up offense. He should have no problem giving 60+ snaps a game when need be. I'd expect against the pass happier teams he would still be able to play 50+

Yeah, but the competition level is so much higher!

dublinirish
02-19-2014, 10:38 AM
he's not going to be a full time starter his rookie year, sometimes the scouts gotta pick holes in guys, they say the skinny guys cant block and the fat guys dont have stamina. Its gets a bit exhausting following the scout-speak every year i tend not to bother any more

Bogtrotter07
02-19-2014, 10:42 AM
he's not going to be a full time starter his rookie year, sometimes the scouts gotta pick holes in guys, they say the skinny guys cant block and the fat guys dont have stamina. Its gets a bit exhausting following the scout-speak every year i tend not to bother any more

Man you are good.


I can smell a career; analyzing the analysts!

BeauBenken
02-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Mayock questioning if Big Lou can go enough snaps is surprising for the fact that:

1) He proved in multiple games this past year that he could go the whole game and still dominate.

2) I would tend to think that the NFL is a slower paced game overall compared to college since there is less hurry up offense. He should have no problem giving 60+ snaps a game when need be. I'd expect against the pass happier teams he would still be able to play 50+

Nix became visibly tired. One snap he'd shove a guy 5 yards into the backfield, then you'd see him get double teamed backwards.

clashmore_mike
02-20-2014, 11:03 AM
On the Clock: Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix - NFL Videos (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/0ap2000000326756/On-the-Clock-Louis-Nix)

Ironman8
02-20-2014, 12:17 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Video of Louis Nix posted on <a href="http://t.co/jr2pbxUuKM">http://t.co/jr2pbxUuKM</a>. Nix listed at 6-2, 345 on Combine tracker. <a href="http://t.co/CXg3jOwLlt">http://t.co/CXg3jOwLlt</a></p>&mdash; Bob Wieneke (@BobWienekeNDI) <a href="https://twitter.com/BobWienekeNDI/statuses/436534169925984256">February 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On that <a href="http://t.co/jr2pbybxMM">http://t.co/jr2pbybxMM</a> video, Nix says, &quot;I think I'm sexy, pretty much.&quot;</p>&mdash; Bob Wieneke (@BobWienekeNDI) <a href="https://twitter.com/BobWienekeNDI/statuses/436534610189512705">February 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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ShakeDown
02-20-2014, 12:19 PM
Just posted the video over in the draft thread. Should have known someone would be on top of it. Man, I love Big Lou.

Kaneyoufeelit
02-20-2014, 05:01 PM
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wizards8507
02-20-2014, 05:11 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Video of Louis Nix posted on <a href="http://t.co/jr2pbxUuKM">http://t.co/jr2pbxUuKM</a>. Nix listed at 6-2, 345 on Combine tracker.
<a href="http://t.co/CXg3jOwLlt">http://t.co/CXg3jOwLlt</a></p>&mdash; Bob Wieneke (@BobWienekeNDI) <a href="https://twitter.com/BobWienekeNDI/statuses/436534169925984256">February 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On that <a href="http://t.co/jr2pbybxMM">http://t.co/jr2pbybxMM</a> video, Nix says, &quot;I think I'm sexy, pretty much.&quot;</p>&mdash; Bob Wieneke (@BobWienekeNDI) <a href="https://twitter.com/BobWienekeNDI/statuses/436534610189512705">February 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Wow that's 20 pounds on Vince Wilfork's combine weight.

GoldenToTheGrave
02-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Wow that's 20 pounds on Vince Wilfork's combine weight.

Well considering he was almost spry at 325 in 2012, so I don't think an extra 20 lbs will negatively effect his play. Whatever team he joins will get him to the weight they want him at.

irishfan
02-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Wow that's 20 pounds on Vince Wilfork's combine weight.

I hope the Pats take him and cut Wilfork if he's somehow available at #29. As much as I love Vince, he's old and overpaid going into next year.

Old Man Mike
02-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Love Lou more than any recent player [even Manti for me, and that's almost impossible], but Lou is not going to start out as an all-game player fellas. His coach won't even want him to be.

Lou is a rare War Daddy in the middle, and when he has his "wind" he is going to mess up what the offense has planned in his area. BUT, if the DC knows it's passing time, AND can get Lou off the field, the Big Man is coming off.

As Kelly said all along: with Lou it's about "work volume" --- the number of plays that you can go full tilt in a game. Lou played his heart out for us, but some of that play wasn't full tilt, just because he couldn't keep it up continuously. But, for us, 80% of Lou was better than 100% of anybody else.

Assuming no major injuries, Lou will continue to grow a Man's body everywhere, and year-upon-year will become more valuable and more nightmarish for the opponent.

Go get 'em War Daddy.

Irish#1
02-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Love Lou more than any recent player [even Manti for me, and that's almost impossible], but Lou is not going to start out as an all-game player fellas. His coach won't even want him to be.

Lou is a rare War Daddy in the middle, and when he has his "wind" he is going to mess up what the offense has planned in his area. BUT, if the DC knows it's passing time, AND can get Lou off the field, the Big Man is coming off.

As Kelly said all along: with Lou it's about "work volume" --- the number of plays that you can go full tilt in a game. Lou played his heart out for us, but some of that play wasn't full tilt, just because he couldn't keep it up continuously. But, for us, 80% of Lou was better than 100% of anybody else.

Assuming no major injuries, Lou will continue to grow a Man's body everywhere, and year-upon-year will become more valuable and more nightmarish for the opponent.

Go get 'em War Daddy.

Spot on as usual.

GoldenToTheGrave
02-21-2014, 02:28 AM
I hope the Pats take him and cut Wilfork if he's somehow available at #29. As much as I love Vince, he's old and overpaid going into next year.

I hope to god not (go Jets!), but getting a guy like Lou to replace Wilfork is the kind of move that I think you trade up for in the draft. Not to get guys like Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower. Both worked out in hindsight, but I for one would never trade up in the 1st for a middle linebacker. But than who am I to challenge the wisdom of a sith lord.

ResLife Hero
02-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Wow that's 20 pounds on Vince Wilfork's combine weight.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If you guess what my weight will be tomorrow I will follow you.Go!!! 🍀🍫😁</p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/436936977925939200">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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That weight must have been old. After watching the video, I wouldn't be surprised if he was around 320.

irishfan
02-21-2014, 04:09 PM
I hope to god not (go Jets!), but getting a guy like Lou to replace Wilfork is the kind of move that I think you trade up for in the draft. Not to get guys like Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower. Both worked out in hindsight, but I for one would never trade up in the 1st for a middle linebacker. But than who am I to challenge the wisdom of a sith lord.

They've had some questionable drafts the last couple years to say the least.

PLACforever
02-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Quite possibly the best ambassador ever.

TheChosen1
02-23-2014, 08:28 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rrgBH4-zLMk

clashmore_mike
02-23-2014, 08:28 PM
TP tweeted this video but I can't embed from my phone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrgBH4-zLMk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

PANDFAN
02-23-2014, 09:32 PM
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ulukinatme
02-24-2014, 05:27 AM
The mission seems to be "Point out that I've lost weight," which is totally understandable and I'm glad he was able to achieve his goal. I'm a little surprised that he says he's done with 5 Guys though, and he's embraced the salad :laugh: Maybe that's all PC talk so he doesn't throw any red flags for potential teams.

dublinirish
02-24-2014, 05:56 AM
LOL man he looks totally different, lost a ton of weight

dublinirish
02-24-2014, 05:57 AM
The mission seems to be "Point out that I've lost weight," which is totally understandable and I'm glad he was able to achieve his goal. I'm a little surprised that he says he's done with 5 Guys though, and he's embraced the salad :laugh: Maybe that's all PC talk so he doesn't throw any red flags for potential teams.

didnt chance Womack's trainers say last year he was addicted to hamburgers or something? Nix's camp probably wanna go a different route! :)

Irish#1
02-24-2014, 08:42 AM
LOL man he looks totally different, lost a ton of weight

You can tell he's dropped some for sure. Love the kid and wish him the best.

RDU Irish
02-24-2014, 10:03 AM
You can tell he was well prepped for two talking points - 1) Salad, 2) Sexy

PANDFAN
02-24-2014, 01:07 PM
http://cdn2.sbnation.com/assets/4048379/fatnix.gif

Sherm Sticky
02-24-2014, 01:19 PM
He was high in bag drills. Needs to get that bubble butt lower.

ndfi78
02-24-2014, 02:49 PM
He was high in bag drills. Needs to get that bubble butt lower.

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NSFW most likely.

GBdomer
02-24-2014, 08:28 PM
http://i.imgur.com/AxzXElF.gif

notredomer23
02-24-2014, 09:04 PM
http://i.imgur.com/RNSB3wJ.gif

scUM Hater
02-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Those gifs are great.

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ResLife Hero
03-06-2014, 03:11 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/espn">@espn</a> for posting my real 40 time. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ThankYou&amp;src=hash">#ThankYou</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IrishChocolate&amp;src=hash">#IrishChocolate</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fast&amp;src=hash">#Fast</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NotMolasses&amp;src=hash">#NotMolasses</a> <a href="http://t.co/Y4papdr9w9">pic.twitter.com/Y4papdr9w9</a></p>&mdash; lOUIS NIX III (@1IrishChocolate) <a href="https://twitter.com/1IrishChocolate/statuses/441651874224021504">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
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HUGE gains since the combine

Huntr
03-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Nobody tell him that's in minutes.

Sherm Sticky
03-06-2014, 04:45 PM
McShay has him 30th to the 49ers in his latest mock.

McShay also has Lewan sliding to 12 to the giants. IMO McShay is an ass hat.

ThePiombino
03-06-2014, 04:52 PM
McShay has him 30th to the 49ers in his latest mock.

McShay also has Lewan sliding to 12 to the giants. IMO McShay is an ass hat.

While I concur with the bolded, the Niners fan in me hopes he's right/

Sherm Sticky
03-06-2014, 05:32 PM
While I concur with the bolded, the Niners fan in me hopes he's right/
I hear that would love to have him on the nose and reunite him with Ian Williams. Thus they could move Glenn Dorsey DE to eventually replace Justin Smith.

Huntr
03-06-2014, 05:44 PM
McShay has him 30th to the 49ers in his latest mock

http://michaeldim.com/flstat/Jeff.gif

koonja
03-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Louie was one Dar and Mel show this morning. Has lost 23 LBs on his new diet and feels much better. He's such a character, I know Mel loves ND already, but he has a man crush on Louis. He'll talk glowingly about him during the draft coverage I have no doubt.

Me2SouthBend
03-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Lou had a great Tweet yesterday, someone feel free to embed. It read "Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and bringing the tartar sauce with you". Love Big Lou.

EuropeanDomer
03-09-2014, 06:06 PM
McShay has him 30th to the 49ers in his latest mock.

McShay also has Lewan sliding to 12 to the giants. IMO McShay is an ass hat.

Everybody is talking about how bad Tuitt was last season but Nix was not much better plus he has knee issues, do not be surprised if he falls to the second round

Anchorman
03-09-2014, 06:29 PM
certainly hope it's not where they end up, but I've definitely noticed both a general down trend for Tuitt and Nix in recent mocks.

vmgsf
03-10-2014, 05:57 AM
I think Nix's great personality will help his draft status. Smart and funny. Nix is the kind of guy you want to have in your locker room.

dublinirish
03-10-2014, 06:14 AM
I think Nix's great personality will help his draft status. Smart and funny. Nix is the kind of guy you want to have in your locker room.

Aha i have read scouting reports where his personality has been labelled a "distraction" and a negative thing for a lockerroom

vmgsf
03-10-2014, 06:20 AM
Did his personality detract from his performance at Notre Dame? I do not think so. A troublesome knee did. Nix is tough, smart and funny. I never heard one whisper of any of his teammates complaining about Nix as a person or as a teammate.

ThePiombino
03-10-2014, 06:26 AM
Aha i have read scouting reports where his personality has been labelled a "distraction" and a negative thing for a lockerroom

This is among the more ridiculous things I've heard in a while. Do they feel he wouldn't be "business" enough or something?

IrishLion
03-10-2014, 10:28 AM
This is among the more ridiculous things I've heard in a while. Do they feel he wouldn't be "business" enough or something?

If he's referencing the same report I've seen, it's from that guy that gets paid to "tell it like it is," AKA slinging mud at the big prospects whether it's true or not.

I think that might have even been referenced earlier in this thread.

dublinirish
03-10-2014, 10:33 AM
NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Louis Nix (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/louis-nix?id=2543472)

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Outstanding size. Commands a double team and has two-gap ability. Good quickness off the snap. Has press strength and power to push blockers into the backfield. Shows disruptive ability when his battery is charged. Flashes an arm-over. Redirects well for a big man. Nice pursuit effort. Strong wrap tackler. Scheme versatile.

WEAKNESSES
Can play with better leverage against double teams. Does not dominate single blocking. Needs to improve hand use -- punch impact, counter moves and shed timing. Limited pass-rush value (minimal sack production). Can do a better job protecting his legs -- is not as strong on his pegs as you'd expect and spends too much time on the ground. Conditioning and stamina will have to be monitored -- takes plays off and weight has fluctuated.

BOTTOM LINE
Despite standing to benefit from a more dominant senior season in South Bend, Nix, who already graduated, opted to forgo his final year of eligibility in order to provide for 13 siblings. He does not enter the NFL with momentum, having coped with knee tendinitis before season-ending surgery to repair a torn left meniscus, and too often his gregarious personality and media hype overshadowed his performance. However, if the massive interior defender taps into his power more consistently, Nix has ample mass, strength and athleticism to anchor a "30" front as a space-eating, block-occupying run stuffer.

yup this one

dublinirish
03-10-2014, 11:01 AM
NFL Draft 2014: Louis Nix is living the 'Irish Chocolate' lifestyle - SBNation.com (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/3/10/5476618/nfl-draft-2014-louis-nix-interview-notre-dame)

Huntr
03-10-2014, 11:57 AM
too often his gregarious personality and media hype overshadowed his performance

That's far from saying his personality is a distraction or locker room negative, tho. That's more a reflection on the assessment of his play on the field.

RDU Irish
03-10-2014, 12:15 PM
NFL Draft 2014: Louis Nix is living the 'Irish Chocolate' lifestyle - SBNation.com (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/3/10/5476618/nfl-draft-2014-louis-nix-interview-notre-dame)

"because I still want to do what I went to school for."

Novel concept.

I will always have a soft spot in my hear for the big guy. Went to the USC night game with my 10 year old son and Lou gave us a good lesson in pure guts. He will always be on my list of all time favorites for that memory alone.

Pa Golden Tate Fan
03-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Is now on the Jim Rome Show.

IrishLax
03-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Big Lou looks back on Notre Dame | Inside the Irish (http://irish.nbcsports.com/2014/03/12/big-lou-looks-back-on-notre-dame/)

Really is a one of kind dude...

clashmore_mike
03-12-2014, 09:24 PM
Is now on the Jim Rome Show.

here's the audio, classic Big Lou.

Louis Nix « The Jim Rome Show (http://jimrome.com/2014/03/12/louis-nix/)

ulukinatme
03-12-2014, 10:13 PM
here's the audio, classic Big Lou.

Louis Nix « The Jim Rome Show (http://jimrome.com/2014/03/12/louis-nix/)

Man, I don't remember if I heard about Big Lou's brother getting stabbed to death in high school. I knew he lived in a nasty area, but I didn't know how bad it really was. Talk about an inspiration to the kids of that area though. I could see Big Lou going back and really helping the community once his time is finished in the NFL. Great ambassador for the university, we were lucky to have him.

ab2cmiller
03-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Video from earlier in March where they are following Tajh Boyd, Louis Nix III, and Jake Matthews before the NFL Draft. Of course Big Lou's personality definitely comes out. Since this one came out they have had individual videos focused on Tajh and Jake so Nix's should come out shortly.

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ab2cmiller
03-27-2014, 08:28 PM
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ResLife Hero
04-08-2014, 05:16 PM
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Pachuco
04-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Great stuff. Keep grindin', Big Lou! Makin' us proud...

jimmymac
04-08-2014, 06:27 PM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

Irishnuke
04-08-2014, 06:44 PM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

Or that Lou was lazy and NFL teams told him he needed to cut weight?

Wild Bill
04-08-2014, 06:47 PM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

It's amazing what we'll do when millions are at stake.

FightingIrishLover7
04-08-2014, 06:53 PM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

A lot easier to focus on football (ie weight loss) when you don't have to focus on classes. A whole heck of a lot of stress reduction. Amazing what stress can do to a person.

koonja
04-08-2014, 06:55 PM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

I just shed a tear of joy. It was so lonely outside of the box.

ulukinatme
04-08-2014, 06:57 PM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

Or that Lou was lazy and NFL teams told him he needed to cut weight?

I think it could have a lot to do with the NFL telling him to lose weight, or maybe his agent. You have to keep in mind that Lou was nursing a knee injury since Alabama and only got healthy after surgery this year. Plus, you have to figure that it's a lot harder to meet weight goals in college when theres so many options to eat unhealthy foods that guys like Longo don't want you to eat. Then theres time constraints to training/eating right like having classes/homework to do, other football related activities to keep you busy, not to mention trying to have some sort of social life.

It's a completely different animal when you're talking this preparation for the Draft. They're providing him with the food he should be eating, he's focusing completely on training and recovery, he has no other obligations at this time. When you consider all these things, it's easy to see why it's no problem for him to shed pounds now if that's his goal.

D-BOE34
04-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Just remember where Nix was when he came to ND. Now he has a job and first order of business, lose weight.

rtrn2glory
04-08-2014, 09:29 PM
wow he really does look incredible physically in that video...i need to make it out to that place

dublinirish
04-09-2014, 05:29 AM
I think it could have a lot to do with the NFL telling him to lose weight, or maybe his agent. You have to keep in mind that Lou was nursing a knee injury since Alabama and only got healthy after surgery this year. Plus, you have to figure that it's a lot harder to meet weight goals in college when theres so many options to eat unhealthy foods that guys like Longo don't want you to eat. Then theres time constraints to training/eating right like having classes/homework to do, other football related activities to keep you busy, not to mention trying to have some sort of social life.

It's a completely different animal when you're talking this preparation for the Draft. They're providing him with the food he should be eating, he's focusing completely on training and recovery, he has no other obligations at this time. When you consider all these things, it's easy to see why it's no problem for him to shed pounds now if that's his goal.

JJ Watt has said similar things in the past about the transition from college to the pro's. The best thing about being a pro for him was being able to afford to eat right and get all the proper nutrition to make him a better athlete. Hard trying to give your body the right fuels when all you can afford is microwave dinners and cheap pizza.

Zwidmanio
04-09-2014, 07:26 AM
There's a huge difference between being a student-athlete at ND and being a professional athlete. If ND was a football factory it'd be one thing, but if we want ND to continue its mission of producing well-rounded and educated athletes there might be a slight tradeoff sometimes. So be it. The players are better off in the long run.

Ironman8
04-15-2014, 10:25 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A top 10 prospect for me. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/smorton101368">@smorton101368</a>: Nix is one of the best players in the draft.</p>&mdash; Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshNorris/statuses/456059577940078592">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Bogtrotter07
04-15-2014, 10:41 AM
That video honestly just pisses me off. Why wasnt he at that playing weight here? I know we have the whole blame longo thing, but honestly this to me is proof that longo isnt effectively doing his job. Dont want to start this again tho...

After reading other responses to your post first, I wanted to go back and quote it.

Where is Lou's responsibility? I get that everyone wants to hang this on someone; but I don't think Paul Longo should even be in the top three. What about the nutritionist? What about the coaches? Would anyone really threaten to bench him over his weight?

And what about the big man himself? I have new feelings about this and a number of topics related to last season.

I think last season was a good example of what happens to a team that has some great leadership (Rees, TJ, and Martin) and some extremely poor leadership at key positions, Nix, Niklas, Tuitt, and a few others. The great guys were neutralized and leadership of the team paralyzed. I am sorry, by Junior and Senior year, somebody that has the shot some of these kids had, should be self starter enough to build themselves into the war machines they say they wanted to be. I wonder how much less of an impact injuries would have been with more personal effort, and how many other injuries may never have happened.

A perfect non-injury example is with Tuitt's freshman year, by missing curfew and being suspended we lost a years eligibility for Kona and Romeo both, if I remember correctly. And I know he had mono which also kept him out.

dublinirish
04-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Losing Danny Spond was a huge blow too

Bogtrotter07
04-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Yes, and for positive leadership, it was.

But what I am talking about is the fact that everything in the "nutirition" talk from this video, has been stated at UND.com before, much by Lou himself. And if you watch this video, everyone seemed to be babysitting Lou, which is his personality. And then the coach in the video calls him a self starter? It is his best interest to paint the best "NFL picture" of his kids possible. Obviously, his organization survives on helping these kids enhance their draft position. But to call Lou a self starter with a high work ethic? Re-watch the video, even the cook was used to babysitting him.

The bottom line, when you get two, three, or a half-dozen personalities that require so much care and feeding, it takes a big chunk out of any team without extra talent to burn.

ResLife Hero
04-15-2014, 01:07 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bears&amp;src=hash">#Bears</a> recently had Notre Dame DT Louis Nix at Halas Hall for a pre-draft visit. <a href="http://t.co/Ci9JtlGrdv">http://t.co/Ci9JtlGrdv</a></p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/456093381169385472">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Riddickulous
04-15-2014, 02:15 PM
After reading other responses to your post first, I wanted to go back and quote it.

Where is Lou's responsibility? I get that everyone wants to hang this on someone; but I don't think Paul Longo should even be in the top three. What about the nutritionist? What about the coaches? Would anyone really threaten to bench him over his weight?

And what about the big man himself? I have new feelings about this and a number of topics related to last season.

I think last season was a good example of what happens to a team that has some great leadership (Rees, TJ, and Martin) and some extremely poor leadership at key positions, Nix, Niklas, Tuitt, and a few others. The great guys were neutralized and leadership of the team paralyzed. I am sorry, by Junior and Senior year, somebody that has the shot some of these kids had, should be self starter enough to build themselves into the war machines they say they wanted to be. I wonder how much less of an impact injuries would have been with more personal effort, and how many other injuries may never have happened.

A perfect non-injury example is with Tuitt's freshman year, by missing curfew and being suspended we lost a years eligibility for Kona and Romeo both, if I remember correctly. And I know he had mono which also kept him out.

Kona burned his redshirt the year before (2010) and Romeo was still a high school senior.

Emcee77
04-15-2014, 02:18 PM
Kona burned his redshirt the year before (2010) and Romeo was still a high school senior.


The staff did intend to redshirt Kona in 2011, Kona's sophomore year, but was forced to play him due to Tuitt's suspension. Really costly mistake by Tuitt. We could sure use Kona this year.

Sherm Sticky
04-15-2014, 02:22 PM
The staff did intend to redshirt Kona in 2011, Kona's sophomore year, but was forced to play him due to Tuitt's suspension. Really costly mistake by Tuitt. We could sure use Kona this year.
I would not blame Tuitt for burning Kona's red shirt in 2011.

woolybug25
04-15-2014, 02:39 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bears&amp;src=hash">#Bears</a> recently had Notre Dame DT Louis Nix at Halas Hall for a pre-draft visit. <a href="http://t.co/Ci9JtlGrdv">http://t.co/Ci9JtlGrdv</a></p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/456093381169385472">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I don't really get this. The Bears run a 4-3. That's where we gave Nix a breath on the sidelines. Rushing the passer and getting up field was not his strength. He's a classic 3-4 nose, not an attacking DT. I also question that he has the endurance to play DT in a 4-3. Strange move, if you ask me.

PANDFAN
04-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Kona burned his redshirt the year before (2010) and Romeo was still a high school senior.

doesn't matter which year you don't play...get 5 years to play 4....kona had to burn his extra year because of tuitt.

SOUTH BEND -- To this day, Tamara Bartlett insists if Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly hadn’t suspended her son, Stephon Tuitt, a game for sleeping through class two seasons ago, she would have.
The unintended domino that tipped that night at Purdue, however, was that Kona Schwenke’s intended redshirt year was sacrificed in a 38-10 pounding of the host Boilermakers for a cameo that produced zero tackles.
Starting defensive end Ethan Johnson went down with an injury on the very first series of that game and spent the rest of the game with his foot in a protective boot. And with no Tuitt to fill in, Schwenke became part of the rotation

irishfan
04-15-2014, 03:03 PM
doesn't matter which year you don't play...get 5 years to play 4....kona had to burn his extra year because of tuitt.

SOUTH BEND -- To this day, Tamara Bartlett insists if Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly hadn’t suspended her son, Stephon Tuitt, a game for sleeping through class two seasons ago, she would have.
The unintended domino that tipped that night at Purdue, however, was that Kona Schwenke’s intended redshirt year was sacrificed in a 38-10 pounding of the host Boilermakers for a cameo that produced zero tackles.
Starting defensive end Ethan Johnson went down with an injury on the very first series of that game and spent the rest of the game with his foot in a protective boot. And with no Tuitt to fill in, Schwenke became part of the rotation

Eek. Just to add on to that, this is the the entire write-up from his UND bio for 2011:

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011):Played in three games during the season: Purdue, Wake Forest and Maryland.

Sucks that was a year of eligibility.

Bogtrotter07
04-15-2014, 03:06 PM
I would not blame Tuitt for burning Kona's red shirt in 2011.

Kelly did. Told him it was his irresponsibility.

I may have been wrong about Romeo, but their was a stupid reason he didn't redshirt, too.

My point is, there are a few guys that have gone through lately that I will celebrate their accomplishments, but I will not make them more than they were. The problem with last year's team I have heard was disruptive personalities instead of true leadership.

If not Romeo, what about Amir Carlisle's ankle, or Chase Hounshell's second shoulder injury? Two guys lost. Both situations involve over the line behavior.

PANDFAN
04-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Kelly did. Told him it was his irresponsibility.

I may have been wrong about Romeo, but their was a stupid reason he didn't redshirt, too.

My point is, there are a few guys that have gone through lately that I will celebrate their accomplishments, but I will not make them more than they were. The problem with last year's team I have heard was disruptive personalities instead of true leadership.

If not Romeo, what about Amir Carlisle's ankle, or Chase Hounshell's second shoulder injury? Two guys lost. Both situations involve over the line behavior.

amir vs atkinson
chase vs nix

Bogtrotter07
04-15-2014, 03:21 PM
amir vs atkinson
chase vs nix

I didn't say anything.

PANDFAN
04-15-2014, 03:26 PM
I didn't say anything.

but i was just throwing it out as to not have ?'s about who you were referring to etc and what you meant...

hey this is now several posts in a row that i have been able to follow! keep it up :stickoutt

Bogtrotter07
04-15-2014, 03:36 PM
but i was just throwing it out as to not have ?'s about who you were referring to etc and what you meant...

hey this is now several posts in a row that i have been able to follow! keep it up :stickoutt

I was indeed referring to the fact that mysterious year ending injuries have happened OFF THE FIELD to fairly important or key players and the same mind numbing bull shit seems to be at the cause.

I mean you can blame the coaches but I think that is bull shit, too. These guys are 18 to 22. They are not 13.

And this part about how to buy a vehicle, are you fucking telling me this is some special thing or skill that wasn't encapsulated in the education he received at ND?

Ironman8
04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>McShay: NFL questions Nix's social media use <a href="http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO">http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO</a></p>&mdash; Rotoworld NFL Draft (@Rotoworld_Draft) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rotoworld_Draft/statuses/459099936978501632">April 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is getting ridiculous.

Riddickulous
04-23-2014, 08:42 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>McShay: NFL questions Nix's social media use <a href="http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO">http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO</a></p>&mdash; Rotoworld NFL Draft (@Rotoworld_Draft) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rotoworld_Draft/statuses/459099936978501632">April 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is getting ridiculous.

What the hell

woolybug25
04-23-2014, 08:44 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>McShay: NFL questions Nix's social media use <a href="http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO">http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO</a></p>&mdash; Rotoworld NFL Draft (@Rotoworld_Draft) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rotoworld_Draft/statuses/459099936978501632">April 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is getting ridiculous.

This is ridiculous. Nix is the most positive person ever on Twitter. If anything, his ability to stay positive, support his team and not post contraversial tweets should be seen as a character positive.

They are acting like posting videos of singing to a banana is similar to Will Hill tweets. Sheesh...

NCND
04-23-2014, 08:46 PM
STAY OFF TWITTER lol

ResLife Hero
04-23-2014, 09:10 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>McShay: NFL questions Nix's social media use <a href="http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO">http://t.co/8W5jHxFMHO</a></p>&mdash; Rotoworld NFL Draft (@Rotoworld_Draft) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rotoworld_Draft/statuses/459099936978501632">April 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is getting ridiculous.

After some of the incredibly stupid things NFL players have done on social media lately, I get why they don't like it, but Nix uses his to retweet or support causes and generally be a jovial dude. I'd think that would be a bonus for a team looking to draft a player who will attract and resonate with fans.

WakeUpEchoes
04-23-2014, 09:49 PM
So if you're too positive, your playing ability will be questioned in the NFL. Got it.

What a sick joke.

Sherm Sticky
04-23-2014, 09:58 PM
This is what happens when you move the draft back a couple of weeks, to much time for people to twiddle their thumbs.

Rack Em
04-23-2014, 09:58 PM
Apparently having an uncontrollable temper, beating people up, covering up rape, and threatening to rape a rape victim is okay guys.

But don't you dare use Twitter too much!!! I'm serial!!!!

Rack Em
04-23-2014, 09:59 PM
This is what happens when you move the draft back a couple of weeks, to much time for people to twiddle their thumbs.

Yep.

NDdomer2
04-23-2014, 10:09 PM
it's more about how often he uses it and the potential to put something harmful to the organization. teams don't want bad pub and social media is easiest way to make someone/organization look stupid

magogian
04-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Yep, its okay cover up rape and threaten to rape the girl that got raped. Just don't post that on twitter!

NDBoiler
04-23-2014, 10:25 PM
I hate to break it to ya NFL, but young adults really like to use this thing called "social media" and it's gonna be around for a while.

WakeUpEchoes
04-23-2014, 10:29 PM
it's more about how often he uses it and the potential to put something harmful to the organization. teams don't want bad pub and social media is easiest way to make someone/organization look stupid

Right. But I would argue Notre Dame is just as high strung about its public image as any NFL team. And even if they aren't, it's not like an NFL organization can't say to him, "hey, cool it on the tweeting a little bit. And no live videos at practices or on the team plane." What's he going to say? "No I'm going to keep doing it."

If someone would have told Lou to calm down on the tweeting, or to put the camera away, I'm sure he would have. He's not Ndamakong Suh. For this to be a concern is laughable, and really the only rational explanation is it's nonsense being put out by some GM's so they can snag him deep in the 1st round.

GoldenToTheGrave
04-23-2014, 10:59 PM
Right. But I would argue Notre Dame is just as high strung about its public image as any NFL team. And even if they aren't, it's not like an NFL organization can't say to him, "hey, cool it on the tweeting a little bit. And no live videos at practices or on the team plane." What's he going to say? "No I'm going to keep doing it."

If someone would have told Lou to calm down on the tweeting, or to put the camera away, I'm sure he would have. He's not Ndamakong Suh. For this to be a concern is laughable, and really the only rational explanation is it's nonsense being put out by some GM's so they can snag him deep in the 1st round.

Notre Dame is probably more public image conscious if anything. Besides the fact ND is a catholic school, they need to be seen as a place where parents want to send their kids, for both the athletes and non-athletes. Besides I haven't seen anything from Lou that is even remotely objectionable.

MAYBE, someone would wonder if anybody so happy-go-lucky has the right attitude to play pro ball, but you don't have to watch much tape to see that he leaves it all on the field. This is all a bunch of nonsense.

Bogtrotter07
04-23-2014, 11:07 PM
Interesting. And the employer is?

I talk to my kids. I know more than one person that has been fired because of their use of social media. Visible positions, both.

I don't agree with any of it, but I don't agree with social media anyway.

Do you think McShay could be a bit ingenuous with his comment? I mean this seems like chrome window dressing to me. More drama to whet the appetite for draft day suspense.

dublinirish
04-24-2014, 05:27 AM
Troy Niklas slammed because of lack of social media use.."what has he got to hide?...no personality....social pariah"

Bogtrotter07
04-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Seriously, guys. Here is the point. If you don't want to hire someone, or want to fire someone, you don't necessarily want to give the real reason.

So you invent a plausible one, that holds you harmless, right? You are looking for something that segregates that candidate from others, that isn't an illegal or objectionable issue.

I can hear the wheels turning. What we all love most about Chocolate, his teddy bear personality, may be less than endearing to the staffs and offices of NFL teams. They probably want curb-stompers in the trenches. Not broad, potentially immature personalities. I am sure they ran a battery of tests including an MMPI, etc. If that test, and if they shows results outside of what they like, there is no sale. If there is a problem with that test, they are not going to give the real reason for the team or the players sake.

And when they leak something, it isn't going to be absolute. So when the (idiotic) media gets it, it is going to be vague, which will allow the media to troll for readership, and show an inclination for bias (anti-ND).

In fact, one team could have had a minor issue, and that could get blown out of proportion in this world. That is the way the NFL is. But a big hearted guy, who is so gregarious loses every time.

Every time I have worked with a guy like Louis Nix in a larger organization, he has suffered socially and politically within the organization because of his nature. People say they love the "big guy" but the success rate of the "big guy" stands for itself.

I will also stand by my personal assessment that the group of players leaving ND for the draft this year had an unusual number of "personality" related issues; I would include Nix, Niklas, Atkinson, and Shembo in this group. The rest Martin, et al., were solid in every aspect as the day is long. And I will venture to say there are others like Fox and Calabrese, as well as Tommy Rees that will probably get drafted, or really looked at favorably.

That scum tackle may still slide. But if he doesn't, I hope a crappy team picks him because I don't think he has the balls for an NFL career.

ndfi78
04-24-2014, 09:40 AM
what
a
joke

ulukinatme
04-24-2014, 10:08 AM
Hey, guess who still thinks Todd McShay can go screw himself?

<-------This guy.

Anytime I see his face on ESPN I want to punch my TV.

Old Man Mike
04-24-2014, 10:22 AM
This is one "issue" that we can simply ignore. All NFL administrations aren't clones and to think that all NFL administrations would consider Big Lou's funny media stuff a football problem is laughable. In fact, if ANY NFL organization hesitated on any player for a similar reason, I'd be stunned, and other organizations would snicker at how stupid they were, and happily grab up great players who would fall into their laps. This is McShay with nothing better to report and no common sense. He's the one who got scammed.

Cackalacky
04-24-2014, 10:25 AM
He might fall in the draft, but think he ends up a Steeler or a Patriot.

ND NYC
04-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Right. But I would argue Notre Dame is just as high strung about its public image as any NFL team. And even if they aren't, it's not like an NFL organization can't say to him, "hey, cool it on the tweeting a little bit. And no live videos at practices or on the team plane." What's he going to say? "No I'm going to keep doing it."

If someone would have told Lou to calm down on the tweeting, or to put the camera away, I'm sure he would have. He's not Ndamakong Suh. For this to be a concern is laughable, and really the only rational explanation is it's nonsense being put out by some GM's so they can snag him deep in the 1st round.

this

relax people...word is Nix is rising not falling. this is to leasen that effect. a definite plant on mcshay. all part of the game. on sirius polian has talked nukmerous times about this whole thing, how he did it too and they al just chuckle on the broadcasts. GM gamemanship they usually know exactly what and how their draft day is going to go by about a week prior. all they do is build in contingincies for the unexpected trade ups/downs which are increasing not decreasing. polian said was much easier and less dramatic in his day but for the most part nothings changed all that much.

rtrn2glory
04-24-2014, 12:46 PM
someone in the 1st round is going to be very happy to land him

ab2cmiller
04-24-2014, 05:38 PM
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ab2cmiller
05-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Farewell Notre Dame

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Bogtrotter07
05-03-2014, 11:31 AM
Made me want to cry. In the future, any time I walk by the "library," I am going to really get choked up!

ResLife Hero
05-05-2014, 01:03 PM
The Notebook: Is Louis Nix III the best of both worlds? - SBNation.com (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/5/5/5666342/the-notebook-is-louis-nix-nose-tackle-4-3-defense-scouting-report)

Reads much better on the site since it references gifs and other pictures, but for those who can't access the link:

For the premium the NFL puts pass rushers, many teams also have a need for a big space-eating defensive tackle to help them inside against the run. Former Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III is thought to be just the kind of inside presence that those teams are looking for, so I decided to break him down next.

For the purposes of this breakdown I watched Nix play against Temple, Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona State and Pittsburgh. Those games represented the first, third, fourth, sixth and tenth games of Nix's final season, respectively. Cutup videos can be found at Draft Breakdown.

Cat quick and ... slow

Playing nose tackle in a 4-3 compared to playing it in a 3-4 can be a whole different world. I won't go into a dissertation because that could take up almost this whole post, but here are a few differences:

**If you are already familiar with the differences just skip down to the next section**

In a 3-4 the nose tackle is going to get double teamed on just about every play. He generally has to back away from the ball a little before the snap and then "catch" the center rather than exploding forward when the ball is snapped. He is usually two-gapping which means, depending upon the blocking scheme, he could be responsible for either A gap. Because he lines up head on against the center and off the ball, a 3-4 defensive tackle isn't expected to be much of a factor as a pass rusher, no matter how the offensive line blocks him.

In a 4-3 the nose tackle gets double teamed a lot too, but he also sees quite a bit of single blocking on the backside of plays when the opposing center is superior at reach blocking. He lines up at the line of scrimmage like everyone else. He can't come off like a sprinter on the snap, but a 4-3 nose tackle does need to explode off the ball enough to have a fighting chance against a double team, penetrate into the backfield against any reach block and be able to transition to a pass rush against the guard should the center slide over to help block the three-technique.

Did you get all that? LOL

Whether you understood what you just read perfectly or it flew right over your head, I think everybody can get what I'm saying is that a nose tackle generally has much different responsibilities in a 3-4 than he has in a 4-3.

Why this is starting to matter more and more is because every year you see NFL teams going to a hybrid defense. For instance, the Falcons for instance have played a lot of 3-4 and 4-3 and a blend of the two at times over the last couple of seasons under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. It used to be that you could find a nose tackle to fit your specific scheme, but now with hybrid defenses you see a premium being put on nose tackles that can do both.

That means they have to be big enough to anchor down against the run as a zero nose lined head up on the center. They also have to be quick enough off the ball to get penetration against the run. Maybe most importantly, they also have to at least be able to give something in the way of pass rush because this is a passing league, right?

**OK start reading again here**

Which brings me to Louis Nix III.

First of all, he's what we call back home a Big Un!

Nix is definitely heavy enough to play nose tackle in any scheme at 331 pounds. He isn't overly tall at a shade over 6'2, but as I've said before in these breakdowns height can be a little overrated for an interior defensive lineman.

Where Nix starts to separate himself is the fact that he is also cat quick at times. He certainly showed that he has the ability to be explosive in short areas when he wants to be. Notre Dame ran somewhat of a hybrid defense, so I got to see Nix playing both, two-gapping and getting off the ball at nose tackle, which helped with my evaluation a lot. I was skeptical before I started watching that he would be a fit in a 4-3 defense, but now I believe he is at least quick enough to fit.

The problem is that as quick as Nix can be, he also looked slow as molasses if he had to run any more than a couple of steps. With more teams using zone schemes when running the ball, you see a lot of them try stress the 4-3 nose tackles by scheming the ball to cut back through his A-gap. I'm not sure how successful Nix would be at defending those kinds of plays because he doesn't bend his knees after his first couple of steps which makes him high and slow at times. The linebackers can cover for Nix in a hybrid type of defense where he is head-up on the guard two gapping, but in a fast flow 4-3 scheme, he would give up yards in that backside A-gap based on the games that I watched.

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Sometimes the nose, no matter what the scheme, will have to be involved in turning the ball back to his help on the front side of a run. This goes back to having to beat a center's reach block and also having to beat slip blocks where the center goes up to get the linebacker. Being quick off the ball helps a lot, but eventually you might have to escape off that block and run down the line of scrimmage to make the play or make the ball bounce behind you. I have my doubts that Nix could make very many of those kinds of plays.

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I saw this happen to him several in those five games. He looks sooooo good getting off the ball, but then it's like everybody else is getting fast forwarded while he's still going at regular speed. The ball tended to make its way outside of him successfully on those plays for some pretty good gains.

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Nobody is expecting a true nose tackle to be a beast of a pass rusher, but Nix's lack of speed also would make me nervous on some 4-3 line stunts and pass rush games where the nose tackle is supposed to wrap around outside for contain. This happens more than you probably notice, but with this coming golden age of mobile quarterbacks, having a super slow guy trying to keep them from escaping the pocket will be setting him, and a defense, up for failure.

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I know that one of Nix's most impressive traits is that he is so quick for his size, but his lack of straight line speed is still a big concern for me.

Consistently inconsistent

Ok, so am I saying Nix is only a fit for a 3-4?

No, I am not.

I am saying a traditional 3-4 is a probably a much better fit for him. As a zero nose he is big enough and strong enough not to get dominated at the line of scrimmage and quick enough to make offensive linemen miss when he stunts laterally. Still, based on his film, even his fit in a 3-4 will be bumpy at first.

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Getting double teamed every play is the very definition of a thankless job. The announcer is always going to call out the name of the linebacker who made the tackle for loss and the crowds will go wild, but you rarely hear the name of the guy who occupied two blockers which allowed the linebacker to come through clean and make the play in the first place blaring over the loud speakers. For that reason, it's hard to find guys that love to play zero nose tackle. A lot of cats are just too selfish and want to be the one making all the plays instead of doing their own damn job. However, Nix looks like he's having a ball there most of the time, so I wouldn't have any concerns about him being selfish and hurting the defense.

He gets knocked around every single game, but I never saw Nix start slacking with his effort at fighting those double and sometimes triple teams. He fought his ass off every play and his hustle was top notch.

The only problem was his hands were allllll over the place.

I don't know if Nix was taught to do some of the things I saw him do on film or if his technique was just spotty, but the difference between how he fared when he got his hands inside on the blocker with his thumbs up and when he did not was HUGE. I talked about this in one of my early breakdowns, but for a defensive lineman it's usually of the utmost importance that they get their hands inside the breast plate of the offensive lineman so that they can control them. When they get their hands on him its also important for them to have their thumbs up so that they can lock their elbows when they get full extension of their arms.

Nix does a great job with that at times. Those are the plays when he tends to look dominant, but then you might see a few plays later where his hands are wide or his elbows are bent and he has little to no effect on the play.

The end result is that a big, powerful guy like Nix doesn't always play big and powerful. That led to him being on the ground quite a bit more than I would normally like from a nose tackle. Look, everybody gets caught slipping every once in awhile, but I was also alarmed to see Nix get pancaked six times in those five games, including three times by Michigan state alone.

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Dude, WTF?!

That is not supposed to happen ...

Nix's inconsistency with his hands also hampered him from contributing more as a pass rusher.

Again, a nose tackle that can pass rush used to be just a plus, but these days it's better to be able to do a little bit of everything. Nix might not be fast in his long speed, but between his functional strength and his quickness, he definitely has the potential to at least push the pocket back and move quarterbacks off of their spot in the NFL.

The question is will he?

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That Nix shows flashes when his technique is good says that he has been taught how to use his hands. That he doesn't do it all the time makes me wonder if that inconsistency would also carry over in the pros even if he got better coaching in the NFL.

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The truth is plenty of guys have problems playing with good technique all the time. Whether they're too hyped up to make a play to concern themselves with where to put their hands or they're just too damned tired to try to escape off a block, those guys cheat themselves out of making so plays. Often, it also kills any chance they have to be big time contributors on their defense as well.

There are exceptions, guys who are really huge or really athletic or both can generally get away with having shitty technique and still make plays. When you are a relatively average sized nose tackle with relatively average speed, you had best get your technique polished up because you aren't likely to just overwhelm anybody. I could get excited for a team taking Nix in the first round if I knew for sure that he would tighten that up and use his hands more consistently.

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Unfortunately, I just don't know if he will or won't.

Poker

I have seen mock drafts that show Louis Nix III going late in the first round. I think that's ambitious, but it definitely could happen. The thing is Nix, for all the things I talked about in this breakdown, is likely to be a very good player for somebody. Pro Bowl? Maybe not, but herein lies the balancing act that decision makers face.

What happens when a team with a need for a 3-4 or hybrid nose tackle has a choice in the bottom half of the first round but maybe there is a skill player rated a little bit higher on their board? Well, I wouldn't fault that team for filling a need, and I doubt that if Nix plays well there will be much armchair quarterbacking of the pick. My expectations for a nose tackle taken in the bottom half of the first round wouldn't be the same for a pass rushing three-technique taken in the same spot.

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Yeah, you might take the player rated higher, but a good nose tackle is necessary for most 3-4 or hybrid defenses. Nix needs some work on his technique, but with coaching and better concentration he can fix most of that. The lack-of-speed issue isn't nearly as big a factor if you run a 3-4 either. He is quick enough to stunt to either A-gap and make plays or two-gap the guard like most hybrid nose tackles have to do. He also is pretty damn good at changing directions on screens as long as the play isn't too far away. I will say it again, this kid, for all his size and being slow and all that, hustles his ass off.

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And if he never makes a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team, who will really give a damn? Nose tackles aren't generally going to have the kind of eye popping stats that get them on those kinds of lists anyway. But if he plays up to his potential, you could have fixed a vital part of your defense for many years to come.

The flip side is there is a poker element involved with those teams as well. What if you can take the higher rated player and still get Nix later in the second round? You already know that some 4-3 teams that are more fast flow with their defensive line won't be interested in Nix anyway. Then, you have to decide whether to bet that no other 3-4 or hybrid team will take him between now and the next time you pick or if the higher rated guy is worth more to your team than Nix if you don't think he will be around when you select again.

It will be interesting to see if a team blinks in the first round and takes Nix or if he slides a little bit with teams in the bottom of the first round trying to get greedy. Nix has all the potential in the world to do well in a 3-4 or a hybrid defense, I'm just not sure how much draft value you put on that potential.

ab2cmiller
05-08-2014, 04:33 PM
PlayStation travels with Louis Nix to Chicago to do media appearances and check out the Windy City

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rikkitikki08
05-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Im assuming Big Lou has a deal with playstation? Imagine all the awesome shit he gets for free.

ResLife Hero
05-09-2014, 11:42 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> may want to keep that. Prototype 3-4 nose, perfect for system. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jon_lizotte">@jon_lizotte</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet">@RapSheet</a> teams trading up for Louis Nix you think?</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/464777067717206016">May 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Him with Watt and Clowney? Please let this happen.

Corry
05-09-2014, 11:44 AM
I hope he's there for my Jags. He being a Jacksonville kid I think would be super cool for the city.

Domina Nostra
05-09-2014, 11:59 AM
I hope he's there for my Jags. He being a Jacksonville kid I think would be super cool for the city.

Good for recruiting, too. Goes to ND, sucessfully gets the education, comes back and becomes a local personality.

PANDFAN
05-09-2014, 12:12 PM
I hope he's there for my Jags. He being a Jacksonville kid I think would be super cool for the city.

normally i would think this is good, but there was a reason he WANTED out of jax...he said so he didn't get involved w/ stuff that his friends were doing...there would be sooo many leaches trying to latch on for $$$ it wouldn't be good for his performance or mental state imo

dublinirish
05-09-2014, 12:14 PM
yeah i very much doubt Nix wants to be in Jax, he barely went back there between his time at ND and the NFL draft, he did all his build up out of state right?

wizards8507
05-09-2014, 12:22 PM
I can't imagine that the scum of Jacksonville is that much worse than the scum of most of the other NFL cities (Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans, and Oakland jump to the front of my mind).

scUM Hater
05-09-2014, 12:26 PM
I can't imagine that the scum of Jacksonville is that much worse than the scum of most of the other NFL cities (Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans, and Oakland jump to the front of my mind).

The point being his connections in Jax would be leaches. Wouldn't have those connections to deal with in other cities.

wizards8507
05-09-2014, 12:32 PM
The point being his connections in Jax would be leaches. Wouldn't have those connections to deal with in other cities.

I'm no expert on "making it big" out of a tough neighborhood but my hunch is that 1) his Jacksonville leeches will find him either way, and 2) new leeches will spring up in whatever city he lands. I think "propensity to be leeched" is driven more by the character of the individual than geographic proximity to the city where one grew up. I think he'll be just fine.

FightingIrishLover7
05-09-2014, 12:45 PM
I'm no expert on "making it big" out of a tough neighborhood but my hunch is that 1) his Jacksonville leeches will find him either way, and 2) new leeches will spring up in whatever city he lands. I think "propensity to be leeched" is driven more by the character of the individual than geographic proximity to the city where one grew up. I think he'll be just fine.

Leeching would be much worse in Jacksonville.
I don't feel the need to elaborate, I think the reasons are obvious.

Southside Sully
05-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Hoping he is there at 51 for the Bears. Bears take him or Will Sutton with that pick.

Domina Nostra
05-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Leeching would be much worse in Jacksonville.
I don't feel the need to elaborate, I think the reasons are obvious.

That is an interesting point... didn't think of that.

wizards8507
05-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Anyone else notice that when you Google "Louis Nix," the featured photo is this one?

https://s.yimg.com/lq/i/us/sp/v/nfl/players_l/20080319/6780.jpg

Bogtrotter07
05-09-2014, 02:23 PM
Anyone else notice that when you Google "Louis Nix," the featured photo is this one?

https://s.yimg.com/lq/i/us/sp/v/nfl/players_l/20080319/6780.jpg

Is that his brother Louis that was murdered? (

I'm no expert on "making it big" out of a tough neighborhood but my hunch is that 1) his Jacksonville leeches will find him either way, and 2) new leeches will spring up in whatever city he lands. I think "propensity to be leeched" is driven more by the character of the individual than geographic proximity to the city where one grew up. I think he'll be just fine.

Well, with a little better understanding how it goes in the neighborhood, many people don't travel more than a few miles. I had a friend that taught in South Central, and Compton, and had students that never saw the sea. I also have known people that have taught in Harlem and the Bronx that have never seen the New York landmarks. Statue of Liberty, Empire ST Bldg, Times Square, etc. Times square is what 70 blocks from the beginning of Harlem? There is not a lot of mobility, due to abject poverty or other commitments. Looking at the poor in NOLA, in '05, I am thinking poverty is the big one. Most commitments were canceled with the hurricane. The only people that stayed for that one were the ones who had no choice; e.g., 8th ward.

Some owners are better than others at 'edumacating 'their players.

ResLife Hero
05-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Is that his brother Louis that was murdered?

Pretty sure that's Wilfork.

PANDFAN
05-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Pretty sure that's Wilfork.

yes

Bogtrotter07
05-09-2014, 02:50 PM
It is. Found a picture of our Louis' brother. Was not Vince sized.

Must be a lot of "draft comparisons" between Louis and Vince.

Kingbish01
05-09-2014, 10:39 PM
What's going on here? I'm shocked he's still on the board. Anyone have any insight?

#1rish
05-09-2014, 10:43 PM
Maybe his knee was worse than we knew?

ResLife Hero
05-09-2014, 10:48 PM
What's going on here? I'm shocked he's still on the board. Anyone have any insight?

Niche position, injury history, weight control issues in the past, limited productivity last year... The guy is a legit 1st round talent, but he and Tuitt didn't show it last year.

GBdomer
05-09-2014, 11:10 PM
Knee
Effort
Twitter
Fit
Love for the game.
Not a great/good junior year

All questions

stlnd01
05-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Niche position, injury history, weight control issues in the past, limited productivity last year... The guy is a legit 1st round talent, but he and Tuitt didn't show it last year.

Agreed on Tuitt. But when Nix played, he played well. I get the injury concerns, but that's true for almost any man that size, which gets back to the niche position thing. Nix is only going to play nose, and how many teams really need one?
Surprised though, at a couple of the interior DLs who got picked ahead of him, especially Timmy Jernigan. Dude spent most of the fourth quarter of the title game kneeling on the sidelines catching his breath. You couldn't pry Big Lou out of a game like that. And Nix never flunked a drug test.
He'll be a steal in the third for someone.

koonja
05-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Knee
Effort
Twitter
Fit
Love for the game.
Not a great/good junior year

All questions

I actually thought he was the only noticeable defender besides Teo giving 100% all of the way through the 4th quarter against Bama.

The twitter thing is just stupid. Not saying you are for pointing it out, but that it was ever brought up.

stlnd01
05-09-2014, 11:16 PM
Knee
Effort
Twitter
Fit
Love for the game.
Not a great/good junior year

All questions

NFL front office types really hate it when players have a brain, don't they. And effort's BS. Nix played as hard as anyone.
Think you mean senior year?

GBdomer
05-09-2014, 11:20 PM
I really don't think Louis Nix played as hard as anyone on the team. There is a reason a DT are flying off the board and Nix is chilling. I don't know about you but I would hve even taken Schewnke last year over Nix.

koonja
05-09-2014, 11:21 PM
I really don't think Louis Nix played as hard as anyone on the team. There is a reason a DT are flying off the board and Nix is chilling. I don't know about you but I would hve even taken Schewnke last year over Nix.

http://media.giphy.com/media/xs6FqhzEdWMZW/giphy.gif

GBdomer
05-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Just like Zaire and Golson are in a QB battle.

koonja
05-09-2014, 11:26 PM
Just like Zaire and Golson are in a QB battle.

Who said that?

You need to stop trolling me, and I speak for everyone on this. You want there to be a problem between us because it's apparently fun, but I have no problem with you. I give you credit when you post well (did you miss that rep last week?) and let you know when you're not. It just so happens you haven't been lately IMO.

Stop searching for haters. I don't have time to draw lines in the sand and pick fights.

And I never came close to saying we had a QB batte. All I said was that Malik outplayed Golson in the spring game, which I still believe, and I posted over and over THAT NIGHT that Golson should still be the starter.

I know you and ndinla want there to be something between us because you thrive on drama, but I don't have the energy for drama. I repped him last week too for a good point he had.

I don't have time for grudges, so stop trying to start something.

I'm above it.

stlnd01
05-09-2014, 11:27 PM
I really don't think Louis Nix played as hard as anyone on the team. There is a reason a DT are flying off the board and Nix is chilling. I don't know about you but I would hve even taken Schewnke last year over Nix.

I like both of them, and I certainly agree Nix had less of a year last year than in 2012. But I think the reason he's falling is injury concerns and system fit. "Effort" is something teams use as a way to run players down.
Maybe a few teams are turned off by a guy with as much personality as him. But I have a hard time with that when I think about all the psychopaths in the NFL and then Nix, who's never had a wink of trouble. I guess they're more worried about a guy with a sense of humor.

returnofthemack
05-09-2014, 11:28 PM
The effort knock is bullshit. There have been plenty of plays I've seen where the LBs are completely out of position and as the safety is coming up you can see Nix hauling ass trying to get the player. It is horseshit that he has dropped this low. Donald going before him is understandable, he's a different type of DT, better for a 4-3. But Jernigan and Sutton? Hell no. Just fuels my hate for the stupid Bears.

PLACforever
05-09-2014, 11:28 PM
Clowney, Nix, Watt

Bluto
05-09-2014, 11:29 PM
Clowney, Nix, Watt

That's a crazy haul.

#1rish
05-09-2014, 11:30 PM
Fuck the Bears.

Hope he proves to all the teams that let him fall wrong.

RyCo1983
05-09-2014, 11:31 PM
Clowney, Nix, Watt

I was just saying to my girl...

"Those 3..."
"Fuck...everyone"

Could be brutal if Nix and Clowney pan out...wow
Who do you double team???

PLACforever
05-09-2014, 11:32 PM
I'm so mad the Giants passed on Nix. I hope he proves all the doubters wrong.

PLACforever
05-09-2014, 11:34 PM
I was just saying to my girl...

"Those 3..."
"Fuck...everyone"

Could be brutal if Nix and Clowney pan out...wow
Who do you double team???

If Houston gets the Nix from two years ago, I'm pretty sure that I could get to the QB as a LB behind that line

johnnycando
05-09-2014, 11:37 PM
Houston LBs are gonna have a great stat line. Nix and clowney!? You kidding me!?

irishff1014
05-09-2014, 11:37 PM
I always like nix. Glad to see him go to a good d-line team. To bad he fell all the way to the 3rd round.

RyCo1983
05-09-2014, 11:38 PM
If Houston gets the Nix from two years ago, I'm pretty sure that I could get to the QB as a LB behind that line

Exactly.

irishmarine
05-09-2014, 11:38 PM
I'm pissed the redskins didn't take him. Horrible defense and an aging dline he could have been a day one starter. IDIOTS

johnnycando
05-09-2014, 11:45 PM
They have JJ Watt too right? And Jared Crick? Brian Cushing?

Geez.

Junkhead
05-09-2014, 11:55 PM
It's criminal the big guy fell that far. He's a steal at 83.

chicago51
05-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Texans D-Front is Fn stacked!

NDinTEXAS
05-10-2014, 12:24 AM
BOOOOOOOOOOM HELL YA!!!!

GBdomer
05-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Just so we are clear what I pointed out with nix I wasn't the one saying it. I'm just saying what draft "gurus" were questioning..

Coon I don't know what you are talking about. I'm trolling people when you have been called a troll.

Btw congrats to Louis Nix joining one of the dirtiest front sevens in the NFL

koonja
05-10-2014, 01:04 AM
Just so we are clear what I pointed out with nix I wasn't the one saying it. I'm just saying what draft "gurus" were questioning..

Coon I don't know what you are talking about. I'm trolling people when you have been called a troll.

Btw congrats to Louis Nix joining one of the dirtiest front sevens in the NFL

I've been called a troll. By you. No one else. That doesn't make me a troll. I am not a troll.

You're trying to start something every time you can, but there's nothing to start with me. Your opinion doesn't bother me, so every time you try to cause drama, you just make the posters of IE read something for no reason, and I'm getting tired of point this out to you.

Please, find something better to do. I have no interest in arguing with you unless you're going to bring some substance to the table.

irishfan
05-10-2014, 01:09 AM
Honestly, once he slipped out of the 1st round, he should have only be concerned with where he got drafted. Not when. Ended up in a great spot. Wish my Pats took him (pissed about their draft so far), and hope he tears it up in Houston.

GBdomer
05-10-2014, 01:52 AM
I've been called a troll. By you. No one else. That doesn't make me a troll. I am not a troll.

You're trying to start something every time you can, but there's nothing to start with me. Your opinion doesn't bother me, so every time you try to cause drama, you just make the posters of IE read something for no reason, and I'm getting tired of point this out to you.

Please, find something better to do. I have no interest in arguing with you unless you're going to bring some substance to the table.


What am I arguing with you about? Do you need to talk to someone? Please PM me about this "drama" and me arguing with you. Would love to help you out with our situation.

IrishJayhawk
05-10-2014, 02:00 AM
Guys...give it a rest.

GBdomer
05-10-2014, 02:01 AM
Who would have thought it Koon getting into it with another poster?

koonja
05-10-2014, 02:05 AM
What am I arguing with you about? Do you need to talk to someone? Please PM me about this "drama" and me arguing with you. Would love to help you out with our situation.

Obviously I'm talking about the last 2 comments of the previous page, and into the top of this one.

You apparently were bothered because I posted an 'oh snap' gif when you said Kona > Nix. I would have posted that GIF to anyone who said that. It was nothing personal and 'oh snap' is not offensive or insulting.

But you somehow thought it was 'fighting words' and illogically brought up 'just like Malik is better than Golson', which is nothing but stupid, because 1) I never said that and 2) I said the opposite and 3) even if I did say that, it doesn't relate to anything that's happened in this thread.

It's clear you follow me around trying to argue with me. I don't want to PM you. I don't want to argue with you. I want you to find something better to do than obsess over arguing with me.

Don't try to start something then back out and play stupid. Just grow up, it's a lot easier.

Again, I'm tired of telling you this.

Crazy Balki
05-10-2014, 04:02 AM
The Shamrock glasses are off now...Sutton > Nix!!!!

rocket66
05-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Coon>GBdomer

RDU Irish
05-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Bears can blow me. Ferguson AND Sutton over Nix. Insanity. Anyone remember the ASU game? Pregame talk was who was better DT, post game was no question, Nix WAY better.

Its like they refuse to draft ND players or something.

Booslum31
05-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Bears can blow me. Ferguson AND Sutton over Nix. Insanity. Anyone remember the ASU game? Pregame talk was who was better DT, post game was no question, Nix WAY better.

Its like they refuse to draft ND players or something.

I noticed the same thing. i just don't get it. Maybe they were concerned with Nix's injury last year. Wanted to see him a Bear.

TheChosen1
05-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Who would have thought it Koon getting into it with another poster?

This

Irish Insanity
05-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Coon>GBdomer

^this


Louis Nix III, DT, Houston Texans (Third round, 83rd overall pick): Nix suffered by far the biggest drop between potential and draft value in the second day — many had him ranked as a first-round prospect, but reported issues with conditioning and motivation led to his relative plummet. No matter — in Romeo Crennel’s defense, and with the right kind of coaching, Nix can still be a huge factor in the middle of Houston’s defense.

-from SI

Old Man Mike
05-10-2014, 12:07 PM
-For whatever an individual opinion might be worth, I have one on our beloved Big Lou and this draft:

The pros are looking for someone who can be inserted into the DLine and least potentially play all the downs. They are looking for someone who will not wilt. Coach has been warning us that Lou needs to get his "work volume" up [i.e. his ability to go full-out for a greater number of plays before tiring] for every year of Lou's career. This is what the pros are concerned about.

They are NOT concerned about whether he will give all he has in his tank at any given moment, just that the tank runs a bit dry too soon. Mayock is EXACTLY right about this: there is no quit in Lou but when he gets tired he cannot stay low, begins to stand up, and gets emired in the blocking and often even turned --- something which does NOT happen when he's got energy.

There's no issue about Lou loving football, being any kind of problem, being too nice on the field, quickness, nor raw speed. They probably have legitimate concerns about his resolve to get down to 330 and stay there. They probably also have some concerns as to whether his "connectors" [tendons, hamstrings] can support his excess weight when he tries to run down an opponent [as we've seen him try to do] and thereby make him a minor injury risk.

It's all about weight and its consequences. Kelly knew that from day one. None of that minimizes my own fondness for the big guy --- one of my all-time favorite players.


p.s. guys, could we just be willing to cut personal debates really short before they ruin threads? That would be most appreciated. ... I mean, who the hell cares --- certainly not the rest of us.

irishog77
05-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Why are Bears fans so upset their team drafted 4-3 DT's over a 3-4 DT?



And knock it off, OMM-- your constant bickering with other posters is nauseating. :yes:

Bogtrotter07
05-10-2014, 12:53 PM
-For whatever an individual opinion might be worth, I have one on our beloved Big Lou and this draft:

The pros are looking for someone who can be inserted into the DLine and least potentially play all the downs. They are looking for someone who will not wilt. Coach has been warning us that Lou needs to get his "work volume" up [i.e. his ability to go full-out for a greater number of plays before tiring] for every year of Lou's career. This is what the pros are concerned about.

They are NOT concerned about whether he will give all he has in his tank at any given moment, just that the tank runs a bit dry too soon. Mayock is EXACTLY right about this: there is no quit in Lou but when he gets tired he cannot stay low, begins to stand up, and gets emired in the blocking and often even turned --- something which does NOT happen when he's got energy.

There's no issue about Lou loving football, being any kind of problem, being too nice on the field, quickness, nor raw speed. They probably have legitimate concerns about his resolve to get down to 330 and stay there. They probably also have some concerns as to whether his "connectors" [tendons, hamstrings] can support his excess weight when he tries to run down an opponent [as we've seen him try to do] and thereby make him a minor injury risk.

It's all about weight and its consequences. Kelly knew that from day one. None of that minimizes my own fondness for the big guy --- one of my all-time favorite players.


p.s. guys, could we just be willing to cut personal debates really short before they ruin threads? That would be most appreciated. ... I mean, who the hell cares --- certainly not the rest of us.

Another great post.

Seems to me that DT's lost value in this draft in the first place because of the specialization of the position. People were looking for specifics, and like running back have an economic model in mind where they want to pay less for two more specialist performers, than one guy that can play from zero to three technique. Kind of the opposite of what we are starting to see on the offensive line.

GBdomer
05-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Guys one again I wasn't the one questioning and of those stuff on Nix.

As for being a bears fan I am much happier with Sutton and Ferguson over Nix.


Koon>

connect the dots
05-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Guys one again I wasn't the one questioning and of those stuff on Nix.

As for being a bears fan I am much happier with Sutton and Ferguson over Nix.


Koon>

And, I am sure Louis Nix is much happier sandwiched between J J Watt and Clowney. Draft free fall? With the Texans, Nix could not have landed in a better position to start his professional career. Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton will not fix the mess that Chicago has gotten themselves into with their defense.

GBdomer
05-10-2014, 09:16 PM
And, I am sure Louis Nix is much happier sandwiched between J J Watt and Clowney. Draft free fall? With the Texans, Nix could not have landed in a better position to start his professional career. Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton will not fix the mess that Chicago has gotten themselves into with their defense.



Quit being a damn homer. Bears drafted two 4-3 DTs not a 3-4 with knee and durability issues. Love the picks

Ironman8
05-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Quit being a damn homer. Bears drafted two 4-3 DTs not a 3-4 with knee and durability issues. Love the picks

You really need to back up and take a deep breath. I don't know what has gotten into you lately but your posting has been abrasive and in no way in the best interest of the board. Lock it up, or take a little time off.

There is always room for different opinions, but the way you are posting lately goes way beyond that. Please ease up and chill.

blueNDgold44
05-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Nix doesn't fit the Bear's scheme. It's as simple as that, if you don't recognize that I don't think anyone can help you.

Irish Insanity
05-10-2014, 09:25 PM
I love the quit being a homer comment while making a homer comment on the NFL franchise you root for. Lol

dshans
05-10-2014, 11:23 PM
... on the NFL franchise you route for. Lol

While I might shy away from comment on what may well be a simple typo, I find it difficult to refrain from being an ass.

While "o" and "u" are a mere two tile away from each other on a standard keyboard, an "oo" is a simple double clutch.

Wail/wale/whale away ...

GBdomer
05-11-2014, 12:48 AM
You really need to back up and take a deep breath. I don't know what has gotten into you lately but your posting has been abrasive and in no way in the best interest of the board. Lock it up, or take a little time off.

There is always room for different opinions, but the way you are posting lately goes way beyond that. Please ease up and chill.



What did I say? If this Louis nix played for Michigan no one would give a shit. I say I am happy the Bears drafted a 4-3 DT over a 3-4 guy who played below average this year and gave his all to ND? I've never been a homer and I never will, sorry for speaking my mind. What did I say that is abrasive or arogant. ?

GBdomer
05-11-2014, 12:50 AM
Nix doesn't fit the Bear's scheme. It's as simple as that, if you don't recognize that I don't think anyone can help you.

Don't say that or you and I might take a vaca together.

NoJusticeNoPeace
05-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Reminds me of when the Colts got Josh Chapman. Great NT with a knee issue who fell way too far. He's going to pan out like Chapman is about to, even if it takes a year or two. Crazy nice front 7 in Houston. I'm scared for my Colts.

GBdomer
05-11-2014, 01:06 AM
Reminds me of when the Colts got Josh Chapman. Great NT with a knee issue who fell way too far. He's going to pan out like Chapman is about to, even if it takes a year or two. Crazy nice front 7 in Houston. I'm scared for my Colts.

I also hope Louis Nix rips it up and makes a pro bowl

N_D_Fighting_Irish
05-11-2014, 12:41 PM
I also hope Louis Nix rips it up and makes a pro bowl

Assuming his knee recovers, he will make multiple pro bowls. The Bears are idiots for not drafting him, and frankly I am happy that Nix didn't end up in Chicago. Chicago will be a terrible team for the foreseeable future.

Nix played his best against the best competition. He is the steal of the draft. Nix will have more of an impact than Clowney. In fact, I think Clowney will struggle as teams will run right at him, because they won't be able to run up to middle.

returnofthemack
05-11-2014, 12:51 PM
I agree that the bears suck, but they were clearly drafting for a 4-3. Nix is a prototypical 3-4 NT, and he'll tear it up with Clowney and Watt.

yankeeND
05-11-2014, 12:52 PM
I hate that Lou dropped so far, but I am with the rest of you. He could not have fallen into a better situation.

DillonHall
05-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Assuming his knee recovers, he will make multiple pro bowls. The Bears are idiots for not drafting him, and frankly I am happy that Nix didn't end up in Chicago. Chicago will be a terrible team for the foreseeable future.


I think you're laughably uninformed.

N_D_Fighting_Irish
05-11-2014, 01:28 PM
I think you're laughably uninformed.

Your bait is getting stale.

We will see.

GBdomer
05-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Assuming his knee recovers, he will make multiple pro bowls. The Bears are idiots for not drafting him, and frankly I am happy that Nix didn't end up in Chicago. Chicago will be a terrible team for the foreseeable future.

Nix played his best against the best competition. He is the steal of the draft. Nix will have more of an impact than Clowney. In fact, I think Clowney will struggle as teams will run right at him, because they won't be able to run up to middle.

What?

Bogtrotter07
05-11-2014, 06:43 PM
What?

I think he envisions Clowney as being the week link against the run, envisioning a starting front lineup of Watt, Nix, and Clowney.

My personal feelings are that people are taking this draft thing to personal. On defense there are three positions that pay for specific skills; edge rusher, lock-down corner, and centerfield safety. Because everything is becoming so package-situation oriented.

Guys that can do it all are getting paid. But even Aaron Donald, may have been a top five in the past. (If his game was complete, and it isn't quite.) Nix is a zero technique. He has never had enough gas to two gap and rush the qb; who would? His fall is consummate with his position value. The guys that should be crying a river over this draft are the running backs and quarterbacks. Not only did all the qb's plummet, but who landed well?

Still, there are people on this board that have to make everything personal. I have to tell you I love ND football. I really do. But when I put together the list of what is important in life, guess where anything about football falls? Let alone someone else's conflicting opinion. How about you?

Here is my point, if every aspect of your game is good, like Zack Martin's you are going to get big bucks. Right now there are only a few positions where that is even possible. Not running back, only outside linebacker maybe, corner, a well rounded safety and possibly wide receiver, (but that is a pretty specialized position to begin with.) And there are positions where you have to be rounded to get any money (unless you are an elite edge rusher) like on the defensive line.

amgarvey
05-11-2014, 07:31 PM
You really need to back up and take a deep breath. I don't know what has gotten into you lately but your posting has been abrasive and in no way in the best interest of the board. Lock it up, or take a little time off.

There is always room for different opinions, but the way you are posting lately goes way beyond that. Please ease up and chill.

Abrasive lately? Obnoxious is his M.O.

blueNDgold44
05-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Nix doesn't fit the Bear's scheme. It's as simple as that, if you don't recognize that I don't think anyone can help you.

Bump.

scUM Hater
05-11-2014, 11:42 PM
GB Domer has been a bit off lately.

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GBdomer
05-12-2014, 01:03 AM
GB Domer has been a bit off lately.

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in terms of what? Speaking the truth, if Louis Nix played for Michigan or MSU would the Bears still be "idiots" for passing on him?

IrishJayhawk
05-12-2014, 01:05 AM
in terms of what? Speaking the truth, if Louis Nix played for Michigan or MSU would the Bears still be "idiots" for passing on him?

I think this sentiment is probably true. But you have been pretty pissy lately.

GBdomer
05-12-2014, 01:07 AM
I think this sentiment is probably true. But you have been pretty pissy lately.


Well fine and thank you for pointing that out, I just don't understand the homerism sometimes. If you wanna call me out for being a dick or crabby that's fine. But I don't understand why people don't see where I am coming from with the 3-4 4-3 argument.

ThePiombino
05-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Well fine and thank you for pointing that out, I just don't understand the homerism sometimes. If you wanna call me out for being a dick or crabby that's fine. But I don't understand why people don't see where I am coming from with the 3-4 4-3 argument.

For the record, you are 100% correct with the 4-3 vs 3-4 scheme regarding Nix and da Bears. However, what amazes me is that "homerism" on a fan site baffles you. FAN site. FANATIC site. Now pull the fucking string out- you're better than this, GB.

IrishTP
05-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Lous career will be what he wants it to be. He has some growing up to do. He can hall of fame potential bc he can be that good if his attitude and his health stay good or he could not get a second contract. Just watch the Michigan 2013 game if you dont think he has talent. He was somewhat healthy that game and he was literally unblockable.

I dont know much about Bill O Brien but from what I have seen hes a hell of a coach. He completely revamped a Penn St program and won some big games with a freshman Qb and a severe lack of scholariship players. Having JJ Watt will only help Nix on and off the field if Watt can mentor him.

N_D_Fighting_Irish
05-12-2014, 10:20 AM
I think he envisions Clowney as being the week link against the run, envisioning a starting front lineup of Watt, Nix, and Clowney.

My personal feelings are that people are taking this draft thing to personal. On defense there are three positions that pay for specific skills; edge rusher, lock-down corner, and centerfield safety. Because everything is becoming so package-situation oriented.

Guys that can do it all are getting paid. But even Aaron Donald, may have been a top five in the past. (If his game was complete, and it isn't quite.) Nix is a zero technique. He has never had enough gas to two gap and rush the qb; who would? His fall is consummate with his position value. The guys that should be crying a river over this draft are the running backs and quarterbacks. Not only did all the qb's plummet, but who landed well?

Still, there are people on this board that have to make everything personal. I have to tell you I love ND football. I really do. But when I put together the list of what is important in life, guess where anything about football falls? Let alone someone else's conflicting opinion. How about you?

Here is my point, if every aspect of your game is good, like Zack Martin's you are going to get big bucks. Right now there are only a few positions where that is even possible. Not running back, only outside linebacker maybe, corner, a well rounded safety and possibly wide receiver, (but that is a pretty specialized position to begin with.) And there are positions where you have to be rounded to get any money (unless you are an elite edge rusher) like on the defensive line.

No, I envision Clowney as a hybrid DL/LB. He will have to learn how to play in space. The only time he will be lined up in a three man front is in obvious passing downs. He struggled to hold the point of attack in college. Now he will face bigger, faster, more athletic linemen in the NFL. It will be interesting to see how he fares.

Nix may not get the highlight reel sack, but he plays the crucial role of a center pawn.

RDU Irish
05-12-2014, 02:13 PM
I think I am conflating frustration. My brain is trying to make a very good 3-4 DT preferable to mediocre 4-3 DTs in a 4-3 system. Kind of take the best talent available and figure out what to do with them later. Years of frustrating early round picks by the Bears...

Bears drafted two mediocre 4-3 DTs higher than they should have (Sutton in particular). If they were so dead set on DTs I would rather see them make a move for Donald and forget these two, or maybe take Sutton if he falls to 5th round where he was projected.

Nix, frustrated that he went 3rd round when I really wanted to see him go early 2nd near Tuitt. I can't agree more that he landed in a fantastic situation. Only better situation I could imagine would be San Diego out of pure novelty of T'eo cleaning house behind him again. I will enjoy watching the Texans the next few seasons.

Cackalacky
05-12-2014, 02:40 PM
No, I envision Clowney as a hybrid DL/LB. He will have to learn how to play in space. The only time he will be lined up in a three man front is in obvious passing downs. He struggled to hold the point of attack in college. Now he will face bigger, faster, more athletic linemen in the NFL. It will be interesting to see how he fares.

Nix may not get the highlight reel sack, but he plays the crucial role of a center pawn.

I think having Clowney outside of Watt will be terribly difficult to block. Clowney is good at getting into the backfield but he does not take on double teams or hold ground well against the run. His strength is penetration. I definitely do not see him as 3-4 DE. I think right meow he is a CAT/WDE

ResLife Hero
05-12-2014, 02:41 PM
I think having Clowney outside of Watt will be terribly difficult to block. Clowney is good at getting into the backfield but he does not take on double teams or hold ground well against the run. His strength is penetration. I definitely do not see him as 3-4 DE. I think right meow he is a CAT/WDE

Everything I've heard has him as a LB. That's why they had him do extra position drills and tested his ability to drop back at his pro day. He'll be coming off the edge more often than not, but he might still have to show some coverage ability.

Cackalacky
05-12-2014, 02:46 PM
Everything I've heard has him as a LB. That's why they had him do extra position drills and tested his ability to drop back at his pro day. He'll be coming off the edge more often than not, but he might still have to show some coverage ability.

What I was getting at is he would be a good CAT in the 3-4 playing outside of Watt. He literally did no pass defense at Carolina. His pro day was awkward watching him do swivel hip drills. To ask him to do that his rookie year is not smart.

Irish#1
05-12-2014, 04:41 PM
I think he envisions Clowney as being the week link against the run, envisioning a starting front lineup of Watt, Nix, and Clowney.

My personal feelings are that people are taking this draft thing to personal. On defense there are three positions that pay for specific skills; edge rusher, lock-down corner, and centerfield safety. Because everything is becoming so package-situation oriented.

Guys that can do it all are getting paid. But even Aaron Donald, may have been a top five in the past. (If his game was complete, and it isn't quite.) Nix is a zero technique. He has never had enough gas to two gap and rush the qb; who would? His fall is consummate with his position value. The guys that should be crying a river over this draft are the running backs and quarterbacks. Not only did all the qb's plummet, but who landed well?

Still, there are people on this board that have to make everything personal. I have to tell you I love ND football. I really do. But when I put together the list of what is important in life, guess where anything about football falls? Let alone someone else's conflicting opinion. How about you?

Here is my point, if every aspect of your game is good, like Zack Martin's you are going to get big bucks. Right now there are only a few positions where that is even possible. Not running back, only outside linebacker maybe, corner, a well rounded safety and possibly wide receiver, (but that is a pretty specialized position to begin with.) And there are positions where you have to be rounded to get any money (unless you are an elite edge rusher) like on the defensive line.

Lous career will be what he wants it to be. He has some growing up to do. He can hall of fame potential bc he can be that good if his attitude and his health stay good or he could not get a second contract. Just watch the Michigan 2013 game if you dont think he has talent. He was somewhat healthy that game and he was literally unblockable.

I dont know much about Bill O Brien but from what I have seen hes a hell of a coach. He completely revamped a Penn St program and won some big games with a freshman Qb and a severe lack of scholariship players. Having JJ Watt will only help Nix on and off the field if Watt can mentor him.

How many times do I have to tell you that logic and common sense have no place on this board? If you can't post with rose colored glasses and a healthy dose of homerism, then I may have to call for a ban!

GBdomer
05-12-2014, 05:39 PM
Per an former NFL executive. Some GM's though Nix was "a little goofy" Also took 19 credits last semester and was maybe just tired and beat up in every way.

He went to the right team. He went to a 3-4 team. I know Romeo Crennel. I worked with him back in my early days when I was with the Giants. Romeo is a good guy for Louis, and the scheme is right. That’s the important thing. You never want to be the square peg in the round hole.”

ND NYC
05-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Big Lou gonna be just fine. almost think in the end, he may have needed something like this give him a bit more of and edge/chip on his shoulder.
he (and all these college kids) are gonna need it for the nfl.

Irish Insanity
05-12-2014, 09:28 PM
Lous career will be what he wants it to be. He has some growing up to do. He can hall of fame potential bc he can be that good if his attitude and his health stay good or he could not get a second contract. Just watch the Michigan 2013 game if you dont think he has talent. He was somewhat healthy that game and he was literally unblockable.

I dont know much about Bill O Brien but from what I have seen hes a hell of a coach. He completely revamped a Penn St program and won some big games with a freshman Qb and a severe lack of scholariship players. Having JJ Watt will only help Nix on and off the field if Watt can mentor him.

Who?

IrishJayhawk
05-12-2014, 09:30 PM
Who?

I'll buy the man an apostrophe...

"Lou's..."

Irish Insanity
05-12-2014, 09:32 PM
I'll buy the man an apostrophe...

"Lou's..."

I have maybe the worst grammar and punctuation on the board. I figured I'd call someone out while I could. Lol

ResLife Hero
06-26-2014, 08:02 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hardly recognized this guy! He's down to 328lbs and dropping!! Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">@1irishchocolate</a> <a href="http://t.co/arKW0NlYqr">pic.twitter.com/arKW0NlYqr</a></p>&mdash; Alex Flanagan (@Alex_Flanagan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Alex_Flanagan/statuses/482296010752794624">June 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Big Lou is looking really good these days.

Polish Leppy 22
06-26-2014, 08:13 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hardly recognized this guy! He's down to 328lbs and dropping!! Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/1irishchocolate">@1irishchocolate</a> <a href="http://t.co/arKW0NlYqr">pic.twitter.com/arKW0NlYqr</a></p>&mdash; Alex Flanagan (@Alex_Flanagan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Alex_Flanagan/statuses/482296010752794624">June 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Big Lou is looking really good these days.

He is. Alex could afford to drop a few too haha. Still gorgeous

NDdomer2
06-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Lord help me if I'm ever down to 328

ulukinatme
06-27-2014, 12:09 AM
He is. Alex could afford to drop a few too haha. Still gorgeous

How dare you, sir, how dare you!

Irish8248
06-27-2014, 12:24 AM
He is. Alex could afford to drop a few too haha. Still gorgeous

didnt we all eat a gallon of ice cream when she was released from ND sidelines?

ulukinatme
06-27-2014, 01:09 AM
didnt we all eat a gallon of ice cream when she was released from ND sidelines?

I'm still trying to cope...

dublinirish
06-27-2014, 03:55 AM
He is. Alex could afford to drop a few too haha. Still gorgeous

Well I never! Seriously for her age and being a mom and all she looks great! Genuinely bummed she isnt gonna be doing ND games anymore :(

Kaneyoufeelit
06-27-2014, 04:18 AM
M: Alex Flanagan in her cold weather beanie

F: Alex Flanagan in anything else

K: Anyone who stands in my way

:banghead2 I don't want a new sideline reporter

dublinirish
06-27-2014, 06:20 AM
M: Alex Flanagan in her cold weather beanie

F: Alex Flanagan in anything else

K: Anyone who stands in my way

:banghead2 I don't want a new sideline reporter

I really hope they dont go for some airhead Samantha Ponder type or a robot EPSN suited hack, it just isnt going to be as "classy" with Alex not there :(

ClausentoTate
06-27-2014, 12:03 PM
I really hope they dont go for some airhead Samantha Ponder type or a robot EPSN suited hack, it just isnt going to be as "classy" with Alex not there :(

You mean you don't trust her journalistic integrity and insight? It's not like she's a jersey chaser or anything

Unsarcastically, I miss EA. Been in love with her for years.

WakeUpEchoes
06-27-2014, 12:09 PM
He is. Alex could afford to drop a few too haha. Still gorgeous

Bite your tongue.

Seriously I'm upset about this bump because it reminds me that she's gone.

zelezo vlk
08-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Read that he's just been activated off the PUP.

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