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Wayne State University
2011.09.01 18:07 waynestate Wayne State University
A place to post links and stories relating to events and happenings in and around Wayne State University.
2014.09.17 17:59 leechboy50 Black and Gold!
A subreddit for anyone to post on for news about or from Wayne State College in Nebraska. Please note, this is a student-started, student-run subreddit.
2008.10.05 00:19 Indiana
Reddit for the Hoosier State - The crossroads of America. Join us for discussions of everything related to the state of Indiana.
2023.06.08 17:10 ABriC_O6 I’m going to rant about Axel
I’m so done keeping it in. It’s time I state my opinion about how little attention Axel is getting. I honestly don’t see why people don’t like Axel. They’re seemingly not liking her just because she had little amounts of screen time and action.
This isn’t fault of the character. It’s fault of the producers who cares so little for the character. They could have done so much more with Axel but no. They disappointed us. It’s the one reason why I don’t like this season because they would rather focus on characters that seem to have less personality than SHE COULD HAVE HAD. The producers gave Axel pretty much zero scenes of action. All they made her do what kill a bunch of cardboard zombies, cool up some squirrels, and kick ripper in the face which caused everyone to turn on her and eliminate her rather than eliminating someone like Ripper and Zee. They weren’t eliminated because the producers favor them more. They favored Ripper for the fart jokes and jerkiness and Zee to show off his prosthetic leg. I’m sorry for this rant but I am so angry because of the way Axel was treated. I know there’s another season but I don’t understand why they gave a character such a beautiful design and than treat her like she’s Staci or Beardo. I might even go as far as to say Ripper and Zee are terrible characters because they are not only stupid, but they are not funny and just make people like them because they had lots of screen time. Well, I liked them too but they just seem to be favored by the producers. I can also say that Priya is kinda a Mary sue because I can see her winning from a mile away. Bowie was written well and so were Julia, Wayne and Raj so I can see why they are ranked high for many people.
But I just find it unfair that they treated her this way after showing her to be a survivalist. Like they literally put it to waste just to give boring weak and unfunny character lots of love. Instead of focusing on Axel’s skills and shit they decide to make her seem like a terrible person and eliminate her jus t because they gave their team a disadvantage. But hear me out: they could have still won if Zee hadn’t been so dumb and took his hands off the wheel. They could have shown his prosthetic leg at his elimination, but no. They choose to throw away a potentially amazing character and now no one really likes Axel.
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2023.06.08 16:08 Predaplant [Character of the Month] Raven
(Spotlight guest-written by bluelookslikeblue
Rachel Roth Created by:
Marv Wolfman and George Perez First Appearance:
DC Comics Presents #26 Affiliation:
Titans Previous Affiliations:
Teen Titans, Sentinels of Magic, Night Force, Team Wonder, Justice League Dark Allies:
Beast Boy, Nightwing, Donna Troy, Cyborg, Starfire, Arsenal, Tempest, both Wally Wests, Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), Superboy (Conner Kent), Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Woman, Shazam, Booster Gold Powers:
Pretty much whatever combination of teleportation, empathic healing, soul-self projection, flight, telepathy, telekinesis, emotional manipulation, mind control, and vaguely defined magical energy the writer feels like that day.
Raven’s story begins with her mother, Angela Roth. Angela made the unfortunate decision to join a satanic cult, leading to an even more unfortunate encounter with Trigon, a genocidal demon rapist. One failed abortion/suicide later, Angela and her daughter were taken in by the monks of Azarath, a pacifistic magical realm which accidentally created Trigon in the first place. Taking on Trigon’s daughter was a matter of controversy in Azarath and there was at least one assassination attempt on the infant half-demon. Angela took the name Arella and learned some of the Azarathian mystic arts. The child named Raven was taken to be raised by the Goddess Azar.
Azar determined that Raven could be possessed by Trigon and/or destroy the universe if she lost control of her emotions. Thus, Arella was told to surrender her child to Azar to train and raise. Azar raised Raven in isolation, training her to purge herself of emotion and rarely permitting contact with others including her own mother. The result was a child about as socially well-adjusted as you’d expect someone denied emotions, love, or any contact with kids her own age whatsoever. Upon Azar’s death, Raven’s training fell to Arella. Although mother and daughter eventually grew close, their relationship was somewhat hampered by Raven’s insularity and emotional stuntedness. On her thirteenth birthday, Trigon revealed himself as her father. He tortured her mother and demanded Raven take his place at his side. She refused and lashed out in hatred, her darker side manifesting as her soul-self for the first time. Satisfied that his daughter had inherited his power and rage, Trigon departed, warning that he would return once Raven became a woman.
New Teen Titans:
When Raven was eighteen, Trigon returned to destroy the Earth. Deeming this outcome unacceptable, she implored the priests of Azarath to intervene but they refused, believing it to be a violation of their pacifist beliefs. Moving on to Plan B, she fled to Earth and asked the Justice League for help but was declined as Zatanna sensed Trigon’s taint on her and told her teammates that Raven was probably evil. Refusing to give up, she went to Plan C and haunted the dreams of Dick Grayson - then still Robin - until he agreed to reform the Teen Titans with her chosen members. She was able to convince Donna Troy (then Wonder Girl), Beast Boy (then going by Changeling), and Cyborg to join but was turned down by Wally West (then Kid Flash). Unwilling to take no for an answer at this point, Raven secretly made Wally fall in love with her using her empathic magic, causing him to join. She then led them to the rescue of their final member, the alien warrior Starfire who was captured by Gordanian slavers.
Raven’s early days with the Titans did not go well. Her pacifism made her useless in fights and her refusal to give a straight answer to anything and tendency to disappear immediately upon getting what she needed made her teammates question her trustworthiness. Things were further complicated when the other Titans were killed and Raven had to go back in time with Booster Gold to covertly fix the timeline. Upon Zatanna’s revelation that Raven had turned Wally’s brains to scrambled eggs so he would do her bidding, her teammates decided they had enough and refused to put up with her anymore. To make matters worse, Trigon arrived to destroy the world and easily defeated her estranged teammates. Raven teleported them to Azarath before they could be killed and begged her mother and the priests of Azarath for help but was again declined. When Trigon appeared and once more defeated the Titans, Raven moved on to Plan D and agreed to go with him in exchange for the safety of the Earth and the lives of the Titans. Trigon accepted her offer and took Raven with him to his realm. He then promptly murdered a child and announced his intent to destroy the Earth anyway. Distraught by the loss of her daughter, Arella agreed to take the Titans to Trigon in order to rescue Raven but the teens were defeated again and imprisoned. However, Raven was able to free her teammates and together they were able to weaken Trigon with Arella sacrificing herself to imprison Trigon in another dimension.
Raven enrolled in college and continued to serve with the New Teen Titans despite an awkward and occasionally tense relationship with Wally West, forming an odd friendship with the extroverted and impulsive Starfire. While continuing to espouse pacifism and pursuing non-violence when possible, Raven came to the conclusion that knocking people out with her soul-self, controlling minds, and the occasional act of psychological torture was okay and robots and monsters shouldn’t count anyway and thus proved surprisingly useful in many fights. During this period, the Teen Titans would face off against many supervillains such as Deathstroke, the Brotherhood of Evil, and the Fearsome Five. However, none would prove as troublesome to the young heroes as Brother Blood, whose cunning, charisma, and arcane mastery would put the Titans on the off-foot time and time again. Although Raven would come to be a valued member of the team, Trigon’s corrosive influence led to her gradual physical and mental degradation which was exacerbated by her fear of reaching out to others for help. Eventually, Trigon escaped captivity and almost caused the apocalypse with a corrupted Raven as his minion. The Teen Titans ultimately thwarted Trigon with the help of Raven’s mother and Lilith Clay. Raven’s body was nowhere to be found.
The Titans thought this a bit weird but didn’t make finding her their number one priority. This proved to be a bit of a whoopsie-doodles as she was captured and brainwashed by Brother Blood first. Nightwing would eventually come looking for her but was himself captured. Blood would defeat the Titans and came to the cusp of taking over the world before Raven broke free of his control and stopped him. With Trigon seemingly dead, Brother Blood’s brainwashing purged, and her soul purified, Raven was free to be herself for the first time in her life. Rejoining the Titans, the now-white cloaked Raven was thrilled to finally be free of any malign influence and became the embodiment of sweetness and light. Unfortunately, this sunny outlook was not to last. Kid Flash’s replacement Jericho became evil and caused her to be corrupted by evil spirits. Once more falling to demonic possession, Raven proceeded to engage in various acts of villainy. However, the good part of Raven secretly planted herself in Starfire and helped her friends kill her body and defeat her evil self.
Raven’s re-purified spirit spent most of this period hanging around as a golden ghost, occasionally assisting the Titans when necessary. For a while Detective Comics Comics forgot she was dead and she served on the Sentinels of Magic alongside various other mystical heroes such as Zatanna, Alan Scott, and Madame Xanadu. Then it remembered and unceremoniously threw her back in the grave without explanation.
A Second Chance at Life:
Raven would be resurrected in a younger body by the new Brother Blood, a sniveling teenage aspiring rapist who was the son of the previous Brother Blood. Brother Blood Junior wanted to force Raven to marry him as part of a plan to end the world. Raven was not fond of this development and tried to escape. Upon being caught and recaptured, her subconscious magically reached out to Beast Boy via a haunting and took control of him in order to lead the latest iteration of the Teen Titans to her location. With his help, she broke free of Brother Blood’s control. Once more plagued by her darker half as a result of Brother Blood’s rituals and believing herself to be a danger to her friends, Raven prepared to depart but was encouraged by Beast Boy to rejoin the Titans, now consisting of himself, fellow veterans Starfire and Cyborg, and new members Cassie Sandsmark, Conner Kent, and Tim Drake. Raven would renounce her pacifism and help her friends mentor the younger members of the team, helping Tim come to terms with the death of his father and encouraging Conner to believe that he was more than the worst parts of his heritage after the discovery that he was a partial clone of Lex Luthor. She would also begin a rocky on and off again romance with Beast Boy. While Raven was drawn to his kindness, her lack of openness and his immaturity would lead to many rough patches in their relationship. Raven attempted to establish a civilian secret identity as Rachel Roth but it is questionable how secret it really was after Beast Boy visited her in the belief nobody would recognize him if he showed up in disguise as a green bear.
When Trigon returned, Raven reunited with her old New Teen Titans teammates and defeated him but was once more nearly overtaken by her evil side. Although able to prevail over her inner darkness, Raven was badly shaken by the experience and became even more insular and withdrawn. Believing herself to be a danger to her friends, she broke up with Beast Boy and attempted to push him away through meanness for his own safety. However, events would see them once again working together mentoring younger heroes on the Teen Titans. The pair would eventually reconcile, with Beast Boy growing in maturity and Raven resolving to get in touch with her emotions and embrace the good in life as well as the bad. Reaffirming their love, the two shared a passionate kiss and were ready to move on, optimistic about their future together.
The New 52:
Because Barry Allen missed his mom, the entire timeline was rebooted and all of the previous history and character development was lost because Dan DiDio said so. In the new timeline, most of her early life was basically the same except this time Rachel was her birth name. However, this time she had to flee Azarath at age sixteen to escape Trigon. While hiding on Earth, Rachel would attempt to do good, using her empathic powers to secretly comfort suffering people but was betrayed by the Phantom Stranger and handed over to her father who renamed her Raven. Forced to become Trigon’s servant, Raven committed various atrocities before being planted on the Teen Titans as a mole. Beast Boy was red for a bit before turning green again for unexplained reasons. Bart was actually Bar-Torr, a war criminal from the future. Raven broke free of her father’s control due to time travel shenanigans. It was a weird time. Following a lot of bad comics, the team disbanded and Raven sought out her mother’s family and enrolled in high school, hoping to reconnect with her human side.
Due to events featuring the older, white Wally West and a naked blue man, it turned out that five years were erased from the timeline and there was a previous Titans team led by Dick Grayson. As a result, there were now two Titans teams, the Titans led by Dick Grayson, and the Teen Titans, now led by Damian Wayne. Raven was shanghaied into the Teen Titans via kidnapping by Damian alongside her old teammate Beast Boy, the younger, African-American Wally West and Starfire. Raven did not do much of note during this period. She briefly made an ill-advised decision to throw in with an insane Tim Drake from the future alongside Beast Boy, as they determined that even a Tim Drake without all his marbles was preferable to Damian. She also did a few cool things during the Dark Nights: Metal Wild Hunt tie-in issue where she was decidedly unimpressed by the angsty darkness of evil Batmen. Monkeys were involved. DC tried putting Raven in a relationship with Wallace the Younger but changed its mind. As a result, they officially began dating in an issue of Teen Titans and were mentioned to have broken up off-panel in an issue of The Flash that came out the same day. She was then abducted by aliens and took part in the events of No Justice where she was part of a Wonder Woman-led team of mystics before having a few solo adventures stopping Trigon again and briefly leading a group of magically powered teens associated with the morally dubious Baron Winters. After this, she was ambiguously aged up alongside Beast Boy and placed on Dick Grayson’s adult Titans team where she was drawn as older and written as more mature and having a preexisting friendship as Nightwing but nothing was explicitly retconned. Raven lost her soul-self early in her tenure with this team along with most of her powers and ability to feel emotions due to trickery by an elf. She would eventually recover it and save the universe from the villainous Mother Blood alongside Beast Boy with the two friends saving each others’ lives during the final battle.
Because in another universe Batman is a clown, Wonder Woman had a conversation with Perpetua after a bunch of nonsense that I am not going to waste time on what happened and continuity changed again. Raven is now in her mid to late twenties and has achieved greater mastery of her powers than ever before. Her background is currently hazy with something vaguely approximating the events of New Teen Titans having occurred several years in the past with some details changed. (eg: Cyborg was a member of the Justice League before joining the Teen Titans.) More information regarding Raven’s current origins and backstory will presumably be revealed in the upcoming Tales of the Titans miniseries.
Raven agreed to participate in her fellow former New Teen Titans’ disastrous attempt to run a school for super-teens. It exploded twice in a year before they gave up and called it quits. During this period, Raven mentored Billy Batson and his friend Dane (who was the antichrist), saving the two boys from the clutches of the fallen angel Neron after they made an unauthorized trip to Hell. She would also reignite her relationship with Beast Boy. After Teen Titans Academy blew up the second time during the events of Dark Crisis, Raven proved instrumental in saving the universe, locating Pariah’s magical macguffin as part of a Justice League Dark taskforce and defeating a corrupted Spectre with the assistance of Jim Corrigan. However, victory would not come without a cost, as Beast Boy would become horribly traumatized after an attack by Deathstroke which nearly killed him. Also, Lazarus Planet happened and Trigon came back but nobody cares about Lazarus Planet.
Following the events of Dark Crisis, Raven took her relationship with Beast Boy to the next level, sharing living arrangements with him, helping him cope with his PTSD, and even engaging in public displays of affection with her fuzzy green lover. Raven and Beast Boy agreed to once more serve on the Titans, now tasked with safeguarding the world following the disbanding of the Justice League. One of their first assignments was the safekeeping of Olivia Desmond, a young girl whose soul was claimed by Neron, who had since taken over hell. Raven saw echoes of her past in the young girl and took the matter very personally -much to the concern of her teammates who were disturbed by her willingness to entertain extreme measures to safeguard the child. Determining that the best way to learn how to help Olivia was to go directly to the source of the problem, Raven led the Titans through the depths of hell where Nightwing found the information needed to save Olivia’s soul. While there, she formed an uneasy working relationship with the demon Blaze, who was vying with Neron for control of hell.
Neron proved supremely incompetent and utterly failed at all of his attempts at villainy in an extraordinarily pathetic manner. Trigon showed up to call him a loser, a rare area of agreement between father and daughter. While Neron was easily poofed back to hell by Nightwing in a weakened state through the power of bad writing, Raven deemed this outcome unsatisfactory. Believing Olivia to be unsafe as long as Neron was still at large, Raven returned to hell by herself without consulting her teammates and proceeded to singlehandedly overthrow him through overwhelming violence. She then left a brutalized and comatose Neron to the mercies of Blaze, to whom she handed the leadership of hell. When asked what price she demanded for control of the underworld, Raven informed Blaze that she would call in a favor later but for now she just wanted the Titans left alone by any demonic forces. Blaze agreed to Raven’s terms, warning her that she sensed that Raven was not whole and something was missing…
Raven currently stands at an inflection point. In some ways, she has never had it better. She is more powerful than she has ever been and has reunited with her oldest friends, earned the respect of her peers, and found love. However, her decision to meddle in hell’s affairs may prove her downfall, earning her powerful enemies and encouraging dark impulses she has long tried to suppress. What happens next may determine whether she will finally rise above her tragic past or fall into damnation forever. Whatever the future may hold for the Daughter of Darkness, the return of her father and the rise of a new Brother Blood suggests that it is not going to be easy.
Those interested in Raven’s classic adventures should check out New Teen Titans (1980) and Teen Titans (2003).
Those who want to see a crossover with Marvel written by Chris Claremont should read The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans if they can find a copy.
Those who think I am making the bit with Booster Gold up should read Booster Gold (2007), issues 23-24.
Her solo adventures during the New 52 and Rebirth eras can be found in Marv Wolfman’s Raven (2016) and Raven: Daughter of Darkness (2018).
To get caught up on where she is currently, read Nightwing (2016) 100-104, then Titans (2023) and her upcoming issue in Tales of the Titans.
She also stars in Kami Garcia’s popular YA novels Raven and Beast Boy Loves Raven, which are illustrated by fan favorite artist Gabriel Picolo.
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2023.06.08 15:49 endiraeerachaa Please help with shortlisting universities in USA for MS in CS
My profile, GRE: 301(center-based), IELTS: 7.5, Undergrad cgpa: 7.23, 0 backlogs,
Work Exp: 3.5 years, Currently working as SDET in a product company.
Yocket lo suggestions ni base cheskoni, I shortlisted some universities, but need your help to narrow down the selection further. Max 6 universities ki apply chedam anukuntuna. GRE is not required for most of the Universities on this list.
Wayne State Uni(safe)
Uni of Alabama, Birmingham (safe)
SUNY Binghamton (safe)
Uni of Nebraska (Target)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Safe)
Uni of Oklahoma (Safe/Target)
Uni of Colorado, Denver. (Safe)
Michigan Tech (Target)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (Safe)
CSU long beach (safe), Ee University review is bad for cs Reddit lo chusa. But mee opinion chepandi.
Ambitious anni expensive vunayi, but meeru emana manchi universities vunte suggest cheyandi naa profile batti. California lo inka emana suggestions vunte chapandi, please. Thank you.
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2023.06.08 12:30 Forward-Potential360 Where can I find Graduate Assistantship application?
I recently got admitted for MS in CS. The engineering website has a assistantship form for CS. However, it seems to be only applicable for PhD students. The admission form did not seem to have any information on graduate assistantship. Can anyone tell me if you are automatically considered for assistantships or is there some form that I need to fill out? FYI: engineering website mentions that even Master's student are eligible for assistantships.
Other schools had provisions for assistantships/scholarship in the application itself. But, it seems to be different with Wayne State.
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2023.06.08 06:56 Responsible-Brush-72 Respect Lex Luthor, the Joker (Superman: Speeding Bullets)
My little mishap at the chemical factory was just a tad worse than the press release indicated. Truth is, I was reduced to a mass of burned, scarred flesh. My doctors labored night and day... but the best they could do was... well... you can see for yourself. I was soooo depressed. Lost interest in my business, money, power -- it all meant nothing to me. For months, I sat around like a lump, eating too much and watching endless hourse of television. Believe me, there's just so much "Wheel of Fortune" a man can take. Anyway... as time passed... I began to understand what happened... see it in a new light. Not as an ending... but a beginning. You know better than most how long I'd worn an uncomfortable mask of respectability -- While my true self hid in the shadows ...manipulating and maneuvering.
♪ Not any moooore! ♪
Introduction Lex Luthor
was a corrupt, greedy, manipulative businessman. He was willing to do just about anything for power. When the Daily Planet was going to publish an article showing him and his company in a negative light, he bought the Planet.
He went on like this for years (presumably) until he was caught in a terrible explosion at his chemical factory. After this, he was no longer a shady, heartless businessman... he was a shady, heartless, and batshit insane businessman. Taking on a new name, he became: The Joker.
Strength Striking Lifting
Durability Blunt Force Trauma
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2023.06.08 05:35 Channel_99 Would Hank’s favorite movie be The Alamo bc of John Wayne and Texas, or would it be actually John Wayne’s best movie “True Grit?”
2023.06.08 03:44 DucatiSteve1299 Curious about condition of your engine? Get it analyzed for peace of mind. Or maybe sell if you know that things are going wrong. This is my wife's 2014 Elantra purchased new. First oil change around 1000 miles, then about every 5K miles.
2023.06.08 03:36 PostholerGIS Map of AT Air Quality
2023.06.08 03:05 hannah08036 Trying to Find a Deleted Fic
So...as the title states, I'm trying to find a fic that was deleted a while ago (at least four or five years). It was called "Light as a Feather" and it was a slash fic about Damian Wayne/Jon Kent (Damijon). The characters were aged up a few years and Jon was 17ish. He joined the Teen Titans and got together with Damian and I can vividly remember a scene where they first kissed over breakfast and Damian was clenching his utensils in his hands (Idk why that scene stuck out enough that I can picture it years later). I don't know why I suddenly remembered this one work, but I've spent the better part of the last few hours trying to track it down and the best I came was seeing a Tumblr post that mentioned it and referenced the fact that it was deleted. Usually, when I remember an old fic I read years ago I can find it within a few minutes so this one is really annoying me. If anyone has a copy of this work saved I would REALLY appreciate getting a link. Or if anyone happens to find out who the author was I would love their name so I contact them. Thanks.
(Edit: I found a broken link if it helps) (Also I checked the Wayback Machine and it only had the first few chapters so if anyone can find the full fic it would be greatly appreciated :) http://archiveofourown.org/works/11311329/chapters/25583280
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2023.06.08 02:11 Tomas-T One headcanon on every Gen 4 camper
I did it with every other generation. so it's time for gen 4. Let's go
- Caleb: The reason Caleb went to TD is to prove he is much more than just a handsome guy. sadly it did not worked very well
- Axel: while she loves to talk about zombie apocalypse, she does not really belive in it. she is talking about it as a joke. but she is still training to be the best survivalist in case it will happen
- Nichelle: she is in fact a closet geek. she love to read comics, watching horror movies and eat fast food.
- Lauren: she is Dawn's little sister. same as Dawn, she is a witch, but unlike Dawn, who is practicing good magic, Lauren sold her soul to the arts of the dark magic.
- Damien: all of Damien's friends wanted to troll him so they convinced him to go to TD without telling him a word about what is this.
- MK: She comes from a poor family. as a kid her big brother tonight her how to steal. since then, the state of her family is slightly better, but her past made her a kleptomaniac
- Wayne: He has a thing for hats. he loves hats and he has diffretne hats for diffretne events. in his team outfit he wears his hat backward. in his causal clothes, it frontward. When he goes to parties he wears a beanie. to a formal events he has a fedora.
- Raj: His past dream is to be a rock star. but since he is an awful singer he has to give up on it and found a new passion: hoky
- Ripper: same as Scott, Ripper love bossy ladies. unlike Scott, Ripper never admitting it
- Zee: the favorite story of him about how he lost his leg is that when he was inside the womb, his mother drunk a lot of soda and the soda consumed his leg.
- Chase: the beach house he lives belongs to one of his family. he comes from a very rich family
- Emma: She is an atheist jew (and Harold's sister)
- Julia - she is secretly idolizing Heather and she sees her as her role model
- Millie - she is one of the earlier subscribers to Chase's channel. and she has a crush on one of his friends
- Bowie - Bowie is a huge fan of the 80's. aside from clothing style he loves the food, the music and the culture of the 80's.
- Priya - Her parents met each other in the auditions for the first season and they almost were accepted. however... it turns out her mom is pregnant so the producers had no choice but let her go. her boyfriend, now husband, quit with her. so the producers had to take two people who were rejected at first: Ezekiel and Courtney. so yeah, because of Priya's parents Ezekiel is a ghoul
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2023.06.07 22:55 Severe-Echidna8214 School list suggestions? High stats, looking for a good fit.
ORM, 519 MCAT and 3.99/3.97 sGPA/cGPA. No state residence (US citizen living in Canada).
- ~300 Clinical (100 children's hospice, ~200 home caregiver for family member).
- 100 hours of research (presented in a conference, made an abstract and poster. Received an acknowledgement in a paper with impact factor 15 - probably not important though)
- 180 hours non-clinical volunteering (80 tutoring a high-school student. 60 hours as a peer-note taker for uni students with learning difficulties, 40 hours of community involvement)
- 100 hours of leadership (club executive)
- 500 hours employed as a swim instructor
- 60 hours of virtual shadowing
Current list is 17 schools, 9 are private. Looking to have 25 schools, but not sure what to add. Anyone know any good mid/low tier stat whores? Trying to avoid service schools if possible. - Albert Einstein. Private - Uni of Arizona, phoenix. Public - Hofstra. Private - Drexel. Private - Emory. Private - Dartmouth. Private - Geisinger. Private - Icahn. Private - Uni of Illinois. Public - Carver. Public - Medical College of Wisconsin. Private - Stony Brook (Renaissance). Public - University of Vermont. Public - Saint Louis. Private - Uni of Virginia. Public - Wayne State. Public - Ohio State. Public
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2023.06.07 22:46 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in OH Hiring Now!
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in oh. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.06.07 22:42 jtothewtothes Petition opposing ‘school choice’ law seeks to bring issue to the voters
Would you sign this petition? Why or why not?
All from article: Details:
"The legislation, which was signed into law by Gov. Jim Pillen last month, permits tax credits for private school scholarships. Under the law, donors can earn tax credits up to $100,000 or half of their income taxes. All donors will draw from a statewide pool of $25 million annually, which Pillen called “a drop in the bucket” for the overall education budget. " Those for school choice say:
“My community can't wait 50 years for a choice to happen within the public school setting,” Wayne said. “This is actually a way for us to empower parents to make sure they can control their educational outcomes within their community, regardless of their income level.”
"Gov. Pillen, the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and the 33 senators who supported the law released statements today criticizing the petition. " Those against school choice say:
"However, members of Support Our Schools Nebraska argue that rich individuals and organizations will benefit most from the law, not low income or struggling families. Milford Public School Board member Dave Welsch said despite changing hands several times, the legislation puts public funds into private schools and reimburses the donors."
“Because it is a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit, it isn't even the individual or corporation making the donation to private and parochial schools,” Welsch said. “It is state tax dollars providing this funding.”
"Millard Education Association president Tim Royers, another coalition member, argued that unlike private schools, students in public schools are legally protected against discrimination. Royers said school choice may pose hardships for disabled students. He said it may also open the door for discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation or religion in parochial schools."
“We want it to go to schools that welcome all kids regardless of their identity, regardless of their educational needs, regardless of any other background of who that kid is,” Royers said. “They deserve to be educated in that environment, and that's where we want our tax dollars to go.”
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2023.06.07 22:33 rrmdp 📢 Wayne HealthCare is hiring a Certified Surgical Tech First Assist!
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2023.06.07 22:29 freek-vonk Glassdoor reviews & vacancies analysis
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(let me know if this post is not appropriate!)
Why analyze glassdoor reviews?
Hello there, lovely people of RKLB! As this subreddit and the general interest in Rocket Lab seems to grow quite rapidly, I decided to have a look at some public information about glassdoor reviews & vacancies and share them with you. This gives me good practice scraping the data and formatting it into something digestible.
I believe that for the company to succeed, it needs talented and motivated employees. One way to gain insight into what employees think of their company is by looking at glassdoor reviews. Glassdoor is a website that allows users to (anonymously) rate their company and share their salary (ranges), giving outsiders insight into what happens inside the company.
How trustworthy is glassdoor information?
Glassdoor reviews can be made anonymous and there is not much transparency about how many reviews on the website are made by nefarious actors (e.g. bots). About the user verification process, glassdoor mentions this:
At Glassdoor, we aim to verify as much of our data as possible. Considering the reality of our digital age, however, we're unable to fully confirm our users' identities, the truthfulness of their contributions, or their employment status.
There is therefore no guarantee that the reviews are all trustworthy. Regarding the vacancies, I was unable to check whether all of them are still open or if new ones are open that are not mentioned on the website. Therefore, take this disclaimer and don't see this information as a hard truth.
Given information on Rocket Lab from glassdoor's website.
Glassdoor shows 125 Rocket Lab reviews on its website, with an average rating of 3.2 stars. I have created a table with some "competitors
" (I know, some of them don't belong but I included them for reference), showing that the total rating of Rocket Lab is on the low end of these companies.
|Company ||Rating ||Number of reviews |
|Rocket Lab ||3.2 ||125 |
|SpaceX ||4.0 ||2.800 |
|ULA ||3.7 ||514 |
|Relativity Space ||3.7 ||112 |
|ABL Space Systems ||2.9 ||26 |
|Astra ||3.2 ||35 |
|Virgin Orbit ||3.7 ||131 |
Overall, Rocket Lab scores the lowest in work/life balance, which is a recurring theme in the written reviews where people complain about not being able to work from home, bad management and a high employee retention rate. Rocket Lab's average rating for different aspects of the company
Does the rating differ per location?
One of the main questions I wanted to answer was whether some locations stood out in the rating, or whether the rating is uniform over the company. A large group of reviews did not specify a location, but fortunately, the majority did. You can see the results in the table below.
|Location ||Rating ||Number of reviews |
|Unspecified ||3.33 ||49 |
|Auckland, Auckland ||3.20 ||45 |
|Long Beach, CA ||2.75 ||12 |
|Huntington Beach, CA ||3.5 ||2 |
|Mount Wellington, Auckland ||2 ||2 |
|Silver Spring, MD ||4 ||1 |
|London, England ||5 ||1 |
|Wayne, NJ ||1 ||1 |
Though there are differences in rating between locations, it seems that there are too few reviews to draw conclusions about big differences between locations.
How about vacancies?
There are a total of 200 ( though the overview on the glassdoor website shows varying amounts). I was interested to see how these were divided over the different locations and gathered the following results (some locations were disregarded due to low
|Location ||Number of vacancies |
|Long Beach, CA ||101 |
|Albuquerque, NM ||50 |
|Silver Spring, MD ||16 |
|Wallops Island, VA ||13 |
|Littleton, CO ||10 |
|Mississippi State, MS ||4 |
As everyone would expect, the majority of the vacancies are currently in Long Beach.
That's all for now, let me know if you have any suggestions what I should try to look at next and do let me know if this content does not fit this sub, cheers!
2023.06.07 22:02 Always_Into_Somethin So as a Brit I have to wonder is this the games representation of the smoke cloud over NY right now? Visibility is close to zero and that can't be normal for this time of year right?
2023.06.07 21:28 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in NE Hiring Now!
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|Central Community College ||Faculty - BIOS, Industrial Technology CoordinatoTrainer, Faculty - Nursing ||Hastings |
|Hastings Public Schools ||Teachers: SPED, Math, Science, EL, Elementary, Executive Director, Family & Consumer Science, Speech Language Pathologist ||Hastings |
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|Summit Plaza Dental Care ||General Dentist - Omaha, NE ||Bellevue |
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2023.06.07 21:19 NationalDonutModel PC Samantha Lee - The panel's findings
This concerns the Gross Misconduct hearing of PC Samantha Lee - the officer accused of failing to investigate an indecent exposure incident. The offender in that incident turned out to be Wayne Couzens.
I hope the Mods are content with me starting another thread. I know there a few already, however, the MPS has now published the panel findings which, I think, make for very interesting reading. I think the findings are worthy of their own discussion particularly in light of some of the commentary regarding this topic - including in various threads on this sub. Some of the commentary was that Lee was taking the fall and was the Met’s scapegoat. On the thread where it Lee’s dismissal was discussed, there was a comment along the lines of “patsy job complete”. I think the findings show that this isn’t the case. The findings can be found here.
I would add that the finding’s aren’t particularly well written (in my opinion).
First thing’s first, Lee faced a number of allegations packaged up into two “charges”. The first charge contained 13 separate allegations concerning her failure to carry out a proper investigation. The second charge concerned one allegation relating to dishonesty.
Charge one - this includes allegations relating the failure to secure CCTV, failure to look for additional CCTV etc. Not all of the allegations in this cohort were proven - though many were. While the panel found a good number of the allegations relating to failure to investigate as proven, they were only assessed as amounting to misconduct. In other words, PC Lee would not have been sacked had this sorry episode ended there.
Charge two is where things get a little bit more interesting. It deals with the dishonesty element. It is alleged that Lee was dishonest because she said that she did not secure CCTV because she was informed it had automatically deleted, which wasn’t true. It transpired that this was a lie she repeated a number of times.
It is worth reading the findings to understand how the panel came to this conclusion. It seems to boil down to two things:
- The manager's version of events just made more sense, and
- PC Lee managed to destroy her own credibility by telling a provable lie. She said she did not have her BWV on her as the battery was low so she put it on charge. Some investigation found that this was not the case. The battery was not low, and the camera was not docked or put on charge as PC Lee said. It is clear that this fib played on the panel’s mind and had an impact when they assessed her credibility.
It was the lie(s) that got her. These allegations were proven at Gross Misconduct with dismissal as the outcome. Even then, the panel clearly had a great deal of sympathy for PC Lee. They set out how Lee had told an lie early on in circumstances where to do so was entirely understandable (though not excusable). The panel state that had PC Lee corrected the record after the initial lie, then she may have escaped dismissal.
Instead, she kept going with the lie and left the panel with no real alternative than to dismiss her.
A very sad read in many ways. It does seem that Lee was a decent officer and it is a shame her career has come to and end in this way.
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2023.06.07 19:48 shade_shifter21 School List Help and Advice
Hello! So I’m really trying to move out of state for med school to somewhere in the New England area, but I’d like a bit of help narrowing down a school list to under 20 schools with a good fit.
GPA: 4.0 state school
ORM, one gap year (will be employed as an EMT soon but not in time to go on primary apps) Research:
- 900 hrs, 3 poster presentations, 2 mid-author pubs in progress but not published yet Non-clinical volunteering:
- 250 hrs on the board of a non-profit - 20 hrs (so far) at a food bank - 60 hrs college department ambassador Clinical volunteering:
- 150 hrs clinical research - 100 hrs vaccine distribution site Shadowing:
- 50 hrs across 3 specialties Extracurriculars:
- 2000 hrs of marching band and other music ensembles
Current schools on my list, in a vague order of stat range (my apologies that I know none of the acronyms):
Slightly above my stat range:
- Johns Hopkins
- NYU Grossman
- Washington St Louis
- Weill Cornell
Around my stat range:
- 1 State School
- University of Virginia
- Ohio State
- Boston University
- New York MC
Slightly below my stat range:
- 1 State School
- University of Vermont
- Penn State
- Virginia Commonwealth
- Eastern Virginia
- Virginia Tech Carilion
- Sidney Kimmel Thomas Jefferson
- George Washington
- Wayne State
- WMichigan Stryker
I’m trying to only need Casper, but otherwise am open to adding or removing schools as suggested. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
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2023.06.07 17:56 uggsandstarbux Defending the Draft 2023: Minnesota Vikings
2022 was a dangerous year to be a Vikings fan, especially if you have a pre-existing heart condition. While a season of 13 wins -- tied for the most since 1998 -- may seem like the team is in a position to make a Superbowl push, the actual quality of the team is a lot more... well, mediocre.
The 2022 Vikings ranked 19th in offensive EPA per play, 25th in defensive EPA per play, 27th in Overall DVOA, and 15th in Pythagorean Wins (with 8.4 expected wins). Kevin O'Connell always preached the performance of the team in priority situations. The team finished 12th in 3rd down conversion rate and 8th in red zone conversion rate. And the team led the league -- by far -- in the number of 4th quarter comebacks and game winning drives. When it was time to put up or shut up, the team put up hard. Except for in the playoffs.
All of that made the future of the Vikings tough to read. But Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and the rest of the front office told us what they thought of the team with their free agency moves. In a league where teams are trading the farm for Hall of Fame QBs and giving $20M/Year deals to nose tackles and guards, the Vikings' big free agent splash were a one year deal on an injury-prone DE and a good-not-great corner that doesn't even crack the top 20 highest AAVs at the position. Concurrently, the team parted ways with half of the team's 2022 captains to try to get under the cap. All of this while the team is not done with transactions -- Dalvin Cook still presents as a cut candidate due to his age and contract structure. Notable Departures:
- WR Adam Thielen ($6.4 Saved / $13.5 Dead)
- LB Eric Kendricks ($9.5 Saved / $1.93 Dead)
- CB Patrick Peterson (Unrestricted Free Agent)
- DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Unrestricted Free Agent)
- EDGE Za'Darius Smith (Post-draft trade)
Other Notable Transactions:
- CB Byron Murphy (2Y / $17.5TOT / $8.1GTD)
- EDGE Marcus Davenport (1Y / $13TOT / $10GTD)
- TE Josh Oliver (3Y / $21TOT / $8.2GTD)
- DT Dean Lowry (2Y / $8.5TOT / $4.2GTD)
- Re-Signed C Garrett Bradbury (3Y / $15.75TOT / $5.15GTD)
- Re-Signed RB Alexander Mattison (2Y / $7TOT / $6.35GTD)
- Re-Signed FB CJ Ham (3Y / $5.6TOT / $3.3GTD)
- Re-Signed All-Pro LS Andrew DePaola (3Y / $4.025TOT / $1.515GTD)
The other major change that influenced how the team addresses the draft was the shift from Ed Donatell's Cover 2 shell defense to Brian Flores's aggressive man defense. Compared to the 2022 Vikings, Flores's 2021 Dolphins blitzed over twice as often and played with light boxes at roughly half the rate. On top of the front seven, one of the biggest changes in scheme is the Cover 2 alignment, which Donatell employed on nearly half of all defensive snaps compared to just 12% for Flores's 2021 Miami team. With one crop of rookies and free agents brought in to play in a Fangio style scheme, the defense would have to undergo a massive shift to succeed in a scheme that can only be described as the complete opposite of what was run in 2022. Cornerback
- Arguably the Vikings' biggest need, the team was without a true CB1. Byron Murphy comes aboard as the most experienced player. Pegged a slot-only player through his first three years, Murphy spent most of his time in 2022 outside and had a career year. After that, the team looked to rely on improvements from their 2022 draft class with Andrew Booth and Akayleb Evans, two players that combined for fewer than 300 defensive snaps last season primarily due to injury. You can see how KAM and crew, confident in their scouting ability, are betting on health to affect the secondary for the better. But taking another bet on a young player is a smart move at a position where depth is always a good thing. Interior Defensive Line
- The loss of Dalvin Tomlinson -- who played 551 snaps last year and compiled 14 pressures -- leaves issues next to Harrison Phillips. Jonathan Bullard was third on the IDL with 319 snaps last season and returns on a one year deal. Tonga and Lynch had some flashes, and the team brought in Lowry. The rotation (optimistically) can get to competent. But finding a true winner on the inside of the line was viewed by many as a priority. Wide Receiver
- The Vikings starting personnel at WR heading in to the draft was Justin Jefferson (stud), KJ Osborn (decent), and... Jalen Nailor? Brandon Powell? Oh dear Lord don't tell me it's Jalen Reagor. The loss of Adam Thielen was expected, but nevertheless leaves a gaping hole next to JJ and KJ in the lineup. Keenan McCardell is arguably the best WR coach in the league, and playing with Jefferson would give one-on-one opportunities for any receiver. But having somebody that can actually win those one-on-ones remains a question. Inside Linebacker
- Eric Kendricks's jersey change marks the true end of an era at LB. Kendricks struggled in Donatell's scheme last season, as did most players. But he was a longtime leader on the defense and a valued community member. Jordan Hicks, Brian Asamoah, and Troy Reeder sit atop the depth chart. Hicks can be solid and Asamoah had flashes, but counting on this group as every down players is a risk to say the least. Offensive Guard
- Ed Ingram was one of the worst starting guards in the league last season. But he's a rookie. Maybe he gets better in year 2. Maybe he stays terrible. Even if you're optimistic there, Ezra Cleveland is entering a contract year at left guard. Adding interior offensive line depth is always smart. Quarterback
- This offseason, reports surfaced that the team and QB Kirk Cousins could not finalize a contract extension. That means for the first time in his Vikings tenure, Cousins is entering a contract year. Cousins has been an above average QB during his time in Minnesota. Last year saw him finish 4th in yards, but he was painfully mediocre at efficiency stats like TD percent (17th), ANY/A (18th), and ADOT (20th). Entering his age-35 season, it would be wise to look for a successor even if the team plans on retaining Cousins past 2023.
*Indicates measure is taken from Pro Day 1.23 WR Jordan Addison, USC Profile: Jr 5'11 173lbs 31.5 Arm\
8.75 Hand 75.125 Wing* 4.49 40 1.57 10 34 VJ 10'2 BJ 4.19 SS* 7.05 3c 5.95 RAS* 2022 Stats: 11 Gm 59 Rec 875 Yds 8 TD 2 Drops Steve Smith Sr
: "Addison has one of the highest ceilings among WRs in this draft due to his blend of route running chops and his all around athleticism. He is a three level route runner: intermediate, deep, and short... The way he can get in and out of his breaks is so natural. He uses leverage. And he manipulates the DB consistently"
Addison -- a Biletnikoff Award winner during his Pitt days -- is one of the highest floor players in the class. He is a route running technician with proven dominance playing inside and outside. He had more than 3 yards per route run in two different offenses. He understands how to marry his athleticism and quickness with the breaks in his routes. He finds the DB's blind spot and forces them to lose. Addison is a bit on the small side, but not abnormally so given this draft class. He does have some concerns with his hands -- his drop rates as a freshman and sophomore were 14% and 10%, respectively -- but he showed improvement in this as a junior.
The need here is clear. As mentioned earlier, the WR depth past JJ and KJ is abysmal. Even with Thielen and Osborn on the roster in 2022, the Vikings needed juice in the WR room. The 2022 Vikings had one top 5 WR in yards per route run (Jefferson). There was no other receiver in the top 100. Teams were not worried about Thielen or Osborn. Teams could put two or three defenders on Jefferson without any fear of what anyone else might do to their defense. Hockenson fixed this a bit down the stretch, but an outside playmaker was still needed.
The real question here is why the team opted not to go for CB Joey Porter Jr, who filled what many considered to be the team's biggest need and was a higher ranked prospect for Lance Zierlein, PFF, Danny Kelly, Matt Miller, and Dane Brugler. The answer here -- if I can take a guess and stretch my logic a bit -- is that the need at WR2 was greater than the need at CB. Patrick Peterson was the biggest loss in the secondary, and the team brought in Byron Murphy to try to fill that role. On offense, Minnesota had not brought in a replacement for Adam Thielen. The depth chart past Jefferson and Osborn was filled with bodies that might not make a 53-man roster on a lot of teams. Trade: SF gives 3.87 to MIN for 3.102, 5.164, 7.222
| ||Jimmy Johnson ||Rich Hill ||Fitzgerald-Spielberger ||Harvard |
|Total give ||155 ||48 ||737 ||115 |
|Total get ||117.7 ||45 ||1334 ||197 |
|Absolute Diff ||-37.3 ||-3 ||+597 ||+82 |
|Percent Diff ||-24% ||-6% ||+81% ||+71% |
The biggest thing to consider when evaluating this trade is that the Vikings came into the draft with 5 picks, only two of which were in the top 100. In my biased opinion, this was a home run trade, even if the traditional charts disagree. To take three swings at the bat instead of one is a humble and wise strategy, especially for a team with limited draft capital. The move looks even better in hindsight because there were no CBs taken between 87 and 102. 3.102 CB Mekhi Blackmon, USC Profile: 6Sr 5'11" 178lbs 31" Arm 9.25" Hand 74.625" Wing 4.47 40 1.47 10 36 VJ 10'5" BJ 11 Bench 7.44 RAS 2022 Stats: 14 Gm 66 TKL 2 TFL 1 FF 15 PD 3 INT
Brett Kollman: "Feisty, physical press corner who definitely has to play more under control in the NFL to avoid flags, but he has all the competitiveness you want to see from a potential CB1 at the next level. Never backs down from anyone. Has easy gas to stay in control of a route from top down, even against true burners. Legit 4.4 speed and gets up to it quickly. Outstanding ball production... Held up extremely well despite being targeted often. Battle tested, aggressive, and confident... Very similar to Desmond Trufant."
An unrecruited high school positionless player out of high school that signed with JuCo San Mateo, Blackmon followed up four seasons at Colorado with a breakout 2022 campaign as one of the best defenders on the USC defense. The Trojans played a man-heavy scheme, which let Blackmon shine. He has great anticipation and instincts. His production this year says as much. He plays bigger than his size, and he has inside-outside versatility. He will have to clean up some of his physicality to avoid flags at the next level. He will also have to refine his technique to stay with the more complex routes he'll see. But he is a strong culture and scheme fit for what Brian Flores is bringing to the defense.
The need at CB was obvious even before hiring Flores. The Vikings ranked 31st in passing yards allowed, 26th in Passing DVOA, and 24th in EPA allowed per pass attempt. Bringing in Byron Murphy helps. So do the healthy returns of Booth and Evans. But Murphy has not yet shown that he can be a consistently great player (or at least not markedly better than what we got out of Patrick Peterson last year). And Booth and Evans are unproven. Blackmon -- taken with the last pick on Day 2 -- is not expected to come in and be Jalen Ramsey or Sauce Gardner. But in a shift to a more aggressive man-coverage defense with a thin CB room, Blackmon is an upside player that will have every chance to take a starting spot on a porous defense. Trade: MIN gives 4.119 to KC for 4.134, 2024 5th\
| ||Jimmy Johnson ||Rich Hill ||Fitzgerald-Spielberger ||Harvard |
|Total give ||56 ||24 ||578 ||88 |
|Total get ||58.4 ||24 ||898 ||133 |
|Absolute Diff ||+2.4 ||0 ||+320 ||+45 |
|Percent Diff ||+4% ||0% ||+36% ||+34% |
On top of entering the weekend with a mere 5 draft picks in the current year, the Vikings also entered with a mere 5 draft picks in the 2024 class (3rd rounder traded for Hockenson, 5th rounder traded for Reagor). Dropping 15 picks in a relatively flat part of the draft while adding a mid-Day 3 pick is good business given this team's lack of capital.
*Here we assume a future pick in round n
is valued at the middle pick of round n+1
, not accounting for compensatory picks. In this case, a 2024 5th is equated to pick 176. 4.134 S Jay Ward, LSU Profile: Sr 6'0.5" 188lbs 32.5" Arm 8.25" Hand 76.875" Wing 4.55 40 1.54 10 34.5 VJ 11' BJ 4.35 Shuttle\
7.31 3c 16 Bench 6.70 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 60 TKL 2.5 TFL 5 PD 1 INT 2 FR TD
Nate Tice: "A ton of fun. I just like this fit because of Brian Flores's defense. Just picture all of those mixture guys that the Patriots have used over the years... Jay Ward can be that"
A three year starter with reps at safety, slot, and outside CB, Ward is one of the most versatile players in the class. He possesses excellent length and movement skills. His experience at CB make him a fluid player in coverage. In the run game, Ward's size is a concern. His 188lbs Combine weight puts him in just the second percentile for safeties. This translates to issues with taking on blocks. He is a very aggressive player, beelining to the ball as soon as it's out. But his size coupled with his impatient playstyle lead to a lot of missed tackles. He was also flagged seven times last season.
In his final season in Miami, Flores was extremely creative with how he employed his safeties. Jevon Holland had the 2nd most blitzes in the league at the position. The number 1 player? His teammate Brandon Jones. With the defense taking on Flores's amoeba identity, an aggressive player with experience at multiple positions has the potential to find a role early on. The defense will look to utilize him similar to how Jevon Holland was used as a rookie. And with Harrison Smith well into the twilight of his career, Ward is a timely pick as the team attempts to thread the needle in their competitive rebuild. Trade: MIN gives 5.158, 6.211 to IND for 5.141
| ||Jimmy Johnson ||Rich Hill ||Fitzgerald-Spielberger ||Harvard |
|Total give ||32.4 ||13 ||722 ||103 |
|Total get ||36 ||15 ||492 ||74 |
|Absolute Diff ||+4 ||+2 ||-230 ||-29 |
|Percent Diff ||+10% ||+13% ||-47% ||-39% |
It's a bit strange to see Adofo-Mensah move away from the analytics charts in favor of the traditional ones, but the value swap here is not absurd. The real question with this trade will be if Roy ends up being a true contributor. 5.141 NT Jaquelin Roy, LSU Profile: Jr 6'3" 305lbs 32.75" Arm 10.125" Hand 78.125" Wing 5.13 40\
1.82 10* 26" VJ* 8'5" BJ* 5.00 Shuttle 8.01 3c 30 Bench 3.72 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 49 TKL 3.5 TFL 0.5 SCK
Lance Zierlein: " The more you watch, the more you like the way Roy plays the game... Despite limited starting experience at LSU, he already displays signs of a rush plan and the athletic talent to execute it. Roy is an ascending talent with the potential to become a quality starter. "
After a 30 tackle, 1.5 sack campaign as a rotational player in 2021, Roy shifted from a penetrating 3T position to more of a traditional nose tackle under new HC Brian Kelly. This transition let Roy shine as a run stuffer. He eats space and is incredibly tough to move from his spot. He averaged almost 52 snaps a game in 2022 and his motor never let up. He has some work to do if he wants to be a three down player, particularly as a pass rusher. His bend and balance in this front are especially lacking.
The Vikings' front office seems to be a lot more comfortable with the current IDL room than I am. Harrison Phillips is a plus starter. Past that, the roster is filled with unproven youth or proven subpar players. As a 5th round pick, Roy has an uphill battle to separate himself from that group. But he's a good lottery ticket at this price. His positional versatility ensures that the defense can simply put their best players on the field. 5.164 QB Jaren Hall, BYU Profile: RSr 6'0" 207lbs 39.75" Arm 9.5" Hand 71.875" Wing 4.63 40\
1.59 10* 4.19 Shuttle* 7.06 3c* 7.96 RAS* 2022 Stats: 12 Gm 248 Comp 376 Att 66% Comp 3171 Yds 31 TD 6 INT 86 Rush 789 Rush Yds 9 RUsh TD
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah: "We added a really talented player that has a ton of upside... The ability to make decisions, throw the football accuracy, deal with conflict when it comes his way, and sometimes try to make a play outside the framework of the playcall. He does all those things at a really great level... That's an outstanding young man. I'd like to see him lead my team or any organization I'm a part of."
Despite being the third oldest prospect in the QB class, Hall only has 24 starts under his belt due to two years on religious mission and one year with a hip injury. But when Hall took over for Zach Wilson in 2021, he hit the ground running. BYU went 10-3 in that first year with Hall compiling a 4:1 TD:INT ratio. He is a two time team captain, and all reports of his character are off the charts.
Hall is a poised pocket passer capable of extending plays and picking up yardage on the ground. He was only sacked 12 times in 2022, which is a testament to both BYU's offensive line and Hall's ability to create under pressure. There are conflicting opinions on Hall's upside and arm strength, with Lance Zierlein calling his arm "unimpressive" while Kyle Crabbs claiming that hall has a "live arm with the ability to throw with juice off platform". Where there was near-universal agreement was in his understanding of the scheme, as Hall operated BYU's RPO-heavy offense like a machine. He has a clean release and quickly gets into a rhythm. His largest universal concerns are his age (he turned 25 in March) and his injury history (missed 20 games in the last 4 years). He also has ball security issues with 13 fumbles over his career.
I expected the Vikings to draft a QB in this class. The only question was if it would have been via a trade up on Day 1 or a flyer on Day 3 (or a falling Will Levis). With his age, size, and injury history, there are plenty of questions about what Hall can be. He will have a year in practice to put together his audition tape to be Kirk Cousins's replacement -- it's certainly a viable path for this team to take a RiddeHowell/Mills-esque year to evaluate Hall while they continue retooling the defense. But the more likely path is that Hall becomes a long-term backup for the team. Cousins has been the model of health, but that doesn't mean that QB2 is an unimportant position. Sean Mannion, Kellen Mond, and Nick Mullens have manned that position to various degrees over the past few years. None has shown that they can be a competent plug-in player if needed. There is some hope that Hall -- who operated the BYU offense with a mechanic efficiency -- can be that player. 7.222 RB DeWayne McBride, UAB Profile: Jr 5'10" 209lbs 30.625" Arms 9.5" Hands 73.125" Wing 20 Bench\
* 2022 Stats: 11 Gm 233 Att 1713 Yds 19 TD 7.4 Y/A 2 Rec 10 Rec Yds
Dane Brugler: "Overall, McBride is unproven as a pass catcher and blocker, which might restrict his NFL role, but his contact balance, vision and lateral agility are among the best this running back draft class has to offer"
In an era of advanced metrics and Combine showmanship, perhaps the trait that has gone underappreciated more than any other in RB scouting is balance. McBride may have the best balance in the entire RB class outside of Bijan Robinson. He comes from a heavy outside zone scheme at UAB, where he led the FBS in yards per game and set school records for single-game and single-season rushing. McBride absorbs contact like a sponge. His short area burst is strong, and he makes defenders miss with power and finesse. McBride has ideal size and toughness. His concerns are simple. He was not utilized as a receiver in college, and he had more career fumbles than catches in that time. McBride profiles as a two-down player at the next level. Although Adofo-Mensah has voiced his belief that McBride's passing game usage was a product of scheme rather than ability, McBride still has to prove that he is more than just a short yardage runner in the NFL.
After spending a pick in back to back years on RB and re-signing Mattison to a modest contract, RB was a bit of an unexpected pick for this regime. Dalvin Cook still seems to be movable (a likely cut candidate at this point), which would make this pick more logical. Chandler struggled with injuries as a rookie, but both he and Nwangwu profile more as speedy scatbacks than true between-the-tackle runners like Mattison. Even Mattison has never been a true three-down back. McBride plays much more similarly to Mattison than the other backs on the team. He will try to carve out a role behind him as the future thunder to the lightning provided by Chandler and Nwangwu.
UDFA FB Zach Ojile, Minnesota Duluth Profile: 6Sr 6'0" 241lbs 31.5" Arms 8.5" Hands 75.5" Wing 4.78 40\
1.79 10* 31" VJ* 9'1" BJ* 4.40 Shuttle* 31 Bench* 4.15 RAS* 2022 Stats: 11 Gm 12 Rush 53 Rush Yds 3 Rush TD 25 Rec 289 Rec Yds 5 Rec TD
A Twin Cities native, Ojile was a late addition to the roster, joining after a May rookie minicamp tryout. Ojile played LB, QB, FS, and RB in high school but found a role as an H-Back at UMD. He served as a team captain the past two seasons and finishes his collegiate career with over 1100 total yards and 24 total TDs. He was an All-Conference player for the DII NSIC Bulldogs. Whether Ojile participates at FB or TE, he'll need to prove his versatility to beat out the veterans on the depth chart. Working in his favor is Kevin O'Connell's shift to a more base-heavy offense in 2023. WR Cephus Johnson, Southeastern Louisiana Profile: 6Sr 6'4" 223lbs 33.25" Arm\
8.5" Hand* 78.625" WIng* 4.57 40* 1.59 10* 36.5" VJ* 10'1" BJ* 4.39 Shuttle* 7.25 3c* 18 Bench* 9.48 RAS* 2022 Stats: 11 Gm 184 Pass Att 65% Comp 1354 Pass Yds 10 Pass TD 5 INT 89 Rush 488 Rush Yds 5 Rush TD
Johnson is making the fulltime switch from QB to WR as he attempts to latch on to an NFL practice squad. He earned the starting role for South Alabama as a redshirt junior before transferring to SE Louisiana, where he took some snaps at WR in spring games. Johnson's stats were unimpressive as a starting QB, notching just 1354 yards and a 2:1 TD:INT ratio in 11 starts. He has good size and instincts as a runner, but he has basically no experience playing WR. WR Lucky Jackson, W Kentucky / XFL DC Defenders Profile: RSr 6'0" 179lbs 9.624" Hand\
32.25" Arm* 75.875" Wing** 2023 Stats: 10 Gm 36 Rec 572 Yds 5 TD 1 Fmb
Jackson last put on a college uniform before the pandemic for Western Kentucky, where his 2019 season saw him put up over 1100 yards on 94 receptions. Following his college days, Jackson spent time in the CFL and the Spring League before joining the XFL's DC Defenders and becoming an All-XFL receiver. WR Malik Knowles, Kansas St Profile: RSr 6'2" 196lbs 32.25" Arm 8.75" Hand 77.625" Wing 2022 Stats: 14 Gm 48 Rec 725 YDs 2 TD 8 Rush 164 Rush Yds 3 Rush TD 23 KR 592 KR Yds
Knowles is a vertical threat with good size and length. He offers value as a kick returner and leaves Kansas State with a top 5 rank in all-purpose yards. Knowles is an undeveloped route runner that struggles with quick change-of-direction. He also has trouble with press coverage. He'll need to prove his value on special teams, where he has plenty of collegiate experience as a kick returner. WR Grant Maag, North Dakota Profile: 5Sr 6'4" 206lbs 9.25" Hand\
31.875" Arm* 77.625" Wing* 4.49 40YD* 1.60 10YS* 40.5" VJ* 10'5" BJ* 4.34 Shuttle* 6.90 3c* 8.50 RAS* 2022 Stats: 12 Gm 41 Rec 540 Yds 5 TDs
Maag was brought in following the announcement of Ben Ellefson's retirement. He is an Inver Grove Heights native and a graduate of St Croix Lutheran in St Paul. He leaves North Dakota with over 2000 yards over his five years and served as a team captain the past two seasons. His size gives him an advantage with a shorter WR group ahead of him, but Maag is a far cry from a roster lock. WR Thayer Thomas, NC State Profile: 6Sr 6'0" 198lbs 9" Hand\
30.125" Arm* 73.5" Wing 4.56 40* 1.63 10* 37" VJ* 10' BJ* 4.03 Shuttle* 6.93 3c* 15 Bench* 7.85 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 57 Rec 642 Yds 4 TDs 2 Rush Att 44 Rush Yds 1 Rush TD 17 PR 128 PR Yds
A multisport athlete that was drafted by the Red Sox in 2019, Thomas walked onto the Wolfpack football team and got onto the field any way he could. In 2018, he saw work as a receiver, punt returner, and passer. Thomas has good hands (a career drop rate of 4%) and a high work ethic, but he is an undeveloped route runner that struggles to create much after the catch. He will need to prove his worth on special teams if he wants to make the roster. TE Ben Sims, Baylor Profile: RSr 6'4" 250lbs 33.125" Arm\
9.5" Hand* 80.125" Wing* 4.58 40YD* 1.56 10YS 36" Vert* 10'2" Broad* 4.41 Shuttle* 7.46 3c* 15 Bench* 8.40 RAS* 2022 Stats: 12 Gm 31 Rec 255 Yds 3 TDs 2 Drops 1 Rush TD
Sims projects as a blocking tight end with limited ability as a receiver. He's a patient run blocker with good balance and toughness, but he is still cleaning up some technique. He isn't a creator with the ball in his hands and his tape fails to demonstrate the explosiveness that his testing suggests. OL Alan Ali, TCU Profile: RSr 6'4" 301lbs 32.875" Arm 9.5" Hand 77.625" Wing 5.23 40\
1.89 10* 26.5" VJ 8'5" BJ* 4.91 Shuttle* 7.94 3c* 3.80 RAS*
A 5 year starter for TCU and SMU, Ali is a fundamentally sound center prospect with good body control and core strength. He has experience playing at all 5 OL positions but spent most of the past 4 years at center. His lack of athleticism and length are likely the reason he went undrafted. OT Jacky Chen, Pace Profile: RSr 6'5 1/4" 299lbs 10" Hand\
34.5" Arm* 80.75" Wing* 5.41 40* 1.81 10* 29" VJ* 8'10" BJ* 4.74 Shuttle* 7.90 3c* 24 Bench* 5.39 RAS*
It's hard to find very much information on an undrafted lineman from a DII school whose toughest opponent was the University of New Haven. Chen is an OT prospect that is viewed as a ball of clay. Chen's 40 yard dash and 3 cone were underwhelming to say the least, but he was an above average tester in burst and explosiveness drills. That combined with his length make him an interesting project. EDGE Andre Carter II, Army Profile: Sr 6'6.5" 256lbs 9.375" Hand 33.275" Arm 81 Wing 4.91 40\
1.65 10* 30" VJ 9'1" BJ 4.36 Shuttle 6.97 3c* 11 Bench 6.29 RAS* 2022 Stats: 10 Gm 41 TKL 7 TFL 3.5 SCK 2 PD
The highest profile UDFA signing of the class, Carter was getting 1st round buzz this time last year
. At that time, Carter was coming off an 18.5 TFL / 15.5 sack season. However, Carter struggled to repeat his production as a senior, notching just 3.5 sacks. Carter finished out the draft cycle with lackluster testing, failing to run under a 4.90 in the 40 yard dash and weighing in at a mere 256 lbs -- a big concern given his 81 inch wingspan and towering stature. Carter has a ton of upside, but he doesn't have the frame to be a real NFL player right now. After 4 years training to be an officer in the US Army, he will need at least one season (maybe more) in an NFL weight room where he can focus on building muscle mass. He'll look to follow the mold of fellow Army player Alejandro Villanueva, who added 43 lbs to his 277 lbs frame entering the league before becoming a 7-year starter. Luckily, he joined the team with one of the best training facilities in the league. EDGE Junior Aho, SMU Profile: 6'2" 260lbs 9" Hand 33.875" Arm 79.875" Wing 4.58 40\
1.66 10* 33.5" VJ* 10'3" BJ* 4.90 Shuttle* 7.38 3c* 9.38 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 23 TKL 2 TFL 2 SCK 1 FF
Quite simply, Aho is an athletic freak that should find his way onto the team thanks to the International Player Pathway roster spot. He takes pride in his speed and athleticism, but he also understands the limitations to his game. Aho was a solid rotational player for SMU. He will look to follow in the footsteps of other International Pathway players like Efe Obada and Jordan Mailata. DT Calvin Avery, Illinois Profile: RSr 6'1" 343 lbs 10" Hand\
32.5" Arm 81.87" Wing 5.37 40* 1.84 10* 30.5" VJ* 8'5" BJ* 8.01 3c* 31 Bench* 3.12 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 23 TKL 2 TFL 1 PD
Avery is a former four star recruit out of Texas, earning snaps in 12 games as a true freshman. He started 12 games in 2022, primarily at nose tackle. He has a wide, large frame that makes him hard to move. However, he is an underwhelming athlete to say the least, and his statistical production is nearly non-existent. LB Abraham Beauplan, Marshall Profile: RSr 5'11" 241 lbs 9.25" Hand 31.75" Arm 77 1/4" Wing 4.62 Shuttle 35.5" VJ 9'9" BJ 7.33 3c 22 Bench 4.52 RAS 2022 Stats: 12 Gm 66 TKL 6.5 TFL 1 SCK 3 PD
Beauplan started the draft process by making an appearance on Bruce Feldman's Freaks List, reportedly squatting as much as 565 lbs and benching as much as 285. The few reports that exist on Beauplan suggest he's an urgent, downhill run defender that will look to carve out a role on special teams early on. LB Wilson Huber, Cincinnati Profile: 6Sr 6'4" 241lbs 9.75" Hand 32.375" Arm\
80" Wing* 4.70 40* 1.66 10* 35" VJ* 10'4" BJ* 4.45 Shuttle* 6.91 3c* 18 Bench* 8.34 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 54 TKL 6.5 TFL 1 SCK 1 PD
A 3 star recruit out of Indiana, Huber started his career at Cincinnati as a TE. He played a hybrid role in his first 2 non-redshirt seasons, earning snaps on offense, defense, and special teams. He made a full role switch to the defensive side of the ball in 2020 and eventually earned the team captain moniker in 2022. Huber had some solid testing despite profiling as more of a thumper. LB Ivan Pace Jr, Cincinnati Profile: Sr 5'10.5" 231lbs 30.25" Arm 9.5" Hand 72" Wing 4.59 40\
1.70 10* 35" VJ 9'8" BJ* 4.40 Shuttle * 7.18 3c* 22 Bench* 5.71 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 137 TKL 21.5 TFL 10 SCK 3 FF 4 PD
Ranked the 11th best LB for Daniel Jeremiah, 9th for Dane Brugler, and 7th for PFF, many thought Pace could have gone as early as Round 3. Pace was a one year starter for the Bearcats after transferring from Miami (Ohio), and he hit the ground running. He led the AAC in tackles and TFLs. He is a smaller player (although not abnormally so in today's game) that plays with his hair on fire. He gives tremendous effort on every play and is always around the ball. Pace is a super tough player that loves to tackle. His size is a concern; he gets washed out of plays too easily. He is also lacking in coverage skills, struggling to stay connected in man coverage. Still, it's incredible that Pace went undrafted. He's an easy special teams projection as a rookie with the upside to be put in position to win under Flores. CB CJ Coldon, Oklahoma Profile: 6Sr 5'10" 186lbs\
8.375" Hand* 31.125" Arm* 75.125" Wing* 4.60 40* 1.58 10* 37 1/2" VJ* 10'5" BJ* 4.24 Shuttle* 7.31 3c* 3.92 RAS* 2022 Stats: 12 Gm 42 TKL 2 TFL 4 INT 6 PBU
Coldon is an instinctual football player that relies on his feel to create ball production. He spent 5 years at Wyoming before transferring to Oklahoma and leading the team in INTs and PBUs. In zone, Coldon watches the QB and looks for the right cue to understand when and where the ball is headed. CB NaJee Thompson, Georgia Southern Profile: 5'10" 200lbs 9.125" Hand 32.75" Arm 76.625" Wing 4.57 40\
1.63 10* 32" VJ* 9'8" BJ* 4.56 Shuttle* 7.40 3c* 13 Bench* 1.59 RAS* 2022 Stats: 13 Gm 37 TKL 1 TFL 11 PD 1 INT
Thompson's love for the game is undeniable. After struggling to latch onto the Georgia Southern WR room, Thompson approached his head coach asking to be exclusively a special teams player. He relishes being a gunner on punts. He eventually got moved to CB in 2021, logging 557 snaps at the position in 2022. He's undeveloped at the position, but his special teams prowess gives him a good shot at the roster. CB Jaylin Williams, Indiana Profile: RSr 5'9" 184lbs 9.125" Hand 29.875" Arm 71.75" Wing 4.43 40\
1.58 10* 34.5" BJ* 9'11" BJ* 4.20 Shuttle* 7.01 3c* 13 Bench* 5.54 RAS* 2022 Stats: 10 Gm 40 TKL 2.5 TFL 7 PD 1 FR 1 BLK
A longtime role player for the Hoosiers before becoming a fulltime starter in 2019, Williams's 6 career INTs were the most amongst active players on the team last season. He earned second team All-Confernece honors in 2020 and was an honorable mention in 2021. K Jack Podlesny, Georgia Profile: RSr 6'0" 195lbs 29.25" Arms 9" Hands 74.75" Wing 2022 Stats: 31 Att 26 Made 50 Long 109 Kickoff 72 Touchbacks 74 PAT Att 73 PAT Made
Ranked as Dane Brugler's 4th kicker and Lance Zierlein's 3rd kicker, Podlesny enters Vikings camp following a career that saw him walk on to Georgia's football team and finish with an 82% hit rate. He hit all but one extra point last season for the national champion Bulldogs. A concern with Podlesny is his leg strength. His accuracy beyond 40 yards falls to just 54%. His clutchness may also come into question as he missed two kicks in the national championship semifinals against Ohio State.
Projected Depth Chart
Pos (Projected 2023 Rostered Count / 2022 Rostered Count): Starter
QB (2/2): Kirk Cousins
, Jaren Hall,
RB (4/4): Alexander Mattison
, Kene Nwangwu, Ty Chandler, DeWayne McBride,
FB (1/1): CJ Ham
WR (5/5): Justin Jefferson
, KJ Osborn
, Jordan Addison
, Jalen Nailor, Brandon Powell,
TE (3/3): TJ Hockenson
, Josh Oliver, Johnny Mundt,
OL (9/10): Christian Darrisaw
, Ezra Cleveland
, Garrett Bradbury
, Ed Ingram
, Brian O'Neill
, Chris Reed, Austin Schlottman, Oli Udoh, Blake Brandel,
DT (7/6): Harrison Phillips
, Dean Lowry
, Jonathan Bullard
, James Lynch, Esezi Otomewo, Jaquelin Roy, Khyiris Tonga,
EDGE (4/5): Danielle Hunter
, Marcus Davenport
, Pat Jones II, DJ Wonnum,
Andre Carter II
ILB (4/4): Jordan Hicks
, Brian Asamoah
, Troy Reeder, Ivan Pace Jr,
CB (5/6): Byron Murphy
, Andrew Booth
, Akayleb Evans
, Mekhi Blakmon, Joejuan Williams,
S (5/4): Harrison Smith
, Lewis Cine
, Jay Ward, Josh Metellus, Camryn Bynum,
K (1/1): Greg Joseph
P (1/1): Ryan Wright
LS (1/1): Andrew DePaola
KR: Kene Nwangwu
PR: Brandon Powell
2024 Needs Starters Needed:
QB, OG, EDGE, DT -- Whether due to expiring contracts (Cousins, Cleveland, Davenport, Hunter) or overall suckitude (Ingram, Lowry), we need to find new starters at this positions in 2024. Could we go on with average-level free agents? Maybe. Should we? Maybe not. We'll see how the group plays:
CB, LB, RB -- These are positions where the front office is counting on young players (Booth, Evans, Asamoah) to fill the roles of departed starters. If those players take that step up, these positions drop on the needs list. Otherwise, we're in for a rough season. Depth needed:
WR -- The depth after Jefferson, Osborn, and Addison is not great. And Osborn is entering a contract year. Unless Keenan McCardell works some magic with Jalen Nailor or Trishton Jackson or Thayer Thomas, this should be a position we add to next year.
Final Thoughts Versatility.
When we look at this Vikings draft class, that's the first word that comes to mind, and it comes in big bold letters. Addison has inside-outside versatility. So does Mekhi Blackmon. Jay Ward is the most versatile of the group, capable of playing every DB position plus some spot snaps at LB. Roy has been productive everywhere from 0T to 4i. And the team has talked about how much they believe McBride can contribute as a pass catcher on top of his bruiser mindset as a between-the-tackles runner.
On offense, this shift seems to stem from a philosophical change following the TJ Hockenson acquisition last year. O'Connell's unit went from trying to copy-paste Sean McVay's outside zone scheme (largely a 3WR offense) to Kyle Shanahan's outside zone scheme (largely a TE-FB offense). And in that mold, O'Connell was looking for players he could use to create the illusion of complexity. That is, how can we employ versatile players to present defenses the threat of multiplicity?
On defense, the answer is a lot simpler. By bringing over Brian Flores, the team is hoping for a jolt in tenacity and an overall move to a hybrid amoeba scheme. You can look historically at how Bill Belichick has utilized flexibility in his defenses to maximize his gameplan for whatever offensive scheme is next on the menu. You can look at players on the line of scrimmage that have experience in both 43 and 34 schemes (Hunter, Phillips, Lynch, Bullard). And in the secondary, look no further than the selection of Jay Ward as an attempt to clone players like Jevon Holland and Kyle Dugger.
As Adofo-Mensah has repeatedly said, he approaches his job with humility. He listens to those around him and he finds the point where stories marry data to make informed decisions. And in O'Connell, he found someone who shares that mentality. With the emphasis on versatility, that mindset can now be applied on a weekly (and play-by-play) basis to opponents. We'll see how successful that strategy is as the team continues to straddle the line between competitive and rebuilder, but there is certainly an energy around the fanbase with the continued success of the offense and the addition of Brian Flores.
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