Night_King

March 30th, 2017 at 6:17 PM ^

Yeah I honestly don't know if Kemp changed or they are just letting them battle it out and then whoever is ahead in the depth chart will stick to #2 and the other guy will switch.

Happened last year with a number of guys that wanted #1 I believe. 

JonnyHintz

March 31st, 2017 at 3:01 AM ^

Kemp was listed at 6'3" 255 as a recruit and on the roster last year.

Jeter by comparison was listed at 6'5" 250 as a recruit.

There's really not much size difference between the two. Definitely not enough to say he "got way bigger," to look like a guy that was the same size already

panthera leo fututio

March 31st, 2017 at 12:14 PM ^

Did you watch all the clips in the mlive article? Kemp looks way bigger/stronger at the point of attack -- the couple of appearances Jeter makes, he's getting blown back, while Kemp is doing the opposite. Part of this is almost definitely better technique on Kemp's part, but he also looks way bigger. So the fact that he and Jeter were about the same size as recruits implies that Kemp has indeed put on a lot of muscle in the last year.

JonnyHintz

March 31st, 2017 at 1:46 PM ^

Wrong.

They said they thought it was Jeter. But then said it may have been Kemp, and if it is then Kemp must have gotten way bigger. Which makes zero sense because the two are the same size anyway.

It wasn't a strength debate. It was a size debate. You're going to mistake one for the other because they're the same size. Then say one got bigger because he's...still...the...same...size...as...the...other.

XiX

March 31st, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

You mentioned Kemp's size on the roster last season and equated it to Jeter's current size but I would think it's reasonable to believe that Kemp gained both size and strength since that information was updated, especially during winter conditioning.

Either way I think he looked bigger than Jeter in those clips. It'd be interesting to see what the updated roster numbers will be, even though they aren't always 100% accurate.

JonnyHintz

April 2nd, 2017 at 2:59 AM ^

But they thought it was Jeter. They mistook Kemp for Jeter. Said wow, Kemp must have gotten bigger... EXCEPT THE TWO WERE THE SAME SIZE TO BEGIN WITH. That's what you're not comprehending.

They mistook a 255 lb man for another 255 lb man and said the first 255 lb man must have gotten bigger in order to look like the other 255 lb that he was the same size as last year.

getsome

March 30th, 2017 at 8:11 PM ^

thats how you get better, 10 on intensity all around, its a beautiful thing.  never bad when the best players and leaders (gary and hurst) keep practice live like that and make sure everyones putting out - bring the young guys along and they give you a chance!

Blueblood2991

March 30th, 2017 at 6:28 PM ^

Completely random obesrvation, but I really like that the QBs have never worn red (or orange) no-contact jerseys under Harbaugh. I've always thought they were ridiculous.

I remember reading that Bo usually did the same thing, unless they were hurt. He allowed light contact on the QB, but also demanded that his defense had enough self-awareness to not cream their own QB. Seems like it would be very beneficial with how easily they call roughing the passer now.

Also random, but seeing maize pants with the away jerseys just looks odd now.

ST3

March 30th, 2017 at 6:41 PM ^

my son plays drums at a School of Rock. They are learning "protest songs" for their next performance. I played Too Many Puppies for him the other day. He mentioned that to his instructor and they are adding that song to their set list.

I'm not sure I'd call them death metal. Wikipedia puts them in these genres:

Seems about right to me. They're like Rush on acid, an extreme amount of acid.

ST3

March 31st, 2017 at 10:15 AM ^

Too Many Puppies is not the best song to demonstrate the influence that Rush had on Primus, but Claypool has admitted that the guys in Rush are his heroes. There are a couple Primus songs that start with Rush riffs as an homage to the Canadian trio. The other reason I compared the two is that both bands make the bass a featured part of the group. Most groups pair the bass with the drums to set the rhythm and that's all they do. Rush and Primus explored the vast musical expanse that the bass could play in. 

Additionally, in contrast to the overwrought emo bands and grunge bands of the era, Claypool and Lee both brought a sense of humor to their work.