Fans Calling Out Urban Meyer For What He Keeps Doing Today

first_imgUrban Meyer upset on the sideline vs. Maryland.Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been pretty great today. The starter is 15-for-26 for 271 yards and three touchdowns, a few of which have been gorgeous throws.And yet, in the red zone, Haskins hasn’t always been handed the reigns of the Ohio State offense.Urban Meyer has been known to design packages for other quarterbacks. It worked out pretty well for his national championship Florida Gators team that featured Chris Leak and a young Tim Tebow.Meyer appears to be trying to recreate some of that magic with Tate Martell in the Tebow role. Martell is a tremendous athlete, but he isn’t freshman year Tebow, and Haskins is probably a more gifted player than Leak.Urban Meyer got criticized for his Tate Martell package earlier, and after Ohio State just settled for a field goal from the two, people are really piling on.Ohio State took a 27-19 lead on the kick, but that is still just a one score game vs. a very good Michigan team.Despite Martell getting a number of opportunities as the quarterback near the end zone, he has not attempted a throw, and has not this year since the September win over Tulane, and he has just one rushing yard.Why Ohio State takes out an elite passing QB for a QB who they won’t have throw the ball at all is a mystery. News flash: Haskins is really good.— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) November 24, 2018I have never really understood the point of the Tate Martell goal line package.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 24, 2018Urban Meyer kicking a FG from inside the 2 yard line is the sort of gaffe that can cost them a conference title.— Jeff (BPredict) (@BPredict) November 24, 2018This Tate Martell red zone experiment has backfired. Again. Ohio State settles for a field goal for second straight time inside the 5. Buckeyes lead 27-19, but have left the door open.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 24, 2018They gonna leave Martell out there for the FG too?— Anthony Lima (@SportsBoyTony) November 24, 2018The offensive play calling on this spot of the field has been weird for Ohio State today. Dwayne Haskins moves them all the way down to that spot, and then he come out… why? Make Michigan guess or something.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 24, 2018interesting decision by ohio state to put their “he never throws” quarterback in against the best defense in america, which somehow knew what was coming— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) November 24, 2018[dusts off old “let Justin Fields actually throw the ball maybe” tweets, replaces “Justin Fields” with “Tate Martell”]— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) November 24, 2018If Ohio State wins, it will be a small part of the story about this game. It really feels like he should trust Haskins and his other playmakers near the end zone though.In some games, there may be spots where Martell works. Against this stout Wolverines team though, it doesn’t seem to be happening.last_img read more

UN rights office expresses concern about death sentences in Bangladesh

Since its inception in 2010, the tribunal has delivered at least 17 verdicts, the majority of which have resulted in the imposition of the death penalty. So far, four men have been executed, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“The UN opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, no matter the gravity of the crime committed and even if the most stringent fair trial standards were respected,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.While recognising Bangladesh’s determination to tackle past crimes, the trials conducted before the Tribunal have unfortunately not met international standards of fair trial and due process as stipulated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), she said.Serious due process problems, which have been repeatedly raised by various UN independent experts, include lack of adequate access to legal assistance and a lack of equality of arms between the prosecution and the defence, among other issues, she added.OHCHR called on Bangladesh to respect its obligations under the ICCPR, to which it acceded in 2000. Article 14 of the ICCPR details the right to a fair trial. The imposition of a death sentence following a trial in which these provisions have not been respected constitutes a violation of the right to life.The two leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami opposition party who were given death sentences are Mir Quasem Ali and Motiur Rahman Nizami.The former was sentenced to death in November 2014 by the Tribunal, and the Supreme Court also upheld the verdict on 8 March.Nizami was sentenced to death on charges of planning, ordering and committing murders and rapes, among other serious crimes during the 1971 war of independence. He filed a review petition against his death warrant, due to be heard on Sunday, 10 April, following a one-week deferral. This is the last stage of the legal process in appealing against his execution, other than to seek a presidential pardon. “We hope it will be considered thoroughly by the court,” the spokesperson said.Bangladesh reportedly has more than 1,200 prisoners on death row. In the month of March this year alone, at least 13 people were reportedly sentenced to death in separate murder cases in four districts in Bangladesh.“We renew our call to the Government of Bangladesh, as a first step forward, to halt all executions and institute a moratorium on the use of the death penalty,” the spokesperson said. read more