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That 40 yards is interesting, good info.
Key will be Manziel hitting throws against an elite defense. He's going to see Saturday what he saw in the second half of LSU game: mush rush and some zone mixed in behind it.
That's a good point. Look at Damontre Moore of a kid that has become a physical force with a different style of coaching. I think the "soft" thing has come from the fact that Texas (and to some degree A&M also in recent years) has been soft despite getting top flight Texas players.
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A lot of mixed opinions on that one. I think he can be an Elvis Grbac-type pro. Not elite, but serviceable. As for draft position, probably third round-ish right now.
I disagree a bit with you there Reier, I think McCarron could be a solid NFL player. He sees the field well most of the time and he's got good touch. I don't think he's "elite" like a Manning or Brady, but I think he could be a really good one.
When I watch Texas (and even Oklahoma to an extent) right now, that's what I see.
Watching A&M-State last week, I was impressed by the message A&M sent on first offensive snap. Five wides, but downhill run by Manziel. State didn't want any.
Could be. I like his intangibles so I won't be surprised if he's better than OK. Remember, even Brady was a sixth round pick.
honestly, this is probably one of the best posts in the histroy of this site.
I think its also fair to say that you have to look at QBs in the context of those around him. Alabama is playing with elite players at every position and in many cases two deep.
Not saying that McCarron is not an NFL QB but I think you have to begin to look at AJ as one should have looked at Palmer, Leinhart and Sanchez before those drafts. They have turned about serviceable and reasonably successful within the right system but are not going to carry a team to the Superbowl.
When I look at the last 1:35 of the LSU game though I begin to wonder…buy AJ McCarron or sell him. If Alabama beats A&M and UGA and faces Oregon we should get to see McCarron show his individual QB stuff.
words of wisdom for any Aggies making the trip?
Haha! Thanks for having me guys! I felt more at home than Coach Bryant ever did. Good luck Saturday!
I tend to agree. Considering both of our former QB's (John Parker Wilson and Greg McElroy) are both pro's, albeit bench warmers, I think he has a great shot. He's a more capable passer with better size than either of those guys. Better touch and arm strength. I think he can make it.
Alright Travis, thanks again for stopping by and I'll be headed over to BamaOnline here momentarily to take on their message board. I hope my typing fingers are at SEC speed because i expect the questions to come flying in. Great chat today everyone!
Thanks all, for the most part, that was lucid, which is unusual.
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
See I feel just the opposite is true.
Saban hasnt lost many but the ones he did were against the Spread with Tebow, the spread with Auburn/Cam, and against Utah in a bowl game and South Carolina when they had relative trouble defending the pass. When they played Texas in 2009, it was Texas's pass game that kept the game very close going in to the 4th quarter and not the run game.
With the exception of LSU, who has been able to just line up and run the ball right at Alabama? Even LSU has scored 9, 0, and 17 points against bama in the last 3 games when they tried to line up and pound it. The 17 points last weekend was largely due to their ability to throw the ball.
Bottom line, I think our offense has the POTENTIAL to give bama more fits than if we just lined up and tried to run right at them. No teams have had success just lining up and physically beating Bama with the run, that I can remember.
Original Dreamland (Jug Factory Rd) or Archibald's across the river in Northport for ribs. Don't wear a white shirt.
Downtown, try Five for dinner. Checkout the Bryant Museum, where I believe John David Crow's Heisman Trophy is still displayed.
Take in the Quad on game day, the UA equivalent of the Grove on steroids.
How is Bama's offense on 3rd down?
Also, what is one weakness (on offense and defense) that A&M should look to exploit?
I agree. LSU's defense has given them more problems than LSU's power running game.
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