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you Ags walking 10 feet tall today? as you should. as you should. carry on :)
just a couple observations and comments from Friday's game.
1. McKinney did a great job adding the modified midline option wrinkle to the O's attack. I want to say we ran it three times and each time it was a first down scamper or a touchdown (Malena went untouched for the 3rd TD of the game in the 3rd quarter). Johnny kept it once and went for about 18 yards. Great play with our talent and also our OTs. When you run a spread and you can incorporate old school football concepts into the wide open attack that gets athletes in space, you know you're doing something special. These are the wrinkles that you couldn't do in Lubbock last decade that we can do now with our collection of athletes. this is why we were never an "air raid" team like many of us kept crowing about. we're much more than that. we're on the next level Ags.
2. You can't say enough about this senior class. this is my favorite Aggie Sr class of all time. EVERY senior stepped up this year and provided critical production and were key to winning 11 games this season. Even guys many of us considered marginal players like Steven Terrell, Dusty Harris (not my opinion, love him) etc stepped up and were invaluable. Kudos to Porter, JStew, Nealy, Pat Lewis, EZ, McNeal, Swope and the rest of the seniors. We're going to miss those boys, Aggies. Surprisingly only CMike would be considered a non factor this year but only at certain times.
3. Swagger/Attitude/Confidence. This team thinks they are Mohammad Ali. No stage and fight is too big. When you have gregarious characters on your side like Sumlin and Johnny Football you're going places. a sports team, a business unit, a military outfit is always as strong as its leader. We have two Alphas in our program and we're damn lucky Aggies.
i'm so damn satisfied Ags. so damn proud. Gig'em!
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Bennyboy 18 months ago
Nicely said Benny. Very good! But honestly, I don't get you. You can act like a complete jackass in a lot of your posts (well actually most of them) and then do a complete 180 and write something like this. Ultimately though it's irrelevant. We're 11-2 coming off our first season in the SEC! Therefore, I'll stop thinking so much.
Don't forget the GT wrinkle with JFF carrying the ball. We ran that play multiple times in the second half with great success.
we were losers and Benny said that, so people didn;t like that.
you make no sense derek.
4. Howard Matthews is a rising star Ags. He's blossoming into a bonafide stud SEC strong safety. he is just nasty out there and really brings the hammer. his range is wide while covering the field and he just terminates dudes when he lowers his pads for a hit. just a JR-to-be Ags.
if you remember, he really altered Bama's run game. i dont think Bama thought Matthews would be so menacing on run support that game. he kissed Lacey and Yeldon early and often that game. i truly believe it was Howard that forced Bama to throw more than they anticipated that game when we all thought they'd try to bludgeon us with the rush. Matthews had other ideas.
That first goal line stand, he didnt make the tackle but he blew through the line like he was untouched to disrupt the backfield, Harris and Jstew ended up finishing it off, I think it was the 2nd and 1. He also only missed maybe one open field tackle, was a solo tackling machine all night, big reason OU had no big plays. I wish the rest of the secondary would learn to wrap up and hold on like he has been lately.
Your logic is boggling my mind
Matthews blew up the guy and caused the first int against Bama, correct? That play changed the course of the game.
5. The emergence of Alonzo Williams. How delighted are you with big Alonzo Ags? He has played a ton since mid season. He's basically been our 5th guy on DL and showed versatility playing both DT and DE. He's our Swiss Army knife on the DL this season. Big time utility guy during conference play Ags. He can play 3 tech DT or Jumbo DE on the 3-3-5 packages Snyder like to run against the spread teams (OU last Friday). He has a motor for a big dude and shows solid techniques for a young pup. Sure to be a Price favorite this spring.
Alonzo has a bright future in maroon and white. I do believe he'll be a mainstay at DT the next few years.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Bennyboy 18 months ago
i like Davis.
We talked a lot in the off season about adding cheerleaders to our sidelines. many of you Nancys were for that. Well, we got Davis. He's great in that role.
just playing. but in all seriousness, Hill is vastly more talented with way more upside than Davis. Davis just didnt have the production in HS and has looked very green behind the gills to date while at TAMU (now starting 3rd semester in the program).
Vision both while dropping back and also when on hoof
Plays in a legit spread at SLC (multi year starter)
Tons of stats and production at the big 5A level
Used to winning football games
Hill is a top 3-5 recruit in Texas this year. He's special. He'll start 3 years after JFF leaves in '14 (if not after next year). we are very lucky to have Hill on board and to be groomed to take over a Texas A&M program that will likely be a mainstay in the top 5 once he cleats up. He's our Tee Martin type guy post Manning (JFF).
The Spread version of the counter-trey was a nice wrinkle. I have said that what is unique about Sumlin and his Spread is that he keeps incorporating new plays that are from traditional sets (1 Back) or moving to the next phase like the 2 TE NFL Spread. Look for that in the next 2 years as we will have the Big Bodies to do it, a la, Clear, RSJ, Griffen if he makes it in and the pass and blocking machine, Mike Evans. The real need will be someone who is a slot WR who is a HR threat and can block like Swope. This would be where a guy like Tony Stevens could make a DC pull his hair out. He has as good or better speed as Swope, but the question is can he make those decleaters that Ryan made.
If our D gets to a Bama level, we will crush anyone, anywhere, anytime.
This post was edited by iatggs 18 months ago
You mean like this one?
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