CHAMPS XVII

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  1. JohnLocke

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    He graded out at 68.6 last year according to PFF. 2018 was 83.5 but that was a very small sample size I believe when he only started towards the end of the year
     
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  2. RJF-GUMP

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    Mac has far exceeded my expectations to this point in his career. I thought he was just going to be an average McElroyish type QB but he is way more than that.
     
  3. DoubleDutchBus

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    Guess I meant 2 years ago. ‍♂️
     
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  4. JohnLocke

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    I'm in that same spot. He has a gorgeous deep ball. He's also put on a lot of good weight since he arrived in ttown
     
  5. RJF-GUMP

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    Not sure I saw one bad rep from him yesterday.
     
  6. RJF-GUMP

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    Bryce Young showed promise for sure. But he's not near ready for prime time. He'll get a lot of good experience this year.
     
  7. PrinceWimbley

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    We were absolutely cratering the left side in the first half. There were a few runs where Najee was jogging out to the left to find his hole/blockers and then says “oh shit, there’s nobody over here.” Then he would just speed burst for 12-15 yards.
     
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  8. HtownTide

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    Lets be honest though. Who expected Levi to actually hang around In the NFL for even this long, and I believe as a first team guy at that

    He has exceeded expectations at every level which is pretty cool to see
     
  9. southlick

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    6 for 36 on the outside for Najee
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  10. Jake Barnes

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    I feel like that Pblk grade for Dickerson is wrong; think they put some of the pressures Ekiyor let through on him.

    There are multiple plays where Ekiyor touches no one.
     
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  11. admiralawesome1

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    Yea I’m not going to get involved here. Maybe it was hyperbole, but I wanted Bryce. Mac proved me wrong...
     
  12. Jake Barnes

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    I mean, I understood people wanting Bryce. The last two true freshmen QBs who got early PT in our program were Heisman finalists.
     
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  13. TrustyPatches

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    I was absolutely blasted last night but I have to say that Mac made a couple of absolutely fantastic throws. Easily the best he’s made since he’s been here. It was Missouri, but if he keeps that energy I’ll leave him be
     
  14. the Weimar Beer Belly

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    I prefer to believe Mizzou is third best in the conference just behind Miss St and barely ahead of Vandy
     
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  15. Owsley

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    Trevon Diggs looks like he’s going to be pretty good in league.
     
  16. gus_chiggins

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    I’m still pissed about his whiff on CEH on 3rd and 10 last year. Where was that shit when we needed him
     
  17. Owsley

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    CEH is pretty damn good too. Sometimes you just have to chalk it up to big time players making big time plays.
     
  18. Juicy Locke

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    Interesting stat from Pat Forde’s article, the 8 tackles for loss in yesterday’s game was more than in any game in 2019.
     
  19. SummerOfGeorge

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    I thought Mac would be awful when he was forced into action last year. Everything I'd seen from him in spring and mop up screamed Alec Morris.

    But he's proven to be both talented and pretty gritty. He's looked very AJ McCarronesque, and that'll win games with this group.
     
  20. PrinceWimbley

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    Anybody got a gif of Waddle destroying that guy’s ankles on the screen to the sideline?
     
  21. SummerOfGeorge

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    Yep

    Look, the advanced stats from last year's defense were almost all Top 10. There were 3 huge issues that didn't show up in them

    (1) lack of negative plays
    (2) rush defense
    (3) 3rd down defense (which are directly tied to #1 and #2)

    We could not make plays to stop a drive. Teams did not have great YPP against us last year. What they did have was 4 yards, 3 yards and then a 3rd and 3. And that happened the entire way down the field, without interruption.

    We are very capable of fixing #1 and #2 with the 2020 personnel, which should lead to a huge jump in #3, which turns a frustrating defense into a very good one.
     
  22. Owsley

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    (4) WSPete as our DC
     
  23. SummerOfGeorge

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    Unfortunately that is not correctable in 2020.
     
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  24. gus_chiggins

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    HIDIN IN THE TALLLL GRASSSS
     
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  25. Owsley

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    What is Markail Benton vs LSU?
     
  26. SummerOfGeorge

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    :awshucks:
     
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  27. gus_chiggins

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    Did anyone ever hear anything on Neal’s injury?
     
  28. JohnLocke

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    He came back into the game and played Left Tackle for the majority of the 4th
     
  29. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
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    Had a big sigh when I saw that in game.
     
  30. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Is Evan Neal good to go?
     
  31. gus_chiggins

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    Lol my bad. Just remember him getting hurt and didn’t see him again
     
  32. gus_chiggins

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    Someone answer him pls
     
  33. TrustyPatches

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    Evan Neal died and I’m sorry to be the one with this news
     
  34. gus_chiggins

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    Stone Cold Steve Austin
     
  35. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Is this a yes or a no?
     
  36. southlick

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  37. Owsley

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    Landon Dickerson might be the biggest meathead of the Saban era
     
  38. gus_chiggins

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    Preston Dial wants in on this
     
  39. jplaYa

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    How does he comp to Vlachos
     
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  40. TrustyPatches

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    How does he comp to Cade Foster
     
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  41. i am a bammer

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    Cade Foster, Tony Brown, Vlachos, Dickerson, Lamichael Fanning is my all-meat squad
     
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  42. OhReally

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    Hey but he's a starting corner. Many didn't imagine he'd be on a team this long or only for st. No one, myself included, ever imagined him turning into Revis but he's been serviceable. Plus he had a pick today.
     
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  43. southlick

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  44. DaveGrohl

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    I was very glad to see Will Anderson back up the hype. The guy was unblockable.
     
  45. Joey Freshwater

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    He looked great. That pass rush in general looks scary. I’m trying to keep remind myself it’s Missouri but we were living in their backfield. At least 3-4 times we had a guy basically the moment he got the handoff and took a step but we missed the tackle. They’re going to be a handful for other teams to deal with.
     
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  46. Jake Barnes

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    “It’s Missouri” would be more relevant if we weren’t in a bizarro COVID season where most teams looked like trash in their openers.

    Bama and Clemson are the only ones who’ve looked dominant against P5 competition.
     
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  47. RJF-GUMP

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    Landon Dickerson also suplexed a guy on that play where Bryce fumbeled. Might need a gif of that. IIRC last time we suplexed someone was in a Missouri game as well.
     
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