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SOS loves to play head games with the opposing teams coaches and players. I wouldn't read to much into what he is saying right now.
Fomerly known as Garnet&BlackAttack.
Same guy that quoted his own tweet as evidence that "people" were pissed about something earlier this year. LOL at this dude.
To all the people dismissing what Thompson has done because he played against "2 bad defenses", let's not act like Shaw didn't play the majority (if not the entire) game against Vandy, Kentucky, Wofford, Mizzou, Arkansas, and Tennessee. All of those defenses are below average to poor.
Yes, Shaw did have some good games in there. But the point is he played against some crappy defenses, too, and more of them, so lets not act like DT was the only one who played against scrubs.
From your mouth to God's ear. Upvote for you.
The difference IMO is who did what on the ROAD. We were unstable at best in the REAL Death Valley, but I will say it was the loudest game I've ever been at, and there was at least one terrible drop by a WR that should've have gone for 6. Change that play and the game could've been possibly been different. I didn't go the lizardtown so I don't know how loud it was, but I cannot imagine it was louder or more intimidating then LSU. CS played much worse at UF (the whole offense did of course). CS didn't play well against Vandy though before the injury. Why? IDK. He didn't play particularly well on the road after taking over for SG in '11 either. Dylan has had one chance to go on the road as the starter, it was the biggest game of the season (since we were out of the SECC race), and it was in a semi-hostile place. At least more raucous than VU, sUcKy, and maybe MSU. He made 4 or 5 really bad throws (thankfully clemmers efense cannot catch), but other then that he was pretty damn good. He's not the runner CS is, but you as witnessed on 3rd and the cow pasture you better not sleep on him either. We are very lucky to have two solid to slightly above average Qb's who can still get better. I think DT throws the deep ball better, and makes quicker decisions in regards to throwing it. CS is quicker to run, and less likely to take a chance which is good and bad. I think ultimately SOS desires a QB who will sit in the pocket to absolute last second, find the open guy, and run his system to the T. However, right now our OL isn't quite where we need to be for that to be totally effective. CS is going to take off at the first sign of being able to make a play with his wheels. Not SOS' first want IMO, BUT as long as the OL is struggling and CS is moving the sticks SOS will play him the bulk of the time IMO. If CS is doing those things I mentioned he's moving the sticks consistently and that meets SOS' primary NEED. If the OL begins to play at the level I think they can with all the talent we have, and our Qb's aren't dodging unblocked guys regularly I think DT sees more playing time. Again I think we're lucky to have Qbs who CAN WIN. A fully healthy CS deserves the chance to prove it's his spot, and that's what I think he'll get.
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Who's the best team Shaw has beat on the road. Who's the best defensive team Shaw has beat.
The only team Shaw has beaten on the road this year was Vandy, and it wasn't pretty. We barely won. Yes, he was injured, but it wasn't going well before that, IMO.
I'd say Georgia is the best team he beat this year, but others will probably disagree.
I'm not talking about last year at all. He was like a different player last season.
Shaw beat VU, and sUcKy on the road this season. The second half in Lexington was pretty solid. He lost to LSU and UF. He played okay IMO against LSU, but obviously could've played better. UF was TURRIBLE.
I agree the mutts D was probably the best defense he beat.
You're right about Kentucky. My bad. I thought LSU was a disaster.
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I know where you're coming from with the disaster comment, but if DB catches one ball things may have been different. By the same token CS missed Bruce running ALL BY HIMSELF up the side line on a play he tried to force it in on the other side line. He looked lost A LOT, but we still had the lead, and then were in striking range pretty much until the toss dive by the FR rb killed us and even then we made it interesting. Disaster is too strong (the home crowd has to get some cred here I think) and should be reserved for what happened in Gainsville IMO.
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I suppose it could have been worse, but to me, losing by two points is almost worse than losing by ten. It shows that we could have won, yet we didn't.
Agreed. The most glaring difference between the two is that DT is a pass first QB. Shaw is a "pass if he's wide open", if not, take off running QB. Spurrier expects the ball to go in the air when he calls pass plays. I don't take it as him playing mind games with the Mich coaches at all.
DT can throw it, and will throw it against anyone. I'm not big into 'what ifs', but I would bet DT would have had 300+ yds passing against Wofford. I'm a Shaw fan, but he must change his mentality, or Spurrier will go with Thompson, for the simple fact that Thompson will throw it.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Connor moved the offense better than Thompson did @ UF. Not saying that's the end all be all of this discussion, but let's be real.
I didn't mean to suggest DT played well because basically noone on that side of the ball did, but CS got us off on the wrong foot, and it snowballed from there. I still say CS has a road "issue". IDK what that issue, but pretty much anytime he's been outside of the 'Brice (except Cap1) he's been pretty lackluster IMO. The one major concern I had about ScuM was how bad we'd played on the road overall, and especially CS. DT came on in a tough spot to start (I do think he and SOS and good idea he was going to start around Tue that week) and shut that down. I am not suggesting CS should not be the starter. If he's healthy he's the starter until DT passes him or CS looses the job IMO. There are some things that CS does that drive me a little crazy that I think DT does better, but DT makes mistakes too (taking the big sack on the first drive for example). Again I think we're in a much better spot at QB then we've been in a long time (Caddy/Blake). Maybe ever if BN is able to contribute next year and CM is a good as billed. Having a capable backup in the SEC is almost mandatory. For the ALL the wrong SG did (was/am an SG fan) the fact he got through the '09 season taking virtually every meaningful snap is darn impressive, especially after the rib injury against OM. So glad we don't have to hold our breath on every play with zero option at Qb in case of emergency any longer.
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