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steve spurrier jr (@coachspurrier)
1/15/13 10:31 PM
Record 74 and counting underclassman attempting to join the ranks of the NFL. Time will tell if they have chosen wisely.
Looks like he does not support Ace's decision. Why else would he put the, "time will tell" part?
I agree with him. Its becoming a joke. Not one player who left early has had an impact
Ko simspon out of football
E cook special teams
Gurlley played for 1500 nfl teams
Geathers bounced around, no impact
Troy williamson out of football
Gilmore and alshon will be good pros and i agreed with their choices
Lat needed to go pro
Ace sanders is shocking to me.
This post was edited by gamecockpuck18 15 months ago
Go! Fight! Win! Kick Ass!
Disagree on Rice he's made some good coin. His salary was 7 million last season.
If you can go in the 1st round you go period! Its life changing money! nobody would regret that!
Now fourth round......thats a bad decision! Probably look back one day and regret it.
I am not going to cry over Ace leaving but it's clear it's not a wise decision.
Rice made the pro bowl and Troy was a first round pick. Not sure you can fault those guys for that.
Making money does not mean your a good pro....see Tim Tebow, David Carr
The point of the post was that we seem to lose guys every year to the draft, while other schools are able to keep kids with sometimes much higher draft grades....Take Logan Thomas at Tech, he is rated as the #1 junior QB, with his size and athleticism someone would take him in the first round (i think he is overrated, but i also cant stand Va Tech), he decided to come back. Aaron Murray would have been a first rounder, and Lewan the tackle from Mich more than held his own against Clowney which had to do nothing but boost his draft stock (first rounder), both decided to come back. Im all for a guy leaving if he is going to be a high pick, ala Clowney next year. But a guy who is 5-8 leaving to play in the NFL when his best projection is 3rd round is a joke to me. He is a great college player, but i dont see much of an impact in the NFL but punt returns. He would be given a chance to do that in the NFL after his senior year, leaving early doesnt change anything about his career. Another year of improving as a WR and proving you could be a elite returner ala, Hester, could have boosted his stock. If nothing else he gets his DEGREE, and helps us potentially take the next step. Between constantly replacing coaches, and loosing kids early each year, its hard to think we can ever take the next step.
Most will have not and will find themselves broke and without a college degree in a couple of years.
"You’re either a block-gobbler, a farmer, or you’re a damn hunter and playmaker."
Whether a player goes in the 1st round or the 4th round is irrelevant. It's about whether coming back will improve the player's stock. I love ace but he will never be 1st round pick whether he comes back or not. If he feels that with the year he had and with the weak receiver class that this is the highest he wil go then by all means he should go. And to say that that other schools keep their underclassmen better then us is ridiculous. Lsu is losing around 10 underclassmen. For a player like Lewan to come is the exception not the rule.
I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.
You must have taken a puck to the head Rice has done extremely well!!!! Gurley was older so that one doesnt bother me cook was extremely stupid and as far as ace goes i dont if his stock will improve if he stays.
Thought Rice made the pro bowl one year. Injuries, not ability hampered Sidney. When completely healthy, he had a very good career.
Williamson didn't work out, but he cashed in on a great draft pick and made serious money. In retrospect, he made the perfect decision financially.
Some of the others wouldn't have been higher picks had they stayed and made some money in the year they woul have been in college.
Gurley had an unusual circumstance because of his age.
Joseph has had a good career and made the pro bowl once.
But the money is the motivation for about 99% of the guys that leave early, and plenty of seniors don't turn out to be "good pros", either.
Making Money is all its about and if you think other wise you are crazy... Also you could be seeing the Marcus Lattimore affect on a lot of these guys. They are thinking should I stay and risk injury or should I leave lose a little money but get paid and not have a career altering injury ? Can not tell me that does not get brought up when thinking about this decision.
This post was edited by Garnet I Bleed 15 months ago
Garnet I Bleed
Yeah but seniors have college degrees so they have something to fall back on...
Apparently im not making myself clear, im saying if your a first rounder you go and get you money, if your a fourth rounder, come back, get your degree so in case the NFL works out, your not left without an option.....
Also my point is we need to start keeping these guys that are great college players in order to take the next step.....
They can come back and get there degree if they want for free so ....
I agree with you that we need to be able to do that but also one player that is a 4th rounder should not affect us that much. We should be able to replace that if we want to be one of the "BIG BOYS"
You can make the same argument against it, that great teams lose guys all the time. Go take a look at UF and LSU, they have plenty of juniors making the jump, not all of whom are guaranteed first round picks. Ace can't improve his stock AT ALL by returning, so he may as well go pro. Heaven forbid he come back next year, get his clock cleaned on a punt return, and fall from a 3rd round pick to a 6th round pick.
My issue is that he announced he's returning and then changed his mind. If you're not ready to make a decision then don't make one b/c you end up looking stupid after you disappoint an entire fan base.
If that happens he has a degree...seems to be the point getting missed....the NFL stands for no for long, so you better have something to fall back on....
Sidney Rice is a PRO BOWL receiver. Completely idiotic example. Not to mention he has 50 million dollars in contracts to this point.
He is a damn good WR.
Logan Thomas? The only person who rates him a #1 anything is Logan Thomas and maybe Logan Thomas's mom. He is returning to school because he knows that's the only chance he will ever have to play QB again.
Actually I just checked and CBS had Thomas listed as the #6 junior QB, which is way too high. Connor Shaw is #21 on the list, and even though Shaw isn't really an NFL prospect, I would take him any day over Thomas.
This post was edited by MCR 15 months ago
Wish he'd stayed. We could use him. It will provide the need and opportunity for younger talent to step up. The potential is definitely there. Wish Ace the best. Agree with Jr, only time will tell. He's awefully small for NFL.
Ace apparently got his grade back as a mid to late second/early third rounder. What would he have gained by coming back? His buzz as a PR could not have been higher and he would not have had better WR numbers...his stock is now as high as it ever will be. AA as a punt returner and 45 catches 9 TDs . He is a magnificent and emotional player, best of luck to the man...
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