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3 strengths, 3 concerns (plus, sleeper/breakout players)

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Interested to know the relative strengths/concerns for each team in the SEC and thought this thread would be a good way to summarize it.

Give me...

*3 Strengths

*3 Concerns

*Breakout players (offense and defense)

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For Alabama

3 Strengths

1. Skill players on offense. Probably the deepest/most talented we've been at RB and WR collectively, maybe ever.
2. Speed on the D-line. We've shifted away from the big-bodied, space-eating DEs and have gone to more of a quicker/leaner build to match up against the hurry-up and spread offenses. I like this D-line's potential to get into the backfield.
3. Experience in the secondary. Particularly at safety. Our top two corners had a hard time last year but should be more seasoned this fall.

3 Concerns

1. Uncertainty at QB position. I feel good about both guys, but I'd feel better if the situation weren't still in a state of flux.
2. Left tackle. Most important position on the O-line and it was a problem spot for us last year. Is Cam ready?
3. Kicking game. Overall. It's been the kicking ame where we've lost games under Saban.

Breakout Players

Offense - OJ Howard has always been mega-talented, but now everyone in the country is going to find out. He is going to have a monster year after he was sorely under-utilized last season.
Defense - I really like what I've seen from both our young DEs, but I'll go with the lesser-known Jonathan Allen.

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Strengths
Qb
D-line
My use of voodoo

Concerns

Depth on o-line
Qb
My reading a voodoo recipe correctly

Breakout player

Sanders

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Love QB on both lists, qit.

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Strengths
1. D-Line- Bullard and Fowler at end and I think Orr can be solid in the middle. We also have pretty solid depth here.
2. RB depth- Taylor, Jones, Brown, Lane, and Powell. First three all have solid experience and have had success in past.
3. DB's- Led by Hargreaves but we will have 3 new starters. However, all three new starters are very talented and this is Muschamp's area of expertise.  

Concerns
1. O-Line and O-Line depth- Our starting 5 have proven to be a bit shaky in the past and we really only have aout 7 real options across the line.
2. QB play- I think Driskel can succeed in Ropers offense, but he has to make quicker/better decisions and stay healthy since we dont have any real proven depth behind him.
3. Kicking- We sucked kicking last year. Hardin, our likely starter, was 4-12 last year.

Breakout Players
Offense- Demarcus Robinson. A crazy talented WR. 6-1 and runs a sub 4.4 40. Had a little maturing to do last year and only appeared in a few games before being suspended. Has looked real good in practice and is a likely starter  
Defense- Keanu Neal. The only new DB starter thats been announced so far. Redshirt freshman safety.
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*3 Strengths
QB
D-Line-will be one of the best in the conference and will likely not miss a beat after losing Sam and Ealy
Third I'm unsure on; maybe OL, I think we'll be solid there and we have Evan Boehm who's one of the top centers in the country or runningback-we don't have a stand out but we have a couple backs who can split carries and we should be solid there

*3 Concerns
Wide Receiver-it's usually a position we never have to worry about but we are very thin there and there's not much experience there
Linebacker
Kicker

*Breakout players (offense and defense)
offense-Bud Sasser
defense-Aarion Penton and Charles Harris

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View PostUAdan, on 24 August 2014 - 01:41 PM, said:

Interested to know the relative strengths/concerns for each team in the SEC and thought this thread would be a good way to summarize it.

Give me...

*3 Strengths

*3 Concerns

*Breakout players (offense and defense)

Strengths
1. Team Speed
2. Better specialist play
3. More confidence

Weakness
1. New OL and DL
2. Shakey QB play
3. Tough Schedule

break out players on O will be North maybe Hurd
on D it will probably be AJ Johnson or Maggit.

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Strengths
Better Team Unity
RB Depth
Hungry QB

Weakness
Defensive secondary-new young players-new coach-new scheme
OL-jelling together
starting season out slow

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Strengths
RBs
QB (comparatively speaking)
2nd year under Stoops.

Weaks
D-line
WRs (until proven otherwise)
Youth/Experience

Javess Blue - O
Z'Darius Smith - D

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Strengths

Team Speed
Skill players other than QB
Team Talent

Weakness
Fan patience
QB play
Youth

Breakout players
Matt Dar P
Maybin-Reeves LB
Todd Kelly JR S/N

Edited by smokeyone, 24 August 2014 - 05:20 PM.

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View Postsmokeyone, on 24 August 2014 - 05:13 PM, said:

Strengths

Team Speed
Skill players other than QB
Team Talent

Weakness
Fan patience
QB play
Youth

Breakout players
Matt Dar P
Maybin-Reeves LB
Todd Kelly JR S/N
You don't think that the fact you're completely replacing both of your lines is just a little more of a weakness than fans are impatient?

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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 24 August 2014 - 06:19 PM, said:

You don't think that the fact you're completely replacing both of your lines is just a little more of a weakness than fans are impatient?

Evryone is making a bigger deal out of this than really makes sense. Its not like we are bringing 10 freshman and walkons to replace the lines. The Oline has 1 former starter that reshirted last year to help with this years and 2 guys that played in every game last year on the Oline. Thats the bigger issue of the 2. The Dline will be light years better than last years. We return 6 guys that saw the field a ton and  a few with spot starts. The rotation on the DLine is expected to be 9-10 deep to keep fresh legs in the game and to cover the fact we are a good bit smaller that last year.

This year is about learning but for some reason our fans expect Jones to wave a magic wand and take a core of freshman and put a finished product on the field. Fan disapointment and not showing the support to the team/school/staff can kill this year faster than an OG playing like a freshman.

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View Postsmokeyone, on 24 August 2014 - 07:33 PM, said:

The Oline has 1 former starter that reshirted last year to help with this years and 2 guys that played in every game last year on the Oline.

I love it when you post things that can be factually checked:

Crowder played in 8 of the 12 games, which is NOT all of the games.
Jackson has 5 career starts, which you wouldnt consider a starter at UGA. Why are you such a hypocrite?
Got a walk-on starting at OT, which you would consider a huge problem at UGA. Again, why are you such a hypocrite?

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View PostDJSdawg, on 24 August 2014 - 07:55 PM, said:

I love it when you post things that can be factually checked:

Crowder played in 8 of the 12 games, which is NOT all of the games.
Jackson has 5 career starts, which you wouldnt consider a starter at UGA. Why are you such a hypocrite?
Got a walk-on starting at OT, which you would consider a huge problem at UGA. Again, why are you such a hypocrite?

Jackson has 24 games /5 starts in 2 years of playing.
Kerbyson played in every game last year.
Crowder was in 10 games and has a start.
Gilliam (the walkon) hasnt won the spot from Blair yet.
Roberton is a true freshman

UT can win 6/7 games with this Oline, and UGA can win 6/7 with theirs. The difference is idiots like you are too Posted Imageing delusional to understand the difference between what a 6/7 win team looks like and what an SEC champion team looks like.

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UT says Crowder played in 8 games last year, so take it up with them.
I know exactly what a 5-7 win team looks like, and they wear bright orange T's on their helmet.
You really think the UT OL is on par with the UGA OL?






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