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Thursday, July 14, 2011

"You can not be serious"

http://dogbytesonline.com/samuel-returns-to-tailback-46837/

Richard Samuel, TB. We've seen this before, it didn't work. Now we've got two players, in rather critical positions on the depth chart, with OL Bean Anderson and now Samuel, who spent the first two years looking incapable of filling their current roles before wasting last year injured on the wrong side of the ball. Brilliant.
As the title quote indicates, allow me to channel my inner John McEnroe for a minute...
"He just went over to LB."
"We need running back depth, Mr. Sanchez"
"Excuse me? You can't be serious, Richt. YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS! THAT MAN CAN NOT PLAY RUNNING BACK. HE DOES NOTHING BUT RUN INTO HIS LINE. PLAYS BLEW UP. HE CLEARLY CAN NOT FIND A HOLE. HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY THINK HE'S A RUNNING BACK. HE'S SWITCHED POSITIONS BECAUSE EVERYONE IN ALL OF SANFORD STADIUM KNOWS HE'S NOT A TAILBACK . You coaches are the piss of the world, I hope y'all know that."

Seriously, does anyone think we are truly any better off now with this sort of positional red rover going on in Athens? Did he forget the man has no vision, no wiggle, nothing remotely resembling a natural ball carrier? Did we develop new depth at linebacker we've yet to learn of that caused Samuel to shift over to LB in the first place? I want Richt to take this team back to the top so bad, but it's braindead decisions like this that make absolutely no freaking sense that lead me to believe our sainted one may be smoking rocks. What possible explanation could he come up with that explains a) how a year redshirting at LB would help Samuel play TB better, or b) how on earth he thinks Samuel can be effective enough at TB to help this team back to Atlanta come December (including a Peach Bowl)? If you can't tell, in the words of Lil' Vicki, I'm ever so pissed. Don't forget, we called this bullshit back in May ("soon-to-be-a-TB-again Richard Samuel (just wait until Caleb King has another mishap")

In closing, my thoughts can be summed up thusly. Time for a drink. Several drinks.

4 comments:

  1. Mr. S, good post for your passion about this issue. I completely agree with your perspective. He had one 80-yard run where he had a hole someone could drive a truck through, and the staff thinks he's the answer for the gap caused by King & Ealey's screw-ups. Who cares whether he was recruited by other schools as a running back? We wasted his freshman year, and he couldn't take the job his sophomore year. Very frustrating ...

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  2. After a night to sleep on it, this still pisses me off. Thankfully this kid is willing to make a move that probably isn't in his best interest for the sake of the team. I hope he's just as willing next winter/spring when we move him again after signing a couple TBs to sure up the depth chart. Maybe they'll just move him to FB instead of LB so he can at least stay with the same playbook and position.

    But because we can't manage a depth chart, roster, and recruiting, we have to force this kid to a position he clearly wasn't cutting it at in the first place, sacrificing any future he may have as a football player (maybe he can find a niche as a Greg Jones type back). It's clear this staff has no idea what it's doing with regards to usage of multiple players on the roster. That's not a good sign of Richt's "improvements".

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  3. I tend to think you overstate a lot, but do laugh at your posts from time to time, but ummm....after talking to 3 current players, and 4 former players who have ALL been "in the arena", all of them were pretty close to each other with their descriptions of you and your blog.

    ranging from "bad for the program having fans like that" to "idiot" (i quote on all accounts)to my personal favorite "full of S**T"

    So according to the players you should STFU.
    Just saying.

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  4. Ohh and my personal thoughts, you cant have it both ways.. heres what i mean.

    1. you say you desperately wish Richt would take it back to championship level.

    2. you have already fired him in your thoughts and hired Patterson...

    which is it? make up your mind. Go Dawgs

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