Thursday, July 14, 2011
"You can not be serious"
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.