Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Next year's starting set?
Gentry Estes of dawgs247.com has a nice look at what next year's starting set might look like, and we like it, a lot. Our only difference of opinion would be Kwame Geathers, a rsSophomore, is also eligible to go pro, and judging from the family history we think he will. Some will complain, but last Saturday's actions by Vandy's C showed full well why that family history is what it is. His older brothers, Robert Jr and Clifton, also DL, both left early (Junior from Georgia, Clifton from South Carolina). Football takes a huge toll on someone's body, and you never know just how many snaps you have left to go, or when some knucklehead douche is gonna cheap shot you to cut it even shorter. One can always go back and finish earning their degree after leaving school, but the NFL only pays you for so long, and it's a smart decision as far as us sausage makers are concerned.
But that's a tangent, and unrelated to Estes' outlook. Click the above link, and look at that roster for yourself. If a LT steps up (be it a freshman John Theus or current backup Austin Long), and our recievers continue to develop, that offense has the ability to be threaten with the run and pass in the multi-faceted type attack we seem to want to run. And that defense, oh that defense. That is a lot of ability, and veterans across the board, the likes of which we haven't had since 2005 (and that was a very dominant group). This year is far from finished, but being the bye week, us fans can dream a little. And Gentry Estes is helping us dream big.