Happy Gump day everyone!
This is his friendly reminder that Alabama should have two healthy inside linebackers in 2020, at least one of which is fast enough to shut down outside plays:
“In the quarterback, Mac Jones He is a very good soccer player. It’s a team sport, and not to take anything away from Greg McElroy, but he’s not playing in the NFL, he’s an announcer, and Alabama won a national championship with him because they have so many very, very good players. . Lots of it, ”an SEC coach said of Crimson Tide’s new starting quarterback. “And they have a coach who knows how to win. The defense will be better than last year. Definitely.
“The coordinator (Pete golding) They will have been there for another year to adapt to the style of Coach Saban and were hit with many injuries, not a group of teams could have done what they did with so many injuries. At the end of the year, they were playing with various guys who would not have been on the field. Not that they were bad players. It just wasn’t his turn. “
I have to love the “anonymous SEC coach.” However, whoever it is, at least paid attention to the Alabama situation last year. For my money, I bet this is our own Lane Kiffin.
The New Orleans Saints will soon honor former safety Roman Harper.
The team announced Tuesday that Harper and former Saints offensive guard Jahri Evans will be inducted into the franchise Hall of Fame later this fall.
And how about that? In the past three days, Roman Harper had a born son, got a job on the SEC Network, and was named a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. It’s been a tremendous week for former Crimson Tide security and Prattville alum. I hope to have it on television every week for the next seasons.
Speaking of Alabama’s former security, check out HaHa Clinton-Dix’s recent career with nature:
The real question is which bears ran away from the fastest: these two or Chicago?
We presented eight candidates, alphabetically by school, with their 2019 credentials and invited to vote for one. They are:
Christian Barmore, Alabama: 26 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 tackles for loss. Very aggressive defensive lineman with an impressive game as a red shirt freshman in 2019.
TJ Slaton, Florida – 29 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 tackles for loss. One of the leaders of Florida’s solid defense.
Jordan Davis, Georgia: 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss. Space-eater in the middle and already on some stellar preseason teams.
Quinton Bohanna, Kentucky – 17 tackles, 1 sack, 4 tackles for loss. Another one of those great internal defensive linemen, which means his stats aren’t just for him.
Tyler Shelvin, LSU – 39 tackles, 0 sacks, 3 tackles for loss. A few losses for the LSU defensive team, which means opportunities for Shelvin in 2020.
Kobie Whiteside, Missouri – 27 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss. Interestingly, all of her entries for the loss were catches in 2019.
Bobby Brown, Texas A&M: 21 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss. Weight gain that may have hurt him last season, but should have improved by 2020
Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M – 34 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 5 tackles for loss. Good production as a third tackle last year and goes on to start this season.
Take a few seconds to laugh when 247 tries to build a preseason All-SEC team by popular vote on an Alabama blog page. Obviously, Barmore (an Alabama player) leads the polls with almost 80% of the vote.
As you do so go ahead and head there and vote for Barmore yourself. It can’t hurt
Finally, here is a good clip to enjoy to start your Wednesday:
Every time I see this play, I have a legal obligation to remind the general public that #Alabama RB Najee Harris is simply not built like other players. # Auburn S Jeremiah Dinson is less than 6-0 and 6-3, 230 pounds Harris snuggled him up. Insane. pic.twitter.com/4tEMlhq1Ed
– Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) June 24, 2020
A decade ago, the running back from Gerogia Knowshon Moreno received all kinds of national attention for beating all 3 players in one season. In the past three years Najee Harris has fenced someone in almost every other game he played in and he still has no love for it.