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About BigSammyK

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  1. Stidham

    Other than my years at Auburn, I've always lived in Atlanta and been a big Falcons fan. What I've seen in our 2 games this season has really resembled what the Falcons dealt with in 2013 and 2014. Back then it seemed like every snap the Falcons took resulted in Matt Ryan immediately running for his life, whether his line was keeping him safe or not, and that was a result of getting hit early and often and losing faith in his protection. To me, it seems like that's exactly where Stidham is right now. I've spent some time watching his highlights from Baylor and even from A-Day (if those are worth anything) and it's clear that he's a pocket passer that shines when he has protection. You'll rarely find footage of him rolling out of the pocket and making throws on the run because it looks like when the pocket does break down he gives up on looking for open receivers and and just tries to get yards himself. All that said, it seems to me like we have a panicked QB, and rightly so after getting blown up from behind multiple times in just 2 games, that needs to regain some confidence in his line. He has all the tools but won't be successful until he gets some help from his line and his coaches. Look at the kind of plays that Baylor designed for him and then think about what he's gotten here. For those that have spent time coaching, do you feel like moving Braden Smith to the left side of the line would help anything? It's clear that that's where the problem lies and, it seems to me, that even if it makes the right side weaker it could at least give JS some confidence knowing that his blind side is safe and any trouble is at least in his field of vision. Just my 2c.
  2. LSU jumped us in the AP

    Regardless of who they beat. We beat a team that was 0-0. LSU beat a team that was 1-0. My point is, that could play a factor of people who don't do much research before voting.
  3. LSU jumped us in the AP

    Another thing to note is that LSU beat a BYU team that was already 1-0.
  4. Where was NCM?

    It also looked like the ball went of Slayton's helmet and not his hands.
  5. Where was NCM?

  6. Missouri renting out dorms for games

    Sounds like they have 7 of them! "There are seven dorms offline this coming year. Several identified as options for conference rentals, one leased by MU Health, etc."
  7. 2017 A-Day Game.. We need a huge crowd

    Thanks all. Is it chaos trying to get a seat when the gates open or will it be fairly casual? Ideally, we wouldn't get there too early before the game starts at the risk of a toddler losing her interest in a hurry.
  8. 2017 A-Day Game.. We need a huge crowd

    For someone who hasn't been to a game in a while, and is now also bringing small children for the first time, can anyone give advice as to what areas of the stadium will be shaded?
  9. top wide receiver

    Ok. I thought I'd lost my mind. Thanks for the clarification!
  10. top wide receiver

    Am I missing some sort of inside joke here? Who is this Kyle Allen that two of you have now referenced?
  11. top wide receiver

    That was Kyle Davis.
  12. JaTarvious Whitlow

    His highlight reel is kind of ridiculous.
  13. Last AU player from your High School

    Nick Ruffin
  14. Who ya got tonight?

    I've lived in Atlanta my entire life (aside from my years at AU) and I'm now 100% certain that this city's sports teams are cursed. There is absolutely no way we should have lost that game last night. It was over. We had it won. Then our coaches exhibited the worst clock management and playcalling that I've seen in my life. I can't even...
  15. Rhett leaves AU / New OC discussion (Merged)

    To piggy back off of your NFL themed post... I've wondered if it's possible that we have our guy already but he's still coaching on one of the 4 remaining NFL playoff teams. Sorry if that idea has already been brought up but I haven't read through 80+ pages of posts!