WarEagle1983

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  1. WarEagle1983

    Patient Purifoy Pissed

    I'm surprised it hasn't gotten back to BP. Maybe it has..who knows. But i don't see how this helps his case at all. Running to social media after every game whining like a child. I get he wants to play and feels he can make a difference but talk to BP and go grind in practice to show he should get minutes because he's working hard and being a team guy. I'm not sure if he thinks he would be some all-world player this year. He may be feeling the pressure b/c he has a kid on the way. Either way...his options seem limited if he wants to leave.
  2. WarEagle1983

    Patient Purifoy Pissed

    Yep. Still whining on Facebook. Saying he wants to leave.
  3. WarEagle1983

    Patient Purifoy Pissed

  4. WarEagle1983

    Patient Purifoy Pissed

    This can’t be a good thing
  5. WarEagle1983

    Horton reassigned to off field role

    Like not running our RB1 into the ground every season and giving guys like Worm more reps. I guess we can all dream for that.
  6. WarEagle1983

    Horton reassigned to off field role

    My thoughts exactly. Anyone correct me if i'm off base but seems like he's been trying to leave for some time now. Seems like he may have turned down a job or two and/or not hired. Maybe he feels he should have a better position than what teams have been offering/considering him for?
  7. WarEagle1983

    Feeling better about next year

    Good point Sir!
  8. WarEagle1983

    Feeling better about next year

    Oh i'm not giving the job to Nix if that's what anyone may think. I don't even care to listen or watch Gus's pressors anymore and that's fine if we don't know the starter until game time. My concern is that Nix may not be given the job simply because Gus has "trust" issues or it's conceived that we have the toughest schedule and he will not give Nix the job just because we play in the SEC West. My point is that if he's the best QB on the roster and gives us the best chance then none of the aforementioned should matter. We knew at a certain point that SW should've starting but Gus was too apprehensive. At this point, we're going to have a young QB with Nix, Malik or Gatewood. It's time we see what we have or don't have.
  9. WarEagle1983

    Locker room dissension

    I'm no Gus fan but i can agree. Do i think there was SOME issues in the locker room? Yes, i mean from my playing days just in high school there usually is when you have high expectations coming into the season and not living up to them. Knowing we had the talent to stack up with any team and the offense not being able to hardly do anything and Gus's uncertainty as HC...i'm sure that does wear on some guys in the locker room. However, it does appear that the media made it out to be A LOT more than what it was. I just think that the whole contract situation from start to finish created a bigger mess than if we would've just had a letdown season. The questions about Gus would've still been the same but when you add in how the contract issues....it all became a complete mess. Combine that with a lackluster President and a new AD.....a lot of things came together in a not so good way to create a perfect storm for rumors to spread all over the place.
  10. WarEagle1983

    Feeling better about next year

    The point is that even those other guys didn't work out...many were given the opportunity. Jacob Eason was provided an opportunity. He didn't fail miserably...it was just that Fromm ran the offense better. No different than from Kelly Bryant. Point is that coaches were in place to not be scared to either make a change or stick with the young QB and let him go through the growing pains and/or set the QB up to succeed. My point is that we can't let fear of a freshman playing in the SEC stop us from playing the best player IF he is indeed the best QB.
  11. WarEagle1983

    Feeling better about next year

    I don't think our schedule is as hard as it is made out to be. If we didn't play musical QBchairs against Clemson....Sean W. could've led us to a victory. If we would've done any time of game planning against an average UGA team with a hurt SW...that's likely a win. Getting out coached LSU. We make things difficult on ourselves IMO. Gus has trust issues period. It's been so many examples of players being discovered only after we've had no choice but to play them either through injuries or by default. If Gus needs an experienced QB then why hasn't he developed one? Why is he still running to JUCO if that's what he needs? If he knows he's not even going to consider playing a young QB then it's up to him to do everything possible to have an experienced QB. Not to start a bash Gus party but just valid questions IMO. Coaches are not being gunshy about playing these younger QBs. Yes, some will pan out and some will not. It's the nature of the game and process. I'm all about playing guys who gives us the best chance to win no matter if they're a freshman or senior. Yes, starting with Clemson were difficult games but we blew those opportunities as well as against LSU and UGA when they were just average teams. Now we're coming up on a year where the schedule is brutal and NOW Gus wants to kick things into overdrive. That should've been the mentality years ago. But we are where we are at this point. So we'll have to see if he can get it done. He's created many of these issues himself so at this point, I'm not giving him an out simply because the schedule is brutal.
  12. WarEagle1983

    We Didn’t Finish in the Top 25

    Exactly. I jumped off that whole "Go SEC" train years ago. I previously supported it to a small degree but there's nothing to brag about when Bama is carrying the SEC. Just felt like I'd just be cheering for Bama. Plus, I'm worried about Auburn and AU only.
  13. WarEagle1983

    We Didn’t Finish in the Top 25

    I just don't buy that anymore. Just sounds like more excuses at this point when we're having issues beating teams that are not that good in the SEC west. Yes, it's tough but not as tough as some make it to be. There's absolutely zero reasons for us to have struggled against a down LSU. Our worry should only have to be about Alabama in the West...then with UGA. That's part of my point is that we've missed out on valuable opportunities in the past few years when those teams were down and now many teams in the SEC as a whole are significantly improving. We have to stop giving excuses and get it done.
  14. WarEagle1983

    Feeling better about next year

    I agree regarding MW. Many are writing him off at this point but as you've stated i do think part of the reason he has regressed is that we didn't help his confidence in allowing him to run the offense when he got his chances. I don't think he was put in good situations. You look at a game like Alabama State and Liberty....those would've been golden opportunities for MW to get playing time the entire 4th quarter. I'm still lost with Gatewood and if he was healthy or what during the season. It's just clear from our history that we don't know what we have with QBs until they go live in games. Practices alone have not been a good gauge for what we have at QB. It's certainly going to be interesting to see how the QB situation plays out. I hope we get Nix as ready as he can be. I think he may be a little different than with our past young QBs in that he's been well groomed at the QB position for a long time and clearly has the leadership and championship pedigree that's desired from a QB. I would love to see Gatewood get a shot as well b/c he could have a nice upside. I just hope Nix will not be realistically ruled out simply because he's a true freshman. There's nothing remotely complicated about our offense so i never understand the statements that a player has yet to grasp the offense as a reason why they're not playing.
  15. WarEagle1983

    Feeling better about next year

    Agree. Good or bad....i just think we have to give our QBs the opportunity. I'm not saying Gatewood or Nix is the next Lawrence but i do respect that Saban and Dabo understand that in order to field the best team...they have to put the best players on the field no matter if they're a true freshman and they prepare them throughout the season.