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Rodney Scott...Sinner or Saint??


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I just watched some of the replays from Saturday's game and I was really surprised to see who I think was Rodney Scott (Ole Miss #2) come down the field on kickoff coverage and it appeared to me his sole purpose was headhunting Onterio, who did NOT have the ball.  Maybe it was by design that he take out the lead blocker, but it sure looks funny when he demolishes O-Mac literally only 2 yards from Demond Washington on his kickoff return for a TD and it doesn't even look like he considered going after the ball carrier.  In fact, it appeared to me that he could have easily vectored directly into Washington instead of O-Mac. 

Now let me be clear, I absolutely appreciate what Scott did when he remained still last year when Zac was seriously hurt and potentially prevented any further serious injury.  That was definitely good sportsmanship, though I think it was probably more natural than many of us might think given the fact Zac was motionless dead weight draped on top of him and was probably screaming "I can't move".  I just provide this little snap shot of Rodney Scott one year later for your consideration before we fully canonize him.  You watch it and tell me what you see.  War Eagle!

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after the hit -

he stood over O-mac & hadda few words -

NEVER even looked at the actual ball carrier -

then on the sideline, was seen several times laffing about it -

even the commentators were wonderin' "what wuz he thinkin'??"

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I didn't have a problem with the hit.  It was clean.  What was intriguing to me was how he was on the sideline hamming it up after the play.  I mean, Washington had just gone for a TD and Scott didn't seem to care at all.  Even the commentators noticed it.  I'm sure it wasn't a fun film review for him.

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after the hit -

he stood over O-mac & hadda few words -

NEVER even looked at the actual ball carrier -

then on the sideline, was seen several times laffing about it -

even the commentators were wonderin' "what wuz he thinkin'??"

Ole miss did alot of yapping during the game the guy that hit blake after cam over threw him the second time did the same thing.  Stood over him and ran his mouth the official came up and told him to knock it off.  But it sure was sweet when t zach stiff armed the same guy into the ground like a small child.  Watching them walk back to the huddle after that they knew they were beat and beat bad.

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I was at the game, so I didn't see it on TV and I was just watching highlights, so I wasn't aware of the additional info about him on the sidelines afterward and the comments by the TV crew.  That only makes my assertion stronger in my mind.  And no, I didn't say there was anything "dirty" about the hit (though his intentions might have been).  It was just peculiar that he would think that it was more important to take out the lead blocker and not the ball carrier.  I suspect it might have been because O-Mac had already burned them for a long TD.  War Eagle!

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I am not sure if omac played after that hit - is he OK? I haven't heard anything about an injury at this point but I wanted to be sure

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I am not sure if omac played after that hit - is he OK? I haven't heard anything about an injury at this point but I wanted to be sure

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yes, OMac played after that, as far as I know not hurt...something was odd about that hit bec. if I remember correctly, OMac couldn't have been the lead blocker considering he was behind Demond when the hit occurred. (I was kind of hoping they had another #2 out there and that it wasn't Scott).

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Yep, he thought he was the man coming down there and pounding on the 160 lb OMAC who didnt even have the ball. Scott didn't even see Demond because he was so focused on making a useless big hit. Worked out well for us. Thanks for the bonehead play Rod!

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This has been discussed on another thread.

Washington originally looked to be headed behind OM (OM was in front). About the time of the hit DW cut behind the two. I think Scott anticipated and was wrong. He would've knocked OM into DW if he would've been right. I'm sure his perspective is a little different flying down the field. I know none of this for fact but it seems to make more sense than the alternative.

Not sure I've ever agreed with Bob Davie's perspective.

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