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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    Possibly on special teams. He had a special talent for punt returns.

    He also had a special talent for knocking the ball loose.

    As a cover DB, he was just average at best.
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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce014 View Post
    Actually I think he's an awesomely talented athlete for his size
    He brings intangibles similar to David Palmer or Javier Arenas (on the field, only).

    But .......... if you ask that question I think you have to be fair and ask if Richardson would have made a difference for us.
    I do not put him on the same level of Trent...

    Also, the Arenas comparison is a bit interesting. I was of the opinion that Arenas cost us an LSU game. He hadn't fully developed his coverage game yet, and he let a guy get open in a long yardage passing situation. That's the issue with Mathieu, not that he isn't very talented and potentially game changing, but his coverage, which is not all that exceptional if you actually throw at him (vs. letting him just scurry around trying to make plays).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce014 View Post
    Actually I think he's an awesomely talented athlete for his size
    He brings intangibles similar to David Palmer or Javier Arenas (on the field, only).

    But .......... if you ask that question I think you have to be fair and ask if Richardson would have made a difference for us.
    That wouldn't be fair. We would run away with everything. Lacy and TJ is already doing big things and then you add Trent to that equation. Just wouldn't be right. Was he opportunistic? Yes he was in a big way, but he's no where near the same level as Trent!
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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    The only difference he would have made is he's alot shorter than the guy T.J. juked out of his shoes on the way to the endzone.

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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    I'm not sure that 'Honey Boo Boo' would have helped LSU very much.
    CNS took him out of the game last year. All that was left was his mouth.
    'Honey Boo Boo's' taste for recreational drugs took him out this year...
    He's had more 'One Last Chance's' than the guys on ANIMAL HOUSE.

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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    Quote Originally Posted by GulfCoastTider View Post
    Possibly on special teams. He had a special talent for punt returns.

    He also had a special talent for knocking the ball loose.

    As a cover DB, he was just average at best.
    I agree with you. So far as his NFL future, perhaps he could walk on with the Raiders; he would fit in. I know we have one of our own playing for them, but he was drafted there.

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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    Sure, I guess the old Mathieu could have.




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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    If he was playing I have no doubt in my mind that they would have SMOKED us...

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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    He has lost his Honey Badger status.

    And Tyran Methieu as the Beaver

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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    I could care less what would have happened if an overrated cover guy who received unjustified hype and has not played a down all year because he didn't learn anything from his prior offenses was in the game. Alabama's defense lost four top draft picks off the defense that surrendered 9 points in eight-plus quarters.
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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    I tend to think that he was a private cancer on the team last year, spreading bad habits, which overbalanced whatever benefit he had for the team. I think they're better off without him and I hope, strictly for their sakes, that his last offense ended his comeback hopes. OTOH, if they bring him back, it will be to their detriment...
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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    Anybody remember the "other CB" #17 Morris Claiborne??? 1st team All American, 1st All SEC, Jim Thorpe recipient and was drafted 6th overall by the Cowboys. He was way better as a CB than Honey Badger. He would have had more of an impact.
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    Re: Would Mathieu have made a difference Saturday night for lsu?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJama17 View Post
    Anybody remember the "other CB" #17 Morris Claiborne??? 1st team All American, 1st All SEC, Jim Thorpe recipient and was drafted 6th overall by the Cowboys. He was way better as a CB than Honey Badger. He would have had more of an impact.
    Yes, and he stepped right in as an outstanding pro...
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