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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    We paid them man to put the best guys in the nation he could get into crimson and white and on the field in a position to succeed. He's doing the job we hired him to do and I'm not going to question it now.

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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    So we all pretty much agree.

    If Black has 1st/2nd round talent there is a good chance he would stay 3 years shirt or no shirt year due to the draft rules ruling a redshirt as one of the 3 years.
    If he does not prove a top draft choice after 3 years in our system, then with the way coach Saban recruits, a lost year would not be that bad.

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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    The only lost years are when you have a guy like Mike McCoy who played 3-4 snaps in the first game of 2006 and never saw the field again. This isn't a waste, the circumstances of the WR depth chart have changed. They were playing it safe with him because there was depth at the position but that depth isn't there anymore. If he's getting his RS "burned" to play in championship games, that isn't a lost year even if he doesn't have a single target when on the field.

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    Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    Just to get our expectations in check. Black is more Marquis Maze than Kenny Bell or DeAndrew White. He can stretch the field.

    What I worry about is his wind. Practice is great, but we can't expect him to come into a game of this magnitude and dominate it. Remember, the last game he played in was a high school game, and now he's in (for all intents & purposes) a playoff game for the National Championship.

    So if he can give us anything of significance (even if it's one explosive play early on to loosen up the defense), he will help us tremendously
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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    It is hard to even get to the SEC Championship game. It is about to become even harder to get to the BCS game (though, oddly, it may become easier for good teams to win). The point is that if you can get there, you have to do everything you reasonably can to win.

    I do feel for the kid if his first college down is in the SEC Championship game. You can tell me all you want about practice and preparation, it is just not the same as a game. Much less a championship game.
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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    If he can do ANYTHING that the Georgia film-watchers wouldn't have seen on tape, then that's something that can surprise their defense, and it only takes one play to break open a game. I look forward to seeing the results.
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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Just to get our expectations in check. Black is more Marquis Maze than Kenny Bell or DeAndrew White. He can stretch the field.

    What I worry about is his wind. Practice is great, but we can't expect him to come into a game of this magnitude and dominate it. Remember, the last game he played in was a high school game, and now he's in (for all intents & purposes) a playoff game for the National Championship.

    So if he can give us anything of significance (even if it's one explosive play early on to loosen up the defense), he will help us tremendously
    If he is similar to Marquize Maize, then Saban might put him back returning punts. I used to love watching Maze return punts :-). And we all know that returning a punt for a TD can change the momentum pretty quick.

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    Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    Apparently this has moved from might to a definite.

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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    He is like Maze in how he gets in and out of routes. He has great quickness. He was said to have better hands than Cooper. I think Mike Williams will be used more as a blocker than receiver in this one. Maybe Cooper in the slot more.

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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    O.k that's established most likely.

    We all know that he's good, but what he's being asked to do is a huge challenge. A true freshman, 1st game being the SECCG and possible the BCSCG.

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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Williams got to campus as a WR. Then, Jarrick Williams got injured and Dixon left campus. With those two departures in the secondary, Eddie had to switch to DB. I think it was too late in camp for him to pick up enough information to get playing time.
    Very true. Also I'm not sure I agree with the original post that if you don't play in your true freshman year that something is wrong with you. Saban speaks all the time about players have different levels of maturity. Honestly if we didn't hear a word out of Williams and then he turned into a star for 2 more that's a very great career.

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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Just to get our expectations in check. Black is more Marquis Maze than Kenny Bell or DeAndrew White. He can stretch the field.

    What I worry about is his wind. Practice is great, but we can't expect him to come into a game of this magnitude and dominate it. Remember, the last game he played in was a high school game, and now he's in (for all intents & purposes) a playoff game for the National Championship.

    So if he can give us anything of significance (even if it's one explosive play early on to loosen up the defense), he will help us tremendously
    This is exactly what I expect if we play him. I think we go to him deep right away to demonstrate his speed to the UGA staff. They're not going to believe it or take it into consideration until they see it. Remembering what he looked like before he got hurt, it's going to raise some eyebrows...
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    Re: Bell Injury May Lead to Emergence of Freshman WR Chris Black

    We try a pop play off the play action AT LEAST once a game to Bell or White...Black is probably going to fill that role. The concern is that Bell and White have the experience with McCarron where he can judge their speed well and put the ball in the basket. Also, they probably realize where McCarron wants to put it too. Experience with a pass-catch combo is more than just knowing how they see option route things...it is an almost mental link on things like how they'll run a known route...
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