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    Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    If AJ was suddenly absent, what do believe we would do. A combination of Ely and Blake? Defenses will immediately stack the box until Blake proves his arm. I was surprised that Ely didn't play at all, but I understand now that Blake fits what coach Saban was trying to do, run out the clock, keep the ball on the ground, maybe get a few 1st down. Blake fit that strategy better then Ely.

    I am hoping that Cooper Bateman is the real deal, because I have no idea of the talent level of any pocket quarterback on the team. GMAC throwing a beautiful TD in the 08 Iron Bowl was comforting for the future. Let's hope that AJ stays healthy.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    He could. The talent is there. His legs can put a lot of pressure on a defense.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    He'll have to make vast improvements in the passing game so I really don't think so. He's simply an insurance policy for this season in my opinion.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    I think he would do very well. We basically run a completely different offense when he's in the game to make him more of a weapon.

    We really haven't seen exactly what he can really do because normally when he's in the game Coach S. has called off the dogs completely and sticks with the basics.

    I'd like to see him with the full playbook at his disposal. I don't think he's the ideal QB for our offensive style of play but still, if needed, I think he could do pretty well.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    I personally don't see the touch on high percentage passes. Blake will remain a wildcat QB imo, or a co-starter with Ely.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Morris has more top end potential. Will boil down to a question next year of which has a better handle. If Morris has a good handle, then he is he future qb. Sims will just be a change of pace from either Ely or Morris.

    And i should add...Ely has a good handle. So read my comment as if Morris can catch up to Ely??, then Morris will be th QB next year. If not, I see Ely being it if AJ for some reason does not come back. JMO.
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    Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    I arrived pretty early Saturday and focused on the QB's warming up. I noticed that the only 2 guys that seem to have a fluid throwing motion and a high degree of accuracy are AJ and Alex Morris. Morris also seems to have a big arm as well. Sims seems to struggle throwing the ball past about 30 yards. Not sure what Bateman will do but my money would be on Morris as our next qb


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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    I like Blake on short yardage, but don't see him being a every down QB.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by skipster63 View Post
    Morris has more top end potential. Will boil down to a question next year of which has a better handle. If Morris has a good handle, then he is he future qb. Sms will just be a change of pace from either Ely or Morris.
    Cooper Bateman will certainly red-shirt unless he is just spectacular. It is really a challenge for our coaching staff having underclassman leaving. I doubt Coach Saban was thinking that AJ would possible leave during the 2012 recruiting class, along with the recruits. If AJ was a senior I bet we would have snagged a top 10 QB in that class instead of this one. We might have an unexpected gap. Injuries can do that, but most pocket QB's stay fairly healthy these days.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy Smith View Post
    I arrived pretty early Saturday and focused on the QB's warming up. I noticed that the only 2 guys that seem to have a fluid throwing motion and a high degree of accuracy are AJ and Alex Morris. Morris also seems to have a big arm as well. Sims seems to struggle throwing the ball past about 30 yards. Not sure what Bateman will do but my money would be on Morris as our next qb

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    Watched Morris a little in warm ups and I agree he looks like an ideal pocket passer. He'll have an advantage over Bateman in terms of being in the program longer, but I hope that's not an issue if AJ comes back next year. Then the next year Morris and Bateman should battle it out in the spring to see who the next qb is to lead the Tide to future championships.

    JMO, but I think Sims' role is to be a clock killer in a back up role. I don't think he fits the profile of what CNS/Nuss wants to be our offensive style.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Watched Morris a little in warm ups and I agree he looks like an ideal pocket passer. He'll have an advantage over Bateman in terms of being in the program longer, but I hope that's not an issue if AJ comes back next year. Then the next year Morris and Bateman should battle it out in the spring to see who the next qb is to lead the Tide to future championships.

    JMO, but I think Sims' role is to be a clock killer in a back up role. I don't think he fits the profile of what CNS/Nuss wants to be our offensive style.
    Agree, AJ staying another year would be like night and day with the QB situation. We have proven twice that we can win NC's with 1st year starters, but both had 2+ years in the program. A 3 way QB battle in 2014 would be great.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    IMO, yes....but it would take further overall of the offense than what we have seen. You'd have to have Yeldon and Drake have roles similar to Barner and Thomas at Oregon, and lots of involvement behind the LOS from guys like Cyrus Jones (slot guys) and only the occasional deep ball after safeties are playing in the box.

    All of that said, would we do that? Likely not.

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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption22 View Post
    IMO, yes....but it would take further overall of the offense than what we have seen. You'd have to have Yeldon and Drake have roles similar to Barner and Thomas at Oregon, and lots of involvement behind the LOS from guys like Cyrus Jones (slot guys) and only the occasional deep ball after safeties are playing in the box.

    All of that said, would we do that? Likely not.
    Agree. If we don't change the system with OC's it will take a lot to do so for a player.

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