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He will never start at Alabama.
I don't see Sims as the starter next year if McCarron leaves, or the year after for that matter. He's a very good athlete, but I'm not crazy about his throwing motion. However, I'm not the decision maker and haven't seen enough of Ely and none of Morris to even give an informative opinion. I totally trust our coaches to make that decision when it's time.
Last edited by Alabama22; November 26th, 2012 at 11:35 PM.
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I agree that Blake Sims will be a wildcat QB and move to RB.
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The key for Sims' future playing time is developing as a pocket passer. Troy Smith did it within a pro-style offense at Ohio State. Just because a guy came in raw as an athlete at quarterback doesn't mean he can't develop into a good enough game manager to run the offense. WCU is the only time we gave him a legitimate shot of running the full offense and he looked further along as a passer than I expected.
I think it is still more likely Ely or Bateman take over if McCarron leaves after his eligibility expires. If McCarron - in my opinion, ill-advisedly - leaves early then Sims may be the best option as a stop gap. It is pretty telling that Ely didn't even attempt a pass in the WCU game...I think the gameplan seems to be to prepare Sims for the emergency option this year and possible starter next year.
We're a zone run team predominantly, so a zone read look isn't that far off from what we normally execute up front. Really, all we're doing is changing the numbers game for the defense by making the QB keep a possibility. In fact, most of the typical passing plays the "zone read heavy" teams use are already within our playbook. It is really a matter of Sims developing as a passer enough to maintain balance.
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Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinionNope.