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

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    Without the aid of a crystal ball or Taro cards I will predict Sims moves back to RB next year but brings a true wildcat threat to run the read option in situations.


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    Excatly, Sims is a "wildcat, option, running" QB with just an average arm. As if he is a stater one day or not will largely depend on the type of game Saban chooses to run. If its a basic one, not that much, if its a wildcat one, yes.
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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy Smith View Post
    Without the aid of a crystal ball or Taro cards I will predict Sims moves back to RB next year but brings a true wildcat threat to run the read option in situations.


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    I don't think there's any way he moves from QB. You gotta remember we're a bit thin at running back this year because of injuries, but next year we're going to be trying to figure out which one of the eight or nine we're gonna play cause they're all gonna be pretty darn good.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    I don't think there's any way he moves from QB. You gotta remember we're a bit thin at running back this year because of injuries, but next year we're going to be trying to figure out which one of the eight or nine we're gonna play cause they're all gonna be pretty darn good.
    That gave me a chuckle. The ITAT AU board has fumed with frustration each time a good RB or LB has signed with us, because we're so loaded that, in their opinion, the kid will ride the pine for a while when he could come to AU and play right away (FWIW)...
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    Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    That gave me a chuckle. The ITAT AU board has fumed with frustration each time a good RB or LB has signed with us, because we're so loaded that, in their opinion, the kid will ride the pine for a while when he could come to AU and play right away (FWIW)...
    It actually would not surprise me to see him transfer - hopefully not there but to somewhere he could contribute. He is one of those kids that really is not a great fit as a regular here. Good athlete - just not great fit here.


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    Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    He will never start at Alabama.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    That gave me a chuckle. The ITAT AU board has fumed with frustration each time a good RB or LB has signed with us, because we're so loaded that, in their opinion, the kid will ride the pine for a while when he could come to AU and play right away (FWIW)...
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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

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    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 information opinion. I totally trust our coaches to make that decision when it's time.
    Exactly..I just don't see Sims being the starter after AJ..As others have stated..We'd have to go in a whole different system with Sims as QB..I just don't see it..That's not a a knock against Sims..We run a Pro Style offense..Not a spread run, zone type offense(or whatever you call it)..Should Coach Saban decide that's the direction he wants the offense to move towards..I won't question it & will support it 100%..As for Ely & Morris goes..We simply have no clue cause we haven't seen them in action..They're on scholarship for a reason & Coach Saban wouldn't give 'em one if he didn't think they were capable SEC type talent..

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

    I agree that Blake Sims will be a wildcat QB and move to RB.
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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    Personally I worry about Sims being our #1. We need to be able to pass effectively else no matter what you do, the running game will dry up.
    I agree. Our offense becomes one dimmensional with Sims at QB.

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

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    Just like Corey Grant?
    Hate to bring this up in this thread but since you mentioned it, did Corey Grant play last Saturday against Bama?
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    Re: Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion.

    Could Blake Sims be a starter one day, opinion

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