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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    I think Black is going to be used primarily as the play action deep ball guy. Occasionally, we may use him on the shallow crossing route.

    I don't think we'll see him get many screen balls or short passes. I think Jones or Cooper will get those calls, with Norwood blocking. Black will probably used more as a deep option, similar to Bell's strength.

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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    I like the screen as a "first targets" because it helps prove to Black it's still the same ol' football he's been catching since he was little. Ideally, a well blocked screen will keep the initial defenders off of him and allow him to use his pure open-field skills to make a play.

    I'd hate to give him some TD-potential deep pass in one of his first snaps and he chokes up on an easy catch. The screen is a good nerves-calmer.

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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    The way I see it, if Coach and the staff feel confident about burning this kid's redshirt --- get him the ball.
    Don't worry about him dropping a bomb. This kid is talented, he plays for Alabama and he came here to win championships. He's good enough and he's caught passes all his life. I don't think it would be productive to shut out certain routes or passing options just because he's unproven.
    He's a playmaker. Let him do his thing!
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    Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    At this point, I wouldn't be surprised at anything from his standing on the side line to starting and playing most of the game. I do think those who are harping on "wasting a redshirt" are just not understanding the structure of today's draft and this kid's ability. In fact, I wonder how many really watched what he looked like in the A-Day game. He was the #2 rated WR in the country. If we need him, we'll see plenty of him and CNS will not hesitate to use him. Personally, I think we might see him go first on a couple of fly patterns, just to give their DBs something to think about as he passes them...
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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    SIAP, but here is Chris Black and his touchdown at the spring game.


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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMom2Boys View Post
    SIAP, but here is Chris Black and his touchdown at the spring game.


    glad we were able to save this red shirt. Thanks CB for being willing to contribute.

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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    I must admit I thought that he would play. Not that I'm disappointed.

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    Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    Didn't need him. I know it kept UGA coaches thinking.
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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    Is it for sure that Black didn't play in the SECCG? I thought I saw him in the game for a few snaps, early on. I couldn't be sure, though.

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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    I guess the coaches decided we didn't need him. Can't really complain, since we won the game, and kept his redshirt. Really excited about next year's team (yes I know the season isn't over yet!)
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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    no surprise. he was IMO available to play only if some guys went down with injury.

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    Re: Chris Black to make debut against Georgia

    The official game participation list, other than starters, per Rolltide.com doesn't show Chris playing.

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    Alabama: 2F-Cody Mandell, 3-Vinnie Sunseri, 4-T.J. Yeldon, 5-Jeremy Shelley, 5C-Carson Tinker, 8-Cyrus Jones, 8A-Jeoffrey Pagan,
    9A-Quinton Dial, 16-Bradley Sylve, 18-Reggie Ragland, 21-Brent Calloway, 26-Landon Collins, 27-Nick Perry, 30-Denzel Devall,
    31-Kelly Johnson, 35-Nico Johnson, 36-Tyler Hayes, 43-Cade Foster, 47-Xzavier Dickson, 62-Brandon Ivory, 80-Marvin Shinn,
    82-Harrison Jones.

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