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Meyer invented the concept of concepts? Who knew. I thought he invented faking chest pains and being a giant Dbag
Getting 7 interceptions is not lucky. It means he is an ILB that is excellent in pass coverage, with a very good defensive front that allows him to stay and work in space.
All of my posts, or just the ones about Alabama/ND?You have been hating on ND since I have been on this board. I know I am a guest, but I would like to stay. I have received an immense amount of great info since I have been here. But each one of your posts has consistently not made sense to me.
Robert Lester has had 14 INTs for Alabama over the last 3 seasons - a HUGE number for a safety. But don't let that stat deceive you - a safety with only 6 INTs over the same 3 seasons is better - his name is Eric Reid (ducks). And several other ILBs are better than Te'o, IMO - the 7 INTs not withstanding.Getting 7 interceptions is not lucky. It means he is an ILB that is excellent in pass coverage, with a very good defensive front that allows him to stay and work in space.
Is getting an INT pure luck? No. But getting 7 in one season in a 4 year career in which he had zero in previous seasons shows that he got lucky more than once this year, and maybe was a little less fortunate in previous seasons.
Edited to add - just because I do not like Notre Dame does not mean that I do not like the ND fans posting on this site. You all seem to be very level-headed (maybe more so than me), and I appreciate the perspective that you have brought to the discussion this past month or so.
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A MLB that can play three downs is pretty valuable. When Manti lost his loved ones, it became a story and he also played two pretty good games. That started the talk and the hype and that's when his name started popping up on ESPN's Heisman watch, like #5. From there the leaders kind of fell off after losses and Manti and Johnny started moving on up. To be honest I got a little uncomfortable with some of the coverage, especially with the repeated story about his lost loved ones. It was kind of an off year for real superstars and no one else ever stepped into the picture so it held up through the Heisman ceremony.
Manti is a very humble kid, very spiritual. While I'm sure he appreciated the coverage I would bet it meant a lot less than the success of the team. The coverage was out there but that was the media's doing, not his. I do understand the weariness of the hype. Manti is a good kid like many on Alabama's team
Thanks for the edit. I've enjoyed the board a lot.
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It is surely not impossible that a 4th year returning starter exponentially improved over the offseason in simply one aspect of the game - pass coverage. Manti had 133 tackles his sophomore year. 30 less this year, yet had more interceptions. He drastically improved his coverage ability in the offseason. In fact it was one thing he strongly focused on for months.
I'm sure some of his INT's involved luck. Rarely does an INT involve something forced purely by the one making it. Often it can involve enhanced pressure or a bad decision. I don't have to tell you that. If that is "luck," then I stand corrected, and you are correct.
Also, I'd like you to name me a better ILB not named C.J. Mosley.
Yeah, I know but the awards that Te'o were given were available to him.
The Minter kid from LSU isn't too shabby either.
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To classify his INT's as luck, we must first define what a lucky INT is. I'm not sure I am capable of that.