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    Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real
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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Jess, this assessment is truly a great representation of your sharp mind, exceptional writing skills, and story telling ability. How you do this in the wee hours of the night is truly extraordinary and we TIDEFANS readers are blessed to have you. On to the game; my main take away was that we need an infusion of big nasties on the defensive line for future years. Looking at Williams, Buggs and Davis, they will all likely move to the league next year - right?
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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Thank you, Jess. I think the uncharacteristic drops in the passing game really compounded any issues Tua was having. Youíre right about him not wanting to abandon the play. But thatís who he is and what has made him successful. But, just like everything in life, sometimes our strengths can hinder us.

    For sure, though, this needs to be a one time case of the drops if we will be playing OU next.

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Great recap - very well said!

    Still stunned. I only hope that the players learn from this as they would learn from a loss. Georgia was more focused. Georgia played with greater intensity. Eventually Alabama's talent got it done, and that is what worries me - they might not have. One more key drop in those last two drives by Jalen and Alabama loses.

    Which way will Alabama go from here? Will the players buckle down and get back to work, or will they coast into the CFP. If they coast into the CFP, this will turn into a wasted season. I am betting on the former.

    I think that Tua is going to be upset by his performance. I think that the receivers are going to be upset by their performance. I think that Murray is going to win the Heisman and provide the fire that this team needs to get back to playing dominant football. And when that happens, no one can touch Alabama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Great recap - very well said!

    Still stunned. I only hope that the players learn from this as they would learn from a loss. Georgia was more focused. Georgia played with greater intensity. Eventually Alabama's talent got it done, and that is what worries me - they might not have. One more key drop in those last two drives by Jalen and Alabama loses.

    Which way will Alabama go from here? Will the players buckle down and get back to work, or will they coast into the CFP. If they coast into the CFP, this will turn into a wasted season. I am betting on the former.

    I think that Tua is going to be upset by his performance. I think that the receivers are going to be upset by their performance. I think that Murray is going to win the Heisman and provide the fire that this team needs to get back to playing dominant football. And when that happens, no one can touch Alabama.

    Roll Tide!
    Agreed. Tua lost the Heisman last night because of his play; simply put, he was barely average (drops notwithstanding).
    He couldnít/didnít find guys who were wide open several times, and that has been one of his strengths.
    Bamaís defense played well in the second half and closed the door in the fourth quarter. They had about 150 rushing yds for the game, which I thought was the least amount they needed for a chance to win.
    But Fromm lit up the secondary in the first half. Murray/Haskins are light years better than Fromm IMO, although neither has an equivalent rushing attack, or defense.
    Plenty of time to rest, heal and definitely refocus.


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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    The irony of the pat on the back for the special teams . . . On a night of miscues from all other phases of the game.

    The biggest question lurking is what happens to Hurts. What program could he go to that wouldn’t be a massive step down from Alabama?

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    One of the joys from a career in journalism are mornings like this: in the aftermath of some big event, and a reporter/writer/thinker you admire and trust offers an appraisal and the context of what you watched the day before.

    And before dawn, with nobody else around, you get to open that work like it’s a wrapped gift, sit with it, admire it, and take it all in.

    Your opening paragraphs this morning, once again written on a tight deadline, are that good. Thank you from your readers.

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    It will be an interesting discussion about Jalen's future that I look foward to us having.

    It's wishful thinking to hope he stays at Bama. He deserves an opportunity to be a starter, but I think he's so full of Bama that it'll be a hard decision no matter what.

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    It will be an interesting discussion about Jalen's future that I look foward to us having.

    It's wishful thinking to hope he stays at Bama. He deserves an opportunity to be a starter, but I think he's so full of Bama that it'll be a hard decision no matter what.
    Not so sure if it is wishful thinking or not. He sounded like someone who plans on staying at Alabama in his post-game interview. IMO, if Alabama wins out and Jalen has a continued role in that championship, he stays.

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Great write up. Thank you. Our guys need the rest for the playoffs for sure.

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Great write up. Thanks for all you do. Have you ever thought of writing a book?

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEyeshade View Post
    One of the joys from a career in journalism are mornings like this: in the aftermath of some big event, and a reporter/writer/thinker you admire and trust offers an appraisal and the context of what you watched the day before.

    And before dawn, with nobody else around, you get to open that work like itís a wrapped gift, sit with it, admire it, and take it all in.

    Your opening paragraphs this morning, once again written on a tight deadline, are that good. Thank you from your readers.
    Ditto.

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    Re: Georgia wrap-up: A story too preposterous for Hollywood, but still so very real

    Jess, I so enjoyed this. Your write-ups are the highlight of my day.
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