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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    It would be highly unusual for a player to do essentially nothing, not even special teams for three years, then to make a meaningful contribution in his fourth.

    So I've been a doubter, and am still in the, "show me," camp

    Still, I'm rooting for him to prove me wrong.
    I'll second that.

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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    It would be highly unusual for a player to do essentially nothing, not even special teams for three years, then to make a meaningful contribution in his fourth.

    So I've been a doubter, and am still in the, "show me," camp


    Still, I'm rooting for him to prove me wrong.
    Yea, I dig that. Q Williams went from nobody to first round draft pick in one year so count me in with the optimistic crowd.
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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBreeze View Post
    Yea, I dig that. Q Williams went from nobody to first round draft pick in one year so count me in with the optimistic crowd.
    Q was also a redshirt sophomore that had to wait behind first round pick Daron Payne.

    People are hesitant about Ben because he hasn’t even cracked the ST rotation, which is the norm for Saban teams.


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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBreeze View Post
    Yea, I dig that. Q Williams went from nobody to first round draft pick in one year so count me in with the optimistic crowd.
    not even close to the same. when Q was in second year as RF, he posted 20 tackles as a reserve and was heavy in the rotation, even getting two tackles against UGA in the championship game. Ben Davis, in his entire career so far, has taken less than 5 total snaps.

    That said - like others - I'd love for him to make the turn and prove me wrong...

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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    I give him credit for at least not giving up.
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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Q was also a redshirt sophomore that had to wait behind first round pick Daron Payne.

    People are hesitant about Ben because he hasn’t even cracked the ST rotation, which is the norm for Saban teams.


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    My point is that guys can and do turn it around. He is still young and physically gifted. Sometimes there really is a mental switch that can flip for whatever reason and I am optimistic Ben can play a role on the D this year.
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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBreeze View Post
    My point is that guys can and do turn it around. He is still young and physically gifted. Sometimes there really is a mental switch that can flip for whatever reason and I am optimistic Ben can play a role on the D this year.
    I don't think anyone is disputing that. Ben and Q are not even close to being equal situations, though.
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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJack View Post
    Rodney Orr is on JOX's Three Man Front and said he has heard Ben had a real good summer and has had three good days of practice. He said it is a long way to go but it is possible Ben is turning the corner. I guess we will know soon.
    Man, that would be the feel good story of the year! He`s put in the time, showed the dedication ( I suppose ). I think that`s why everybody is and should be pulling for him. Contribute, letter as an Alabama football player and get his degree. Not bad. Not bad at all.

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    Re: Is this the year Ben Davis “breaks out?”

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    I don't think anyone is disputing that. Ben and Q are not even close to being equal situations, though.
    Agreed. But if Q can go from promising recruit to top 5 pick in the draft then Ben can certainly go from scout team to key contributor in the LB rotation. At least, that is my optimistic perspective.
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