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#106 SCP

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:54 AM

You can't be an NFL QB when you are 5'10" with toothpick legs. That size and skinniness works against WCU, Wofford, and Michigan. Sorry, but he'd get broken in half if he spent a full game behind center in the NFL.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:55 AM

(facepalm)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:56 AM

No, he is not a QB. He WAS a qb in a small school. In the pros, he was never a QB candidate for any team. Not once. He will never be a NFL QB aside from the occasional wildcat. The faster the App alum realize this, the better off they will be and the less ill informed they will present themselves.


While I am in agreement that AE is not an NFL QB. I do believe Fox had no plans in getting him in the game. The guy has speed and is very dangerous in the second level. It isn't like they gave him many opportunities and he dropped every pass throw his way and proved he wasn't a WR. He never had the chance. Thomas and Clowney just showed Fox wasn't going to play AE.

We were out of it by our Bye week. Why not die with your rookies. Davidson was lost... Fox could give 2 $hits and though the players remained motivated Fox wasn't playing AE.

Why we will never know. I BELIEVE he had an issue with pick and would have rather had something else.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:00 AM

Such great and unmatched wisdom!:hat:

Well thank you CAVSCOUT for the three BAD rep entries this morning. Just because you don't agree with me. Your UNC tarhole insignia tells it all there on your site. Too bad that you are obviously a self centered opinionated individual that is very prejudiced.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:47 AM

AE wouldn't have survived at QB in the SEC, let alone the NFL.

The question isn't whether he would succeed there in the Pros (and he wouldn't), it's whether he can succeed at all. He's got a lot of physical tools, but so do a lot of guys who never made it in the big leagues.

There are two things that need to be determined. First, if he has the ball in space can he make the defenders miss and be the elusive, speedy playmaker he was in college?

Second, and this is pertinent only if the first is a yes, where can he play that will get him the ball in space a lot? He wasn't great as a punt returner last year, and he has yet to catch a ball in a real game. So maybe it's not where can he play, but it's a "will be be any good at that position?" type of question.

Again, unless he's still a playmaker in space, it's moot. But if he is, and if he can get the ball where he's effective, then no one will complain about where he was taken.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:51 AM

AE wouldn't have survived at QB in the SEC, let alone the NFL.

The question isn't whether he would succeed there in the Pros (and he wouldn't), it's whether he can succeed at all. He's got a lot of physical tools, but so do a lot of guys who never made it in the big leagues.

There are two things that need to be determined. First, if he has the ball in space can he make the defenders miss and be the elusive, speedy playmaker he was in college?

Second, and this is pertinent only if the first is a yes, where can he play that will get him the ball in space a lot? He wasn't great as a punt returner last year, and he has yet to catch a ball in a real game. So maybe it's not where can he play, but it's a "will be be any good at that position?" type of question.

Again, unless he's still a playmaker in space, it's moot. But if he is, and if he can get the ball where he's effective, then no one will complain about where he was taken.


I agree with what you say.

You will never EVER know if you don't put him on the field. They could have had a couple of plays using Smitty as a decoy to put him in the open and see what he can do. We can bitch and moan all we want but to really know you have to put him on the field.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

Well thank you CAVSCOUT for the three BAD rep entries this morning. Just because you don't agree with me. Your UNC tarhole insignia tells it all there on your site. Too bad that you are obviously a self centered opinionated individual that is very prejudiced.


Yet another post to show how uneducated you are on many subjects. The insignia is from the 1/11 Cavalry unit that I was stationed with for the better part of 12 years defending you and your right to free speech. Some people just don't have the balls to put their lives on the line for their fellow countrymen though, do they?

Secondly, if you had taken the time to read any of my posts elsewhere on this site, you would have learned that I am an FSU fan, not a "tarhole' fan as you so inelegantly put it.

Thirdly, yes I am a self centered opinionated individual however not prejudiced. So you were half correct in that statement. At least you are not a complete moron, just half-brained.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

About the only people claiming that AE can play QB are the App fans. Everyone else can get past that silly notion.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:54 AM

While I am in agreement that AE is not an NFL QB. I do believe Fox had no plans in getting him in the game. The guy has speed and is very dangerous in the second level. It isn't like they gave him many opportunities and he dropped every pass throw his way and proved he wasn't a WR. He never had the chance. Thomas and Clowney just showed Fox wasn't going to play AE.

We were out of it by our Bye week. Why not die with your rookies. Davidson was lost... Fox could give 2 $hits and though the players remained motivated Fox wasn't playing AE.

Why we will never know. I BELIEVE he had an issue with pick and would have rather had something else.


I posted the link a few months back that explained WHY AE was not playing. (if you need me to find it I'll look for it again. BUT to sum it up Hurney said "They drafted him not expecting him to play this year (said just after the draft) and that maybe it would be like two years for him to show his full potential at WR."

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:01 AM

Better NFL prospect... Chris Leak or AE?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:02 AM

DATED Apr 24, 2010 at 11:36 AM EST

http://www.foxcharlo...s/92006924.html

On giving up a second round pick in 2011 for Edwards

We think he has the talent to warrant that. You’re talking about him having a year to develop and a year to train at the wide receiver position and returns or however we decide to use him. Hopefully in a year we’ll see that it was the right thing to do. He has a lot of qualities that make you think he is going to be a very good football player.


I hope this helps!

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

Better NFL prospect... Chris Leak or AE?


I think AE. Neither could hope to play QB and be effective, but AE looks to be a better runner, he's faster, and he had a better history of delivering the big play when it was needed.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:06 AM

Leak is playing in the CFL though isn't he? He may actually get another chance in the NFL someday.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:09 AM

Better NFL prospect... Chris Leak or AE?


I thought Chris Leak is the "QB" for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League? Seems like he would be better just b/c of the time getting reps. With that said I still would not want him to be Carolina's QB of the future.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:11 AM

Not as long as he stays at QB. He had a 46.4 rating last year too, and if he keeps that up he may not get many more chances in the CFL either.


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