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He did have an awesome arm but his only legacy I can remember is him standing in the pocket way to long and being sacked a gazilion times. Now it took 2 DE and a LB to bring him down but he really didn't have the "eye" that AJ or GMac has/had for the open man.
My biggest memory of Kitchens was a GA game I think where Jay B was struggling (as usual) and the student section was screaming "Kitchens....Kitchens.....Kitchens...." and they actually put him in. After about 2 series we started with "Barker.....Barker....Barker......" He was a very hyped QB but as a couple of you have too, he let it go to his head a bit.
Brodie didnt have the work ethic that AJ has. not even relevant in this discussion imo.
i think by far the best in crimson, i know his surrounding cast is better than some, but he still has taken care of the ball better than most ever did. he has more throws than most which would give him more opportunities to turn it over.
Every time Im in Tuscaloosa, Im reminded of what a gorgeous campus Alabama has. It truly looks like a postcard Chris Low
LOL at all of these answers. AJ is head and shoulders over every other qb in Alabama history period.
I am now an old-timer (feel like anyway) who has been very close to this program for a long time. I have hoisted cold beverages with JW Namath, Ken Stabler and Richard Todd on numerous occasions back in the day and every time I look back at their highlights (on the field--VBG) I am more amazed at what they did here. I competed against Steadman Shealy in summer baseball and knew he would always be a winner in whatever he attempted and consider him the best QB of the Wishbone era. So I know those four very personally and could be very biased on who I think is the greatest QB to ever play here. However, it doesn't bother me one bit to say that A.J. McCarron's accomplishments have more than thrust him atop that group and any other's ( Rutledge(s), Starr, Lewis, Wilson) anyone wants to include as the greatest to play QB at The Capstone-- because of the way he has handled the huge stage he has been given to play on--and field-generalied a possible dynasty. If AJ stays focused, as he will, and leads us to the biggest stage in Pasadena January '14, there will be no more discussions. Maybe shouldn't be now.....
I truly hope this is sarcasm.
"Don't confuse association, with something we both really like." ---JB
Definitely have to have the game wrong. We didn't play UGA in '93 and Kitchens redshirted in '94.
Also, Kitchens was never 2nd string behind Barker.
This post was edited by BetterOff 15 months ago
im thinking he is referring to Burghdorf. he was Barkers highly recruited back up
Either way, it still couldn't have been UGA. The only time Barker played them he went something like 24-28 for 364 yards. It was his best game, made him a Heisman finalist, and he outdueled SEC career passing leader (at the time) Eric Zeier.
That was a great game!
AJ is "Andrew Luck" good IMO. Can make every throw, good measurables, battle tested, can read a defense. Decent mobility, rarely throws picks.
3-year starter and going for three straight titles. Very exclusive club. If I'm an NFL GM, no way do I pick Logan Thomas or Erin Murray ahead of AJ.
By the end of next season, AJ will have smashed most of the passing records at Alabama, and assuming we will have another big year and be in the mix for the BCS again, his won/loss record will be pretty gaudy too.
If he stays healthy and we go 14-0 next year, he will be 39-2 as a starter and a three-peat BCS champion.
He could go down as one of the best college QBs ever, and the best that has played at Alabama.
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