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"Theres No Substitute for Guts"
Oh snap! Ish just got real! Can't wait to see this reply.
You can pick it apart like an artichoke all you want, but it boils down to this: the end product is good, not great. Are we satisfied with that?
"Good is the enemy of great."
Good question? Ask me next year
Being great is up to the individual not the process.
Who in the hell do you think you are?
Unless your name is Bill Battle, you can politely take a long walk off a short pier as far as I'm concerned. I give plenty to this program and athletic department, both financially and with my time.
If you think this is a healthy program right now, then my advice to you would be for you to STOP giving money and opinions, as you clearly have no grasp on reality. In fact, people like you who deflect blame are precisely the most dangerous individuals around the program, period. This is a dysfunctional program in virtually every sense of the word.
-- Fans are starting not to care
-- Players clearly don't care
-- Coaches (both HS and AAU around the region) are starting to look at this program as being toxic
-- Our current coach does as little as is humanly possible to market himself or this program
If you think any of these players are being developed to the best of their ability, or if you think the product on the floor is acceptable, you are clearly out of touch. Clear enough?
"He's el fuego"
If you dreamed you were a sleep and you woke up, would you be awake?
Wow... just wow. Then let's just throw the ball out there and see what happens. Hopefully all these great individuals will step up and learn how to work as a team. #streetball.
Your assessment of Lacey is pretty spot on to my very well trained eye. Just not an explosive athlete.
This post was edited by monob 12 months ago
You mean he's "The Fire"?
1960 Les Paul
I absolutely love these threads about CAG!! Hell, someone start a new one tomorrow!
If the success of the offense is predicated upon our guards' ability to "penetrate and kick," then who exactly are they throwing to if it's folly that Lacey "wanted to...stand around waiting for a teammate to pass him the ball for a jumper"? It seems to me that you're trying to have your cake and eat it to, because I can assure you that the "penetrate and kick" guard has to have another guard to "kick" to for an open shot, no? Also, this notion of yours that Lacey wasn't a team player and all he wanted to do was shoot the ball is hampered by the fact that he had a 23.4% assist percentage. In other words, of the field goals that were scored by the team while Lacey was on the floor, he assisted on almost a quarter of them. This was by FAR the best percentage on the team. Oh, by the way, he also led our team in assists per game. While he only averaged 3.2 APG, he STILL led our team in that category. The fact that our players averaged so few APG goes to show you that our offense is and will continue to be broken. If you think Lacey was the only one looking to shoot, you need to take a step back into reality and see our team for what it was.
So what was that about him being selfish, again? Only looking to shoot? Maybe you need to alter your perceptions with actual facts.
You say Lacey was an average 3PT shooter, and while that may be true, he was 2nd on the team in 3P%. (Releford was first.)
I don't think Lacey was Bama's best player, and I don't think him leaving is a death knell for the team, but it highlights an ongoing problem/perception that a lot of people see, which is a lack of player development. Hell, Releford got better from last year to this year, but where did he spend his summer? Kansas.
Some of these posts...
I'll admit I don't know beans about Basketball. But I do know that coaches and their apologists who blame the players for losing are usually failures at coaching. The reason a D-1 coach, BB or FB, make the kind of money they do is to take kids with potential and turn them into good or great players, not to wash them out after a couple of years when the kids arent self motivated enough to do what they need to do to be successful. Will good coaches wash some players out? Sure. But they will either replace them with better players who will buy in or will recruit enough good ones so that they wont be missed and they will make sure that washing out the bad apples is a positive message to everyone left behind. As far as I can tell none of that is happening with Ala. BB.
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