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Oh dear lord........
We'll be fine... we have Phillip Sims... remember? He won't transfer....HAHA
Ahh, I remember getting downvoted to hell for even mentioning he might even ponder leaving if he lost the starting job...
McElroy wasn't particularly good for most of the 09 season and went through a midseason slump where he was nothing short of mediocre. Fast forward to the SECCG and he's torching the #4 total defense and #2 passing defense for over 200 yards with a TD and no picks. When he struggled, and in the championship was basically out of commission due to his cracked ribs, he had the supporting cast to carry him through it.
My point is this: we don't need to worry about the QB. Despite his hardships, McElroy led us to an undefeated national championship season. JPW wasn't great and still went 12-0. We have the talent and staff to prop up a young, mistake-prone QB. While I don't know the answer to your question - although my guess would be Alec Morris - I can tell you we have nothing to worry about. If we have problems next season, there will be more to it than poor QB play.
I hope A.J. comes back.
If he leaves, I suspect there will be a lot of competition in the spring and fall...
I would like to see what Morris can do, but I'll support whoever wins the job
Two years ago, there were a lot of NFL teams in need of a QB. But over the past two years, almost all those teams have selected young QBs to lead them: Luck, RG III, Tannehill, Weeden, Wilson, Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Dalton, Ponder, etc. Very few NFL teams are still looking for a QB, probably only three at most, who would select one in the first round. Even the teams who project a need in a couple of years (Patriots, Broncos, Eagles, 49ers) selected QBs to groom for the future. Matt Barkely leads at least 4 QBs who may be graded round one, but not all will go that high due to lack of demand. AJ, as good as he is, would not go before round three, even if he wins another NC. He would be crazy to go pro, as he would almost certainly be locking himself into a career backup job. If he waits a year, a team may suddenly have a need, and he might go round one with a chance as a starter. If he listens to the wrong advice and goes pro, Morris will be ready to go. But we must sign another top OL or two to assure the run game remains strong.
...how is it that we don't have a backup fullback? Our best formation is clearly the two-back I, yet we have not recruited a fullback since god knows when. What gives with that? Do we have to ditch the best half of our playbook because we wanted to sign five WRs instead of a single FB? Don't get it,,, maybe someone could explain it to me?
and a child shall lead them.....baby face AJ will be back or we will find another newbie or may have one already on the team. Saban will decide and we live happily ever after. I trust CNS, I just drink and watch on Saturdays. I do my part as a champion and so does he.No problem here.
I think he comes back
However, as of now, I would rather go ground and pound with sims at the helm sprinkling in a little play action than try and stay traditional with ely or Morris chucking it around
That could change
This, has not shown me enough to even merit being discussed amongst the top 5 QBs this year. We have yet to see him drive the ball down the field consistently. His posts and corner deep balls look great off of playaction and that's about all we've seen with him. IMO he still takes too long to make decisions, this line has spoiled him, he doesn't have that urgency you see with top QBs in my not professional opinion.
The problem with this analysis is that what you think of his chances/potential as nothing to do with what decision AJ will make. AJ is an extremely confident young man and all that will matter in the end is where he thinks he will fall in line.
Exactly. I don't understand why some here think there is zero chance he goes pro, when he has stated otherwise according to a couple posters ITT.
This post was edited by rollingtide2004 19 months ago
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