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tvols75 04-16-2012 12:27 AM

What Buck Fitzgerald said
 
Concerning what he saw this offseason compared to last:

"I think the talent level is greatly improved at just about every level. I think the coaching staff is a lot better. I really think that they will have as much talent as anybody they play in the first 22 guys except Bama. On offense, they have a future pro at just about every position. Not many teams can say that. I think the defensive coaching staff is so much better now its crazy. And their mentality fits the players and whay they are trying to do on offense. They will be able to play complimentary football. I will be disappointed if they don't get to Atlanta at the end of the season. They don't have to win it, but I think with this better coaching staff, and better more mature players they should at least win the East."

JustFunnN'Orange 04-16-2012 12:32 AM

WOW..........I hope and pray this is truth....it's time!

Coach Grizz 04-16-2012 12:33 AM

I'm glad Buck is thinking positive, high expectations.

tvols75 04-16-2012 12:38 AM

Before this thread takes a turn and the comments get passed off as a former player having the glasses on, keep in mind buck is usually not one to pump sunshine. Doug Matthews had similar things to say.

Coach Grizz 04-16-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tvols75 (Post 6625229)
Before this gets thread takes a turn and the comments get passed off as a former player having the glasses on, keep in mind buck is usually not one to pump sunshine. Doug Matthews had similar things to say.

Dear god, when the negavols get a hold of this it will go from sunshine of hope to armegedon.....

vol2013 04-16-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tvols75 (Post 6625209)
Concerning what he saw this offseason compared to last:

"I think the talent level is greatly improved at just about every level. I think the coaching staff is a lot better. I really think that they will have as much talent as anybody they play in the first 22 guys except Bama. On offense, they have a future pro at just about every position. Not many teams can say that. I think the defensive coaching staff is so much better now its crazy. And their mentality fits the players and whay they are trying to do on offense. They will be able to play complimentary football. I will be disappointed if they don't get to Atlanta at the end of the season. They don't have to win it, but I think with this better coaching staff, and better more mature players they should at least win the East."

I think the bolded has really been overlooked on this forum. Yes, the offensive line did not have the greatest season last year, but there is a lot of NFL like potential on that Oline.

KnoxVillain 04-16-2012 12:43 AM

Hope he's right...not getting my hopes up though.

EvanStalcup1990 04-16-2012 12:48 AM

who at the RB is a future NFL back? Nothing I seen shows me that any RB is a pro. Is there potential to be a NFL back, Yes. Right now? No.

vol2013 04-16-2012 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvanStalcup1990 (Post 6625241)
who at the RB is a future NFL back? Nothing I seen shows me that any RB is a pro. Is there potential to be a NFL back, Yes. Right now? No.

Notice he said just about every position. He did not say every position.

ACvol3 04-16-2012 01:09 AM

He's got a good point about the offense.. I hope he knows what he's talking about with the defense.. I really have no clue except I know we have more bodies there, which has to be a very good thing.

vol2013 04-16-2012 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ACvol3 (Post 6625265)
He's got a good point about the offense.. I hope he knows what he's talking about with the defense.. I really have no clue except I know we have more bodies there, which has to be a very good thing.

The thing that still worries me about the defense is the reliance on McCullers coming in and being the NT that we need him to be

SLOBBER_KNOCKER_U 04-16-2012 01:13 AM

I agree with Buck. People who can't see the talent on this team and the potential to win the east are uninformed

jamarglevol 04-16-2012 02:20 AM

Pro potential on offense:

Justin Hunter - definitely

Da'Rick Rogers - definitely

Tyler Bray - definitely

Juwan James - I can see that

Dallas Thomas - I can see that with the move to guard

Antonio Richardson - Yes if he lives up to expectations and keep performing at the level he has been

James Stone, Zach Fulton, Alex Bullard, Marcus Jackson/the rest of our RBs - the jury's still out

I can most certainly see what he's saying...here's to hoping for the best!

Titan&Volfan4life 04-16-2012 02:26 AM

I really hope he's right and we live up to his expectations.

Winning the SEC East this season in only the 3rd year under CDD would be huge and help our recruiting too.

VFL...GBO!!!

Volunteer forever 04-16-2012 04:04 AM

Great story! Positive thinking is what we all need!


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