Envy and jealousy: Ode to Tyler Bray

This verges on the poetic:

… Of all the self-inflicted daggers Bray has wielded over the last three years, none has cut quite as deep as his late, game-killing fumble in Athens, which should not have come as a surprise – it is Tyler Bray’s raison d’être to absentmindedly push the wrong button, pull the wrong cord, lock the wrong door, nudging his beleaguered head coach ever closer to the edge – but somehow did after Bray completed four passes to move the Vols within striking distance of the tying (or potentially winning) touchdown.

**Sniff**  That’s beautiful.

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18 responses to “Envy and jealousy: Ode to Tyler Bray

  1. Rusty

    If he could just substitute the football for a beer bottle….

  2. Jonathan

    I love how they conveniently forget the Aaron Murray fumble (ignoring all the other turnovers) that gave them the opportunity to even be driving for the win at that point

  3. Bulldog Joe

    Is Tyler Bray to Derek Dooley what Quincy Carter was to Jim Donnan?

    • AthensHomerDawg

      +1
      Clever guy.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Yup, das pretty observant there Joe…. Not that Bray matters any more this year, but he seems to be one of those “if he only would” “if he only could” players…in fact Quincy’s best games were better than Bray’s.

        • Bulldog Joe

          Law of averages says Bray is still due to have that one clutch game. I say it happens in Columbia SC.

  4. Biggus Rickus

    Not sure if anyone brought this up elsewhere, but Georgia and Tennessee played a basketball game in January that ended regulation tied at 46.

  5. Russ

    Any idea on why Malcome didn’t play last week? I know Gurshall took care of business (obviously), but Malcome seemed like he was also a good option to keep healthy.

    • Coastal Dawg

      I wondered the same thing. It seems that at the end, bringing in Boo and RSIV – big bruisers with fresh legs – may have helped grind out a few first downs.

  6. NateG

    I usually enjoy Hinton’s work, but I would appreciate it if he stopped referring to Keith Marshall as Nick Marshall.

  7. Cojones

    Bray doesn’t have to cure too many disfunctions in order to be a great QB. His quick delivery, with accuracy, will win some games for Tenn , now that they grew a backbone last week. Bet the NFL figures it can cure his ailments to take advantage of his raw and refined talents on the field.

    Otherwise, it is “windshields at sunset” for ole Tyler.

  8. shane#1

    My raison d’etre is busted, like my giveadamn. Bray has tons of talent, just needs an attitude adjustment That kid has a release like a Namath or Elway. A Bliter can be unblocked and he still completes the pass.