Just curious: if John Brantley had thrown for 3,049 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, do you think Pat Dooley would have him ranked as the ninth best player in the conference?
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“Fun fact: Murray has yet to beat a team that finished its season with a winning record.”
I would not call that fact “fun” unless I was a UF fan.
Fun fact: with the exception of the Florida game and possibly the UCF game, none of that is Murray’s fault.
I would add that the real difference in the Florida game was that UF took opportunities on defense when they were handed to them, and we did not.
Some Gator experts* think that the “Weis Effect: You Are Now Entering a NFL Feeder Zone,” much along the lines of what Lane did at Tennessee, is going to assist Brantley. On the basis of the Weis Effect, Pat Dooley may decide to rate Brantley somewhere between the 8th best and best player in the SEC
“Weis is probably the best thing that that could have happened to Brantley OC wise”*
Dooley ranked Murray the 9th player overall in the SEC, out of a possible 264 starters, and that is seen as a slight?
Dooley also said that Murray was “probably the best quarterback in the league.” I guess being the best QB only qualifies as being 9th best player. Unimportant position.
Who said it was a slight?
My post was about Dooley’s homerism. By the way, check the old post I linked – you had some really prescient observations in the comments. 😉
Zing. But in fairness to one of the few reasonably nice Gator fans (is there such a thing?) who visits here, I might have said the same about Brantley vs. Murray after 2010 spring practice. Not that Brantley was Tom Brady as written up, but a better bet than Murray at that point in time.
Great find. At the time, my comment were accurate. Now, not so much. I reserve the right to be wrong, but I rarely choose to be uncertain.
I’m still not sure how the “throws a better ball” statement was accurate, nor how you could’ve known, but yes, he was bigger and stronger.
Mike, figure out how to spell “murray’s” name yet?
Spelling smack; the last refuge of the vanquished.
Certainty isn’t a choice. Or at least it shouldn’t be.
Reading Dooley’s comments on Murray, you might have thought he was ranking him the ninth worst.
Not cool to be too high on a Georgia kid in Gainesville. I get that.
Unless it’s Will Stockdale.
Sigh. I hate people who judge QBs on their win-loss record.
Well played, gentlemen. +100 to you both.
Not me, either.
Well, that’s because your win total is higher than your IQ, Buck.
I don’t get the Buck-bashing.
He’s a good ole boy from the swamps who won a national title, played professional baseball, makes a shitload of money in the media with an affable, conversational style (and doesn’t give a damn about your opinion of him).
I don’t have to agree with his opinions, but I’d rather listen to him than most of the screaming, arrogant blowhards in the Atlanta market.
Eh…I just find him stale and not really able to provide any meaningful insight or analysis. At best he balances out Kinkade’s screaming arrogant blowhardness….
Whaaaat? Stale? No meaningful insight or analysis? I resent that! You try to come up with something fresh to talk about each and every day while at the same time having a looneybird as a sidekick! Not to mention dealing with all the crazies that call in!
Who was bashing? It was a statement of fact. Other than the insight he brings of how things were when he played, he contributes nothing else. Oh, and I hate his fake laugh.
“We’ve got some grown men up front that don’t let you run it,” Smart said. “We force you to throw it, and then we stop you throwing it.” -- The Athletic, 1/13/22
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