Thursday, August 25, 2016

How Blake Barnett can win the starting job for the Crimson Machine

Blake Barnett has a howitzer cannon for an arm. Out of the three quarterbacks in the hunt for the starting job, Blake has the strongest arm of them. He is capable of escaping blitzes and rushing for first downs because he has that ability much like Jake Coker did. Blake has proven he is able make simple throws and manage the game like Nick Saban wants. He flashed this talent in the spring game this year, driving the offense down the field and taking command of his huddle.

Here are some scenarios of how Blake can win the start:

First scenario:  If Blake comes out against USC, does not turn the ball over, drives his team down the field and scores touchdowns, if Jalen Hurts and Cooper Bateman have horrible outings, Blake would be just what Nick wants, a game manager who can take the top off a defense, and he will start for Kiffin's mighty crimson offense.

Second scenario: If Hurts or Bateman break a limb or worse. Blake will get the start by default because Cornwell is nursing an injury.

Third scenario: Nick Saban thinks Barnett is the best fit for his offense, annouces him as the starter for the season this week and the other guys never get a chance because Barnett averages over 400 passing yards and 3 touchdowns per game for the rest of the season.

Regardless, Blake Barnett is a tremendous talent and will have a chance to show that. Will he rise to the occasion or blow it?

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Meet your 2019 Heisman Trophy winner

B.J Emmons will crush NCAA opponents and hoist the coveted Heisman Trophy up once again for the mighty Crimson Tide 2019. He will have to wait his turn behind a very talented duo of backs in Scarbrough and Harris. Once the cage is unlocked and he becomes the featured back this Tasmanian devil will shred through NCAA defenses to the likes of his predecessors Henry and Scarbrough.

B.J. Emmons RB 6'0, 220lbs Fr.
Ranked as the top running back in the 2016 recruiting class by and He rushed for 2,417 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior. Yes, you read that right,2,417 yards and 41TDs!? Those stats are not as impressive as Henry's 4291 yards as a senior but they are very impressive none the least. Emmon's high school coach spoke highly of Emmons saying things like powerful, fast, and tremendous. He has the low center of gravity which give him excellent balance, he has the instinct and vision to find holes at the line of scrimmage.

Looks like running back U is alive and well in T-town. Alabama will continue to inflict pain and suffering on opposing defenses on the ground and once again dominate the nation, on our way to another BCS National Title behind Simmons.
Roll Tide!

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Meet the Crimson Tide's SAVAGE SIX

Jonathan Allen (Sr)  Defensive End (6-3, 294 pounds)
2015 stats 36 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles
A projected first round draft pick, Jonathan devours offensive lineman, chews them up, spits them out and then sacks the QB or blows up the running back. This year opposing quarterbacks are having trouble sleeping because Jonathan is a reoccurring nightmare to them, for the beast terrorized them last year with 12 sacks. Expect Allen to top that this year with 15 sacks and 40 tackles.

Da'Shawn Hand (Jr)  Defensive End  (6-4, 278 pounds)
2015 stats: 16 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks (6-4, 278 pounds)
Hand is an explosive juggernaut whose time has finally arrived. Last year Hand did't get as many reps as he would have liked, but played lights out when he got his chance. He is a beast in the wieght room, as he reportedly squats 600 pounds and can bench 445 pounds, while retaining the agility and athleticism to run a 4.8/ 40. Hand will toss offenders around at will this year. I see 10 sacks this year for Hand.

Dalvin Tomlinson (Sr)  Defensive Tackle  (6-3, 307 pound)
2015 stats 34 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack
 Dalvin is the mountain in the middle. He is going to make it a living hell for centers and tackles attempting to move him around. He is a veteran with a chip on his shoulder who is looking to impress the NFL scouts this year, so look for him to dominate his position in every way. I see 6 sacks 20 tackles this year for him.

Da'Ron Payne (So)  Defensive Tackle (6-2, 319 pounds)
2015 stats 13 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble
This Monster benches 500 lbs and squats 600lbs. He will rip the heads off opposing guards and tackles this year. He has proven to the staff that he is ready to play and will get more reps this year. I see this kid getting 30 tackles and 4 sacks. 

 Joshua Frazier (Jr)  Defensive Tackle (6-4, 315 pounds)
2015 stats 4 tackles
This guy is like a hungry lion waiting to be feed. Last year, he didn't get many reps but has proving he can clogged the middle up and chase down the best of them. With increased playing time Joshua will surprise the NCAA and be a dominate force.  I see him making 14 tackles and 4 sacks.

O.J. Smith (So)  Defensive Tackle
2015 stats 1 tackle
 O.J. is another star waiting to shine and will get his chance, as we have lost some key players. O.J. has rabidness that is needed at his position and plays hungry every time he touches the field. Opponents beware, Smith is coming. I see 17 tackles and 6 sacks for Smith.

This year will be another very hard year for running backs opposing our Tide. Teams will be forced to pass and will become one dimensional, as we crush there wills and send them home weeping. 
Roll Tide! 

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