New depth chart out (Watkins new starting safety)

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  1. HungaryGator
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    We might as well give Kelvin Taylor a chance. Hell our starters fumbled it regularly last week so I don't see how he could do worse. He looked more dynamic than several of them so maybe we could at least see some exciting plays before he fumbled which would be an improvement.
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    Because if he had earned the time and should be on the field they would put him on the field. We see VH3 on the field. This isnt rec league soccer where everybody gets a turn because they signed up and paid the fee.
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    You've got it backwards. If he can't catch, it's not a mismatch- which is what we have right now with the current guys in the lineup.
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    One RB, Jones, had One Fumble that was caused by the LB putting a hat directly on the ball ... were you suggesting Taylor start at QB or H-Back?
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    Jones had a fumble, and Burton was responsible for 2 turnovers. Neither Jones or Brown made any real positive plays. We might as well give Taylor a chance.
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    And this isn't a coaches meeting where we're discussing game planning, it's a fan discussion board. I posted what I would like to see. Not saying it would happen or even if it deserved to happen.
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    Excuse me, but that's all we have to go on for Jones so far, and you proclaimed him as one of the best backs in the SEC pre-season based on those carries. It was all garbage time against beat down defenses.
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    You all must live and work in a perfect world where the boss is always right. Muschamp and Pease are mismanaging this offense and it's there for all to see that care to open their eyes.
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    I understand that Taylor has had ball security issues in practice.

    I really hope that we are in a position in the second half in the next two games to give him some carries and some experience. We aren't deep enough in the backfield and really need him to shore that area up.

    In order for us to have a chance against LSU, Carolina and the Poodles, we need a strong running game and we don't have a Mike Gillislee at this moment to rely on.
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    First I understand where you are coming from as a fan. But do you really want to see the coaches play somebody that is not the best player at the position?
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    After seeing the mess of a defense that UT has, it's almost inconceivable that we won't be able to get some second teamers in there at some point.
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    Muschamp made it seem like it was more than just ball security that was keeping Taylor off the field
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    It's easy to be an armchair QB/coach... what would you do, and why would that work?
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    Burton is an outstanding blocker, knows his assignments, and doesn't make many stupid mistakes. He can also play the move or in-line tight end positions, which enables us to make our shifts. He enables you to run the unbalanced lines and the two- and three-tight end packages, where he often has to block a safety out in space. It also forces him at times to block down on an end. Our tackles in a jumbo package can't do both, nor can any of other tight ends or fullbacks (with the possible exception of Westbrook, who is no better a receiver than Burton).

    Other than you, though, the rest of the responses here are ridiculous. You would think we were targeting Burton a dozen times a game or something the way people react to him starting.
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    Well, then it was dumb to play him in the first game and give fans hope.
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    He had a personal foul call that was costly. He had several passes thrown to him that were dropped or defended because he can't create separation or catch. One of the reasons he's not targeted, is because he's not a playmaker. This is a big problem in the redzone.
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    Good observations on the advantage of using Clay over another OL in a heavy set. Appreciated.
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    That is hilarious. So true. This board sounds like a bunch of soccer moms screaming for their kids to get on the field. Taylor is a very good runner--no one questions that. But the argument that we should just throw him on the field so that we--not the coaches, who see him practice, have him in the film room, quiz him in the meeting room, grade his practice tape, etc., know what he can do--can determine whether or not he deserves carries is ludicrous. This is about more than ball security and the kid's dad even mentioned it. The staff wants Taylor on the field, but if Jones and Brown are picking up blitzes better, running harder in practice, executing their assignments better on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and preparing better for the games, there is no reason to play him over them.

    His time will come, just as Jones's time came last year.
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    You are right he is not a very good pass catching tight end. Muschamp has said as much. Then again, none of them have proven to be very good on that count, again, per Muschamp. But how else are you going to run our base offense without Burton? Who else can make those shifts work?
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    Yep they did not just burn a redhsirt year for nothing. They hope it eventually all clicks and he can get on the field and contribute this year.

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