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Henderson to enter draft, not playing bowl game

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by obgator, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. obgator

    obgator GC Legend

    Apr 3, 2007
    Not a big surprise here. Best wishes to him!

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  2. kes

    kes All American

    May 26, 2007
    DeLand, FL
    I agree. Thanks for being a gator CJ!
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  3. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Wish he was playing, but that’s a selfish wish, if his teammates are cool, go do your thing.
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  4. upstategator

    upstategator All American

    Nov 1, 2017
    ewww I don't get not wanting to play in the Orange Bowl and also think his draft stock has dropped, however is their lives and he gets to go make money, good for him.
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  5. TJtheGator

    TJtheGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Sitting out the bowl is wrong.
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  6. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Best of luck to a great Gator.....

    I wish he would play in the Bowl, though....
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  7. manigordo

    manigordo GC Hall of Fame

    I am always proud of players who decide to play the Bowl games.

    Of course I am glad he is a Gator, and wish him well, but those who choose to play are, literally, giving it their all.
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  8. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator GC Hall of Fame

    Mar 5, 2017
    Played like a me-first player the entire year, not surprised he's sitting out.
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  9. gatorfanbill

    gatorfanbill GC Legend

    Feb 7, 2018
    I have thought all season long that CJ hasn’t played as good this year as he did last year.

    But if he is that confident he would be a 1st or 2nd round pick... then go for it.

    As I said, this year he has not been as impressive. I think he really has to prove a lot more for the pros to see.
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  10. tigator2019

    tigator2019 GC Legend

    Dec 25, 2018
    In my head--- UF
    CGJ needs to text him
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  11. hogtowngator

    hogtowngator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Dante Fowler too. I will always love how hard he played in his last bowl game.
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  12. spincycle81

    spincycle81 GC Legend

    Oct 10, 2015
    CJ is one of those guys who might go in the first or second round (though he'd go way higher if is heart was in it this year), so the decision makes some sense. Other guys though do the same thing and end up going in the 6th or seventh (or undrafted). When you see the stuff people tell them on every tweet it's not hard to see why. Every comment is "u fire bro go get paid." They don't have any real concept of how different college is from the NFL, talent-wise.
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  13. GatorChoice

    GatorChoice GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Wesley Chapel, Florida
    Agreed, but it's the new reality. Let's pay players and then they'll start sitting out once there's no chance to win a national title.

    I'm no longer a fan of pro sports for the most part, and looks like that trend will continue with more of my support going to non-revenue generating sports where my University is still represented by actual student-athletes.
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  14. G8tr69

    G8tr69 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Sarasota, FL
    Best of luck to CJ in the NFL! :D

    Not playing in a Bowl Game with your Teammates is Bush League :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  15. kes

    kes All American

    May 26, 2007
    DeLand, FL
  16. beemerthegator

    beemerthegator Senior

    Dec 1, 2019
    Count me as one who doesn't like his sitting out the bowl game. Rewards of playing in the game outweigh the risks. I support him leaving -- he is projected as a top 50 pick still I believe -- but unless you are hurt you should play in the bowl game in my humble opinion.
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  17. Gator715

    Gator715 GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 6, 2015
    Love watching CJ play... a little controversial opinion, here...

    I'm not sure he's a first round pick... to me he's about as good of a player as Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, but he's more of an outside corner, where Chauncey was/is more of a nickel...
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  18. lwg8tr

    lwg8tr GC Legend

    CJ.. for every 3 great plays he made he got burned badly or whiffed on a tackle. 3:1 ratio like that won't get it done in the league, at least past a year or 3. He has 2/3 the skills of VH3 and where is he now? He's a 3-4 rounder and probably will make a squad, but a lockdown corner with 6-10 year lifespan in the NFL...nah.

    Get a trusted financial adviser, save the money, stay away from the skanks, and expect to have another life after 26.
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  19. diehardgator15

    diehardgator15 GC Legend

    Oct 6, 2019
    Man some of you are super reactionary. He doesn’t want to get hurt in the bowl game, its not unusual at all.

    That being said he was underwhelming this year and should come back for his senior year.
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  20. JBSouthpaw

    JBSouthpaw Junior

    Oct 30, 2013
    Disagree 1000%. No problem with a potential 1st rounder sitting out.
    My take on bowl games, if you aren't playing in the playoff, it should be about getting the young players ready.
    The extra practices earned are for them, get them playing time and establish things to work on for next year.
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