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With Toney Back

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by hotelgator, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Ya' might want to step away from the bottle and read the title of the thread....Toney's back, with a beer back.
     
  2. GatorDoc74

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    As Mullen said, it’s much more difficult to go from 11 wins to 12 wins. The 2020 Gators, if the football health gods are kind, have the potential to take that step. Whether we do so is yet to be determined, but they should be fun to watch.
     
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  3. 183gator

    183gator Junior

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    it's time for Dan Mullen to take a trip to Kansas City and have a sit down with Andy Reid - and take some notes on how they feature Tyreek Hill
     
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  4. gtr2x

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    Just no injuries please, especially ankle sprains
     
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  5. Wanne15

    Wanne15 GC Hall of Fame

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    ead the article before I came here actually. The suspense is over.
     
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  6. atlantagator86

    atlantagator86 GC Hall of Fame

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    I think that more important than the actual on-field contributions Toney and Slaton will provide by coming back, their return gives us better depth at 2 positions of need and allows some of new guys at WR and D-Line the opportunity to be worked in more slowly.
     
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  7. The_Graygator

    The_Graygator GC Hall of Fame

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    What they really need to work on with Toney is his downfield pass catching this off season. I'm not saying he isn't a good downfield catcher, but he's rarely gotten anything more than 10 or 12 yards because he's used primarily as a run option or weapon on the edge. Plus, we had a plethora of great WR's ahead of him who were more of the downfield catching mold. This is where Toney can really have his chance to show the NFL scouts in 2020 what he can really do.
     
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  8. atlantagator86

    atlantagator86 GC Hall of Fame

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    I think that would certainly help, but I think he really needs to fight for the kick/punt return position. This is where I think he can stand out. He's not likely to be drafted just as a return man or just as a WR, but if he can excel as a return guy and show improvement in pass catching, I think somebody will draft him, but still probably rounds 5-7.
     
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  9. sflgator05

    sflgator05 GC Hall of Fame

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    I don't think Toney has the speed to be a downfield threat. He is more of a slot receiver that can catch short passes, make some people miss and hopefully just run forward instead of sideways. I don't know his 40 time but I don't think he was as fast as the senior receivers we had last year.
     
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  10. GatorDoc74

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    I don’t know his 40 times or his “football speed”, but he sure looked fast running away from the Miami defenders (who had some good angles on him) in Orlando.
     
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  11. jeffbrig

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    Grimes was moving a fair bit faster though...
     
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  12. The_Graygator

    The_Graygator GC Hall of Fame

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    I thought Toney ran sub 4.5's when he got here. Heard somewhere later he ran a high end 4.4.
     
  13. lizardbreath

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    I believe that DM will continue to build on the foundation he has already put in place, and that the result will be a strong shot at a berth in the SECCG - and a possible shot at the playoffs. I'll stop short at predicting a NC, but I wouldn't exactly rule it out either. The biggest reason to be optimistic, IMO, is DM. Having a real HC again is the difference between hoping you can get it done and knowing that you will get it done eventually - maybe not this season, but soon.
     
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  14. thekentuckygator

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    With his ability to break ankles his times are less of a factor really. Seems like he has a good initial burst. Sadly we haven’t seen him at the second level as much as we’d like.

    Hopefully, this year he matures a bit as a route runner and with that should come more consistency. The man’s got skills. If he could add more polish to gain the coaches trust.
     
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  15. hotelgator

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    In my mind we can move him around, slot, RB,(even if we use him for throwing out of the backfield) Fake/gadget plays, outside WR...
    If we move him around it gives the D coordinator A Lot to game plan for. I could see him giving Kirby indigestion for a few weeks planning for our O in the two weeks prior to Jax.

    I see Toney as a wild card that makes opposing teams worry where he might come from....
    CDM can use him in a variety of ways, This is why I see him being a bigger threat next year.

    Go Gators
     
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  16. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Agreed that Mullen can use Toney in a variety of ways...slot is one...but, I'd love to see him "break the ankle" of any CB trying to cover hin...he could deke the heck out of him...
    Then, put him in as an RB, and confuse the hell out of the other team's defensive coordinator....he could release from there, take a short slant or screen, and then, go break some ankles....

    I'm sure that Coach Mullen is gonna work with him...and have quitea few plays for him.
     
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  17. G8tas

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    Our secondary play was hit or miss last year. I'm hoping we see an improvement this year
     
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  18. Notoriousgator

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    And isnt UGA losing 9 of 11 starters om offense too? That along w an easier than usual schedule could make for an SEC East Championship ring for UF. Along w an excellent shot at winning the SEC in Atlanta.

    I look forward to an exciting season this year.
     
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  19. GatorRade

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    Indeed, they are losing 9 offensive starters. Of course they have some dudes in the waiting and their defense should be elite again, but it’s not often a team can lose that much without any drop off. Same for LSU, who is ostensibly our only other super high end opponent for next year.

    The door is open.
     
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