2013-2014 Freshman Watch

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  1. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Post in here the freshman on your team who are making significant contributions (no need to post guys who are your 5th WR or backup DE, etc). I'll then start tracking their stats and hold a vote for freshman of the year.

    Do not include redshirt freshman, since they aren't really rookies after a year on campus training.

    Watch List
    Georgia CB Evan Brooks - 13 tackles, 1 sack, 3 INT, 1 FF
    Georgia FS Zach Hayden - 25 tackles, 3 INT, 1 FF
    Georgia HB Titus Graham - 293 yards rushing, 4 rushing TD
    FSU DE Jason Thurman - 17 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 INT
    Arkansas MLB Donovan Jones - 24 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INT
    Arkansas OLB Talib Jackson - 6 tackles
    Florida SS Brian Marquardt - 32 tackles, 1 sack, 4 INT, 3 FF
    LSU TE Mario Bowman - 545 yards receiving, 4 TD
    TAMU WR Brant Lee - 461 yards receiving, 1 TD
    Alabama WR John Richardson - 452 yards receiving, 5 TD
    Alabama DT Skyler Gibson - 8 tackles, 5 sacks, 1 FF
    Missouri HB Eric Silva - 362 yards rushing, 5 rushing TD
    Tennessee TE Michael Fritz - 259 yards receiving, 3 TD
    Tennessee DE Andrew Davis - 15 tackles, 6 sacks
     
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  2. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Georgia has 2 freshmen playing significant time on the defense:

    CB Evan Brooks - currently the nickel CB, and with the number of spread offenses in the conference, he is on the field a lot.
    FS Zach Hayden - starter

    There are 3 freshmen on the DL, OLB and MLB positions that are currently splitting time with an upperclassman, and I'll add them if they end up full time starters.
     
  3. Kapono

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    Redshirt freshman Mario Edwards and true freshman Jason Thurman are starting at DE. Those are the only freshman starters for FSU
     
  4. whygodwhy1111

    whygodwhy1111 Walk On

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    Donavon Jones MLB True Freshman
    Talib Jackson OLB True Freshman


    my biggest impact new player is a juco sophomore DE Kyle Roberts who steals alot of Jacksons playing time by playing DE and package subbing into jackson OLB spot.
     
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  5. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Reading is fundamental Kapono - I said don't include redshirt freshmen.:confused:
     
  6. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    You are starting 2 freshmen LB's? How is that treating you? I nearly did the same thing but I'm giving the guys who were on the bench last year the shot first.
     
  7. whygodwhy1111

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    Not super well. The MLB is 77 overall so he is not too bad. Jackson is 71 overall and really only good for coverage. I Probably should not have moved my best OLB recruit to defensive end( 6'3" 233 79 speed). The DE is still better at OLB so I sub him into a few packages at OLB for run defense.

    What I really should have done was use the 4-2-5... but I have mixed feelings about using it. If enough of the league uses it, I will switch over(next yr).
     
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  8. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    I'm curious, what are your mixed feelings on the 4-2-5?
     
  9. whygodwhy1111

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    Its not a formation I ever see used, or have never noticed its use in real life. It use to be effective, really effective. It might not be that good now I don't really know. In 2010, It got banned form a league I was in for being too effective. I felt like an asshole cause I was the only person that used it. It puts 8 in the box and covers better than 4-3. You get to play a fast SS instead of a slow OLB. SS were often better LB, faster hit harder, cover better.

    4-2-5 covers better, users don't know where to attack it cause they rarely see it, and I also think it has the best blitz options of any formation( SS right off the edge or LBs between the DE and DT). It lets a talented user cover the entire field using the FS, and can be used effectively against any formation.

    At least these things use to be true. I don't want to be the guy that proves its still true. Besides I am probably good enough to win without it.
     
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  10. Dru50

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    Those are all good points (especially the one about you being good enough without it). I know SatansAngel1104 is using the 4-2-5 again this year, and I didn't see an issue with how he used it last year. I will say that we will have an issue if teams running this (or the 3-3-5 like Wyrmreaver is using) end up with SS's getting close to 8-10 sacks in a year, because that isn't realistic at all and could be indicative of an issue with the defensive set.

    To be honest, on Heisman all the CPU defensive players act like they have an HGH drip, which may be why I didn't notice an issue with the 4-2-5 when I played it. I'll be interested to see what people's thoughts are on them after this season, because in general I'd rather leave them in unless there is a legit issue with them.
     
  11. SatansAngel1104

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    I think my only True Freshman seeing adequate time is my Starting SS, Brian Marquardt.
    CB Ronald Hall sees action as well.

    Well and my Kicker... J.R. McMillan (Hes Terrible)
     
  12. SatansAngel1104

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    As for the 4-2-5... I've never had super good luck with it... Last year i was stacked at Safety and light on Linebackers... So i tried it out...

    I havent really learned how to cheese the game yet so let me know what i'm missing lol. I only play the Dynastys and 0 offline's and this is only my second year. heh.
     
  13. MexiRican35

    MexiRican35 ¿Te quieres naranjas?

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    One freshman is starting for LSU. TE Bowman has 7 catches for 77 yards through 3 games.
     
  14. Jayrah

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    Through 5 games:

    WR Brant Lee: 9 receptions, 196 yards, 1 td. (He was having a terrific game against Rice when the game froze late in the 3rd)
    OLB Dominic Hughes: 6 tackles, 1 tfl. (he's been held in check for the most part and seems to get sucked into blocks more than anyone on the team).
     
  15. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    Through 5 games

    WR John Richardson 14 receptions 293 yards, 4 TDs.
     
  16. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    For Mizzou.....

    Frosh HB Eric Silva is my #2 HB so he gets some snaps here and there. In 5 games ge has 236 yards rushing (4.5 ypc) and 4 TDs plus 3 catches for 75 yards and another TD

    Frosh FB Charlie Neal paves the way when we have a FB on the field, he has 1 run for 7 yards, and 1 catch for 2 yards, but, more importantly he has 5 pancakes and opens holes for my HBs in i-form and goal lone formations.

    On defense, Frosh FS Jimmie Smith acts as the #2 FS and the nickel CB as well. He has 8 tackles, 1 INT, 2 pass defenses, and a forced fumble in 5 games.

    On the field in base 3-3-5 looks is fellow frosh Oliver Johnson who has recorded 4 tackles and 1 sack so far this season
     
  17. MexiRican35

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    TE Bowman is the leading reciever for LSU right now. He leads in catches (19), yards (332) and has 2 TD's.
     
  18. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Midseason update for Mizzou freshman (through 6 games)

    Frosh HB Eric Silva is my #2 HB so he gets some snaps here and there.
    • 63 carries for 309 yards (4.9 ypc) and 4 TDs
    • 3 catches for 75 yards and 1 TD

    Frosh FB Charlie Neal paves the way when we have a FB on the field, he has 1 run for 7 yards, and 2 catch for 15 yards, but, more importantly he has 5 pancakes and opens holes for my HBs in i-form and goal line formations.

    On defense, Frosh FS Jimmie Smith acts as the #2 FS and the nickel CB as well.
    • 6 Tackles, 2 INT, 1 FF

    On the field in base 3-3-5 looks is fellow frosh, SS Oliver Johnson.
    • 5 Tackles, 1 Sack, 3 INTs and 1 Defensive TD
     
  19. Jayrah

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    In the last 2 games OLB #11 Dominic Hughes has stepped up and made some plays.

    Updated stats - 14 tackles, 6 tfl, 1 sack, 1 int

    Also, 2nd WR #1 Brant Lee is up to 16 Receptions, 324 yards (leads team), 1 td
     
  20. gowazzucougs

    gowazzucougs WSU is better than UCLA

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    Update on Alabama

    DT Skyler Gipson 8 Tackles 8 TFLs, 5 sacks

    WR John Richardson 17 recs. 334 yards, 5 TDs
     
  21. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    1st post updated with stats through week 9.
     
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    Cheez TSO's 1,000,000th Poster

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    Sorry I'm late to the party...

    Through Week 11:
    FB Alex Miller: 13 carries, 29 yards, 3 TD
    TE Michael Fritz: 10 receptions, 245 yards 2 TD
    DE Andrew Davis: 19 tackles, 8 TFL, 5.5 sacks,
     
  23. Dru50

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  24. MexiRican35

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    1. Marqurdat
    2. Lee
    3. Bowman
     
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  25. whygodwhy1111

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    Sean Wright is mad at me for not including him on my list. Especial after he made the game winning catches in the Georgia and South Carolina games.
     

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