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Discussion in '4th Horseman' started by Wyrmreaver, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Wyrmreaver

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

    Oct 31, 2011
    Tell us why your team could be special this year. Give us the top storylines, returning stars, new faces, etc.
  2. qclassic 22

    qclassic 22 Walk On

    May 24, 2012
    Arizona St only lost 6 SRs from last year so the Sun Devils return most of their starters from a year ago. Coach Smith has no problem with starting young talent as ASU started a total of 10 true FR last year. This year its only 3 as the #1 TE Tony Martinez, #1 FS Will Hart, and OLB Jakari Brooks step into the starting lineup. SO QB Dedrick Lee now has a year of offense under his belt so he should be a good QB this season. RB Chris Beck will carry the load for his SR season after a 1000 yard rushing year last year. SO Bo Wright leads the WR unit this year, he had 42 catches and 5 TDs last year. Defense might still be the issue in Tempe this year but the Sun Devils do return 9 starters on defense which should make things better this year. CB Stewart Rogers looks to play a big role this year as he had 9 total TDs last year 6 on offense, 2 on special teams, and 1 on defense. The goal for this year is to win the Pac 12 South and play in the CCG. Its a tough task as ASU plays 5 games against ranked opponents including conference games against at Cal, USC, and Oregon and non coference games at Rutgers and at Notre Dame, ASU also opens up against UMass a team who a couple of years ago played for a National Title. Coach Smith @ Pac 12 media day. "We have a big challenge on our hands and if it wasn't a challenge then I wouldn't be here. I believe in these kids, this staff to get where we need to be. We had 2 winning seasons now we have to build on it. My goal is to get everybody in our locker room better and that's including me and my staff. I have to call the right plays to put us in position to win the game. Hopefully you guys will stay tuned and we can turn some heads this year around the college football world."
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  3. Wyrmreaver

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

    Oct 31, 2011
    Army returns 9 of 11 on defense and pretty much everyone at the skills positions on offense..... an in depth look should be coming soon.
  4. Wyrmreaver

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

    Oct 31, 2011

    Meet the Black Knights: Here is a look at the players who are likely to contribute as part of the first team on offense and defense this fall.

    Offense: The team runs a single back concept with a lot or WRs and TEs in the regular rotation.

    QB: Johnny Patton - 99 OVR, Senior - Patton is the defending O'Brien and Maxwell award winner. Last season he threw for over 4500 yards and 58 TDs. The team may be more balanced this season, but look for Patton to have another banner year, extending all of his school passing records in the process.

    HB: Seth Pope - 96 OVR, Junior (RS) - Seth is a big, powerful back at 236 pounds who can run right through an arm tackle (96 BTK) with enough speed (91) to keep the defense honest. As the feature back, he is likely to improve on the 657 yards and 8 TDs he managed splitting carries last year as the #2.
    HB: Ben Jenkins - 93 OVR, Sophomore (RS) - Ben is a dangerous open field runner with tremendous speed (96) and elusiveness (96). He will have a couple of packages where he is on the field in order to keep Pope fresh and give the defense a change of pace.
    HB: Beau Olson - 88 OVR, Junior (RS) - Olson is unlikely to see the field at HB this year but deserves mention here since he is the teams return specialist. Olson has elite speed (97) and acceleration (96) to go along with being special in the open field (99 elusiveness).

    WR: Anthony Payne - 96 OVR, Senior - After winning the Belitnekoff and Walter Camp awards a year ago, Payne returns for another run as Patton's favorite target. He may or may not equal the 103 catches, 1959 yards and 24 TDs of a year ago, but he is a premier wideout who can really make a defense pay after the catch.
    WR: Chaz Matthews - 94 OVR, Junior (RS) - Chaz is the slowest WR on the roster (88) but he makes up for it with precision route running (98) and elite catching abilities (all 91+). He had over 800 yards and 11 TDs a year ago and should have a similar year this season.
    WR: Leon West - 93 OVR, Junior (RS) - Leon is a small, quick WR with excellent hands. He has 12 career TD catches and is often a mismatch in the slot.
    WR: Paris Harrison - 93 OVR, Senior (RS) - Paris is a tall, hard nosed player with a penchant for making tough catches in traffic (95). When he lines up at the #3 or #4 WR spot, few teams can field enough talent to match him up man to man.
    WR: Tommy Lyles - 92 OVR, Senior (RS) - When he lines up as the #5 WR, no team in the nation can go deep enough in the secondary to cover him, especially given that he is one of the best route runners in the country (99).
    (NOTE: Yes, when I go 5 wide I will have 5 WRs at 92 OVR or better, I hope your dime corners have been paying attention at practice this week)

    TE: Mike Mason - 95 OVR, Senior - A giant at 6'7" with premier athleticism for the position and the best hands on the team (98 catching). 20 career TD catches and a lifetime average of 17.3 yards per catch show the kind of danger he poses for opposing teams.
    TE: Billy Davis - 92 OVR, Senior (RS) - A similar player to Mason at the #2 TE spot, Davis is a mismatch against linebackers and safeties, especially when you are expecting him to be the 4th or 5th option.

    Defense: The 3-3-5 base has been highly successful but the team also uses a variety of nickel and dime looks as well.

    DE: Jason Hayden - 83 OVR, Sophomore - Last seasons Lombardi winner with 22 sacks is getting even better. Hayden is tough to block on the edge (93 Fmove) and is underrated in run defense (89 block shed).
    DE: Kyle Scott - 85 OVR, Sophomore - Started opposite Hayden last year when both were true freshman. A very well balanced player who can't be ignored, which helps keep Hayden from fasing double and triple teams.

    DT: David Green - 87 OVR, Sophomore - another second year player with a year of starting experience already to his credit, David had a breakout year with 10 sacks from the middle. If not for Hayden, Green may have received even more attention.
    DT: Paul James - 86 OVR, Sophomore (RS) - an able player who mostly sees time in the rare 4 man front, James is highly athletic for the position but is more of a run support guy than he is a pass rusher.

    OLB: Dennis Martin - 81 OVR, Senior (RS) - A quality overall player who is improved since starting last season. If he can have a season similar to last year when he recorded 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 2 defensive TDs this defense could be on the right track.
    OLB: Justin Cox - 82 OVR, Senior (RS) - A big hitter (92) with top shelf acceleration (99), Cox will look to have another huge year after 14.5 sacks and 2 INTs a season ago.

    MLB: Kevin Williams - 86 OVR, Senior (RS) - The 21 sacks and 39 TFLs he recorded in the last 2 years as the starter are evidence that Williams uses his excellent athleticism to make his living in opposing teams backfields.

    CB: Ryan Smith - 90 OVR, Junior - his 10 INTs last year in his second year as the starter should put opposing QBs on notice, this young man has shutdown corner skills and will make you pay.
    CB: Lionel Jones - 86 OVR, Sophomore (RS) - 6 interceptions as the time corner last year combined with great progression in offseason training have catapulted Jones into the #2 CB spot on this team.
    CB: Tremayne Robinson - 86 OVR, Senior (RS) - Tremayne is a lot like the players the Black Knights were famous for before Coach Hennessy's arrival. He is undersized but has worked very hard throughout his career to develop into a solid player.
    CB: John Veney - 84 OVR, Sophomore (RS) - As a dime corner, John is a talented option. He has little game experience, but wont be asked to do too much early on.

    FS: LaMont Ray - 95 OVR, Senior (RS) - One of Coach Hennessy's biggest surprise signings his first year on campus, LaMont has developed into the teams best defensive player and a bonafide NFL prospect. Ray is a sure tackler (92) and one of the teams fastest players (97).

    SS: Bryan Jacques - 85 OVR, Senior (RS) - Bryan spent most of last year near the line of scrimmage but will be asked to drop into zone coverage far more often this season.
    SS: A.J. Lee - 82 OVR, True Freshman - A gifted player who seems to do everything well. Lee is surrounded by 9 players who started last season so he should develop quickly.

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