A day early even!
We breakdown the new SEC basketball schedule; continue our position-by-position look at the Cats with the WR's and Secondary. Talk about the latest scuttlebutt from the Cats 1st scrimmage and the rest of fall camp, and get your bookie on the phone we've got all the winners for the entire SEC football season.
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Good stuff...but when are you going to get TKB on there...LOL
Enjoyed listening to it again. I'm much more in Joker's corner than Clive but his remark about Joker deserving credit for 3 game ticket packages was funny. I really enjoy listening every week. It should be even better once the season starts.
I'm all for adding TKB too.
I'm not sure anyone should share a corner with Clive
I agree that it looks like Smith is the starter. Joker just doesn't want to make the call just yet. I'm sure he has his reasons.
On the WRs, it sounds like the coaches are still high on LaRod King but they are trying to take the focus off King as the number one WR. I hope that means they're going to spread the ball around like they did at the Spring game.
Also, regarding WR, I found it curious that Kyle Tucker interviewed Pat Washington and Washington essentially said that he's been told that E.J. Fields has always practiced well but it hasn't carried over to the games. Because he wasn't here until this Spring, maybe he's a little confused. If that's is what the UK coaches told him, however, I have a problem with that. Fields hasn't been given much of a chance to play in the games. He played a lot against UofL last year and played very well. He then got to play a lot against Florida the following game and didn't get much done. I don't remember him playing much at all after that except on special teams. I've always assumed his lack of playing time was because he didn't practice well. If he has, instead, always practiced well then it seems unfair, at best, to say he hasn't carried that over to games, especially with the way some past WRs had multiple bad games and still continued to receive playing time.
As for the freshmen WRs, the coaches are very high on Legree and Sweat. Maxwell Smith is very high on Sweat too. In the past, the coaches were very high on Keenan Burton when he was a freshman and Randall Cobb when he was a freshman. I hope Sweat turns out like the previous two did.
Interesting about Fields and Washington. I'm not sure Fields has ever been given a fair shake at UK. I think him and Boyd are both fairly good at catching the ball, but have been in Joker's doghouse for not running routes correctly or not being the fast WR's that staff envisioned.
I've liked King but he seems to have shrunk in the spotlight. It's like he disappears when it is time to make the big play. Also, I went back and watched the Georgia game last year and he just had some of the worst drops I've ever seen for a WR. To be a 1, you absolutely cannot have any drops, much less plays that are wide open and not getting hit. I remain very skeptical about LaRod.
I just find ironic that on a team that is so young, the WR has upperclassmen talent; but those guys have been branded busts by the coaching staff for whatever reason and outside of Randall Cobb, this staff hasn't had a topflight WR since Burton, Johnson, and Tamme exited stage left. Matthews, Lyons, Lanxter, McCaskill, King, Boyd, Fields, Roark, Ford... none have been consistently reliable as a 1 and outside of Lyons and Matthews they haven't been reliable at all.