Originally Posted by jterrell
The real why is laziness.
I saw a lot of Bama football this year and saw the LSU game on youtube where I watched every snap on offense focused on the great Bama OL. I watched most of those snaps 2 and 3 times.
This wasn't some final week after Barrett was again injured.
And Verne was talking up Jones frequently which is silly when the other Bama OL outplayed him easily. They had tougher guys to block and when they made blocks they made them with explosion and domination quite frequently. Barrett generally did enough to keep his QB clean and made lanes for RBs. But he relied on technique to wall off SEC defenders and to buy his QB time. Other Bama OL punished defenders. Guys like Richardson and Floyd where never 1 on 1 with Barrett Jones (in 2012). He always had help when he faced them in 2012.
[View Full Quote]I am willing to change my opinion if someone has all this tape from 2011 to present. But I will trust my eyes over collegiate awards,
Barrett Jones was still an outstanding SEC OC. Much like Ben Jones.
Ben Jones went in round 4 last year.
Barrett Jones has more experience along the line and probably goes about 20 picks higher.
I understand fans want to improve this OL terribly but they tend to go goofy with suggestions to do so. This time last year virtually every board member swore DeCastro was a top 10 pick and the best OG prospect they've ever seen. He was drafted 24....
I should say more but instead, Go Cowboys.....