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As another poster said on another board, What if Rees has a Jonas Gray type farewell season? We know hes not a great QB but what if the stars align for him this year? Hey he did have the luckiest pass Ive ever seen last year in just throwing it up for grabs and being the hero. Who knows maybe the luck of the Irish will be with him next year...
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Look at the wooden boy speak everybody.....You'll be the first to "rag" on him the minute he makes a mistake, just the way you roll.
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If there's anyone at QB who could have more of a Jonas Gray-type of year it would be Hendrix. Rees has at least played and thrown for more than 4,000 yards and 32 TDs in his career already. He's achieved a lot, especially as the star relief pitcher.
Gray entered his senior season with only 309 yards rushing and the thing people remembered the most about him was the crucial lost fumble as a sophomore against Michigan in 2009 that changed the game's momentum in an eventual four-point loss (38-34). Hendrix has passed for 304 yards the first three years and the play people might most remember is the crucial interception as a sophomore against FSU that set up the go-ahead score in a four-point loss (18-14).
This post was edited by Lou Somogyi 11 months ago
Not to mention Rees' athletic ability has been maxed out, go with Hendrix I say
Yes, Hendrix please. We'd be better off with a cheerleader behind center, throwing twinkies than Rees!
309 yards rushing for Jonas, not passing as I originally wrote. Sorry.
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This is another situation where the most popular players are the backup quarterbacks. Hendrix has more advanced physical skills, but has shown decision making even worse than 2011 Rees in his limited game experience. Despite his strong arm I'm not sure that he throws the deep ball any more accurately than Rees either.
Many fans are assuming that Rees this season will be the same one he was as a sophomore, and has somehow has reached his ceiling - "defenses have figured him out". If you look at progression from sophomore to junior seasons, many times significant leaps are made, and it's hard to judge from what we saw last season - he played one full game against a top 15 defense and was asked to game manage a lead against Michigan.
Defenses haven't "figured Rees out" anymore than they have any other slow pocket passes - the question is if he has the arm strength, playbook, and decision making to solve it. If Rees can show improvement throwing over the top (which seems doable) defenses will be forced to stop the press coverages and shallow zones that were so effective at the end of 2011.
I'm clearly taking the optimistic viewpoint here, but doubters need to concede that 2013 Rees should be improved over 2011 Rees, and could be much better. Defensive schemes that were a problem in the past can be countered with good play calling and quicker decisions. Let him start and own the team for 2-3 games before we rush to judgement that this is the same turnover prone kid from two years ago.
I'm with ya. Rees is a kid who was successful as a true freshman, came in as a sophomore and Murphy's law certainly applied. Several interceptions weren't even close to being his fault and multiple RB fumbled really skewed the statistics. Think of how big a gap Soph-Senior year is. He's basically "The Professor" of the Qbs... I think that should be his new nickname! He knows the playbook inside and out. Not to mention, he is SURROUNDED by talent now. Don't get me wrong, Eifert and Floyd, OBVIOUSLY were talent lol. But without ONE wr to key onto, the ball can be spread around, keeping defenses guessing. Carlisle, Jones, Daniels, Atkinson, Folston, Bryant, and I think an IMPROVED offensive line.... I think we'll be just fine.
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i've taken my turns at bashing rees, with some deserved. but all he does is keep on trying and giving his all. and he's the only kid on that team who can look into brain kelly's eyes while bk is ripping him and not even flinch.......gutsy kid. we need to support him all the way, after all, he just might be there all the way......
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