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Old 11-13-2012, 02:26 PM
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Great college player on a team who is undefeated. Only reason he is up there for the Heisman. The guy has been a non-factor more often than you expect a Heisman finalist to be. If he was on any other team he wouldn't be up there but for some reason most CFB guys have some sort of nostalgia with Notre Dame
He's an inside Linebacker. Of course there is going to be times he's a non-factor. I don't expect a Mike backer to line up over the slot. I don't expect a Mike backer to be lined up on an island with the offense's #1 receiver. I expect a good Mike backer to make drive stopping plays. To be in the right spot at the right time. That's what Te'o does and he's extremely good at it. Yes, he deserves to be up there in the Heisman contention. Your first sentence says it the best, Great college player on a team who is undefeated.
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He's an inside Linebacker. Of course there is going to be times he's a non-factor. I don't expect a Mike backer to line up over the slot. I don't expect a Mike backer to be lined up on an island with the offense's #1 receiver. I expect a good Mike backer to make drive stopping plays. To be in the right spot at the right time. That's what Te'o does and he's extremely good at it. Yes, he deserves to be up there in the Heisman contention. Your first sentence says it the best, Great college player on a team who is undefeated.
He shouldn't be a Heisman finalist. For all those reasons you said.
Suh was never a non-factor. He was in on every play.
Te'o has had one great game and a few good games and other games where I forget he is on the field.
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Go back and watch Charles Woodson's last year at Michigan to see what it takes for a defensive player to win a Heisman. He was absolutely dominant. Teams were so scared of him they just ignored his part of the field on offense. No one worries that much about Te'o. And even with his sheer brilliance on D, Woodson would not have won that Heisman if he didn't return kick offs and play receiver. That is what it takes for a Defensive player to win. Total dominance and undeniably the best player at any spot. It's not fair, but that is how it is.
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Go back and watch Charles Woodson's last year at Michigan to see what it takes for a defensive player to win a Heisman. He was absolutely dominant. Teams were so scared of him they just ignored his part of the field on offense. No one worries that much about Te'o. And even with his sheer brilliance on D, Woodson would not have won that Heisman if he didn't return kick offs and play receiver. That is what it takes for a Defensive player to win. Total dominance and undeniably the best player at any spot. It's not fair, but that is how it is.
As good a CB as Woodson was, even he would not have won it if not for his kick return success.
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As good a CB as Woodson was, even he would not have won it if not for his kick return success.
Exactly.
Te'o is a good MLB. Doesn't offer anything else.
Suh was a better more dominant player than Te'o has ever been and he didn't win and Te'o shouldn't get as close.
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Exactly.
Te'o is a good MLB. Doesn't offer anything else.
Suh was a better more dominant player than Te'o has ever been and he didn't win and Te'o shouldn't get as close.
Honestly though, this is not a strong Heisman field, and the award should go to the best player. It usually goes to the best offensive player on the best team.

Te'o is not the player that Woodson and Suh were, but he has less competition than they did.

Barner, Miller, Manziel, Klein, and Te'o are probably the top candidates.

Miller is on an ineligible team, so despite very good numbers and Heisman Moment plays, he likely won't get it.

Will they give it to a freshman?
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Exactly.
Te'o is a good MLB. Doesn't offer anything else.
Suh was a better more dominant player than Te'o has ever been and he didn't win and Te'o shouldn't get as close.
So far this season.....

90 Total Tackles
1.5 Sacks
5.5 Tackles for Loss
6 Interceptions

He is already up for the Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year - Lott Trophy
He is already up for the Best Player in College Football - Heisman Trohpy

He has been a Finalist for the Butkus Award
He is an All-American
Named to the watch list for the Lombardi and Nagurski Awards

I dont believe saying he doesnt offer much is fair! Te'o is by far the greatest defensive player in the country this year.
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So far this season.....

90 Total Tackles
1.5 Sacks
5.5 Tackles for Loss
6 Interceptions

He is already up for the Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year - Lott Trophy
He is already up for the Best Player in College Football - Heisman Trohpy

He has been a Finalist for the Butkus Award
He is an All-American
Named to the watch list for the Lombardi and Nagurski Awards

I dont believe saying he doesnt offer much is fair! Te'o is by far the greatest defensive player in the country this year.
Does he return?
Does he play offense?
No.
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Does he return?
Does he play offense?
No.
Just because we are having this discussion is proof enough he deserves to be in contention for the Heisman.
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Just because we are having this discussion is proof enough he deserves to be in contention for the Heisman.
No it proves the field for Heisman is ****
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No it proves the field for Heisman is ****
Must be the kind of year when Troy's Myth won it......
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To get back to the theme of this post. I'm a no on Te'o because I'm a yes on Alec Ogletree from UGA.

Te'o
Leader: Arguably his strongest attribute
Coverage: 6 ints and 4 passes defended
Pass Rush: 1.5 sacks 5.5 TFL
Tackles: 90 (9 TPG)

Ogletree
Leader: 2011 David Jacobs Award winner (player who by example portrays courage, spirit, character and determination)
Coverage: 1 int and 4 passes defended
Pass Rush: 2 sacks 5.5 TFL
Tackles: 61 (10.2 TPG)


Ogletree has played in 4 less games due to a violation of undisclosed team policies. Speculation is he and Baccari Rambo smoked pot over spring break last year. Both received their suspensions when they got drug tested the following week. Ogletree was a high school safety and IMHO is more apt to move with TEs in the NFL.

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To get back to the theme of this post. I'm a no on Te'o because I'm a yes on Alec Ogletree from UGA.

Te'o
Leader: Arguably his strongest attribute
Coverage: 6 ints and 4 passes defended
Pass Rush: 1.5 sacks 5.5 TFL
Tackles: 90 (9 TPG)

Ogletree
Leader: 2011 David Jacobs Award winner (player who by example portrays courage, spirit, character and determination)
Coverage: 1 int and 4 passes defended
Pass Rush: 2 sacks 5.5 TFL
Tackles: 61 (10.2 TPG)


Ogletree has played in 4 less games due to a violation of undisclosed team policies. Speculation is he and Baccari Rambo smoked pot over spring break last year. Both received their suspensions when they got drug tested the following week. Ogletree was a high school safety and IMHO is more apt to move with TEs in the NFL.

Either one of these guys will do far much better then the garbage bag full of **** we have there right now a.k.a. Maualuga! Either one would come in on the first day and show Maualuga how to do his job. If Te'o is there when we select, take him......If Te'o is gone, trade down, get another 2nd round pick and pick up Ogletree in the 20s! If we win 2 or 3 more games, the chances of us getting Te'o are not good. It looks more and more like we may want to start to look at Ogletree
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Either one of these guys will do far much better then the garbage bag full of **** we have there right now a.k.a. Maualuga! Either one would come in on the first day and show Maualuga how to do his job. If Te'o is there when we select, take him......If Te'o is gone, trade down, get another 2nd round pick and pick up Ogletree in the 20s! If we win 2 or 3 more games, the chances of us getting Te'o are not good. It looks more and more like we may want to start to look at Ogletree
Absolutely. As we trend down in draft slotting, Ogletree is also seeing his stock rise. He is now averaging being picked @ 29. I had fervently hoped to see him with our first 2nd but that appears to be a fading hope.
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Just because I didn't want to start a completely new post regarding this player, here is what I saw on ESPN.

Mel Kiper said if KC is the #1 overall pick that they would take Manti Te'o. Discuss how terrible of a decision that would be. (Hopefully this is still linked to that video but)

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft
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Already Selected:

Jarvis Jones
Matt Barkley
Star Louitelli
Sam Montgomery
Jon Hankins
Geno Smith

Still on the Board:

Manti Te'o
Bjorn Werner
Bark Mingo
CJ Mosley

Dee Millner

This is all speculation. Bc, ultimately, until the picks are in and Goddell makes the call, outside of the first pick, no one knows who is going to be taken off the board!
I would take all three of those before Te'o. Im not buying what he's selling.
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If Rey keeps playing the way he has the past few weeks, I'm not convinced we need a MLB at all.

SLB on the other hand...
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We won't be picking in his range. I'm hoping Ogletree will be there.
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If Rey keeps playing the way he has the past few weeks, I'm not convinced we need a MLB at all.

SLB on the other hand...
3 weeks does not undo 3 years...
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3 weeks does not undo 3 years...
reminds me a lot of the guy we all know who can only avoid ****ing up when he is on probation.
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Just because I didn't want to start a completely new post regarding this player, here is what I saw on ESPN.

Mel Kiper said if KC is the #1 overall pick that they would take Manti Te'o. Discuss how terrible of a decision that would be. (Hopefully this is still linked to that video but)

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft
That would **** off their fan base so much.

KC has a pretty talented team, their QBs just all blow.

Not that this year is particularly strong at QB, they still pretty much have to take a QB if they end up picking #1.

I'd be okay if we grabbed Teo, but I would rather go in another direction.
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