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Old 12-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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The catch over Rambo makes up for all the byrd-haters examples.
That wasn't a catch, it was a strip. He let Rambo catch it then took it away. Probably a smart move.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #22
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Football is a TEAM sport....
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Hard to be prolific as a WR when your offense is limited by QB play style and field vision
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #24
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Could it simply be he's a track star playing football?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:54 AM   #25
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That wasn't a catch, it was a strip. He let Rambo catch it then took it away. Probably a smart move.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #26
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and, that means what?
It's Byrds pre game ritual. It was on the radio earlier in the year. I guess not as many knew about that as I thought.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #27
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Hard to be prolific as a WR when your offense is limited by QB play style and field vision
"Prolific"? Right now we are just looking for consistent. The first step to being consistent- catch the ball when you're open and it hits you in the hands.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #28
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We all like the young man, but he has been playing like a track athlete instead of a football player.

For whatever reason (for a guy with his amazing speed) he rarely seems to get open and then...

well, we know what tended to happen this year.

Nick Jones is clearly a better option at this point. Nick had something like 8 very nice catches of all sorts against Clemtech.

Maybe Damiere can compete for the position this coming season, but in my book, it's Nick's job to lose. He's earned it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:25 PM   #29
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Hey, the guy saved like 5 touchdowns this season on special teams. Not bad for a sophomore. He's a good gamecock, and I hope they can get him more involved in the offense or defense.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #30
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We all like the young man, but he has been playing like a track athlete instead of a football player.

For whatever reason (for a guy with his amazing speed) he rarely seems to get open and then...

well, we know what tended to happen this year.

Nick Jones is clearly a better option at this point. Nick had something like 8 very nice catches of all sorts against Clemtech.

Maybe Damiere can compete for the position this coming season, but in my book, it's Nick's job to lose. He's earned it.
They don't play the same position.
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Regardless of how fast he is... He can't catch! If you can't catch the ball, you don't need to be in the game... Same goes for shaq Roland, he can get open but can't catch the dang ball... If he could we wouldn't be talking abl
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Talking about a "wasted" redshirt
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I'm confused. He can't make 2 tough catches so he 'can't catch'?

Yeah..
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We all like the young man, but he has been playing like a track athlete instead of a football player.

For whatever reason (for a guy with his amazing speed) he rarely seems to get open and then...

well, we know what tended to happen this year.

Nick Jones is clearly a better option at this point. Nick had something like 8 very nice catches of all sorts against Clemtech.

Maybe Damiere can compete for the position this coming season, but in my book, it's Nick's job to lose. He's earned it.
I once had a game where I caught 3 passes from the offensive tackle spot and one of our receivers had no receptions. maybe they should have moved me to the X instead of on the line.
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The catch over Rambo makes up for all the byrd-haters examples.
Exactly. One of the first things I think of in the Georgia game is how silent the crowd went, as I think we all thought Rambo had an INT, and when Byrd bounced up with the football the crowd went completely nuts. It set the tone for the night. I hate these threads that try to single out a player for criticism. Few,if anyone, on this board know all the factors that go into an individual player's on the field performance, yet they feel free to bash and act personally disappointed when he doesn't live up to their expectations.
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I'm confused. He can't make 2 tough catches so he 'can't catch'?

Yeah..
Byrd has had more than 2 drops and many of them were not exceptionally "tough". I don't see why you don't accept the fact that Byrd needs to improve his hands. We don't have this conversation about Bruce or Ace and there's a reason. People aren't making this up out of thin air. DL has had some bad plays as well, but for some reason noone has a problem with the excessive bashing that got thrown his way.

Byrd has made some good grabs and can be a very good WR, he just has to improve his hands.

For those bringing up special teams tackles- those were huge and important plays that he made, but that in no way reflects on his ability to catch a football.
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Byrd has had more than 2 drops and many of them were not exceptionally "tough".
Example? Outside of the LSU and UT throws, I don't remember him dropping anything this year. He fumbled after catching a bubble screen against Mizzou.
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Yeah, he improved with his catching skills that's for sure. To say otherwise just reflects bias.

I think part of the reason is just that we haven't really targeted him all that much for whatever reason.
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Jones and Byrd don't play the same position.

Damiere's playing time has taken a hit because Bruce has shifted to X which has put Sanders at Z ahead of Damiere. Whereas earlier in the year Bruce and Damiere were splitting reps at Z. Also those two (Ace and Bruce) have been lights out the last half of the season so there aren't many reps for Damiere, Shaq, etc.
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Move him to corner.

Might not be a bad idea to put him on defense. The guy can tackle, look at the two TD saving tackles he made on special teams this year.
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