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1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
I'm curious if there is a timeline for Da'Rick to "get his stuff taken care of"? Because if he is not involved in spring practice he really will be a distraction come summer and fall. Kind of like an NFL player that fails to participate in "voluntary workouts".
I hate speculations, but besides being a big-head what does Da'Rick do?
Doesn't do his homework? Doesn't do workouts? Leaves the field during practice? runs his mouth? Smoke dope? Gamble?
I don't think it matters because its obviously a problem. I'm fine with him sticking around, even in ambiguous terms. I don't think it has to be black and white like some people on here. All the other players role their eyes at him, so its not like he's growing a posse or something of players that want to act like him. He may be causing tension and he ain't helping, but I refuse to believe there isn't a player like this on EVERY team, including Alabama.
Cordarelle Patterson was a game-changer for Dooley. Once he signed, Dooley had more leverage over Da'Rick because he doesn't need him as badly: we'll still have a great passing attack without Rogers because we'll have at least 2 other great receivers (Hunter & Patterson). Rogers could improve it if he stayed, but he's not a requirement for us to be a great passing team.
Some of the other great WR recruits we're bringing may contribute their Fr year like Hunter did in '10, but they're more long-term factors. It's Patterson who was crucial for Dooley's Da'Rick leverage.
You think Da'Rick cares if he is "punished" by not being allowed to practice spring ball? He likely thinks he knows all he needs to compete/play and spring practice is a waste of time. If Dooley really wanted to punish him, he'd have him AT practice doing suicides or running the stadium etc. Then Da'Rick would get the point rather quickly and the rest of the team would SEE that the coach isnt just giving lip service.
By the way, this isnt a critique of Dooley, Ive always thought that the players win when coaches dont "let" the players practice. Maybe Im just old and set in my ways.
This post was edited by DILLIGAF on 3/29/2012 at 2:40 PM
I love how people blame Dooley for how he is handling the situation when they don't even know what the situation is.
"Got to finish doing some stuff"? What, like growing up? He really doesn`t seem too bright, or serious about playing football.
Rogers seems to be a distraction for the team. What`s up with these kids like him, Janzen Jackson, and Nu`keese Richardson? They all had bright futures at UT, but just can`t seem to get a grip. Sad to say, but the team is better off without distractions such as these.
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Much respect for Dooley.
This post was edited by richmorton260 on 3/29/2012 at 4:35 PM
DD thinks he is a superstar or something.. To DD u got to win more than 5 games to be a superstar. Justin Hunter was more of a superstar in 3 games then u where all season. Dooley needs to go ahead and kick him off the team we got Patterson coming in to replace him and other that could easily take his stop. DD not wanting to do drills just cause he thinks he better than every other player on the team, that's not a person I would want on my team.
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