• Announcements

    • Benny

      Forums Restructured   09/22/2016

      A lot of less active forums have been removed and consolidated with larger forums.  SEC Recruiting and Official Game Threads have been merged into SEC Football Talk.  All SEC Social Groups have been moved under their respective team forums. All other Social Groups have been merged into the Water Fountain. Other less active off-topic forums such as Think Tank, SciFi, Gaming, etc, have been merged into the Water Fountain.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

ALA2262

Very good read on Rashaan Evans

48 posts in this topic

From Opelika-Auburn News prep sports writer.

"When all was said and done, though, Evans was seemingly at peace with his decision. In the weeks leading up to signing day, Evans spoke fondly of his relationship with Saban, specifically citing the Alabama coach’s honesty during the recruiting process — something Evans had said would be key in making his ultimate decision.

“Over the past few weeks I’ve learned a lot about Coach Saban,” Evans said on Jan. 24. “I’ll be honest with you, he’s one of the most kind-hearted coaches I’ve met. He’s honest. He’s honest about everything he says. He’s not going to tell you you’re going to start.

“He tells you you’re going to go through the process and we’ll see what happens then. He’s straight up with me, and that’s what I like in a coach.”

http://www.oanow.com....7a43b2370.html

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After weighing out everything and I don't see how Evans would pick anyone but Bama. Sure I'm a bammer but the proof is in the pudding as they say. Saban has made it almost a done deal getting our LB's to the NFL year after year. He could have possibly gotten there with Auburn too but playing time was about all they had to offer. His choice surprised me but its not surprising... not like his mom.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After weighing out everything and I don't see how Evans would pick anyone but Bama. Sure I'm a bammer but the proof is in the pudding as they say. Saban has made it almost a done deal getting our LB's to the NFL year after year. He could have possibly gotten there with Auburn too but playing time was about all they had to offer. His choice surprised me but its not surprising... not like his mom.

Playing Ellis Johnson's hybrid LB/safety position at the barn would have cost him millions in NFL money. NFL doesn't have a a "star" position.

And I believe his Mother was disappointed with the crowd reaction and not his decision. I suspect she knows about the NFL money and is looking forward to spending some of it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I can say is welcome to the Crimson Tide, Mr. Evans! I hope you enjoy all the good times awaiting you!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Playing Ellis Johnson's hybrid LB/safety position at the barn would have cost him millions in NFL money. NFL doesn't have a a "star" position.

And I believe his Mother was disappointed with the crowd reaction and not his decision. I suspect she knows about the NFL money and is looking forward to spending some of it.

His mother is a doctor, lol different from a lot of situations

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Playing Ellis Johnson's hybrid LB/safety position at the barn would have cost him millions in NFL money. NFL doesn't have a a "star" position.

And I believe his Mother was disappointed with the crowd reaction and not his decision. I suspect she knows about the NFL money and is looking forward to spending some of it.

Actually the "Star" position is essentially a Weakside linebacker. Last time i checked the NFL has that position.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Playing Ellis Johnson's hybrid LB/safety position at the barn would have cost him millions in NFL money. NFL doesn't have a a "star" position.

And I believe his Mother was disappointed with the crowd reaction and not his decision. I suspect she knows about the NFL money and is looking forward to spending some of it.

After reading, reviewing his recruitment and seeing all the pitches made at him, Ellis Johnson and the whole star position is the lone reason he's not at Auburn right now. There will always be apart of him that will be all Auburn, this is the epitome of a business decision. Something Alabama sells better than anyone in the country, no doubt about that.

His mom did give a look to the crowd and a slight eye roll, so I can agree with that. Initial reactions was she was out of the loop, but it seems like they're all closer than that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually the "Star" position is essentially a Weakside linebacker. Last time i checked the NFL has that position.

The fact remains he would have been in coverage much more often at Auburn, he feels more comfortable rushing. Even with a commitment to blitz him more, it was a scheme he wasn't comfortable with. It was a pitch that just didn't work on him, not that it was a bad move, it just didn't work out.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The fact remains he would have been in coverage much more often at Auburn, he feels more comfortable rushing. Even with a commitment to blitz him more, it was a scheme he wasn't comfortable with. It was a pitch that just didn't work on him, not that it was a bad move, it just didn't work out.

Depends on how strong his supporting safety and cornerbacks are. If they can hold their own im sure he would be free to blitz more. But as far as responsibilities he is a Weakside linebacker playing deeper in the backfield than normal.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on how strong his supporting safety and cornerbacks are. If they can hold their own im sure he would be free to blitz more. But as far as responsibilities he is a Weakside linebacker playing deeper in the backfield than normal.

Yeah it's true, which means he would have less of a chance to put a hand down or blitz from the edge. It's definitely not easy having strong supporting corners and safeties in the backfield, hell that was Bama's true weakness last season as we know. Essentially though, the Jack LB was built by Saban long ago for a prototype mold that fits Evans down to a T, and he saw that as a money make if he performed well enough. A star position will see more coverage no matter how it's broken down or discussed, and apparently that was the only unattractive part to him.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he'd be a first round pick regardless. He wouldn't have lost money if he came here, but he obviously liked the Jack more than the Star.

When we have a LB playing Star it's a weakside LB position. He would've fit perfectly.

In a 4-3 he would've been Von Miller, in a 3-4 he's John Abraham.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he'd be a first round pick regardless. He wouldn't have lost money if he came here, but he obviously liked the Jack more than the Star.

When we have a LB playing Star it's a weakside LB position. He would've fit perfectly.

In a 4-3 he would've been Von Miller, in a 3-4 he's John Abraham.

I get all the comparisons and I definitely agree, but in this case if he was told he'll be an OLB, putting his hand on the ground and rushing from the edge...he would have been Auburns. He just has more responsibilities in coverage in the "star", as a Jack, you're a standing pass rush DE, that's about it.

We all have to agree this was lost in the pitch, whether the kid is wrong in his line of thinking or not.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get all the comparisons and I definitely agree, but in this case if he was told he'll be an OLB, putting his hand on the ground and rushing from the edge...he would have been Auburns. He just has more responsibilities in coverage in the "star", as a Jack, you're a standing pass rush DE, that's about it.

We all have to agree this was lost in the pitch, whether the kid is wrong in his line of thinking or not.

He would've played with his hand on the ground a lot. We run a 3-4 stunt on a lot of longer downs, with Dee Ford gone we would've have given him the edge responsibility.

I think Kirby and Saban flat out just beat us.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He would've played with his hand on the ground a lot. We run a 3-4 stunt on a lot of longer downs, with Dee Ford gone we would've have given him the edge responsibility.

I think Kirby and Saban flat out just beat us.

Fair enough, I just can't imagine Auburn not utilizing an amazing pass rusher, that's always their MO. There's no doubt he would have flourished at Auburn, and if I'm being honest I'll have to see it to believe it when it comes Alabama having a legit pass rush..

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saying he was "at peace with his decision" makes it sound like he just told them to take his mom off life support.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this beat auburn really @@HFS

McClain, Hightower, Upshaw, Mosely, soon to be DePreist, Hubbard

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He would've played with his hand on the ground a lot. We run a 3-4 stunt on a lot of longer downs, with Dee Ford gone we would've have given him the edge responsibility.

I think Kirby and Saban flat out just beat us.

Turnabout is fair play

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saying he was "at peace with his decision" makes it sound like he just told them to take his mom off life support.

Yeah, almost.... when Rashaan pulled out the Alabama hat, his poor mama was about to have a cow.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, almost.... when Rashaan pulled out the Alabama hat, his poor mama was about to have a cow.

I almost hadda cow
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Y'all just need to hope he doesn't Rueben Foster it up (He's been hanging out with him lately...) and waste his talent away. The whole coaching staff face off fiasco at the party was a huge warning flag to me, so while it sucks to miss out on a five star LB, I'm not too upset to see him go. We've got people who want to be at Auburn instead.

He could wind up being great at Bama if y'all can knock the entitlement and attention whoring out of him (Or his dad... Not sure which was behind most of the 'drama'), y'all just need to keep an eye on him.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jesus.

It's ok to be a hater though. I was rooting for Auburn to lose to Carver Montgomery in the playoffs and Rashaan ran for a TD, threw a TD, caught a key first down pass on like 4th and 18 late in the game and sack ed a bunch of QBs. Haterin is fine. Watch the video.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He probably didn't complete any passes to himself though...

There's no doubt he's really talented, but I was concerned about his last 1-2 weeks of recruitment and how he handled them... Y'all should be, too. Saban needs to give him a heavy dose of reality early on so that he knows he has to work hard to play.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems to me Rashaan handled Rashaan's business just fine. If you don't want your coaches at a recruits party then you should write them a letter.

If Ellis had made a better pitch about him being used mostly as a blitzing LB then he would be going to Auburn and you guys would be happy as a pig in a poke. Forget him.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Y'all just need to hope he doesn't Rueben Foster it up (He's been hanging out with him lately...) and waste his talent away. The whole coaching staff face off fiasco at the party was a huge warning flag to me, so while it sucks to miss out on a five star LB, I'm not too upset to see him go. We've got people who want to be at Auburn instead.

He could wind up being great at Bama if y'all can knock the entitlement and attention whoring out of him (Or his dad... Not sure which was behind most of the 'drama'), y'all just need to keep an eye on him.

You know, with you being a teacher, you would think you could understand the youth of today. I suppose we can mark this down anyway you want, remember it and paint it any color you would like. The fact remains it was only one battle on the recruiting trail and Alabama won this round. It just so happens he was from Auburn high school, his dad played at Auburn, and he was a recruit everyone in orange and blue was excited about...well except you maybe.

On to the next battle.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Y'all just need to hope he doesn't Rueben Foster it up (He's been hanging out with him lately...) and waste his talent away. The whole coaching staff face off fiasco at the party was a huge warning flag to me, so while it sucks to miss out on a five star LB, I'm not too upset to see him go. We've got people who want to be at Auburn instead.

He could wind up being great at Bama if y'all can knock the entitlement and attention whoring out of him (Or his dad... Not sure which was behind most of the 'drama'), y'all just need to keep an eye on him.

There it is... there it is....Mmmmm delicious

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites