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WolvyMike
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Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 8:31 AM
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Who ya got?
 
Breakout player offense- Daveon Smith/Derrick Green/Drake Johnson.......Fitz Toussaint is gone and so is Al Borges and his refusal to rotate backs.  If the offensive line can open up some holes, this should be the 3 headed monster running game Nussmeier likes.  Hopefully like Bama's run game.

Breakout player defense- Jabrill Peppers.    Expecting big things out him.



Offensive MVP- Devin Gardner.  The season hinges on his decision making and the O-line giving him time.  If he's not the MVP, it's going to be a long season

Defensive MVP-  Jake Ryan.  Moving to MLB should open up things for him to make even more plays.  Excited to see him all over the field.


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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 8:43 AM
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Breakout Off: Freddy Canteen-I would think one of the backs but the line is a mess so that limits things. If Jake Butt returns with a lot of the season left it could be him.
Breakout Def: Joe Bolden-FINALLY taken the next step and dethroned Desmond Morgan
 
Off MVP: Devin Funchess- Poised for a monster year as the primary playmaker
Def MVP:Jabrill Peppers-Yeah, I said it. One of the few true playmakers on the team, can't hide elite talent.
 
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 8:49 AM
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Breakout offense: Amara Darboh. Probably would have been him last year had he not gotten injured.
Breakout defense: one of the interior DL. Can make up my mind on Hurst/Henry/Wormley but think one of them will be a monster this year. Close second call would be to Jourdan Lewis.
 
Offensive MVP: Gardner. If he can cut down on the TOs while keeping similar production he will be in the conversation at the end of the year for one of the best players in the conference.
Defensive MVP: Have to go Jake Ryan here. Has been the most consistent while still showing some elite capability. Would love to look back at the end of the year and say Jarrod Wilson.

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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 9:12 AM
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WolvyMike

Offensive MVP- Devin Gardner.  The season hinges on his decision making and the O-line giving him time.  If he's not the MVP, it's going to be a long season

I disagree.  Maybe it's semantics, or a different perspective, but the only reason the offense did anything the last five years was because the QB was the best player on the field by far during every offensive series.  If Devin has to be the MVP again, it's most likely because he'll be asked to do everything...again.  The offense needs to be more diverse, with contributions from all over the field, in which case Gardner is the leader, but not the only guy out there.
 
I would like to see Funchess step up and take over games with his size.  There's not a defender on the schedule who can neutralize him, so he needs to win battles, make space for himself and pull ball down, which in turn will make Gardner's job easier, because he seems to struggle when he feels like his passes need to be perfect.
 
Best thing for the team is if a lineman is the Offensive MVP this year, but I would settle for Funchess being the guy, or the rotation of RBs being the combined MVP as that means Gardner's load is lessened.  Unfortunately, I don't see things working out that way, so...
 
Offensive MVP: Gardner again
 
Defensive MVP: Frank Clark.  Looking for Frank to wreak havoc in the backfield all season.
 
 
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 9:59 AM
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I can get with that, ZJG


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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 10:24 AM
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Offensive Breakout Player - Amara Darboh/Freddy Canteen (both should have solid seasons & take pressure off Devin Funchess! Can't choose just one!)
 
Defensive Breakout Player - Jabrill Peppers/Jourdan Lewis (again, can't choose just one! Peppers will prove to be the real deal but Lewis will prove himself to become a MAJOR asset & shutdown corner that we've lacked for some time...with all due respect to Countess!)
 
Offensive MVP - Devin Gardner (definitely think Coach Nuss will make a difference in DG's development & he will have a big season!)
 
Defensive MVP - Frank Clark (Jake Ryan is my favorite defensive player & expect him to be his 2012 self but I think Clark will go out like LaMarr Woodley did in 2006 & have a monster year!)
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 11:45 AM
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Breakout Offensive Player -  I would like to say Funchess but considering how much attention defensive coordinators will have to pay him I am banking on one of these four stepping up: Darboh/Canteen/Green/Isaac(?).
 
Breakout Defensive Player - Pipkins, so much hype coming in now its time for all that hype to pay off.  He and the other DL guys have the benefit of Clark being the focal point that the rest of the fellas should benefit.
 
Offensive MVP - DG and not because he is asked to do everything but because the things he is asked to do will be done Heismazingly well, hint, hint. 
 
Defensive MVP - Peppers, this is a straight up kool-aid pick.  He will make a mistake every now and then as all Freshmen do but I think he is going to give O Coordinators nightmares and considering that I truly believe our D-Line is going to live in the backfield, QBs are going to be forced to make bad throws and JP will be waiting. 
 
Man oh man, I am excited for this season!!
 
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 1:08 PM
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After seeing the guesses on defense so far, who couldn't be excited about this defense?
 
So far, I've seen Ryan, Bolden, Peppers, Hurst, Henry, Wormley, Lewis, Clark and Pipkins mentioned listed as either breakout or MVP's.....and every post and reasoning has been legit.
 
This D is going to be scary good!!
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 1:59 PM
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O- Green
D-Hurst

O MVP funchy
D MVP Ryan

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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 2:19 PM
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For break out, I'm going with my man crush Smith on offense and Peppers on D.
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 6:37 PM
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Breakout offense - it will be one of the WRs not named Funchess. If spring ball was any indication it will be Canteen...but Darboh and Chesson could very well be.
Breakout defense - Jeremy Clark or Dymonte Thomas (whoever takes that safety spot)
MVP offense - one of the Devin's. I will go with bunches of Funchess
MVP defense - Frank Clark 
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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Monday, August 18, 2014 7:06 PM
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zjgm02


For break out, I'm going with my man crush Smith on offense and Peppers on D.

Wheres your MVP candidates?
 


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Re:Offensive/Devensive MVP/Breakout Players - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:18 PM
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jsj_297

Wheres your MVP candidates?



In my first post of the thread--Gardner and Frank the Tank.
 
 
 
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