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May 3, 2020 at 1:26 pm #47220
I believe both Nembhard and Mann are simply gathering information. Imo, neither is very likely to be drafted. The question is whether or not they know that themselves.
In Nembhard’s case, it may be just as well to stay in the draft, then head to Europe or the G League. I agree with the idea that Mann might put a little giddy-up into the Gator O, but hopefully he finds the shot that abandoned him last season.
April 2, 2020 at 10:54 pm #47001
Thanks for starting this thread, Sly. I’m certainly no infectious disease expert, so I’m curious about the actual infection rate, i.e., the likelihood of becoming infected when exposed to another infected person or the virus itself. Unlike the GA governor, I was aware that asymptomatic persons could infect others, however, it seems that they are much less likely to do so, since they are less likely to be coughing, sneezing, or otherwise expelling droplets of saliva or mucous. It seems to me that simply walking past an asymptomatic person is unlikely to result in infection, but an extended face-to-face exposure would certainly be more likely to infect. If washing hands is a deterrent, it would seem that even direct contact with the virus is not certain to produce an infection. Obviously, it would have to be an estimate, but I haven’t been able to find such a statistic.
I do believe that the MSM has been too eager to propagate the panic. Not saying they want to see anyone die; they just like the story, although they do have an obligation to inform. To this point, the mortality rate is about 1.7%, which is much worse than the flu, but far less than the 3% they were predicting early. I do believe StL is correct when he says that, ultimately, testing and time will reveal far more cases and bring the mortality rate much closer to that of the flu.
I hope this is correct.
January 3, 2020 at 9:24 pm #46029
The problem with Toney is “where” you have to get him the ball. As StL noted, he’s not good at getting open and catching the ball downfield, so he has to get the ball near, or behind, the los.
The problem comes when there is no initial room to run. Instead of planting his foot, turning upfield and getting whatever he can, he makes moves, breaks tackles, retreats, breaks more tackles, retreats again, and sometimes gets tackled for a big loss. A less elusive back would simply get tackled for no gain or a very short loss. His elusiveness, improperly used, brings trouble, and until Mullen trusts him completely, he’s only going to get a couple of touches a game.
March 1, 2020 at 6:56 pm #46671
Tried to follow up by answering you post above, but the site tells me “slow down, you’re moving too fast”. Go figure. Anyway, the no-calls on AN and KB hurt, but the 17 point first half was a self-inflicted death sentence.
March 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm #46670
Well said, IAS. AN played OK vs UT, but KJ didn’t fare too well against the suffocating D of Yves Pons. Dude was playing serious D. A leaper, like KJ, but an inch taller.
February 28, 2020 at 9:24 pm #46641
IAS, thanks for this forum; it’s been a great chronicle of the season! I know it seems you were on the island alone from time to time, but this has been a great thread to express both disappointment and elation. I think with a 10-8 conference record, which they already have guaranteed, and one win in the SEC Tournament, which they should get, they will avoid the NIT and make the Dance. Go Gators! Make it happen!
February 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm #46640
I know I’m very late in replying to your post, g.i., but you’re exactly right about the switching screens. It’s especially bothersome when either Nembhard or Locke get stuck in the paint trying to check a 6-9 power forward. It’s a deficiency of the 1-3-1 if the opponent can convert, and they’ve been doing that much too frequently.
Although, as I type this, the Gators are coming off an impressive dismantling of LSU, and are now facing a winnable road trip to Knoxville. They seem to be “gelling”, as you say, and Scottie Lewis played his best game against LSU, playing within himself and playing “his” game without trying to do too much.
Go Gators! Beat the Vols!
January 23, 2020 at 12:27 pm #46213
You’re absolutely correct, Corey. If Mann can develop into the shooter he was billed to be, it will be great for the Gators. The new 3-point line is almost an extra 1.5 feet on top of the previous 1 foot extra from the high school line. This year’s freshmen are having to adjust to almost 2.5 more feet of distance on their 3-point shots, and it’s taking it’s toll on Mann and others. In fact, 3-point shooting is down across the country, as you might expect.
The barely late shot by Johnson is just further proof of IAS’s point about the Gators: “it’s always something”.
January 4, 2020 at 9:21 pm #46047
You make good points, but actual talent level and the ranking of that talent aren’t always the same. They do rank recruiting classes, but they only give rings and trophies for performance. Now, I know that there is a high correlation between talent and championships, but the Gator recruits don’t have to allow their ranking to define their talent.
January 4, 2020 at 9:14 pm #46043
Nashville, I’m not absolutely certain, but I believe both paid and non-paid members can post in this Lizard Lounge forum. It’s just that non-paid members are limited to five article views per month.
Btw, great post!
January 4, 2020 at 5:38 pm #46039
Orlando, let me second StL’s praise of your analysis. I’ve thought for some time that in coverage, our LB’s are what I call “chasers”. They can’t cover well, because they can’t catch up. The Orange Bowl made it evident that our safeties are now afflicted with the same problem. I think Grantham covered this problem with pressure from the D-line as best he could, but it’ll be interesting to see if he can get the coverage issues rectified next season.
As 6, says, we must win the East first. Eleven wins in the regular season won’t mean much unless one of them is UGA. Go Gators!!!
December 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm #45950
Not likely to have Gak and Jitoboh shooting most of your second half FT’s in conference, but I get your point. Glover going 0-3 is
concerning. That won’t cut it if he’s needed for ball-handling at the end of a tight game.
December 19, 2019 at 12:33 pm #45859
Hoping it wasn’t an anomaly. The Friars shot terribly, 6% from 3-point range and 26% overall, and it was so bad that you have to wonder how much of that was the Gators’ D and how much was just their poor shooting.
The Gators obviously dominated and played extremely well on the offensive end, but they gave up 20 offensive rebounds. That can kill you against better teams. I’m hoping to see the Blackshear/Payne and Blackshear/Bassett combos for longer periods. The ref’s were so whistle happy that it was difficult for any of the Gator bigs to stay on the court.
The good offense was refreshing. If they can replicate that, the D should always be there, so they should be able to “gel” into something closer to the team that many thought they could be.
December 9, 2019 at 10:54 pm #45736
Actually, he’s a redshirt junior, cattrick. If you recall, he redshirted the 2016 season, and there was great debate toward the end of the season as to whether his redshirt should be pulled and have him replace Appleby.
There is the possibility that he could petition the NCAA for a medical redshirt to be granted a 6th year, since he only played in 3 games. If granted, he would have two seasons remaining.
December 9, 2019 at 10:45 pm #45735
Well, that’s because it was, IAS. The Heave to Cleve was thrown by Franks on the last play of the 2017 game against UT in the Swamp to break a 20-20 tie and avoid overtime.
The play cattrick refers to was in 2016 in the displaced game that was supposed to be played in the Swamp, but was moved to Baton Rouge after being postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. That play covered 98 yards and probably was thrown by Appleby, although the throw didn’t go nearly as far as Franks’ 60+ yarder, which traveled the entire distance in the air. It also occurred much earlier in the game, which was won with a goal line stand in the final seconds, securing the 2016 SEC East title.