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If you could bring back one offensive player and one defensive player from the UK teams of the last decade (back to 2003 team) who would you add to this year's team and why?
Interested to see what you guys think. It's not just a "fantasy land" question either. Can help indicate the positions you are most concerned with heading into the season.
Your team. All the time.
Offense, R. Cobb, proven playmaker at the WR spot and in the return game. Might have been worth 2 wins last year.
Defense, T. Lindley, could shut down one side of the field for the oppositions passing game. With what I believe will be an improved pass rush this year, he could have made us dangerous.
1. Cobb. Yeah I'm a little concerned about the WRs but this dude was and still is UK. Awesome talent and heart.
2. Woodson. Some QB concerns this year, but would love to see Dre playing on a team that had a defense.
Jarmon - Dude could cause some problems in the backfield.
1. Tamme - a TE who is a major threat in the passing game makes UK's offense so much more potent.
1. Lindley - a lock-down corner like Lindley, IMO, would allow Minter to really wreak some havoc on D.
Offense- Stevie Johnson
Offense - Randall Cobb. Proven receiver, legit bad ass.
Defense - This one is a bit tougher. I'd either go with Lindley to shore up the secondary, or Corey Peters/Jeremy Jarmon to give us yet another bad ass on the line.
Keep Calm & Stoops On..
Offense - Tamme or Cobb
Defense - Lindley
Offense, Kr, Pr- Cobb
Defense Jeremy Jarmon
This post was edited by catfaninMs 20 months ago
Would the Cobb answers have him at Wildcat Qb so he could get the ball to himself, or do you think he was good enough at WR that whoever gets the QB job would be fine if they had Cobb as a target?
Offense: Andre Woodson. QB is my number on concern.
Defense: I'll take Jarmon to give help on the edge...but could I get a free pass and say Micah Johnson IF we move him to DE (I'd love to see what would've happened if he got to rush the passer and stuff the run on every down)
Offense - Randall Cobb. This team sorely needs a playmaker. He was the best to play for UK since I can remember.
Defense - Wesley Woodyard. He was a leader and made the guys playing with him maximize their effort.
1) Easy- Randall Cobb
2) Tim Couch
1) Danny Trevathan
2) Corey Peters
1) Derek Abney
2) Ryan Tydladchka
Offense- you would obviously have to go with Cobb, record setter for yards from scrimmage, Yes please. I don't care where he lines up on offense, just get him the ball and good things would happen.
Defense- At first I thought my answer would have been Lindley, but the more I think about it the more I think I would take Jarmon. Imagine a line of Ukwu, Jarmon, Cobble and Rumph. That would be one dominant D-Line and we would have to worry less about the secondary with that kind of pass rush. Remember, Jarmon would have more than likely set the school record for sacks had he been allowed to play his senior year.
I think you have to give him touches at Wildcat, but that's not my primary reasoning. More for the return game and YAC as a WR.
I think you have to realize he's a dynamic player, regardless, and get him on the field in any capacity. I'd put him at WR, and mix a few snaps in for Wildcat. Plus he was a great KR/PR, which would give us a known commodity there.
Good stuff guys, keep the answers coming!
For fun, and because I mostly agree with everyone above, I'll go in a different direction:
O: Garry Williams at RT. Believe he would solidify what I believe to be a pretty solid unit.
Runner-up: Hefty Lefty. He was just plain fun to watch.
D: I'll take Marcus McClinton. Dude was heart and soul. Can we bring back the "We Believe" song?
FWIW, don't think Couch fits the criteria ... He was long gone before 2003, right? Wasn't he like 96-98 or thereabouts?
Good list, though. Thought more folks might list Danny T.
IMO We as UK fans (myself included) are just dieing for a playmaker and thats is Cobb. Touches, touches, touches, however he could get them.
I had Abney in stead if Cobb but wasn't sure what yr he left.
And I agree with ya on Danny T. But to put on this yrs team a lock down coner or another big time Dlinemen would be huge for us
Offensive - Cobb, just no one else like him. But Woodsen or any of the receivers from '07 would be suitable 2nds.
Defensive - toughy, but actually have to go with Wesley Woodyard on this one for some seasoning in the LB corp.
Offense – Cobb: WR and proven playmaker who could also help in the return game, which has been non-existent.
Defense – Jarmon: To give help off the edge. UK got zero pressure from its front four last season.
This post was edited by Chris Fisher 20 months ago
I originally thought Cobb without a doubt for the offense but after reading everyone elses posts and contemplating it more I would want Keenan Burton. Keenan was a better leader than Cobb and that's what this offense is truly missing. With Cobb everyone relied on him too much. With KB he lead the offense, got them to work harder, and to work as a unit. When he was healthy he was dangerous not only as a WR but also in the return games. Injuries kept him from doing much in the return games though.
Defense is a toss up between Jarmon and Lindley. I have to go with Jarmon because he would be that dynamic pass rushing DE that we have been missing and would make it so that our DB's wouldn't need to cover for so long.
Very interesting, especially coming from someone with the screen name CobbyCobb
These are the kinds of threads we need more of on the football side of things.
Not sure Burton was a better leader than Cobb. Cobb would make this teams so much better just by returning punts and running the Wildcat. Not to mention what he could do on the outside and in the slot. Give me a great Right tackle and I'd be good as well.
Give our talent and experience on the Dline this year I'd probably have to go with Danny T at Will. That would just be unreal. Simpson, DT, Avery, and Bud at LB with the studs we have up front would be one of the best Run D's in UK history.
I gotta go with my boy Wesley Woodyard on defense. Good gosh he was so good for our team.
On offense, I would have to go Burton or Tamme.
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