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Dude totally redeemed himself. Saved this game, big time.
This post was edited by spartanMF 21 months ago
He played pretty good last week too. Looks like he and the WR crew are starting to turn the corner
I was at about the 25 yard line. That catch over the middle on MSUs last drive in regulation was huge, and he had to stretch for it.
Yeah that was beauty. He was big on third down all day today
He should be returning punts too, and the occasional wildcat. Use all his tools.
Nice to see him play through the early season criticism and not give up. He's slowly earning respect on the field.
Does Lippett remind anyone else besides me of Julio Jones, playing on your TV now?
Thats who I compare Lippett to.
If you don't count the fact that he can't catch... sure.
No, not at all. Not at all.
No disrespect to Lippett but Jones is an absolute specimen.
Knibb High football rules
In my opinion, Lippett would be destroyed on punts. And then fumble.
If, and I understand its an IF, he can catch punts, his wiggle is the best on the team. Most exciting play of the year was his play at um.
Too bad he didn't catch that 1st down pass late in the game. MSU most likely would have won with a sustained possession. Instead...punt.
This post was edited by J T 20 months ago
Well I was at the Wisconsin game, and he was the most valuable player on offense.
Also caught that deep bomb against Nebraska.
He is going to be real good.
if he kept his feet, he makes the catch. I'll have to watch that play again, but it seems like he goes down unnecessarily at times.
I still think there is a chance he is back at corner next year. Dennard is easily our best corner this year and I have a feeling he may be tempted to make the early jump. If that happens our CB depth chart becomes very thin and inexperienced. That coupled with a very deep WR corp probably sends Tony back to defense. Madaris and Kerrick should be ready by next year to give some taller options at WR and I am guessing Caesar ends up at TE or is a complete bust. We will have Burbridge, Fowler, Mumphrey, Kings, Sims, Madaris, Kerrick and maybe Ceasar all at WR next year. That makes it pretty crowded. Lippett gives you the most vaule on the other side of the ball. Plus having a 6'3 corner can be very valuable to cover big WRs.
Unfortunately he didn't catch the one that mattered the most.
Respectfully disagree. He will blossom on offense and, hopefully, point return.
I agree Lippett will be a good WR eventually
Lippett needs to gain more confidence and more upper body strength. He has a big frame and long legs, I think he could get bigger and keep his speed. Needs to be a much better blocker and be able to use his size advantage to dominate smaller corners.
Certainly has the speed, is developing the hands slowly, and he showed he's a dynamic athlete. Needs to put the package together. I expect him to be a major factor in next season's success or lack thereof. If he develops as expected he could be a true all purpose playmaking threat that this 2012 team utterly lacks.
How is Maxwell not the mvp on offense vs Wiscy? Please explain........wait, nevermind, I just saw your username. Please change your name to Kingsballsinmouth.
I don't think so. Dennard didn't do too badly as a true freshman at corner. There will be a learning curve but similar to this year, we return 3/4 starting members of the secondary (unlikely for Dennard and Lewis to jump imo) and also RJ Williamson/Jairus Jones. We'll probably have safety help against better WRs. Darqueze can hold his own 1v1 imo.
Ezra Robinson, Trae Waynes, Arjen Colquhoun are all options at corner. Maybe Jermaine Edmondson breaks out. Maybe Darian Hicks turns out to be the real deal from day one.
If there's any position i'm not worried about, it's the secondary. Dennard was great replacing CLR. Lewis was way better than Hyde. Drummond and Williamson and Jones seamlessly replaced Robinson.
We'll be fine at corner. Lippett is too much of a big play threat waiting to happen, if the coaches can hone him into that by next year. We're seeing flashes already with his magic vs. Michigan, or his long TD against Nebraska.
I believe you have forgotten about the most talented player for next year.
I am really interested to see where Cox fits in. We don't lose any safeties and we have 4 studs back there in the 2-deeps with Lewis, Drummond, Jones, and Williamson.
Williamson might have the skillset for corner and is a total ballhawk so we could see a secondary something like:
CB - Dennard (Waynes)
SS - Lewis (Jones)
FS - Drummond (Cox)
CB - Williamson (Robinson)
Our DBs are really talented and Dantonio has had some success with shuffling from S to CB to S. I honestly think the only player with their job locked down next year is Dennard.
If/when Roushar gets fired, it'd be interesting if the new OC might get Lippett some touches this way. It would be a change-up from Maxwell's cement shoes.
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