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Old 03-02-2021, 06:26 AM
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It sounds like we will see that more this season. It is also clear from Dabo's comments last night that the Tigers will do whatever they need to get Ross the football. That puts a smile on my face.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:14 AM
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That doesn't make sense to me. With his height, range and speed why put him in the slot? Is it an interim step as he works himself back in shape?
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:38 AM
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I think itís probably the ď Tigers will do whatever they need to get Ross the footballĒ philosophy that makes it a good move. Last year Bama lined Devonta Smith up at every position except long snapper. Looks like we are adopting Sarkesianís main play calling strategy FTS - Feed The Stud.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:00 AM
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Yeah, I was hoping Tony Elliott was taking notes in the national championship game.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:24 AM
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I was hoping Spector would lock down the slot with hands of glue. No problem if this is a way to get Ross into better match ups or more creative route trees. However, if heís there to become their best 3rd down possession receiver then Iím not sure heís being utilized to the max.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:57 AM
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I was hoping Spector would lock down the slot with hands of glue. No problem if this is a way to get Ross into better match ups or more creative route trees. However, if heís there to become their best 3rd down possession receiver then Iím not sure heís being utilized to the max.
Yep.

Mike Williams was just fine as Mr. Reliable on the Outside.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Justyn Ross is the slot

I think this might be a good move early on to see if ngata, ladson, williams or one of the collins kid can
Take the reign at other two spots. I really didnt think spector would be a play maker base on what i saw of him last year. Maybe the coach did too. However if the others are not solid at the two spots i can see him going back to 9 and maybe that give stelatto time to win the slot position. I really like his highschool film. Very fast.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:19 AM
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That doesn't make sense to me. With his height, range and speed why put him in the slot? Is it an interim step as he works himself back in shape?
Why? Did you guys not see how Alabama used Smith last year. Though Ross is bigger than Smith, his speed, height, size and ability to cut in the open field will allow Clemson to create matchup issues all day.

Either a linebacker, safety or nickel guy will have to cover Ross, instead of a 6-2 corner who can jump out of building. This is a smart move.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:46 AM
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Why? Did you guys not see how Alabama used Smith last year. Though Ross is bigger than Smith, his speed, height, size and ability to cut in the open field will allow Clemson to create matchup issues all day.

Either a linebacker, safety or nickel guy will have to cover Ross, instead of a 6-2 corner who can jump out of building. This is a smart move.
Do you think this was a smart move making it public?

Now teams can prepare for this...
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:51 AM
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I wouldnít mind having him there some but I wouldnít want him to be a full time slot receiver. I donít think he has the speed or quickness to be dominant there. Getting a matchup against a smaller corner or LB potentially here and there but thatís about it.
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