April 27th, 2012 at 5:30 PM ^

...but there do seem to be a lot of DC's named greg...

(to be fair, Gregg Williams has two Gs and I should remember that as a Bills fan)

but besides Mattison, Williams, Robinson (even the anagrammed version) there are:

Greg Brown (Colorado)

Greg Manusky (well, until recently fired by Chargers)

Greg Blache (retired from Redskins)



April 27th, 2012 at 6:47 PM ^

so, it's always sad when one has to explain one's obvious jokes, because that takes the humor out of it, but I was implying that, were Gregg Williams our DC, he would put a major bounty on AJ McCarron, so as to "kill the head". ..


April 27th, 2012 at 6:37 PM ^

that's not quite true, given that Sims is a year older and far more hyped.  In fact, you can argue that given Ely's progression, he has more bang for the buck than Sims, who, when the starting job was still (at least theoretically up for grabs in the first game) looked um...not very good...against Kent know, the drinking school with the football program.

After all, Sims & Ely shared time equally in the recent A-Day game:

Although that may have been partly due to Sims having a shoulder issue:

still, Sims played and played well, looking unhampered as he went 9-12 for 135 yards and 2 TDs. 

Today, Don Kausler of the Birmingham News said in a chat, "[Ely] looks like he could develop into a Greg McElroy-type quarterback, which should be quite a compliment, but McElroy didn't start until his third year in the program.", and noted that this is just Ely's second year (though technically since he enrolled early, he's in his third spring).

A lot of interesting 'Bama info--their thoughts on Sims, etc., in that chat transcript: