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Brown is the QB for Alamo Bowl

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With all due respect to AB, he had his chance to cement his legacy against Utah twice already.  It should be open competition in practice for the start.

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On 12/17/2021 at 12:27 PM, noDucknewby said:

With all due respect to AB, he had his chance to cement his legacy against Utah twice already.  It should be open competition in practice for the start.

 

He cement-shoed it.

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The only thing I can think of is that these new QBs are really terrible?

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Given that the Alamo Bowl is basically a scrimmage due to the departure of both teams best players, how can not playing a new QB or 2 or 3 be justified? Hopefully, this info was sent out to deceive Oklahoma. 

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On 12/17/2021 at 12:36 PM, 1Ducker1 said:

The only thing I can think of is that these new QBs are really terrible?

 

The Ducks of course have a chance to win with OK's top 3 D guys opting out along with Spencer Rattler and the Sooners starting TE. But Bob Stoops has not forgotten the 'onside kick' game in Eugene and I imagine he wants to pour it on Puddles.

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Maybe AB will start, but the younger QBs will get in the game (sooner rather than later, depending on how things go)?

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Lastly the article today is about Loyalty. Loyalty is being shown to AB. We as fans can decide to show loyalty to players, or just the idea of winning with what we, as fans, think is best. 

 

I am not talking about staying with AB if he plays like he did against Utah. If he is off again like that, the second half should see another qb or two.

 

I will say loyalty to the players should involve giving AB a chance to lead the team he led all year. If not we are no better than some of the things we are so critical of. What do we want our program to stand for?

 

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On 12/17/2021 at 9:59 AM, Annie said:

Maybe AB will start,

Give him one series as a "senior night" moment and then MOVE ON TO THE FUTURE.

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This doesn't mean the younger QBs won't get playing time, I'm hoping McClendon will give at least one of them a shot in the 2nd half.

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Can’t believe this is going to happen. Who the hell from Oregon’s coaching staff thinks AB deserves this game. Makes me wonder if these coaches want another ugly loss so players won’t come to Eugene, and others might leave. I can’t wrap my head around this. 

 

If you watched any Ducks games this year Moorhead’s offensive scheme is more simple than some high schools I’ve watched. Unbelievable that our three back up QBs wouldn’t be able to grasp it. Basically there were about 10 basic plays with small variations off of some of those. AB was unable to execute even this simple offense and if you pressure him like Utah did he and the coaching staff were unable to make the adjustments, they just fell apart.

 

Never have I seen a team milk clock when trailing in a game. MC did this continually. 

 

This is the perfect opportunity for our Ducks to move on from the debacle we have watched this year, but wait let’s do this some more.🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪.

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Hey, believe me, nobody has been more down on Brown than I have. And, I've been dying to see both Thompson and Butterfield get some meaningful minutes on the field. HOWEVER, I understand McClendon's decision to start Brown in this bowl game. The way I look at it is this: The 2021 Ducks earned this bowl game with a 10-3 record. Brown was the quarterback throughout the season for this team. Thus, he's earned the right to start this game. And, I feel the same for other players on the team who are playing their last games as Ducks; they've earned the right to start this game if they've been starters during the regular season.

 

Having said that, I see no reason McClendon can't reasonably insert Thompson and/or Butterfield into the game as early as the 2nd quarter for a series or two.  Hey, I remember good old Mike Price at WSU doing that on a regular basis with his quarterbacks. He'd give the 2nd string kid a series or two in the second quarter of games to give him some actual in-game seasoning.

 

Knowing that Brown will be starting the game, I will be watching him closely. In my view, his main problem this season is that he's played "tight" most of the time. Not only has he struggled with the accuracy of his long passes, he's also struggled with accuracy on many easy short passes--either tossing an 8-foot pass at the feet of his receiver or sailing it well over his head. Common sense suggests that he hasn't played this way in practice or else he would've lost his starting job long ago. So, with just AB and Joe Moorhead working together in this game, maybe Joe will let it fly on offense and AB will loosen up and do the same.  That prospect will ensure that I tune in for this game--at least for the first two series.

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I fully expect Oregon vs Utah Part III. 

 

3rd and 12. AB dumps off a 3 yard pass to a double covered receiver. Punt the ball.

 

This one will be over before the 1st quarter. Maybe Sooner!

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My best guess is that Ty isn't ready and perhaps doesn't have a grasp of the offense. That's the only explanation I can think of for not playing him or Butters. Very odd.

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On 12/17/2021 at 9:27 AM, noDucknewby said:

With all due respect to AB, he had his chance to cement his legacy against Utah twice already.  It should be open competition in practice for the start.

In my mind, this is the best post on this issue. AB HAS HAD HIS CHANCE IN SPADES. WE'RE DONE WITH THAT. And think of the ELEVATED ENERGY that will be generated in the upcoming practices for ALL the guys knowing that they all will have a real opportunity to show the new coaches what they can do for NEXT season.

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On 12/17/2021 at 8:50 AM, Haywarduck said:

AB deserves to start, and the offense has been built around his skills. He has also been a warrior within this system, we should be grateful.

 

Totally agree. He deserves to start as apposed to a kick in the butt. I hope to see at least a quarter of someone else at QB.

 

AB deserves this and our gratitude for giving two years of his life to Oregon and helping to elevate the program to at least a 10 win season.

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AB may get his chance to play Morehead’s way without the influence of Crist-O-ball-n-chain.  
 

This game may reveal what might have been.

 

Besides, do you expect IC BMac to announce his true plans to Sooners?

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The difference between a groove and a rut is depth. This duck offense is deep in a rut. Something is needed to nudge it into a new groove.

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Well, going by his track record, we are due for a game with good AB.   So maybe the score won't be 38-10 OU?  🤞

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On 12/17/2021 at 7:33 AM, Babyjesus615 said:

He did just publicly give all his teammates Bose Headphones. Maybe the coaches got some too... 🤔

 

He could have gotten great Sennheisers for half the price . . .

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Start AB. He deserves it. AB led the team to some very big wins. A couple of come from behind wins. 4th quarter wins. That's on AB

 

His inconsistency was frustrating.  But he didn't call the plays. Coaches did.... That's not on AB.

 

AB was not on the field when the D couldn't get stops on 3rd down. Over and over, repeatedly in  many games. That's not on AB.

 

However. None of the freshmen QB's will burn a shirt by playing. Give them some meaningful snaps. Let them feel the speed and intensity of the game.

 

Afterall, unlike AB and most of the coaches, our young QB's will hopefully be Ducks next season.

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On 12/17/2021 at 2:58 PM, John Charles said:

I fully expect Oregon vs Utah Part III. 

 

3rd and 12. AB dumps off a 3 yard pass to a double covered receiver. Punt the ball.

 

This one will be over before the 1st quarter. Maybe Sooner!

 

If your assessment proves to be sadly accurate, maybe we should mix things up just to confuse OU and consider punting on 3rd down now and then... you know, just to keep OU on their toes 😉 .

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On 12/17/2021 at 8:19 PM, DuckFan93 said:

Well, going by his track record, we are due for a game with good AB.   So maybe the score won't be 38-10 OU?  🤞

Hah! Hope you're right. Reminds me of the old Seinfeld episode about Jerry dating the girl who's "two-faced." She's a hotty one time you see her, and then, in different light, she's a real stinker.

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On 12/17/2021 at 7:04 AM, Cockroach said:

According to interim coach the QB for ducks hasn’t changed. Are the other 

QB’s that bad? Are the ducks wanting them to transfer? I can think of no sane

reason to play Brown.

Well, at one time we thought Joe Moorehead would unleash "his offense" now that MC is gone.

 

However, our interim coach may be joining MC in Miami, so will he insist on AB and a pedestrian offense so as to not make his former, and soon to be current boss, look bad?

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