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Is Jones for Watts a good trade?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by sackman, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I know we want both. But if you had to choose one, did we get the right one?

    And yes, I know they play different positions. They're both 4* recruits with big time offers from multiple P5 programs.
     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    In the either/or proposition I would say no. We need help in the secondary and it has been reported we have a stud QB waiting in the wings in Montez. Now whether you believe that or not is a different story.
     
  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    QBs who can make a difference are harder to find. If Jones ends up as good as we though he could be coming out of HS he will make a difference in more games for us than Watts would have doing the same.

    QB talent also has a big impact on recruiting for WRs and other offensive players.

    We really need both, not just want but if it's one or the other I'm happy with Jones.
     
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  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm still convinced we can get both.
     
  5. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    The QB. Always the QB.
     
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  6. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    A QB can help lift a bad team to a W. A safety can help minimize the amount you lose by.
     
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  7. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    A very good QB is the biggest equaliser in sports. A very good QB can mask so many deficiencies and elevate the whole team.
     
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  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I think the better comparison will be who we end up signing in the secondary.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I know they play different positions...


    Didn't I already say that?

    Yeah. I did.
     
  10. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Agreed
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I just do not view it as competition for one scholarship. You are implying a choice that does not need to be made.
     
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  12. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Duly noted: Duff does not participate in hypothetical discussions on Allbuffs posted for no other reason than to generate discussion.
     
  13. DavisBuff

    DavisBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Hypothetically, yes. Qb has the biggest impact. Ask the Ducks.
    In real life lets get both.
     
  14. TSchekler

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    I disagree. 2 stud QBs >>> 1 stud Safety
     
  15. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    You don't take things seriously enough.

    Who knows, Jones could end up playing safety.
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    All I know is I just watched some Davis Webb highlights and the dude is pretty damn good. Webb next year, Montez/Jones/Apsay competition the year after looks pretty good to me.
     
  17. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    You only play one qb at a time, though. If you have two stud QBs, one of them is on the bench.

    Overall, I tend to agree that the quarterback will have a bigger impact on the overall fortunes of the team and based on that, I'd choose Jones over Watts in this hypothetical decision. The x-factor, IMO, is that we have Montez, and Jones won't play until 2017. Whereas Watts would provide immediate help at a position of great need right away.
     
  18. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    If you are going to let Montez/Jones run consistently, you are going to need a good backup as well for when he gets banged up.
     
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  19. TSchekler

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    My point is that I'd rather have two stud QBs competing for the starting job (thus meaning that the most important position on the team is in good hands) than one stud Safety.
     
  20. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I know what you meant and I don't disagree. Still, there is now a chance that we will never know how good Montez really is. We can't even play with redshirting one of them.
    Don't get me wrong- this isn't a bad problem to have. But it's something to think about, IMO.
     
  21. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I like hypothetical situations. Let's say scholarship numbers are so tight, it comes down to these two scenarios:

    A. Davis Webb, Kabion Ento, Drew Davis

    B. Sheriron Jones, Johnny Huntley, Pookie Maka

    Which scenario do you choose if you are Mike MacIntyre and your job may be in trouble?
     
  22. BuffaloB

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    We are not in any position to chose, we need 4* talent everywhere. Again, Pitt has more 4* recruits this year alone, then we have had since 2010 combined.

    I have been critical of this staff, but credit where it is due, this is a great get. Jones was the 10th best dual threat QB in nation coming out of high school. Probably the best QB recruit since when? Best this century?
     
  23. TDforTD

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    Easy duff, whichever option wants to be here more

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  24. Bufffan68

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    Always take a QB over any other position...most important position in all team sports.
     
  25. TSchekler

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    B. You hope that Montez/Sefo can elevate the team enough to win in 2016 and then you have a potential program changer at QB in 2017-2019. Plus Huntley and Maka could be day one starters themselves.
     
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll always take a blue chip QB.

    But it's kind of a weird way to think of it. Different positions. Different sides of the ball. Different classes. Jones makes me feel really good, but it doesn't do anything to offset how I feel about losing Watts.
     
  27. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    Watts will be a nickel back anyway. Jones all day.
     
  28. DBT

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    I literally want to blow this topic up.
     
  29. bigbang2

    bigbang2 Typical, brain knowledge or the ability to have a

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    Sherion Jones is probably the best QB on the roster once he arrives on campus.
     
  30. patebuff

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    I have yet to read a Vols fan say something bad about Jones. Talent wise and person wise. Very rare to see that coming from a fan base that just lost a transfer. Not that it means a lot.
     

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