D'Andre Smelter

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  1. Boomergump

    Boomergump Moderator Staff Member

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    I watched the bowl on DVR today. Did anybody see that crack block that laid out the Ole Miss safety? I thought he killed him. It was BayBay'esque. This kid plays hard. When I saw the game from the upper deck, I totally missed the block while following the ball. I wasn't sure that kid was going to walk again. Totally clean hit though. Lets all take a minute and appreciate what Smelter has brought to the team this year. It has been a few years since we have had that physical a player at WR. I miss it.
     
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  2. Ben Jones

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    Smelter is special, no doubt. Good post
     
  3. techman78

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    That was perhaps the hardest "clean" hit I have seen all season. I met Smelter in Nashville and that is a grown @ss man!! Love what he brings us!
     
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    I thought it was a worse injury than it ended up being. The kid was convulsing at first.
     
  5. Boomergump

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    He had another really hard block that didn't work out so well for his team. He cracked a different guy so hard that he flew into Braun and stopped him from getting to his man (who ended up tackling, I think, Robbie for a 2 yard loss).
     
  6. Sebastian GT

    Sebastian GT Ramblin' Wreck

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    That was a dream shot for a WR to dish out. Smelter is a great athlete. It is easy to see why he was so highly recruited to play football out of high school. I believe he was a 4 star recruit but not 100% positive on that. It's a shame we can't get the ball in his hands more often. The post corner he ran on ugag was also a great play and great route on his part.
     
  7. techman78

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    Hope to see the ball in Smelter's hands much more next season.
     
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    If he improves his routes next year he will be hard to cover one on one. Waller, Smelter, and Summers may be the best three all round receivers CPJ has had. Either receiver is a threat so the D can't just single one out. Throw in Bostic, and that is a pretty good combo.
     
  9. Longestday

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    He has made some really hard blocks in many games. He lays the wood!
     
  10. Whiskey_Clear

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    Smelter was a blessing this year...could have been an abysmal year without his big plays and consistent hard play.
     
  11. pckl300

    pckl300 Jolly Good Fellow

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    Don't forget Autry.
     
  12. GTJackets

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    I took my family (wife and three kids) to the Pittsburgh game. Thank you, Deandre.
     
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  13. jason

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    We need to install plays just to get him touches going a game without a touch makes no sense.
     
  14. PowderSpringsJacket88

    PowderSpringsJacket88 Helluva Engineer Retired Staff

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    I actually said a quick little prayer for the guy. I wouldn't have been surprised if he never played football again...

    Great clean hit!

    Hope to see him shine for his last year.
     
  15. Boomergump

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    I said one too actually, although at the time I had no idea how he got in that position.
     
  16. ATL1

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    Ive always liked Smelter.
    Heres a thought Ive had, what type of QB he could have been.
    6'3 230 with a pitcher arm and mobile
    I would have converted him into Colon Kap
     
  17. Boomergump

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    Oh man. Chucking a baseball and chucking a football are two different things. You can have tunnel vision and be a superb pitcher. Not so at qb. Pitchers take all the time they want. Qbs don't have that luxury. Decision under duress.
     
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  18. ATL1

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    Even still the amount of pressure a pitcher faces the accuracy needed. Come on you cant say the idea isnt intriguing. He has all the physical tools.
     
  19. Techster

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    His one foray into passing the ball didn't bode to well for us this year...

    :banghead:
     
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  20. GT Man

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    That catch was bananas and VERY timely.
     

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