Sunday, January 9, 2011

I'll take "Well, no $#*!" for $1,000 Alex

What's more surprising...that AJ declared for the draft, or that seemingly every local newsdesk and blogsite feels it necessary to report it? I mean....was there any doubt? Were there actually fans out there who thought just maybe AJ would be somehow compelled to remain in school either by Mama or by some feeling of "I owe you" regarding the early part of the season? The kid is a top-10 pick in the draft. You DO NOT stay. You just don't. What's the positive? Your lifelong goal is to make a living playing professional football. That goal is right in front of you. If you return for a senior year, maybe you achieve some of the temporary collegiate goals you haven't met yet...but you risk losing the primary goal of making a livivng playing ball. Is it worth the risk?

AJ doesn't think so. Neither did Knowshon. Neither did Stafford.

"But Dukes...Andrew Luck stayed at Stanford!!!" Andrew plays a position which is a lower-risk position, and another year of development will not hurt. Plus, he may not want to play for Carolina...who was sure to draft him. AJ's decision was a no-brainer.

Now....Justin Houston....


GO Dawgs

2 comments:

AppleDawg said...

Stafford, Moreno, Green, and sure to be man others

Stars who left UGA without a single trip to the Georgia Dome for a chance to even play for the SEC Title

Bulldog in Exile said...

It was a slow news day.....