Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Uh Oh. I feel compelled to step into this thread before you two make a serious mistake.
As a graduate of Fresno State University (class of '88), please let me inform you of this: Never, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER come under the mistaken impression that a Fresno State player is the next "big thing." Don't do it, kids. Don't go there. Don't go thinking that Davante Adams has "what it takes." I mean, he might, but consider this. Please, hear me out.
The NFL landscape is LITTERED with former Bulldogs who were touted as "the next great thing." LITTERED. How about David Carr? Trent Dilfer? Bernard Berrian? Ryan Mathews? Our own MARLON MOORE (Moore was a BEAST at Fresno State -- an absolute BEAST!)?
FACT: The Bulldogs do recruit a lot of NFL caliber talent. And these kids play against defenses that CANNOT measure up to the squads found in major conferences. Therefore, it's like a MAN against boy out there. Carr, Dilfer, Moore, Berrian, Mathews (etc.) ABUSED defenses while playing for Fresno State. They just massively ABUSED them. They were CAN'T MISS prospects coming out of college.
How do you think they did? "Meh" would be a good response. They were OK. They were serviceable. But they did not develop into stars. I know of only two Fresno State wide receivers who have made that jump: Henry Ellard and Stephoine Paige. But they are the only TWO out of so may others who didn't make an impact.
So, you two have been warned!
LMAO you're comparing Marlon Moore and Bernard Berrian to Davante Adams
Bernard Berrian's 5 year stats
182 catches 2588 yards and 23 Tds
Marlon Moore's 4 year stats at Fresno State
90 catches 1374 yards and 10 Tds
Davante Adams 2 year stats (Frosh and Soph only 7 games in)
174 catches 2116 yards and 27 Tds
You called Marlon Moore a beast holy s**t I just read that again. Anyways Davante Adams absolutely destroys the other 2 you mentioned in every statistical category. Adams is a pure WR and a matchup nightmare
OK. Well, I tried to warn you. Right? I probably picked the two wrong players to compare Davante with, but the warning remains the same. Look what David Carr did then. Look what Trent Dilfer did. He beat USC for Christ's sake when NOBODY beat the Trojans -- not in bowl games anyway.
Do you know how many times Ryan Mathews fumbled for Fresno State during his career? ZERO. That's right, he was a ROCK. The Chargers wasted a first round draft pick on the kid.
Do you know how many times he's fumbled in the NFL? The kid is a FUMBLING MACHINE. Not this year, but in previous years he has been.
One last thing? Fresno State has no running game. This is very unusual. Usually the Dogs have a very strong run game. This year they don't. David Carr is passing for all those TD's. If Fresno State had any semblance of a run game -- Davante's numbers would be WAY down. Consider that.
I'm just trying to warn you. The kid might be good. I'm praying, like you, that he is. But, I've seen this happen way too many times before with Fresno State players...
That's all I'm trying to say...
Sorry to be a Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer...
[ Edited by billbird2111 on Oct 29, 2013 at 5:33 PM ]