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Greg McElroy is still pretty sore

Posted on: September 28, 2010 11:39 am
Edited on: September 28, 2010 11:40 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you want to stop Alabama -- and nobody has since Utah in the 2009 Sugar Bowl -- you have to find a way to stuff their ground game.  Which, as their record indicates over their last 16 games, isn't easy to do.  If you leave the game in the hands of Greg McElroy, you have a chance.  Of course, if you take Greg McElroy out completely, that forces Alabama to become more one-dimensional, which might make stopping the run a little easier.

So it's probably not a good thing that McElroy is drawing Florida a map.

McElroy took a shot from Arkansas defensive end Tenarius Wright during the fourth quarter of Alabama's comeback on Saturday in Fayetteville, and it's left the quarterback a bit sore.

"I think his knee hit me straight in the leg -- just right in the right spot, just barely missing my thigh pad," McElroy said. "Just kind of an unfortunate thing. But contusions or whatever those things are called, are just part of the game. It's something you gotta work through.

"Yeah, this thing's pretty sore.  It actually felt better yesterday as opposed to today, I think, because I had a shot after the game, an anti-inflammatory shot. ...I'll be fine. It's gonna be a little ginger on it the first few days. It's gonna be pretty painful."

He may as well paint a "hit me here" on his right thigh Saturday, as there's no reason to believe he's not going to be able to play in the game, though odds are he's still going to be a bit sore.  Something Florida's defensive linemen will no doubt have in their minds should they get a chance to lay a hit on the Alabama quarterback.


Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2010 8:13 pm

Greg McElroy is still pretty sore

Actually, Alabama has a backup QB that is really good.    He has a good arm and really good accuracy.   During the spring game he was lighting up the 2nd string defense, and he won the game for his side of the team(1st string D and 2nd string O vs 1st string O and 2nd string D) on a very nice TD pass.

He is a RS Freshman, and jumped over the 2nd string QB last year while being a true freshman.    If McElroy had been hurt last year, he would have played as a true freshman.   Fortunetly that didn't happen.

McElroys experience can't be replaced and he is obviously the better option.     But the drop off between the 2 would be similiar to the time when Ingram was hurt.   Basically none.

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