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Sims weighs in on Vad/Justin competition:
Sims gives update on Lee, Thomas | Georgia Tech sports | www.ajc.com“Vad and Justin are doing pretty good,” he said. “Justin’s trying to add on a little bit of weight. Vad’s doing pretty good. He’s trying to assert himself as a leader, a vocal guy who makes sure everybody knows that he wants this to be his team, but it’s going to be interesting in the spring, to say the least. You guys haven’t gotten to see a lot of Justin, but y’all will soon.”
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Look forward to it. Sounds like Vad is trying hard to make it his team but JT has some believers.
Wish there was another year or two difference between them.
Spoke with Chris Jackson and Jamal Paige who were working out in preparation of their Pro Day, asked them about the team, they lamented about how the offense will be great and both said because of the depth and quarterback Vad, no mention of Justin however.
Unscientific I know and only the coaches are the real judges, but if you talk to the players it's Vad's teams.
The Spring game is only about a month away. We should be able to see plenty of both QBs.
Like people are saying, Vad's a much more known quantity. Justin is the mystery man. The show will be his to steal.
Vad showed far more enthusiasm last year than TW ever did.
It was Vad congratulating other players for good runs or blocks. It was Vad with swag. It was Vad who took over in the USC game after two failed drives and loosened things up. He jumps around and shows emotion on the sideline. It should be Vad's team. I suspect it would have been last year if there was more than one vote which counted.
Not that I'm getting on TW. I am much more like TW than Vad. But swag is what is needed at QB.
JT may be better, but if that's the case we are in for a show as Stoned said.
I feel very comfortable at QB. I think Vad is ready to explode. Even if JT wasn't in the picture, I would be very optimistic. With that said, I am very glad Thomas IS in the picture. I love competition. If JT beats him out, so be it. There is nothing wrong with the bar being raised.
I was just thinking, we have NEVER had a single guy at the QB position at GT with either VL's or JT's speed or athleticism. NEVER! Now we have two. It should be interesting. Shawn Jones was close to VL in size and throwing acumen, but he was not quite as fast. Li'l Joe was about the same size as JT, and very slippery as a runner, but not really much faster than TW.
I don't think you can put "negatives" in the column for JT for emotion or leadership. The fact is, he's still a freshmen and he hasn't earned the right to be demonstrative or vocal about anything. You've got to earn it on the field with your actions, and not take the reigns of the team if you haven't done anything. I think most of us on this board have played sports, and everyone remembers being a freshmen or the underclassman on the team. You don't speak until spoken to, and you take care of business when your number is called. Until you do that, you don't have the right to say anything.
There's a famous story about Peyton Manning taking over the huddle as a freshmen when Todd Helton got hurt during a game. On his first play call, he tried to do a rah rah let's stick together speech before calling the play. One of the upper classmen promptly told him to "Shut the freak (ahem) up and call the play, freshman!" Manning, as some of you might remember, was one of the most heralded prep QBs ever, and a future UT legend....but at that moment in time he hadn't proven a darn thing.
I know this much about JT, he has the upper classmen excited about him and talking about him in very optimistic terms, and also the coaches. So you know already they respect his abilities. Now it's a matter of him proving himself on the field before he speaks up...much like Vad did last season. Josh wasn't a "rah rah" or demonstrative guy...until he crossed that goal line for trucked someone. Different strokes for different QBs, and there's no right or wrong way. Bottom line...you earn the right to lead on the field with your actions, not your words.