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Eason vs Stafford, how they ended their freshman years
Quick request/suggestion for a DawgNation article comparing how Stafford finished his freshman year vs how Eason finished his. The common thing you hear about it is Stafford was a verified stuf toward the end of his freshman year, whereas Eason playing behind a more questionable line left more questions. However, I've seen a few people here and there, including posters on this board, challenge the assumption that Stafford really was that good at the end of his freshman year. Everybody I've seen gives him solid marks on his Auburn game his freshman year. But the Auburn game wasn't the only game played at the end of his freshman year.
Analyzing a QB's passing ability is simple enough that I could probably try to go find old games on YouTube to watch myself. But that sounds like a lot of time I don't feel like investing. I feel like it's the kind of thing I seek out trusted media outlets for... like the guys at DawgNation.
It came up for me because there's some guy who's written an article posted on DawgNation right now. And I'd be willing to wager I'm not in the minority of people who read that article thinking about Stafford the whole time. The structure of that article, going over it game by game is a good guideline. But I think the importance of the comparison lies mainly in the last few games.
Ideally I'd like to see an article written by Chip Towers. There are plenty of guys around DawgNation and SEC Country who could do a fine job writing it. But Chip's really become my favorite for "simple, picture with words" type articles. E.g., the kind of article that don't need the in depth analysis Jeff Sentell offers (nobody out analyzes Jeff Sentell as far as I'm concerned). And yes I'm aware Chip and Jeff and the rest of the DawgNation guys already have plenty on their schedules without me. But I'm bored, so I'm posting this anyway.
Or if anyone on the board feels like they have solid memories of Stafford final games of his freshman career, I'd love to hear it.