Alabama football: Greg McElroy

Many Alabama fans are being tough on the Crimson Tide’s quarterback Greg McElroy. However, it sounds like McElroy is tougher on himself.

“There are some times when the stats don’t tell the whole story,” McElroy said Monday. “I’ve played OK, but I’m a perfectionist. That’s just the way I’ve been. I just demand a lot of myself and I know I can play better than the way I’ve played the last couple of weeks. In order to be successful in the long run, you have to kind of look at the glass as half-empty as opposed to half-full.” You can read more about McElroy in the story below.

There is also this comment from Saban: “Every player on offense can’t have a couple of plays where they don’t do it exactly like it’s supposed to be done,” Tide coach Nick Saban said. “On many occasions, (perception is) it’s always the quarterback’s fault, but the quarterback position is hard to play when the people around you aren’t doing exactly what they’re supposed to do. Everybody on our offensive team would say they need to get better, probably including the quarterback. We know we can be better. We’ve got to go practice with the expectations that we can be better.”

So, what is the problem with Alabama’s offense? Share your thoughts after reading the entire story:

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  1. 1
    Crimsonite

    My cell won’t read Mochila so I’ll read the whole story when I get back to my computer. But as far as Mac is concerned I don’t need to read anything. I’ve read enough bullshite about him on every board that our so called fans post on. I’ll tell you right now I’ll take Greg over phucking Pig Newton any day. Newton is not a game manager. He’s athlete and nothing more. And when an athlete without a brain meets a defense good enough to take away what he does best he’s screwed. Put Newton in our offense when the defense puts 9 in the box and he has to win with just his arm and his smarts and the guy would suck like a vaccumn cleaner. Our whole team is playing like shite compared to what we expected. Yet Greg is averaging over 250 ypg passing and an astounding 72% completions, good for 2nd in the nation. He’s also rated #6 in QB efficiency. These stats would have had him in the Heisman race with McCoy and Tebow last year. What’s the matter with you phucking people. Phucking fair weather fans. Go root for Awbern.

  2. 2
    BAMAToNE

    I’m not advocating for a qb change at all. My only problem with Greg is how he doesn’t feel the pressure around him in the pocket (or just doesn’t care) and then takes the sack without getting rid of the ball.

  3. 3
    crimson hammah

    MAC JUST THROW THE FREAKIN BALL IF THEIRS OUTSIDE COVERAGE THROW IT INSIDE AND VICA VERSA . GOOD FIRST QTR AT THROWING THE BALL THEN IN 2ND AND ON REVERTED MOST OF THE TIME NOT THROWING IT BRACING FOR HIT – IF U HAVE TIME TO BRACE FOR IT U HAD TIME TO THROW IT
    SOMEWHERE…U R A FOOTBALL PLAY = MAKE A PLAY THROWING IT OUT OF BOUNDS IS NOT MAKING A PLAY ESPECIALLY ON THIRD DOWN….STOP TAKING GAMBLING CHECKS EVEN IF U AND UR FAMILY’S LIFE IS THREATEND…
    AND IF THEY ARE 6 IN THE CENTER BOX GET OUT OF A PLAY THAT RUNS OVER CENTER…
    GET IT TO UR PLAYMAKER AND SCAN THE WHOLE FIELD NOT JUST MIDDLE OF FIELD

  4. 4
    Touchdowns not field goals

    Greg, you have talent all around you. Jones is good receiver but I feel you over look, Dial and Maze to much.
    Oh yeah, score touchdowns in the red zone! I’m sick of seeing field goals!

  5. 6
    julio

    EG, you really think that nobody has tried through 7 games to stack the box against Newton? Please, at least make an attempt to think about stupid someting sounds beefore you type it.

  6. 7
    BPI

    Crimson……..Dude…….If you seriously meant that you would take McElnerd over Cam you need some Thorazine. The two guys are playing on totally different levels. I understand the loyal attitude. But come on.

  7. 8
    crimson hammah

    omg – newton is a one trick pony who can’t hit the wide side of a barner and the refs bailed him out vs ark….taylor martinez got exposed vs texas …before pryor osu was playing in bcs title games with pryor not so much ….the running no pass qb is a loser formula….we don’t need our qb to run we have ingram richardson lacy goode all better than newton and au’s stable

  8. 11
    Crimsonite

    No. He’s got that rating only because the system puts way too much emphasis on td’s. And because he hasn’t thrown near as much as the other top 10 QB’s he has a high td to completion ratio. McElroy is ahead of him in the other stats. Take away 2 or 3 of his td’s and he would drop like a rock.

  9. 12
    BPI

    You realize what you sound like don’t you ? If….And…..But…..There is a reason they put emphasis on touchdowns. Why ? Becaue they are kind of important in the game of football.

    I appreciate your grit Crimson…But that just sounded dumb.

    McElnerd is a good quaterack , but he couldn’t sniff Cam’s jockstrap.

  10. 13
    Crimsonite

    Yeah, that’s what the dumbasses said about Tebow too. How’d that work out for ’em. Keep on with your Pig Newton Penis worship. It takes so very, very little to give a Barner false hopes. It’s hilarious. Bama’s already seen that anything can happen on any given day. But you people, are absurd. You still have the your 2 toughest games left to play. So far you haven’t beaten anybody who hasn’t been beaten by someone else. And you have a defense my high school could score 30 points on. But you morons act like you have the greatest thing going since Vanilla ice cream. People whose hopes rise so fast and so blindly always fall so terribly hard. In about 30 days I’ll gladly lend you a razor blade if you’d like. Bwaa Haww Haww! RTR!

  11. 14
    BPI

    No Auburn fans I know have given up anything….Even at Tubbs lowest point in 08 we didn’t vacate our own message boards like you people have this one.

    Your arguement is so flawed I don’t even know what to say….Are you trying to say McElnerd is better than Tebow ? I hope not.

    Your BCS championship team from last year is not the same squad Bama is feilding this year. Your defense scares NO ONE….And BTW there isn’t but one SEC team left (besides us of course) that is undefeated….So, after we win this weekend, what are you going to say ?

    Typical.

  12. 15
    Crimsonite

    McElroy made Tebow look stupid head to head. It wasn’t just that he led the team to victory over Tebow. He out passed him and did things with his feet that Tebow could only dream of, and he finished the game with broken ribs. In the games that counted he was better than Tebow and he will be better than Pig Newton. As far as games left, after this weekend you probably won’t be undefeated. But even if you are you will still have the toughest game of the season left to play and you still won’t be the best team in the SEC. On a neutral field today Bama would be favored over you. RTR!

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