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AU24
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Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Its pretty clear they arent 100% Ole Miss has the 116th ranked rushing defense and 112th scoring defense 35.8 PPG. I think Martin, Miller, & Barrett could handle the RB this week with not that much trouble. We could still dress them out just in case.
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GoCrazyAuburn
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Should we? Yes.

Will we? History shows otherwise.



KJ will probably start the game, and that's fine. However we should really rotate other guys in a bunch.


TigerPaw1
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Rest Bubba. Use KJ in the short yardage and goaline situations. If Martin is healthy enough, let him be the bellcow and start working those other 2 in early after we build lead

I expect AU to run KJ 20+ times tho


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FearlessFreep
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
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Should we? Yes.

Will we? History shows otherwise.

This, unfortunately.

At best I hope KJ plays sparingly, and KP rests. If pass protection from the younger guys is an issue, I'd hope we'd let them get some game experience - so long as it doesn't get Stidham kilt


AuburnTigers
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
We need to run KJ until he cant go. He is our only shot at a 1,000 yard rusher.


ThaiTiger24
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
I really hope you are joking.


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MrAUTigers
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
yes

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AdamsHouseCat
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
.....so because the NFL team across the state slobber knocked Ole Miss, our doing the same is a forgone conclusion.
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Pettway for sure. He has zero explosiveness and is slow to the hole. I assume it is injury related, so he shouldn't play until he is 100%. He isn't effective at all right now.


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FearlessFreep
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
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....so because the NFL team across the state slobber knocked Ole Miss, our doing the same is a forgone conclusion.
No, because even with KJ less than 100% and KP clearly hobbling, we beat a better team from the same state as Ole Miss by 39 points - and it should have been worse.

The blACK BeARS have some talent on offense at QB and WR, but they aren't nearly as good as the team we just boatraced.

I've learned that, as an AU fan, no game is ever a foregone conclusion. But if we can't beat a team with as many weaknesses and as little motivation as Ole Miss with relative ease without major contributions from two obviously injured RBs, then our problems go much deeper than we think.


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PearlJam
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
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so because the NFL team across the state slobber knocked Ole Miss, our doing the same is a forgone conclusion.
Not at all. Which is why I want healthy and effective guys running the ball.


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Swoopin
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Malzahn makes Saban look like Mother Theresa when it comes to running our backs into the ground.
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RandySavage
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Yes we should.


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StringedInstruments
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
I'm sure we'll try.

If we get up by a few touchdowns, I hope to see Martin and Miller.

But momentum is a key factor in college football. Martin or Miller fumble or lose yards due to inexperience and Ole Miss hits a big play or two, we could be in trouble. It's not like you can just put in KJ and KP and suddenly switch momentum back to us just because. That's why you rarely see starters get rest when they can play.


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
Yes, but it was discussed in another thread that pass protection is most likely why you are seeing KJ and KP even though injured. The younger RB's most likely are not efficient blockers yet.

KP is definitely not looking very healthy at all. Night and day from last year.


Hussss
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
This makes the most sense


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Danger54
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
They should just slide Cox in the RB rotation.


HailToTheChiz
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
You shut your whore mouth


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rbWarEagle
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
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They should just slide Cox in the RB rotation.





Weagle25
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re: Should we rest KJ & Pettway this week?
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so because the NFL team across the state slobber knocked Ole Miss, our doing the same is a forgone conclusion.

No it's because Ole Miss sucks.


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