Chat Room
Go Back   The Bear Insider - Covering Cal Sports 24 x 7 > The Public Place where "CyberBears" Growl > Football
Reload this Page Who was the best player in the Tedford Era?
Notices
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#16) Old
Bobodeluxe Bobodeluxe is offline
Loyal Bear
 
Bobodeluxe's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,553
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Yellow is BooBoo
Zachary Maynard, hands down. - 12-24-2012, 05:39 PM

He beat out four all world, Guru trained studs.

Reply With Quote
  (#17) Old
sycasey sycasey is online now
True Blue Golden Bear
 
sycasey's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,894
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oakland
12-24-2012, 05:39 PM

I can't believe there is even a question that it's someone other than Aaron Rodgers.
Reply With Quote
  (#18) Old
jyamada jyamada is online now
Loyal Bear
 
jyamada's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,609
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oakland
12-24-2012, 06:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sycasey View Post
I can't believe there is even a question that it's someone other than Aaron Rodgers.
Yep
Reply With Quote
  (#19) Old
okaydo okaydo is online now
True Blue Golden Bear
 
okaydo's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,762
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bearilinga, CA
12-24-2012, 06:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sycasey View Post
I can't believe there is even a question that it's someone other than Aaron Rodgers.
Hmmm...what many consider to be the best player in the NFL may not be the best player of the Tedford era...Hmmm
Reply With Quote
  (#20) Old
calbb calbb is offline
Real Bear
 
Posts: 1,349
Join Date: Jul 2008
12-24-2012, 06:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by okaydo View Post
Hmmm...what many consider to be the best player in the NFL may not be the best player of the Tedford era...Hmmm
In order, Rodgers, Jackson, Lynch, and Follett.
Reply With Quote
  (#21) Old
Cal Panda Bear Cal Panda Bear is offline
Real Bear
 
Cal Panda Bear's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,503
Join Date: Oct 2012
12-24-2012, 07:14 PM

No love for Keenan "I wont play unless you start my brother who is not D1 level" Allen?
Reply With Quote
  (#22) Old
okaydo okaydo is online now
True Blue Golden Bear
 
okaydo's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,762
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bearilinga, CA
12-24-2012, 07:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by calbb View Post
In order, Rodgers, Jackson, Lynch, and Follett.
During the Marshawn Lynch era, we went 28-9 (76% winning percentage).

We lost as many games with 3 years of Lynch as we did this past season -- and that's despite having 4 different starting QBs.

Maybe, possibly, Lynch was the lynchpin of the Tedford era.
Reply With Quote
  (#23) Old
southseasbear southseasbear is offline
Loyal Bear
 
Posts: 4,413
Join Date: Jul 2008
12-24-2012, 07:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by okaydo View Post
I've probably watched that video 100 times.
Me too, but I never tire of it!
Reply With Quote
  (#24) Old
okaydo okaydo is online now
True Blue Golden Bear
 
okaydo's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,762
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bearilinga, CA
12-24-2012, 07:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal Panda Bear View Post
No love for Keenan "I wont play unless you start my brother who is not D1 level" Allen?
Keenan will become the first Cal player drafted to not experience a Big Game victory since Scott Fujita.
Reply With Quote
  (#25) Old
Cal_Fan2 Cal_Fan2 is offline
True Blue Golden Bear
 
Cal_Fan2's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,664
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East Bay, Ca...
12-24-2012, 07:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by okaydo View Post
Hmmm...what many consider to be the best player in the NFL may not be the best player of the Tedford era...Hmmm
Yup....AR gets all the accolades but why I said Alex Mack is that he was a 3 time First Team All Pac 10 (2006-2008) and won the Morris Trophy (best offensive and defensive lineman) in both 2007 and 2008, something not done since Lincoln Kennedy did it for UDub in 91-92. He simply was more dominant at his position IMO then anyone else at their respective positions. When defensive lineman were polled on who was the most dominant offensive lineman, he won hands down in multiple years.
Reply With Quote
  (#26) Old
biely medved biely medved is offline
Real Bear
 
biely medved's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,321
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Green Valley, CA
12-24-2012, 08:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by I Bear View Post
This is like picking the best play and game from the JT era but I'll give all a shot.

Best players: Jahvid, Marshawn & Aaron

Best games: Tennessee at home, aTm in the Holiday Bowl and the victory against $C.

Best Plays: Lynch's TD run in the Big Game when he was a Freshman, Follett's hit on Ainge in the Tennessee game, Jahvid's TD run at fucla and DJax punt return against Tenn(although there are plenty of these to chose from)!
Wasn't here for AR so would probably go with Alex Mack and maybe Marcus Ezeff forced fumble against Oregon that saved / won that game.
Reply With Quote
  (#27) Old
wifeisafurd wifeisafurd is online now
Golden Bear
 
Posts: 6,941
Join Date: Jul 2008
My vote as well - 12-24-2012, 08:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal_Fan2 View Post
This guy...when you are almost unanimously voted the toughest and smartest SOB on the offensive line by your defensive peers, you are one bad a$$ dude.



AR may be the best player in the NFL right now, but he didn't have the dominating career that Mack had in college.
Reply With Quote
  (#28) Old
wifeisafurd wifeisafurd is online now
Golden Bear
 
Posts: 6,941
Join Date: Jul 2008
Gratest block I have ever seen in person - 12-24-2012, 08:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by southseasbear View Post
Excellent choices, but I would like to add one more: DJax's punt return against Southern Branch in Memorial aided by a monster block from DeCoud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo9e2Jf7R0o

(Warning, lyrics inappropriate for children.)
Still recall both players lying on the ground in agony for a long time.
Reply With Quote
  (#29) Old
Calntheplay Calntheplay is offline
Loyal Bear
 
Posts: 4,856
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Roseville
12-24-2012, 08:47 PM

MVP- Aaron Rodgers

Offense- Marshawn Lynch

Defense-Desmond Bishop

Special teams- Desean Jackson

Honorable mentions- Zack Follett, Alex Mack, Jahvid Best, Hughs, JJ Arrington, Decoud, Calvin Booth
Reply With Quote
  (#30) Old
Cal88 Cal88 is offline
True Blue Golden Bear
 
Cal88's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,752
Join Date: Jul 2008
12-24-2012, 08:48 PM

In terms of raw talent, DeSean Jackson was the most gifted player in the history of our program. Perhaps the greatest punt returner in the history of the NCAA.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
Ad Management by RedTyger