Bryan Bresee. It appears, assuming no injuries, and he
Feb 11, 2020, 5:57 PM
continues to stay motivated, he might be the best recruit we have ever had. Early in the fall Walt Daptula said he was the next J.B. Watts, and today he predicted he will eventually win the Outland Trophy. My brother in law is an obnoxious DAWG fan. We both went to the same high school in Rome, Ga. Same school Muschamp went to. One of Georgia’s top OL signees is a four star, who my brother in law thinks should be a five star. He is also from that school (Darlington). My brother in law called me last week and said he saw a film where Bresee literally “destroyed” the GA recruit. Love it! Go Dabo.
That's actually a really bad point. They played two completely different positions, and Bresee is much faster than the fridge. It would be humbling on size for Bresee. It would be humbling on speed for the fridge.
William was actually 295lbs. coming out of Aiken High School. He was extremely quick for his size and strong enough to run through double teams which he faced on every play. Saw him take out a QB, a FB, and center during a game. All on the same play. I guess the center shouldn't have spit on his hand.
Agreed that it’s a long way to go before BB is called the best, but I don’t think the Fridge would humble him based on size. Fridge was about 6-2 320 going into the NFL. BB is about 6-5 290 going into college. Fridge was freakishly fast coming out of HS just like BB. There are quite a few similarities based on the measurables, but the biggest difference is current training. I would guess BB is already a better athlete that Fridge ever was, but competition is higher across the board, so he may not be able to produce like Fridge did.
I’ll also add that with his length, speed and propensity for violence, BB really reminds me of Deacon Jones.l more than anyone.
Actually William was a freak of an athlete. What he didn't have was drive. If he had had the drive of his brother Michael Dean, he would be in the hall of fame. I think that BB has much more drive, but I would not say he was a better athlete coming out of high school.
Re: Bryan Bresee. It appears, assuming no injuries, and he
Feb 11, 2020, 10:18 PM
Houstonian here. I've watched nearly every game JJ Watt has played. I've deliberately avoided comparing Bresee with him on this forum but here goes:
The similarities are amazing. Both guys are huge, incredibly strong, way more athletic than they should be at their "weight class", a great first step, play DT and DE equally well, have motors that run on overdrive every single play and are technicians (which is something most don't realize about Watt).
We've all seen guys who have great physical attributes. What threw me for a loop are the variety of moves Bresee has for a guy so young. He's so good other guys on our D-line will learn from him.
Some differences between the two are Bresee clearly plays with a nastier disposition. He and his best friend (the C coming here in the 2021 class) push things to the limit, sometimes a little past it. Bresee is also a stud coming out of HS where Watt was just a 2* who first went to Central Michigan as a TE before walking on (yes, crazy, ins't it?) at Wisconsin.
There is no doubt Bresee's could be our best ever, but let's keep the hype meter down. The fact he will have other studs on the D-line are a scary prospect for opponents.
If you have some time on your hands, there is a boatload of video on Bresee experimenting with various techniques against O-line studs in camps. (His high school game highlights are a waste of time). He's not just a brute force guy. He is a thinker and tinkerer and has really embarrassed some very good players.
This is why he will get serious time at DE. Not sure yet if he plays more inside or outside on 1st/2nd down.
Probably, but i want to see those DEs actually produce
Feb 12, 2020, 10:45 AM
It's pretty difficult to evaluate the DE play last year given the scheme we ran, but, for the most part, you lose playoff games in 2020 because you can't get pressure on the QB, not because you can't stop the run up the gut. From the 2nd quarter on Burrow just picked us apart. I don't care if you have 11 guys in coverage, a great QB given enough time will find an open WR.
If Bresee can generate a pass rush at DT, then it's probably a no-brainer to leave him there most of the time, but we need pass rushers way more than we need solid run-stopping DTs.
Re: Probably, but i want to see those DEs actually produce
Feb 12, 2020, 11:28 AM
Right about pressure, it would be ideal if we could with regularity create pressure w/ our front 4 & not rely on stunts & blitzing. Of all the 4*&5*DE's on the roster, none can be confidently labeled as a pass rush threat, 3rd down speed rusher drawing double teams, etc.