Class of 2016 WR Amba Etta-Tawo (UMD Grad Transfer) Committed to SU

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  1. PhatOrange

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    how much of that is fact vs. fiction? How many did he really drop? Is he an All American ? Heck no. Will he help? Probably.

    I don't really have much of an expectation but the positive is that he was good enough to start 8 games for Maryland (newspaper said 15 games). In 3 years he had 61 catches for 938 yards and three touchdowns. That's good for 2nd on the Syracuse roster.

    Look at the returning numbers. This kid is a STUD if you just look at the numbers. It puts a productive receiver on the other side of Ishmael.

    #1) Steve Ishmael
    66 catches / 985 yards / 10 TDS

    #2) Amba Etta-Tawo
    61 catches / 938 yards / 3 TDS

    #3) Brisly Estime
    45 catches / 690 yards

    #4) Ervin Philips
    44 catches / 343 yards 5 TDs

    #5) Josh Parris
    43 catches / 279 yards

    #6) Alvin Cornelius
    18 catches / 232 yards
     
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  2. money3189

    money3189 All Conference

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    If he stays healthy and learn the system fairly quick, why cant he have a better year than his previous years? His best year he had 31 catches. You think he cant get to 32 if he's healthy? Its a fresh start, will be more opportunities with the high tempo. He is probably faster than any of the other outside receivers. He was probably 18 or 19 years old when he had his best year. He's probably 23 now.
     
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  3. orangenirvana

    orangenirvana All American

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    He certainly passes the look test. I don't approve of the hyphenated name, however. But as long as he can produce I will get past it. In time.
     
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    Shenexon All Conference

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    Judging only from what I've seen from bowling green game film, we can use as many playmakers as we can find. The pace of his offense will wear out defenses and playmakers alike. We may have a couple that excel, but we'll have a lot of players involved in the offense. It seems that DB kinda lets the defense call the offense, I.e. the offensive play is determined at the last moment by the weakness offered by the defense. All of our guys better be ready because the ball could be headed their way. Welcome, Mr. Etta-Tawo...perhaps you can eclipse your Maryland stats in a single season under Babers...
     
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  5. OttoinGrotto

    OttoinGrotto 2016 Iggy Winner

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    I know this will sound nuts, but I wonder if this system isn't harmed that much by a burner with bad hands. I mean, those sideline deep threats are intended to string out the defense. Even if that player has questionable hands, no defense is going to gamble that they can just let him run by them.
     
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    wfschrec All American

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    For crying out loud you guys make it seem like we are talking about this guy ...

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  7. SUFaninNJ

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    Just going by MD fans mostly. I haven't had my assistants break down his game film for me yet :rolleyes:. It's nice that we picked up a WR transfer, especially after losing Lewis. From the limited info I have, I'm just not expecting him to blow the roof off the Dome. If he's such a home run threat, why does he only have 1 TD in the last 2 years? The last time I got excited about a WR transfer it was Funderburk. Let's just say that I was underwhelmed with his career in orange. Let's hope things are different this time around.
     
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    money3189 All Conference

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    I think you are right on my friend but he will definitely have to show that he's capable of making a down field catch here and there so opponents to honor the threat.
     
  9. PAcuse

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    Let me know what your assistants think, I'm sure they are just as good as this staff as breaking down film :rolleyes:
    Clearly we have been burnt in the past by transfers, but we have a very good coaching staff that has done this before. They have a plan and it's a damn good one.
     
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  10. OttoinGrotto

    OttoinGrotto 2016 Iggy Winner

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    For sure. I'm not suggesting we put the man with no arms at outside WR or anything. ;)

    Although that guy would probably make some amazing catches.
     
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  11. Shenexon

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    A little of this might help...

     
  12. CuseDude

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    Bowling Green played Maryland last year and he had 5 catches for 49 yards. They have seen him up close and like him. We should be excited people!
     
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    Why wouldn't you take the kid? Have the scholarship - he's only here for a year - no risk - potentially solid reward. Who cares if he never sees the field, there is no risk here.
     
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    since no one here really knows much about him. maybe his drops come more on certain routes with tougher catches and he seldom got thrown the deep balls since maryland hasnt thrown the ball well in awhile. look at those stats last year only a couple over 200 and a couple under 100..
     
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    I'm confused by you saying that you don't have much of an expectation, yet you call him a STUD. How is 3 TDs in 3 years a STUD? Just because his stats have been better than what we have returning doesn't automatically qualify him as a stud.
     
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    I have a sinking suspicion that this staff is in desperation mode when it comes to wide outs. And nothing they have seen this Spring has changed that opinion... We do not have an ACC caliber wr corp, we do not have an AAC wr corp...
     
  17. RF2044

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    This system requires more, capable receivers b/c we'll use more 4- and 5-wideout sets. Right now we have two proven guys [Ishmael / Estime], a guy who has played [Philips] albeit at a different position, and a bunch of generally unproven candidates [Custis, Cornelius, Neal, etc.].

    There's no downside to adding a 5th year grad transfer. Hardly desperation mode.
     
  18. PhatOrange

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    I don't think he's a stud. I said if you just look at the numbers he's a stud compared to what we're trotting out there; I meant our numbers. our numbers are pedestrian though, but he's immediately #2 on our receiving list - even with bad hands.
     
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    I think, and hope, Butler plays immediately also...
     
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    The main reason, IMO, that Bowling Green lost their bowl game was key drops by their deep threat, all America/NFL prospect Roger Lewis. Especially on deep throws where he had great opportunities to pull it in. Not that I'm not glad he's coming here, but Marylands crew was heavy in mentioning the dropsies. I'm still cringing from all the "lemon drops" from this forum.
     

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