Could Caleb King Save The Season?

   Crazy talk, uh? Then, call me crazy. Seriously, this is a likely scenario in 2011. One of the storylines that will probably play out: Caleb King saves the season.
   Think about it...Boise State and South Carolina loom. Richt's reportedly on the hot seat, coming off a losing season. The 'Dogs need to play at a high level to START the season. Coaches trust in the veterans in this situation. The upperclassmen get the benefit of the doubt.
   And the chances are Crowell's not ready to be the lead 'Dog. Can he contribute in a supporting role? Yes. Tote the rock 20 times against Boise State? No. Don't believe so. And when Aaron Murray throws it, will Crowell know who to block and can he block them? Can't plan on that really.
   Caleb King looks to me like a young man in a good position. He's motivated to have a big senior season. It's his last shot to impress NFL scouts. He's in the best shape of his life and can play physical at 220-plus. Caleb can hold up between the tackles, burst it outside, catch it and protect. Solid all-around skill set. And again: he's motivated and capable of being the lead 'Dog.
   Has he disappointed you? Sure. It hasn't been one of those legendary tales. There have been injuries and issues. Caleb has always shared the load, never really seeming to embrace the lead 'Dog role. Ealey was around then. And now, Isaiah Crowell is supposed to come in as a freshman and take all the playing time?
   The track record says Caleb King is going to disappoint you. Understand that. But I'm not buying it this time.
   I see a 1,000 yard season. 200 carries and 12 TD runs. A 5 yard per carry average. And as it turns out, a positive influence on Crowell.
   I know, call me crazy.

 

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