Oct 19, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) greets quarterback A.J. McCarron (10) following their 52-0 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

AJ McCarron Totally Misses The Point


 

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will go down in history as one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the SEC.

There’s a good chance he will be the starting quarterback on three national championship teams.

The success that McCarron’s had is what makes him being offended by Butch Jones calling Alabama the “red team” so surprising.

Jones referred to Alabama as the red team throughout practice last week in order to prepare his team for Alabama.

McCarron thought Jones was saying that Alabama didn’t deserve to be called Alabama.

 

His logic makes absolutely no sense. I literally have no idea how he garnered that Butch Jones was in any way trying to disrespect Alabama.

Here’s what Jones had to say when asked about McCarron’s response.

To be honest with you, I don’t know. It’s really out of respect, but I think Alabama’s built such a great reputation and very deservingly so, that I think when you go play Alabama, the name Alabama gives them fourteen points already because of the respect that people have. I said it last week ad I’ll continue to say it. I respect their football program and what they’ve done as much or more than anyone in the country. I have to prepare our football team and it’s part of them understanding that it’s a great rivalry.

Anyone that has kept up with Butch Jones, even the slightest bit, knows that is just not how he operates.

Jones is extremely well respected by his peers, including McCarron’s coach Nick Saban.

Maybe next time McCarron will do his homework.

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  • http://twistedmuser.com/ Twisted Muser

    It appears to me he did do his homework! Roll Tide!

    • zach ragan

      Maybe so. I just don’t think McCarron should fabricate the idea that Jones doesn’t respect Bama, because he couldn’t be more wrong.

      • 007 Troy

        Did you ever
        think that it could have just been a motivational gimmik to keep his team
        pumped up for upcoming games just as Butch Jones did for his? It seems
        to me it’s people like you in media that blows this stuff out of proportion….

      • 007 Troy

        Did you ever
        think that it could have just been a motivational gimmik to keep his team
        pumped up for upcoming games just as just as Butch Jones did for his? It seems
        to me it’s people like you in media that blows this stuff out of proportion….

      • http://twistedmuser.com/ Twisted Muser

        Fabricate is a pretty strong word there Zach! Just because he felt Butch/UT was disrespecting Bama doesn’t mean he made it up. Anyway, not trying to start a war of words with you, so have a good one.

        • zach ragan

          I just know Jones isn’t the type of guy to disrespect another program, certainly not a program like Alabama’s.

          • http://twistedmuser.com/ Twisted Muser

            No arguements there, but I’m pretty sure A J is not the type of guy to “fabricate” something like that. Maybe he misunderstood, or misinterpreted, or just ran with an opportunity to motivate his team, but fabricate is not what he did. Butch Jones really did say those things, whatever his intent was. A J did not make up the story.

    • tdefan35555

      You took the words right out of my mouth and beat me to it. Darn.

    • tdefan35555

      Except for the likeing butch jones an warming to Tennessee. That will never happen.

  • NM2000

    I think you are over-thinking this.

    Tennessee tried a cheap psychological gimmick to get ready for the game, which is fine. McCarron was just shooting back to everyone to come that it will take more than cheap psychological gimmicks to actually beat Alabama on the field. You want to play Alabama? Then come ready to play Alabama, a two-year-in-a-row, currently undefeated, #1 ranked team, not some red shirt scrimmage squad.

    I doubt he took it as serious disrespect, but he does have pride in his team, his teammates, and his school name and wants opponents to know that that name DOES carry meaning. I thought it was a good moment of leadership for his team and a note to everyone else left to play.

    • http://twistedmuser.com/ Twisted Muser

      Amen and Roll Tide!

    • zach ragan

      Tennessee was clearly overmatched, there’s no doubt about that. I just don’t believe in any way that Butch Jones was trying to disrespect Alabama. Butch Jones has admitted that this isn’t currently a rivalry because it’s so one sided.

      • NM2000

        Oh, I don’t think actual disrespect was meant (and as I said, I suspect McCarron doesn’t, either; he knows what he’s doing behind a mike by now and his response was intended to motivate his team as much as Jones’ gimmick was meant to motivate his).

        And meh to Butch Jones’ comments. I’m an Alabama guy who lived in TN when THEY were the ones on a 7-game win streak in the 90s and it never stopped being a rivalry just because we were losing year in and year out–especially not to the TN fans that would deliver me a basket of oranges commemorating their number of wins each year. 4 oranges, 5 oranges, 6 oranges, 7 oranges…it was a the most delicious, scurvy-preventing rivalry I’ve ever had.

  • BILL HULLETT

    45-10 NUFF SAID!! RTR

  • Guest

    OH… you meant “red” in the sense that they would make you bleed all over the field…. Now I get it!!!!

  • Large Orange

    AJ McCarron is a dip***t. I hope LSU smashes him in the mouth 3 times.

    • Joe Smith

      That ain’t going to happen… Orange peels… Lol.. Tennessee when I think of Tennessee I think LOSER!!!! ROLL TIDE

    • Mary Waltman

      You are a fine one to spout crap……I guess “the honey badger” is your hero….or was he one that bought from you. But when AJ and BAMA smashes Mattenberger in his mouth six times maybe you might have find someone to sell to you. You have to be one of the biggest JERKS…..

  • Joe Smith

    Bitch Jones is a loser END OF STORY……

  • ndotken

    Obviously it takes a lot more than some stupid silly little psychological ploy to beat the red team. Maybe the orange team will actually improve enough on the field to be a test in the future.

  • DKay

    This article is stupid