The trend of receivers wanting quarterback numbers began years ago, and now has drifted to running backs. But to see Fat-Mac above with Joey Harrington‘s number–a Nose Tackle wearing a quarterback number?
That is so wrong.
So where did the No. 3 move to? On offense we saw Johnny Johnson III snag it, and now on defense we see that Brandon Dorlus has gone from No. 97 to No. 3. Madness, my friends, quarterback numbering madness!
Below is from GoDucks.com and look at the log-jam of players from No. 0 through No. 16, as it is an astounding 35 players on the team!
No. 0 Seven McGee RB
No. 0 DJ James CB
No. 1 Trey Benson RB
No. 1 Noah Sewell LB
No. 2 Devon Williams WR
No. 2 Mykael Wright CB
No. 3 Brandon Dorlus
No. 3 Johnny Johnson WR
No. 4 Daymon David S
No. 4 Mycah Pittman WR
No. 5 Sean Dollars RB
No. 5 Kayvon Thibodeaux DE
No. 6 Jaylin Davies CB
No. 6 Robby Ashford QB
No. 6 Jaylon Redd WR
No. 7 Steve Stephens IV S
No. 7 CJ Verdell RB
No. 8 Dontae Manning CB
No. 8 Moliki Matavao TE
No. 9 Jay Butterfield QB
No. 9 Jaden Navarrette OLB
No. 10 Justin Flowe LB
No. 10 Dont’e Thornton WR
No. 11 Trikwese Bridges CB
No. 11 Troy Franklin WR
No. 12 A. J. Abbott QB
No. 12 DJ Johnson
No. 13 Bryan Addison DB
No. 13 Anthony Brown QB
No. 13 Ty Thompson QB
No. 14 Kris Hutson WR
No. 14 Terrell Tilmon OLB
No. 15 Isaiah Brevard WR
No. 16 Donj’rael Brooks DB
No. 16 Bradley Yaffe QB
If Oregon had a hot-shot quarterback join us–what number is left and available for him?
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There are more weird changes such DJ Johnson going from No. 89 to No. 12? And I believe some challenges for the coaches are coming up in how they work this out with players on offense. Last year Jaylon Redd was No. 30, but now has moved to No. 6, the same as Robby Ashford. How is that going to work when both are on the field?
Crazier yet is how among the six quarterbacks on the roster–two them have the same No. 13 in Ty Thompson and Anthony Brown. I guess they won’t be on the field at the same time, but doesn’t that complicate things for sportscasters and fans?
Look, I understand how this helps in recruiting, but in my view–it is another reflection of the times. Why can’t a receiver use a receiver number? Or a running back use a usual running back number? Come-on … a tight end using No. 8?
And defensive linemen? Don’t get me going further because this is quarterback numbering madness.
Life is tough for an Ol’ Fuddy-Dud like Mr. FishDuck. So many things for him to wrap his head around!
Charles Fischer (Mr. FishDuck)
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Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks, a season ticket holder at Autzen Stadium for 35 years and has written reports on football boards for over 23 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, have a daughter Christine, reside in Eugene Oregon, where he was a Financial Advisor for 36 years and now focuses full-time on Charitable Planned Giving Workshops for churches and non-profit organizations.
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For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
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Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
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