Derek Barnett

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by kptvol, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Has 29 sacks. Most of any active player in the country. 26 came against SEC opponents.
  2. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Best player on either side of the ball in a while. Is he better than Berry?

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  3. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    I don't think he's better than Berry.
  4. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Does Barnett just go through the motions against lesser teams? It seems like he should be able to put up some big numbers against the Appalachian States and Ohios of the world, but you rarely hear his name called.
  5. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Appy State either ran or did quick passes.
  6. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    It's hard to say. I really hadn't thought about it before tonight. I might give Berry an edge based on return ability.
  7. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    A lot of those schools are running offenses that aren't giving up a lot of sacks by design.

    Appy State was like 4th in the country in sacks allowed last year because there is so little dropback passing.
  8. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Okay, so that's one game.

    Since he's been here, we've played:

    Virginia Tech
    Oklahoma x2
    Appalachian State
    Western Carolina
    North Texas
    Bowling Green
    Utah State
    Arkansas State

    It just seems crazy that he would only get three sacks against that list.
  9. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    He only had a handful of returns.
  10. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Didn't he break the national record for career INT return yards?
  11. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    I watched him do it, and then they called it back. Can't remember if he ever got over the hump. I'm thinking no.
  12. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Almost. Was filthy after the pick.

    Assumed he was referring to kick returns.
  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Nope. #2 on the list.
  14. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    They are so close. Both elite at their positions. Both impactful from year 1.
  15. Volnbama

    Volnbama Contributor

    Barnett is the only reason I might watch the last few games. I expect him to be motivated to break the sack record
  16. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    The long INT return against Tebow in the Swamp his freshman year is one of my favorite UT plays of all time. "SEE YA!"
  17. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Berry and Barnett are definitely on the same level and rank amongst the best to wear the orange.

    Both, also, IMO are as good as anyone in the last 10 years at their position.
  18. IP

    IP Super Moderator

    Both were wasted.
  19. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Wet blanket.

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  20. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    I believe he did break it and then they ruled that he had recovered a fumble through the air rather than it being an interception. Think it was against Arkansas maybe.

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