Is this Florida State team the best ever? Former Seminoles defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews thinks so.
Andrews was with the team from 1984-2010 and saw some great teams and great players roll through Tallahassee. But as Andrews watches quarterback Jamies Winston and the rest of the 2013 Seminoles from afar, he can help but be impressed.
“As far as talent goes, they might have the best we've ever had,” Andrews told CBS Sports’ Jeremy Foley. “As far as depth, too.
“It looks like to me this is a team that is blessed at Florida State with a lot of what those past teams had -- intangibles that go with our physical abilities. If they continue to work hard with it, they'll have an opportunity to do something that hasn't happened around here since 1999. They don't just make plays, they force plays. And they limit mistakes. They don't beat themselves.”
Florida State has scored at least 40 points in every game this year and are winning games by an average of 40 points. They trounced No. 3 Clemson and No. 7 Miami. While they struggled some against a lesser Boston College team, they’ve handled most of their opponents with relative ease.
In four games this season, the Seminoles have held opponents to seven or fewer points and 14 or fewer points in seven contests this year.
And with games against Syracuse (5-4), Idaho (1-9) and Florida (4-5) remaining before the ACC title game, those numbers should stay static or even improve.
Andrews also critiqued Winston saying Fisher told him a year ago that his redshirt freshman quarterback was “going to be special.” Winston has lived up to the hype and more by completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 2,661 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Andrews said Winston reminds him of Deion Sanders because of the way he handles his role as a leader.
“I look at him play, I'm amazed at some of the plays he makes, I really am,” Andrews told CBS Sports. “But I'm more impressed by the plays he doesn't make. He wants to win more than he wants individual statistics, so he makes winning plays and doesn't make many mistakes.”
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