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Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Carpy, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

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    Too small?

    All i'm saying is that the fastest most explosive backs coming out of college often are not explosive at all in the pros. It has nothing to do with being too light they just are not good runners. When bush, arguably the most explosive back to ever come out of college is no more likely to break off a long run than lendale white is that says something.

    Moronic myth that because lendale is big and powerful we have to draft a smaller fast guy to balance that out. It doesn't work that way!
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  2. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

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    Sanny is right..

    Smaller quick backs are successful in the nfl. Look at barry sanders, tony dorsett, marshall faulk. I would be all for drafting one of those guys if they were available. Are they, and do we have a top 2 pick in which to obtain one?

    Even dunn was taken with the 12th pick so sticking your chest out and invoking those names accomplishes nothing.

    What i object to is this silly notion that because jamal charles or felix jones are fast explosive backs in college they must also be in the pros and because of that are some how a good fit for the titans. Those guys are not the equals of of the guys mentioned above. Even curtis martin was basically a grind it out back.
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  3. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    I understand what you are saying Roll, but I kinda disagree.

    Look at the two RBs on our roster now (presuming Brown doesn't return). One is a powerful inside runner, and the other is a fast straight-line back.

    Defense game planning against us do have an advantage.

    On inside runs, do we have a quick back who can bounce the run outside and take advantage of OLB pinching in? On stretch and toss plays, do we have a runner that can cut back against the grain and beat the overpursuing LBs?

    I'm not at all sold on Chris Henry's ability to carry a heavy load in this offense. If we only have Lendale starting at RB, teams that crowd the box, don't even have to respect the edges, and pinch their OLBs inside. If we try to run it outside, most OLBs can recover and get to the corner quicker than Lendale could.

    IMO, we don't need the fastest running back in the draft, but a RB with good quickness and vision would certainly help (P.S. Julius Jones fits the bill perfectly)
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  4. Ubiq

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    Looks like he could help out in the return game too.
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  5. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    Aside from his reverse what was so impressive? He can catch perfectly thrown balls, good that's his job and he can run a good solid 4.0 ypc on hand offs.
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  6. Ubiq

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    Actually it was 7.6 ypc on hand offs.

    The TD was thrown behind him. The catch down the sideline at 1:17 was a great play considering he beat the corner and made the grab with a safety about to nail him (a lot harder than it looks, I'm sure). The catch at 2:05 showed his ability to focus in traffic and make a tough grab across the middle. He didn't have much in any of his runs, but was elusive enough to make people miss and gain positive yardage.

    I saw speed, agility, quickness, and good hands.
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  7. Ubiq

    Ubiq BAMF

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    Unbelievably fast and unbelievably raw.
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  8. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

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    Great looking player based on his highlight package but he didn't have a single 100 yard receiving game all year despite playing mostly division 2 teams. 30 catches for 688 yards and he played 12 games.
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  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Turning the field TWICE on "the SEC's fastest defense". Those were tough catches, but keep in mind...

    that wasn't a good game for Manningham. That's the best part.
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  10. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

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    Looking for a good return man?


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    Guy has some character isues but i think we can work those out.
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