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Thread: Powell too slow, no moves

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    Powell too slow, no moves

    We specifically need a really fast receiver type back
    with great hands, that can catch the bubble screen,
    Tony's offense requires this.

    Powell might have been able to dominate against week
    schools in college, but until he proves himself
    against NFL competition, he has done nothing,
    this notion that he's great because he has been
    successful in a couple of meaningless practices
    is ridiculous.

    Rex is a great guy, and of course he will support
    Powell, but we need a Bruce Harper, or a
    Kevin Faulk, even a Ronnie Harmen.

    If this thread makes me a homer, then great,
    I am then, if Rex stays out of all offensive
    player decisions, then I am a homer,
    but he has made a series of bonehead
    decisions concerning the offense that
    could end up costing him his job.

    This team could really use another
    back, I don't see Mc Night / Green /
    Powell as competitive, I want a
    guy that moves like Jager.

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    Jamir Jager?

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    How come nobody knows what a "Homer" is today?!

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    Great! First an Obama thread and now Colin Powell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanner View Post
    How come nobody knows what a "Homer" is today?!

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    MY thoughts exactly. Somebody see if Jager is available. We need someone to pick up the blitz. Powell is faster than Kevin Faulk. Faulk was never a great athlete. His greatest asset is being smart. He was almost cut a hundred times, but he always got the job done. They never found anyone they trusted in the big spot.

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    i thought everyone said powell was a "home run hitter" and was that speed guy when we drafted him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heymangold View Post
    i thought everyone said powell was a "home run hitter" and was that speed guy when we drafted him?
    He has good hands, and he has good top speed, but he's not especially quick, and he's not especially big.

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    Anthony Lynn disagrees

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    Diego - Any RB with 13 carries on his resume needs more time to develop. While it's true that RB's of all positions in football is the easiest to transition into and produce in the NFL, without OTA's and some nagging injuries - last year was pretty much a wash. I think when looking at his highlight reel in college he can be a down the hill between the tackles type of RB who has more than enough game speed to break off long runs. This is something that SG doesn't have - breakaway game speed. You mentioned moves and speed in your comment/post - under the misguided premise that BP doesn't have any.
    I suggest you watch the following clip at the 1:00 mark and explain to me what speed and agility (moves) are if these aren't it. He clearly runs past 2 CB's in #4 and #5 while cutting back against the grain and beats them down the field for a 75 yard TD.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKERqz7G3UU

    In the NFL there is game speed and 40 times. He ran a 4.51 in the combine, not impressive. But good coaches understand that 40 times often mean little once the pads and helmet are on. In this case after playing through last year with little game time and lots of injuries and returning this offseason with a year of seasoning under his belt I can see that his play on the field is probably going to improve. Rex is just stating what he sees and not claiming that he's going to be the starting RB in fact he has mentioned during the pressers that he will see some playing time IF this continues. So homer or not, why you would post this inaccurate post is beyond me.

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    Geez, first the Coples is..thread by Shark and now this one....

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    "Rex is a great guy, and of course he will support
    Powell, but we need a Bruce Harper, or a
    Kevin Faulk, even a Ronnie Harmen."


    Diego, the guy you're describing is McKnight. Here's Rex's plan, me thinks:

    Shonn Greene #1 RB: Starter, gets the majority of the carries. 18-25 caries/game

    Bilal Powell #2 RB: Greene primary replacement. Spells Greene on a couple of series'. Injury replacement for Greene. 4-10 carries/game.

    Joe McKnight 3rd Down/Long Yardage RB

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    There is just so much wrong with this opening post, I don't really know where to start.

    I agree that Powell has plenty to prove, but your criticism of him is based of what exactly? He has not had the opportunity to show anything yet, other than in practice. He's killing it now. What more do you want from him?

    Greene is nothing special, and I'm not his biggest fan, but he's solid enough and I expect he'll have a productive year if he stays healthy. Between him, McKnight, Powell... I think there is a lot of talent there and they have a wide range of skills.

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    Powell has potential ... I personally want to see him get 1000 carries this preseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
    Powell has potential ... I personally want to see him get 1000 carries this preseason.
    And eat a skid of Crisco.

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    I agree that Powell should be given the chance
    to prove it on the field, I personally like backs
    to have a burst combined with moves, this
    creates big plays, and because reserve backs
    usually have a lot of rest, if they have quicks
    built in, they can dominate in short spurts,
    based on what I've seen of Powell, his
    endzone lateral to Slausen, his stooge
    like game performance, it looks to me
    like Rex forced Tanny to pick this guy,
    but they should have checked with guys
    the way asked Sanchez if they should
    draft Mc Night or not.

    The bubble screen isn't in moron Schotty's
    playbook so I don't know how Powell looks
    coming out of the backfield, my point is
    we need an all purpose back in that
    third RB slot,

    maybe Powell should play piano for
    Lynyrd Skynyrd, their piano player,
    the great Billy Powell died last year.

    I do look forward to watching Powell
    in pre season, maybe he can prove
    me wrong-

    but you have to understand Rex's track
    record with offensive players- to date
    Holmes is his only good call.

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    watch tebow come in as an f back or slot receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Geez, first the Coples is..thread by Shark and now this one....
    Seriously, I could even see the guy's point until he ended with "moves like Jager". Ghey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Geez, first the Coples is..thread by Shark and now this one....
    Agreed....... The sky is falling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Jet Fan View Post
    I agree that Powell should be given the chance
    to prove it on the field, I personally like backs
    to have a burst combined with moves, this
    creates big plays, and because reserve backs
    usually have a lot of rest, if they have quicks
    built in, they can dominate in short spurts,
    based on what I've seen of Powell, his
    endzone lateral to Slausen, his stooge
    like game performance, it looks to me
    like Rex forced Tanny to pick this guy,
    but they should have checked with guys
    the way asked Sanchez if they should
    draft Mc Night or not.

    The bubble screen isn't in moron Schotty's
    playbook so I don't know how Powell looks
    coming out of the backfield, my point is
    we need an all purpose back in that
    third RB slot,

    maybe Powell should play piano for
    Lynyrd Skynyrd, their piano player,
    the great Billy Powell died last year.

    I do look forward to watching Powell
    in pre season, maybe he can prove
    me wrong-

    but you have to understand Rex's track
    record with offensive players- to date
    Holmes is his only good call.
    Are you typing from a toaster? What the ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejet22 View Post
    "Rex is a great guy, and of course he will support
    Powell, but we need a Bruce Harper, or a
    Kevin Faulk, even a Ronnie Harmen."


    Diego, the guy you're describing is McKnight. Here's Rex's plan, me thinks:

    Shonn Greene #1 RB: Starter, gets the majority of the carries. 18-25 caries/game

    Bilal Powell #2 RB: Greene primary replacement. Spells Greene on a couple of series'. Injury replacement for Greene. 4-10 carries/game.

    Joe McKnight 3rd Down/Long Yardage RB

    Geez, that sure scares the $hit out of me

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