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Topic: Running backs
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Running backs


Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:21 PM
 

How and when did Tyshon Dye hurt his back must have been when I was in the hospital right before season began and if we need more RB's why is Wayne Gallman in RS thanks Go Tigers!!!!!


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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:22 PM
 

I think Dye was injured in the preseason and I think with Gallman they may want him to bulk up some and we have two pretty solid backs in Hot Rod and Brooks.

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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:30 PM
 

I think Clemson has a number of solid RBs.

Unfortunately, none of them is an elite RB at the moment.


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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:34 PM
 

Don't get me wrong I think Howard at certain times can be a solid back and Davidson has shown flashes in mop-up duty but I'm not sure how good he would be going up against an FSU, etc.

Against UGA Hot Rod did look to be elite, but on the levels of a Gurley/Marshall or a Hill we have no one near that at the moment.

Hopefully Brooks can bulk up to the 205-215 range if not more by next year. He has the speed to be a game changing running back for us the next two years.

I'm very hopeful that Dye/Gallman will have a big impact in the offense in the coming seasons.

Of course all of this is predicated on us improving the offensive line. That's first and foremost. A great o-line can turn an average RB into a great RB, and a bad o-line can turn a great RB into an average RB.

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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:41 PM
 

I think the FSU game showed there needs to be improvement in recruiting (size & speed) at a number of positions.


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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:45 PM
 

Obviously, you can attribute a lot of that to momentum and the fact we were down 17-0 in the first quarter.

Rod ran 11 times for 61 yards though which is about 5.5 yards per carry. That's not too shabby.

But we are in agreement that we need to get bigger and stronger, we have came a long way though since the smaller "finesse" type linebackers.

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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:46 PM
 

I understand about the O line that's one thing we always had in my day, but let's go getum tigers give them terps a good exit Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:49 PM
 

I feel like we have good linemen and have recruited better than in the recent past.

It just seems some plays they knock the snot out of people and get down field to block some more (UGA) and some times they just can get a block on anyone (BC/FSU).

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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:54 PM
 

Brooks does not have "game changing" speed. He's a good runner between the tackles, but I'm not sure what you've seen that makes you think he has great speed.

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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:56 PM
 

Well what do you consider game changing speed?

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:16 AM
 



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So guys who run a 4.4 can't change the game but guys that


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:21 AM
 

run a 4.28 can?

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No, not at all...


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:30 AM
 

Game changing speed to me is something like blazing back a PR or a KR in a close game, or breaking through defenders and using that "2nd" gear to take it to the house (Spiller, Watkins, Ford type of players).

However, the game is long, and those type of plays do not happen every game. Therefore, a good team will also have the diesel horses to carry the heavy load.

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By speed I meant that if Brooks gets an opening he has that


Posted: Oct 25, 2013 9:52 AM
 

second gear to take it to the house.

When he was recruited that's all people talked about was his speed and versatility to play RB or WR.

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