Quick football note

Submitted by umbig11 on March 27th, 2018 at 7:58 AM

On the injury front, Kareem Walker has joined a few that are dinged up. He appears to have an ankle injury. The severity is unknown. However, that has opened up RB3 competition. Ambry Thomas has shown off his talent in the early going in the secondary.

McElwain and Warriner have made their presence known. McElwain is very intense as he was getting after the WR group (mostly positive) and Warriner has been chewing up the OL. JKP has stood out along with a few others like Milton. Joe doesn't look or act like a true Freshman.

There were 4 guys that ran with 1's consistently so far on defense (Gary, Chase, K. Hudson, and Hill). On the offensive side of the ball there were just too many players getting reps to really get a feel other than Bredeson, Ruiz, Onwenu, and DPJ. 

Comments

Indy Pete - Go Blue

March 27th, 2018 at 8:04 AM ^

Wow, did you say Ambry Thomas at running back?! Now, you have got my hopes way up. That kid is such a great athlete. I did not know playing him at running back was even in consideration at any point.

Fezzik

March 27th, 2018 at 9:28 PM ^

Higdon is pretty good but far from elite and I don't see him getting much better, save for pass pro. We haven't had a RB get drafted since Mike Hart in 2008! I don't know if Higdon breaks that streak but if he does I'd be shocked if its before the 6th round. He is an UDFA at this point.

I'm not giving up on anybody but maybe 30% or less of RB recruits pan out? There is only 1 starter per position. Many of our guys will never make a significant impact on the field. Trying to predict how depth shakes out isn't giving up on anyone anymore than Harbaugh making a guy 3rd or 4th string.  

And it is true out of all positions RB is one of the most likely where you can show out as a freshmen if you're really good. 

Indy Pete - Go Blue

March 27th, 2018 at 8:12 AM ^

I was getting pumped up, and was completely shocked at the same time. The first paragraph was confusing because it talked about an injury update for walker and the running back position. Ambry Thomas was thrown in as showing off his talent at the end of a paragraph entirely about running backs, and I misunderstood. Anyways, thank you for the updates.

butuka21

March 27th, 2018 at 8:10 AM ^

Thanks, I did not see anything impressive about Kareem last year I thought he was maybe the 4th best on the roster. Hope he gets better.

Artie

March 27th, 2018 at 8:17 AM ^

Didn’t see anything out of Kareem?! When he got in the game, he ran hard and made decisive cuts. He looked like a very serviceable back. I believe it was his lack of blocking ability that was holding him back from more playing time.

butuka21

March 27th, 2018 at 8:28 AM ^

He barely got carries 20 but I saw very straight up and down when he did get on the field I believe he averaged just over 3 yards a carry. I’m just going off my eye test, he needs more carries if he can earn them but no I was not impressed with his 20 carries for 68 yards but more importantly did not see these decisive cuts you are talking about. He did not allow the play to develop on a few plays and actually but trying to bounce it went backwards. I want him to be awesome just stating what I observed.

mjagger

March 27th, 2018 at 8:37 AM ^

1 - He needs to find a way to stay healthy. Can't get on the field from the trainers room.

2 - Because of his lack of experience the game still move pretty fast for him and he looks to try to the 10 run home run every time he touches the ball. Getting him enough experience to slow the game down would be a step in the right direction for him, IMO.