Padog

September 11th, 2015 at 8:28 PM ^

Are people serious with all of the some of these guys are better than our guys now? Throw this running back in against guys that weigh 45 pounds more but are also faster.

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JamieH

September 11th, 2015 at 8:42 PM ^

I hate to say that I am not overly surprised.  The first time I saw him run for us I was immediately worried.  The guy is big and fast, but he has NO FOOTWORK OR BALANCE.  He just collapses to the ground if anyone gets their hands on him. 

Obviously those are things he can improve on, but a guy who is tackled that easily is never going to be a star at higher levels. 

JayMo4

September 12th, 2015 at 8:45 AM ^

I feel terrible saying it, but when I saw him in his high school AA game I was already concerned.  They were pumping him up because he got a lot of yards, but he always went down on first contact.  He looked very soft for a guy his size.  When I saw him come out as a freshman and once again go down every time someone layed a finger on him, I got over the idea he was a 5* in a hurry.

I do think he has improved a little bit in being able to run through contact... he was showing some signs last year before he got hurt.  But he's still not half as physical as Smith.

MGoManBall

September 12th, 2015 at 12:30 AM ^

I was a HS senior 6 years ago. Still ran the Wing-T but with 3 1000 yard rusher RBs. It works IF IF IF IF and only IF you have multiple studs at the RB positions. 

The spread allows you to score points with less talented players because it gives them a fair shot in space VS just flat out beating someone. 

JayMo4

September 12th, 2015 at 8:48 AM ^

It is very depressing to me.  I was a smaller guy but really quick and athletic.  I would have tore it up as a slot receiver in a lot of these modern high school offenses.  Unfortunately, my high school's philosophy back then was put the 11 biggest guys on the field regardless of skill and just mash into the opposing line on every play.

Hotroute06

September 11th, 2015 at 8:32 PM ^

Yeah..  some of these comments are both hilarious and sad.  On a serious note,  hunter johnson the brownsburg quarterback is very impressive.  He has a much quicker release than Peters and seems deadly accurate.  Looks like tennessee found a good one in him.