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addison gillam

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by darth-horax, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. darth-horax

    darth-horax Well-Known Member

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    He was a beast his Freshman year....been injured seemingly ever since.

    If he comes back 100% healthy this year, what role will he play in the D?
    Will he be THE man like he was all those years ago? Will he be just ok, or how do
    you see him doing thsi season?

    I hope to see a larger version of him in the backfield on top of qb's again, fully healthy.
    I think/hope he'll end up being a gamer once more.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This is the biggest question on the defensive side.

    We could end up with the best season by a LB in the Pac-12 on the upside, raising the unit to among the best in the conference... to a below average unit that is the weakness of the CU defense.
     
  3. Bliff Cranch

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    I have to separate hope from expectation. I hope he returns to previous form. Unfortunately, I don't expect him to.
     
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  4. Alfred91

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    It's hard to imagine him being the same guy he was his freshman year. All those injuries take a toll.
     
  5. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    As long as his knee is 100% healthy, I don't see a reason why he can't return to something close to what he was his Freshman year. He's bigger, stronger, more mature, has a better coach, better defensive scheme and more talent around him than he did in 2013.
     
  6. BuffLuKe

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    I think he might be able to return to form. However, I'd bring him along at a little slower rate. I wouldn't have him playing every snap yet.
     
  7. NWD Buff

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    We are not expected to see strong passing attacks (to say the least) in our first two games, and Gamboa is fine if you are not relying on him to be in pass coverage a lot. I think the plan is to limit Gillam's reps early so that he is fresh for the Pac-12 slate.
     
  8. Shldr2Shldr

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    And meatchicken.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. Michigan is, I think, very similar to what we will face at the end of the year against Utah. Great in the trenches, questionable passing game. Defensively, Michigan has a much better back 7 than Utah, though. They're going to be a nasty, tough team that CU has to try to get into a track meet.
     
  10. Shldr2Shldr

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    If Harbaugh has found a legit QB, they are going to be very dangerous. Catching them early should be helpful though, and having Gillam healthy for that game would be big.
     
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  11. patebuff

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    The defense will go as far as Gillam is healthy, IMO. We could see the best defensive unit CU has had in 10 plus years, if he stays healthy.
     
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  12. Burrito Palazzo

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    Gillam is going to knock somebody the **** out!

    I hope it's not himself.
     
  13. MtnBuff

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    Hopefully having Gamboa will allow them to reduce the amount of beating that Addison takes over the season. Play him on passing downs or sometimes even on the outside where he has the speed. Let Gamboa take on the guards and fullbacks on obvious running downs.

    Gillam has amazing instincts and is willing to mix it up with anyone but his body build calls for protecting him some. Let him make plays in space and let somebody else bang heads
     
  14. buffs04

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    Has he gained a significant amount of weight? The last time I recall seeing him play he was visually one of the smallest guys on the field.
     
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  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Yes.
     
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    Oh sweet Christ not this discussion again.

    6:00 cannot come fast enough.
     
  17. BuffLuKe

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    As long as he is 220, 225+, that's enough for me. He has really good instincts.
     

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