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Do our RBs like contact too much?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by SBG, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    When I was watching the game it seems like Lindsay and Pow had openings if they made a cut and would have brought on 5 or more yards. Instead I saw a the both of them lowering their shoulder and going for contact.

    Is anyone else noticing that as well? Tj bounces it when he can, but he seems suited for a screen and not running it between the tackles so much.
     
  2. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I believe it is called BCV in Madden
     
  3. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know, but I love the way that Lindsay runs!
     
  4. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Tough to say with a different angle than the players see. I remember reading about the drones Miami uses in practice and their QB coach saying that he thought Kaaya made rhe wrong read but the drone showed he made the right one.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Our RBs are not good in space.
     
  6. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    All of our running backs seem to go down at first contact, especially Powell. I hope we get guys that can see the field and lanes better because, outside of Lindsay at times, we are very bad as a running back corps.
     
  7. CUAviator

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    WRT to the OP - YES!!! Damn it. There was one play Lindsay broke a few tackles at the LOS and if he would have run straight, he'd have gained 5 more yards min. Instead, he cut right, squared up his shoulders to the sideline and ran directly at a Duck defender. I just about lost my Gawdamn mind!
     
  8. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    MA2 seems to always have one tackle broken
     
  9. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    This. He started out the year not looking very good (not including the fumbles). He looked "spazzed" out and unfocused. He has really made great strides this year and is looking like a gamer.
     
  10. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    this. Lindsay had a run with one defender, and tons of open field...he could not juke and got form tackled
     
  11. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Fixed
     
  12. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    I know our defense doesn't like contact.
     
  13. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Lindsay is just one of those guys, he'd rather run over you than around you. He's Mighty Mouse. Yeah the not good in space point is a good one.
     
  14. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    We actually have a back running with authority, able to get through the line, and people are still hating.
     
  15. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    They just need more opportunities downfield. Think they are used to expecting contact and fight for a yard or two.


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  16. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not hating at all, I love the aggressiveness. At his size, his body won't be able to take it for the long haul. He needs to learn when to try and put his head down to get extra yards and when not to. He'll get there at some point, doesn't make you a coward to juke guys every now and again.
     
  17. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't aimed at you specifically, Luke.
     
  18. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    If we could get RB that made people miss and were good in the open field they would be high 3* and 4* players.

    I'm told we can't have nice things.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    More about taking the next step in the running game. Need more explosive plays.
     
  20. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    What difference does it make in this offense?

    The running game is an after-thought in this offense.
     
  21. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    Thought the balance was better this week. 32 passes to 30 runs in a losing effort. Didn't get pass happy even when Sefo came into the game. Thought our running game looked good, but too many drives were killed due to the inability to throw the ball to convert first downs. The run/pass ratio hasn't been good this year, but hopefully that is coming back to earth.
     
  22. BlackNGold

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    Powell is not a shifty runner but a power back usually just one cut through the hole. Lindsay makes the cuts to the hole very well and cuts back well....I really like his running style. He anticipates the hole and cuts and accelerates through the hole. TJ hesitates too much to ram it up through the hole which is why he bounces to the outside so much. I did not see where either had space to cut for big yardage. Changing direction on a dime is not easy when you are going full speed. No complaints from me on either Powell of Lindsay on their running.
     
  23. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Did you see the play where Lindsay had a one on one with a defender in the second half? If he makes one juke, he glides in for a 50+ yard touchdown. That would have been a touchdown with any other Pac 12 running back in my opinion.
     
  24. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    514:419 pass to run ratio would say differently.
     
  25. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    5 passes for every 4 runs is still more passes than runs.

    Run to pass ration should be closer to 2:1.


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  26. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Afterthought is hyperbole, but thanks for explaining the obvious math to me.
     

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