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Gerald Thomas

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Get this guy the damn ball, at least 7-8 touches a game. Put him back there on kick returns too.
     
  2. Tea Rex

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    Yep if Hawkins could find a way to get Josh Smith the ball then there's no reason Rip/EB shouldn't be able to.
     
  3. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    He's the only deep threat on this team, I've been saying the same thing after every game.
     
  4. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Yup! Need some new blood on the field
     
  5. jpbuff

    jpbuff Active Member

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    He reminds me so much of Mike Prichard. Mike did a little of everything.

    I love that Thomas does zero dancing with the ball. It's north & south baby.
     
  6. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I really wish we'd have him come in and either run straight go routes or some underneath drag routes. Get him the ball in front of a linebacker and he could score a TD.

    Other than that, give him a couple of screens and some end around hand-offs every game. Worst case scenario, it'll set up some decent runs for our RBs if we fake it to him on the end around.
     
  7. manhattanbuf

    manhattanbuf Well-Known Member

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    7-8 should be more like 14-15. He's one of our only explosive players. He needs to get the ball in space frequently.
     
  8. Highlander27

    Highlander27 Well-Known Member

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    Agree. I think 10-12 touches is the magic number. Mix them up, but it needs to be designed stuff, ie, pass routes, screens, motion handoffs, reverses, ST returns.

    I would be careful not to overuse him, but the kid should be getting the ball more and have calls specifically for him. I get the same feeling watching him that I did with Paul Richardson as a freshman. He's got big play capabilities. Now as the OC/play-caller, we need to nurture that and get him into games early, and his confidence up. Sooner the better.
     
  9. buffwings

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    6 min abs? No! 7 is magic number!
     
  10. Jaximus

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    8-10 touches per game is a start. Much better than 3-4!

    Screens, reverses, slot bubbles, or whatever else. I don't care. Just get him and his crazy speed the friggin ball!
     
  11. EddieCrowder

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    I had a chance to see this young man play HS ball in the The Colony TX, its about 10 miles from where I live. All I can say is get him the ball, he has electric speed, and we all know the saying "speed never has a bad day"
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    We need to be more creative in using him. He's no Percy Harvin, but think of how UF used Percy (he caught passes, end arounds, and even ran the ball out of the backfield off of shifts) I liked what they started to do more of in the WSU game. I agree. 10-15 attempted touches per game is necessary.
     
  13. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Every time he touches the ball I'm amazed at how fast he is
     
  14. Tea Rex

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    Bubble screen worked great with him.
     
  15. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    He's the best athlete on the O right now. Been wanting him more touches since after CSU.

    EB/Rip seem to force kids into the system, not working with the talent they have. Maybe that's changing with Webb in the shotgun in the Wazzou game.
     
  16. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Also, getting him the ball more will force the D to key on him, opening other offensive options.
     
  17. SJBuff

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    I'd like to see him in a wildcat.
     
  18. BuffUp

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    I agree with all above, except we are not calling plays...email EB and Rip
     
  19. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Sorry to hijack, but what is Jeffrey Thomas' situation? I've seen various posts around the board that make it appear that he still wants to be a Buff, but don't understand a) why he left, or b) if he's going to be eligable to come back.
     
  20. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    a. Not sure if anyone has said why he left publically
    b. He's grayshirting which is the same as Williams, Jagne, Kough, and others are doing
     
  21. bombay

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    Thanks. Does that mean he's currently attending classes?
     
  22. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yeah he's taking two classes at a CC (or JC, can't remember) but his clock hasn't started yet
     

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