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I may puke on my Buff shirt if D Scott doesn't get a TD *very* soon

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cdog, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. cdog

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    Could Hawkins let Darrell Scott play a few series, and score a touchdown? Put him in on the goal line? I think he has worked hard and deserves the honor of a freakin touchdown. Why the :censored: wont they alternate Darrell in with Speedy? Like Buckhalter and Moreno combination works well for Broncos. I agree with those that would like to see a fullback in front of Darrell Scott.
    Is it that hard to quickly change to an I-formation, hand off to DS 75% of the time from the formation and 25% throw play action to the TE to keep the defense honest..I find this (benching of Scott) equally as annoying as the QB situation, which will hopefully take a turn for the better against Kansas. Maybe if they could serve beer again at Folsom we could ignore the poor coaching on the field, and just enjoy being at Folsom Field on a Saturday evening :drink2:.
     
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  2. MiamiBuffs

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    Funny you should compare the Buffs OL with the OL of Denver. Darrell Scott is not a god. He's a guy who power runs up the gut. Football is a team sport and he needs his OL to play better for this to happen.
     
  3. buffsfan01

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    cdog ..^5 i agree 100% ds does need to be in there this stinking staff is leting him go to waste any other coach would let him play we would win some games im sure if he got some touchs cant wait till hawk gets fired and then if ds doesnt leave the next coach will be have a gem of a player...yeah miamibuff ds is that kind of a runner and he will be a beast if he gets a chance with this pofs staff we have now btw chris brown ran up the gut too remember all the td's he had ? :gobuffs:
     
  4. Buff fanatic

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    Punctuation.

    Anyhow---I dont understand the obsession with DS. I want him to get a few carries too, more carries than he's getting now. Changing the offense to suit him?? Nah, I dont get it. Speedys the #1 runner. If DS were 3 stars none of would care. Highschools a different game and Im tired of there always being a problem with DS. He's out of shape, he's hurt, blah, blah, blah. This isnt the coachs being crazy.

    Hopefully he gets it together and becomes a star. Would love to be wrong.
     
  5. SanDiegoBuff

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    RS is obviously our best back right now and needs to get the majority of the carries. If you watched the game against Texas, you must have seen DS playing matador on the few pass plays he was in. DS is not an every down back right now. He should get some more carries to see what he can do, but this constant obsession people have with DS being the 'savior back' at this point is bordering on insane.
     
  6. AlferdJasper

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    Matador. Interesting. I was thinking more the bull. He just runs straight into the line ahead of him. I like him, don't get me wrong, but he wasn't very effective, couldn't see the holes, couldn't change direction or make an opportunity. Must be frustrating for him, too.
     
  7. BuffNut99

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    DS is not our best back. He is being underutilized, but not nearly as much as Lockridge, who gets fewer touches per game than DS but is always more explosive. We need to have our carries more spread out to spell Speedy, our clear #1 back. Don't expect DS' # of touches or production to change this week.
     
  8. SanDiegoBuff

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    Matador on pass plays... not run plays... he's not good in blocking
     
  9. The Guest

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    The Lockridge thing is perhaps the most perplexing element of our offense this entire season. Why can't we get that guy the ball from the backfield, from the slot position, under center...I don't care...get Lockridge the ball!

    Also, while I agree I've got more faith in Speedy and Sumler to get gain positive yards every time they touch the ball, I've seen enough of DS to believe that he's a special talent. He might get stuffed on two or three plays, but when he breaks one big, it's awesome.
     
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    Then why isn't he used on 3rd or 4th and a yard situations? My tv keeps putting its hands over its ears...
     
  11. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    lockridge flanked by speedy aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Dscott wildcat!!!!


    :lol:
     
  12. Buff fanatic

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    Because its usually 3rd and 4th and 14 :lol:
     
  13. MiamiBuffs

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    ^^^This.

    He showed up to fall practice out of shape. If he had worked out all summer he might have unseated Stewart. You can't build muscle up in a few days time. Back in '94 we had an incredible group of seniors who stayed in Boulder all summer and dragged the underclassmen to Dal Ward to keep them in shape and it paid off.

    I see DS as a smart kid who will learn from the out of shape mistake and in the next 2 years being a serious contributor. Right now the OL is not opening the kinds of lanes that Scott needs. Stewart is a more slippery guy and he's one of the fastest players on the field (we need more speed. see Urban Meyer).
     
  14. dyemeduke

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    I agree with you that Lockridge could see the field more, but in front of Scott...I don't know (from the backfield that is). I'm confused why the coaches haven't put Lockridge back for punts instead of Espinoza. I understand that Jason's sure-handed, but I cannot be convinced that coaches could not teach Brian to catch a punt consistently during the off-season. There are some punts that the blockers have a wall lined up, or there is room to run (one in particular during the TX game, but I was drunk and had an obstructed view of the field). But, Espinoza simply wasn't fast enough to get to the wall or make the initial tackler miss. I would also like him out doing kick returns too instead of Scott.

    I think everyone wants to see Scott get the ball more, and I don't believe that he's doing all of this to himself. I simply don't trust the coaching staff anymore (save for Brown, Cabral and to a certain extent Kiesau). Someone made the point that he doesn't see the holes when he's in - WHAT HOLES?! He got some holes during Toledo, and that's about it. During Texas, there were no holes the few carries he got. With a ****ty OLine, Stewart works better, due to his elusiveness. If our OLine starts to pick it up like their talent (HS resumes) would suggest, Scott will blow up. He needs the opportunities though.
     
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    I actually believe the problem in the running game is based on poor offensive planning and lack of a long threat.

    CU has lacked effective game planning under Hawkins. They don't set up anything offensively. Also lack of a Deep threat makes it difficult to run the ball. The safeties can edge up. I think one of the reasons that Texas struggles running the ball is because Colt McCoy doesn't have a deep threat this year.

    Kansas can run effectively because they do have a deep threat.

    CU has plenty of talent in the Backfield...Stewart, Scott, Sumbler and Lockridge are all good backs. Some knock Sumber but he is a North South runner who hits the hole hard.
     
  16. dply

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    You don't have a foot fetish for Darrell Scott so you can't comment on him.
     
  17. CUwhit21

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    Yet to see Scott really show great vision. With a line that misses blocks, Stewart is more valuable to the offense right now.
     
  18. Clean Undies

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    Darrell the symbol overshadows Darrell the person.

    As a symbol, he represents what all CU fans desire...to be a school that is worthy of landing the #1 RB in the country. Darrell provides an opportunity to break the trend of Marcus Houston and Brian Calhoun, both who were highly recruited at the RB position, but transferred elsewhere. If Darrell were in the running for a heisman and showed that he were on the trajectory to play on Sunday (against teams not called CSU), then that bodes well for the program. As a symbol, CU needs Darrell to be a smashing success in a CU uniform.

    As a person, Darrell has not played as well as Rodney. You can talk about finding a rhythm or about the O-Line or about field of vision 'til the cows come home. But Rodney has earned his role as a starter by finding holes, holding on to the ball, and bringing his best from the first snap to the last.

    If the team is going to lose anyway, why not give your five-star recruit every chance to run for over 1,500 yards? That would certainly help CU attract big recruits kind of like what Cabral has done with linebackers.

    That would't be fair to Rodney. And right now, Rodney is the best playmaker this offense has. As much as I want to see Darrell live up to his potential, the coaches have to put the best players on the field. Rodney has more than proven that he's the best RB on the team.

    It would be nice, though, to see the coaches do a better job leveraging Darrell's talent, both symbolic and actual.

    Edit: And it would be nice if Darrell made more happen with the opportunities he's given.
     
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  19. Hawkmustgo!

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    Speedy is a change of pace RB and will always be one....that's why he wears down easily. rotate Scott with him more and we have ourselves a great backfield. but Scott should be THE RB!
     
  20. Buffarino

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    Skiddy, I can't argue with anything you wrote, with the exception of this. He did excel in the only game he's seen more than 4 carries. And his reward was a trip right back to the bench.

    Was it a fluke because Toledo's defense sucks, or is it proof that once he gets going he can be very good? We may never know because of the way this staff utilizes him. Rodney is the #1. No doubt about it. But I think DS should be the second guy in there.
     
  21. BuffNut99

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    Toledo is probably the worst D we will face all year. They have been gashed by everyone so far.
     
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    Scott had his best game against Toledo, yet that was only an 85 yrd performance. Scott's most celebrated run occured last year against Eastern Washington when he hurdled a defender for some extra yards. He also had a good pass play against Texas last season and an good KR against Texas this year. I'm guessing he's taken around 20 snaps or more and has generated an underwhelming number of yards.

    Rodney was injured following the A&M game last season, and was hobbled with a hamstring against CSU and Toledo. Both Sumler and Scott have been given opportunities to dislodge Speedy from the starter role. Frankly I can't tell a difference between Sumler or Scott. Both are brusers who run into the scrum to gain a few hard earned yards. Neither shows an uncanny ability make defenders miss, escape into space, move the chains, outrun the defensive secondary and find the endzone.

    Sure it's fashionable to pin all blame on the coaches, but it's not as if Scott has brought the same thrill factor to the field of play as Josh Smith or Rodney Stewart when opportunities were there for him. We all hope that changes.
     
  23. White_Rabbit

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    I don't know what the deal is with DS, but I still think he can be a great RB. Everyone wants to compare him to Houston and Calhoun and just assumes he's an over hyped failure. Houston was pretty awesome until he got injured, I know because I saw him tear up USC at the Coliseum. Calhoun is in the NFL right now, so he certainly did something right. I just don't know what DS is or isn't doing. Coaches come out saying he had a great week of practice only to let him carry it twice. Something tells me with better coaches DS would be a pretty good RB. jmo
     
  24. Bolond

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    I think that the problem with having Lockridge in as a punt returner, is that he would require a degree of coaching. The Riddler is not yet up to that task. Until then, we should remain happy watching Espi run in slow circles on punt returns.
     
  25. Wyo Buff

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    I have to say something about the whole Darrel Scott saga. Unless Coach Hawkins and his coaches are absolutely insane, they play the best player who gives them the best chance of success. I have read the lame arguments about nepotism at QB in ad nauseum at this point and will leave those theories to you "black helicopter" types who seem to enjoy speculating on this in your spare time between filing liens against federal judges or printing your own money. However, in the case of Darrel Scott, perhaps the real reason he has not been "toting the rock" is that Rodney Stewart is a better back for the offensive scheme currently used. He certainly has shown a great deal more production than DS and does not seem to need to "get into a rhythm" to be productive. I am not throwing rocks at DS, he may yet get the chance to live up to his hype. At this point, however, it appears that the Tom Luginbill's of the world may have overassessed his potential.
     
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    I get what you're saying, WYO, but one could argue that Speedy has shown a great deal more production than DS because he has gotten the ball more. DS is gaining 4.65 yds/carry to Speedy's 3.88.
     
  27. Clean Undies

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    Average-smavrage. What's the median and mean?
     
  28. Daaah

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    I dunno, but 8/20 have gone for more than 5 yards.
     

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