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Our offense just got a lot better.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Webb, Winfree, Fields, Carr and Bisharat. We have legit skill at the skill positions. If the OL can manage to be mediocre, we could put up some points this year.
     
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  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Was just talking to Howell on twitter about the stable of backs. That group could be a pain in the ass for DC's all year.

    Bisharat, Lindsay, Adkins, Carr, Gordon. If one of them can become the featured back, the remaining guys staying fresh and rotating... Could be quite the rushing attack.
     
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  3. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Five is too many, even for a "fresh" rotation, especially when you consider that Lee/Julmisse will be in the backfield at times too. Any chance Adkins is an attrition candidate? Really need the backfield to consist of Bish, Lindsay and Carr, IMO, with Dino in a reserve role.
     
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  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Biggest question will remain the OL
     
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  5. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Lee is a playmaker.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Glad we got a big back too. That was a major ?
     
  7. TDforTD

    TDforTD Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Webb and Winfree seem to have really connected in person. Look forward to see a lot of that this year.
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Question marks definitely remain with the OL. And not just regarding the talent level. Mediocrity from the OL is all we really need. Just don't suck.
     
  9. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Can almost guarantee ST got better, especially on coverage
     
  10. BuffsRising

    BuffsRising Well-Known Member

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    Its alot easier for the oline to look decent when the qb can get the ball out of his hands quickly. Im guardedly optimistic about how were going to look with Davis Webb throwing to Winfree, Bobo, Davis and Irwin.
     
  11. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    It's a lot easier for a QB to get the ball out quickly when the receivers aren't trying to run 20 yards down field, completely and totally smothered....

    There's a reason this class has 5 WR's in it.
     
  12. buffaholic

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    Notice no Tight Ends and losing Hayden Jones (which has been known to the coaches). Emphasis on bigger WR's, who can block, but do it from space, not lined up next to the OT.
     
  13. Sykobuff

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    Also the guy coaching the Ol.
     
  14. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, thus the part of my post where I said "not just the talent level".

    I actually think we have respectable talent and depth on the OL. Not world class, but a definite upgrade over what we have had the last 8 years or so. I'm concerned about whether they will be given adequate coaching.
     
  15. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    It feels like Adkins has been here for about 10 years.
     
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    Not sure I agree with the talent aspect. But, you know, we'll see :)
     
  17. GoBuffs08

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    That happened weeks ago when Neinas left.
     
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  18. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Pretty much all of the starting front five plus their immediate backups should be 3* or above recruits this year. A couple, like Lynott, got 4* from a service or two. We should have at least 12-13 guys who are out of their redshirt year and ready to contribute as a redshirt sophomore or higher. Look at a guy like Isaac Miller, who was a 3* recruit, gray shirted, redshirted, and is old enough to be a Junior but will be a redshirt freshman. He might crack the three deep at LT. Maybe. We should have both depth and talent. At least, as I said, better than we have had in a long time.
     
  19. buffaholic

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    No doubt that Bernardi likes to take guys that he "projects" based on frame and overall athleticism rather than the guys who are filled out already. HCMM says in that interview we saw yesterday how much he likes gray-shirting O-Line guys. And that's justifiably open to scrutiny.

    But I will say based on first hand knowing Isaac Miller, I was a bit blown away by the physical transformation he has made in the last 12 months based on this video on BDC (hat tip to SD who posted on Rivals). Isaac looks way different than when I saw him last at Christmas a year ago. To me, the only risk we took on this kid is whether or not he'd dedicate himself in the weight room because he had not until we signed him....
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Holy ****. That is an amazing transformation for Isaac Miller. He always had the frame, but looked skinny. Not now. Damn. Dude still has four years of eligibility and he looks like a grown man.
     
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    RE: Miller - It seems really weird for college football fans to talk about the bodies of teenage athletes...

    BUT DANG LOOK AT THOSE GUNS
     
  22. patebuff

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    I think we could have potentially really improved our return games as well. Baham and Blackmon are both guys who have extreme top end speed and the skill to be electric in the return game. I'd expect one or both to be in that spot this year and something we haven't had in a very long time.
     
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  23. Bill Cody

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    Maybe we have watched completely different games.....But Adkins has been by far our best back IMO. He just gets hurt too often. Carr has the biggest upside, and Lindsay has fire....but I have no idea where this perception of Adkins is coming from. He was our only competent running back a few years ago ( and I would go beyod that and say he looked really friggin good considering the OLine her was playing behind).
     
  24. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    Must resist.

    It's not there.

    Don't think about it.

    ...

    ...

    Back away from the Kool Aid.
     
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  25. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If you can't stay healthy, no one cares. And rightfully so.

    Running backs need to be able to play through injuries more than any other position aside from QB.
     
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  26. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    FWIW, I do not think the OL will be very good in 2016... and it might not matter if we have some guys with big play ability.
     
  27. Bill Cody

    Bill Cody Well-Known Member

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    Don't disagree with either of your points. I was just saying that I am not as willing to discard Adkins as some on here. He has some legitimate talent if he can stay healthy.
     
  28. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    But honestly, the "if he can stay healthy" qualifier is a copout. He has proven very little in that regard, so it is fair for people to write him off. It is part of the overall player profile.
     
  29. Shldr2Shldr

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    OL doesn't have to be very good. They just can't be very bad.
     
  30. OUBuff

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    Wishbone time!

    :D
     
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