Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, Feb 3, 2016.
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.
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.
Biggest question will remain the OL
Lee is a playmaker.
Glad we got a big back too. That was a major ?
Webb and Winfree seem to have really connected in person. Look forward to see a lot of that this year.
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.
Can almost guarantee ST got better, especially on coverage
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.
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.
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.
Also the guy coaching the Ol.
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.
It feels like Adkins has been here for about 10 years.
Not sure I agree with the talent aspect. But, you know, we'll see
That happened weeks ago when Neinas left.
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.
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....
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.
RE: Miller - It seems really weird for college football fans to talk about the bodies of teenage athletes...
BUT DANG LOOK AT THOSE GUNS
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.
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).
It's not there.
Don't think about it.
Back away from the Kool Aid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OL doesn't have to be very good. They just can't be very bad.
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