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Ray Polk article in the Post this morning

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.denverpost.com/cu/ci_17798850

    Didn't see it in the Newsroom. Anyway, really hope Polk takes a huge step forward this season. The secondary gets much better instantly if he and Perkins can solidify the safety positions.
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Sounds confident. He looks huge.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm becoming more optimistic about our defense.

    There were 3 guys (1 on each level of the defense) that had NFL athletic ability but hadn't had the lightbulb go on. Everything points to Obi, Rippy and Polk busting out this year. If this happens, and I think it will, our defense goes from terrible to average.

    Finding consistent cornerback play and a consistent edge pass rush is what could take it from average to good or very good.

    I'm starting to feel it a little bit.
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    looks like polk still "requested" the change...
     
  5. Darth Snow

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    Depth still an issue, and I would say it goes from terrible to "average", but yes, its good to see those guys get going.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You're right. I'm going to go back and edit. I think I got over-excited there. :lol:

    P.S. I will say that I think we've got some playmakers on offense with P-Rich, Tyler, Speedy and T-Clem. Maybe even add Deehan to that mix. There's a good chance we'll be scoring a lot of points this year, so the defense just needs to be average to good in order for us to have a nice season.
     
  7. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Love me some Ray Polk.
     
  8. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    "It's (the atmosphere created by the new coaches) making the game so much faster, so much more physical." Thank goodness. I'm trying very hard not to get my hopes up too high for this team, but that quote is killing my discipline.
     
  9. Illegal Pete

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    While I agree 100% that we have some playmakers on offense, it all starts up front. If Speedy has to avoid 3+ defenders in the backfield or if Hansen doesn't have any time to make throws we will never see the plays being made. If our O-Line can just be solid I think that we could be special on offense.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I've been a huge fan since 2009 when he was out there on the kickoff coverage team despite a broken foot.
     
  11. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Polkerized!
     
  12. Clean Undies

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    Ok. Who is the DavidW that posted the Allbuffs link to Snow's practice report in the comments section?
     
  13. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Well we should see some more cubuff8249 members signing up now.
     
  14. MtnBuff

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    Look at it logically. Hawkins was much more involved in the offense than the defense, that mean that if Polk stayed at RB he had to deal with Hawk running his offensive meetings on a regular basis. At safety he got to deal first with Brown as his position coach then with Ambrose when Brown left. He still had to deal with one of the Boise boys in Collins but Collins wasn't as prone to saying stupid stuff as Hawkins.

    Given a choice, which coaches would you want to spend your time with? Polk to safety was a logical choice. It also bears in mind that coming out of high school some people thought that Polk had NFL potential talent at DB and it makes some sense.
     
  15. SCB

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    Plus, if DH was the one who decided to switch him to safety, DH would have done something right. And we all know that's impossible.
     
  16. Hugegroove

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    Polk had a very positive attitude about everything he said in that article. I gotta believe!
     
  17. ThndringHerd

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    Like Polk's attitude and wheels. His instincts have not been so good. Alot of gashers in his area of responsibility the last couple years. If the coaches can just keep him from biting upfield on ball fakes, we'll be better on defense this year.
     
  18. LongHaulBuff

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    How dare you?
     
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    Is this a "Stand" reference?
     
  20. Burrito Palazzo

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    How do you like that happy-crappy?
     
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    "M-o-o-n, that spells 'happy-crappy'...even The Walrus knows that."

    EDIT: But back to the topic at hand. Polk's attitude should be no surprise to anybody. He displayed it during recruting, he displayed it during the swap to defense, and he's dusting it off for the coaching change. I love that kid!
     
  22. buffs04

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    Can't help but think he would have been more valuable as an RB.
     
  23. PhillyBuff

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    play with it a little, it will get bigger....
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Holy ****! You're right!

    I may be away from the site for a while.
     
  25. FlatironsBuff

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    "We're still trying to figure that out now," Polk said. "These coaches definitely know what they are doing. These coaches definitely know the game of football."





    Traslated: "We are finally learning real football," Polk said. "These coaches definitely know what they are doing, unlike Larry, Curley and Moe the last few years. The last few years was a big monkey ****. These coaches definitely know the game of football. I have no idea what the **** the last crew was trying to teach. But I did almost become a monk."
     
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  26. Burrito Palazzo

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    Use the clown thread.
     
  27. Duff Man

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    The RBs actually look okay right about now. The secondary without him? Yikes.
     

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