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RB Preference: Workhorse or Racehorse?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, May 20, 2012.

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RB Preference

  1. Workhorse

    31 vote(s)
    63.3%
  2. Racehorse

    18 vote(s)
    36.7%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Assuming that you can't have it all with your RB, would you rather have the Emmit Smith prototype who moves the chains but doesn't break off many runs of 20+ yards... or would your rather have the Barry Sanders type who is a threat to turn nothing into a huge gain on every play but will also give you a number of negative carries?
     
  2. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Barry Sanders in college. Emmit Smith in the pros.
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    what's a workhorce?
     
  4. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    I want an RB that is a threat to take it to the house every time they touch the ball.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    In college football, give me the home run threat.
     
  6. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Does he play until he can't any more or does he quit early?
     
  7. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    I know it makes for boring football, but give me a guy we can feed the rock to and impose our will on the defense consistently.
     
  8. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Well if we can only have one, I'll take the workhorse.

    That said, I feel like we already have some of those types coming in, and that's why I want me some home run threat.
     
  9. sackman

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    I would choose "C", which is a stable of 3-4 backs each capable of producing a 100 yard game. When one gets tired, put in the next guy.
     
  10. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Give me the one that is most durable, fumbles the least, knows how to pass block and has good enough hands to catch an outlet.
     
  11. Bigbuffs

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    How about both.
     
  12. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Would prefer a thunder and lightning combo of backs. Need a guy to rely on to move the chains but a second guy who is a threat to go to the house every time he touches it.
     
  13. MtnBuff

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    You always want both but you win a lot more with the consistent workhorse. Ideally you have a workhorse who can soften up a defense and depth that gives you the homerun threat after the D has tired out.

    In either case in the modern game you have to be able contribute in the passing game as well as run the ball either as a reciever, a blocker, or both.
     
  14. btbuff

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    In our pro style offense assuming the defense becomes top tier I want a workhorse. Keep the clock ticking, wear down the d-line.
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    A typo that draws out snarky comments from assholes?

    :lol:
     
  16. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I waited as long as I could.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    5 minutes. Probably the longest you've ever lasted.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    define "last." I think i need to refer you to the barzil most embarrassing moments thread for an example.
     
  19. XIIfan

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    I think the back that can take it to the house on any play forces the D to account for him and can open up the passing game. The workhorse will get 3-4 every time, but doesn't open the pass up as much.
     
  20. MtnBuff

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    Trouble is that the home run hitter also has a negative to the offense. He can give you the big play losening up the D. On the other hand though he is also going to have a number of those plays where he gets no gain or even loses yardage. Coming up at second or third and long puts the defense in charge and unless the offense can make a big play you are off the field. The workhorse who almost always gets you at least 3-4 leaves the offense on schedule. You can run or pass and if you pass you can use the whole field. As a result the offense can use the whole playbook and the D is on their heels. The other part with the workhorse is that you can wear out a defense beating them up over and over. Once they get tired and lose a step then your big plays can happen and that takes out their will to compete.
     
  21. ElCunado

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    I just want to see a back that will punish people. We get a guy that will get 4 every play and wear down the defense, then anyone can be a racehorse in the 2nd half.
     
  22. Unleash Hell

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    This^^^ I envy Oregon's stable of backs lately, and it will only be better this year without LMJ
     
  23. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Get a guy like DeAnthony Thomas and he wont be losing yards very often.
     
  24. SECOBuffsFan

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    The workhorse won't get tired and will bust some big ones on the defense when they start to tire...especially at altitude
     
  25. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I want the 2007 Arkansas razorbacks backfield.
     
  26. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I believe that is the Herschel Walker Bo Jackson option.
     
  27. Ruckus

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    Yeah.
     
  28. BuffClass90

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    If I had to pick...workhorse. The only way we're going to compete in the PAC XII is by grinding out the clock and keeping opponents' offenses off the field. That and a stingy defense.
     
  29. sackman

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    If you go the workhorse route, you better have a very good offensive line and fullbacks that can punch it in from 10 yards out. It's a lot easier to pick up 5-6 yards per carry from your own 30 yard line than it is from inside the opponent's 10. You also better have some good special teams, because you'll always be playing the field position game.

    Not that any of that is bad, but it's important to know what components you need to compliment the skill position players you have.
     
  30. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    pound it....POUND IT!!!
     

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