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Rep Challenge: WR-Spruce vs 2/3...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DiggerBuffs, May 29, 2015.

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Will Spruce have more receptions & yards than...???

  1. Spruce-Both more than next 3 receivers

    5.0%
  2. Spruce-Both more than next 2 receivers

    35.0%
  3. Spruce-More REC/Less Yards than next 3

    20.0%
  4. Spruce-Less REC/More Yards than next 3

    5.0%
  5. Spruce-Less REC/More Yards than next 2

    5.0%
  6. Fields & Bobo > Spruce

    15.0%
  7. Fields & Lee > Spruce

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Spruce outgained by someone in either category

    15.0%
  1. DiggerBuffs

    DiggerBuffs Well-Known Member

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    The leading rusher challenge is fun but I am curious about the WR2/WR3 or WR2-WR4 and what everyone thinks they will do vs. what Spruce will do.

    Last year Spruce had 106/1198/12, while the next two guys combined had 88/868/6 and if you took WR2-4 you had 118/1287/8 so the next 3 guys only had 12 more receptions and 89 more yards while having 4 less TDs. That is actually better than 2013, but crazy how big of a difference.

    No, Spruce will not be greater than the WR2/WR3 numbers.
    I am going with Spruce 90/1040/10
    Next two will be Fields and Bobo with combined 105/1170/11 so there is some distribution in this offense.
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I think Fields, Bobo and Lee each has an opportunity to do some great things this year. If (and yes, it's a big IF) we can get the running game going as we think we can, the #2 and #3 receivers will be in single coverage all year long.
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Curious but why is it a big if?
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Because we haven't had a running game worth a bowl of spit since Bobby Purify was here. Couple that with the annual "We're really going to emphasize the running game this year" from the coaches and I'm squarely in a "show me" mode.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Spruce will go 100/1300/12.
     
  7. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I don't see how the first part of that post has much to do with 2015. This is probably the strongest staple of backs we've had in 10ish years and a solid OL, plus three guys who were 4*'s on at least one site. Just don't see it as a big if.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    What is MM/Lindgren's track record with the running game?
     
  9. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Great Poll!!
     
  10. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Too much math.
     
  11. DiggerBuffs

    DiggerBuffs Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's what you get from a Mines dork, so deal with it.
     
  12. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    I would think our #2 and #3 WRs would be facing single coverage regardless of if our running game is better.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'll explain: If we had a solid running game last year, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to think we'll have one again this year. But we didn't. And we didn't the year before that, the year before that, the year before that, and so on. There is absolutely nothing tangible that we can point to to say the running game will be better this year. We hope it will be better, but based on recent results, it's all hope at this point. So yeah, it's a big "If". I'm thrilled that you're 100% positive that our running game will be prolific and will cause defenses to account for it. Great for you. Yay!

    I don't share your blind enthusiasm.
     
  14. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    There were definitely indications from last year to show a better run game this year. As Nembot improved so did the run game near the end of the year, especially against Utah who had a very good defensive front. We lose two guards but replace them with bigger, nastier bodies which should bode well for the run game. I understand the hesitation though.
     
  15. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Actually I said I don't see it as a big if, you're the one who is putting words in my mouth.
     
  16. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    When it's not a big "if", then it's pretty well a damn certainty.

    What do you expect to get out of this little argument we're having? Is there something you're trying to convince me of? Do you think that you're going to make me say "Oh, Yeah! I hadn't thought of that, of COURSE we're going to have a good running game"? I'd really like to know.
     
  17. buffaholic

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    I would say that we don't have a clue of who the WR #3 thru N will be, and without another threat, I'd expect more teams to stack the box, not less.

    I know Tini cited that Bobo was really improving before the USC game (when he got drilled) but stats don't really seam to support that.
    That was an extremely disappointing season by the guy we thought would be a difference maker. Lets call it what it was.

    Ross, Walker and Dunston haven't shown they can compete for PT. Using that logic, lets talk about Connor Center and that amazing workout tape we've seen from him! Pencil him in for 50 catches and 500 yards.

    If Dylan Keeney can backup the praise that coaches have given him, that could be a big factor. Again, he's never caught a pass even in a scrimmage here at CU.

    Unfortunately, this question is a big piece of the puzzle to our offense this fall and the fanbase has very little information after Spruce and Fields.
     
  18. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Bad day at work?
     
  19. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Don't be a bitch.
     
  20. goalline

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    Fewer catches but more yards. Interesting pick. Do you expect more down field completions or better YAC?

    I think Spruce had his best season of his career last year. Fields and the new guys will take some of his share, but he will still be the go to guy. 88/950/9.
     
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  22. SuperiorBuff

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    JMac will have 30 catches for 327 yards and 4 scores.
     

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