1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tyler Polumbus

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Idot Buff, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,650
    Likes Received:
    1,413
    Hell Yes! I love to hear players say they played at CU on Sunday/Monday night football. He looks good tonight.
     
  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26,411
    Likes Received:
    2,327
    Another of genius McDs brilliant moves. Tyler isn't a pro bowler but he is playing like a pretty solid NFL O-lineman. He had a nice pull on that big running play, was into two guys. (Then he gets caught for holding.)
     
  3. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,650
    Likes Received:
    1,413
    Just made another good block
     
  4. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25,786
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    to be fair, he played like crap with the Broncos.
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26,411
    Likes Received:
    2,327
    He wasn't great with the Broncos but he played better than the guys they tried to replace him with as backups on the O-line. To be fair any system that makes Clady look bad (last year when he was healthy) has some questions.

    He is never going to be an all-pro, maybe never even be the permanent answer at a starting position but he is better than what McD brought in to replace him.
     
  6. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25,786
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    what? who is he better than? Ryan Harris or Clady?
     
  7. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    25,878
    Likes Received:
    1,499
    Guys Pulombus is bad, nice to see him still int he pro's but he was bad on the donks, and bad on the lions, cutting him was not a bad move, bringing him back may have been. Not my words but here is an assessment of his play last year:

    It’s entirely possible that Polumbus was the league’s
    worst regular starter during the second half of the season.
    Consider that Polumbus ranked fifth in the league
    with six blown blocks that led to sacks despite only
    starting for half a year. That only teases at the very
    edges of how bad Polumbus was. Denver averaged
    4.9 yards per carry on runs to the right side when Harris
    was in the lineup; after Polumbus took over, they
    averaged 3.9 yards per carry on those same plays.
    While it’s impossible to attribute the failure or success
    of a running play to one lineman, tape showed
    that Polumbus frequently struggled to engulf the man
    he was assigned to block at the line of scrimmage, let
    alone get any push on runs to his side. And that was
    when he managed to stay upright.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,599
    Likes Received:
    4,575
    Actually, it was worse than crap (whatever that might be). It was painful to watch, he had one of the slowest first steps I have ever seen for a tackle. He looked in over his head.
     
  9. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    14,565
    Likes Received:
    915
    I haven't had a chance to watch him (except for a few minutes last night). Has he improved much? In your opinion, does he have chance to stay employed for a few years?
     
  10. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    15,969
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    classic example of how far you can go in the league with a prototypical body. never thought he was a good college tackle either.
     
  11. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,031
    Likes Received:
    461
    He was playing mostly LG last night except when Okung went out for a little bit. Seems like he did pretty well at LG - maybe better position for him?
     
  12. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    7,865
    Likes Received:
    315
    nice thread...ripping on a BUFF
     
  13. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26,411
    Likes Received:
    2,327
    Might be better at guard, he's a good athlete but his footwork laterally isn't very good, he gets beat around the end by DEs who can get him to lean one way then go the other. At guard that isn't as much of an issue, movement is more vertical either firing out or dropping more straight back. Tackles have to be able to slide out one way or another and maintain base and contact, guards lateral movement is usually pulling and they can turn and run for that.
     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,008
    Likes Received:
    2,127
    blah...
     
  15. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,161
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Off topic, but wasn't Harris on an episode of MTV's True Life years ago? It was the summer before his freshman year at Notre Dame and it showed him working out a bunch and trying to put on a bunch of weight. It must have worked.
     
  16. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25,786
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    he can go cry in his huge bag of money. The guy is a pro now, he should be able to handle criticism.
     

Share This Page