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Was it a mistake to switch Polk to safety?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by fervorfactor, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. fervorfactor

    fervorfactor Active Member

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    I like Polk a lot. I think he was a 4 star RB when that Scott guy came here. I was never impressed with Polk's overall performance on D. He was reasonable in run support but not coverage. He didn't seem to have an instinct for defense and it showed in how he made pre-play adjustments and calls. I think he would have had a better career at RB with his size, speed and toughness. Granted the roster his freshman year was top heavy with RBs and we would have scrambled at finding safeties the last few years. I think the switch was a mistake for Polk personally.
     
  2. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Water under the bridge. Move on.
     
  3. CUFan

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    Never looked very good at safety at CU. I will chalk that up to poor coaching and lack of talent around him. In hindsight, I would have liked to see him at running back.
     
  4. MtnBuff

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    I would not be shocked at all to see him on an NFL roster next year. Unfortunately he spent most of his career at CU trying to cover for the disaster around him. Lots of plays that looked like he had blown a coverage he was just coming over to try to cover for someone else's mistake when they were completely beaten. He also spent a lot of time playing physically beat up. He has played with bad ribs, bad ankle, bad arm, etc.
     
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    Is the NFL football field 4 yards wider than the college football field? If not, he's not getting drafted.
     
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    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Well he never really did much at S so I don't see why we can't go ahead and assume he would've been better off at RB. Polk was tough as nails, though. Too bad we'll never get to find out.
     
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    Don't think he would hold up in the league. He seemed to be injured quite a bit during his tenure here ad had probably 10 too many late hit penalties. very tough kid and seems smart, maybe he can be the new DC?? I'm sure he would take the job and would be relatively cheap!! Entirely joking.
     
  9. bigbang2

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    Polk has the talent to make it in the NFL as a safety, his problem is durability. His lack of durability can lead to him going undrafted. Hopefully he can prove scouts wrong like Aren Foster.
     
  10. MtnBuff

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    Put some guys into a different situation and you can see huge changes. On an NFL team all he would have to worry about is his responsibilities. Here he has felt like he had to make up for every other players mistakes and as a result has made way to many of his own. Same thing with the injuries, often they result from overtrying and getting into situations where you are doing to much.

    No guarantees based on what we have seen so far but if I were in charge of an NFL team I would certainly be willing to take a close look at a guy like Ray.

    Seems like the teams in the NFL that consistently win do it with a combination of not making bad choices with their higher picks and finding a certain number of guys in late rounds or as UFAs who exceed expectations. Ray has the potential to fit into that second catagory. He may never play a game in the league but he is tough enough, smart enough, and a good enough athlete that he could end up as a multi-year contributor.
     
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