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Will Jefferson

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    First of, I'm a fan of the kid. He plays with a purpose. He's an excellent athlete. He's a hard worker. And he's got a great attitude about doing what's asked of him. I believe he's going to keep getting better and be an excellent player for us.

    But that said, I don't understand why we moved him to running back. We are redshirting 3 RBs. Is our recruiting so bad that we missed on all of them? Is our coaching so bad that none of them are trusted in Week 6 to know the plays and pass protections?

    Will Jeff did run pretty well (makes me wonder why we've never thrown a bubble screen to him in 2 years), but he had the type of fumble that's pretty typical of a guy who is not used to carrying the ball and is fighting for extra yards to prove himself and help the team. I like that he was finally utilized in this game, but I question the way in which he was utilized.

    And I question not using our actual RBs. Maybe some of them have been moved to defense and they just don't know yet that they've asked to play safety?
     
  2. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I question benching Quentin Hildreth considering we have so few RBs, but then again, nobody is asking me for advice.


    [video=youtube;0xwrp9lcu2Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwrp9lcu2Q[/video]
     
  3. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Some truth to that, but I think anybody can fumble, and don't hold it against him too much. It was a team effort...
     
  4. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Be nice if we could have used Polk (wasn't he the top RB in AZ?), but I understand why given the lack of depth in the secondary.

    Will Jefferson impressed me yesterday, but that fumble was the ballgame
     
  5. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I wonder how Polk would look at RB, but he is turning into a nice safety imo
     
  6. DBT

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    I think both Jefferson and Polk looked at who they are and decided the best bet for them to go to the next level was to switch.
     
  7. Nor Cal Buff

    Nor Cal Buff Well-Known Member

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    Same with Maiava right?
     
  8. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Maybe the kids have asked not to play. Not sure they would want their redshirt removed this late in another sh**ty season for a lame duck coach. I'd want to preserve my eligibility for the next coach too.
     
  9. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Are we really questioning the logic of this coaching staff?!
     
  10. Buff_nc

    Buff_nc Club Member Club Member

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    So the coaching staff is screwed up for playing jefferson instead of polk at tb yesterday? really? so this what it has come to?
     
  11. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    That could be true of the true freshmen, but Hildreth used his redshirt year in 2009. He is using eligibility now whether or not he plays, but not on the field. I am assuming there's some reason he's being overlooked, but we are so in need of backs, I'm not sure what it is.
     
  12. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get that at all -- I think it's great Jefferson is playing. And I think he's going to be very good. Probably going to take a bit to be comfortable in the new position.
    Some are saying, if we need an RB, why not Polk, who played in HS.
     
  13. ThndringHerd

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    WJ might be the best open-field runner with BLock out for the year and Polk reassigned. Need someone back there who is actually a threat to break off some yards. Can't help but thinking how nice it would be to have Polk lining up in the backfield right now. Polk would be a better RB than FS. Problem is nobody can fill his shoes on D.
     
  14. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Will had some nice runs, the fumble seemed like he was just trying to do too much. As for the other questions, I have no idea. Hopefully our recruiting isn't that awful..
     
  15. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Take one of our best receivers and put him at running back. Don't play the kids you recruited to play running back. Makes perfect sense to DII.
     
  16. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Corey Nabors who is a SR can't handle being in for a few plays? He can't pass block?
     

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