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Dustin Tackett 16 months ago
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While I want JWJ at LB and not running back, I don't understand why he is out there on Kick Off Squad if we are that thin at running back. He is huge and probably a monster on coverage but that is a seperated shoulder, hamstring,or knee waiting to happen.
I agree with waisome being out of place.
special teams are a huge part of the game. it's not a unit that should be filled with backups. while you do increase the likelihood that your guys get injured, a special teams unit filled with your best players is substantially better than one with 2nd or 3rd teamers.
i think this foreshadows what Jimbo and Gran want to do with kickoffs too with the new rules. if they were content with Hopkins kicking it out of the endzone every time then you'd likely see different personnel. this murderers row shows that they're going to go with the kick it high and try to pin them deep. so you see a collection of our fastest and best tacklers assigned to this group.
This post was edited by gasou on 8/11/2012 at 8:47 PM
That's fine. And normally I would agree. But with so few rbs it is a risk I wish we wouldn't take. Face it, freeman and thompson are one hit each from being done for the season. Pryor is our only other guy. Wilder gets hurt and we have to pass 75% of the time. Sounds like fun until we get in the red zone. Just sayin.
That kickoff coverage team will singlehandedly run the kickoff out of college football.
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