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Rick Ballou who has broken some nole stories over the past year , who seems to have a source has tweeted out that he was told Mario has been tearing up 4th qtr drills lately.
TIFWIW, but any sign is a good sign with him and god know we could use him and his explosiveness and depth at RB...
Just wanted to share.
i really hope this is true. he is truly a special player.
If he dedicates himself to the game of FB he can be great.
"I never knew I had a foot until I noticed it was on your neck"
I'm excited lets see what he can do.
On the field was never a question with him.
I'm excited as well. I believe he has that game breaker in him...
+1 to the OP. I appreciate you forwarding the news but yea, Mario being a well conditioned thoroughbred has never been in question.
There have been rumors about him off the field but if he gave full effort, he can be one of the best in the country
People said he wasn't taking his rehab seriously. If he is working hard practice, we talking about practice?, then that shows growth.
haha how misleading this is. All I could read when I highlighted the thread was, "Rick Ballou who has broken some nole stories over the past year , who seems to have a source has tweeted out that he was told Mario." I thought for sure I was going to see that he was told Mario was off the team. It's good to hear that he is doing well, I'm really excited to see what he can do. We have some amazing talent in the backfield, hopefully they can all stay healthy.
Why do you have to be so smug in all your posts? It's really anoying.
What I'm most excited about is having the entire OL and entire RB crew healthy for spring.
Not intended. My apologies. I've always apologized for how my opinions sound on paper. I've tried to break the habit.
Not the entire line as one will be drafted this year in Menelik Watson but having 4 returning starters is awesome
Rideordienole?... Saw this post in TOS and was curious what it said
And not to take anything away from your OP, but his tweet said he was outstanding in 4th qt drills yesterday... Hopefully that means he keeps it up
Read last fall the coaches were really excited about him. Hopefully he can stay healthy
If he dedicates himself he'll be impossible to keep off the field. Love his potential if he's used right.
It's amazing how a little forced time off from an injury or otherwise can motivate a kid. His HS stats were so good I always had to double check them to make sure I was sure what I was seeing.
Who else thinks that Mario Pender wil be this years KB in terms of crazy offseason hype?
Not sure, but KB was getting called the next Randy Moss lol. Gonna be hard to top that.
Pender and Green (and certainly Yearby) are more suited for Trickett's zone blocking scheme than Freeman and JWJ imo. I can't wait to see how they're used.
Freeman and JWJ are better suited to inside zone than outside zone. Angles from gun were steeper than they seemed to like.
Yes, I should have specified OZ for Pender and Green. They can change direction and cut on a dime.
You're supposed to get a certain amount of yards on an OZ or IZ play based on blocks made, but the big gains truly come on cut backs. The key to zone running is to cut back when there's overpursuit (inside...when they are all crashing...outside...overpursuit outside). The runner must see the lane that you can cut back into. The cutbacks are where the big gains are made. I think part of JWJ's problem was that he did not cut back when he was supposed to quite a few times. He's not exactly the best fit for our scheme, but he's a darn good RB anyway.
CT, for instance, was REALLY good at stopping on a dime and cutting back.
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