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Garrett Wolfe - Tarik Cohen Comparisons
Anybody catch the Bears game last weekend? I couldn't happen to think of Wolfe when I was watching this Cohen kid. He's small like Wolfe, 5′ 6″ and 179 lbs and the way he runs reminds me so much of my days watching Wolfe at NIU.

Couldn't help but think what if Wolfe was given a better opportunity when he was drafted, either with the Bears or another team. A team that used him to his strengths. Cohen seems a little faster than Wolfe but they both have that quickness and elusiveness. He reminds me of Darren Sproles as well.

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Gee, why didn't they make Cohen continually run straight into the line like they did with Wolfe?


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RE: Garrett Wolfe - Tarik Cohen Comparisons
Wolfe never had the acceleration or top end speed that Cohen does. Wolfe relied a little more on power and subtle agility. It was a great skill set for the college game, Cohen is a much better fit for the NFL.
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RE: Garrett Wolfe - Tarik Cohen Comparisons
(09-13-2017 07:38 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Gee, why didn't they make Cohen continually run straight into the line like they did with Wolfe?


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Wolfe beefed up and added too much weight imo since they used him like he was Ironhead Heyward. A slimmer Garrett was one one of the best college football players ever.
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(09-13-2017 07:50 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 07:38 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Gee, why didn't they make Cohen continually run straight into the line like they did with Wolfe?


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Wolfe beefed up and added too much weight imo since they used him like he was Ironhead Heyward. A slimmer Garrett was one one of the best college football players ever.
lol-Iron Heyward is a great football name.
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RE: Garrett Wolfe - Tarik Cohen Comparisons
(09-13-2017 07:48 PM)tubaguy21 Wrote:  Wolfe never had the acceleration or top end speed that Cohen does. Wolfe relied a little more on power and subtle agility. It was a great skill set for the college game, Cohen is a much better fit for the NFL.

Huh??? Wolfe ran a 4.39 40 at pro day. 2.51 20-yd dash and 1.46 10-yd dash, compared to 4.42, 2.59 and 1.54. And he had very good acceleration.

The difference is that the coaches then had no idea how to use a little guy. Plus the Bears had an atrocious offensive line when he was there.
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RE: Garrett Wolfe - Tarik Cohen Comparisons
(09-13-2017 07:50 PM)prairiedawg Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 07:38 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Gee, why didn't they make Cohen continually run straight into the line like they did with Wolfe?


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Wolfe beefed up and added too much weight imo since they used him like he was Ironhead Heyward. A slimmer Garrett was one one of the best college football players ever.

Game has changed Red Grange would not even be drafted this era..(ask an old timer who Red Grange was)
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(09-13-2017 08:31 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 07:48 PM)tubaguy21 Wrote:  Wolfe never had the acceleration or top end speed that Cohen does. Wolfe relied a little more on power and subtle agility. It was a great skill set for the college game, Cohen is a much better fit for the NFL.

Huh??? Wolfe ran a 4.39 40 at pro day. 2.51 20-yd dash and 1.46 10-yd dash, compared to 4.42, 2.59 and 1.54. And he had very good acceleration.

The difference is that the coaches then had no idea how to use a little guy. Plus the Bears had an atrocious offensive line when he was there.
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Hub Arkush once said that If Wolfe played now he'd be a stud because of the different offenses. Of course going to the Bears hurt him too.
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RE: Garrett Wolfe - Tarik Cohen Comparisons
Cohen gets thrown around and battered (like wolfe), but can break a tackles with his quickness and power. Wolfe had good speed (not pro breakaway though) but not the same quickness and definitely not the open field power. Wolfe could not break tackles like this kid and didn't have the east west ability. Nowhere near as dynamic. He was easily overpowered.

There was a reason he didn't catch on elsewhere.

Great in college does not always translate into the pros.
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