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RE: Was Brandon Thomas Injured?
Let's go Brandon?
10-10-2021 08:25 PM
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RE: Was Brandon Thomas Injured?
(10-10-2021 07:49 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 06:38 PM)ItsDude Wrote:  Yep, we win that game with Riley Patterson.

Or Jan Stenerud

Doubt we could of with Thomas ingles
10-10-2021 08:31 PM
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Billy Fletcher would have made it.
10-10-2021 08:37 PM
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RE: Was Brandon Thomas Injured?
(10-10-2021 08:37 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  Billy Fletcher would have made it.
02-13-banana I didn't realize Billy Fletcher kicked field goals for South Side or Memphis State. QB also kicking field goals is interesting.
10-11-2021 06:27 AM
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RE: Was Brandon Thomas Injured?
(10-10-2021 02:43 PM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 11:28 AM)ByrdDogX Wrote:  Thomas is not a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield, which limits what the offense can do and how some defenses have keyed on that when he's in the game. If he's in the backfield, not likely he's going to be a target like we saw with Pollard, Henderson, Gibson, and Gainwell. That is what really helped set our offense apart over the last few years and gives the offense more opportunities in every situation.

The only back that has more catches than Thomas is Weaver … by ONE. Who do you want in there ?

I think all of the RB's have unique characteristics ...

Weaver is probably the best blocker / pass protector, which allows him to blitz pickup or swing into the flat for the dumpoff ..

Clark is probably the best inside runner ....

Watkins is probably the fastest; or to the naked eye seems that way ... He probably is most suited for when we go 2 RB's with him as an in the slot / motion type guy ...

Thomas is probably the best all around .... and has the most upside .... I don't think the first two games were flukes regarding his talent .... right now his issues is in his head with the fumbles .... I noticed against Temple he ran with two arms on the ball consistently .... He's learning the difference in running comfortably with confidence, and running recklessly ....

I kinda like our RB by committee approach right now ... Yes, the fumbles have been an issue, we do have enough depth to have a quality run game ...
10-11-2021 06:35 AM
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(10-11-2021 06:27 AM)TIGERBUDDY Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 08:37 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  Billy Fletcher would have made it.
02-13-banana I didn't realize Billy Fletcher kicked field goals for South Side or Memphis State. QB also kicking field goals is interesting.

Steve Spurrier stayed in the NFL for 10 years because he was also the 49ers punter.

He kicked the winning field goal against Georgia that probably won him the Heisman.
10-11-2021 08:24 AM
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RE: Was Brandon Thomas Injured?
(10-11-2021 06:35 AM)DDrum1961 Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 02:43 PM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 11:28 AM)ByrdDogX Wrote:  Thomas is not a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield, which limits what the offense can do and how some defenses have keyed on that when he's in the game. If he's in the backfield, not likely he's going to be a target like we saw with Pollard, Henderson, Gibson, and Gainwell. That is what really helped set our offense apart over the last few years and gives the offense more opportunities in every situation.

The only back that has more catches than Thomas is Weaver … by ONE. Who do you want in there ?

I think all of the RB's have unique characteristics ...

Weaver is probably the best blocker / pass protector, which allows him to blitz pickup or swing into the flat for the dumpoff ..

Clark is probably the best inside runner ....

Watkins is probably the fastest; or to the naked eye seems that way ... He probably is most suited for when we go 2 RB's with him as an in the slot / motion type guy ...

Thomas is probably the best all around .... and has the most upside .... I don't think the first two games were flukes regarding his talent .... right now his issues is in his head with the fumbles .... I noticed against Temple he ran with two arms on the ball consistently .... He's learning the difference in running comfortably with confidence, and running recklessly ....

I kinda like our RB by committee approach right now ... Yes, the fumbles have been an issue, we do have enough depth to have a quality run game ...

No mention this season of Martin. He should be in the stable. The knock is supposedly fumbles, lol. But, I mean...
10-11-2021 10:16 AM
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(10-10-2021 12:18 PM)ByrdDogX Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 11:36 AM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  We don’t throw the ball to the backs out of the backfield…. regardless of who is in the backfield. We’ve only completed 20 passes to RB’s & Thomas has 5 of them…. Weaver has 7. When we pass, we throw it to 2 guys… Dykes & Austin.

I agree but of the backs you do have I would say that Thomas has the worst hands of the group. I believe I read he has the most drops on the team somewhere.
And you are right, 57% of his completions are to those two guys. I would guess his target rate for those two would have to be 65% or higher which is another reason the offense struggles.

Dude about blew his hand off with fireworks.
10-11-2021 10:21 AM
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Why can’t one of the qb be used as a running option
10-11-2021 10:25 AM
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RE: Was Brandon Thomas Injured?
(10-11-2021 10:25 AM)Unionman76 Wrote:  Why can’t one of the qb be used as a running option

Seems like we should incorporate some Wildcat plays. it seems to me we are slow om our handoffs. Run the Wildcat and hit the hole...
10-11-2021 10:41 AM
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(10-11-2021 10:41 AM)tigerlands Wrote:  
(10-11-2021 10:25 AM)Unionman76 Wrote:  Why can’t one of the qb be used as a running option

Seems like we should incorporate some Wildcat plays. it seems to me we are slow om our handoffs. Run the Wildcat and hit the hole...

I like that idea
10-11-2021 12:05 PM
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(10-11-2021 12:05 PM)tpaw09 Wrote:  
(10-11-2021 10:41 AM)tigerlands Wrote:  
(10-11-2021 10:25 AM)Unionman76 Wrote:  Why can’t one of the qb be used as a running option

Seems like we should incorporate some Wildcat plays. it seems to me we are slow om our handoffs. Run the Wildcat and hit the hole...

I like that idea

...but with the wildcat 99% of the time the defense KNOWS it's gonna be a run-----2 predictable --1 dimensional
10-11-2021 07:43 PM
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