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USFBULL
08-03-2007, 05:40 AM
Hello all,

I live in Tampa and wanted to get an update on Hall and his future. I have read most of the training camp reports and sounds like he will be RB #4. Is this correct?

What do you guys think of him in camp?

I guess we will see him a lot in the preseason games if indeed he is RB #4. He did very well in Chicago's preseason games last year.

Thanks in advance.

ballen
08-03-2007, 05:48 AM
I think it's going to be tough for him to make the team, but the good part is that he'll never get a more fair chance. Mike Shanahan will always choose the guy who plays the best. We won't keep more than 3 HB's so he is going to have to beat out Mike Bell or Cecil Sapp to make the team. A lot of people around here don't believe it but I think his best shot is beating out Bell. I also haven't mentioned Selvin Young who is a rookie from Texas that the coaches seem to like.

Javalon
08-03-2007, 09:14 AM
I think it's going to be tough for him to make the team, but the good part is that he'll never get a more fair chance. Mike Shanahan will always choose the guy who plays the best. We won't keep more than 3 HB's so he is going to have to beat out Mike Bell or Cecil Sapp to make the team. A lot of people around here don't believe it but I think his best shot is beating out Bell. I also haven't mentioned Selvin Young who is a rookie from Texas that the coaches seem to like.

A lot also depends on how he contributes to special teams. Even though we don't normally keep 4 tailbacks, he could earn a roster spot purely on his special teams play.

Also, since Sapp can play both fullback and tailback, an extra roster spot may or may not be available depending on how may pure fullbacks we keep.

gyldenlove
08-03-2007, 09:18 AM
Barring injury to any of the tailbacks, I believe the situation will look like this:

Henry, Sapp and Bell will all make the team as runningbacks.

Smith and Johnson will make the team as fullbacks.

Andre Hall will make the team if he does well returning kicks or punts.

Selvin Young will make the PS.

D.J.55
08-03-2007, 10:36 AM
i think hall really has a chance to make the roster. he wasnt south florida all-time leading rusher for nothing. the other day i read a blog on him, and from what i read it seems that hall is doing everything he can to make the team. i not able to watch trianing camp and i havent really read anything bout hall from the AM/PM reports but when preseason comes hall will show what he can do. i'll be the first to say i think he makes the team and sticks on the 53 man roster.

91bronco
08-03-2007, 11:11 AM
I can't say from first hand experience but from what I've heard he is more of a change of pace back like Tater was. I still think it would be nice to have a speedster on the roster for later in the game like when we were running Anderson and Tater. Wear them down in the first half and then surprise them in the second.

dogfish
08-03-2007, 03:21 PM
check out this short article (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_6530129) from the denver post, you should enjoy it. . . reports from camp are that hall is looking very explosive, and showing some solid vision. . . assuming that cecil sapp has a spot secured-- and he should, because of his versatility and special teams play-- i believe hall has a legit shot at beating out mike bell for the third RB spot (it's also possible that we could keep four, but may not be likely). . . hall brings a different skill set with his ability to make things happen in space-- he could be a nice weapon in a scatback/3rd down back kind of role, and may be given a tryout as a return specialist as well. . .

rbk_bronco
08-03-2007, 03:24 PM
check out this short article (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_6530129) from the denver post, you should enjoy it. . . reports from camp are that hall is looking very explosive, and showing some solid vision. . . assuming that cecil sapp has a spot secured-- and he should, because of his versatility and special teams play-- i believe hall has a legit shot at beating out mike bell for the third RB spot (it's also possible that we could keep four, but may not be likely). . . hall brings a different skill set with his ability to make things happen in space-- he could be a nice weapon in a scatback/3rd down back kind of role, and may be given a tryout as a return specialist as well. . .

I agree too it's like Mike has lost his drive that he had last year.

Kaylore
08-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Hello all,

I live in Tampa and wanted to get an update on Hall and his future. I have read most of the training camp reports and sounds like he will be RB #4. Is this correct?

What do you guys think of him in camp?

I guess we will see him a lot in the preseason games if indeed he is RB #4. He did very well in Chicago's preseason games last year.

Thanks in advance.

I'd like to see him make the team. Cecil Sapp can be on the roster as the second full back even though he's a running back now. That would let us keep three running backs and Hall would be one of them. I have a feeling he's going to light things up this preseason and make the team. If he can find a way to contribute on special teams, he would really help himself.

dogfish
08-03-2007, 04:03 PM
I'd like to see him make the team. Cecil Sapp can be on the roster as the second full back even though he's a running back now. That would let us keep three running backs and Hall would be one of them. I have a feeling he's going to light things up this preseason and make the team. If he can find a way to contribute on special teams, he would really help himself.

do you know if he's been given any work as a returner?

Kaylore
08-03-2007, 04:16 PM
do you know if he's been given any work as a returner?

No I don't. I don't go to special teams practice because it's very boring.:goofy:

USFBULL
08-04-2007, 08:59 AM
That article was great. Here is a LINK (http://forums.denverbroncos.com/showthread.php?t=91385&highlight=andre+hall) to a post I did on Hall a while back it has some info on Andre Hall @USF as well as some video highlights of him.

As far as KR/PR at USF he never served us in that magntitude. I dont really know why. I would surmise that because he was our offense (NO passing game) and had such a ridicules amount of carries each game that he would just have nothing left in the tank.

In the link above somewhere I mention that in all his years at USF he NEVER fumbled the ball, which is an amazing stat alone. And I am glad he is the fasting RB on the team, in the previous post people were questioning his speed which is CRAZY.

As far as preseason goes, he is going to look like a stud; Can't wait. I wish I could watch all the preseason games but alas I live in Tampa, FL and cannot get DISH network.

If you guys have any questions about his college years let me know.

Thanks again for the info I will post later during preseason.

TXBRONC
08-04-2007, 09:11 AM
[QUOTE=dogfish;1886830he could be a nice weapon in a scatback/3rd down back kind of role, and may be given a tryout as a return specialist as well. . . [/QUOTE]

If Hall was able to do that it would remind me a little of Vaughn Hebron. However, I think he going to have to beat out Hixon and Morgan to be a return specialist if they use him in that capacity.