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  • Bloom misses medal in Torino, looks ahead to the NFL combine.

    http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/du...s/13881555.htm

    Hmmm. Do you think that he has a propensity to "choke" in high pressure situations? How do you think that will translate to returning punts or making clutch catches in the NFL?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Perry1977
    http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/du...s/13881555.htm

    Hmmm. Do you think that he has a propensity to "choke" in high pressure situations? How do you think that will translate to returning punts or making clutch catches in the NFL?

    i dont understand why you would even think that? He went to the olympics! Not joe schmoe downhill events. I would suggest you see his ability as a player before making assinine suggestions such as you did. Placing 6th in the world is pretty darn good if you ask me

    I hope you dont take offense to this but your question seems to come from way out in left field and would like you to elaborate on this.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by armedequation
      i dont understand why you would even think that? He went to the olympics! Not joe schmoe downhill events. I would suggest you see his ability as a player before making assinine suggestions such as you did. Placing 6th in the world is pretty darn good if you ask me

      I hope you dont take offense to this but your question seems to come from way out in left field and would like you to elaborate on this.

      A question is not a suggestion. Big difference.

      I got "choked" directly from the article, but it was referring to Dawson, his teammate that won a medal. Apparently I glazed over that in the wee morning hours after writing a column...it was my mistake in thinking that Bloom was the one speaking.

      Either way, I know nothing about him as a football player, other than he returned his first KO for a touchdown...and then was less effective after that, if memory serves correctly.

      But Bloom was all the rage before the olympics, and now everyone is suddenly quiet...

      Just looking for opinions on him, since so many CU homers want to draft him.

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      • #4
        No

        Originally posted by Perry1977
        http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/du...s/13881555.htm

        Hmmm. Do you think that he has a propensity to "choke" in high pressure situations? How do you think that will translate to returning punts or making clutch catches in the NFL?

        Not making excuses for Bloom, and I have not been watching the Olympics, but I heard the conditons have been horrible, and that there is not even real snow on the course. There have been several favorites in the skiing competition that have not fared well, including Bode Miller.


        I don't know about Jeremy Bloom the skiier, but Jeremy Bloom the football player is a special talent when it comes to kick returns....he is very much like Tim Dwight, IMO.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MindField
          Not making excuses for Bloom, and I have not been watching the Olympics, but I heard the conditons have been horrible, and that there is not even real snow on the course. There have been several favorites in the skiing competition that have not fared well, including Bode Miller.


          I don't know about Jeremy Bloom the skiier, but Jeremy Bloom the football player is a special talent when it comes to kick returns....he is very much like Tim Dwight, IMO.

          Okay, cool. I wanted to watch him ski but missed it. 175 is pretty light, but he could probably add about 10 pounds without losing much. I look forward to seeing how his combine numbers pan out...

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          • #6
            Yeah

            Originally posted by Perry1977
            Okay, cool. I wanted to watch him ski but missed it. 175 is pretty light, but he could probably add about 10 pounds without losing much. I look forward to seeing how his combine numbers pan out...
            Yeah, I bet he comes in at 5'10: and 175 or so, which means he can easily get up to 180+

            ...and you are not looking for a starter with him, but as a third or fourth WR, he will do just fine and he will excel as a return specialist.


            Put it this way, he would be a definite improvement over Charlie Adams.

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            • #7
              They talked a little about him on the Olympics and talked about him being almost identical build to Steve Smith of Carolina Panthers. He probably lost weight doing skiing for 2 years training for the Olympics.

              I think he could be a diamond in the rough and a great late round pick say 5th. I think I heard him having something like a 4.2-4.3 40 time aswell which is just lightning fast. So even at his size if he has decent hands he could be a asset. Also with the specialist of returner he could take that risk off D.Will since he is a DB starter.

              Just keep a eye on his 40 times and his combine workout and see how he does.

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              • #8
                while size might make you have an advatage or disadvantage...I dont think its as big of factor anymore.

                Steve Smith it 5'9-5'10....one of the best WR's in the league

                D-Will is 5'9-5'10 and look how well he played in his rookie year?


                I seriously think we should draft him...he's lightning quick,could take D-Will's spot at returner, and might be the next Steve Smith. you never know.
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                • #9
                  Jeremy showed incredible class after missing out on a medal. He gave up a lot to try for the Olympic Gold, and basically made some minor errors in his final run and did not finish out his career as we all hoped.

                  He was fun to watch at CU and I look forward to his NFL career. He is freakishly fast.

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                  • #10
                    I dont know about the whole next steve smith thing (he's got a hell of a long way to go for that). Yes he is fast but I still think the only way we take him is if he goes undrafted. There are better recievers out there that can be had in the later rounds, I'm sure.
                    Glen Haven Fire

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                    • #11
                      Let us not forget, Ed McCaffrey was meeting with Bloom doing some training sessions. He's learning some stuff from one of the best
                      Ready for the friggen season already!

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                      • #12
                        ?

                        Originally posted by armedequation
                        I dont know about the whole next steve smith thing (he's got a hell of a long way to go for that). Yes he is fast but I still think the only way we take him is if he goes undrafted. There are better recievers out there that can be had in the later rounds, I'm sure.

                        Not in the mid to late rounds there aren't.....I would not be suprised if Bloom was Drafted in the fourth round, but may go as low as the sixth, but he will get Drafted....I hope it's by the Broncos.


                        The better comparison for Bloom is Tim Dwight, not Steve Smith.

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                        • #13
                          Some new whispers about Bloom...

                          Originally posted by Profootballtalk
                          BLOOM RUNNING ON FUMES


                          At a time when the decision of guys like Vince Young and Matt Leinart to skip the scouting combine is being questioned by many league insiders, one guy who's throwing caution to the wind -- possibly to his own detriment -- is wide receiver/kick returner Jeremy Bloom.


                          Bloom hasn't played football since 2003, and he has spent the past several months focusing on the Olympics, where he took a disappointing sixth place in the moguls competition last week.


                          A league source tells us that Bloom arrived in Los Angeles on Friday night, and that he began running for the first time in six months on Sunday. He ran on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as well before heading to Indy.


                          Per the source, don't expect Bloom to run much faster than a 4.5 at the combine.


                          On the surface, it makes us wonder why he's even showing up. But since he still has two months to work on his time (and to get his weight back up to the 185-pound range from his current neighborhood of 170), Bloom will have a chance to demonstrate his progress before the draft.

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                          • #14
                            "A league source tells us that Bloom arrived in Los Angeles on Friday night, and that he began running for the first time in six months on Sunday. He ran on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as well before heading to Indy."

                            somehow i doubt that he hasnt run AT ALL in six months. That is really hard to believe
                            Glen Haven Fire

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                            • #15
                              Will be interesting to see how this pans out, that's for sure.

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