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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by topscribe
    Clarett isn't going anywhere, regarding any potential cut from the squad. He is their "project" at running back, and you don't cut projects. I still don't think he will make much of a splash this year, for want of game experience and the need to get into top football shape and become orientated to the overall speed at the pro level.

    I do disagree with one thing. When he finally does get in there on a consistent basis--and I think he will at least by 2006--you will see 60 and 70 yard runs from him occasionally. Despite my repeating it over and over, a lot of people still don't realize his college time was 4.45. For all his attributes that are similar to TD's, that time is way faster than TD's was.

    Thanks for sharing your insight with us.



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    you are right about a couple of things but the fact is that Clarett ran a 4.66 in college which is much like TD.

  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoWdY
    After seeing him in person i have to say that all of the hype around his 40 time and his extra weight is pretty much just that. he has gotten down to 234 and he is much quicker than most people think, not only that we have to admit that he has some of the same attributes that TD has...great hip swerve, a great burst in the hole, great vision and much like TD he is not fast but very quick and very agile just what fits into our scheme. i admit that when we first drafted him i was in huge doubt of his work ethic but now that he is working with Dayne and Anderson his attitude has changed and his work ethic has vastly improved. and now that Kubiak has gotten him to become a downhill runner instead of one that waits for his hole to open he can use the his powerful leg-drive to blast into the secondary. dont get me wrong i dont think he will have 60 or 70 yard runs but he can be just like Anderson was a couple of years ago and have several runs that go for 30-40 yards which we could use. we cannot expect to get that type of consistancy from Bell because he lacks the power to run inside and insists upon getting away from his blockers...that has been his problem since he started at OSU. Clarett can and will learn from Anderson and the fact that he will be lead blocking for Clarett he will quickly find out that mike knows what he is doing. While Clarett may have a lot of questions about his past habits and off the field problems but he also has the potential to be one of the great backs in the league as long as he learns from his past mistakes and continues to use the work ethic that Mike and Ron have gotten him hooked on.
    Well I also think Clarret will do just fine for us I think he could be a good 3rd down back or when Bell/the starter needs a breath he can go in, an dI think he'll do awesome.

  3. #18
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    Maybe that is how it will happen. . . He comes in to relieve someone, to give them a quick break, something unexpected happens, he changes the momentum of the game and his pro legacy begins!

  4. #19
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    While everyone thinks this kid need time, I think that Mikeys has gone out on a limb. Therefore he will see a lot of work in the Training camp and preaseason to see how much this kid has. If there is a spark there he will probabaly wind up a starter earlier in the year than most folks think.

    I could be wrong but the mastermind made the choice now he has to show the world BIGMO is the man. And the Mikey is still a genuis! Until he DAFTED him, I had much the same feeling about nolanedayne.

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsolo
    Yes I do like Q. Amazing deduction. I merely stated that college success doesn't AUTOMATICALLY translate into NFL success, as pointed out over and over and over again anytime Q's college success was mentioned.

    All that being said, I think Tatum should start this fall unless someone proves they are more deserving.

    As far as being a Clarrett fan, I'm a Bronco fan and I want to see them win the Super Bowl. If Clarrett is gonna be a part of this team, of course I want him to do well. I'm just not sold on him. Too many red flags, but hopefully he'll prove me wrong.
    I have to agree with you about Clarett. I'm dubious, but hopefully he'll prove to be great in the future.

    Right now he's a rookie with a long way to go to even understand NFL offenses after sitting out his college years. He's certainly NOT going to start this season, unless everyone in front of him gets injured. Shanahan see the team as superbowl bound and you don't start rookies on a SB team if you can help it.

    Tatum Bell should wind up the starter, but he will have to prove it on the field. If not Anderson looks like he's recovered enough from injury to start. Q didn't grab the chance he had last year. He fumbled too much and when he was hit he couldn't usually bounce off and get positive yards.

    That ability was what kept Droughns in the starting lineup. Clearly, that ability to move the pile is important and is probably what Shanahan expects ultimately from Dayne and/or Clarett.

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoWdY
    After seeing him in person i have to say that all of the hype around his 40 time and his extra weight is pretty much just that. he has gotten down to 234 and he is much quicker than most people think, not only that we have to admit that he has some of the same attributes that TD has...great hip swerve, a great burst in the hole, great vision and much like TD he is not fast but very quick and very agile just what fits into our scheme. i admit that when we first drafted him i was in huge doubt of his work ethic but now that he is working with Dayne and Anderson his attitude has changed and his work ethic has vastly improved. and now that Kubiak has gotten him to become a downhill runner instead of one that waits for his hole to open he can use the his powerful leg-drive to blast into the secondary. dont get me wrong i dont think he will have 60 or 70 yard runs but he can be just like Anderson was a couple of years ago and have several runs that go for 30-40 yards which we could use. we cannot expect to get that type of consistancy from Bell because he lacks the power to run inside and insists upon getting away from his blockers...that has been his problem since he started at OSU. Clarett can and will learn from Anderson and the fact that he will be lead blocking for Clarett he will quickly find out that mike knows what he is doing. While Clarett may have a lot of questions about his past habits and off the field problems but he also has the potential to be one of the great backs in the league as long as he learns from his past mistakes and continues to use the work ethic that Mike and Ron have gotten him hooked on.
    Anderson wont be the lead blocker, he's a runningback just Clarett also Kyle Johnson is already considered the starting fullback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoWdY
    you are right about a couple of things but the fact is that Clarett ran a 4.66 in college which is much like TD.
    Clarett ran a 4.45 in college.

    A couple sources:

    CBS Sportsline.com

    700Level

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    Last edited by topscribe; 06-17-2005 at 11:21 AM.

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