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Old 05-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I think they are confusing his lack of quickness with patience
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Definitely not. I bet the Panthers trade either Williams or Stewart. But even after that, I don't see Poole making the roster. Best of luck to him, though.
I wouldn't be shocked by a trade, but I think i would have happened before the draft if it was going to. I doubt it'll be Williams - last year they gave him a new contract with a $16 mil signing bonus, and another $5 mil still guaranteed. I don't think many teams want to take on a small 29-year-old RB that's guaranteed money.

Tolbert and Stewart bring a lot of the same things to the table, and Stewart is a free agent after this year. But based on that, I doubt they'd get much value for him. And, I think they get a compensatory pick for him if he walks in free agency.

I think it's more likely they hang onto all three as insurance, especially based on the Williams and Stewart's injury history.

Hope the best for Poole, but it's going to be tough to make that roster. Maybe he can hang with the scout team until next season.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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He had a few hiccups but anybody that sacrifices their body, heart, soul and mind to Vol football for 4 years it is hard to bash....Use, Timing and development were probably attributable to his being a slightly above player can you fault somebody for a 1000 yd season or two....no...He signed with UT and stuck out most of the mess created by two and possibly three coaches...Most would have walked he didn't....
Most didn't walk and most stuck it out. He did walk one time. He was not perfect and if we had an average stable of running backs (by Tennessee standards over the last 20 years) he would not have seen the field.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:01 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I think they are confusing his lack of quickness with patience
Lulz not going to deny I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Most didn't walk and most stuck it out. He did walk one time. He was not perfect and if we had an average stable of running backs (by Tennessee standards over the last 20 years) he would not have seen the field.
Yeah I agree since when do you get props for not quitting?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #21 (permalink)
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"Tennessee RB Tauren Poole -- Carolina Panthers
I'm surprised some team didn't take a chance on Poole in the draft. I like his vision and patience as a runner, and while he doesn't have elite size or speed, Poole's hands are solid and he's willing to contribute in run support. It will be interesting to see how Carolina's depth chart shakes out with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart on the roster, but no legitimate No. 3 back. I give Poole a good chance to make the regular-season roster...."

There is also a pic of him
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I wish Poole nothing but the best, I've never understood some of the hate he's received from some people on here, absolutely unwarranted IMO. (not directed at anyone here, just a general statement)
I dont think people hated Poole, they just all agreed that he was subpar.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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McShay sees more than I do. Yes, our run blocking was atrocious last year, but there were times Poole ran with absolutely no intensity. Maybe it was frustration, maybe he was holding back hoping to be the next AF, I don't know, but there were definately moments I questioned his efforts. That said, I wish him the best. I don't hate him, but I also don't feel he was a great UT back.

As far as AF, I'm glad he's doing well. His unfortunate ability to fumble the ball at the costliest of moments drove me near insane, but he was a good UT back. My only problem with him(other than the fumbles) was his attitude his senior year. The whole "speaking pteradactyll" thing was complete immature bullcrap and no way for a grown man to act.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Poole is also smart enough to keep his MaMa off the board stirring up the riff-raff.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Appears he is not aware the Panthers signed Mike Tolbert though.
He'll never play a down.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Gonna be tough for him to make the roster. Pretty elite stable of RBs...
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I wish Poole nothing but the best, I've never understood some of the hate he's received from some people on here, absolutely unwarranted IMO. (not directed at anyone here, just a general statement)
Same here, although I think it will be difficult for him to make the team, unless he was pulling an Arian foster, and was playing not to get hurt his senior year, and will beast out in the NFL.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:35 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Poole is the Austin Rogers of UT RBs.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Same here, although I think it will be difficult for him to make the team, unless he was pulling an Arian foster, and was playing not to get hurt his senior year, and will beast out in the NFL.
You make some of the dumbest comments on this board and what's sadder is that comments like these are truly what you think.
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