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Old 07-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I wish people would stop throwing out high-school 40 times as if they were in any way, shape, or form, accurate.

Guys who run an NFL timed sub-4.4 forty are extremely rare, and unfortunately I doubt Rajion Neal is one of them. I would love to be wrong.
He has run that time at UT.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:17 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Pump breaks? Wouldn't that kill or at the least disable your scooter? Poor thing.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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When I was in middle school I played with a running back named brandon davis. ( was a heck of a back for coalfield in hs some of you may have heard of him) and he had a fumbling problem for a few practices straight so our coach gave him a ball to hold onto all through practice and if anyone brought the coach the ball then that player got out of conditioning the next three days and the rbs had to do double conditioning. There were almost fist fights over that ball but nobody ever took it from him and it basically fixed the problem.
my kid played against him a couple of times..
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:20 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I wish people would stop throwing out high-school 40 times as if they were in any way, shape, or form, accurate.

Guys who run an NFL timed sub-4.4 forty are extremely rare, and unfortunately I doubt Rajion Neal is one of them. I would love to be wrong.
The question was asked, an answer was provided with the information available. If you have different information, it would be welcome; if you just feel like whining and moaning, I will disregard your posts accordingly.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Maybe Neal is working out wit the OL to become their favorite little buddy, so they will do everything in their power to help their 'lil buddy out come gameday.
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Sunday is a big day for the 2012 NFL Combine since it's when the offensive skill positions work out. The 40-yard dash is one measurable in particular that can mean boom or bust for an NFL hopeful.

The running backs posted official 40 times on Sunday, which are all listed below.

No one broke the 4.40 barrier, but Miami's Lamar Miller came closest, hitting that mark on the head with a running back-best 4.40, LaMichael James also helped himself with a 4.45 time -- tied for second-best among running backs.
As I said before, it's highly unlikely Neal runs a sub-4.4 forty.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #37 (permalink)
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If you've got an offensive line it really doesn't matter how great the RB is.
Agree. I'd rather have a great line and an average back than the opposite.
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Maybe Neal is working out wit the OL to become their favorite little buddy, so they will do everything in their power to help their 'lil buddy out come gameday.
If so, he's being smart. I think it was O.J. Simpson who started the idea of insisting his OL be at interviews and awards with him. It was a show of appreciation to the fact without them the Juice wasn't going to be turned on. Then there was some guy who cut up an award and gave each of his OL a piece for the same reason. When your OL knows you appreciate them and aren't shy about saying or showing it, they work harder for you. Your success is their success. Now all Neal has to do is hold onto the ball to make it all count for something.

What I really like is his attitude of hitting the weights with the OL. It shows he is focused on being a better RB. I honestly believe we're going to see a Raijon Neal never seen before. I said in another thread a while back, I say again we will a Big Red (Secretariat) season out of Neal.

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my kid played against him a couple of times..
good guy and a heck of a runner, i wish he would have stayed in the clinton system instead of moving to coalfield. little undersized but could still knock you on your butt. played well at lb too if i remember correctly.
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He's got to quit shying away from contact. If he doesn't, he's a gadget guy
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good guy and a heck of a runner, i wish he would have stayed in the clinton system instead of moving to coalfield. little undersized but could still knock you on your butt. played well at lb too if i remember correctly.
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It doesn't matter as long as Neal shows he can't hold onto the football. It is all about trust.
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Agree. I'd rather have a great line and an average back than the opposite.
I understand the sentiment here but don't want to get carried away. A great line and an average back will be productive but a great back with only a "good" line will roll up big numbers. The best line can open a hole and get some yards, sure, but then what? Who's making people miss down the field? Who's got the speed to take it the distance after they manage to get into the open?

Lines, from a RB perspective, are facilitators. They create opportunites for RB's. A great line will provide more and better opportunites to be sure but what is made of those opportunities is on the RB.
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In shorts, 4.3 range.
In pads, I'd guess at 4.4-4.45. He has breakaway speed.I

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