Running Backs Update

#52

WebbCobb

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No that's not it at all because the OL issues didn't start when Pruitt stepped on campus. I do believe OL has been an issue due to Lyle Jones and his poor OL recruiting or lack thereof. Now I will say that Will Friend was not the guy to lead those young OL guys to be great, but it didn't start with neither him nor Pruitt.
If you really want to trace it back, it’s the year that Dooley did not sign a single OL.
 
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Who said he was Henry? He played more like Traphis Stephens than Henry. Gray was faster and had more burst than T. Hen. Even in a discussion Gray was liked by Jamal, T. Steph, and T. Hen.
Being faster or having more burst does not put you in the category as T. Henry, because if that is the case a large number of guys could make this claim. Henry made people forget about Lewis and that was a tall task. He was good for 7 yards when he touched the ball even if it meant dragging defenders 5 yards.
 
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Being faster or having more burst does not put you in the category as T. Henry, because if that is the case a large number of guys could make this claim. Henry made people forget about Lewis and that was a tall task. He was good for 7 yards when he touched the ball even if it meant dragging defenders 5 yards.
TH was my favorite back for a while. I loved his toughness and he had a nasty stiff arm. Gray is was a good back but lost to many big runs due to arm tackles around his legs.
 
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Being faster or having more burst does not put you in the category as T. Henry, because if that is the case a large number of guys could make this claim. Henry made people forget about Lewis and that was a tall task. He was good for 7 yards when he touched the ball even if it meant dragging defenders 5 yards.
pit looks as if you didn’t read what I said and just started typing.
 
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Being faster or having more burst does not put you in the category as T. Henry, because if that is the case a large number of guys could make this claim. Henry made people forget about Lewis and that was a tall task. He was good for 7 yards when he touched the ball even if it meant dragging defenders 5 yards.
I don't know that he mad people forget about losing Lewis. The Cheese was awesome and an absolute punisher, but I don't think he was feared in the same way Jamaal was. He has a hammer. Jamaal was a 2000 yard back in the NFL that could run over, through, and past people. He had all the tools. Cheese plus Stephens made a tandem that together fit the pieces that the Lewis injury forced upon the offense, but it wasn't the same.
 

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