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Training Camp risers and fallers

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It's hard to say because contact is the bane of little backs. What he does is read option end arounds. Pitches, lot of motion and running into the flat. You will never see him just take a hand off and plow into the line. We have real RBs for that. He just has a few creative plays where he gives a different look. It's hard to sit here and say he is shifty. Sure he's been catching a ton of short passes and breaking them up field but the defensive backs have no interest in stopping him.

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WRs seem to always look better in training camp .Does anyone have a sense which ones will make it ? Does Green have any special team attributes? How will the Gettis injury play in to this?

Green broke a legit kick return up field but special teams units don't really go full speed.

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What is going on with Frank Alexander? If Hardy is sucking, I wanna know if he's stepping up.

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Tauren Poole has looked ok but it's hard to say if he makes the team. Right now you have Stew,D-Will, and Tolbert whom are locks. Then you have Brockel who is near a lock. That's 4 RB/FB in a single back offense. You could see them re-purpose Pilares as a scat-back as well. If someone goes down Poole has a great chance but right now I wouldn't go over 50/50.

The problem with Barnidge is he's having the most success in Greg Olsen's second team slot. The Panther's second tight end has to motion around and block often. Barnidge isn't a physical blocker. I'm seeing guys like Tolbet, Hartstock, and Brockel fill that 2nd TE position.

With the addition of Tolbert I suspect we'll see a little less single back sets and more HB/FB added in. I know Hartstock and Brockel are better blockers than Barnidge, but they also aren't nearly as skilled receivers.

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Frank Alexander has made a few nice plays. He's an effort guy like Jared Allen but the lines don't go full speed in camp.

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With the addition of Tolbert I suspect we'll see a little less single back sets and more HB/FB added in. I know Hartstock and Brockel are better blockers than Barnidge, but they also aren't nearly as skilled receivers.

Yea I recently heard someone say that Barnidge is not a very good blocker which I feel diminishes his value

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Seyi Ajirotutu and Jared Green are the ultimate risers so far. They looked great on the days that I went to camp.

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Yea I recently heard someone say that Barnidge is not a very good blocker which I feel diminishes his value

Shockey wasn't known as a great blocker himself, just decent. When running in the 2 TE sets you need both to be able to find the soft spots, because when one is covered the other is usually open. I wouldn't trust Hartstock or Brockel in that area. If they don't think Barny can handle the #2 spot, they'll need to find someone.

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I have not heard much about Adams other than he dropped a punt

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Also whoever said Poole will make the roster, I agree. His lateral agility is really impressive and his cutbacks are very similar to DeAngelo Williams.

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Also whoever said Poole will make the roster, I agree. His lateral agility is really impressive and his cutbacks are very similar to DeAngelo Williams.

I think he'll be a better RB than goodson was or Vaughn is.

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I think he'll be a better RB than goodson was or Vaughn is.

I agree, he will be an interesting guy to keep an eye on during the preseason.

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