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#85 Swaggasaurus

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Lol kkl

"Dont believe Adams 40 time! It doesn't count!"


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"look at CP's 40 time! He clearly isn't an athlete!"

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

I think if you would evaluate him for the talent that he is and take Adams out of the equation you would see he is a very special talent with the ability to be a game changer with his versatility.Very few players in the NFL share his ability not just Adams.I think he could easily account for 1500 yards per season.


I not talking about the talent. I'm talking about the position need. I don't see us being a heavy slot WR using team to make him the 14 pick. So for the stuff we do with a slot WR we already have candidates on the roster. If we are changing the offense and passing 65% to 70% of the time then I would have no problem with the Austin pick. But I don't see that type offense with Shula as OC. I see a more power run team with a vertical pass game and I don't see how you use Austin on run plays when he doesn't get the ball.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

The fact that one player fixed that problem doesn't mean Adams will. It's also very hard to develop an all-around game when you have to reinvent the way you perform fundamental tasks like holding onto the football.


There have been a lot of other players with same problem who's gotten past that. Let's not play stupid here. My point is if we were going by 1 year of judgment on a rookie then.
Steve Smith would still be just a special teamer.
CJ would have been cut.
Hardy would have been cut.
James Anderson would have never been a starter.
Point is it's way to early to make a final judgment.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

Lol kkl

"Dont believe Adams 40 time! It doesn't count!"


Preceded by

"look at CP's 40 time! He clearly isn't an athlete!"


1. A lot of players have been faster in pads then there 40' times showed. It's called "game speed".
Example Jerry Rice ran a 4.6 40'. Now how many players do you remember catching him during a game?

2. When did I say Patterson wasn't fast? Link please??



#89 BigSyke

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

^^You can't tell people that here....it's all about track speed here. lol

Do I like Goodwin? Yes, but I'm not trying to draft him in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd. lol

Ask Al Davis how that works out.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

^^You can't tell people that here....it's all about track speed here. lol

Do I like Goodwin? Yes, but I'm not trying to draft him in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd. lol

Ask Al Davis how that works out.


Yeah crazy thought there are players who are faster on the during a game. Then they are running a straight line 40'.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

show me a draft prospect in this year's draft that has faster on-field game speed than Austin...

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

show me a draft prospect in this year's draft that has faster on-field game speed than Austin...


Is speed all that matters? Like Deshawn Jackson found out sooner or later you have to take a big hit. Not saying Austin can't do that. But speed isn't every thing

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

I'm not the one saying that straight line speed is the only thing Austin has...

RBs take big hits all the time.

It's also hard to hit someone when your ankles are broke.

Only a couple of you are talking like Austin's biggest thing is his speed.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

LOL. And some people want to live in fantasy land and think Austin will never get hit by Safeties, while going over the middle. LOL

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

And I know he's not talking about me. I've said that maybe Tavon could be a yac monster, just not a deep threat.(just because he runs a 4.3 does not mean he automatically a deep threat lol)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

And I know he's not talking about me. I've said that maybe Tavon could be a yac monster, just not a deep threat.(just because he runs a 4.3 does not mean he automatically a deep threat lol)


But just because he didn't go deep often in college and wasn't called upon to stretch the field vertically does not mean he can't be a deep threat either. If he has the drive and toughness, which reports say he does, he can better himself and develop that part of his game while still being a deadly weapon underneath, out of the slot, and out of the backfield.