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I remember when I posted that Oregon vs USC game where Barner had like 350 yards and 5 tds and people told me it was just the system and he looked slow. lol

 

And like rayzor said, Barner is gonna be a chess piece. I don't think he can pass block very well yet.

 

How anyone could look at him play and think he's slow is beyond me, Wasn't he clocked with 4.3's speed in the 40!?

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I remember when I posted that Oregon vs USC game where Barner had like 350 yards and 5 tds and people told me it was just the system and he looked slow. lol

 

And like rayzor said, Barner is gonna be a chess piece. I don't think he can pass block very well yet.

I'm probably in the minority here, but i don't even think he needs to be much of a blocker. i mean it would be nice to have more help there, esp. considering how ugly the big uglies are so far, but i think that he's gonna be someone that defenses always have to account for everytime he's on the field. there's gonna have to be a spy put on him him anytime he's on the field because there are so many ways he could be used and because of the damage he'd be able to do so quickly after touching the ball. his presence on the field will help cam out because it forces attention away from him. basically it takes a potential pass rusher out of the equation.

 

of course all of that depends on his usage and his ability to not suck when he's on the field. I'm just seeing a lot of outside of the box potential with this guy.

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As quirky as LS is....you need a guy on your roster who can step in if JJ got hurt in a game. Chase is old school....he likely could be that guy and practices for a reason. I'm sure we had someone besides JJ last year as well that gets a couple reps in at some point....even if not in a live drill.

 

Yea, if I recall correctly last year it was Barnidge..or one of the TEs.  Every year they have someone else practicing long snapping for an emergency scenario.

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Rayzor is absolutely right. Barner isn't going to be a stay at home blocker. He's going to come in to do something dynamic. Whether it be a hand off play, a screen pass, or line up wide as a receiver, he's going to be there for the big play. With what I seen today, it's possible we've found the makings of the next Sproles.

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Im telling you fellas, If both 11 and 12 show up together finally, Barner is the final treat Shula and Cam need from the candy store.

 

still need meat on the line though.

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I remember when I posted that Oregon vs USC game where Barner had like 350 yards and 5 tds and people told me it was just the system and he looked slow. lol

And like rayzor said, Barner is gonna be a chess piece. I don't think he can pass block very well yet.

So many posts saying meh...not impressed..lol

A lot of Huddlers are Like a bunch of porn desensitized married guys...no joy in beauty anymore...

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I'm probably in the minority here, but i don't even think he needs to be much of a blocker. i mean it would be nice to have more help there, esp. considering how ugly the big uglies are so far, but i think that he's gonna be someone that defenses always have to account for everytime he's on the field. there's gonna have to be a spy put on him him anytime he's on the field because there are so many ways he could be used and because of the damage he'd be able to do so quickly after touching the ball. his presence on the field will help cam out because it forces attention away from him. basically it takes a potential pass rusher out of the equation.

 

of course all of that depends on his usage and his ability to not suck when he's on the field. I'm just seeing a lot of outside of the box potential with this guy.

 

Cam gushing about a 6th round draft pick and mentioning him repeatedly in interviews probably bodes well that Shula and Cam are gonna utilize him. Can't wait to see if he's got it at the next level.

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So many posts saying meh...not impressed..lol

A lot of Huddlers are Like a bunch of porn desensitized married guys...no joy in beauty anymore...

 

I remember specifically saying "watch this play" where Barner gets stood up by the entire usc d-line and jukes and evades like 5 blockers and dives for a first down on 3rd and 2. people were just like, "he looks slow"

 

wtf

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I can honestly say, after watching Kenjon Barner live, I think he may be the fastest player on the team. I'd like to see him, and whoever else, race.

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I'm not sure it will be a matter of getting a lot of snaps. i think he'll end up with significantly less than williams, stewart, and even cam. i just think his skill set and the situations will be able to translate into big yardage plays and if it's anywhere near the red zone he could wind up easily breaking off into the end zone. his touches will likely be limited, but his yards per touch won't be.

btw, i think he'll translate just fine into the pros. i don't see him as being much as a blocker, but i also don't think you expect him to be. he's a big play weapon. that's all.

With a franchise QB like Cam....he still has to be good enough at blocking to trust on the field. If he can be that....by year end I think we could easily see the fan base start jumping on his bandwagon and off part of double trouble.

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I can honestly say, after watching Kenjon Barner live, I think he may be the fastest player on the team. I'd like to see him, and whoever else, race.

I think Ginn has everyone beat. He probably is second. Gettis might have more top end speed but I would wager Barner gets into top gear quicker

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I think Ginn has everyone beat. He probably is second. Gettis might have more top end speed but I would wager Barner gets into top gear quicker

 

I'm not even sure that Gettis has more top end speed. Barner is also a former track star, so gettis doesn't have the advantage of track running over him. Ginn is also fast, and smooth, but damn Barner is like lightning.

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