Re: Was this Blount's best game?
posted at 12/23/2013 6:32 PM EST
In response to RedSoxDOrtiz's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
excellent analysis of his running style BEFORE getting here. He was known to run like a small guy and hurdled players too much but after his very 1st fumble when he got hit in the air earlier, he hasnt tried to hurdle a defender once so his game HAS changed and he protects the ball because he has lost one job already so the hunger is there like with Dillon too who was left for dead... I like that even though he is slower to the hole, he can still accelerate out of trouble and find open lanes and doesnt get pushed back. He has become a big tone setter for our offense when I didnt know if he would make the team in august.
I will say this is similar to another player we got from Tampa. A.Talib was another highy talented, athletic player that did not play disciplined and never looked as good as he does now. He would rely on athleticism over technique and smarts and BB has transformed him into someone you can trust to execute a gameplan as he has been the catalyst to many of them. Gotta give credit to BB who offers a superior level of coaching compared to others. I recall Rodney saying how much BB taught him when he got here after thinking he had seen it all. Another great example of BB turning a great, although reckless player in Rodney into a fundamental problem on the field who was too smart for QBs to fool.
BB def. can get players to maximize their potential. Nink is another example..
The comparisons to Dillon are uncanny... as I pointed out in the other thread "blount is a beast who runs like dillon" :
6'!" , 241 or is he trimmed down...?
6'1" , 225 or was he carrying a couple extra in his latter years...
Both guys from NW schools (wshington and Oregon) both with issues off the field...
Why am I the only poster to say Blount is the next Dillon for this team and can carry them to New Jersey... with a retooled Offensive line (mankins at left tackle- who knew?) and the Defense PLaying into their own talent (collins and hightower-finally, harmon hitting people, Ryan) ... I'm starting to feel this.
Since I brought up the Dillon comparison and just said he could carry us through the post season, I'm sure that you are not the only poster to say so :-D
Trouts and footballexpert also saw similarities earlier in the thread as well from Blount to Dillon
the thread comparing Blount to dillon has DILLON in the title and was started last night at 8pm. NOt sure if you even read it but I can bump it for you ... Anyway ... I'm glad we agree. I just hope McD is on the same page going forward but the key is mixing the plays and riding the hot back (Blount) while keeping the other guys involved to a lesser degree...
It's really amazing how much all these backs could bring to the offense and in that spread empty formation they are all but ignored.