Re: What do you hope to see tonight?
posted at 8/20/2012 4:17 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What do you hope to see tonight?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What do you hope to see tonight? : You think that much of Vareen to compare a segment of his game to Curtis Martin and Terrel Davis? Did you watch him a lot in college, because he's only carried the ball maybe 30 times here in NE and 20 of those carries were pre season play? I'm serious, did you see a lot of him in college, because it would be nice if he's the type of player that knows how to find the endzone.
Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]
...'Member the 2 guys I was high-on? Washington picked both of them up: Roy Helu and as a distance 2nd, Evan Royster. The only guy from that draf whomI believed and stated several times, had #1 RB capabilities was Ohio State's guy (what's his name)- Dallas took him- Explosive as f##k...but as I said at the time (or something really similiar), "...But I wouldn't touch him w/ a ten foot pole w/ the 2nd Rd selection you'd need to get a guy whom maybe has perhaps 1 or 2 body parts that haven't been surgically repaired due to injury"...after injury...after injury...after injury (WhatInTH is his name?!? A prominent "D" figures in I think...???).
Yea, Vareen- He was an afterthought for me... We had Woodhead, Faulk still, BJGE- Was very happy BB double-dipped that year, but my gaze was pretty fixed on the bigger RBs and/or guys whom I thought might be #1 RB 3-down material. Still unsure Vareen could hold up to that brand and amount of punishment game after game, play after play after play.
But he's good- Here, key in on these 2 things while watching Vareen tonight- just HOW low, and just how much he scrapes and scraps and inches forward barely off the ground in additional yardage as he's falling forward, And falling and clawing EXACTLY forward (in the most unbelievably precise and efficient=Exact B-line to where the endzone is for NE)- as he's being tackled and at the instants JUST prior to him falling down and a knee (or whatever body part) ultimately hitting the turf to initiate the play-ending Ref whistle.
No matter where on the field, Vareen's exacting mantra, "I am headed thataway", keeps turning gains that should be no yards or 1/2 yards into 2 yards, 2 yard gains into 3 or 4 yard gains, 3 or 4 yard gains into 5 or 6 yard gains. SO directional exacting and efficient in his running style in order to maximize and eek out just that 1, or 1 1/2, or just 1/2 yard extra, over and over...always. Remember Defenses that played martin up here in NE, saying things like, "HowInTH did Curtis Martin get a buck 20 on us today...I actually thought we STOPPED him pretty completely
?!?!" It was by Martin doing exactly what you see Vareen and TT. davis doing- Clawing forward, falling forward, and going by the RB mindset that I will- Just take what the D offers me, per play, on a play by play basis, lose no ground, and I will choose absolute directional efficiency over and above, greater endeavors to push the running play sideline-sideline, desperately trying for that 1 big yardage running breakaway.
It's a weapon that's gotta kill a Defender, bit by bit- The, "I thought we stopped him for a 1 yard gain...Sooo WhyInTh, or even HOWInTH, Is it 2nd and only 7 after our guys made what I thought w/ every fiber, was a REALLY GOOD Defensive stop by us on 1st down, right there?!?"