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  • #16
    Originally posted by lostxn View Post
    Well teams keep gouging us with scat backs so we try to emulate. Personally, I want us to have a fast little scat back. From what I've seen of Zeke running routes (which is rare - usually he stays in and blocks) I'm not super impressed. He's excellent at screens but running routes, meh...
    I would like to have a change of pace back, but I would like to see them both on the field at the same time. It would keep defenses guessing.
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    • #17
      I can see the advantage of having a WR who can line up as a RB, or a RB who can line up as a WR.

      But you can't fit a square peg into a round hole.

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      • #18
        Walker basically fellated Switzer in the actual article.

        I never got the Switzer/Joe Fan love story

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post
          Yep. The easiest way to miss on draft picks is to lock into one position no matter what.
          Shit we aren't even talking about locking into a starter. This is literally locking into a specialist position, which is even worse.

          Plus the way I look at the draft is that the early rounds you can maybe consider need a little more. I mean in the first round there are a bunch of talented players all with similar grades. But by the time you get to the fourth round and beyond it should almost be pure BPA. At that point just find me talented players and I'll find a spot on the roster for them. Hitting a fourth or fifth rounder is huge in the NFL draft, who cares what position it is at by that point. But to bypass that theory and just search for a receiving RB is about as dumb as it comes.

          Honestly I don't have high hopes for the Austin experiment but we will see.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ravidubey View Post
            Walker basically fellated Switzer in the actual article.

            I never got the Switzer/Joe Fan love story
            He’s just happy he got an exclusive interview. Patrick Walker is not a normal beat writer.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Genghis Khan View Post
              I can see the advantage of having a WR who can line up as a RB, or a RB who can line up as a WR.

              But you can't fit a square peg into a round hole.
              I wouldn’t be surprised if Linehan, with his spread background, really wants more of the “spread to run” RB/WR slot type, especially for the post-Witten era. Tried it with Switzer; Austin is tailor-made for the role.

              http://https://www.footballstudyhall.com/2018/3/2/17071196/a-new-kind-of-slot-receiver-in-the-spread-hybrids-mark-andrews-flex-te-urban-meyer-lincoln-riley

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              • #22
                Originally posted by GShock View Post
                I wouldn’t be surprised if Linehan, with his spread background, really wants more of the “spread to run” RB/WR slot type, especially for the post-Witten era. Tried it with Switzer; Austin is tailor-made for the role.

                http://https://www.footballstudyhall.com/2018/3/2/17071196/a-new-kind-of-slot-receiver-in-the-spread-hybrids-mark-andrews-flex-te-urban-meyer-lincoln-riley
                That would make sense except Garrett has tried to have it since he's been here, going all the way back to taking Felix over the HC's choice CJ
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by jsmith6919 View Post
                  That would make sense except Garrett has tried to have it since he's been here, going all the way back to taking Felix over the HC's choice CJ
                  It just seems to be this theoretical itch they can never scratch.

                  It is really weird.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by jsmith6919 View Post
                    That would make sense except Garrett has tried to have it since he's been here, going all the way back to taking Felix over the HC's choice CJ
                    Felix Jones and Mike Jenkins, what a fucking waste of a draft.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
                      Felix Jones and Mike Jenkins, what a fucking waste of a draft.
                      Desean Jackson, trade down for Matt Forte and Calais Campbell would have been nice.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
                        Felix Jones and Mike Jenkins, what a fucking waste of a draft.
                        Both of those guys played well their first year or two and then both turned to shit. It was weird.
                        I was on the draft LVE train. I was for trading for Amari before it happened.
                        'nuff said

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by lostxn View Post
                          Both of those guys played well their first year or two and then both turned to shit. It was weird.
                          Yeah Mike Jenkins could just never stay healthy. Felix was Felix. A part time college player who was best as a part time professional player. Just never should have been a first round pick.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by mschmidt64 View Post
                            I fucking hate the staff's obsession with this "web back" role and how they apparently ruined Switzer's one year audition with this crap. He could have been groomed into a Beasley replacement, or even more than Beasley.
                            What was that "web back" stuff about anyway? Web back? Sounds like another trendy new term that the coach uses to sound cool. Garrett loves those. ("Position Flex" )
                            2014=2009, 2015=2010?

                            The Garrett Song

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                            • #29
                              I'm completely making this up but I'd imagine "web back" is called that because you can line a guy up in the backfield as a RB and have him run a route in any direction, making it look like a spider web on a whiteboard if you drew the spot where the RB lines up and all the directions he could run a route in.

                              It's bullshit consultant talk, which is probably what Garrett is best at.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Simpleton View Post
                                I'm completely making this up but I'd imagine "web back" is called that because you can line a guy up in the backfield as a RB and have him run a route in any direction, making it look like a spider web on a whiteboard if you drew the spot where the RB lines up and all the directions he could run a route in.

                                It's bullshit consultant talk, which is probably what Garrett is best at.
                                I just wonder what the point is if teams don't respect the guy as a running back. If all you're doing is lining up a WR in the backfield it seems like it would be pretty easy for a defense to figure out.

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