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Is Tre Mason fast?

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Legatron4, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. rhinobean Well-Known Member

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    Of course! On the field performance only!
     
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  2. den-the-coach Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about a Dickerson, but definitely a Charles White of 1987!
     
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  3. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, he is fine.
    Straight line speed (in shorts no less) is the most overrated stat in football. Vision, ability to change direction, understanding and using angles ect., way more important than 2 or 3 tenths of a second on a 40 time.
     
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  4. Legatron4 Active Member

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    McCoy ran a 4.5?? He seems WAY faster then that. But I understand the whole wearing shorts on a track thing.
     
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  5. Athos Well-Known Member

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    Even despite the huge holes, tell Mizzou he isn't fast.

    He doesn't "look" fast, but he just bursts by you. More quick than fast and in the NFL, quickness means more. If you get the first step through a hole, you aren't really going to get caught from behind all that often, and if you do, it'll be 15+ yards down the field.
     
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  6. LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    Fast enough to make plays with his other skills, it's going to be nice fellas watching Stacy and Tre kick the crap out of other teams.
     
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    I watched every carry for 2 games (70+ carries) and he hits the hole very hard, when there is no room....no dancing....strong legs, quick,not fast.Fast enough to hit corner and turn (which Zac doesn't do so much)
     
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  8. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    According to Wikipedia. He may have been carrying an injury at the time or something.
     
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  9. tbux Member

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    He was actually my favorite RB in the draft. I love how hard he runs- with real conviction ala Marshawn. I think he is going to be very good and eventually replace Stacy. Real talent.
     
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  10. LetsGoRams Member

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    He sure looked fast against Mizzou!
     
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  11. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    10 yard times and 20 yard shuttle of top 10 rushers last season:

    Jamaal Charles U - 4.22
    DeMarco Murray 1.52 - 4.18
    Adrian Peterson 1.53 - 4.4
    Matt Forte 1.49 - 4.23
    Ryan Mathews U - 4.33
    Marshawn Lynch U - 4.58
    LeSean McCoy 1.52 - 4.18
    Frank Gore U - 4.11
    Eddie Lacy 1.63 - U
    Alfred Morris U - 4.19

    Tre Mason 1.50 - 4.15

    So Mason ran the initial 10 yards of the 40 yard dash faster than 4 of 5, and ran the 20 yard shuttle faster than 8 of 9.
     
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  12. LACHAMP46 Well-Known Member

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    4.49 seems fast enough...and it's the difference in millions of $$$$ at most of the skilled positions, as it relates to the draft....LT's too
     
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  13. FRO Well-Known Member

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    I thought Tre was the best RB in the draft and had the remaining 2013 season went the way the first 4 games went, I would have wanted him in the second round. We didn't need him, but he was way too good to pass up in the third round. He will be a very good player in this league.
     
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  14. nighttrain Well-Known Member

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    when he gets by line of scrimmage he is seldom caught from behind, football fast
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    As so many have stated, he's plenty fast enough.

    But quickness, seeing holes, anticipation, and sharp cuts are his game, really.

    If our revamped OL is anywhere near as good as we anticipate, more (and bigger) holes will be there, and both Stacy and Mason should FEAST this year. Hell, Cunningham and Pead as well, if necessary.
     
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  16. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    The kid has vision and fast side to side moves. He's patient enough to let the hole develope but doesn't dance around and get trapped. He also has a second gear when he's open. He can take a hit and deliver one too.

    What I LOVE about his style is that he doesn't overuse his moves. He keeps the ball moving downfield. He gets every yard he can without risking getting caged in trying to be too fancy.

    If Saffold and Robinson deliver holes, he, Stacey, and Cunningham are going to be very fun to watch! I'm also willing to bet ROD $ that he becomes a KR star!

     
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  17. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Nice. Watched it all (again). Still looks like Rice to me, and that includes his hands. Just another weapon that works well in space. The fact that he can be a good receiving option out of the backfield is going to help him secure some quality playing time this year. Up to Schotty now. Yeah, I said it.
     
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  18. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    I love how conservative and multi-faceted his moves are. He jigs or jumps or speed changes just enough to get past his obstacle without sacrificing momentum. Very tight and intentional moves.
     
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  19. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Yep. Now ... will it translate? That's my *only* concern with him. Obviously everyone at this level is much faster, and not every RB can overcome that.
     
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  20. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Yep. So true.

    He definitely has a higher level skill set though. He seems to have a very good grasp of how to get a low center of gravity and set his feet and make his momentum work for him. I'm impressed by how he's in the middle of making a tackler miss and seems to be preparing for the next guy. A quick jig and a second later he's splitting two guys with a speed change. Good instincts.

    My biggest hope game one is that this translates to a good kick return game. Rams really need that without over-using TA.

    He wasn't on my radar before the draft and I thought it was a strange pick for the Rams but now I see why.
     
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