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Tavon Austin IS NOT a First Round Player

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Playmaker, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    I don't know if you've seen it, but I've seen Pead do that a number of times at Cincy.
    Dude can plant and cut on a dime.
     
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  2. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Pead is nasty in space. I really believe he can break out. He just needs to have the right mind-set while running...and that mind-set is get downhill. That's why DR outplayed him in the preseason. Pead seemed to get that during the season. I really felt that he deserved more touches after the NE game...but they never came.
     
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  3. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Agree. I don't know how much his late start to the OTAs factored into his reduced playing time, but I figure it was the problem early on. And the way Richardson broke out, it would have made little sense to take him out in favor of Pead's draft position. This is really a good "problem" to have.

    I'd like to see more of this out of Pead this year (for example).

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITp9xMHcu0[/youtube]
     
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  4. Playmaker New Member

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    Isaiah Pead is the next LeSean McCoy. He was quite possibly my most favorite pick of the Rams in 2012. I had him rated as my third best RB behind Richardson and the Muscle Hamster (Doug Martin).
     
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  5. Dog Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Not sure i buy the story that Pead was late getting into last year and thus his playing time might have decreased because he had'nt gotten enough pre season reps. Sure, he graduated later than others like OJ Otagwe did a few years back, and missed some time, but he was involved right off the bat.

    If my memory serves me correctly, it was actually Pead that spelled Jackson in the first couple games. After it was clear that Pead had a tendency to wonder around the LOS with no particular destination in mind, Richardson began to get playing time. D-Rich then pops off a couple nice gainers, and poof! ....Pead dissapeared.

    At least that what i think i saw.
     
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  6. fastcat Well-Known Member

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    Thats exactly what happen but it was i believe the 2nd or 3rd preseason game when Pead lost his spot. They gave him the opportunity to carry the ball, and to become the backup, but it looked as if he was indecisive and tried TOO hard to make a play. Marshall Faulk said he looked like a "deer in the headlights" in preseason. But he looked pretty good when he got a 2nd opportunity at the end of the season.
     
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  7. duckhunter Well-Known Member

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    Where'd he go, Doc? huc, huc. Where'd he go?

    I've never felt so awkward in my life as trying to catch pigs. Chickens are even worse.

    Something not mentioned. These guys are so exciting. They put butts in the seats.
     
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  8. duckhunter Well-Known Member

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    Muscle Hamster. Excellent. A dichotonomy in your analogy.

    As football fans, we see it with our eyes and it brings joy to our hearts.
     
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  9. nighttrain Well-Known Member

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    ever tried to catch a chicken in a barnyard? :sly:

    Austin one one of the quickest fast, really fast receives i've ever seen,..From i've seen he's almost uncoverable Love at 22, but i think if he's there at 16 we''ll take him..Pettis is not DA, and not gonna be..Austin is what SB needs on short quick passes, but he can stretch the field as good as Givens
    train
     
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  10. duckhunter Well-Known Member

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    Chickens were my specialty. Granny then would chop their head off and pluck em for Sunday dinner.

    It will be interesting and quite a few choices for WR.
     
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  11. BonifayRam Well-Known Member

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    For any of the very old Ram fans here take a look at that running style and tell me who ran very close to the same way?

    That run by Pead had a seriously very familiar look to it not seen 35 yrs.......he wore #30?? for the old guys this tube will give you one hell of a rush of great memories...watch this then re watch the Pead run..then tell me I am going senile ...

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4UGSyGZDyU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4UGSyGZDyU</a>

    Lawrence Mc Cutcheon 6-1 205 Ok ROD'ers give the bad news am I going blind too?
     
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  12. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Loved me some Lawrence McCutcheon back in the day. Not sure about the comparison but I'd be just fine if Pead played at that level.
     
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  13. duckhunter Well-Known Member

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    You're senile, old fellow. It takes one to know one.
    McCutcheon was special. On any given play, the whole defense would get multiple shots at tackling him. He was fun to watch. It looked like, the Dgameplan was herd him to the sideline and don't break picket line security.
    Any local news on the Menelik' front.
     
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  14. ramsince62 Well-Known Member

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    It was my privilege to witness "Lawrence of Los Angeles" (as he was affectionately called by Dick Enberg) play in every home game while in LA. He's one of my all time favorites and for 5 glorious years (73-77), he was a force to be reckoned with. Not especially flashy, but devastatingly efficient............especially on 3rd down.
     
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  15. jap Well-Known Member

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    I remember Lawrence competing at the NFL Superstars Competition in Hawaii. In the 100-yard dash running against OJ Simpson and others, Lawrence exploded out of block like he was shot out of a canon. Of course, OJ had the long speed and was able to easily track him down and win it all. However, the early burst by Lawrence gave me one of my most vivid examples of what coaches call "explosion."
     
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  16. BonifayRam Well-Known Member

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    Ok but I am not alone that helps I think my wife keeps me around for her own entertainment its a laughing matter for her...

    I recall watching the Rams break out the Jim Bertelsen & Lawrence McCutcheon in 1973 Jim was the HB & Lawrence was the FB. They change positions in 1974. They were both drafted in 1972 in the 2nd & 3rd rounds. Both were light about 200 pounds.

    Menelik Watson ? No he is showing up much more in the first round as time gets closer to the draft in 13 days. I still maintain that there is a lot of latent talent not known to many on this young man. What I like about him is he is made to order for Paul Boudreau special abilities. Menelik with PB instruction & guidance could be a major surprise somewhat like Saffold was. Menelik can immediately be a swing OT for the Rams. He has played both OLT & ORT but manned the ORT post for FSU. I see the Rams want to take a long look @ Oday Aboushi ?? he is a strict OLT player does not have a ORT bone in his body IMO?? They also want to look @ Terron Armstead I like him more than Aboushi still more OLT than ORT guy. A OT I like better is Dallas Thomas he is far more right side than left. Menelik & Dallas are my favorite two prospects @ OT for the Ram in my senile one brain cell. If either are there @ #46 better make the play! :bahumbug:
     
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  17. duckhunter Well-Known Member

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    We're never alone my friend. I'm the clown for the last batch of grandkids and that's OK.

    McCutcheon was a gambler early and could dance. He became more down hill in his 2nd year on. It was somewhat a different game with the run so dominant back then.

    Thanks for the tackle update. You're one of the few who is looking at tackle still high so at least I won't be shocked if they go that route. I followed the big 5 through the season and a few others but none of these guys were on my screen. I've read a ton on them though.

    I'm really trying to keep an open mind this year because El Jeffe could go a lot of ways.
     
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  18. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Was there too.... them were the days.
     
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  19. Username Has a Well-Known Member

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    And if that's only how you view him, and the other teams are viewing him then no, he's not a first rounder. He's obviously has the potential to be much much more than that as well as be gold from the slot. I'm not going to argue with your thought process though. I actually think a lot of teams will be in the same realm of thinking. I actually don't think Snead is the type of GM to take a player like Austin unless he had an OC that would pound the table for him. I just don't know if there's much use for him in the Rams current scheme. No one knows though, but it is fun to talk about. They're drawing up plays for Cook right now, but I think a player like that fits into Schottys scheme a little easier.

    Austin is a very smart player who knows how to get open, and his route running ability is underrated regardless imo. So we'll see. Idk. I think Patterson is more of a "Snead player," but over all of it he likes speed and playmakers. Austin falls into that class as well, and as of right now, he's A LOT more rounded of a player than Patterson.
     
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  20. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Who you calling senile you old fart? :7up:

    I always thought of our RBs back then as real lunch pail types. (For all you young punks - that's a metal box working guys used to use to carry their lunch in. :lmao: ) Cullen Bryant smashing into people, while McCutcheon and Bertelsen shot through the holes left in the carnage. And if you needed a yard just hand it to Bryant. Good as gold.
     
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