Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PonyExpress, Aug 2, 2008.
Can this really be happening?
Wow. We drafted a guy that can stop Maroney at the goal line.
Okay, that puts him in the top 90% of all defensive players...
A bit harsh, but in the link it lists 3 other times they ran the drill in which the offense punched it in, including a Morris run. I like Maroney. I keep waiting for the next big thing from him, and the end of last season was a very nice surprise. But I mean... I don't see the name Maroney and think "unstoppable goal line force."
Is what really happening? A first round draft choice making a nice play in training camp.
We've heard for years how it takes forever to understand the BB system at LB, how a rookie has little chance of making an impact specifically because of that transition. Here you have a kid who's never played the 3-4, a rookie surrounded by SB vets, with a ton of pressure to make an impact... And he seems to be doing it every practice.
Obviously, the games are what matter. Still, Perillo has a critical eye and does not give out compliments freely.
Things seem to be going better than I could have hoped for, knock on wood (I am literally doing that).
Yeah, I think I'll choose to be excited as well. Sure beats waiting for the next installment of the Favre saga.
The OP was a bit dramatic with the comment, but the fact remains that Mayo has thus far impressed in camp. And that ain't nothing but a good thing.
Ya, im thinking the same thing, thats cory dillion territory if you know what i mean
im hoping hes gonna be a supreme back but what ive seen thus far, well lets just say the jury's still out on that
if he can drop the whole jinking thing and put his head down and bull through, well lets just wait and see i suppose
Well, they trusted Maroney enough to use him on the goal line on the only 2-point try of the season. . . .
Yep, it's funny how quickly we forget all the cries of "don't you know by now, BB does NOT draft LBs on the first day!" All Mayo has done so far is 100% of what he possibly could do so far: look exciting, effective and ahead of schedule in TC. I'll take it.
Apropos of nothing, reports from Jets camp say that Gholston is looking a little lost trying to play in space....
Hey point taken, just saying let's realize we're choosing to be excited. Hope sells clicks and papers in training camp. So the way you write it isn't "annnnd Maroney couldn't cross the stripe," or "so-and-so couldn't defend a Cassel pass," you have to write about the offense doing something good and the defensive prospect levelling this veteran starter.
Still I have heard nothing but good things about Mayo, and YES I would love to see Mayo being a right-out-of-the-box force.
So yeah okay, rah rah, I'm in LOL
To me something even better than the great play on Maroney was the fact he was taking snaps with the 1st unit. I hope Seau comes back because I have to say the depth at LB is lacking.
Mayo is going to be a beast ... hopefully he doesn't IR any of the starters.
i heard his 3 point stance is more than intimidating.
Didn't Freddie Roach have the play of camp making a similar goal line stop once?
Thanks a lot Debbie Downer.
I thought Mayo's play of camp was assisting Hanson in finding the ground whilst leaving a grease stain in his drawers??
Great observation. I need to see Mayo play before I can pencil himin for the HOF.
Last season left a bad taste and I think we should allow ourselves to get excited in Training Camp. It doesn't mean we're bumpkins, just fans. I like to shed my cynicism once in a while and wear Patriot face paint.
Don't watch much football?
Maroney is a very good goalline runner. You're being ridiculous.
Stopping Maroney at the line, in training camp is fine, I guess. However, that's not all Mayo's been doing, so it only adds to the confidence Belichick already has in him.
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