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  1. robertweathers

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    Blount will do nothing better than Sony. Maybe 3 years ago but not now
     
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    Not sure why we cut down Sony Michel so much on this board.
    We have an average to below average OL and a passing attack that scares no one.
    -Sony has driven his body into walls over and over and broken longer runs when possible.
    -Most importantly, he doesn’t fumble.
    He was a better pass catcher in college and that’s my only real criticism of him.
     
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    All true. I like Sony but.....

    Fears came out and said he isn't running downhill enough. I think the main reason is the blocking is inconsistent. I thought he had some ok runs on SNF

    I do think he just doesn't have a natural feel for the passing game. RBs either have it or they don't. He doesn't.
     
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    Why would we sign someone who has never done a particular job in his career to do that job, especially when it would cost someone else a roster spot at this point?
     
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    Well this thread got derailed quickly. The premise of this thread as the OP stated is Blount as a FB...not RB.
     
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    We already have Sony Maroney.
     
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    You cant just teach a big TB to become a FB you are either a FB and are used to banging your head into LBs at full speed or you arent. For all of Blounts career he was a TB very different mind set and skill set.
     
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    Blount has the size, is probably quicker then most FB’s, can catch and is a decent pass blocker.
     
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    Blount had more long Breakaway runs than Slowly I mean Sony.
     
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    A lot of people here are going to look like complete idiots when Michel has another big postseason with Wynn back in the lineup.

    Par for the course for this place.
     
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    So Sony needs the Red Sea to be parted much like it did last year with the Personnel package to look like a good player?? We need a RB who can make due with what we currently have not named Sony. After that missed easy pitch: catch and drop Sunday Night Brady wanted no part of him that was his last snap of the night. I hope Sony uses the Bye-week to iron out his deficiencies his year two numbers are not good for a former First Round RB.
     
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    Let's see we lost Gronk - Trent Brown - Andrews - Devlin and Dwayne Allen. So you are saying that Wynn who is only one person who have a injury history can make up for all those guys??:confused: OK will file that away for the records.:rolleyes:
     
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    That's a stupid preference tbh
     
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    So Barry Sanders
     
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    We can only hope.
     
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    Or Nick Chubb.
     
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    Signing Blount to play FB would be way dumber than signing him to play RB. It took half his career for him to learn how to use his size as a runner, so why do we think he would automatically be a road grader?
     
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    Elandon Roberts says hi
     
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    There is a long history of using mobile front-7 defensive players as goal-line fullbacks in the NFL. Fullbacks look to initiate contact. Arguably their mindset and even skill set is closer to that of a defensive player than it is to a tailback.

    I am not sure why Roberts' tryout at FB was so brief. Maybe the indecisiveness he brings to the table on D carried over to indecisiveness in making blocks as a FB.
     
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