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A TT Question

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TwoDeep3, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    I was having a discussion about Thompson with some people yesterday, and one made this observation.

    "Thompson is very quick, but only in straight ahead speed. Have you ever seen him juke someone like Jones does? No, and you won't. He is a speedster with little east west ability."

    So, I have not noticed this at all. But then I can only recall plays where he has either beat a defender to the corner, or run through a hole for a gain. I do not recall him making a move on someone and leaving them grasping at air.

    Have any of you?

    Especially those who have recorded the game and can go back and review his plays.

    I appreciate any comments on this issue.

    Thanks.
  2. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    He turns while he runs but nothing drastic like little 'ol JJ.

    He'll develop as time goes on. Remember Speed is not tought. Besides he's fast enough to get 4-6 yards before he even has to juke anyone.
  3. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    He gets to the outside and turns the corner pretty fast. He needs to stop fumbling though.
  4. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    Rewatching that kickoff return on tape, I promise you that Donte Hall would have juked that kicker and scored a TD. The lane to the sideline was WIDE OPEN, but he ran back to the middle and straight into the kicker.

    Now, I am not saying that I don't like TT. I think he provide something few does...SPEED. Alot of people underestimate the speed and take wrong angles. TT is feast or femine. Either very few yds or long runs.

    People make a big deal about his performance against the Giggles. Remember that he was 20-75 and JJ was 16-72. JJ ran better.
  5. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    I would tend to agree. For the most part, I've seen little "make-you-miss". However, there was one play against the Eagles where he made a sharp cut and looked smooth doing it. He looked good doing that, but I didn't see it again.
  6. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    U guys must not visit here often.

    Not to sound rude but this is no revelation.
    We have discussed this issue here many times since seeing TT in his first preseason game.
    It became more evident during his kickoffs. He doesn't have any moves whatsoever but if you can get him a straight line hole, he'll be passed the defenders and in the endzone before you can say "Eddie George".
  7. TheEnigma

    TheEnigma Anomaly

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    I think the reason this happens is because he runs with a higher center of gravity than JJ. Watching him run I get the feeling that if he were to be a feature back, he wouldn't have the durability that some of the starters out there have.
  8. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    If there's a hole, he'll hit it. I didnt see him lose yardage. He gets consistant 3-4 yard carries, and has the speed to break it big. when I saw him in the open field, he was usually brought down in the 1 on 1 situations. If shakes the tackler, he'll make some big plays. Compared to Jones, alot of people are going to look immobile
  9. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    Not with that speed he doesnt.

    He's a good BAck to come in and give the starter some rest.

    But hey you never know the kid has some talent.
  10. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    what I don't understand is why we didn't use the rb we picked up from the bears while jj was resting instead of our return guy. furthermore i'd like to see polite get the ball more also...
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I'd have to say the observation is mostly right TD. Think about his opening kickoff return. Ran right into the tackle. Almost no effort to move to either side. That's just one example.

    Several times in the Philly game I thought that if Julius had run the ball someone would have been juked. Not so with Tyson.

    His strength lies in getting to the hole so fast that he is through it before the D can react.

    Unless he's keeping it bottled up, I don't see much wiggle.
  12. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your observation, heck.......I juked that guy in my living room watching the game and scored down the sideline!
  13. followthestar

    followthestar Active Member

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    its pretty much agreed and understood that speed is his weapon. i don't think you'll see a lot of negative yardage runs from TT (something Bill would appreciate) because he won't be trying to juke someone and get knocked back - he'll be into the hole as soon as he sees it. two good runners we have (maybe 3) who provide a great 1-2 punch with different styles. and as he gets more experience he will gain more patience and start making moves on defenders - that CAN be taught... he should only keep improving as his playing time increases.

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