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Demarco Murray's running style

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CATCH17, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I've taken a lot of heat for bashing the Murray pick when he was selected.

    I said the main reason I missed on the pick was because he didnt run with the physicality at the College level that he does at the Pro Level.

    A lot of you disagreed with me and said he did. Well here is Garrett's thoughts on that very subject.



    > Garrett spoke a few days ago about the physicality and aggression of defenders like Sean Lee and J.J. Wilcox. Friday, he applied that to running back DeMarco Murray, who he said surprised him with his physicality. "DeMarco's a guy that, just to be honest with you, is a much more physical player than we probably thought," he said. "I think, if we're all honest with ourselves, he's a more physical runner than we thought him to be (when he was drafted
  2. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    He's definitely more physical as a pro, no doubt.
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    The Cowboys need this player and I hope this is the year he can stay healthy. Get that running game going.
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I said many times that I missed on this player because I just never saw him play like he does in college at the pro level.

    His entire game in college was hoping he could get the edge and break free.

    The guy went from being a speed back and re-invented himself as a power back.
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  5. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Active Member

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    I agree he's more physical than what I saw at OU as he torched my Longhorns for years. I just think he needs to be smart about it and not always look to punish defenders. We saw how it took its toll on The Barbarian.
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  6. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, his running is fun to watch but I worry that it will put unnecessary wear on him. The effectiveness of a NFL rb already is pretty much over around age 30 and with Murray's running style afraid it may be much sooner than that for him
  7. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    He still wants to hit that edge but it aint so easy in the NFL.
  8. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    You didn't watch enough of him in college. He wasn't AD level physical but he was a very physical back that got a ton of short yardage TDs. You don't become the all time leader in TDs at a place like Oklahoma and not be somewhat physical.
  9. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    At the time i though we drafted a slightly slower and less agile Felix clone
  10. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    They actually started subbing him out in short yardage situations as his career went on.

    And it's not like Oklahoma was facing much physical competition while he was there.

    The lines he ran behind up until his Senior year were men against boys.

    Demarco was not a very physical back and there were no signs he would evolve into the style of runner he is.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'm more confidant in our overall RB situation now than at any time since MBIII was a beast.
  12. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    I would like to see him get back to being a home run threat. He missed running lanes last year because he had his head down trying to run guys over. He won't last trying to be a punisher
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  13. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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    Would you all say that Randle is more physical than Murray was considered coming out of college? If so, then Murray should be able to give him some tricks and get him even more of a battering ram. Nice.
  14. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    No.
  15. Dodger

    Dodger Indomitable

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    I watched some of Murray's games when he was in college, and in my opinion, he didn't appear to be all that physical at OU because he didn't really have to be. At OU he simply ran past a lot of guys and used his speed to get to the edge whereas in the NFL, that isn't going to work quite as well...so in a sense, Murray has had to become more physical...or, maybe more accurately, he's had to put to use a physicality that he has always had but that we didn't get to see much in college.
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Great post, Dodger. That's exactly right.

    Problem is Murray might not have the durability to handle a more physical style.
  17. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    He wasn't exactly durable in College where he was less physical... not a good sign.
  18. Dodger

    Dodger Indomitable

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    Murray only missed 5 games in 4 full years at OU (two as a junior and three as a freshman). He even played most of his senior year with multiple nagging injuries. He was durable in college. The question is can he be durable in the NFL.
  19. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    The wording of your sentence says it all.
  20. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    You don't sub for a guy and have him be your all time TD leader. You might be right about that early in his career he was a bit less physical then and OU had a RB named Chris Brown that was pretty good in short yardage. But by 2008 or 2009 he was basically the every down back for OU. The only real issue for Murray his first 3 years at OU is that he missed the end of those seasons with injuries.

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