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Feeling Down on Julius Jones lately... Here's the something for you

Discussion in 'Artwork Zone' started by Charles, May 8, 2006.

  1. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    If our TE's learn to seal the backside of the play, JJ would be even more explosive. Witten is not a good blocker, and a lot of times does not engage his man long enough. I am hoping our run blocking improves dramatically this year...
  2. BlueWave

    BlueWave New Member

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    I hope jones bounces back to have a great season. Although I am a Domer on the Ranch, I can't help but love the way Barber runs as well. He is much better at short yardage.
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    short yardage is a limited gig. And after watching that JJ video, its hard to claim that he is not good at short ydg as well.
  4. RiggoForever

    RiggoForever Benched

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    Didn't he rush for over 190 yards against the Panthers?

    The Panthers defensive line certainly doesn't look very formidable in this video.
  5. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing

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    Agreed. Anyone watching this kid play last year when he was healthy could easily see that he is a special back. I think it is equally clear that he'll never stand up to the pounding of 35 carries per game. Thankfully, we have Marion Barber backing him up. 20 carries per game for Julius is the right number, 15 for Barber and maybe 3-5 for Tyson Thompson.
  6. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    The season can't start soon enough..... I can't wait to see this kid run again.
  7. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    Same thing... every year.
    You know, I've learned this statement isn't necessarily a good thing... when you have a RB who's best weapon is his speed.
  8. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    I have the exact same thoughts, considering how Tiki used to be injured often early in his career and wasn't considered a full time back, till last 3-4 years now.
  9. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    And like Tiki, Julius has the same ability to attack and threaten the LOS on his first two steps. Some of those runs were simply beautiful. With improved blocking he could have a truly special year, imo.
  10. zalik22

    zalik22 New Member

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    Personally, I am not too high on Jones. He always seems to be hurt, he only runs if he has a whole, and a lot of times he rather try to break a long run vs. getting the guaranteed 4-5 yards. I think Barber should be starting because he's more consistent. Jones only had one 100 yard game last year, which is way below anybody's expectations. Barber is a more determined runner and a better blocker. He also has better hands. Ever since Jones had a strong finish at the end of his rookie year, his head has gotten a little bit bigger.
  11. DezBRomo9

    DezBRomo9 Not enough blitzing.. Zone Supporter

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    Watching Flo in that video showed why he was such a pivotal point of our offense. Flo would either seal his guy off on the backside or dominate him at the point of attack, he isnt as bad as some may say.
  12. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I agree with you, but I think it's been drilled into his head by Parcells and the other coaches to "trust your blockers and run the play as it was designed".

    Have you noticed how many of our top draft choices (Roy Williams is another example) have come in and had a fantastic 1st year doing what they do best and then once they are harnessed into the "system" they are not as effective.
  13. NextGenBoys

    NextGenBoys Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, if anything he needs to lose the bulk. He is more of a shifty runner who needs his quickness and agile feet more than he needs an extra 10 pounds. Also if you notice, most of those highlights came from 04. IMO Parcells overcoached Jones in 05 on constantly preaching "No negative yards" and that got in Jones head, and he would never take a chance and just run into a wall. If we can get him to work on his speed and quickness and just let him play the game, (as well as a little improvement to the Oline) I think he will be our back for years to come.
  14. stealth

    stealth Benched

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    jujo is the most over rated guy on our team.

    he has one friggin move he almost alway runs left and he will do that stupid stutter move three times in one run.

    If he added a spin or somethign to his skill set maybe I could feel better but the guy still runs like he is in college and that just won't fly in the nfl.

    I was so happy at the trade rumors too bad it never happened.

    one thing I foudn wierd or funny is that underarmor commercial during the draft where it was all rookies(i think) and then julius. the click clack commercial. anyone else notice that?
  15. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    JJ will be the real deal for us when it is all said and done.
  16. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    Sorry but really not true at all. If thats your personal opinion then, I guess thats fine. But no way that is a fact or true statement regarding Julius in his second year.

    Now part about being hurt, well that he has to prove you and other doubters wrong. Including me somewhat. But having seen few other Runners overcome their initial injury woes, I have hopes for Julius. Since first two years, heck three years Clinton Portis had injury issues. I think it was first time in four years that Portis played a complete season, last year?
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Love to know why so many want to claim Barber is better yet he has never come close to doing what JJ has already done. Has Barber comewithin 2 yds of 200? Has he carried the ball 30+ times in 3 consecutive games to tie an NFL record held by Earl Campbell? If he was such a threat, woudn't other teams be trying to get him instead of JJ? Just makes me laugh.
  18. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Julius Jones barring injury (big sigh) is the least of my worries, we all know the kid can be special. I think the offensive line will be much improved and I wouldn't be shocked if Gerode beats out Johnson for the starting center spot, he's nasty and a lot stronger.
  19. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Agreed!!!!!
  20. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    Julius still has lot to prove...

    There have been many football players come and go because they could never stay heathy

    Does he have talent?....sure....he looks like he could be a very effective runner.

    Does he have talent to be special?......too early to tell seeing how we really haven't seen much of him. IMHO...I dont think he has that "special" trait.

    But that doesn't mean he can't be effective and rush over 1000 yrds.

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