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Good Game Barber

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Doomsday101, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Very good game for Barber 15 carries for 85 yards and a couple of catches for 32 yards. He provided a decent running game that really helped this offense.
  2. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    Liking Barber more and more, anyone think he could become the main guy with Jones being the change of pace back ?
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would not be suprised if that were to happen for the remainder of this season. Listening to the call in show afterwards Pearson said Jones was still not 100%. Barber shows good vision, good speed and continues to keep his legs moving after contact.
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I think what we are seeing here is not that Barber is a better back than JJ. I think JJ is the superior back hands down. But that Barber is a better fit for playing behind an o-line that doesn't get great push. He's more likely than JJ to break tackles so he can has a better chance when our O-line misses.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    You could be right about that but if what Pearson said is true and JJ is not 100% and not getting yards after contact then Barber needs to be starting and getting the majority of carries. Barber is showing himself as a very good runner, he picks up the blocks and can catch the ball out of the back field.
  6. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    Next year when the OL is fixed other teams will learn to hate Barber. He is the kind of player that makes a play and sticks the knife in another team. He will never put of great numbers but he will really help the offense.
  7. alancdc

    alancdc Active Member

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    I loved him at MINN in college, and love him now. Loved the pick, and where we got him. Have all year. He runs so hard, and just has the ability to find holes as few as they are. I would never replace him in short yardage situations with JJ.
  8. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    And you're just starting to think this?

    welcome to the Club....
  9. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    i like barber im just afraid he might catch a case of fumbilitus.
  10. Portland Fanatic

    Portland Fanatic Active Member

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    A few weeks ago I'd have said NO WAY, but each and every game he's getting better and better...he's looking impressive. I like his size....runs HARD, and appears to have pretty good vision. Right now I like the rotation, but the way he's running he may get more snaps then JJ on a regular basis. What a nice problem to have!
  11. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    the thing that impressed me the most with barber is how he just has a good feel for the game, right off the bat he was making great blocks picking up the blitz, and not just slowing guys down, he was hitting them and standing them up !!!

    Plus he looks so natural catching the ball, he seems fluid out there. Some backs and TE's look clumsy adjusting to passes, like their own feet get in the way....Barber just looks good catching and running after the catch.
  12. MiStar

    MiStar New Member

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    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Barber is clearly the best back we have in all phases of the game. Who cares if Julius is faster. If the position was all about speed, Newman would be getting all the carries.

    I don't think I've seen anyone in the NFL pick up the blitz better than Barber, and there only a couple that I've seen break more tackles.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I just wish they would call JJ's number on some draws- all the draws in this game came with Barber. Considering how much damage JJ did last year on draws, to not call a draw for him is just plain stupid.
  14. hogwild

    hogwild Member

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    everybody is entitled to there opinion
    but i wonder if you even gave this any thought at all
  15. Rude

    Rude New Member

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    And to think people wanted him cut during the pre-season ;)
  16. Portland Fanatic

    Portland Fanatic Active Member

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    I do remember that....crazy talk!
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Well he did not look that good- and there was that bit about the blister- some were calling him Rogers 2. Just goes to show that what happens in camp sometimes really does not match the season. remember 2 years ago when Colston Weatherington was tearing it up at DE? Once the season came he did nothing and was soon gone.
  18. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    yes, that is my prediction.
  19. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    When will you people ever learn to stop saying stuff like this. JJ is not hands down better than Barber, no way no how.
    He shows some good stuff at the end of the season, and you guys think he is all world, well he is not. Why do you think BP wanted to bring in another back to split time with him. JJ is more of a change of pace back, Barber is the type of back that you can give him a heavy dose every game and he gets stronger as the game goes along.

    If anyone is better it is Barber.
  20. Novacek84

    Novacek84 Well-Known Member

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    I'll still give JJ the benefit of the doubt that it is the ankle sprain that has robbed him of his explosiveness, but right now it's all hands on deck for the playoff push and if Barber is the better player he has to play the majority of the snaps.

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