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Very small sample: But not impressed with Joseph Randle

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mmohican29, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    I know, I know... it's been two games really. But does anyone else think Randle runs with an awkwardness that makes himself an easily tackled RB?

    He is kind of spindly and has a bit of power when tackled high, but he just doesn't seem to have any fluidity to his cuts or the ability to lower his shoulder and push a pile.

    I will say this. He has very good hands. But I think if you want a receiving RB you have Dunbar for that role. I just think Randle is a marginal NFL talent, just a tinge better than Tanner because of his hands.

    If Murray doesn't get healthy, it's a wrap for the running game IMO.
  2. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Theres really know denying that he hasnt produced like we all had hoped. I really hoped to see more explosive plays from him.
    I am pleased that he hasnt fumbled or made any huge mistakes that you often see from backups.
  3. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    Nope, and we took him a couple of picks before the late round rb I wanted in Zac Stacy
  4. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    He's smaller than Eddie Lacy's girlfriend.
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  5. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    blocking hasnt been that good either
  6. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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  7. The Natural

    The Natural Benched

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    the only thing he does well is not turn the ball over. If this is supposed to be Murray's replacement we're in trouble
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  8. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    whatd you expect? his scouting report was horrible too.
  9. dart

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    Cheerio there TT

    but RB'S are supposedly a dime a dozen
  10. cnhnyy

    cnhnyy Member

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    No vision, small.....I am not impressed.
  11. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    we need to draft another one
  12. Ender

    Ender Well-Known Member

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    He's small, but not fast or elusive.
  13. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    While he is a "backup", I expect a bit more from a 5th round RB. So far I am not impressed at all. I cringe at the thought of him having to pickup an ear pinned blitzer in pass pro. He seems slight to me. Hopefully he puts on a few lbs and becomes a good all around back. I'm going to say we end up drafting another RB next year in the 3rd of 4th round. Jerry likes the sauce.
  14. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    I admit to not being smart enough to break everything down....but lets face it, Murray has had more than his share of unproductive games. When do we start questioning whether the problem might be something other than just the RB talent? Serious question, is this possible?
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  15. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    He's 6 ft 200 so he's not small. He gets positive yardage unless they blow the play up in the backfield. He makes people miss, hits the holes well, and falls forward. I think he's a decent back. He's not exciting. He'll get you 4 yds with a 3 yd hole. He'll do until someone else better comes along.
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  16. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    It's well documented that the problems mostly lied with the offensive line until this season. The line under new tutelage with FA additions and a stud draft pick has managed to become middle of the pack solid. There's no question in my mind that we still have some work to do there. However, it is much improved over the train wreck of a line we've had in recent years.
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    It's definitely got something to do with the OL and play calling to a small degree. It's not important to rip off big runs although of course you take them. He just needs to get you some yards, not fumble, block well and catch the ball which he does pretty well. He'll never be a special back just steady. And he'll likely get stronger and break more tackles. He'll never have a lot of missem' but he gets thru traffic pretty well, sets his blocks up, can get skinny thru the line. and has decent vision. He's way underrated with his pass catching IMO but we don't do a lot of that which at times is maddening.
  18. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    I need to see him get better at pass blocking stat. Without Romo on the field, we're toast. All it takes is one.
  19. dart

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    I thought RB'S were dime a dozen
  20. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Well Zac has shown to be not just a lil better, but alot better than Randle......so far.

    Heck some will say Keenan Allen has been better than TWill cause Allen has been a #1 WR on his team.

    Hindsight is always 20/20, I'm just happy we got some productive players and not busts.....all you can ask.

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