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Video: Jackie Battle may have "it"

Discussion in 'Artwork Zone' started by juck, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Battle definitely has a shorter leash than the draft picks, but I'm betting he does well enough to earn a spot on the PS this year (at least, that's what I hope). I sure would like to see another UDFA Cougar make the squad like Lockhart did way back when.....
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think Battle has a chance to make the 53 man squad but to do so he will have to show an impact on special teams. As the 3rd back I think that is what it comes down to. I agree there is a chance he could go to the PS if he can't make the 53.
  3. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    This is my viewpoint as well. Determinations cannot be made now about Battle or how he stacks up with Thompson or Barber - that can only be determined once they are in training camp and in game situations.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True and as I stated above I think for him to make the team as the 3rd back it will come down to special teams. The 3rd back in the lineup has to be able to do more than just sitting on the bench waiting his chance to be on offense, he has to show ability on special teams
  5. Stautner

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    That's exactly why I think it will be tough for him. Thompson has shown to be an above average kickoff return man, and the fact that he has shown it in the regular season over 2 years is an advantage even if Battle shows similar ability in the preseason.

    I suspect Battle may be better suited as a coverage guy on special teams than Thompson though, and that might be where he has to shine in order to make the team.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True and then there is Alonzo Coleman who will also be in the mix. So for these 3 guys it will come down in my opinion to who can do the most on special teams
  7. Stautner

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    I'm not very familiar with Colemen. Seems like I've read he is a little smaller and quicker ...... maybe a good combination of return ability and big play ability in the running game for us?
  8. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    With Miles Austin essentially doing just as good as Thompson as a return man, we might opt not to go with Thompson...

    Not saying Battle or Coleman are necessarily better options. But with Austin doing the job well, it might make Thompson more expendable.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Well it should be an interesting battle for the 3rd spot. I wish all these guys the best.
  10. Stautner

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    This is absolutely true.

    I still think Thompson has an advantage going in because we know he can return kicks, but that carries much less weight knowing he isn't the only, or in some minds, the best option.

    I also think Thompson has an advantage in that I think he has at least proven he can be adequate and do a reasonable job in the running game if necessary, but certainly if Battle or Coleman can convince the coaches they can go beyond that and possibly even has the potential to eventually become a more active participant in the running game, then Thompson, again, would be expendable.

    Bottom line is that I think it's Thompson's job to lose, but his hold on it is not unbreakable.
  11. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    your age is really starting to show.

    I never once did anything of the sort cryin, or boohooing. But continue blasting your stupidty, I'll go do something productive.
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I wondered why a guy with his measurables went undrafted. That's all I said.


    I've had enough training and lived long enough to understand if someone thinks your ideas are stupid then they're saying you're stupid. Even if only being stupid for the moment.

    I'll accept your apology and disregard the rest of your last comment since its pretty stupid. ;)
  13. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Geez man, calm down. No need to get all bent out of shape. Don't dish out what you can't take..... :lmao2:
  14. Stautner

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    Hey - feel free to speak for me anytime you want.

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