What does Julius bring to the table that Thompson doesn't?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Martice, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Martice

    Martice Member

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    I posted the below email to Dennis and Jen over at ESPN Radio 103. What do you guys say that J.J. brings that Thompson can't?

  2. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    For one, blitz pick up.

    Jones is good and Thompson is bad.

    I think JJ also is secure with the ball and is more patient with his running. JJ is also more elusive.

    Other than that, not a heck of a lot.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Julius brings more quickness. He has the ability to create something even if it is just one yard when there is no hole. He is a better blocker. I think he has more moves in the hole and in the open field.
  4. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    I'll bet Thompson will be more prone to running for a loss then Jones, he has speed, but does he have the vision, experience and power to fight for a tough one or two yards when the holes arent there, will he try to bounce outside too often and get dropped for a 3 yard loss?

    Hows his pass catching ? Id like to see him on a screen pass.

    Will Bledsoe get killed or hit and fumble cause he misses his blocking assignment ?

    Did you see that one article where Parcells told him they were going to bring the safety, be ready for it....Thompson said he saw the safety but then "didnt think he was going to come" so he left his assignment ?

    Will he hold onto the ball ?

    These are my questions, the giants will try to take advantage of his inexperience.
  5. HDC

    HDC New Member

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    Right, Ken. Blitz pick-up and ball security. Just those two little things.
  6. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Thompson seems to go down a lot easier than JJ, especailly for a guy that is 6'1", 220 (compared to 5'10", 210 lb. Julius). Also, Julius seems a little more instinctive and elusive as a runner than Thompson. But, teust me on this, this is not a knock on Thomspson. I still feel that JJ is one of the best young RB's in the game (no matter what hs stats say right now). But, Thompson ain't that far behind, which leaves the 'Boys with a pretty nice problem to have.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have no doubt that Bill will continue to work with Thompson on blitz pickups.
  8. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    JJ can juke his defender, althought I have not witnessed alot of it this year.........Thompson is just all speed and power.......I like him alot.
  9. CactusCowboy

    CactusCowboy Benched

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    JJ has been fine, much better numbers than Kevin Jones and Jackson.
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    IMO people are getting way ahead of themselves on Tyson Thompson... He has nice speed and hits the hole hard, but he doesn't have much in the way of elusiveness or moves. If he were any more than a change-up back, I don't know if the results would be very pretty.
  11. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    TT has lousy vision. Look how many times he runs towards the would be tackler intead of running away from them during the kickoffs.

    JJ runs better in smaller space, blocks better, quicker and more elusive.

    TT is more of the HR threat because of his speed.
  12. Martice

    Martice Member

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    Different running style. It's funny that you say that because when running between the tackles, you want a runner that has speed and power as opposed to the ability to juke defenders.

    It was not long ago that many were saying that we needed to run outside with J.J. more so that he could use his speed to turn it up field. However, it is Thompson's speed to get outside and his power to keep the momentum going foward. I've seen on many occasions seeing J.J. going down very easy.

    I don't know guys. I think the dark horse is going to be Thompson and it may play out that Thompson and J.J. become the Cowboys version of the Jets ex-tandem of Jordan and Curtis Martin.
  13. CalMor

    CalMor New Member

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    JJ can pick up the blitz and give you 2 yards when you need 1. I feel he protects the ball better than Thompson.
  14. Justis

    Justis New Member

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    I think Thompson is a very similar runner to Jones. But I believe that Jones is the better back. Half of this is sentamentality for Jones who was incredible last year, part of it is that Tyson's a rookie and hasn't quite had enough time to impress me, though he has done well against the Raiders and Eagles, and part of it is that in a game where Julius had 16 carries and Tyson had 20, Tyson only had 3 more yards.
  15. Nors

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    Lets see TT put together a50 and 200 yard type games for an extended period.

    I read the same sillines about Reshard Lee last year. Lets see this play out over time.
    JJ is our star RB.
  16. Martice

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    I'm not debating who is the better back overall. However, I don't have the same sense of urgency that I had last year when J.J. initially went out. I really feel with the personnel we have, the loss of J.J. will not be as hard on the team as it was yesterday. At least not in the short run.

    Long term is another thing though.
  17. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Julius has better vision, moves and ability to break tackles better than Tyson Thompson.

    Thompson thiough has has way better speed and has the ability to blow by defensive backs when he gets in the open.

    Julius right now is a more polished blocker than Thompson is.
  18. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    Why is this even being asked? Its not like TT did that good when he was against the eagles. He has ball security problems, crappy vision and he avg. less than 4 ypc when JJ was running 4.5 ypc. If it wasn't for JJ being injured, everyone would be saying JJ was back on track with that 150 yd performance against a tough eagle defense.
  19. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    JJ is more elusive in the open field

    JJ can make defenders miss(TT cant make a punter miss)

    JJ is a better blocker

    JJ knows the system better

    JJ is more patient

    JJ has better ball secruity

    JJ has better quickness

    JJ knows where to run

    Do i need to keep going. He is a rookie, with alot of speed, he has nothing else but speed, last year we saw more than quickness out of JJ, and this year we will see it again. TT is nothing more than a fast kickoff guy, who can play RB. End of story
  20. C-BoysFaninMIA

    C-BoysFaninMIA RW Boom!

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    he has way more vision than Tyson does.

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