CBS - Rookies who will make a leap, Pollard mentioned

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  1. DasSchnitzel

    DasSchnitzel Well-Known Member

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    Here is the full article:
    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/...eap-in-year-2-including-predictions-and-more/

    Here is the entry on Pollard:
    I've been saying since training camp last year that he needed to be involved and I got roasted for asking more touches to go his way in multiple threads I started on the subject in weeks 1 -4 last season.

    So naturally I agree with the author here. Looking very forward to what MM & KM do with the Zeke/Pollard tandem.
     
  2. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    People l laughed at the Kamara comparison but they really need to study how the Saints used Kamara two years ago and incorporate that. He's too good to just be a backup behind Zeke.
     
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    Love drafting Pollard. He needs an expanded role. If used properly, he can become a very good weapon. My expectations for him are much higher with McCarthy in charge now.
     
  4. ondaedg

    ondaedg Well-Known Member

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    I like Pollard but I am not as excited as some others on him. He hasn't shown me more than being a change of pace guy to Zeke. Zoners tend to fall in love with the new guys.

    And Pollard picked up a chunk of his yardage in the infamous "garbagetime" mode we've been hearing so much about recently.
     
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  5. DasSchnitzel

    DasSchnitzel Well-Known Member

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    To your first point, he's only going to be the change of pace back but he's going to be very good in that role.

    To your second point, blame that on Jason Garrett. Pollard should have played more but JG's philosophies kept Zeke on the field, running up the middle.
     
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  6. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    He should get more reps this year. Since we signed Elliot we will want to have him last and not run him into the ground. It’s finding the right amount of carries for Elliot to get rolling and get Pollard into the game.
     
  7. SeanLee50

    SeanLee50 Well-Known Member

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    The thing with Pollard, he is the definition of a change of pace guy. That’s what he was in college and will be in the NFL. It’s not a bad thing. He’s very good at it
     
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  8. johneric8

    johneric8 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and what some people on the forum are forgetting is the guy can make buttery quick cuts and pick up a lot of yard quickly. He is also a very focused and intelligent player.
     
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  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Just a generational talent. The RB version of Blake Jarwin.
     
  10. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Is there ANYTHING about the Cowboys you DO like....... I don't know why you continue to troll a board you're not even a fan of and have for years......did the eagles board ban you for life?
     
  11. ondaedg

    ondaedg Well-Known Member

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    Ya not minimizing the impact he could have. Reminds me a little of rookie Felix Jones tbh. Just want to keep it real about what we could really expect from him.
     
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  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    If he was our starting tailback he would be awesome and he would be cheap.

    That should be the goal for every team when it comes to RBs.

    Instead... We pay our guy a ton because 90s.
     
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    It wasn’t like Zeke was all the time getting more yards then what were on the field..

    You give just about any decent NFL runner the amount of volume Zeke received, including Pollard, and you will get similar results.

    We need 2016 Zeke back.. A bowling ball capable of explosive plays..
     
  14. Kareemovweet

    Kareemovweet Well-Known Member

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    The thing boils down to coaching. If all you do when Zeke is in is run the ball, and when Pollard is in pass more, then the defense knows that. They need to just mix it up and have more 2 back sets so it keeps the defense guessing as to what you are going to do. Bottom line, stop being vanilla, mix stuff up all around and keep the D off their keel... And getting Pollard in more... :)
     
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  15. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah because he’s proven he can take the pounding of a 3 down back right? Jesus you people need to wake up. The guy wasn’t the lead back ever in his life. All of a sudden he’s going to do it at the highest level? He would be injured after one game of 20 plus carries my friend. His body isn’t used to the pounding of a lead rb and that’s fine. He’s a great backup and it really helps when Zeke is pounding the opposition and softening them up for pollard to come in and take advantage.
     
  16. blueblood70

    blueblood70 Well-Known Member

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    dude the whole look im right blah blah blah.. the coaches see the kid everyday in practice and preseason and games, they also realize they have a an elite back in Zeke with anew deal..Pollard wont get a ton more carries , sure a few more but the issue last year with this Offensive staff was the pass game and not only not utilizing Pollard but zeke. its insane how little they utilized the backs in pass game when BOTH have above average pass catching skills...

    BTW pollard didnt so squat in the Kick return game , he actually at times looked bad and even some in the run game..his star power only grew because of the holdout and hate toward zeke, like I said the coaches knew what they had in both and chose to use pollard the way they did.. Hes a nice player but for sure a complimentary back..
     
  17. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I’ll draft another awesome cheap back to replace him if he goes down.
     
  18. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    If Zeke comes in out of shape, start Pollard, he a step quicker anyway. But yeah, Mike will expand his role anyway.
     
  19. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Moore will actually have to use him for Pollard to improve.
     
  20. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    Sorry, but you couldn't be more wrong in this post
     
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