Thoughts on Bo Scarbrough

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Jason 82 Witten, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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    He has a shot...I think it is important he try to do as many things possible to help the team out. The more he can do, the better his shot will be.

    I always thought he was overhyped a little here when drafted. There were times where he looked like one of the best backs in college. Not many...but some big games. You got to remember what was around him though. In addition, there was a good chance if he came back for another year at Alabama that he would have been 4th on the depth chart. Alabama's starter is back and they have two studs behind him who are going to be very tough to keep of the field this year.

    I hope he makes a strong case to make the team. I think he can fit a certain skill this team wants. The question is can he fill any other skills this team needs.
  2. CF74

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    Lots of upside, happy feet, could improve waiting on his blocks to develop however he had scrubs on the line. I’d imagine if he played with the 1’s there would be some holes. I was expecting more north and south but again, our back ups were not doing him any favors. Need to see more but I like what I see so far..
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  3. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Well-Known Member

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    Good point Sam. For some reason I was expecting more of a tackle busting Marion Barber style runner, but he wasn't.
    I was expecting more, but I was left a little skeptical.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
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  4. conner01

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    He’s a nice player to stash on the PS
    He’s not gonna be on the 53
    Just no way you cut Lance or a DT or even a dB for him
  5. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    That's what I don't like about Bo. It was taking him a runway to get going.

    The key to being an inside runner is not size, it's quite simply how quickly a runner can get to the hole and how well they can "get skinny" to get through the hole.

    For some reason, people picture inside runners as behemoths, and that's just not the case.
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  6. DiResta

    DiResta Well-Known Member

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    Rod does everything though. hes reliable pass pro and running routes, ST, all that stuff and hes probably serviceable as fullback if they had to put him back there temporarily

    i thought it would be nice to have a quick, shifty guy to change of pace but they seem to want bruisers
    plus they already have Tavon if they need a gimmick
    you could get a big guy that loves contact but if he sucked at everything else hes just wasting a roster spot
  7. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    The good news with Bo lately is that he's doing well on special teams. That, in itself, makes a good case for him sticking around.
  8. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    Agree, most of those guys on that OL will be at subway by the end of the month working.
  9. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Probably a practice squad player.
  10. Pants

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    taking a guy in the 7th round makes him a project, and he is 4th or 5th on the depth chart? hoping he does well, but hard to tell when he was not running behind the all-pro, would he look really good with that in front of him? likely would look better - he seemed to have soft hands which is good for a guy his size

    I am taking a wait-and-see approach on him; I am on record as I can't stand anyone from Alabama since I think they all seem to flop in the NFL for the most part despite being national champ contenders every year (perhaps they don't follow the same rules as everyone else? **cough-cough STEROIDS cough-cough** - who knows why none of them are studs in the NFL); that being thrown out there, I like this kid and want to see what he can do
  11. CouchCoach

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    This is not a big play team but the starter can take it to the house. This offense is more about drives and moving the chains and if they can convert 3rd downs, speed doesn't matter.

    YPC can be a misleading stat if a back gets some long runs to jack that stat. That's the Barry Sanders stat, great YPC but also led in tackles for losses.

    The thing about both of these RBs is that can they stay up after the first contact and get those additional yards that could be the difference between a 1st down and a punt. Both of these guys are more power backs.

    I saw Bo do a lot of that at Bama when he got up a head of steam but that was college but the SEC has the best D's. I don't know if he's a NFL RB.
  12. daboyzruleperiod

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    Bo isn't a guy you want to risk to waivers in September, folks.
  13. Sydla

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    Until they actually start using Austin a lot in practice as a TB, this plan to stash him on the roster as a TB is silly IMO.

    If they carry 3 TBs, Scarborough or Jackson are making the 53.
  14. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Is Bo better? He doesn’t seem to be any tougher inside and he isn’t considered as good a receiver.
  15. Risen Star

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    We shall see but I believe he's a better between the tackles runner than Smith.

    Rod or Emmitt.
  16. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Surely you were joking when you said Emmitt. Bo may be a larger man than Emmitt, but Emmitt made a Hall of Fame, all time rushing leader career out of running between the tackles.
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  17. zerofill

    zerofill Well-Known Member

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    I would be wearing a titanium plate on the front of me if I was running that tall. I am guessing Sean Lee isn't out there during any of Bo's reps... I would expect him to fold him like a suitcase.
  18. tomsanders921

    tomsanders921 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he makes the 53. His problem is he really can't be touched until he crosses the line. He needs to get up to speed before he can be effective. He is not the type that will make a guy miss in the backfield either. I would much rather roll with Jackson as the third rb
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  19. kskboys

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    I don't know why people keep harping on this idea of between the tackles running is usually done by a big dude. You gotta be able to get through a quickly closing hole, being too wide is generally a handicap. Ask Trent Richardson!!!!
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  20. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Obviously strength is an asset, but it is far from the only one. Even a very strong man will have trouble if he can’t read the blocking and see the seams.

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