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#15 : July 11, 2011, 09:48:04 PM

Blount needs to realize after he makes a guy miss that someone else is coming from behind going for the strip.  Mike Williams had the same issues but seemed to learn his lesson. 

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#16 : July 11, 2011, 10:02:13 PM

Blount needs to A) get more carries, B) NEVER stop or dance at the line, C) Run like hell

Mike Williams needs to learn to HOLD ON TO THE BALL. I'm all for fighting for every yard but you can't stretch it every play.

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#17 : July 11, 2011, 10:11:57 PM

Yes, but im saying, WILL he be able to learn that with limited help?

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#18 : July 12, 2011, 12:47:05 AM

I think Josh took two steps forward during last off-season, but I don't expect two steps forward this off-season due to the lockout. He hasn't reached his ceiling by any means, but he'll be heading that way with the experience he gains this season. It seems like he's doing what he can on his own, and that's part of the reason I love this guy.

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#19 : July 12, 2011, 12:49:22 AM

I think he is the last guy we need to be worried about.


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#20 : July 12, 2011, 01:00:00 AM

Blount needs to A) get more carries, B) NEVER stop or dance at the line, C) Run like hell



That is just how he runs. It's what makes him good. He has patience. He wades into the line of scrimmage and waits for a hole to open. He's so big and strong he can usually wade into the line without being dragged down. There is nothing wrong with his style of running. We just need a line that can open lanes for him. He made things happen himself last year by "dancing" at the line. People think he's this grinder like Jerome Bettis or Mike Alstott because of his size, but he isn't. He is a very athletic and nimble runner that just happens to also be very big and strong. He can put some hurt on a defender, and he does at times, but the vast majority of the time he will juke, spin, stiff arm or even hurdle to avoid would be tacklers. It's a good thing. His body will last longer.

What he needs to learn is to always protect the ball and that short yardage situations need to be approached differently. He still wades into the line of scrimmage when we only need a yard. He has to learn to get low and hit the first crease he sees as hard as he can in those situations.
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#21 : July 12, 2011, 01:01:39 AM

7500 yrds 64 TDs 1INT (fluke, the ball bounced off of four recievers 3 cb's and a LB before getting stuck in a DT's facemask) He will have the greatest season ever!!!!

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#22 : July 12, 2011, 01:05:44 AM

7500 yrds 64 TDs 1INT (fluke, the ball bounced off of four recievers 3 cb's and a LB before getting stuck in a DT's facemask) He will have the greatest season ever!!!!


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#23 : July 12, 2011, 01:12:48 AM

Predictions? :D


Freeman - 3380 yards   28 TDs  13 Ints

Mike Williams - 79 catches  1120 yards  13 TDs

Arrelious Benn - 57 catches  710 yards   7 TDs

Kellen Winslow - 46 catches   680 yards   5 TDs

Luke Stocker - 21 catches     220 yards    1 TD

LG Blount - 269 carries    1240 yards     9 TDs     

Gerald McCoy - 42 tackles 7 sacks

Look this up in 5 months.
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#24 : July 12, 2011, 01:27:02 AM

Predictions? :D


Freeman - 3380 yards   28 TDs  13 Ints

Mike Williams - 79 catches  1120 yards  13 TDs

Arrelious Benn - 57 catches  710 yards   7 TDs

Kellen Winslow - 46 catches   680 yards   5 TDs

Luke Stocker - 21 catches     220 yards    1 TD

LG Blount - 269 carries    1240 yards     9 TDs     

Gerald McCoy - 42 tackles 7 sacks

Look this up in 5 months.



That would mean a NFC South championship.  Unless the defense gives up a trillion points.


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#25 : July 12, 2011, 01:33:27 AM

^^That's a helluva lot of offense!!!^^

ummm...definitely want to see Blount improve on the one yard situation. Stop looking for the big break-out hole when we need just 1 yard and just go at the first inkling of a crease (like Jdub said).  That's def. the BIGGEST knock on him to date.
As far as Free goes... I don't see why he cant keep improving throughout the season. I know you spend the majority of the week preparing for each specific game, but people act like the players stop learning when training camp ends...



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#26 : July 12, 2011, 01:35:24 AM

btw Jdub, you said Free gets 28 TDs, but only 26 are accounted for by said players ( not including Blount of course) ...was wondering if those other 2 might be from ..... wait for it... THE QB SNEAK?????      :O

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#27 : July 12, 2011, 01:39:00 AM

Personally, I think he can do better. "Better" meaning more TD's and yards.

What I don't expect is 6 or less picks again. I know he says he wants to go a whole season without one, and it is good for him to attempt it, but realistically, he has a better shot at winning the POY than obtaining that feat. Which might happen to be one in the same really. I also know that JF was NOT playing to his full talent level. There were times he could have thrown the long ball and didn't. There were also times (I'm sure) that GO was playing it safe on the playcalling, and not just on QB sneaks.

What he, and GO need to be asking themselves is if he needs to be set "free?" He's got the talent all around to post some serious yardage and TD's and he's got a trio out there that is pretty darn good. I say let the kid play and open up that playbook. Sure, they might be risking more, but football is a high-risk-high-reward game.

Here are some stats from a couple of the Elites.

Payton Manning -

                                                                         yds        tds  ints
2010 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  450 679 66.3 4,700 6.9 33 17 16 91 91.9 18 18 1.0 0 3 1
 
2009 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  393 571 68.8 4,500 7.9 33 16 10 74 99.9 19 -13 -0.7 0 2 0
 
2008 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  371 555 66.8 4,002 7.2 27 12 14 86 95.0 20 21 1.1 1 1 0
 
2007 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  337 515 65.4 4,040 7.8 31 14 21 124 98.0 20 -5 -0.3 3 6 1
 
2006 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  362 557 65.0 4,397 7.9 31 9 14 86 101.0 23 36 1.6 4 2 1
 
2005 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  305 453 67.3 3,747 8.3 28 10 17 81 104.1 33 45 1.4 0 5 2
 
2004 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  336 497 67.6 4,557 9.2 49 10 13 101 121.1 25 38 1.5 0 5 1
 
2003 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  379 566 67.0 4,267 7.5 29 10 18 107 99.0 28 26 0.9 0 6 1
 
2002 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  392 591 66.3 4,200 7.1 27 19 23 145 88.8 38 148 3.9 2 6 2
 
2001 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  343 547 62.7 4,131 7.6 26 23 29 232 84.1 35 157 4.5 4 7 3
 
2000 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  357 571 62.5 4,413 7.7 33 15 20 131 94.7 37 116 3.1 1 5 2
 
1999 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  331 533 62.1 4,135 7.8 26 15 14 116 90.7 35 73 2.1 2 6 3
 
1998 Indianapolis Colts  16 16  326 575 56.7 3,739 6.5 26 28 22 109 71.2 15 62 4.1 0 3 1
 
TOTAL 4,682 7,210 64.9 54,828 7.6 399 198 231 1,483 94.9 346 722 2.1 17 57 18

Brady-

                                              G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
2010 New England Patriots  16 16  324 492 65.9 3,900 7.9 36 4 25 175 111.0 31 30 1.0 1 3 1
 
2009 New England Patriots  16 16  371 565 65.7 4,398 7.8 28 13 16 86 96.2 29 44 1.5 1 4 2
 
2008 New England Patriots  1 1  7 11 63.6 76 6.9 0 0 0 0 83.9 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
2007 New England Patriots  16 16  398 578 68.9 4,806 8.3 50 8 21 128 117.2 37 98 2.6 2 6 4
 
2006 New England Patriots  16 16  319 516 61.8 3,529 6.8 24 12 26 175 87.9 49 102 2.1 0 12 4
 
2005 New England Patriots  16 16  334 530 63.0 4,110 7.8 26 14 26 188 92.3 27 89 3.3 1 4 3
 
2004 New England Patriots  16 16  288 474 60.8 3,692 7.8 28 14 26 162 92.6 43 28 0.7 0 7 5
 
2003 New England Patriots  16 16  317 527 60.2 3,620 6.9 23 12 32 219 85.9 42 63 1.5 1 13 5
 
2002 New England Patriots  16 16  373 601 62.1 3,764 6.3 28 14 31 190 85.7 42 110 2.6 1 11 5
 
2001 New England Patriots  15 14  264 413 63.9 2,843 6.9 18 12 41 216 86.5 36 43 1.2 0 12 3
 
2000 New England Patriots  1 0  1 3 33.3 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 42.4 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
TOTAL 2,996 4,710 63.6 34,744 7.4 261 103 244 1,539 95.2 336 607 1.8 7 72 32


The trend is that with more yards, there will be more ints. Problem is, those guys are on quick-strike offenses, that happen to have decent defenses. Tampa's defense is still in it growing stage, and to open up the playbook might be a bad thing too. It's a delicate balance. IF the defense hits it's stride this season, it would be a perfect time to unleash the beast all over the Falcons and Saints. Whatever they decide, Tampa will be ok as long as Freeman is playing. I just wonder if Tampa couldn't get more out of him if they unleashed him now that he's seasoned.

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#28 : July 12, 2011, 07:17:09 AM

One thing I want to see is a decrease in wasted timeouts from taking too long to get to the line.  I swear it happened once or twice every game.  Its not all Free's fault but its still annoying.

^^^This. His clock management in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage (especially early in the game) is atrocious.



I always assumed that was Olson taking too long to get the play in.  Dont know.


With most teams, usually the first dozen or so offensive plays (and audible options) of the game are pre-scripted, regardless of what the defense throws at them, so I don't know if Olson is the problem. I don't know how many times the Bucs had to waste a timeout in the first quarter last year because of the play clock running out.
The overuse of timeouts is not solely on the offense.  We have seen it on both sides of the ball - and it is annoying to watch wrong personnel groups, poor lining up by players, and slow responses by the staff that cause this malady.

Oh yea, and I think Freeman will continue to improve - possibly with more interceptions and he graduates to a more attacking style of play.  But improvement will be visible.

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#29 : July 12, 2011, 08:16:22 AM

^^That's a helluva lot of offense!!!^^

btw Jdub, you said Free gets 28 TDs, but only 26 are accounted for by said players ( not including Blount of course) ...was wondering if those other 2 might be from ..... wait for it... THE QB SNEAK?????      :O

It's only 400 yards and 3 TDs more than he had this year. The other two passing TDs.....uhhhh....one for Stroughter and one for Spurlock. Briscoe will have 2 TDs too though....so better make Freeman's total an even 30! :)
: July 12, 2011, 08:17:53 AM JDouble

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