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tsiguy96
01-16-2009, 02:15 PM
and to think i was one of those suckers rooting for owen schmidt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjDe0WDuCg

i4jelway7
01-16-2009, 02:17 PM
and to think i was one of those suckers rooting for owen schmidt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjDe0WDuCg

yeah I was one of those suckers too

no-pseudo-fan
01-16-2009, 02:17 PM
I 2nd that. I wanted Owen too. Peyton is a Hillybilly, but boy that kid loves football.

DB Doom
01-16-2009, 02:20 PM
Oh man, I bet McDaniels is lickin' his chops thinking about the potential of this O. Hillis is gonna be huge for Denver.

mr007
01-16-2009, 02:29 PM
I really hope he recovers quickly. No other back on our team woulda made that 4th&1 vs the Browns. That was an amazing effort.

SureShot
01-16-2009, 02:30 PM
Peyton Hillis the Illest!

The MVPlaya
01-16-2009, 02:33 PM
Hillis is a ****ing beast. He honestly proved me wrong when I doubted his speed. This guy doesn't have many juke moves but he has great vision and pounds the ****in ball.

He is going to be BIG for our offense.

And his hands? Are you kidding me!

go_broncos
01-16-2009, 02:34 PM
I love Hillis....:kiss:

Majik
01-16-2009, 02:35 PM
Brad Hoover has had some great runs too.....

http://www.nfl.com/players/bradhoover/profile?id=HOO705549

no-pseudo-fan
01-16-2009, 02:44 PM
My Kid had the runs. No link. Sorry

montrose
01-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Anyone have any examples of other RB's coming off torn hammys? Any speed or power loss?

Smiling Assassin27
01-16-2009, 03:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FtNxvpaK6I&feature=related

That's why I want him here...

Paladin
01-16-2009, 03:13 PM
Brad Hoover has had some great runs too.....

http://www.nfl.com/players/bradhoover/profile?id=HOO705549

WGAF?

We're talking Hillis.

If he had played tailback the whole season, would he have been a candidate for ROY?

LonghornBronco
01-16-2009, 03:14 PM
I just love the way fools just bounce off of him. He is the answer to our short yardage problems since shanny's been here. I think he can be a great all around back in the mold of (dare I say) LT.

Denver Crush
01-16-2009, 03:15 PM
No question the O was far better with Hillis in there. Im excited to see what he can do in this new offense.

Paladin
01-16-2009, 03:19 PM
Nah. Different player altogether. Hillis doesn't have the great speed, or the real loose swivel hips that LT has. But he is much bigger than LT, and has very good power. LT didn't like to get hit much, but Hillis enjoys delivering hits. They both do have good hands, and they both did "smell" the goal line.

Differnt players that can do well in different systems. I do hope he is used by McDaniels the way he can be used.

gyldenlove
01-16-2009, 03:23 PM
LenDale White had a torn hamstring a couple of years ago and he is back, although he is still tubby.

I think he should be able to recover from it, Ken Griffey Jr had a couple of hamstring tears and it is not holding him back.

At least it happened at a point when there was no reason to try to get back for the last games, so he won't have stressed it by practicing. Hopefully it will heal in time for offseason workouts and he will be up to full speed by minicamps.

outdoor_miner
01-16-2009, 03:52 PM
It was both fun and depressing watching that video... Fun because he kicked so much ass in his brief time as a starter (and it doesn't even contain some of his best highlights from the Jets & Chiefs games, especially when he ran over Bernard Pollard). Depressing because it was clear that our season was finished once he got hurt.

Can't wait to see what happens with him next year. I think he'll be the starting tailback (probably as part of a thunder/lightning combo)... If he's not, I hope McDaniels figures out a way to utilize his skills as a fullback/H-back. He's fun to watch.

slyinky
01-16-2009, 03:57 PM
The catch in which he tore his hammy.
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TonyR
01-16-2009, 04:10 PM
He'd look even better splitting time in the backfield with Derrick Ward...

Rohirrim
01-16-2009, 04:13 PM
He needs a nickname. I suggest "The Hammer."

slyinky
01-16-2009, 04:32 PM
He needs a nickname. I suggest "The Hammer."
I kind of like "The Hillbilly Hammer."

Play2win
01-16-2009, 04:33 PM
He needs a nickname. I suggest "The Hammer."

Sledgehammer would be more like it... ;D

Malcontent
01-16-2009, 04:37 PM
No...Hammer is too close to "hammy" we dont want anything to do with that!

Popps
01-16-2009, 04:47 PM
WGAF?

We're talking Hillis.

If he had played tailback the whole season, would he have been a candidate for ROY?

No question. Without checking, I don't think he totaled under 100 yards combined in any game where he started.

He's a perfect back for our system, or at least our prior system. You can bet that McDaniels is going to like what he sees on film, and he'll make big-time use of the kid. Will be be a feature back? Who knows, but he should at very least be given the chance to start in a tandem-type situation.

Teams were just flat-out unable to hold this guy to under 4 yards per carry,and I don't mean the Selvin Young-style YPC (1,1,1,2,1,2,40,3,2,1).... I mean the kid actually averaged 3-5 yards a carry, and that's huge for any offense.

It's no coincidence that we looked our best when he was starting.

Dedhed
01-16-2009, 04:55 PM
Oh man, I bet McDaniels is lickin' his chops thinking about the potential of this O. Hillis is gonna be huge for Denver.

I think Hillis can be a really dangerous weapon in McDaniels system. Even more so than what he could have been in Shanny's.

I think Hillis would have been a better FB in Shanahan's system, but from what I know of the Pat's system they rarely utilize multi-back sets. Opting instead for a one back set where the back is equal parts blocker, rusher, and receiver. Hillis has great hands and can handle the load in pass protection. I think Hillis can be every bit of what Corey Dillon was in the Pat's system, and then some.

The switch may benefit Hillis more than any player on offense, at least those not named Cutler.

TonyR
01-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Without checking, I don't think he totaled under 100 yards combined in any game where he started.


He actually only had more than 100 combined yards twice:
116 (all receiving) against Miami
129 (all rushing) against the Jets

Malcontent
01-16-2009, 05:08 PM
So with all this being said...how many touches does Hillis get per game? 20...30?

mhgaffney
01-16-2009, 05:20 PM
I admire Hillis for sacrificing himself to make that catch.

He showed a ton of heart.

But I wish he had spiked it to save himself.

tsiguy96
01-16-2009, 05:53 PM
I admire Hillis for sacrificing himself to make that catch.

He showed a ton of heart.

But I wish he had spiked it to save himself.

i dont think he realized that someone was going to land on his back while his cleat sticks to the ground...

BroncoMan4ever
01-16-2009, 06:15 PM
i am thinking we will draft a RB to be our feature RB, but will use Hillis a lot, in the way the Patriots use Faulk. a lot of passes out of the backfield and then let him pound DB's into the turf.

McDaniels is going to see how much talent Hillis has and he will look for ways to get the ball in his hands.

Popps
01-16-2009, 06:23 PM
He actually only had more than 100 combined yards twice:
116 (all receiving) against Miami
129 (all rushing) against the Jets

Sorry, I meant over 100 yards.

Rigs11
01-16-2009, 07:22 PM
Oh man, I bet McDaniels is lickin' his chops thinking about the potential of this O. Hillis is gonna be huge for Denver.

dude you took my avatar

MagicHef
01-16-2009, 08:04 PM
No way. Obviously we need to draft an undersized RB early in the draft, because Hillis just isn't fast enough. Don't let his success in games fool you, it's all about combine numbers.

NUB
01-16-2009, 08:22 PM
I really do not see him as a feature back... But he has terrific hands and balance that could make him one hell of an H-Back.

DB Doom
01-17-2009, 10:27 AM
he will be a bigger weapon if he's not the feature back..pointless point cuz i know he wont be.

dude you took my avatar

sorry, never thought i would put one up and i couldn't remember where it came from...shall change though...:thumbsup:

Spider
01-17-2009, 10:31 AM
after watching that video , how anyone can say Hillis isnt a starter is beyond me ..... most impressive play was when he was bottled up for a loss and still got a 1 st down ........The Razorback Tank is what Hillis is

Arkie
01-17-2009, 11:37 AM
You see Hillis coming at you like a powerful locomotive. You know you'll have to hit him low if you want any chance of bringing him down, but then he leaps over you in a single bound. He did it repeatedly in college. He hurdled a Miami guy last year. He'll do it again this year.


http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0eVnaO06m40Jd/340x.jpg

tsiguy96
01-17-2009, 11:47 AM
the stupidest argument people can make is "hes a FB, so tahts what he is gonna play"

who said hes a FB? he wants to be a TB, he has said so repeatedly and shanny wanted to bring him back to camp as a TB because he was so good. as shanny said, you cant overlook 5.0 ypc.

he was moved to FB because darren mcfadden and felix jones were run in tandem at arkansas, and he was too good to sit on the bench so they moved him to FB.in the NFL, he can be better then both of them. pure breakaway speed doesnt work as good in the NFL as defenses are just too fast. the ability to run over 1-3 people and still get forward yardage is more impressive then any ability those guys bring to teh table.

mwill07
01-17-2009, 11:58 AM
and to think i was one of those suckers rooting for owen schmidt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjDe0WDuCg

thanks for this thread. I almost forgot what a fan I am of his, after such a short span of games.

I told my wife that he is my new favorite Bronco, just moments before the injury...what a shame.

I do forsee the KFaulk role next season - basically, a jack of all trades, 3rd down specialist. That's an important role. Not enough for the fantasy leaguers to get excited about, but extremely important to the team.

I'd love to see McDaniels work with a 2-back set w/ Hillis and a R2BNL (Running back to be named later) as a base formation, but I think NE mostly ran 3 WR sets the last couple of years...

Popps
01-17-2009, 12:04 PM
Whatever role we want to call it... dude needs to be getting 15 carries a game, minimum... and I'd prefer those to be 1st and 2nd down carries more often than not.

Cutler's life was made so easy when this kid was gashing teams for 5 yards a pop.

Grab another back in the middle rounds to compete, develop Aldridge... and we'll be in great shape.

tsiguy96
01-17-2009, 12:06 PM
thanks for this thread. I almost forgot what a fan I am of his, after such a short span of games.

I told my wife that he is my new favorite Bronco, just moments before the injury...what a shame.

I do forsee the KFaulk role next season - basically, a jack of all trades, 3rd down specialist. That's an important role. Not enough for the fantasy leaguers to get excited about, but extremely important to the team.

I'd love to see McDaniels work with a 2-back set w/ Hillis and a R2BNL (Running back to be named later) as a base formation, but I think NE mostly ran 3 WR sets the last couple of years...

why do we need to get an unknown to replace what we know is a great 5+ ypc back? especially when our passing attack is so dangerous, our base formation could be a single back formation with 3 WR at a TE. talk about sick.

Spider
01-17-2009, 12:09 PM
You see Hillis coming at you like a powerful locomotive. You know you'll have to hit him low if you want any chance of bringing him down, but then he leaps over you in a single bound. He did it repeatedly in college. He hurdled a Miami guy last year. He'll do it again this year.


http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0eVnaO06m40Jd/340x.jpg

Razorback A train ....... trying to stop a Tank, Locomotive , hell Rosie O'Donnell running down hill is easier then taking hillis head on

Popps
01-17-2009, 12:27 PM
I really do not see him as a feature back... But he has terrific hands and balance that could make him one hell of an H-Back.

Again, if you don't see him as a feature back... you just have to pay closer attention to what he did with the ball in his hands.

Terrell Davis had great hands. That doesn't mean he should have been an H-back.

Hillis isn't Davis, but he might be a stronger, more versatile version of Mike Anderson... and our offense is EXTREMELY effective with a first down runner with ability to gain yards on first down. (Not the Selvin Youngs of the world.)

He'll get reps at tailback and unless we draft some kid and get very lucky, Hillis should be part of the starting rotation.

tsiguy96
01-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Again, if you don't see him as a feature back... you just have to pay closer attention to what he did with the ball in his hands.

Terrell Davis had great hands. That doesn't mean he should have been an H-back.

Hillis isn't Davis, but he might be a stronger, more versatile version of Mike Anderson... and our offense is EXTREMELY effective with a first down runner with ability to gain yards on first down. (Not the Selvin Youngs of the world.)

He'll get reps at tailback and unless we draft some kid and get very lucky, Hillis should be part of the starting rotation.

glad to see im not the only one who cant figure out why people dont see him as a feature back. why not?

hes as fast as many of our others, and faster then TD in the 40. not that the 40 means much when it comes to strapping on pads (unless your chris johnson). hillis has the speed and power to be a highly effective 20-carry a game, with another 10-12 going to aldridge or someone in the same mold.

Inkana7
01-17-2009, 01:51 PM
Hillis was and is a beast. We'll see lots of games like the one he had against the Jets with McDaniels. His versatility will be taken advantage of, don't worry about that. He made some sick catches against Miami.

Punisher
01-17-2009, 01:52 PM
He needs a nickname. I suggest "The Hammer."

the hill

Broncosfreak_56
01-17-2009, 02:20 PM
Hillis needs to be our starter next season. He is a tank.

mwill07
01-17-2009, 02:59 PM
why do we need to get an unknown to replace what we know is a great 5+ ypc back? especially when our passing attack is so dangerous, our base formation could be a single back formation with 3 WR at a TE. talk about sick.

it's a good question. I have three reasons why we should platoon Hillis:

1) I have my doubts that Hillis, with his running style, could sustain a 300 carry system. He seeks contact rather than avoid it, and that will wear on him over the season. Having Hillis healthy in December is much more important than September.

2) I'd love to see Hillis paired with someone with break-away speed - someone who can turn a 10 yard gash into a 80 yard TD run.

3) someone that can, without fail, convert a 3rd and short each and every time is extremely valuable. I'd love for Hillis to be able to focus on those types of plays and not wear himself down grinding it out the rest of the time. Kind of a Bettis/Alstott type of role, but more Alstott than Bettis.

Basically, I see Hillis as a bigger, less explosive but more powerful Mike Anderson. Even Anderson was eventually paired with Tatum Bell, to add a home-run threat. I'm not saying that was the right thing to do in that case, but here - I simply think we need a little more explosion in the running game than Hillis provides. Don't get me wrong - I think he's a phenomenal player and my favorite current Bronco. I love what he brings to the table, but some of those 10 yard runs could have been 40+ gains if he had a little more wiggle and speed.

tsiguy96
01-17-2009, 03:03 PM
it's a good question. I have three reasons why we should platoon Hillis:

1) I have my doubts that Hillis, with his running style, could sustain a 300 carry system. He seeks contact rather than avoid it, and that will wear on him over the season. Having Hillis healthy in December is much more important than September.

2) I'd love to see Hillis paired with someone with break-away speed - someone who can turn a 10 yard gash into a 80 yard TD run.

3) someone that can, without fail, convert a 3rd and short each and every time is extremely valuable. I'd love for Hillis to be able to focus on those types of plays and not wear himself down grinding it out the rest of the time. Kind of a Bettis/Alstott type of role, but more Alstott than Bettis.

Basically, I see Hillis as a bigger, less explosive but more powerful Mike Anderson. Even Anderson was eventually paired with Tatum Bell, to add a home-run threat. I'm not saying that was the right thing to do in that case, but here - I simply think we need a little more explosion in the running game than Hillis provides. Don't get me wrong - I think he's a phenomenal player and my favorite current Bronco. I love what he brings to the table, but some of those 10 yard runs could have been 40+ gains if he had a little more wiggle and speed.

many of those 10 yard runs would NOT have been 10 yards with any other RB on the roster. when running spread formation you need a power runner who doesnt need a lead blocker. hillis has not only stated, but showed, why he should be a running back. why put him in a utility roll where not only is he not happy, he wont be as effective. you get the ball in the hands of your bes tplaymakers, and given enough carries, he would be one of them. he took 22 carries in the jets game without issue, and a bruiser running back him fares better in a 300+ carry system then youd think. there is a difference in being the one who delivers the hits vs the one who is TAKING the hitting.

Dark Helmet
01-17-2009, 04:11 PM
I'm hearing a lot of talk from everyone about him being a RB....I don't see why they can't let him be our #1 FB. He certainly has the power to move the line.

I'm getting really sick of all the draft a RB talk. We have quite a few VERY capable running backs. Just because a few get hurt doesn't mean they can't carry the load. To be completely honest, I feel that a great deal of blame should be placed on Greek and his staff. I've never heard of so many freaking torn or strained groins and hamstrings.

tsiguy96
01-17-2009, 04:19 PM
I'm hearing a lot of talk from everyone about him being a RB....I don't see why they can't let him be our #1 FB. He certainly has the power to move the line.

I'm getting really sick of all the draft a RB talk. We have quite a few VERY capable running backs. Just because a few get hurt doesn't mean they can't carry the load. To be completely honest, I feel that a great deal of blame should be placed on Greek and his staff. I've never heard of so many freaking torn or strained groins and hamstrings.

young, torain, hall, pittman or aldridge cant hold hillis' jock as far as running. unless you like a bunch of 1 yard runs followed by a 50 yarder, repeat. did anyone actually WATCH hillis play, or just saying he was a FB in college therefore he must be a FB in NFL as well?

BroncoBuff
01-17-2009, 04:22 PM
What strikes me about Hillis is his "initial vision" of the play ... he seems to make the quick decision where to run exactly when he gets the ball ... this as opposed to the "one cut and gone" style. Hillis never, almost NEVER, smacks into a pile or his own man. He NEVER loses yards.

I'm not ready to put him back at FB or even H-Back ... I'm not writing him off as the feature-back. He strikes me as a latter-day John Riggins. With better hands. Houston Nutt said Hillis had the best hands he ever saw.

tsiguy96
01-17-2009, 04:26 PM
What strikes me about Hillis is his "initial vision" of the play ... he seems to make the quick decision where to run exactly when he gets the ball ... this as opposed to the "one cut and gone" style. Hillis never, almost NEVER, smacks into a pile or his own man. He NEVER loses yards.

I'm not ready to put him back at FB or even H-Back ... I'm not writing him off as the feature-back. He strikes me as a latter-day John Riggins. With better hands. Houston Nutt said Hillis had the best hands he ever saw.

it would be sick to see him in a reggie bush style with more running involved..15-20 carries a game and send him in the flat for a few receptions a game too. will be intersting to see what mcdaniels does with him.

BroncoBuff
01-17-2009, 04:40 PM
it would be sick to see him in a reggie bush style with more running involved..15-20 carries a game and send him in the flat for a few receptions a game too. will be intersting to see what mcdaniels does with him.Bingo! And let Torain/Tatum/Young/Aldridge/Hall battle for the standard 1st-down RB spot.

I think Torain and Bell would be my favorites ... with Aldridge/Hall/Young a 3rd-down specialist. Problem with Tatum is that any real chance he has would've been with Shanahan. His resume will seem pretty unattractive to McDaniels.

ZONA
01-17-2009, 11:40 PM
People talk about breaking long 50 yard TD runs like it's a common thing in the NFL or something. I would love for somebody to find just how many runs by a RB that were 50+ yards this year. Now compare that too how many runs there were of 4 yards or under.

GET THE POINT?

The occasional super long run is nice but it's not all that common. Maybe a handfull of times per year for the better backs. I'll gladly give up a few 50 yard runs in exchange for somebody who gets 10 when most backs would get 5.


Sure you want long runs, who doesn't. Hillis rips off chunks at a time and that's really what you want. I watched every game this year and I didn't see one running play that Hillis ran where I could say, gee this other guy could have ripped a 50 yarder right there. In fact, it was just the opposite. I would say on most of his runs, another RB probably would have been stopped shorter of where Hillis ended up. And looking at the group of starting RB's this year, I don't think many of them would handle picking up the blitz any better and I sure as hell know nobody is better catching the ball them him. I mean, that is obvious. Plus, his speed is better the what most doubters think it is. He's no Chris Johnson, but he's a hell of alot faster then most RB's his size. And that thing about him not having shifty hips, his feet make up for that. He finds the hole and then from there get on board. Juking is for small backs who wish they could just size a guy up and lay the wood.

Nobody is expecting Hillis to take every single damn snap people. There will be another shifty quick guy back there spelling him but to say he is not a feature back is stupid.

Arkie
01-18-2009, 01:42 AM
Hillis's longest run hasn't happened yet, and it will be over 50 yards. Let's save this thread.

Williams
01-18-2009, 02:33 AM
You see Hillis coming at you like a powerful locomotive. You know you'll have to hit him low if you want any chance of bringing him down, but then he leaps over you in a single bound. He did it repeatedly in college. He hurdled a Miami guy last year. He'll do it again this year.


http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0eVnaO06m40Jd/340x.jpg

Awesome pic. I like the kid's reaction in the background. Ha!


Hillis dosent get injured vs. KC...

we beat Buffalo and make the playoffs...
Shanny stays employed...
and Hillis himself could very well be prepping for the AFC Championship tomorrow. (long shot on that one, I know)

...I just feel that's how bad losing Hillis hurt this team in the final games. We went having a force in the backfield, to no running game and being completely one dimensional. I was looking forward to seeing what that Boyd kid could do based on all the hype here, but he never even played and we were stuck with nothing for the rest of the season (with the exception of Tatum having a solid performance vs SD).

Los Broncos
01-18-2009, 09:54 AM
That first down he got on 4th and 1 was all I needed to know about him.

tsiguy96
03-28-2009, 11:29 PM
bump

Popps
03-28-2009, 11:42 PM
Can't wait to see him line up next year in McDaniel's system. I'm in favor of Hillis being a 1st down back, primarily. But, I expect he'll do some Kevin Faulk-type work, as well. (Swing passes, etc.)

Hillis reminds me of Terrell Davis in the sense that he's just a football player. From the time you see that guy take the ball in any capacity, it's just obvious he's a born football player, and a rare athlete for his size.

I always said TD could have been a great linebacker if he wasn't a RB. Hillis has a little of that same quality. You get the idea that no matter where you put this kid, he's going to excel.

Ratboy
03-29-2009, 12:37 AM
You mean if McDaniels doesn't trade him?

Popps
03-29-2009, 12:40 AM
Yea, the difference is... Hillis wants to be a Bronco.

Ratboy
03-29-2009, 12:43 AM
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NUB
03-29-2009, 01:01 AM
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McDaniels would be an idiot to lose Hillis but who the hell knows at this point...


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GreatBronco16
03-29-2009, 02:05 AM
I hope this kid plays too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwFtwjHr9g&feature=player_embedded

BlaK-Argentina
03-29-2009, 07:24 AM
I love Hillis. Love the way he runs. He's exactly the prototype of the perfect RB IMO. (power guy with decent speed who rarely gets less than 3 yds) And he's got AMAZING hands to boot.

I'm sorry but if this guy isn't featured in the offense, McDaniels is truly an idiot.

WolfpackGuy
03-29-2009, 07:35 AM
Picks up first downs, blocks well, catches well...
Hillis said he could've done better, but he was "rusty" at being a running back.
The guy can play, PERIOD.

elsid13
03-29-2009, 07:45 AM
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If you watch the line play you will see Kuper pulling to lead the way on that run.

Mogulseeker
03-29-2009, 08:29 AM
Hillis is real.

Rabb
03-29-2009, 09:02 AM
he is just a football player, it would be a mistake to get rid of him...he brings a few plays every game that get the entire team pumped up and believing

SportinOne
03-29-2009, 09:19 AM
If Hillis were traded or let go I'd probably be almost upset, at this point, as if Cutler had been traded or let go.

He needs to be on this team. However, I don't think any of those reports about us shopping running backs had anything to do with Hillis. If there were any player from '08 that McDaniels could look at on film and instantly fall in love with it is Hillis. No doubt about it.

Br0nc0Buster
03-29-2009, 09:26 AM
I would think an offense that spreads the defense out a bit would benefit Hillis

He can block, he can catch.....like a wide receiver.
And of course he can run

I know McDaniels will prolly use a combination of backs in various roles, but I hope Hillis gets the most touches

Mogulseeker
03-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Okay, now that I see most people share my sentiment on Hillis, maybe we can get some sort of Mane petition to send to McDaniel's assistant, telling he better keep Hillis or else.... (ticket sales will go down, down, down, and so will McDaniels shot at making bank).

Arkie
03-29-2009, 10:00 AM
65 yard run on Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson, Ali Highsmith, and the rest of the eventual national champion defense. I love the looks on the LSU sideline. It's like "How in the heck did that just happen?"

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cutthemdown
03-29-2009, 10:11 AM
I worry the way Hillis runs though he can only take about 10-15 carries a game if you expect him to make it through a yr. I'm not sure any RB can go the Earl Campbell route anymore and survive. These linebackers are just too big now, too fast, too strong to be having contact like young Mr Hillis commits to.

I love it though, I love physical smash mouth football. I sure hope Hillis finds a role in Mcdaniels new offense.

tsiguy96
03-29-2009, 10:17 AM
I worry the way Hillis runs though he can only take about 10-15 carries a game if you expect him to make it through a yr. I'm not sure any RB can go the Earl Campbell route anymore and survive. These linebackers are just too big now, too fast, too strong to be having contact like young Mr Hillis commits to.

I love it though, I love physical smash mouth football. I sure hope Hillis finds a role in Mcdaniels new offense.

you dont not run your best players this week out of fear they might get worn out next week. i guarantee hillis would laugh at posts like yours.

Archer81
03-29-2009, 10:19 AM
young, torain, hall, pittman or aldridge cant hold hillis' jock as far as running. unless you like a bunch of 1 yard runs followed by a 50 yarder, repeat. did anyone actually WATCH hillis play, or just saying he was a FB in college therefore he must be a FB in NFL as well?


Only a FB because of the wealth of talent at HB at Arkansas while he was there. But any guy that leads a team in receptions while playing fullback obviously has offensive talent, and should be a cornerstone guy.

:Broncos:

Tankgunner95
03-29-2009, 02:22 PM
I like him, I like him ALOT!!

oubronco
03-29-2009, 03:56 PM
what happened to Schmit anyway

elsid13
03-29-2009, 04:07 PM
what happened to Schmit anyway

He's in Seattle and had so-so season as rookie FB.

Ambiguous
03-29-2009, 06:53 PM
No footage from the Jets game there? I don't remember any specifics, just that he tore it up in that game.

tsiguy96
03-29-2009, 06:58 PM
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2008/11/broncos_hillis_runs_rampant_ov.html

Los Broncos
03-29-2009, 10:46 PM
Relentless, period.