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Old 10-16-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Mcgahee looked slow and sluggish out there

I thought atleast- compared to the first few weeks when he looked great. Maybe he's nursing something that we dont know about. I know the OL wasnt helping him out much as far as making lanes, but I still wasnt seeing any burst from out him.
Maybe its time to get Moreno back in the mix and give the guy one last try. Or hopefully if Willis is hurt this by week will make it right.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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I thought he looked great in the 2nd half
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I see the entire offense being slow on those run plays. I don't know if they are slow developing by design or not, but the blockers and Willis just look like they are playing in mud on some of those plays.
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I thought atleast- compared to the first few weeks when he looked great. Maybe he's nursing something that we dont know about. I know the OL wasnt helping him out much as far as making lanes, but I still wasnt seeing any burst from out him.
Maybe its time to get Moreno back in the mix and give the guy one last try.
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he had 10 carries for 51 yards in the 2nd half...

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he had 10 carries for 51 yards in the 2nd half...

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i just thought the burst and shiftiness was lacking. from what my eyes saw. if no one else thinks so, then fine, maybe it was just me.. i did have a few banquets.
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i just thought the burst and shiftiness was lacking. from what my eyes saw. if no one else thinks so, then fine, maybe it was just me.. i did have a few banquets.
My wife and I commented on it, he did seem like he was running in Mud a bit in the first half. Willis won't last forever, I suspect he may start slowing down later this season. I think we will need to Draft another back.

I'm on record really liking Cameron Marshall from ASU, and with their new offense and crowded backfield, I think he will slip from lack of production this season.

I am also still interested in getting Moreno back on the field...he is still more useful than Ball IMO. Hillman seems to be working into the game though, so it may not be necessary.
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i just thought the burst and shiftiness was lacking. from what my eyes saw. if no one else thinks so, then fine, maybe it was just me.. i did have a few banquets.
He looked the same to me. A good player at the end of his days IMO. He never shows great burst anymore. Not like the younger NFL rbs are showing. He gets by being smart and playing hard. Also I would run Hillman before Moreno. I don't see why unless we had Ball, Willis and Hillman infjured to run Moreno ever again.
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i just thought the burst and shiftiness was lacking. from what my eyes saw. if no one else thinks so, then fine, maybe it was just me.. i did have a few banquets.
It's just you. It was pretty obvious San Diego was selling out to stop the run in the first half. McGahee and the running game will be fine. We're not asking Willis to win games for us - we just need him to keep defenses honest. I like that he's being used some in the passing game, too. It adds another dimension to our offense.
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It's just you. It was pretty obvious San Diego was selling out to stop the run in the first half. McGahee and the running game will be fine. We're not asking Willis to win games for us - we just need him to keep defenses honest. I like that he's being used some in the passing game, too. It adds another dimension to our offense.
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...who don't know what the heck you're talking about. You think McGahee is washed up, and you want to see Moreno??

M-kay...Try watching some football for a change.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #13
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i agree. he should be a number 2 back. unfortunately they don't have anyone better right now.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #14
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We need a running back to effectively spell him or we won't have his services later in the season. Where did Knowshon get off to anyway? Haven't heard anything about the guy for weeks. Hillman is still so tentative. Wish we had another 215-220lb running back to give McGahee a break.
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Hillman is the 3rd down back now. I think they are starting to trust him more but he still has things to work on. Im just glad to see when Willis comes out, Hillman comes in.
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I thought atleast- compared to the first few weeks when he looked great. Maybe he's nursing something that we dont know about. I know the OL wasnt helping him out much as far as making lanes, but I still wasnt seeing any burst from out him.
Maybe its time to get Moreno back in the mix and give the guy one last try. Or hopefully if Willis is hurt this by week will make it right.
Moreno back . He is the #4 RB that is always inactive.
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Moreno back . He is the #4 RB that is always inactive.
Meh, he started the season as #2 and was deactivated after a fumble.

If we did that to every Bronco who fumbled this season we wouldn't be able to field a complete team.
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Meh, he started the season as #2 and was deactivated after a fumble.

If we did that to every Bronco who fumbled this season we wouldn't be able to field a complete team.
Yeah, THAT is the only reason why he was pulled. A single fumble.
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Yeah, THAT is the only reason why he was pulled. A single fumble.
We don't have a lot of evidence otherwise. That was the last carry he had. Why even give him that carry if you planned on never letting him touch the ball again. Or was it because the other 2 whole carries he got that game were ineffective?

Moreno is obviously in the doghouse for one reason or another that we can't see, but as for on the field....he's still better than Ball.
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I've heard Moerno's practice work ethic leaves alot to be desired. It's just not about his fumble. Really only reason he's here right now is Hillman was injured during TC
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I've heard Moerno's practice work ethic leaves alot to be desired. It's just not about his fumble. Really only reason he's here right now is Hillman was injured during TC
weak....annoying as hell when an athlete sleeps away the opportunity to play professional sports.
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Meh, he started the season as #2 and was deactivated after a fumble.

If we did that to every Bronco who fumbled this season we wouldn't be able to field a complete team.
Doesn't matter where you start the season because right now he is the #4. He was given the opportunity and ran the ball into the back of the OL, missed pass protection assignments and sealed his fate with the fumble. He is was he is a fringe roster player who doesn't suit up on gameday.
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Doesn't matter where you start the season because right now he is the #4. He was given the opportunity and ran the ball into the back of the OL, missed pass protection assignments and sealed his fate with the fumble. He is was he is a fringe roster player who doesn't suit up on gameday.
To be completely accurate, he obviously WAS NOT....though he may be now.

I maintain that it has more to do with something in practice or behind the scenes though, as he has still shown more than a scrub like Ball.
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Meh, he started the season as #2 and was deactivated after a fumble.

If we did that to every Bronco who fumbled this season we wouldn't be able to field a complete team.
Coaching staff might have told him to check himself out if he feels any fatuge given our lack of death at the position.
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The offensive line played like **** in the 1st half, on too many runs Willis had to evade contact in the backfield in the first half. In the 2nd half when they went more power less stretch in the run game he did better.

I believe we will see Hillman get worked in to the offense more during the bye week, I think he really suffered from being out early and missing out on install work.
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