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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Am I the only one not impressed ? I understand he is a rookie and it takes time but is is now game 11 and I have only seen 1 run for a hope of what should be. Sounds like the Offense has no faith in him either. Am I jumping the gun here. I really want him to work out. Love that change of pace back but is he it ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Am I the only one not impressed ? I understand he is a rookie and it takes time but is is now game 11 and I have only seen 1 run for a hope of what should be. Sounds like the Offense has no faith in him either. Am I jumping the gun here. I really want him to work out. Love that change of pace back but is he it ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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I think he has a bright future but in order for him to succeed he is going to have to improve his cutting ability and change of direction speed.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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Yes it's time to give up on him. Absolutely.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Dont discount the fact he is the YOUNGEST player in the entire NFL, who knew it was time to give up on a 20 year old because he didnt come in the NFL knowing everything and not needing time to develop
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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I don't want to bag on the guy too much, but he's gonna have to put on some weight and muscle.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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way too soon to give up on, but yeah I haven't been that impressed. So far he reminds me of Tatum Bell
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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Yes it's time to give up on him. Absolutely.
This is not what I am saying at all. Has he lived up to all the hype ? From all the talk before the season I expected the next MJD to be coming in here. Then we find out he can't block, he is supposed to have crazy cutting/burst speed and I will admit I kinda saw this once. What I am saying is shouldn't we be seeing a flash by now. Just because I don't think he is perfect does not mean I have given up hope on the guy. Some of you need to smoke some dope or take a Valium. WOW>.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:21 PM   #9
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This is not what I am saying at all. Has he lived up to all the hype ? From all the talk before the season I expected the next MJD to be coming in here. Then we find out he can't block, he is supposed to have crazy cutting/burst speed and I will admit I kinda saw this once. What I am saying is shouldn't we be seeing a flash by now. Just because I don't think he is perfect does not mean I have given up hope on the guy. Some of you need to smoke some dope or take a Valium. WOW>.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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Give the kid a break, he's like 12...long way to go..
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #11
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Am I the only one not impressed ?
You shouldn't be. Not much to be impressed with thus far. Hope he proves us wrong.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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way too soon to give up on, but yeah I haven't been that impressed. So far he reminds me of Tatum Bell
Except Taco Bell was bigger and faster
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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Except Taco Bell was bigger and faster
and equally impressive as Hillamn

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #14
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and equally impressive as Hillamn

Taco Bell wasn't all that, but he did have some good games. Time will tell if Hillman is going to be better and he really doesn't have to do much to top what Taco Bell did so he's got that goin for him
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #15
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He will likely get better as time goes on. His SDSU Aztecs would already be done with their season by now. He is 21, young and probably has a lot to grasp in both the mental and physical aspects of the game.

Surprised that we traded up for him, but he has a lot of great tools. He will never be like Marshall Faulk (regardless of Fox's comparisons/praise) -- but he can be an effective player that can win us a lot of ball games. I personally would like to see his speed on KOR instead of having Lance Ballsack out there.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #16
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I've listened to a couple interviews with him, and I would add that he is probably a little emotionally immature. Once again, I think it is just a product of his age and huge circumstances as an NFL rookie. He just isn't going to be one of those backs that dominates his rookie year, but I do expect some good progress between this year and next.

He just jumped into the NFL's "PHD program" trying to learn a Peyton Manning offense. It's tough, and it is obvious that he is thinking way too much. Hopefully, he continues to make progress this season and we get a few big plays from him down the stretch.
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I'd take a 2005ish Tatum Bell right now:

Only 173 carries in spot duty, yet he managed to get 921 yds (5.3 yds per carry) and 8 TDs. Sign me up.
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Only 173 carries in spot duty, yet he managed to get 921 yds (5.3 yds per carry) and 8 TDs. Sign me up.
only if you bring mike anderson with him.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #19
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Here's a quickly compiled list of rank by total yards from scrimmage from rookie RB's:

1. Doug Martin
2. Trent Richardson
3. Ronnie Hillman
4. Bernard Pierce
5. Robert Turbin
6. David Wilson
7. Isaiah Peade
8. Lamicheal James


The Broncos have nothing to complain about. Ronnie Hillman has shown NFL ability, and likely needs another year or two to mature physically and emotionally. Doug Martin is about 3 years older than Hillman.

Hillman has shown flashes, and hopefully continues to develop throughout the year.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #20
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This is not what I am saying at all. Has he lived up to all the hype ? From all the talk before the season I expected the next MJD to be coming in here. Then we find out he can't block, he is supposed to have crazy cutting/burst speed and I will admit I kinda saw this once. What I am saying is shouldn't we be seeing a flash by now. Just because I don't think he is perfect does not mean I have given up hope on the guy. Some of you need to smoke some dope or take a Valium. WOW>.
what hype? He was a 3rd round pick, for crying out loud. Any hype there was surrounding him was obviously misplaced.

He may turn into something next year, which would be great and in line with his maturity. Not 2012 though.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #21
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I say put him in at PR to get his wheels warmed up. Leanord or however you spell it is worthless.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #22
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I've listened to a couple interviews with him, and I would add that he is probably a little emotionally immature. Once again, I think it is just a product of his age and huge circumstances as an NFL rookie. He just isn't going to be one of those backs that dominates his rookie year, but I do expect some good progress between this year and next.

He just jumped into the NFL's "PHD program" trying to learn a Peyton Manning offense. It's tough, and it is obvious that he is thinking way too much. Hopefully, he continues to make progress this season and we get a few big plays from him down the stretch.
block left and block right isnt hard to figure out lol
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Here's a quickly compiled list of rank by total yards from scrimmage from rookie RB's:

1. Doug Martin
2. Trent Richardson
3. Ronnie Hillman
4. Bernard Pierce
5. Robert Turbin
6. David Wilson
7. Isaiah Peade
8. Lamicheal James


The Broncos have nothing to complain about. Ronnie Hillman has shown NFL ability, and likely needs another year or two to mature physically and emotionally. Doug Martin is about 3 years older than Hillman.

Hillman has shown flashes, and hopefully continues to develop throughout the year.
How I would have loved to have Lamichael James..
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #24
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He will likely get better as time goes on. His SDSU Aztecs would already be done with their season by now. He is 21, young and probably has a lot to grasp in both the mental and physical aspects of the game.

Surprised that we traded up for him, but he has a lot of great tools. He will never be like Marshall Faulk (regardless of Fox's comparisons/praise) -- but he can be an effective player that can win us a lot of ball games. I personally would like to see his speed on KOR instead of having Lance Ballsack out there.
I had thought I read that GMs called and were pretty disappointed that Denver took him from their waiting picks. This is by no means supporting or not supporting the pick, but apparently others were also high on him.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #25
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way too soon to give up on, but yeah I haven't been that impressed. So far he reminds me of Tatum Bell
Tatum Bell was a deadly change of pace back in his rookie season. Hillman isn't even in the same zip code as Bell's rookie production.
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