|04-27-2008, 11:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2006
broncos sign cu's polumbus
Read about it here:
Polumbus only allowed 1 sack in his senior season - decent gamble for a free agent offensive tackle.
|04-27-2008, 11:54 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Paradise Divide
Good free agent signing. Im a CU honk, but Tyler is a monster.
Overview The two-year starter proved to be a great wall-off blocker for the Buffaloes, justifying the faith head coach Dan Hawkins had in Polumbus.
Charged with protecting the blind side of the coach's son, quarterback Cody Hawkins, in 2007, Polumbus excelled and Colorado improved its offense from an average of 291.4 yards per game in 2006 to 377.0 in '07.
His consistency was evident, as Polumbus not only graded at least 80% for blocking consistency in 10 of 12 regular-season games as a senior, but he allowed just one quarterback sack on 893 offensive snaps. He was the recipient of the Joe Romig Award, presented by the coaching staff to the team's most improved offensive lineman.
At Cherry Creek High School, Polumbus earned Super Prep All-American and All-Midlands honors, while Prep Football Report and Prep Star named him to their first-team All-Midlands squads. Super Prep tabbed him the 42nd-best offensive lineman in the country, with Prep Football Report selecting him as the 16th-best player in the Midlands (the fifth-ranked offensive lineman).
Polumbus was named first-team All-Colorado and Class 5A All-State by the Denver Post, as he also garnered All-State second-team honors from the Rocky Mountain News. He also received first-team All-Centennial League accolades on his way to being voted his team's most inspirational player. As a junior, he earned second-team All-State honors (Rocky Mountain News) and first-team All-League accolades.
Polumbus blocked for a 1,200-yard rusher as a senior, when he allowed no sacks, just four pressures and racked up 78 domination blocks and 12 touchdown blocks. As a junior, he plowed the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, recorded 75 domination blocks, 14 touchdown blocks and allowed only one sack. He had 55 domination and eight touchdown blocks as a sophomore, allowing just three sacks. He lettered in basketball twice as a center, and also played baseball.
Attending Colorado was a certainty for Polumbus after his high school playing days. He became the third family member to compete in athletics at the university. His father, Tad, lettered in football, basketball and golf (1965-66), catching 14 of 15 passes thrown to him. His uncle, Gary Polumbus, lettered three years in golf and twice made it to the NCAA Championships.
Tyler Polumbus redshirted at Colorado in 2003, using the time to add 25 pounds of bulk to a lanky 245-pound frame. The following season, he appeared in 10 games with the field goal/PAT unit and three games on offense, logging one knockdown block on 21 offensive snaps.
As a sophomore, Polumbus played in all 13 games, earning starting assignments in the first two contests vs. Colorado State and New Mexico State, but was then hampered by a left high ankle sprain, staying in reserve until the Champs Sports Bowl. He posted 18 knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block on 311 offensive plays.
In 2006, Polumbus took over left offensive tackle duties, starting all 12 games. He made 54 knockdowns and four touchdown-resulting blocks on 715 snaps. As a senior, he garnered All-Big Twelve Conference second-team honors, as he competed on all 893 offensive snaps. He totaled 68 knockdowns, four touchdown-resulting blocks and allowed just one quarterback sack on 436 pass plays.
Career Notes Polumbus allowed just 4.5 quarterback sacks on 690 pass plays the past two seasons...During that period, he participated in a total of 1,608 plays, registering 122 knockdowns with eight touchdown-resulting blocks.
High School Attended Cherry Creek (Denver, Colo.) High School, playing football for head coach Rocky Martin...Earned Super Prep All-American and All-Midlands honors, while Prep Football Report and Prep Star named him to their first-team All-Mid-lands squads...Super Prep tabbed him the 42nd-best offensive lineman in the country, with Prep Football Report selecting him as the 16th-best player in the Midlands (the fifth-ranked offensive lineman)...
Named first-team All-Colorado and Class 5A All-State by the Denver Post, as he also garnered All-State second-team honors from the Rocky Mountain News...Received first-team All-Centennial League accolades on his way to being voted his team's most inspirational player...As a junior, he earned second-team All-State honors (Rocky Mountain News) and first-team All-League accolades...In his final year, Polumbus blocked for a 1,200-yard rusher, allowed no sacks, just four pressures and racked up 78 domination blocks and 12 touchdown blocks...As a junior, he plowed the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, as he recorded 75 domination blocks, 14 touchdown blocks and allowed only one sack...Had 55 domination and eight touchdown blocks as a sophomore, allowing just three sacks...Lettered in basketball twice as a center, and also played baseball...An honor roll student in high school, he owned a 3.1 GPA as a prep and scored a 1210 on the SAT.
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Analysis Positives: Needs to add much more bulk to his frame, but he has the room to carry at least another 20 pounds...Not really a physical blocker, but plays with good effort and stays on the play until the whistle...Shows good initial quickness off the snap and has the feet to gain position...Does a good job reading defensive coverage and is aware of his block point...More of a position or wall-off type of blocker, but has the long arms to keep defenders off his body (needs to use them with better consistency)...Decent short-area push to widen rush lanes...Has the ability to make the chip block and stalk second-level defenders on short traps and pulls...Has adequate ability to slide and mirror working in-line (struggles with edge rushers)...Has the ease of movement out of his stance to attack defensive linemen, understanding concepts and position and taking good angles for the outside running game.
Negatives: Has underdeveloped upper- and lower-body muscles and needs to add more bulk to compete at the next level as a left offensive tackle...More of a finesse-type blocker and could use a mauler's mentality in his game...Does not have the agility to slide out and handle speed rushers and must develop a stronger hand punch to shock the defender on initial contact...Must show more urgency in his play (at times, he just seems to go through the motions)...Has good weight-room strength, but needs to use it on the field and play with better physicality...Started to develop a better work ethic as a senior, but he needed a push earlier in his career...Does not have the quickness to recover and re-adjust when he overextends on a play...Lacks the strength to generate much movement off the snap...A bit stiff in his hips, which causes him to look sluggish trying to adjust to edge rushers...Has good hand placement, but little power behind his arm swipes or punch...Lacks ideal knee bend (when he bends at the waist, he struggles to change direction)...Gets too high in his stance to lock on tight to a defender's jersey to drive the defender off the ball...Has just an adequate anchor and will get pushed back into the pocket by a strong bull rush...Has had shoulder issues in the past that might warrant further medical review.
Compares To: MARCUS JOHNSON-Minnesota...Polumbus' inability to keep his pads down and style of play might be a better fit at right tackle. He has decent weight-room strength, but it is rare to see it translate to the field. He shows a weak hand punch but has good initial quickness off the snap. Polumbus must add more bulk to his lanky frame, but also needs to start showing some aggression in his game.
Injury Report 2005: Played most of the year with a torn labrum, undergoing shoulder surgery after the season (1/06) that kept him out of 2006 spring drills.
2006: Limited in late September/early October with a left high ankle sprain.
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|04-28-2008, 12:12 AM||#7|
the dude abides...
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|04-28-2008, 12:32 AM||#8|
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