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Old 01-16-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default for those who forgot how good hillis is...

and to think i was one of those suckers rooting for owen schmidt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjDe0WDuCg
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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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
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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I 2nd that. I wanted Owen too. Peyton is a Hillybilly, but boy that kid loves football.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
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Oh man, I bet McDaniels is lickin' his chops thinking about the potential of this O. Hillis is gonna be huge for Denver.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #6
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Peyton Hillis the Illest!
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:34 PM   #8
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I love Hillis....
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:35 PM   #9
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Brad Hoover has had some great runs too.....

http://www.nfl.com/players/bradhoove...e?id=HOO705549
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:44 PM   #10
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My Kid had the runs. No link. Sorry
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Anyone have any examples of other RB's coming off torn hammys? Any speed or power loss?
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That's why I want him here...
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WGAF?

We're talking Hillis.

If he had played tailback the whole season, would he have been a candidate for ROY?
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:14 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:15 PM   #15
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No question the O was far better with Hillis in there. Im excited to see what he can do in this new offense.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:19 PM   #16
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #19
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The catch in which he tore his hammy.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:10 PM   #20
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He'd look even better splitting time in the backfield with Derrick Ward...
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:13 PM   #21
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He needs a nickname. I suggest "The Hammer."
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #22
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He needs a nickname. I suggest "The Hammer."
I kind of like "The Hillbilly Hammer."
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Sledgehammer would be more like it...
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:37 PM   #24
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No...Hammer is too close to "hammy" we dont want anything to do with that!
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #25
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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.
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