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View Poll Results: Knowshon: Star or Bust?
He'll be a top ten percenter. A Star in the NFL! 120 88.24%
He'll bounce around from team to team. An average back. 15 11.03%
Bust. He'll be out of the league within three years. 1 0.74%
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Bust or superstar, or something in between? Put down your take for posterity.

I'm voting "future star."
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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Taco's been talking him down to average or even bust status so based on that alone you can bet the kid will be a superstar!

I think people forget that the kid is just a rookie and he's going to make some mistakes.

He'll rack up 1,200 next year. Easy.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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I think he will be very good. He is a patient runner that follows his blockers. He hits the hole hard and breaks tackles. People also talk about how he is a good blocker but I haven't watched much of that. This all adds up to a good RB. He just needs to continue getting better like he has been.
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Star, hopefully the naysayers vote as they are, so we can use this to prosecute them later!
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:36 AM   #5
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I think he will be very good. He is a patient runner that follows his blockers. He hits the hole hard and breaks tackles. People also talk about how he is a good blocker but I haven't watched much of that. This all adds up to a good RB. He just needs to continue getting better like he has been.
Broken tackles are nice to see! Mike Bell still doesn't know how to do anything but run at deep safeties when brees pulls them out of the box every down.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:37 AM   #6
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Good solid back, not HOF but a good solid back for 5-6 years.
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What I've been noticing as the season has gone on is that his decision making and "quicks" have improved. He sees the hole earlier now than he has in the past and he hits it with much more speed and authority. I put that in Bobby Turner's column. The next level is when Knowshon starts doing this all out of instinct, without thought. Then, IMO, he explodes.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:38 AM   #8
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Hardworking and a Tough runner. He has all the tools to be very very good.
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He has some tools, but he puts the ball on the ground far too often right now. We'll see how the fickle hand of fate treats him.
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He has alot of potential, he's no clinton Portis,but he could end up being a above avg RB. If he is lucky, he may break a 1,000 yds this season maybe 1,100. His main problem is he's a fumbler.
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Star, hopefully the naysayers vote as they are, so we can use this to prosecute them later!
The bottom line is that if he was the star everybody here says he is, he would've shown that already.
We're still waiting. Call me when that happens, would ya'?

The guy gets more free passes for his fumbles than Cutler does in Chicago for his INT's...
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He has the tools, is a self driven hard worker, and he has shown continual progress throughout the year.

Also, the coaches are giving him every chance to succeed.

I think he gets better for at least the next two seasons as we continue to get bigger on the O-line. He should top out as a 1,500 yard rusher with about 300-400 yards receiving. Any player that can push 2,000 yards of total production is pretty damn good in my book.
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Solid back, not a super star though, but not a bust.
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What I've been noticing as the season has gone on is that his decision making and "quicks" have improved. He sees the hole earlier now than he has in the past and he hits it with much more speed and authority. I put that in Bobby Turner's column. The next level is when Knowshon starts doing this all out of instinct, without thought. Then, IMO, he explodes.
This is exactly what I was going to say. His vision has improved dramatically. The work in practice with Turner is starting to pay dividends.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:08 AM   #15
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I see him ready to break a few long ones. He has been close to doing that the past few weeks. He has been getting better every week. He needs to break one when we need it.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:09 AM   #16
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Knowshon needs to be used in the right way and I think McD is finally understanding this. He needs to be involved in the offense early and often, establish the run with him and then untilize his talents ala Marshall Faulk.

Not sure why McD doesn't "get it."
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Not quite a Star, but not just an average back either. I don't think he bounce around the NFL from team to team either, I think he'll be a Bronco for most of his career. Just a solid, above average runningback.
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He will be a great, great RB for years to come. An all around good running back...we have just seen glimpses of what this young man can/will do for the Broncos!
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I don't know what he'll be in the future, but to date he's been an inconsistent back who has struggled on third downs, short yardage situations, and also on the goal line. His last three games have shown marked improvement, however. His touchdown on third and 1 this past week was impressive because he had to weave through short yardage traffic to make it happen. And more, he's finally finding open field and breaking off 20+ yard runs. He may be headed for his first career 100 yard game this upcoming week against the Chiefs - they give up an average of 135 per game. He hasn't had the performances or consistency that other first round backs in recent years have had, but he's shown glimpses of that potential.
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He'll be like Ricky Williams minus the weed...
Once the hype wears off, and bounces around a team or two, he'll be a serviceable back...
A Selvyn Young type back...
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Knowshon's biggest problem is McDaniels. When did the Pats ever have a running game?
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He'll be like Ricky Williams minus the weed...
Once the hype wears off, and bounces around a team or two, he'll be a serviceable back...
A Selvyn Young type back...
Who is Selvyn Young? Never heard of him.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:24 AM   #23
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He has some tools, but he puts the ball on the ground far too often right now. We'll see how the fickle hand of fate treats him.

Adrian Peterson has 15 fumbles that last two seasons. 4 is not great, but it could be alot worse.


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You tell the league he's coming. And he's bringing Hell with him!
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He is OK..But, Hillis is much better in Short yardage situations.
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