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tony hipchest
09-12-2008, 09:33 PM
now i dont know who is compiling these stats and i guess its sorta relative (like ray lewis' inflated tackles) but comparatively its pretty good at a little under 50%-

(from kirwans "hot topics for week 2")

8. Be your own best blocker
Every running back in the NFL has to be his own best blocker. It is close to impossible to get everyone blocked and keep them blocked on a running play. It is critical that backs gain yardage after initial contact. Here are the five guys really got after the defense after initial contact and made the opponent pay for not tackling them when they had the chance. Michael Turner got 105 of his 220 yards after contact. Ryan Grant against a tough Viking defense picked up 71 of his 92 yards after the initial shot. Brandon Jacobs is a beast at 260 pounds and used it to get 65 of his 116 yards after he either ran over the tackler or they dripped off him. Bucs coach Jon Gruden said he has to get Earnest Graham more touches this week. A great idea after he got 61 of his 92 yards after arm tackles failed. Finally, Willie Parker may be known as 'fast Willie Parker' but he logged 62 of his 138 yards on the ground after the opponents couldn't initially hold on to him.


willie did get alot of yds out of the 2te, 2wr, set and no lead blocker.

Preacher
09-12-2008, 11:10 PM
now i dont know who is compiling these stats and i guess its sorta relative (like ray lewis' inflated tackles) but comparatively its pretty good at a little under 50%-

(from kirwans "hot topics for week 2")



willie did get alot of yds out of the 2te, 2wr, set and no lead blocker.


Impossible.

Willie sucks. He can't run through a tackle.

:chuckle:

Galax Steeler
09-13-2008, 05:01 AM
Willie did look alot better this game he was running like the willie of 05.

SaskSteeler
09-13-2008, 11:55 PM
He seemed to run with a lot more power that he did last year.

JackHammer
09-14-2008, 02:26 AM
His rehab made his legs/lower body stronger than ever and he's benefiting from it now. Considering the stable of RB's that we have, I can't wait to see WP running strong into and through the playoffs.

SteelerFanInATL
09-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Don't get too excited, its only the first game. I will need to see more of this to make me a beleiver. I have too many thoughts of Willie being stopped like he ran into a brick wall to think he is doing this now. Time will tell. I am not a Willie hater, just need to more proof. Lets wait a couple more games and see.

fansince'76
09-14-2008, 10:14 AM
:rolleyes:

steelpride12
09-14-2008, 06:55 PM
Willie worked on his upper body more in the offseason and it shows. He is still fast as always, but when he gets hit he hits back.