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Old 11-09-2007, 12:08 AM   #11
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Default Re: I hope Willie doesn't get TOO big...

willie parker could use a little bit more strength as long as it does not have a huge impact on his agility or speed.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:17 AM   #12
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I don't see where he's lost a step. It's a half-step at most, and the punishment he inflicts on linebackers with the extra mass is worth it, IMHO. When he gets past the line, he still has blistering speed. Like I tell everyone..... he'll get stuffed for 10 - 15 2 yard gains, then *POW*.... he's either gone or has a large gain.

His speed still wears down defenses in the first half, and that primes them for the power running of Najeh.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:25 AM   #13
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Willie is like a physical specimen i still say he can run a sub 4.4 and to me that is faster than 70% of the other starting RBs in the league
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:59 AM   #14
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I dont think it will effect him as much. He's still faster than most people when hes not at full speed.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:16 AM   #15
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Willie is like a physical specimen i still say he can run a sub 4.4 and to me that is faster than 70% of the other starting RBs in the league
im not really sure that there even is a faster running back in the nfl than parker. 70% is way too generous.
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I'll take the small loss on speed to gain some muscle.

The extra muscle allows him to bounce off of arm tackles better, takes hits better, and will add a power demension to his game. I'm not talking "Jerome Bettis drag 4 defenders for 30 yards" power, but he'll be able to lower his shoulder and hit a DB/LB with more force and have a more powerful stiff arm. You can tell he's got more power to his game when he blocked Gay Ray on Monday night. Just the other year, he would have been trampled and Ben would have been walloped.
I have to agree with this if he is going to stay in and block for ben he need to bulk up a little bit.I don't think it has changed his speed much.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:23 AM   #17
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uhmmmmmmmm......from a ladies perspective, Willie's lookin' just fine...........
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I'll take the small loss on speed to gain some muscle.

The extra muscle allows him to bounce off of arm tackles better, takes hits better, and will add a power demension to his game. I'm not talking "Jerome Bettis drag 4 defenders for 30 yards" power, but he'll be able to lower his shoulder and hit a DB/LB with more force and have a more powerful stiff arm. You can tell he's got more power to his game when he blocked Gay Ray on Monday night. Just the other year, he would have been trampled and Ben would have been walloped.
Couldn't have said it any better, Roeth. Willie has lost maybe just a touch on his speed, but he is so much stronger now. No longer does he hit the ground from the slightest bit of contact or an arm tackle - he runs through that stuff now.
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I think the strength is exactly what Parker need now with a blast of speed and strength it makes him a larger target and a much faster and tougher target to have to drag down!
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