Play more violent

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by justingroves, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Dooley said today he wanted his running backs to "play more violent".

    I like the sound of that if they'll do it.
  2. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    The truth of the matter is that the running backs just aren't that good.
  3. IP

    IP It's just business.

    You don't think Lane can come around?
  4. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I think Lane can be good. Right now, he's not any better than Poole.

    Tom Smith isn't a big play threat but he can churn out 3 to 5 yard runs. We haven't seen enough of him in games to know if he's just a practice field superstar
  5. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Non violent types?
  6. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    Poole doesn't have a running backs vision. So when our Oline does make a hole(which hasn't happend very often if your keeping score) he just dosen't see it. I would like to see Lane starting if Poole fails to produce against the power house of buffalo. I would rather see the Oline play more aggressive, though. They're getting pushed around.
  7. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Hardesty ran violently. We've got some timid RBs and you just can't have that in the SEC
  8. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    Would be great if he'd encourage the o-line to do the same. Add the defense to that list while you're at it.
  9. vol_in_ar

    vol_in_ar Member

    hope the offensive line gets that message too
  10. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    I wish we didn't miss him so much. Poole and the running game as a whole, has been a huge let down. I didn't see us struggling this badly.
  11. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Hardesty, Jamal, and Webb were violent, knock you in the mouth backs.

    Tony Thompson, Jay Graham, and Travis Stephens were 'run like you stole something' backs.

    We have neither right now, unless someone steps it up.
  12. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    Why in the hell isn't Neal getting more carries? He runs the ball like he's pissed off.
  13. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    He runs laterally, gets nicked up often, and seems to live in Dooley's doghouse.

    (His high school clips were some of the most impressive I've seen. Can't quite figure that guy out).
  14. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    I think Lane and Neal will be fine. it has become increasingly obvious that Tauren Poole is a guess hitter that got lucky and belted a few home runs last year
  15. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    I havn't noticed this. I'll need to watch the film.....
  16. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    His best plays have been rail routes against UGA and USC. I don't remember off the top of my head any long runs he has had. I want him to succeed, but something is going on there I can't quite get at.
  17. VOLinDAWGland

    VOLinDAWGland Contributor

    Now that they've pulled Da'Rick from KO return duty, would like to see Neal and his speed back there. Right now our running game needs to find a 3-5 yard grinder RB and a guard/tackle combo that can move the LOS, we can worry about game breakers later.

    I think it is just tough to have a line with 4 sophomores play with the kind of violence and commitment required. I expect them to continue to improve as the season wears on and might actually start flashing shades of becoming a force by end of season.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  18. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Young comin
  19. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

  20. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Played hoops with D. Young once. Dude is built like a brick house.

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