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It seemed this year that no WR could get clear separation deep (unless there was a breakdown in covereage). I thought Beckham was the speed guy, but CB's always stayed pretty much in his hip pocket on deep routes. Does LSU have a WR on the roster (or incoming freshman) that will scare a secondary on getting burnt deep?
Kavahra Holmes is a burner and Travin Dural has good speed. I'd be willing to bet that Dural has as good of speed as any of LSU's WR's that played this year.
That is a definite area they need to upgrade and also a reason you may see Jeryl Brazil get a look in the slot.
I know people are excited about JB as a defensive prospect. IMO, we have to get the ball in this guy's hands with more frequency that just special teams touches. His speed and surprising strength could make him a real threat. I like him in the slot and using him in motion crossing the backfield could even help our power run game (much like RS was sparingly used).
"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life." - Former LSU Coach and AD Paul Dietzel
I agree....The only thing I worry about is his hands because he doesn't have natural hands and kind of fights the ball at times.
Agree that Dural would have been heavily utilized this year as our main deep threat (i.e. Kenny Bell for Bama), if he was not hurt
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I have always thought it would be a good idea to get the BRPD canine units over at the LSU field house once or twice a week during the off season and let them chase some of the wideouts to work on speed. Seems like it could help because nothing tests your hunger, desire, and will to give 100% like being chased by a pissed off dog.
I kid ... I kid ... or do I??
Seriously I want no player to get bit by a dog ....
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by ThePurpleHaze 17 months ago
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- Mike Scarborough TB.com
I like the way you think outside the box.
I'd like to see our offensive lineman block moving F350s. If they can block a truck they can block a pass rushing lineman.
It's usually not the power rush that gets our guys, it's speed and quickness. Not sure a 3500 has the lateral or straight-line moves to simulate a SEC pass rush. Maybe a racing lawnmower or drift car, haha.
The ole' if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball theory....
Brought a big smile to my face.....That was a classic line and image to boot
Damn, beat me to it lol
Well if they're fast enough, they won't. If they're not fast enough, well....
I disagree on OBJ. Hes got plenty of speed and he was open deep a lot. I cant count how many times he was one or two steps clear of his defender on deep routes and the ball was overthrown almost every time. Im not a guy that rewatches every game but it happened atleast once a game...and multiple times vs aTm.
You also have to consider that Mett didnt get many opportunities to wait on deep routes to develop bc of protection issues. I dont think speed at WR is as big a problem as we are making it.
This post was edited by usafflyingtiger 17 months ago
Some of the faster guys on next year's roster:
Holmes (still at DB though)
Gardner (if he gets on board)
As usaAF said above, Beckham has some speed. He just got overthrown on some occasions this year. I think next year with more vertical threats on the team, he may get more of an opportunity to get free.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
maybe we can put a little velcro weight around Mett's wrist on deep throws next year so they won't go so far.
"In the SEC,you're a glorified run support guy.In the Big 12, you're a cover guy."-Bobby Burton asking why DBs go SEC
The biggest knock coming out of Breaux Bridge was that he was a track guy just playing football and I had to agree with that then. It will be interesting to see where and what he is able to do this spring. The biggest key, like you alluded to, is getting bigger, stronger, a more physical mindset, and improving his hands.
This post was edited by Sonny Shipp 16 months ago
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