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Looks like he is practicing with the TE/H-backs today. Good move IMO. Doubt he would ever have had an impact at RB. He could be great at H-back.
He's already made an impact as a rb.
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Not really...mock up duty yes
....definitely should be taken with a grade...well, you know.
No he hasn't
Ok what ever u experts say. The guy has made enough of an impact to get the job done if needed. Any one who's watched football the past 2yrs. should know that much.
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Would you say EL has made an impact at RB?
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Constantly amazed at some of the stuff that gets posted here these days.
He has already been making an impact at running back for TWO years.
Think about why a RB who has proven himself already, would be working with the Hbacks. The answer is very simple, if you think about the fact that CNS/CDN want to force advantages through personnel, formations, shifts, and motions, then you add the new formation that has two backs "WITH FOWLER AS THE FB". Now take into consideration, if the personnel on the field is two backs, then there is probably not an Hback. Therefore to create an advantage, shifting the FB (aka Fowler) to Hback is a very logical move (remember Smelly, the Hback, dropping back to play FB on short yardage, this is kind of like the reverse of that). However, if Fowler doesn't know what to do at Hback, then he'd just be hanging off the end of the line like a dingleberry, useless, and somewhat embarrassing. I don't think CNS/CDN would consider a dingleberry an advantage, do you? That is why I believe he is getting coached up on Hback, so that when he does line up there (not necessarily as his primary position) he will be able to create an advantage.
My two cents.
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I'm not. Once you've seen it you come to expect it. I'm just waiting on someone to base their argument for JF not playing on 2 RBs who have never taken a snap on the collegiate level. Ingram didn't jump Coffee, Trent didn't Jump Ingram, etc. Saban puts a lot of value in experience and being able to trust players. I'm not saying one of the young guys can't/won't pass JF but you are kidding yourself if you think they already have before they ever take a live snap.
He's just not a tail back. Full back? Absolutely. Still think he would have been better on defense, but at least H-back allows him to use his physical abilities better. He's a hard worker, and if he buys into the move, he'll be pretty damn good.
Sorry if I'm not impressed with his success against teams that have been beaten up by Ingram/Trent/Lacy and quit the last 2 seasons. Nothing against Fowler, just think he's been in the wrong spot the last 2 years. Seems the coaches agree.
He might have had he stuck around longer.
He averaged 6.88 yards a game as a back up. I don't buy the argument about teams being softened up either because it is 100% obvious we are running the ball and teams load the box. Saban has also said that he really likes what JF brings to the table as a RB. Based on Saban's comments, and his production, I see no reason to just "generally" say he isn't a tailback.
I have asked the question before why not move Fowler to HB with that position still being unsettled.
I think if Hart hadn't been hurt last fall, this move would have happened sooner
Fowler scored a TD vs awbarn in a win. He's a Hall of Famer in my book!
Once again, based on what?
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