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I know it's early, spring practice & the Fall to go, but with our great amount of talented running backs showing up this fall who gets on the field & who gets red shirted?
Appreciate your thoughts..... RTR!!!
Just My "Opinion".... I See henry playing day 1. The guy is a beast and the best back we signed this year imo. "SEE ALL-Star Game" in which he played against the best of the best.......And im not even including the special records he broke prior to that. Henry also has an head start on the other 3 guys due to him coming in early. If I had to pick, I think Tenpenny and Tyren Redshirts. I know!, I know!....These guys are very very good but Coach plays 3 backs so somebody has to wear the redshirt guys. Just saying. One of them may be put on Kick off Coverage if you just have to play them. Alvin Kamara will play Special Teams from day one. I would like to take C. Jones away from Punt/Kick return. We need a speedy play maker on Special teams and that has Kamara's name all over it. So no redshirt for Kamara imo.
PLaying time? TJ yeldon will obviously lead the pack of monsters. The #2 spot is in the air but I think King Henry will take that spot. Im not ready to give up on K. Drake. He had some nice runs this past season. Drake is Talented. He is a 217 pound back with killer speed. I think we factor him in more.
Now!! I know what my Tide Brothers are thinking. What about J. Fowler?? I see him focusing more on the Full-Back and H-Back Roles. He is a Beast and was bound to have a big time season before he got injured. I think we will see Coach Nuss run some plays Giving the ball to the Full Back.
Dee Hart?? the guy has had ACL injuries on both legs ) = if he is able to come back by season opener after all that, I see him getting his spot back on Kick Off Coverage......................
*** Again... This is all my "OPINION".... Im just trying to put the Puzzle together just like everybody else. I Look forward to reading what you guys and gals think ROLL TIDE!!! 3 out of 4 Championships!! **** We have a Big Problem.......But its good.
All comes down to the rehab of Fowler and Hart. If those guys are back to where they were coming into last year, we'll redshirt 2 if not 3 of the 4 guys coming in. Drake and Yeldon are legit as Matt Millen would say. We need 5 and if Fowler and Hart fill 2 of those spots, that leaves 1 guy to take the 5th role and my opinion is that Tenpenny is the most complete back we landed.
Henry, as early enrollee and physical beast, plays day 1.
Jones and Tenpenny redshirt. Alternatively, one of the two plays and Drake moves to DB.
Kamara carves out a role for himself as a specialty back/slot guy.
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Drake isn't going anywhere. He's our fastest RB and one hell of a runner, with a nose for the end zone.
Yes, I agree, Henry plays this season - no question about it.
Tenpenny may redshirt, but I'll bet you Tyren Jones plays in his freshman season, as he's the most game ready RB of the lot (freshmen).
I agree with you that Kamara will be a designated 3rd down back, not unlike Roy Upchurch. On other downs, he'll have his own package designed to put him into space. He's a unique back for us in contrast to the others.
Need st least 4 more threads on this topic IMO.
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