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Ive been saying that since 1st seeing him @ Daphne! OJ Simpson...
By the way, where did the "you guys are selling Dee Hart and Kenyan Drake short" crowd go? Every time I or someone else would make a bold statement about TJ, before the season (all the way back to Spring ball), people would try convincing others that Dee Hart and Drake are in TJ's league. Guys, I am glad we signed Dee and Drake but TJ is a rare size/skill set combination... ELITE!
This post was edited by Allen Tide 22 months ago
He runs like Eric Dickerson, more upright, with full field vision. He appears to be gliding but elusively fast, finds the hole and cuts north....no dancing. He will be one of the great ones.
I believe he does have his own style, or whatever, he is going to be a real asset to Bama this year. RTR
My buddy and I think he reminds us of Tony Dorsett.
Very Alfred Blue like
Coach Bryant use to say "He runs with his feet close to the ground"
He's certainly no Dennis Void, but I'll take him.
This post was edited by ecp3 22 months ago
I remember watching him last year when they came to Fairhope. I was so depressed thinking I was going to have to watch him play at Auburn for the next three years. He ran for almost 400 yards that night and scored I don't know how many touchdowns. I don't think there was a happier person when he flipped to Bama.
we were talking about this during the game. Being a taller back everyone was saying Allen, Dickerson, AP, but we couldn't nail it down. One of my friends said the way his feet seem to keep moving even when cutting, sorta chopping, reminded him of Shaud Williams. So we concluded tall back with scatback feet. Couldn't think of many people like that.
I haven't read every post in the thread so SIAP...
Anyone who watched Yeldon in the Army AA Game & A-Day, who has any inkling of football smarts could see he had serious talent, however, there has been some serious talent on our roster throughout the entire Saban era.
By my personal standards, there have only been two guys who have jumped off the screen as a freshman & made me smile & think "this guy is going to be fun to watch" - Julio & Trent.
After watching Yeldon on Saturday...there's now three. As talented a Eddie, Nudie & our other RB's are, it became very obvious that TJ is the future & maybe the immediate future. His combination of size, speed, quickness, vision & overall athleticism is special & I can't wait to see his development after a full year under Saban, Burns, Cochran & Co.
There is still no sign of Duron Carter.
You know who I think he looks like, but when I showed my Corndog buds the look on their faces said it all. He's a good one.
Go find photos or videos of Harvey Williams @ LSU . Yeldon physically looks like Williams in pads and has similar running style.
I would like to amend my OP by saying that I still see ED in TJ, and based on his starting point and potential ceiling he COULD be one of the great ones. CNS addressed this issue in the recent press conference and I agree. As passionate fans, we are quick to dismiss competitors and prop up our players. This is entertainment and the joy is in the journey - participating and observing. My wish for TJ is that he continues to work his ass off, stay focused and realize his potential as one of the best running backs of his time. RTR and Salute The Journey!
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