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PortCityTiger24
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub

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Just excuses. He had plenty of time to hone his skills and the coaches gave him snaps from the get-go.


Jordan Jefferson was his QB for two out of his 3 seasons and we threw the ball like 13 times a game. This idea that Shep had all of these opportunities is made up by rantards like yourself. They recruited him to play a Percy Harvin role and then proceeded to run a 1970 big 10 offense.


wildtigercat93
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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recruited him to play a Percy Harvin role


False on so many levels


PortCityTiger24
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
How many levels are there in that statement?


ihatebrian
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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They recruited him to play a Percy Harvin role and then proceeded to run a 1970 big 10 offense.
they recruited him because of potential. It didn't workout despite the coaching staff forcing the ball in his hands 2 dozen different ways.

Name me an LSU Tiger who touched the ball in more ways than RS in the last 10 years?


RogerTheShrubber
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So you're saying he would average those yards with about 15-20 touches a game.


It's possible. His career yard per carry average is impressive. To dismiss it is idiotic.

He had skills, they just didn't fit in at LSU.


Ric Flair
LSU Fan
Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
7542 posts

re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
I love RS for his dedication to LSU, but some of you fail to see reality, possibly due to all of the hype from his recruitment. It reminds me of App State fans here in NC, who fail to see that Armani Edwards is not a great receiver or punt returner.


MOT
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
Like Ford, his ypc or yards per touch look good because of the way he was used...not in spite of it.


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PortCityTiger24
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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Name me an LSU Tiger who touched the ball in more ways than RS in the last 10 years?


More touches or in more ways? I don't have the numbers off hand but his YPC was impressive, and if he didn't get the touches then your point is pretty irrelevant. We all knew the guy wasn't your prototypical WR and that's what we used him as, especially his last two years.

I'm not saying he couldn't have performed better, but you can't ignore that he played with garbage QB's and bad play calling. It's like everyone forgets all of that.
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wildtigercat93
LSU Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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How many levels are there in that statement?


Well one, he was not recruited as a WR

And 2 he was never told hed be used like Percy Harvin


ihatebrian
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More touches or in more ways?
in more ways. The coaching staff was more creative with getting the ball in RS' hands than any other guy the last 10 years.
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We all knew the guy wasn't your prototypical WR and that's what we used him as, especially his last two years.
you wanted the coaching staff to change our offense around a guy who got beat out by 3 or 4 freshman over the course of his junior and senior year?
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but you can't ignore that he played with garbage QB's and bad play calling. It's like everyone forgets all of that.
3 different QBs, but it's not RS, it's them? And again, the coaching staff did everything they could to help RS. He got way more playing time than your typical 5 string RB/WR would get. And that's about where he fell talent wise.


PortCityTiger24
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2006
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
He said after his commitment that he was open to playing wherever the coaches needed him, so he had an idea that a position move was a strong possibility.

No one said he was specifically told "you will be the next Percy Harvin" but he expected a much bigger role than what he was given. It's easy to sit back and say that he sucked but our offense and QB play didn't help.


nogoodjr
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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Wide receiver Russell Shepard had several nice catches, but the one that stuck out most was an awesome, contested grab over the cornerback down the sideline inside the 10-yard line. He has consistently shown proper catch technique with his hands away from his body, as well as solid route running to bait defenders and create separation. The undrafted rookie from LSU is another player who can take advantage of the opportunity that has opened up due to Jeremy Maclin's injury.


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PortCityTiger24
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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you wanted the coaching staff to change our offense around a guy who got beat out by 3 or 4 freshman over the course of his junior and senior year?


Not exactly. I wanted them to change the offense, period. It hasn't been good.


wildtigercat93
LSU Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Jul 2011
48314 posts

re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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He said after his commitment that he was open to playing wherever the coaches needed him, so he had an idea that a position move was a strong possibility.


One of the big reasons he choose LSU was because they told him he would get a shot to play QB. Politically correct interviews after his recruitment dont change that. Every guy is going to use that line


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No one said he was specifically told "you will be the next Percy Harvin"


Well you kind of implied it.


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gger role than what he was given. It's easy to sit back and say that he sucked but our offense and QB play didn't help.


Roles are earned not given.

And im not saying he sucked and im not saying the QBs were good, but not putting any blame on him as a player is ridiculous too. He dropped some easy passes during his career and didnt get open that often when he got his opportunities


With that said if theres one thing we can all agree on its that Shep was a great leader on the team and i will respect him forever for that and wish him the best in his NFL career.


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Camp Randall
Wisconsin Fan
The Shadow of the Valley of Death
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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Les has two NC's if he uses him more.


In a who has the dumbest fans in America contest, I'd put our morons up against anyone. We would fricking dominate.


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Sheetbend
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Member since Apr 2013
1267 posts

re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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All told, Shepard has probably been the Eagles' most prolific wide receiver since he arrived at the NovaCare Complex following the NFL Draft. That's because he's been relentless about catching hundreds of extra balls following practice every day. The rookie is fully aware that he has a long way to go in his fight for a roster spot.


Too bad he didn't work like that when he was a tiger.


TheBob
Oregon Fan
Metairie
Member since Jun 2005
13827 posts

re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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Not exactly. I wanted them to change the offense, period. It hasn't been good.




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dgnx6
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
22632 posts

re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
Our goal is to graduate players and get them to thr nfl.


Shep did that. Seems like he made the rt choice by switching to wr. His best chance at making the nfl. He just wasnt that good. But i will always pull for him.


lsutiger333
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
just imagine if he turns into a solid nfl player... people would look back on his career at lsu and just be baffled.


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whodidthat
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
5009 posts

re: Russell Shepard getting some NFL pub
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This idea that Shep had all of these opportunities is made up by rantards like yourself.


Yet he was passed by 5 younger guys on the depth chart. I wonder why? Can you figure it out genius?

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They recruited him to play a Percy Harvin role


And you called me a rantard. Another moron comparing him Harvin. I wonder how many of our receivers would have passed Harvin on the depth chart
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