El Eh Shu LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Oct 2007 513 posts
re: Miles earning or losing respect for putting RS10 at RB(Posted by El Eh Shu on 11/13/12 at 10:49 pm to LSU GrandDad)
You don't always have to surprise defenses, just execute. Shep needs to do what he does best, run with the ball in his hands. I don't understand why he doesn't take direct snaps either though. Will always wonder what if.
As far as OP's question I'd say earn. But you never know, some players may not be a fan. Seems like a really good guy to me though. I want him with 5 touches a game.
I like Miles, but hearing him talk about getting Shep involved with 3 games left in his career infuriates me. I'm glad he is doing it now rather than not at all, but this should of been a focus offensively for the past 3 seasons, especially considering the QB situation.
bastropbham LSU Fan Birmingham, Al Member since Nov 2008 604 posts
re: Miles earning or losing respect for putting RS10 at RB(Posted by bastropbham on 11/14/12 at 9:54 am to cajunjj)
Just watched some of his film from high school on YouTube. First it a appears he CAN throw the ball with accuracy and velocity so I'll never understand why he's never thrown a pass. Secondly most of his runs in high school appear to be up the middle, out of a scramble, but it was his straight ahead speed and moves that made him explosive. Not running a sweep. I know Miles tried a lot of different variations but i think running back (scat back) would have been his best bet at the NFL. Oh well.
Tigerik LSU Fan Franklin, TN Member since Mar 2007 983 posts
re: Miles earning or losing respect for putting RS10 at RB(Posted by Tigerik on 11/14/12 at 10:05 am to DEG)
Both. Earning because he's a Sr. and the right thing to do plus he's productive. Losing, because where's this guy been for 2 yrs. He's been there all along and his talent has been squandered in my opinion. We have great RB's, but he's the natural replacement for an injured Blue IMO. He's not as big or as strong, but he's a slasher. Too few touches I think last year and this year.