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Will LF7 flame out in the NFL ?

Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:20 am
Posted by Picayuner
Member since Dec 2016
3485 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:20 am
Was my favorite Tiger but he's missing a lot of games, then last night couldn't punch it in on 3 tries from the 2 yard line. On fourth and two, he dances at the line and gets tackled by the foot ! Maybe he's just out of practice from the injuries and suspensions but sometimes you have to just cut up field and drive your legs and score. Don't put it all on the OL to do the job, help them sometimes.
Posted by Salmon
On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
83516 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:26 am to
if he stays with the dysfunctional Jags, maybe

Posted by DaBeerz
Member since Sep 2004
16886 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:26 am to
Think he’ll just disappear at times like he did against BAMA but if healthy is typically a beast
Posted by AlabamasSalaryCap
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2012
2725 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:27 am to
He'll be fine. However ( I know this is an unpopular opinion and will be flamed out of existence for this), his size and skill at such a young age stiffed his fundamentals, in my opinion.

I feel like you could see it at LSU and you see it now in the pros. He has a tendency to run into the back of his blockers instead of waiting for holes to develop. He relies on running through people instead of waiting to see their approach and finesse his way out of tackles. His undeniable physical attributes will still allow him to have a good career in the NFL, but in my opinion he could have been so much greater with a little better coaching.
This post was edited on 12/7/18 at 9:51 am
Posted by Topwater Trout
Red Stick
Member since Oct 2010
67589 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:27 am to
He would be great with the saints
Posted by wildtigercat93
Member since Jul 2011
112204 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:28 am to
Their Oline is brutal.

Erik flowers may be the worst left tackle in NFL history
Posted by jlovel7
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2014
21305 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:29 am to
He did this a lot earlier in his freshmen year. But after that he was making people look like fools on one cut alone (and yes he did demolish a lot of people in college). But there’s a lot of great runs where he was basically untouched until it was already a huge gain or he was in the end zone.
Posted by jrobic4
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
6853 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:29 am to
Two things:

Some players adjust faster than others. Even guys from the SEC take a little time attendance on the offense: see Mark Ingram

Jags offensive line is a mash unit
Posted by madddoggydawg
Metairie
Member since Jun 2013
6567 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:30 am to
quote:

his size and skill at such a young age stiffed his fundamentals, in my opinion.
not how it works.
Posted by StealthCalais11
Lurker since 2007
Member since Aug 2011
12447 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:31 am to
No. He'll go to a team worth a damn that doesn't have him running into 8 man boxes consistently, & then he'll eat.
Posted by Meauxjeaux
98836 posts including my alters
Member since Jun 2005
39848 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:34 am to
It was tough watching him get stopped three times at the 1 yard line, then watching Derek Henry take it 99 yards to the house.

Football gods are playing a sorry arse game with Fournette both in college and the pros.
Posted by wildtigercat93
Member since Jul 2011
112204 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:38 am to
I wish LSU/Jax were smart enough to get him involved in the passing game. He is deadly in space and can catch the ball.
Posted by Alt26
Member since Mar 2010
28234 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:40 am to
I don't think he'll "flame out", but I don't see him ever being an all pro or anything to that degree. Perhaps a career like Mark Ingram. A solid back that is capable of turning in good seasons, but not a HOF type career. To me, Fournette's biggest issue has always been his lack of vision. He's all world if you can allow him to hit a open hole in front of him with a full head of steam. But he's not great at running patient to find the hole or making gret cut back runs.

I hope I'm wrong, but I see him as Herschel Walker 2.0. A good NFL career, but not the transcendent NFL career many thought he would have coming out of college. He had Herschel have about the same running style.
Posted by TheGodfather
baton rouge
Member since Feb 2007
575 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:41 am to
i would love to see him be able to play in an offense with a capable quarterback. he hasn't had that in college or in the nfl. just give the man 1 season with someone so we can see how good he really can be.
Posted by Topwater Trout
Red Stick
Member since Oct 2010
67589 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:44 am to
quote:

Fournette's biggest issue has always been his lack of vision.


I say lack of elusiveness. RBs don't have long careers in the NFL...especially ones that get hit a lot.
Posted by wildtigercat93
Member since Jul 2011
112204 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:44 am to
Poor offensive scheme can really hinder a player.

Gurley has a similarly bad 2nd season after a really strong rookie year and people were ready to throw the towel on him

Give him an awesome offensive system with a great offensive mind and he’s putting up absurd numbers
Posted by km
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
5653 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:45 am to
If they don't get an offensive line, he will.
Posted by wildtigercat93
Member since Jul 2011
112204 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:46 am to
2016 Todd Gurley-
278 attempts/ 885 yards/ 3.2 Average 6 TDs
Posted by ccomeaux
LA
Member since Jan 2010
8184 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:47 am to
Ask his hamstrings, it’s up to them
Posted by deaux
Member since Oct 2018
20267 posts
Posted on 12/7/18 at 8:50 am to
The jaguars as a team are awful. Put him behind a real OL and he’d be fine.
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