Posted by
Message
LSUSilverfox
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2007
2509 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
quote:

You notice anything?


14 carries, -3 yards. Yikes.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
80
LSU Fireman
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2008
384 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
I agree, his Oline is terrible. When he get the ball 3 defenders jump on his back. He’ll get traded in a year or two and will be an all star. He outgained Henry 66-44 last night.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
27
Todd O'Connor
LSU Fan
MIke Ditka's Restaurant Chicago, IL
Member since Nov 2012
910 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
I think if you want to invest in a RB early in the draft you need to build the infrastructure for a run game first.

Dallas had already built most of that line and had Murray lead the NFL in rushing in 2014 and DMac have a 1000 yard season in 2015 before they took Zeke who was the missing piece.

You can't build around a RB you can only build up to a RB.


WildManGoose
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2005
1156 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
If you look at Guice's 3-year stats at LSU you could make a good argument that, if not for playing behind Fournette in 15/16, and getting almost 300 less carries in those two years, Guice is or could have been the best LSU back of all time.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
62
ecb
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2010
4253 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
I noticed when he got just a little blocking he almost took it to the house, ??


IMJ127
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jul 2011
2780 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
We have idiots judging a RB who gets hit before he can even secure the handoff. Other idiots comparing run blocking to pass blocking. If you can't see Fournette's talent then you don't know what to look for.


BoerneAg
Houston Astros Fan
Hill Country, God's Country
Member since Apr 2019
1598 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
Fournette has a ton of talent. He just doesn't do much of anything with it.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
41
Riseupfromtherubble
USA Fan
You'll Never Walk Alone
Member since Jun 2011
33017 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
quote:

If you can't see Fournette's talent then you don't know what to look for.



The NFL is full of backs that are big and fast. Fournette is basically Latavius Murray. Big and fast. His vision is just nonexistent. You can say all you want about bad offensive line play, outside of 4-5 teams that plagues the entire league. Saquon Barkley has been dominant in an equally bad situation in New York. Lesean Mccoy was a good back in buffalo. Kenyan Drake averages 4.7/carry and has spent his entire career in Miami. When a kid develops early like Fournette did they often fail to cultivate the skills they'll need when everyone else catches up. If you're always the biggest and fastest dude on the field then those are the tools you use. You don't develop vision because you don't need it. You don't develop patience because you don't need it. Then one day you do. On paper he is the perfect running back- but there were signs of his impending struggles dating back to college. The 3 years of bama tape should have been a red flag to every scout- he just could not cut it against equal or better competition.

The skills he does have, power and speed, will always lead to a few homeruns per season. That's what makes his career YPC even more alarming. The guy has multiple 70+ yard runs and is still averaging below 4.0 ypc in his career. I understood the hesitation to admit his shortcomings in his first two years, he'd been propped up on this site as the second coming of Jim Brown since he was 15 years old..but to those still denying his alarming mediocrity at this point in his career- you just lack the ability to view anything not tinted from purple and gold glasses


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
85
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Goldrush25
Washington Fan
San Diego, CA
Member since Oct 2012
27988 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
I don't watch any Jacksonville games but that's the only games my brother gets in his area and he seems to think Fournette's overweight.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
OchoDedos
Texas Fan
Tejas
Member since Oct 2014
12433 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
quote:

Eddie Lacey


At least LF can spell his name.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
2750 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
Barry Sanders says hi


TT9
Alabama Fan
Global warming
Member since Sep 2008
76803 posts
 Online 

re: Fournette is not a good running back
He ended doing good for my fantasy team, when a team has a shite QB and a horrible O-line, it's gonna be tough for any RB.


kciDAtaE
Member since Apr 2017
5166 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
He is an above average rb which makes him good. There arent many RBs in the league that can handle that work load and has a shitty online and rotating QBs


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
31
joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
2750 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
Guess you never saw the talent of mr. sanders


TT9
Alabama Fan
Global warming
Member since Sep 2008
76803 posts
 Online 

re: Fournette is not a good running back
Sanders was a once in a lifetime talent, not fair to compare he and LF.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
SteveLSU35
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Mar 2004
12376 posts

re: Fournette is not a good running back
Their Oline does blow, but the guy has been basically the only offense for his teams for 15 years. You know in middle school and high school he got basically all the touches. In college Miles ran the tires off the dude.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 4 of 4next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram