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footballfan23
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The return of the fullback is upon us

I cannot believe what I am seeing but real football is returning. A few years ago there was talk about the fullback being eliminated. If it weren't for the military academies they might have been. Teams are going back to lining up under center and putting a fullback in the game. I've had enough of this rinky dink spread bullshitee and am glad the return of the fullback is upon us.


Gaston
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
I didn’t expect this to be a serious football post at all.


Baers Foot
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
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I didn’t expect this to be a serious football post at all.


No one expects footballfan23.


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Trauma14
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
Offense changes to beat defenses. Defense adjusts, offense changes again. Pretty typical stuff. Real football never left.


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kisatchie53
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
LBs smaller and faster, get a big fullback and pound the shite out of them


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Upperdecker
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
Doing things different than everyone else has it’s benefits. When enough teams revert to smash mouth football, and defenses change to fit that mold, spread offenses will start to be hipster again, and everything will cycle


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GABCommenter
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
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I didn’t expect this to be a serious football post at all.


have you seen any other of footballfan23's posts? this guy thinks he trolling but its laughable how bad he is


footballfan23
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
Ok troll king


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kisatchie53
Member since Jul 2011
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
I don't understand why people are bashing OP with this thread It's a legit point and I've thought about it myself. D coordinators are getting better at game planning the pass, DBs are no longer just WRs who can't catch, LBs run like deer, best thing to do is run right at them, with a good Oline and fullback leading the way.


ragincajun03
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
I always preferred football with hard nosed blocking fullbacks that could also catch the ball and run over DBs.

Tom Rathman, Larry Centers, Lorenzo Neal.

I’m all for that returning to NFL offenses.


SlowFlowPro
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
The thing is that you should be using an H-back so you don't waste the roster spot.

It's not that running is bad but how you line up to run needs to be efficient. That's why you see so many 11 and 12 personnel instead of i-form.

San Francisco uses a fullback but he is an extreme utility player who isn't just a blocker. He's much more of an H-back.


hoopsgalore
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
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If it weren't for the military academies they might have been


Wisconsin has multiple FBs in the NFL, too, including Derek Watt and Alec Ingold.


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kisatchie53
Member since Jul 2011
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
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The thing is that you should be using an H-back so you don't waste the roster spot.

It's not that running is bad but how you line up to run needs to be efficient. That's why you see so many 11 and 12 personnel instead of i-form.

San Francisco uses a fullback but he is an extreme utility player who isn't just a blocker. He's much more of an H-back.



Oh I understand, I've always just liked a big athletic fullback. Go back to the 250lb fullbacks taking on 230-240lb LBs I'm gonna bet on that RB getting 1st down in short yardage. Fullbacks however don't go out for passes as much as they use to and you also don't see them pass block as much. They are however used quite a bit on special teams where many times they help quite a bit. I'd like to see more old school bruisers who can also pass block and go out and catch a pass.


HubbaBubba
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
Is the Wishbone offense going to see a resurgence?


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Bottom9
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
Holy frick, found PFT Commenter's Tiger Droppings account


Buckeye Backer
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
The Cleveland Browns use 2 FB's in their scheme.


KosmoCramer
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
They run wishbone?


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Dawgwithnoname
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
PREACH


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adp
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re: The return of the fullback is upon us
I use a full back in Madden when I'm not using 5 wr's.


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Avante
Member since Oct 2021
1459 posts

re: The return of the fullback is upon us
Never saw The Four Horsemen play, but do know all of them were like 170ish pounders.

Anyway...

The first stud fullback was Bronko Nagurski his halfback The Galloping Ghost Red Grange, Army had Mr.Inside Doc Blanchard the bully, Mr.Outside the 9.6 sprinter Glen Davis, both winning a Heisman.


Most the first stud ground gainers in the NFL after Red Grange were fullbacks...

Marion Motley
Tank Younger and Deacon Dan Towler with the Rams who was who?
Joe Perry
Jim Brown
Jim Taylor
John Henry Johnson
Don Perkins
Dick Bass
Rick Casares

All fullbacks.

The first 1000 yard rusher in the AFL was the 250 pound Cookie Gilchrist a fullback.


When Jerry Rice was at Mississippi Valley State he was one of a five WR set with QB Willie Totten pulling the tigger, they were scoring 60ish points a game, only time they ran the ball third and short. That was one way to do it.

Army/Navy a whole other brand of football, pity a WR.

Larry Csonka & Mercury Morris has to be the classic Thunder & Lighting, the difference in size and speed never more obvious than those two.

Tom Rathman has to be the perfect fullback, he could catch the ball, great blocker, good runner, and a tough guy. I do think every team today could use a fullback just like Rathman.

Lorenzo Neal was a monster who couldn't use him?

Hell, a TE/FB would work.

Get back to physical football, something a fullback brings.

Trivia

What fullback scored...

Rushing
Receiving
Passing
X point
Field Goal
Punt Return
KO Return

250 pound FB in the 60's, grrrrrrrr~~~


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