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  1. #733

    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheThinkingRaven View Post
    I don't know why they are. Lamar was back to his normal self against the Cardinals. Sure, he had a huge amount of yardage passing and running the ball, but the team was only able to get 23 points. I'll take the win, sure, but I haven't seen anything that can convince me that Lamar has really taken this next step. And before people say the Dolphins, c'mon. That team is a Division III team.
    Because Non-Thinking, LJ’s mechanics, placement and ball security is much improved which showed even in that game. Sometimes stats can be misleading, sure, but not here. It still stands that he is only 22, meaning he will have some inconsistencies at times but he is much improved in this aspect too. Not even Manning or Brady threw 5 TDS every week, and don’t get me started about their running





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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by HKusp View Post
    Looks like Ex had it right, right from the beginning.
    Lamar has taken particular notice of the cracks on him about being a RB. Nothing over the top, just little jabs here and there. For example, "Not bad for a RB". And the RB motion after he was given the game ball against Miami. I argued the entire off-season that the kid doesn't want to be ran like that. He'll do it if asked to, but he really wants to stay in the pocket and throw. His runs at Louisville were designed for him. As were the vast majority of his runs last year. He wouldn't be making the comments and gestures he has if he didn't have an issue with running so much.
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  3. #735

    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Lamar has taken particular notice of the cracks on him about being a RB. Nothing over the top, just little jabs here and there. For example, "Not bad for a RB". And the RB motion after he was given the game ball against Miami. I argued the entire off-season that the kid doesn't want to be ran like that. He'll do it if asked to, but he really wants to stay in the pocket and throw. His runs at Louisville were designed for him. As were the vast majority of his runs last year. He wouldn't be making the comments and gestures he has if he didn't have an issue with running so much.
    Definitely. Cardinals game felt like a lot of carries but it also fit the “take what they give us” mentality that has been preached, so im cool. He seemed so as well.





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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Compare and contrast the comments at the start of this thread to the current comments in recent days !!!!





  5. #737

    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmi16 View Post
    Compare and contrast the comments at the start of this thread to the current comments in recent days !!!!
    Right. So many flip floppers.





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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheThinkingRaven View Post
    I don't know why they are. Lamar was back to his normal self against the Cardinals. Sure, he had a huge amount of yardage passing and...
    Back to yer old tricks, eh Lamar? 65% completions and a 105 passer rating! Sigh. More of the same ol' / same ol'.

    When will you ever show that you're a viable QB, dammit?





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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimZipCode View Post
    Back to yer old tricks, eh Lamar? 65% completions and a 105 passer rating! Sigh. More of the same ol' / same ol'.

    When will you ever show that you're a viable QB, dammit?
    Just ignore him. Only a moron would say that Lamar hasn't taken a big step forward

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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    I argued the entire off-season that the kid doesn't want to be ran like that. He'll do it if asked to, but he really wants to stay in the pocket and throw.
    Exactly! As this past week's game vs the Cardinals showed!


    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    He wouldn't be making the comments and gestures he has if ...
    ...If people hadn't spent all offseason saying that he can't throw; or suggested last year that he should switch positions to WR or RB.





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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by usmccharles View Post
    Just ignore him. Only a moron would say that Lamar hasn't taken a big step forward
    I still think it might be performance art. The one I replied to was so self-contradictory, seems like it HAS to be.





  10. #742

    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Lamar has taken particular notice of the cracks on him about being a RB. Nothing over the top, just little jabs here and there. For example, "Not bad for a RB". And the RB motion after he was given the game ball against Miami. I argued the entire off-season that the kid doesn't want to be ran like that. He'll do it if asked to, but he really wants to stay in the pocket and throw. His runs at Louisville were designed for him. As were the vast majority of his runs last year. He wouldn't be making the comments and gestures he has if he didn't have an issue with running so much.
    One of the best lessons I've learned in my career is to always give people an out to make the right choice. I probably grasped this in my mid to late 30's. Lamar seems to have an uncanny understanding of this as a 21/22 year old. Juxtapose Lamar to Donovan McNabb. McNabb, despite being a top 5 player in that franchise, was never embraced by that fanbase. They booed him, it bothered him, and it laid the foundation for a contentious career. I remember McNabb coming out one year and making the point that he wasn't going to be a running QB.

    Harbaugh told everyone in the offseason to take the over on QB runs, and Lamar was quiet. The Ravens sat him for most of the preseason, while Trace McSorely had a pretty good preseason and Lamar was quiet. Since then, he's gone about his business in a way where he has rubbed it in his critics face, but done it in a way that that allows people to eat a little crow and still like him.





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    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smackums View Post
    One of the best lessons I've learned in my career is to always give people an out to make the right choice.
    ...
    Since then, he's gone about his business in a way where he has rubbed it in his critics face, but done it in a way that that allows people to eat a little crow and still like him.
    Nice observation.

    Yeah, he seems to have mad people skills and "EQ".





  12. #744

    Re: Is Lamar the answer, article from Tony?

    Scores are sexy but wins are what you want. Both of the first two games ended up with multiple kneeled snaps inside the ten. Both games could have another seven points easily.

    LJ is doing what he needs to do. Take what they give, move the ball and score more points tganvyhe defense gives up.





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