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Old 07-25-2017, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Rico Dowdle

I stayed up late and watch games from the 2016 season.

I got to the Missouri game and came across this 20-yard td run by Dowdle.

I know it is just one play but it displays nearly every thing you hope your rb has as far as vision to see the running lane before it develops, the ability to get there, the quickness to make a few guys miss in close quarters and shrugging off arm tackles.

He can dance like Kenny McKinley off the line and cut on a dime and be back to full speed in the blink of an eye.


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And he may not even be our starter if T. Williams is a good as I hear
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:53 AM   #2
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I have not seen much discussion about him but he is one of 3 reasons we ended up with 6 wins. Dowdle, Edwards and Bentley were all true freshmen. Hopefully, he is working out and trying to get stronger and faster. He has all the things David Williams did not have like vision and balance. He is quick too. If he has a 1,000 yards rushing, Edwards or Samuel get up around 900 yards receiving, and Bentley can throw for 2500+ yards with 10 or fewer INTs then I would say we will win at least 7 games and probably 8.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:09 AM   #3
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I am really excited to see the RB group this year.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:11 AM   #4
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Thank you for posting!

Please keep in mind there are old cocks on Cockytalk.

All postings that highlight current players must be title with "Nothing Wrong" or something to that effect. We old cocks are use to the "chicken curse" Bad news is always assumed first.

I do believe Holtz, Spurrier and now Muschamp has exorcized the curse but it's ingrained after sooooo many years.

I was truly was noisiated before opening this thread
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:17 AM   #6
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Love this guy. He has a great ability to change direction and accelerates so quickly out of his cuts. He is going to be a good one.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:50 AM   #7
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I am really excited to see the RB group this year.
Same. + as the OL improves so will the stable.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:03 AM   #8
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Really looking forward to seeing what Dowdle/Williams can do. This offense has the potential to put up some points this year.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:07 AM   #9
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I'm looking forward to seeing the O this year, especially with Wolford coaching the OL. The real q is D, but we've got the coaches there, so I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of improvements can be made there as well.

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Old 07-25-2017, 09:14 AM   #10
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Statistically speaking, Rico Dowdle is right there with Saquan Barkley at Penn State who is getting a lot of love. I can see Rico rushing for 1500 yards if he can stay healthy and he gets the carries.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:15 AM   #11
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I am really excited to see the RB group this year.

Yeah man. Think about all the hype our QB and WR/TE have gotten. If we can get a strong running game going, that will make those guys even better.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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Our season will only go as far as the OL/DL can take them. If those units are poor, then this is gonna be a disappointing season. If they are vastly improved, we could win a few more games then expected.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:02 AM   #13
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The juke move against the Tennessee DB was a thing of beauty.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:05 AM   #14
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Looking forward to football season. Starting to get excited.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:07 AM   #15
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Extremely excited to watch this RB group..Rico,Williams,AJ,Mon,and many are forgetting about Kinlaw...
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:12 AM   #16
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I think there are several reasons we may have 2 backs over or close to 1000 yards each this year, Dowdle and Williams.

1. The quality of the players. Dowdle has size (over 210), quickness, and cutting, good vision, and good power. He fights for yardage. Williams has good speed, power, and seems to have good football savvy. Either one can get big numbers without having to grind it out with 25 carries.
2. Fresh legs. Beyond having two excellent guys to share the load, we've got Turner (tough and fast), Kinlaw, and Denson, with Freeman possibly ready as well. We won't be relying on non-recruited walk-ons as backups.
3. Tight ends who can be scary. Linebackers may face some 2 TE and Hback sets that can both get linebackers out of the box and put a hat on them inside. We may see more double-team blocks than we're used to. Hurst and Crosby can catch and stretch the field. Pollard can catch and grind out yardage. We have three other big guys who can play - not counting the incoming freshman. What's a linebacker or safety to do?
4. Improving offensive line. Both Helms and Stanley should be fully healthy and ready to show their ability. The guys who had to play too early will be more developed now (Young, Knott, Hutcherson). We should have reliable backups at almost every spot. Bailey may be able to play himself into a good draft position.
5. Passing game. We have a QB and receivers who can make it painful to stack the box and run-blitz. The safeties can be kept out of run defense unless somebody is willing to gamble dangerously.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:49 AM   #17
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Thank you for posting!

Please keep in mind there are old cocks on Cockytalk.

All postings that highlight current players must be title with "Nothing Wrong" or something to that effect. We old cocks are use to the "chicken curse" Bad news is always assumed first.

I do believe Holtz, Spurrier and now Muschamp has exorcized the curse but it's ingrained after sooooo many years.

I was truly was noisiated before opening this thread
THIS!!! ()

Every time (this time included) I see a post titled with only a player's name, I immediately fear the worst!

That's a good idea to put "nothing wrong" in the title as well!
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Every time (this time included) I see a post titled with only a player's name, I immediately fear the worst!

That's a good idea to put "nothing wrong" in the title as well!

LOL

So a thread title like this wouldn't be a good idea?


Title: "Rico Dowdle: Bad News..."



Subject "...for the rest of the SEC"
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:17 AM   #19
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Looking at Ty'shon Williams' stats from North Carolina, he didn't really have all that good of stats. Said he rushed 19 times for 57 yards, thats not very good. Was he hurt most of the year or something? Everyone is really high on this kid, I am just asking why are people that high on him? What am I missing?
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Looking at Ty'shon Williams' stats from North Carolina, he didn't really have all that good of stats. Said he rushed 19 times for 57 yards, thats not very good. Was he hurt most of the year or something? Everyone is really high on this kid, I am just asking why are people that high on him? What am I missing?
Williams has good speed and power. The coaches saw him on the scout team for a year and through spring and are listing him as a possible co-starter with Dowdle, and we know how good Dowdle is - just haven't see how good he can be.
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