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Thread: Is Taylor Martinez going to get the green light to run?

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    Is Taylor Martinez going to get the green light to run?

    I hope so. If the backups are progressing it would be great to Not see any more sliding into second base.

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    TM needs to learn how to take a hit, before he gets knocked into next week.

    Then he needs to learn how to DELIVER a hit.
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    Yeah, some of those slides were bad and could have hurt TMart. I'm for cutting him loose a bit more.

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    As a third party candidate?

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    I just hope that when he does decide to run, he learns to use the blocking in front of him, rather than trying to burst past them or running into the back of them.
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    Sliding is ok with me since A) he doesn't know how to take a hit B) he seems to fumble a decent amount and avoiding contact leads to fewer fumbles C) I still don't have confidence in the backups.

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    I am a fan of Taylor running, however as others have said, we need to have complete confidence in our backups. Not having a spring game this year obviously doesn't give fans a chance to see Carnes or anyone else in action.

    Given that his footwork and passing mechanics must be at least a little better, the development of our RB stable, and an increased balance (more passing) on O, hopefully he won't have to run as much. Obviously his straight-away speed is his biggest running strength. He only makes guys miss by running right by them. However, get a good angle on him or stack the box and he's history. SDSU figured that one out in 2010.

    Seeing Scott Frost lay guys out was nice, but I don't really want our QB giving defenders the business. That's not his job, no matter how good or capable our backups are. Sliding is just fine with me provided he slides at the right time and not too early. Anything to limit fumbles and move the ball forward.

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    Agree on: it's only OK to slide when past the first down marker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkfanseth View Post
    Sliding is ok with me since A) he doesn't know how to take a hit B) he seems to fumble a decent amount and avoiding contact leads to fewer fumbles C) I still don't have confidence in the backups.
    And he's also not doing this:


    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    Well look at this! it is true..when one loses one sense..in this case a sense of humor, the other senses are heightened...In this case, a sense of self importance

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerRedDread View Post
    And he's also not doing this:


    Seconded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerRedDread View Post
    And he's also not doing this:


    Why do I laugh every time I see that picture? I should be crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonuvahusker View Post
    Why do I laugh every time I see that picture? I should be crying.
    Well put

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonuvahusker View Post
    Why do I laugh every time I see that picture? I should be crying.

    I happened to do both the first time I seen the pic...
    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    Well look at this! it is true..when one loses one sense..in this case a sense of humor, the other senses are heightened...In this case, a sense of self importance

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    Other then the designed run plays, I would rather see TM be able to scramble out of trouble than just take off running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerRedDread View Post
    And he's also not doing this:


    Perfect statue of liberty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BakNthday View Post
    Other then the designed run plays, I would rather see TM be able to scramble out of trouble than just take off running.
    I value this more than a QB who can take off faster than anyone on the field. Tim Beck's offense was dangerous because Briscoe's ability to do this so well. He was able to buy time for his receivers to get open, as I don't care how much of a lock down corner you are, you can't cover someone consistently for 3-4 seconds at this level. His scrambling kept the defense honest as well as caused fatigue on the LB/DLine. Account that with his decision making and arm strength, he was able to make defenses pay, even though he wasn't the fastest QB in the world (4.7 in the 40).
    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    Well look at this! it is true..when one loses one sense..in this case a sense of humor, the other senses are heightened...In this case, a sense of self importance

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkfanseth View Post
    Sliding is ok with me since A) he doesn't know how to take a hit B) he seems to fumble a decent amount and avoiding contact leads to fewer fumbles C) I still don't have confidence in the backups.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BakNthday View Post
    Other then the designed run plays, I would rather see TM be able to scramble out of trouble than just take off running.
    TM does not seem to be able to scramble one iota. He just runs into the nearest defensive lineman.

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    I am sorry but I have had it with Taylor cannot do this Taylor cannot do that. Are there things he could do better? Yes there is but there are some things he does quite well but we never hear about them only what he cannot do.
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