Blue collar Maroney
- From: "jupiter49" <jupiter49antiSPam@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 12:37:45 -0400
There's something about this kid Maroney that I like already. His old
coaches say that he avoids "glitz and glamor" and is attracted to
inexpensive and simple things, like a blue collar kind of attitude about
Most of us already know what he does well.
What he can't do well, yet, is protect the passer. He doesn't lack for
effort or attitude, he just doesn't do it well. I don't expect this kid to
be out there on passing downs in September. This is not the guy you want
protecting Brady when he needs to pick up the blitz.
He runs upright too often. He'll get killed if he keeps doing that. So
this is why we have coaches. He's got to lose that habit though.
He also is prone to looking for the big play once too often. Since he can
make big plays, and will make big plays, it's not so simple as telling him,
"Just say no". He has the instincts to tool a defense by setting them up on
previous plays, and then cutting back on them when they least expect it.
You can't just say no to instincts like that. Somehow they have to get him
to go north-south when it's appropriate.
He's *only* 217 (I think Curt was about 208 as a rookie) with the frame for
His speed isn't quite what I expected (4.47). While it's better than the
average RB, and good enough to run away from a lot of defenders, it's not
quite the 4.40 that I somehow falsely expected.
I still don't expect him to start.
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