Hall of Famer
- Jul 30, 2006
The Cowboy beat a bad Lions team with their back up QB by 8. Hoping the Eagles go on a run in the 2nd half of the season to win the East.
Pretty good 40 time of 4.46, but a pedestrian 20 yard shuttle compared to others, 4.35. Laird, 4.14 shuttle, Nall, 4.16 hand timed. CMAC, 4.22 laser timed. Maybe that's part of his problem. Straight away speed only. An inability and stop change direction, vision, brains, etc.
Yes, measurables mean nothing especially at RB. There's more than one way to average 1.9 yards a carry. LOL. Nall would trip and fall for 3 yards every time he touched the ball much less if he got just a small seam to bust through as we've seen him do for big yardage in pre season. I'll be watching tonight hopefully to see him maul some LB's and DB's.
Ballage is the worst starting NFL running back I've ever seen. Has great measurables that DWFs and media caste clowns drool over but has no vision, no power, no elusiveness. He's a complete dud. He's irrefutable proof that "measurables" mean little to nothing when it comes to actual ability and performance, even at running back which is the most instinctive and least thinking position of them all.
As a Dolphins fan, we've had some real stinkers at RB in our teams history (Sammie Smiff, Cecil "doesn't run on diesel" Collins, Daniel Thomas, Lamar Gordon, etc..) but this Ballage dude may top them all in terms of ineptitude. He stunk at the college level as well, but had great measurables and that mouth watering "upside" which is what propelled him into being a 4th round pick. Meanwhile, a guy like Patrick Laird goes undrafted as has already proven to be more useful in the few games he has played.
I really hoping to see Wrecking Ball Ryan Nall tonight. Please shock us Coach Nagy. Show us you have even a little common sense. At least that is if you want to help save your
job. Coach Nagy doesn't like Nall but for one reason. Regardless if this clueless coach wants to keep getting a paycheck he will play the kid. Nall is a beast that needs to be unleashed!