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Old 09-28-2015, 07:07 AM   #11
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:38 PM   #13
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A man among boys. Syracuse stacked 8 in the box, knew it was coming but had no answer. I have seen a lot of great RB's come through the gates of LSU but Fournette is creeping up there as an all time best.

He is Cecil Collins with even more explosion (if you can believe that).
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His acceleration through the hole reminds me of Bo Jackson. If you look at the Auburn and Syracuse footage it's amazing how many linebackers and DB's take bad persuit angles. Either Fournette is deceptively fast or the DB's really don't want a piece of him. Though it's likely some of both the LSU O line has to be given considerable credit because it's amazing how often he is coming through the line or turning the corner untouched.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:39 PM   #15
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A lot of what he does is his angle when being tackled. He knows how to use his mass and force to shed the defender. It's like a jolt of power right where the defender is the weakest. Some of his teammates call it somewhat of a magic trick from what I have read. I've been trying to pick up on it some. Stiff arms he's not just sticking his arm out like most RBs. There is some physics going on.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:38 AM   #18
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His acceleration through the hole reminds me of Bo Jackson. If you look at the Auburn and Syracuse footage it's amazing how many linebackers and DB's take bad persuit angles. Either Fournette is deceptively fast or the DB's really don't want a piece of him. Though it's likely some of both the LSU O line has to be given considerable credit because it's amazing how often he is coming through the line or turning the corner untouched.
The offensive line IS very good, but I think a big reason he goes untouched on some of his long runs is because of his vision and acceleration. He doesn't just plow ahead like so many big backs do. He's got speed that hasn't been seen for a guy his size, since Herschel Walker. Which is why I consistently compare Fournette to him.

He gets a hole, see's a cut back and just flies through it. It's a joy to watch. And when they do touch him, he always throws the first guy off, and it takes multiple players to get him down. I'm so used to guys just putting their head down and trying to run over a tackler only to be brought down and get the announcers going "oh what a hit!"... blah.

Fournette just tosses them aside and keeps going. I love it.
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If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:43 AM   #19
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A lot of what he does is his angle when being tackled. He knows how to use his mass and force to shed the defender. It's like a jolt of power right where the defender is the weakest. Some of his teammates call it somewhat of a magic trick from what I have read. I've been trying to pick up on it some. Stiff arms he's not just sticking his arm out like most RBs. There is some physics going on.
I've noticed that on nearly all of his outside runs. It looks like he lowers his center of gravity and leans forward as he sticks his arm out, and it causes an almost video game-like speed burst. When he gives that little push he just takes off.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:55 AM   #20
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I think you are on to something, makes sense. If he pushes off at the right point, there is a small window where he can use the momentum of the defender like a spring effect. If he sticks his arm out in front too far or the side to wide, he loses momentum.

In HS wrestling I had this one move I made up, very effective, guaranteed pin if I landed it. I tried to show people how to do it but most could not master it. It was very fast and precise. You had to execute it perfect or it would not work. I think he has something very similar.
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