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BattleRedRaider
01-22-2008, 10:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkRyf4siLs

Don't know much about him, but I found this on YouTube.

TEXANRED
01-22-2008, 10:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkRyf4siLs

Don't know much about him, but I found this on YouTube.

The only thing I know about him is that he scores T.D.'s on a pretty regular basis.

281
01-22-2008, 10:47 PM
anybody who wants to play for the texans is a good man in my book.

AnthonyE
01-22-2008, 10:49 PM
I think he might be a good late round pick.

Any player that wants to play for us, we should pick up. lol

TexanSam
01-22-2008, 10:51 PM
I could see him being a Darren Sproles type player. The guy is FAAAAAAAAST. I could see him giving both Andre Davis and Jacoby Jones some competition for kickoff and punt returns. If he's there in the 5th or 6th round, take him!

WesmanTexanfan
01-22-2008, 10:52 PM
i know he was part of a game where he and a reciever wer the first couple wr and rb to both get 300 yards in one game, or somthin like that, can anyone help me out, il try n check it out, but i might not get around to it............. well not soon anyway...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
01-22-2008, 10:55 PM
HOUSTON -- Anthony Alridge had 205 rushing yards, Donnie Avery had 346 receiving yards and Houston scored the final 21 points to rally past Rice 56-48 Saturday.


http://sportsline.com/collegefootball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAF_20071013_RICE@HOU

texanfan2002114
01-22-2008, 11:29 PM
Stat Overview Rushing Receiving Fumbles
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST

2005 9 39 4.3 10 0 13 295 22.7 62 3 0 0

2006 95 959 10.1 87 8 19 274 14.4 41 1 0 0

2007 259 1597 6.2 60 14 42 428 10.2 86 5 0 0

gwallaia
01-22-2008, 11:36 PM
"Quick Six" is a play maker. Good acceleration, good vision, good hands, good escaping skills. At 5'-9" and 175 he's hard to spot coming out of the backfield behind a big offensive line. With his quickness, nimble footwork and vision he will exploit openings and break for daylight. Uses his blockers very well.

Fits the body mold of Warrick Dunn.

Watch his patience as he waits for the blocks to develop and then accelerate in the open. http://youtube.com/watch?v=6ff7fS06deQ

Here is an example of making people miss and great footwork. http://youtube.com/watch?v=jPW61dJaFi4&feature=related

He is also an accomplished band director.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4AqX9lI5S-I

TexanSam
01-22-2008, 11:50 PM
He is also an accomplished band director.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4AqX9lI5S-I

That's awesome! I could see him directing the Pep Band after he scores a TD if he becomes a Texan!!

GP
01-22-2008, 11:59 PM
I've been under a rock. Had no clue this guy was this good.

How he could be available in late rounds is a mystery to me. He has charisma/personality, speed, and great footwork.

A guy like this is sneaky good.

Most people shy away from the hometown pick(s)...but this guy seems to be begging the Texans to take him. We might need to start a P.R. campaign for him; get the attention of the Texans front office and let them know there's a guy who can fit the bill.

The thing I liked about this year's season was that we had speed guys (Andre Davis and Jacoby Jones) who really can fly. I remember how many times Domanick Davis was close to breaking big runs off, but he didn't have the straightaway speed once he got into the open. Aldridge looks like a burner, and I was impressed with his vision.

Hey, if nothing else...convert the guy into a DB.

TexanSam
01-23-2008, 12:05 AM
Hey, if nothing else...convert the guy into a DB.

Lance Z. wrote in his blog that scouts he talked to during the East-West Shrine Game practices said Aldridge may have to convert to wide receiver because they think he's too small to play running back since he's only 5'9. But heck, Willie Parker of the Steelers is only an inch taller than him. I think Aldridge can make it in the NFL as a RB

Grid
01-23-2008, 12:11 AM
Very tempting and he looks like Texans material... I also like that he seems to be a "Chad Johnson" type.. ego, smack talk, but in a fun way...not a condescending way.

Unfortunately at 5'9" 175... he makes Reggie Bush look like Jerome Bettis.

Just from what little I see of him in those videos and what ive read about, id love to have him.. but I wouldnt use anything higher than a 6th rounder simply because he is not, physically, a fit in the pros.

His speed and agility, vision and patience all seem to be top notch.. but its a FACT that in the NFL you arent gonna be able to bounce to the outside and pick up big yardage, and you are GONNA get hit and have to break a tackle. No RB since Barry Sanders has been able to make people flat out miss a tackle.. everyone gets hit, and if you arent big enough to shrug it off, you arent gonna get anywhere in the pros.

Id jump at the chance to use a 6th rounder on him though.. for all the reasons i listed above, and because there is the off chance that he might be the RB that proves it is possible to make people miss tackles in the pros.

mexican_texan
01-23-2008, 12:16 AM
BTW, he's talking about TexansTalk poster gary.

Grid
01-23-2008, 12:22 AM
Lance Z. wrote in his blog that scouts he talked to during the East-West Shrine Game practices said Aldridge may have to convert to wide receiver because they think he's too small to play running back since he's only 5'9. But heck, Willie Parker of the Steelers is only an inch taller than him. I think Aldridge can make it in the NFL as a RB

Willie Parker ways 35 pounds more.

NitroGSXR
01-23-2008, 12:41 AM
I love how he switches the ball to be on the other side of defenders. Football basics and he's got it down to a fine SPEEDY art.

Don't villify me for what I'm about to say. I'm a Cougar alumus and am a diehard Cougar fan until the day they play the Longhorns. Hook 'em!

My problem with Alridge is that he's been completely shut down in games. TCU is probably the most glaring example of that. I believe that TCU had one of the better defenses that Alridge faced and it showed with him gaining 29 yards on 15 carries to go along with a single reception that gained 4 yards.

He had a monster of a game against Oregon. You won't hear any different from me. Almost 300 total yards. Then he goes and does it again against Rice. I have to sit back and think about this. I don't know too much about Rice's defensive unit. Eh. Ruck Fice! Our rivals! I can't help but think that speed was Alridge's primary weapon. As great as speed is for the NFL, you must have size to go along with it. I'm somewhat skeptical of smallish speedsters who face sub-par defensive units as a whole. Okay.. fine.. Willie Parker did it. Ladainian did it. They're a special breed. Is Alridge that breed? I certainly hope so (as a Texans prospective RB and me wishing a fellow Cougar success)! Unfortunately, I don't think he is that. He's just another Jackie Battle.

He does have great vision and doesn't juke very much. I love that. One cut and he's gone. He has a great understanding for the game of football, that's for certain. It's evidenced by his patience before catapulting himself through a hole by waiting for his blockers to get in place. He understands how to use his speed and that definitely could translate very well in the NFL. It just takes a special breed to do that.

I hope Alridge succeeds in the NFL.

Hervoyel
01-23-2008, 01:17 AM
He could be a late round pick that spends a year on the practice squad and in the weight room getting better and adding some weight (not too much though, gotta stay fast). He looks like he can do the one thing that Kubiak seems to prize above all others. He looks like he can make that one cut and just go.

Project player with some upside. I like him and he'd be a nice story to read about.

painekiller
01-23-2008, 02:36 AM
In the Shrine game, I remember him being bottled up a few times. With the bigger and faster players of the NFL, his speed will be less of a factor. But think about him on kick offs, and running that screen that Dayne always gets caught from behind on. Wow!.

A 6th rounder, I have to think about it, I am seeing him listed as a 5th rounder, and then it is getting harder with this teams needs. But he would be an instant crowd favorite.

CloakNNNdagger
01-23-2008, 08:34 AM
His size..........weight (175 lbs) more than height puts the question of NFL durability foremost in my mind. When it's all said and done, it would not surprise me if he would end up as an undrafted offering. That would be the only way we probably see him in a Texans uniform.

HoustonFrog
01-23-2008, 08:42 AM
I love how he switches the ball to be on the other side of defenders. Football basics and he's got it down to a fine SPEEDY art.

Don't villify me for what I'm about to say. I'm a Cougar alumus and am a diehard Cougar fan until the day they play the Longhorns. Hook 'em!

My problem with Alridge is that he's been completely shut down in games. TCU is probably the most glaring example of that. I believe that TCU had one of the better defenses that Alridge faced and it showed with him gaining 29 yards on 15 carries to go along with a single reception that gained 4 yards.

He had a monster of a game against Oregon. You won't hear any different from me. Almost 300 total yards. Then he goes and does it again against Rice. I have to sit back and think about this. I don't know too much about Rice's defensive unit. Eh. Ruck Fice! Our rivals! I can't help but think that speed was Alridge's primary weapon. As great as speed is for the NFL, you must have size to go along with it. I'm somewhat skeptical of smallish speedsters who face sub-par defensive units as a whole. Okay.. fine.. Willie Parker did it. Ladainian did it. They're a special breed. Is Alridge that breed? I certainly hope so (as a Texans prospective RB and me wishing a fellow Cougar success)! Unfortunately, I don't think he is that. He's just another Jackie Battle.

He does have great vision and doesn't juke very much. I love that. One cut and he's gone. He has a great understanding for the game of football, that's for certain. It's evidenced by his patience before catapulting himself through a hole by waiting for his blockers to get in place. He understands how to use his speed and that definitely could translate very well in the NFL. It just takes a special breed to do that.

I hope Alridge succeeds in the NFL.

You are right about facing good defenses.

I see him as a more athletic/quicker Kevin Faulk. Smaller but versatile enough to be a RB if needed but to also be a 3rd down pass catching back, return kicks, etc. I like the guys attitude and think this is the type guy...not saying he is Hester....that can change a few games for you with a few plays.

gary
01-23-2008, 08:56 AM
Anthony is talking to me not Gary K. on the You Tube. He told me he was going to make a touchdown for me and talk about it on the camera. He spent a lot of time with me at the Shrine practice and told me he wants to be a Texan more then anything. I don't think Anthony would care what position he would play as long as he was a Texan.:texflag:

eriadoc
01-23-2008, 09:38 AM
Playmakers are worth looking at, regardless of size. Football players will find a way to get it done. That said, 175 lbs. is going to present a serious challenge in today's NFL. I would love for the Texans to give him a shot with a late pick or if he goes undrafted. He could be our Reggie Bush, only better :D

TheRealJoker
01-23-2008, 10:02 AM
I'd love to see him in a Texans uniform. We need that kind of swagger on this team. I thought Jacoby would supply it this year but after he got injured he didn't seem like the same type of player that guys feed off of, but I really like this guy. Just imagine the collective swagger with Jacoby playing like he did in preseason and Anthony Aldridge...IM DANCIN AS WE SPEAK!!! :specnatz: :splits:

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 10:24 AM
I've had the privilege to watch Anthony Alridge (some folks please note the spelling of Alridge) several times in person over at Robertson. They guy is electric.. PERIOD. The energy that he brings is not contrived, but real...

James Brooks (Oiler fans remember what a pain in the a$$ he was), was only 5'-10" - 180lbs. So, as many have said, a playmaker is a playmaker is a playmaker...

Ole Miss Texan
01-23-2008, 10:46 AM
I think he's a playmaker and I'd love him on our team. Size is def. an issue so this raises a question of not where he's going to be picked but when would the texans be ready to pick him. Obv. depending who's on the board, I see Kubiak and Gibbs taking OL in the later rounds to develop before him...meaning he's a 6th/7th rder or undrafted. just my guess.

tulexan
01-23-2008, 11:11 AM
I think he is too small to be anything besides a situational player. The Sproles comparison is a good one, but Sproles is shorter and heavier which means that he is more compact and solidly built.

Dread-Head
01-23-2008, 11:33 AM
Is it that the Texans want him, or does he simply WANT the Texans to want him?

"I want YOU to want ME!"

Diddili diddili diddili...see ya crying!?:user:

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 11:47 AM
Is it that the Texans want him, or does he simply WANT the Texans to want him?

"I want YOU to want ME!"

Diddili diddili diddili...see ya crying!?:user:

*ahem* 'Didnt i, didnt i, didnt I see you cryin?' and no, 'The bathroom is not on the right'

:jk: around with ya DH...

Second Honeymoon
01-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Lance Z. wrote in his blog that scouts he talked to during the East-West Shrine Game practices said Aldridge may have to convert to wide receiver because they think he's too small to play running back since he's only 5'9. But heck, Willie Parker of the Steelers is only an inch taller than him. I think Aldridge can make it in the NFL as a RB

Only difference is Parker has more meat on his bones especially on his legs. Also remember that Parker went undrafted. Draft is so much about numbers, its pretty sad. I like the guy, has great football speed, and I LOVE the fact that he wants to play for Houston but his measurables may hurt his draft standing quite a bit.

TEXANS84
01-23-2008, 01:56 PM
I've had the privilege to watch Anthony Alridge (some folks please note the spelling of Alridge) several times in person over at Robertson. They guy is electric.. PERIOD. The energy that he brings is not contrived, but real

15 attempts rushing with only 29 yards against a stout TCU defense is nothing too electic. That's almost an average of 1.9 yards a carry.
His production to a pro level is what would worry me.

Second Honeymoon
01-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Anthony is talking to me not Gary K. on the You Tube. He told me he was going to make a touchdown for me and talk about it on the camera. He spent a lot of time with me at the Shrine practice and told me he wants to be a Texan more then anything. I don't think Anthony would care what position he would play as long as he was a Texan.:texflag:

you serious? if so, that is a pretty kick ass thing. props to you.

he was like 'gary, holla atcha boy' I was like, whoa is he talking to Kubes?

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 01:59 PM
15 attempts rushing with only 29 yards against a stout TCU defense is nothing too electic. That's almost an average of 1.9 yards a carry.
His production to a pro level is what would worry me.

1 performance against his entire body of work??? UH without a HC???

Again, see James Brooks...
(now, with that said, he wouldn't necessarily be a good fit for the Texans)

Specnatz
01-23-2008, 02:03 PM
you serious? if so, that is a pretty kick ass thing. props to you.

he was like 'gary, holla atcha boy' I was like, whoa is he talking to Kubes?

No he was actually talking about gary (poster).

Second Honeymoon
01-23-2008, 02:04 PM
I've had the privilege to watch Anthony Alridge (some folks please note the spelling of Alridge) several times in person over at Robertson. They guy is electric.. PERIOD. The energy that he brings is not contrived, but real...

James Brooks (Oiler fans remember what a pain in the a$$ he was), was only 5'-10" - 180lbs. So, as many have said, a playmaker is a playmaker is a playmaker...

I didn't watch a lot of the Coogs. Can he take an asswhoopin? Has he really been stuck and played well afterwards. I guess I am just gunshy after Jacoby last year. The guy was awesome and looked so quick and fast but once he got his bell rung he never played the same and lost the electricity.

The guy isn't afraid of the camera, thats for sure....

omfg Brooks used to own us on 3rd Down. Screen pass from Esiason and he would be gone. There have been many smaller guys that have done well but mostly as role players or 3rd down specialists. Dave Meggett. Geez, even as recently as Jones-Drew. They can be effective RBs but may struggle being the featured back. Kubiaks system would seem to call for a RBBC system based on the talent we have and maybe this guy could add to our talent. I really liked what Walker had to show late in the season, and if we could pair him with someone with some breakaway speed, we could have a dangerous running game next year.

Second Honeymoon
01-23-2008, 02:07 PM
No he was actually talking about gary (poster).

thats totally awesome. the Texans have to get the guy now. nice job, gary.

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 02:09 PM
I didn't watch a lot of the Coogs. Can he take an asswhoopin? Has he really been stuck and played well afterwards. I guess I am just gunshy after Jacoby last year. The guy was awesome and looked so quick and fast but once he got his bell rung he never played the same and lost the electricity.

The guy isn't afraid of the camera, thats for sure....

omfg Brooks used to own us on 3rd Down. Screen pass from Esiason and he would be gone. There have been many smaller guys that have done well but mostly as role players or 3rd down specialists. Dave Meggett. Geez, even as recently as Jones-Drew. They can be effective RBs but may struggle being the featured back. Kubiaks system would seem to call for a RBBC system based on the talent we have and maybe this guy could add to our talent. I really liked what Walker had to show late in the season, and if we could pair him with someone with some breakaway speed, we could have a dangerous running game next year.

He's elusive and shifty, so he rarely takes solid shots.

As I said in a later post, I don't think he would fit the Texans very well. And yes, he would probably be used in that same mode as Brooks and Meggett - having a prominent roll, but not being the feature every down back... You can also line this guy up as a receiver and he can be a deep threat fo some team out there...

76Texan
01-23-2008, 02:14 PM
you serious? if so, that is a pretty kick ass thing. props to you.

he was like 'gary, holla atcha boy' I was like, whoa is he talking to Kubes?

Gary L probably has as much personal accord with as many NFL players, coaches and personnel as Gary K.

He's likely to have more memorabilia and autographs :heart:

During TC last year, Jacoby pullled off his gloves and signed without being asked for.
At the Shriner game practice, the Bills DC hooked him up with Marshawn Lynch who came by to take picture and gave Gary his email address.
:doot:

And that's pretty much the norm.

TxDavid
01-23-2008, 02:17 PM
I'd love to see a Coog become a Texan.

Also - all you guys talking about size - consider this: Maurice Jones-Drew is only 5'7" and 208. He seems to be doing just fine....

Second Honeymoon
01-23-2008, 02:20 PM
I'd love to see a Coog become a Texan.

Also - all you guys talking about size - consider this: Maurice Jones-Drew is only 5'7" and 208. He seems to be doing just fine....

oh yeah, but remember that both Drew and Parker carry some serious tree trunks as legs. So did Barry Sanders. They can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 02:23 PM
I'd love to see a Coog become a Texan.

Also - all you guys talking about size - consider this: Maurice Jones-Drew is only 5'7" and 208. He seems to be doing just fine....

It's not about the height... its about 208 lbs. v. Alridge's 175 lbs... That 33 lbs. is huge whenever you are talking about running backs...

bigbrewster2000
01-23-2008, 02:29 PM
I'd love to see a Coog become a Texan.

Also - all you guys talking about size - consider this: Maurice Jones-Drew is only 5'7" and 208. He seems to be doing just fine....

Well that is a 30 lb weight difference. Like someone said in a post above, it has nothing really to do with height it's his weight. 175 lbs is really small for a RB in the NFL. He will probably not get drafted or he gets drafted in the 7th, maybe.

Another thing that really hurts him is that he cant return kicks.

76Texan
01-23-2008, 02:35 PM
He's elusive and shifty, so he rarely takes solid shots.

As I said in a later post, I don't think he would fit the Texans very well. And yes, he would probably be used in that same mode as Brooks and Meggett - having a prominent roll, but not being the feature every down back... You can also line this guy up as a receiver and he can be a deep threat fo some team out there...
He was converted from WR to RB some time during his JR year since the Coogs have been loaded with WRs of late but rather thin at RB.
The thing with Alridge is that you might stop him 3, 4, 5 consecutive times, and poop, he's gone.

Had a great game against the Tides in Tuscaloosa with 100 yds on 17 carries and 7 catches for 94 yds and a TD

He might play WR in the NFL, or he can see duty on either or/and punt & KO return. The guy runs a low 4.28 in the 40.
He most probably won't be on the field full-time, but I can see him running both the inside and outside zone.

The thing is the Coogs didn't have an inside running game this year with the departure of Jackie Battle. And the platoon situation at QB (a Fr and a So, neither had any collegiate start) didn't help.

A playmaker that who he is. I'll say a 5th rounder is very cheap, especially when you've seen Reggie Bush.

76Texan
01-23-2008, 02:37 PM
Well that is a 30 lb weight difference. Like someone said in a post above, it has nothing really to do with height it's his weight. 175 lbs is really small for a RB in the NFL. He will probably not get drafted or he gets drafted in the 7th, maybe.

Another thing that really hurts him is that he cant return kicks.
He's a specialist at kick return (check out his junior year).
The Coogs want him to concentrate at RB as they are very thin at the position this year. And we have many guys who can return punts and kickoffs.

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 02:43 PM
Kick-off against Rice (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZXQrNJhqhRs&feature=related)

Granted it is Rice, but you can see the speed...

michaelm
01-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Kick-off against Rice (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZXQrNJhqhRs&feature=related)

Granted it is Rice, but you can see the speed...

Other than straight-line speed, it really doesn't show me much other than Rice has bad kick-off coverage.

Dread-Head
01-23-2008, 02:53 PM
*ahem* 'Didnt i, didnt i, didnt I see you cryin?' and no, 'The bathroom is not on the right'

:jk: around with ya DH...

It's right up there with "Wrapped up like a douche...another runner in the night." :shades:

bigbrewster2000
01-23-2008, 03:01 PM
Kick-off against Rice (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZXQrNJhqhRs&feature=related)

Granted it is Rice, but you can see the speed...

He took kicks in shrine practice and didnt do well. He is not projected as a returner in the NFL.

tulexan
01-23-2008, 03:06 PM
oh yeah, but remember that both Drew and Parker carry some serious tree trunks as legs. So did Barry Sanders. They can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Not only that, but Maurice Drew can punish defenders by running over them. He may be short, but I don't consider him a small back. I'm sure Shawne Merriman doesn't either.

76Texan
01-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Football's Future:

Anthony Alridge, Houston [WR]
Vitals: 5'9, 175
Stats: 259 att, 1597 yards, 6.2 avg, 14 TD, 42 rec, 428 yards, 10.2 avg, 5 TD, 28.3 KR avg, KR TD
Pros: A lethal weapon on offense and special teams. Extremely explosive and elusive. A homerun hitter and a threat to take every touch the distance. Uses blazing speed to make big plays in the run game and has good hands to catch ball from any offensive position. Can become a decent receiver out of the slot because of his good route running and quickness in and out of cuts. Coaching staff will love game-planning touches for him because of the mismatches he could create in open space. Also one of the better kick returning prospects in the draft.
Cons: Will not shoulder the load and can't be a running back in the typical sense of the world. Hasn't needed to rely on a variety of moves because of his ability to set defenders up where he can blaze by them with speed. Doesn't mean he doesn't have them in his arsenal, but level of play hasn't forced him to use them all the time. May need to bulk up to become a more vital part of his organization then a spot player. Not a great blocker. Can't run up the middle and isn't strong enough to push a pile.
Projected Round: 3rd-5th

76Texan
01-23-2008, 03:19 PM
He took kicks in shrine practice and didnt do well. He is not projected as a returner in the NFL.

RB ANTHONY ALRIDGE, HOUSTON
Unlike the others listed here, Aldridge probably projects more as a return man at the next level, although he has the potential to be a third-down back as well. The Lone Star State native was originally recruited as a wide receiver and saw action there in 12 games during the 2007 season--he has solid hands to go along with his blazing speed and exceptional quickness. With big games against both Oregon and Alabama, Aldridge has proven that he can do it against any level of competition. This Houston Cougar has sleeper written all over him.

Posted by NFL DRAFT BIBLE

Texan_Bill
01-23-2008, 03:20 PM
He took kicks in shrine practice and didnt do well. He is not projected as a returner in the NFL.

The clip was posted so that people (ie. SH) could see the type of speed we are talking about...

76Texan
01-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Lance Z at Shrine game practice:

- UH RB Anthony Alridge is showing his unbelievable quickness at practices and he was even split out a couple of times at WR (which he will probably have to play on the next level). One scout told me he is agonizing about figuring out how to sell Alridge to his GM and head coach because of Alridge's speed, but he just isn't sure where he'll play.

CloakNNNdagger
01-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Well that is a 30 lb weight difference. Like someone said in a post above, it has nothing really to do with height it's his weight. 175 lbs is really small for a RB in the NFL. He will probably not get drafted or he gets drafted in the 7th, maybe.

Another thing that really hurts him is that he cant return kicks.


His weight for his height makes him the epitomy of a beanstalk.:
http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/46/469903.jpg

Maurice Jones-Drew is Curly Culp in MiniMe version:
http://a.abcnews.com/images/Sports/1791f6ba-b325-4aca-ad75-3f5dace3dc8a_ms.jpeg

Try comparing the effort that it would take to knock each one off of their center of gravity in the NFL..............It's virtually impossible to knock the legs out from under Maurice Jones-Drew.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

CloakNNNdagger
01-23-2008, 03:48 PM
BTW, even though everyone has referred to his blazing speed, I don't believe that his 40 has been listed in this thread............................4.31 (per Scout.com).

gwallaia
01-23-2008, 03:51 PM
BTW, even though everyone has referred to his blazing speed, I don't believe that his 40 has been listed in this thread............................4.31 (per Scout.com).

Is there a drill that measures acceleration?

76Texan
01-23-2008, 03:55 PM
Is there a drill that measures acceleration?

the 20-yard shuttle, I've been trying to find anything related to Alridge to no avail.

Actually, Alridge best on the 40 was listed at 4.26 on draftscout

TexansSeminole
01-23-2008, 04:39 PM
If you take Alridge is to compete with Darius Walker. We tried to use Darius Walker on some of those screens and it worked sometimes. Alridge could potentially do a better job at that. If we drafted him I hope it would be in one of the later rounds, plus he'd probably have to do alot of strength and conditioning training to get play time. His height isn't the problem it is his weight.

76Texan
01-23-2008, 04:44 PM
If you take Alridge is to compete with Darius Walker. We tried to use Darius Walker on some of those screens and it worked sometimes. Alridge could potentially do a better job at that. If we drafted him I hope it would be in one of the later rounds, plus he'd probably have to do alot of strength and conditioning training to get play time. His height isn't the problem it is his weight.
t's definitely a drawback for him.
From what I learn, the Coogs had a pretty good strength and conditioning coach.
I don't know if Alridge can add much muscles without losing his speed.
Maybe 5-10 lbs ???

CloakNNNdagger
01-23-2008, 04:45 PM
the 20-yard shuttle, I've been trying to find anything related to Alridge to no avail.

Actually, Alridge best on the 40 was listed at 4.26 on draftscout
Can't verifiably legitimize this 4.2 source (http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/story.cfm/story/652265)

76Texan
01-23-2008, 05:01 PM
Can't verifiably legitimize this 4.2 source (http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/story.cfm/story/652265)
I don't know about that, but I did remember reading Lance Z. how they had both been timed at 4.28

But here's NFLdratfscout link:

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=12998

dickieb
01-23-2008, 08:46 PM
We didn't use a draft choice on Darius Walker, let's hope Aldridge goes undrafted and we can pick him up as an undrafted free agent.

TxDavid
01-24-2008, 04:40 AM
It's right up there with "Wrapped up like a douche...another runner in the night." :shades:

One of the most commonly mistaken lyrics..... It's actually:
"revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night".

But it really sounds like what you typed in the Mansfred Mann version. Bruce Springsteen originally wrote the song. His lyrics were "cut loose like a deuce". Bruce could actually pronounce the word right.....

In case you were wondering, "deuce" refers to a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe. If that car sounds familiar, it's because the Beach Boys sang about it as well.

TheRealJoker
01-24-2008, 07:03 AM
Aldridge sounds like a Reggie Bush type player, but in the proper round.

Specnatz
01-24-2008, 01:22 PM
One of the most commonly mistaken lyrics..... It's actually:
"revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night".

But it really sounds like what you typed in the Mansfred Mann version. Bruce Springsteen originally wrote the song. His lyrics were "cut loose like a deuce". Bruce could actually pronounce the word right.....

In case you were wondering, "deuce" refers to a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe. If that car sounds familiar, it's because the Beach Boys sang about it as well.

Music knowledge and footballknowledge all in the same thread, got to love it.