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RipTraxx
04-27-2009, 07:10 PM
We've got our man.

Im not that impressed with Foster from Tenn.

But THIS guy is the real deal. I've been looking at some clips of him. Oregon is primarly a spread passing/zbs offense, much like Slaton had at WVU. His vision is off the charts and he make FANTASTIC cuts.

This is the best vid i've seen of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWhvFsttcqY&feature=related

Texecutioner
04-27-2009, 07:17 PM
I was chatting with a fan on another site and asked him all about the guy. He's watched this guy for years and this is what he had to say.


Fan wrote:

he's a quality back that has played significantly for 3 years but he has injury problems, he has never been the #1 starter and he generally takes the ball to the outside (he has an excellent YPC average) which doesn't often work in the nfl. But I do think he could be a nice complimentary back for the Texans. He'll need to learn to receive better in my opinion though.

So while I can definitely see him playing, I'm not that surprised to see him not drafted. He is talented back with some negatives, but what complimentary back doesn't?


Fan 2 Wrote

He can break runs. He's faster in pads then his 40 time, and he's great in space. He had 120 yards on 12 carries against Oklahoma St in their bowl game, and had like 200+ yards on 17 carries the game prior vs Oregon St. He didn't get drafted because I dont think people believe he can line up behind the I and pound it 25 times a game. But as a change of pace back, I think he can be very good.
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RipTraxx
04-27-2009, 07:22 PM
Didnt know he had injury problems....thats probably what cost him in the draft then.

He takes a lil too much outside. like to see him get up the feild more. Gibbs will fix that go. QUICK.

Mike Kerns
04-27-2009, 07:23 PM
He's the one I have liked the best from the Vids posted in the "I Still Want a Running Back" thread.

J-Russ
04-27-2009, 07:29 PM
I wanted to draft this guy with one of our picks. I remember hearing good stuff about him but I forgot where; recently I remember reading about him in the Senior Bowl coverage from NFLDC. I dug some stuff up just now from their archive:

The most impressive running back today was Oregon's Jeremiah Johnson, who looked noticeably quicker than his counterparts.

Oregon's Jeremiah Johnson is clearly the best running back on the North squad. Today he broke a nice long run on the outside and also used his vision to create in the open field. Johnson is also a good receiver out of the backfield.

Oregon's Jeremiah Johnson fumbled a kickoff return today, which drew the ire of coaches as they yelled "Can't do that!". He didn't stand out as a running back today either after looking good earlier in the week.

Oregon RB Jeremiah Johnson really has a terrific burst. He also did a fantastic job of executing a screen play. He's one of the Top 3 running backs in Mobile.
sidenote: the six RBs that participated in the Senior Bowl were Cedric Peerman, Kory Sheets, Rashad Jennings, James Davis, Andre Brown, and Jeremiah Johnson.

Oregon RB Jeremiah Johnson had a very good game and looked shifty. Not only did he score a touchdown and a two-point conversion but he also looked good catching the ball. Johnson had a terrific 16 yard run on 4th and 1 too.

He was also one of Scott's riser from the Senior Bowl--

24. Jeremiah Johnson, RB, Oregon - A multi-dimensional threat who also showed the ability to make big plays.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/SeniorBowl/Senior-Bowl.php

gary
04-27-2009, 07:30 PM
Foster and Motos should be the three and four guy if needed on the PS Jeremiah Johnson is the number two man for sure and Chris Brown should not even make the team.

Pantherstang84
04-27-2009, 07:30 PM
I was chatting with a fan on another site and asked him all about the guy. He's watched this guy for years and this is what he had to say.


Fan wrote:

he's a quality back that has played significantly for 3 years but he has injury problems, he has never been the #1 starter and he generally takes the ball to the outside (he has an excellent YPC average) which doesn't often work in the nfl. But I do think he could be a nice complimentary back for the Texans. He'll need to learn to receive better in my opinion though.

So while I can definitely see him playing, I'm not that surprised to see him not drafted. He is talented back with some negatives, but what complimentary back doesn't?


Fan 2 Wrote

He can break runs. He's faster in pads then his 40 time, and he's great in space. He had 120 yards on 12 carries against Oklahoma St in their bowl game, and had like 200+ yards on 17 carries the game prior vs Oregon St. He didn't get drafted because I dont think people believe he can line up behind the I and pound it 25 times a game. But as a change of pace back, I think he can be very good.
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Generally? On the YouTube video that's all he did was take it to the outside. Did not see him hit one inside running lane. It won't take a NFL DC very long to shut that action down. The kid does cut well though. If he can be coached, then he might work out. I'm not penciling him in on the opening day roster just yet. Which leaves the back up RB roll still unfulfilled.

dalemurphy
04-27-2009, 07:40 PM
Generally? On the YouTube video that's all he did was take it to the outside. Did not see him hit one inside running lane. It won't take a NFL DC very long to shut that action down. The kid does cut well though. If he can be coached, then he might work out. I'm not penciling him in on the opening day roster just yet. Which leaves the back up RB roll still unfulfilled.

If he's disciplined, the coaching staff will quickly school him on how to run the zone stretch. They will teach him to read one of his blockers, make a decision and a single cut and go. If he's coachable and willing, he has the burst and center of gravity to do that well. So, I think there is a good chance he'll make the squad.

Nawzer
04-27-2009, 07:42 PM
Can he be a goal line back? Because that's what we really need.

dalemurphy
04-27-2009, 07:43 PM
Can he be a goal line back? Because that's what we really need.

NO, he can not

gary
04-27-2009, 07:47 PM
He does not have it to be a GL back.

BattleRedToro
04-27-2009, 07:53 PM
Can he be a goal line back? Because that's what we really need.

Well, that isn't all we need at RB. We needed another RB like Slaton to be able to come in anytime Slaton needs a breather, and not cause the offense to miss a beat. I think Jeremiah will do just that.

Now, if Foster or someone else can handle Goalline and crucial short yardage rushing attempts then our RB needs will be filled.

BattleRedToro
04-27-2009, 07:55 PM
We've got our man.

Im not that impressed with Foster from Tenn.

But THIS guy is the real deal. I've been looking at some clips of him. Oregon is primarly a spread passing/zbs offense, much like Slaton had at WVU. His vision is off the charts and he make FANTASTIC cuts.

This is the best vid i've seen of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWhvFsttcqY&feature=related

When I see that film the first thing that comes to mind is why wasn't this guy drafted?

Carr Bombed
04-27-2009, 08:15 PM
Can he be a goal line back? Because that's what we really need.

I think that's why the drafted Hill.....and Casey can line up in the backfield and help out in that area also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2GlcwpWR9M

Casey did pretty well in those areas in college.

Spled
04-27-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm hearing Foster signed with the Saints.

Mike Kerns
04-27-2009, 08:50 PM
I'm hearing Foster signed with the Saints.

I hope not.

Pantherstang84
04-27-2009, 08:53 PM
I'm hearing Foster signed with the Saints.

Arian Foster is a Texan.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=5263

Pantherstang84
04-27-2009, 08:54 PM
If he's disciplined, the coaching staff will quickly school him on how to run the zone stretch. They will teach him to read one of his blockers, make a decision and a single cut and go. If he's coachable and willing, he has the burst and center of gravity to do that well. So, I think there is a good chance he'll make the squad.

Like I said. I love the way he cuts. If he is coachable, then he is a great pick up. Let's hope he doesn't get on Kubes bad side like DW did.

Mike Kerns
04-27-2009, 09:01 PM
For a fan of the Stiff Arm, check out this fan page dedicated to Jeremiah Johnson's use of such a move:

http://www.myspace.com/jjstiffarm

Some great vids on there. I especially like the one with 3 stiff arms on one carry to three different guys.

Mike Kerns
04-27-2009, 09:05 PM
Generally? On the YouTube video that's all he did was take it to the outside. Did not see him hit one inside running lane. It won't take a NFL DC very long to shut that action down. The kid does cut well though. If he can be coached, then he might work out. I'm not penciling him in on the opening day roster just yet. Which leaves the back up RB roll still unfulfilled.



Check this one out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkobN9_0pdo

TexansFanatic
04-27-2009, 09:06 PM
We've got our man.

I think you're right. I'm really happy with this pickup. Rick Smith kicks ass.

thunderkyss
04-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Arian Foster is a Texan.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=5263

First, let me say that Tennessee OL was frig'n awesome..... but IMHO, Arian Foster looks like Terrell Davis. That OL made the holes, got him to the second level. Foster would make that first guy miss, and then he was gone. He also used his stiff arm effectively to get the corner, when he had to, and he caught the ball well out of the backfield.

If only the highlight video would show him picking up the blitz.....

But if our OL could make those holes and get him to the second level...... I'd like to see what he could do.

Mike Kerns
04-28-2009, 05:54 AM
Some comments from JJ from Oregon live:

"I think anybody, when you have a good season like I did and did everything right, it's your dream to hear your name called in the draft," Johnson said. "But after everything was over, we knew why they didn't call my name. Everything was put in perspective, and my future is in my hands."

Johnson's agent, Bardia Ghahremani, said his client went undrafted because of a medical flag NFL teams placed on him because of a shoulder injury from last season. It also didn't help that the 5-foot-9 Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in a mediocre 4.65 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

"The powers that be in the NFL decided that it would be a safer bet to try and get him as a free agent than to draft him," Ghahremani said.

In the end, Ghahremani said, not getting drafted allowed Johnson to pick his team from among a few suitors. The Texans, both thought, presented the best opportunity.

"I feel as though this is a good team for me, a place where I can get on the field fairly quickly either on special teams or in the backfield," Johnson said.

More at http://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/2009/04/nfl_draft_uos_johnson_goes_und.html

Porky
04-28-2009, 08:26 AM
Foster has a much better chance to make the roster than Johnson imho. Johnson doesn't take it up the gut, and Foster does. In fact prior to getting injured, Foster was given a 2nd round grade by the NFL advisory committee as a Jr. The guy has big time talent, but he isn't super fast. He was on my radar bigtime as we got into the 6th and 7th rds.

As for the young man from Liberty rumor has it (totally unsubstantiated) that he tested positive for juice (ie steriods). If true, that would explain his fall from grace and why nobody touched him until rd 7. Take that FWIW, it's just a rumor I heard. Nothing more and no link. This was something I heard.

Mike Kerns
04-28-2009, 08:37 AM
I like Foster, too, being a SEC guy and all. But I've always liked JJ. It's a win win.

beerlover
04-28-2009, 09:19 AM
poor man's Steve Slaton....
add's depth....
extra body for camp....
long shot to make the 53 man roster...
has burst, fits system more explosive than Moats.....
injury & fumbling issue....:texflag:

dalemurphy
04-28-2009, 09:33 AM
Foster has a much better chance to make the roster than Johnson imho. Johnson doesn't take it up the gut, and Foster does. In fact prior to getting injured, Foster was given a 2nd round grade by the NFL advisory committee as a Jr. The guy has big time talent, but he isn't super fast. He was on my radar bigtime as we got into the 6th and 7th rds.

As for the young man from Liberty rumor has it (totally unsubstantiated) that he tested positive for juice (ie steriods). If true, that would explain his fall from grace and why nobody touched him until rd 7. Take that FWIW, it's just a rumor I heard. Nothing more and no link. This was something I heard.

Regarding Johnson, He certainly has the stature and explosiveness to play effectively for us. If he's coachable, one of the strengths of the ZBS is that the reads are straight forward and can quickly be taught to backs. So, if he listens and adapts to the offense, he could be a player for us.... at least, he should be able to be affective in the zone stretch.