Jeremiah Johnson RB Oregon

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  1. RipTraxx

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    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
     
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    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?


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    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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  3. RipTraxx

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    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.
     
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    He's the one I have liked the best from the Vids posted in the "I Still Want a Running Back" thread.
     
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    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:

    sidenote: the six RBs that participated in the Senior Bowl were Cedric Peerman, Kory Sheets, Rashad Jennings, James Davis, Andre Brown, and Jeremiah Johnson.

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

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


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    Can he be a goal line back? Because that's what we really need.
     
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    NO, he can not
     
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    He does not have it to be a GL back.
     
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    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.
     
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    When I see that film the first thing that comes to mind is why wasn't this guy drafted?
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm hearing Foster signed with the Saints.
     
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    I hope not.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Check this one out.

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

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