Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Mike Bell

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Jimmy
    started a topic Mike Bell

    Mike Bell

    Before you read this, consider that it might be coming from a homer.

    Mike Bell. Undrafted Free Agent out of Arizona. Ran in the 4.6's for NFL scouts.. maybe a mid round pick if not for that.

    The thing is, you watch him, he looks like a pretty speedy guy. I bring it up, because you could watch him at arizona and tell he was fast, but just because he didnt put numbers on paper, his stock plummets.

    so the Denver Broncos pick him up. Sign him. $20,000 signing bonus. Big deal. Just a roster filler. Tatum Bell is gonna start and Dayne will be a goal line guy. Right? Wrong. Mike Bell takes the starting Job. He is already being compared to Terrell Davis. Good, Right??

    Wrong. It's not fair. You can't compare the guy to TD after 2 weeks of preseason football. Sure, he has come in the same way TD had, under the radar, but why cant he just be "Mike Bell?"

    He is so under the radar, he won't even be in this year's Madden 2007.
    Crazy for a back who will be starting come week 1 for the NFL's best rushing offense over the last decade. Still, things are still to be seen from him. Maybe i'll belive the hype if he pieces together 2 more good games.

    Enough telling you what you already know about his past. I wanna know how in the world we picked this guy out of the rough. Him starting week 1 might still be a questionable act, but i wanna know what others think about him. Is he just a fluke RB in the Denver system? Will he rush for 1,200 yards this year, or will he wither into the backup or 3rd string job.

  • energizerbunny
    replied
    he really runs behind his shoulder pads. I could see him running for 1,200 this year.

    Leave a comment:


  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    Originally posted by johbur
    Originally posted by jsagan77
    Originally posted by America
    The Bells need some sort of nickname in Denver's backfield.

    This is harder than I thought..

    For whom the Bell Tolls..?

    Hells Bells?
    I like the TinkerBells.

    Seriously, after having seen all of Bell's collegiate games except 2 non-televised road games, I was very surprised that some team didn't draft him. That's the power of measurables, I guess. Bell is in the right system and he has a solid team around him. I'm looking for him to have a good year, and if he hits 1200 yards, it would be an interesting indictment on the talent scouting in the NFL that a UDFA wins the OROY.
    Even though those are great numbers, I don't think he will win OROY, someone less deserving will win it because they make more headlines and they have more fans from when they were in college and earned 1st round honours. It will be interesting to see what happens.

    Leave a comment:


  • johbur
    replied
    Originally posted by jsagan77
    Originally posted by America
    The Bells need some sort of nickname in Denver's backfield.

    This is harder than I thought..

    For whom the Bell Tolls..?

    Hells Bells?
    I like the TinkerBells.

    Seriously, after having seen all of Bell's collegiate games except 2 non-televised road games, I was very surprised that some team didn't draft him. That's the power of measurables, I guess. Bell is in the right system and he has a solid team around him. I'm looking for him to have a good year, and if he hits 1200 yards, it would be an interesting indictment on the talent scouting in the NFL that a UDFA wins the OROY.

    Leave a comment:


  • IBleedNavyandOrange
    replied
    Makes you wonder what could've happened if Maurice Clarett hadn't been such a bust.

    Leave a comment:


  • TimD
    replied
    Re: Mike Bell

    Originally posted by Jimmy

    He is so under the radar, he won't even be in this year's Madden 2007.
    Crazy for a back who will be starting come week 1 for the NFL's best rushing offense over the last decade. Still, things are still to be seen from him. Maybe i'll belive the hype if he pieces together 2 more good games.
    kinda off topic but update your rosters and he'll be there... thats what happened to ricky williams last year


    wheres the "i dont know, im unsure" option in your poll? :D

    Leave a comment:


  • cunningham06
    replied
    I doubt Bell starts week 1. I think that Shanahan is just doing it to light a fire under Tatum and Dayne. JMO though.

    Leave a comment:


  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    I voted 1-2 good years and out. He will not be as good as Mike Anderson was as a rookie, even though another rookie back has done it for Denver, I don't think that the line will be able to get him 1,500 yards. If he gets 18-24 carries a game he should get around 950-1,200 yards rushing, maybe 200 yards receiving at most and 4-7 touchdowns.

    Leave a comment:


  • njx9
    replied
    Originally posted by Stats
    Originally posted by njx9
    absolutely. it's annoying to see so many people write the guy off as a product of the system.
    Anyone that says that probably knows more about boy bands than football.
    (shhhh, the hanson fans will hear you)

    Leave a comment:


  • dcarey20
    replied
    I actually think he is gonna me much like Mike Anderson was...except he is gonna be around a bit longer.

    If he stays the starter for the entire season this year, I think he has a great season.

    290 carries
    1285 yards
    11 TDs

    Leave a comment:


  • Stats
    replied
    Originally posted by njx9
    absolutely. it's annoying to see so many people write the guy off as a product of the system.
    Anyone that says that probably knows more about boy bands than football.

    Leave a comment:


  • njx9
    replied
    absolutely. it's annoying to see so many people write the guy off as a product of the system.

    Leave a comment:


  • Shiver
    replied
    It's almost a shame that so many 'Backs can rush for 1,000 yards in the offense. It's tarnished Terrell Davis' accomplishments, I think.

    Leave a comment:


  • njx9
    replied
    Originally posted by Shiver
    Originally posted by johbur
    Mike Bell was a solid back in college playing for a bad team. He has much better blocking now, receivers that are WAY better than what he had, and a better QB.

    Yeah, the defenses he'll face are a lot better, but he was very consistent and played hard every down, whether his team was winning or losing getting spenked by USC.

    Mike Bell will have a solid career for the Broncos.

    It's hard to say any Denver back will have a solid career for the Broncos. That particular position has a rediculous high turnover, for them. They change things up every year.
    we do seem to get a rather high number of injuries at the position... we also seem to run guys into the ground.

    Leave a comment:


  • Shiver
    replied
    Originally posted by johbur
    Mike Bell was a solid back in college playing for a bad team. He has much better blocking now, receivers that are WAY better than what he had, and a better QB.

    Yeah, the defenses he'll face are a lot better, but he was very consistent and played hard every down, whether his team was winning or losing getting spenked by USC.

    Mike Bell will have a solid career for the Broncos.

    It's hard to say any Denver back will have a solid career for the Broncos. That particular position has a rediculous high turnover, for them. They change things up every year.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X

Debug Information