Originally Posted by Philliez01
I do agree with HR threat and faster (I'm indifferent on "quicker" as Addai hits the hole pretty hard but I guess we can agree to disagree there?) but wouldn't you agree with what was said earlier about Maroney's running style? He appeared to be hit or miss throughout the season, running sort-of like a scat back you know? He's obviously not one and can be a 1,500-yard rushing back but wouldn't you agree that he ran differently last season?
Maroney last year showed a load of talent..speed..strength..quickness and great acceleration and burst
his problem: he was impatient at times..if he didnt see the hole he didnt settle for 2 yard gain..he tried making a big play a lot . our OL/playcalling was very good as he was always 1 on 1 with a free man in his face as soon as he got the ball
i wouldnt say he ran like a scatback..he was given a lot of inside carries instead of plays better for his speed(outside runs maybe) he seemed like a balanced back who was a threat to break 1 every time and many of us were suprised with his strength because he never went down with 1 defender. He wasnt easy to bring down nor easy to chase because hes fast, strong and quick. i cant wait to see him add some bulk and more muscle without losing speed/quickness.
he came in kind of small looking..he was 217 lbs but he didnt look like it and didnt seem to have muscle defination .. his calves looked small and so did his arms
1 thing is he has to go with the NFL Diet and Nutrition program to eat the proper foods and gain some bulk. If he can get up to 225 with proper diet he'll be very good because he has room to be up to 230-235 without losing a lot of speed. hes suprisingly strong though for his build
but to answer the question: he can run like a scatback..hits hole full speed, few lateral moves and gone but he can also run like Larry Johnson and other big backs