Hawks Just Got Another RB Commit for 2020

Discussion in 'Football' started by IowaLawWasRight, May 16, 2019.

  1. IowaLawWasRight

    IowaLawWasRight Well-Known Member

    Leshon Williams (wasn't our first RB commit in the class named Williams as well?). Looks like a stud out of Chicago! 5'10, 205 lb with 16 mostly MAC level offers so far. We pulled the trigger early and it looks like it paid off.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  2. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    Same school as Sabastian Castro, he ran for over 2000 yards last year and averaged nearly 10 YPC. Pretty good haul at RB this year with Williams and Williams.
     
  3. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Just another dude for IowaLaw to trash in 2022.
     
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  4. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

  5. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Watched his video and I like how he is tough to bring down and breaks tackles with his strength. Good get for the Hawks. Kinda kid that could flourish in our system.
     
  6. oldhawk12

    oldhawk12 Well-Known Member

    Kirk has zero interest in running backs with breakaway speed. They fumble, don’t block, practice hard or well, are prima donna’s/too sexy and...are considered skill positions and kirk doesn’t see the need for those things.
     
  7. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    ball control, baby. Risk management.
     
  8. MoseSchrute

    MoseSchrute Well-Known Member

    It's better to take 14 to 18 plays to get down the field, rather than 7 to 9 or less. That burns up minutes and keeps the ball out of the other guys' hands. Everyone in this day and age knows that is what the offense is supposed to do.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  9. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's not like Gavin Williams in the 2020 class is a track star or anything...

    Also, Tyler Goodson, Jordan Canzeri, Fred Russell, Akrum Wadley, and IKM all fit that mold.

    Think before you post.
     
  10. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Looks solid. If he's got good vision to the hole/cutback lane...I love it.

    With all the talk of "home run speed", great vision, imo, is just as important if not more so. Vision is hard to develop...
     
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  11. GesterHawk

    GesterHawk Well-Known Member

    You know who had homerun speed, Shonn Greene.... oh wait.
    Well, Akrum had elite speed... oh he only ran a 4.54 at the combine...

    The most important thing a rb needs in any zone blocking scheme is the ability to hit the cutback lanes.

    Greene could read where they were going to be right from the initial steps of the oline. He made his money in the cutbacks. Fred Russell was the same, and he was short enough to hide behind his line.
     
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  12. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    Give me great vision over home run speed all day. As a Colts fan I can tell you Trent Richardson had the worst vision of any back I've ever seen. There could be a huge hole to his right and he would run right into the back of his offensive line and fall down for a 2 yard gain.
     
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  13. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    This is always an interesting debate. Yes, that's always been the "conventional wisdom"...but break it down for me (without snarky insults, please).

    Whether you hold the ball for 3 minutes or 8...you still only get one opp to score. There are no points for riding time. The opposition gets it following your possession either way. 1 for you, 1 for them. There is no "number of possessions" advantage.

    The only rationale I can see is that you assume the defense is always at a disadvantage (offense knows the play, defense has to react) so a defense will fatigue quicker than an offense...therefore you'd rather have your offense take the majority of the snaps so the oppositions D reaches that point of fatigue before yours does.
     
  14. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    You're correct on your last point. It also keeps an opposing offense off of the field and out of a rhythm, so the fewer possessions they get = less likely to put a good drive together and score.

    I'd also like to add that it is easier for an offense to be successful than a defense. An offense can have a busted play score, but a defense can have 10 guys doing their job to a T and 1 guy will ruin it.

    I can tell you from personal experience how demoralizing and fatiguing a long offensive drive can be, especially when your own offense is uptempo and prone to boom or bust drives, sending you right back out there.
     
  15. MoseSchrute

    MoseSchrute Well-Known Member

    Why would I insult you? My post was mainly meant as sarcasm, but it can be taken to be "real", as well. I can see there are two sides to this argument. Just look at last year's game with Nebraska. Frosty said he was getting frustrated as a play caller and the way he likes to play because Iowa was keeping the ball for so long. I'm not sure how much we wore down their piss poor defense though. Looked like ours was the one getting worn out towards the end, as is often the case against these faster playing spread offenses. It goes back to I agree that we need more home run hitters on offense, rather than "system" players. Maybe this kid will be really good, I don't know.
     
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  16. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    He is a troll. Thinking is an option not on the table
     
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  17. oldhawk12

    oldhawk12 Well-Known Member

    No. Not a troll. I simply don’t drink the ferentz kool aid brand that you do. It’s comical and downright sad how brainwashed many of you truly are.
     
  18. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    What's comical is your football knowledge and complete inability to look at things objectively.
     
  19. trj

    trj Well-Known Member


    So the Jaime Pollard kool aid taste so much better?
     
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  20. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Bingo.
     
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