Jump to content

Norwood ('Hanspard, Jr.') faces uphill battle to be feature back as a Falcon..


ATL--75
 Share

Recommended Posts

Norwood has talent, but his career may end up like former Falcon RB Byron Hanspard. Hanspard had been competing with the 'original' Jamal Anderson in the late 1990's, but he never was able to put it together as injuries slowed his career down and was never the same again as he washed out of the league within four years.

For 2008, I don't see the Falcon coaching staff putting all the 'eggs in one basket'. Norwood has shown he can't take a NFL pounding. Maybe using him as a Eric Metcalf type of player, but he would strictly become a third down/specialist and he may have a role in a Mike Mularkey offense under those conditions.

However, the days of Norwood being considered a starter will quickly fade.

Norwood works better in space and not between the tackles.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ATL--75 (1/31/2008)
Norwood has talent, but his career may end up like former Falcon RB Byron Hanspard. Hanspard had been competing with the 'original' Jamal Anderson in the late 1990's, but he never was able to put it together as injuries slowed his career down and was never the same again as he washed out of the league within four years.

For 2008, I don't see the Falcon coaching staff putting all the 'eggs in one basket'. Norwood has shown he can't take a NFL pounding. Maybe using him as a Eric Metcalf type of player, but he would strictly become a third down/specialist and he may have a role in a Mike Mularkey offense under those conditions.

However, the days of Norwood being considered a starter will quickly fade.

Norwood works better in space and not between the tackles.

HOW HAS HE SHOWN HE CAN'T TAKE NFL POUNDING? YOU SAID YOURSELF IN ANOTHER THREAD THAT THEY DON'T PLAY HIM ENOUGH. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO STIR UP NOW ATL--75. ISN'T IT TIME FOR YOU TO SWITCH OVER TO "CONSISTENFALCON?":)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So true. ATL 75 get a life. Yeah he does face an uphill battle to become the starter - but only due to the power style back the new regime apparently desires. However, the steelers currently run a power running offense, and guess who is their feature back? "Fast" Willie Parker. Not exactly your prototypical power back. So we cant be sure exactly what role Norwood will play in the new offense, but we DO know that he is quite a weapon when utilized. I look forward to seeing what Mularkey designs for him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hits like these has turned Norwood into a liability. He is talented, but you can't depend on him from game to game..

The player making the tackle in this photo is Tampa's Derrick Brooks. In this game from 2006 put one good hit on Norwood and he was gone for most of the game... This would not have likely happened to Gerald Riggs, Andrews, John Settle or Jamal Anderson..

Norwood : "I've fallen and I can't get up.."

1545228.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tangent: I loved Byron Hanspard. Oh, how I regret his shredding his knee. That dude was a destroyer in space. If we could have had Tim Dwight, Jam and him on the field at the same time in 98, defenses would have had no chance. A four receiver set with them, Mathis and Martin with Jam in the backfield...oh, what I would have given to see that formation on occasion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So true. ATL 75 get a life. Yeah he does face an uphill battle to become the starter - but only due to the power style back the new regime apparently desires. However, the steelers currently run a power running offense, and guess who is their feature back? "Fast" Willie Parker. Not exactly your prototypical power back. So we cant be sure exactly what role Norwood will play in the new offense, but we DO know that he is quite a weapon when utilized. I look forward to seeing what Mularkey designs for him.

Norwood isn't Willie Parker. And Jamaal Anderson isn't Mario Williams.

Norwood has durabilty issues and has trouble staying on the field, and Jamaal Anderson has a talent problem despite being healthy..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ATLBrave12 (1/31/2008)
Should the Falcons just stop playing until Vick get re-instated? Since every player on our team is going to be criticized by you.

1. Dunn

2. Brooking

3. Jamaal

4. Norwood

I am not critical of every player.. I wish Ovie would play more.. I hope Shock gets a chance to start.. and Boley has been a pleasant surprise.. See, I can be positive..;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

REV.2000 (1/31/2008)
ATL--75 (1/31/2008)

I am not critical of every player.. I wish Ovie would play more.. I hope Shock gets a chance to start.. and Boley has been a pleasant surprise.. See, I can be positive..;)

EVEN A SNAKE DOES SOMETHING POSITIVE!:)

So what you trying to say? ;);)

..sometimes people with rose colored glasses (24 hours, 7 days a week) can't see the real problems..:w00t:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

nolebone (1/31/2008)
ATL--75

You and I are on the same page. Neither one of us is blinded by loyalty or foolish optimism. In the business world, with that, you end up broke or in jail.

We have a lot of work to do with this team.

A lot of work needs to be to done. I wholeheartedly agree.

1. Dunn 2. Brooking (These two need to be given their 'gold watch' and sent fishing as soon as possible...)

Once that happens, then this team can truly move forward in the right direction..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ATL--75 (1/31/2008)
nolebone (1/31/2008)
ATL--75

You and I are on the same page. Neither one of us is blinded by loyalty or foolish optimism. In the business world, with that, you end up broke or in jail.

We have a lot of work to do with this team.

A lot of work needs to be to done. I wholeheartedly agree.

1. Dunn 2. Brooking (These two need to be given their 'gold watch' and sent fishing as soon as possible...)

Once that happens, then this team can truly move forward in the right direction..

feuerwehr_forum_troll.jpg
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...