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Coach Narduzzi compared Quadree Ollison to Michael Turner

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5 minutes ago, Cole World said:

For those who don't know who Pat Narduzzi is, he's the current HC for Pitt.

Narduzzi was the LB coach at N. Illinois when Michael Turner was there.

Anyhow this is what he said about Ollison.

 

A 4.49 40 for Turner at 5’10, 238 lbs is just unfair

Too bad we used him up and flushed him in 4 short years

 

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Another side note unrelated to Ollison. 

Mularkey, the run game coordinator had to have some say on them signing UDFA RB TBJ who was there on a tryout.

They are serious about getting the run game going.

 

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8 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

A 4.49 40 for Turner at 5’10, 238 lbs is just unfair

Too bad we used him up and flushed him in 4 short years

 

 

True the Falcons did get a crazy amount of usage out of Turner.

 

But you can also say that Turner could've added an extra two or three years to his career if he had stayed in shape as well though.

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8 minutes ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

True the Falcons did get a crazy amount of usage out of Turner.

 

But you can also say that Turner could've added an extra two or three years to his career if he had stayed in shape as well though.

There is a reason current RB’s don’t often get 300 carries a year.  Turner did it twice in 4 years

It leads to injury and is too taxing on your body

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While both RBs look different, the elusive speed and hard-to-get-a-hand running style are similar between the two. Both runners seem to have a knack for getting additional yards after initial contact, and both are imposing enough for defenders to not want to go head-on against.

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7 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

There is a reason current RB’s don’t often get 300 carries a year.  Turner did it twice in 4 years

It leads to injury and is too taxing on your body

 

I agree

 

I still wonder what could've been though if Turner had left San Diego sooner. He was already 26 during his 1st season with the Falcons. We could very well be talking about a potential HOF RB if he came from under Tomlinson's shadow earlier.

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8 minutes ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

I agree

 

I still wonder what could've been though if Turner had left San Diego sooner. He was already 26 during his 1st season with the Falcons. We could very well be talking about a potential HOF RB if he came from under Tomlinson's shadow earlier.

Considering N Illinois rode Turner like Seabiscuit for 4 years, a break was probably a good thing.

Turner had 941 carries in college.  Josh Jacobs had 241 carries in college

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3 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Considering N Illinois rode Turner like Seabiscuit for 4 years, a break was probably a good thing.

Turner had 941 carries in college.  Josh Jacobs had 241 carries in college

 

Wow, didn't know about his usage in college.

 

Surprised that Turner can stand up straight.

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57 minutes ago, g-dawg said:

Michael Turner in his prime those first four years in ATL was a sight to behold.

He was a total beast!

If Ollison is 75% of Burner Turner I would be thrilled

I hope he has better hands than the burner

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5 minutes ago, Hibachi said:

I hope he has better hands than the burner

yeah but we have the receiving RBs already on the roster.  We don't really need Ollison to be a great pass catcher - although it would be nice and make us a little less predictable to our opponents.

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OK if he is 70% of what Turner was I would be happier than a pig in mud. Turner would have been a HOF if he took better care of his body and had a stupid 60 tds in 5 seasons. 

Edit: Jr reminds me more of Jason Snelling.

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Oh yes I know who Naruzzian is. Feisty sideline antics aside he puts his corners on an islander he did at Michigan st

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1 hour ago, Falconsin2012 said:

A 4.49 40 for Turner at 5’10, 238 lbs is just unfair

Too bad we used him up and flushed him in 4 short years

 

True, but the game kind of passed him by a little at the same time. The NFL was moving to RBBC approaches and guys who could catch the ball out of the backfield. I think he'd still have value today but his usage would be way down. 

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Obviously you don't even know if guys like this will make the team.

But in a dream scenario, he's 70% of what Turner was, but with pretty good pass catching skills.  It tips your hand a lot when you have a RB and TE in who can't really catch.  So if he can be a bruiser who can also be a threat in the pass game, and we can have the same at TE...you open a lot of options to mess up a defense.

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2 hours ago, Falconsin2012 said:

A 4.49 40 for Turner at 5’10, 238 lbs is just unfair

Too bad we used him up and flushed him in 4 short years

 

Sad, but RB's don't have a very long shelf life for any team.

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1 hour ago, g-dawg said:

yeah but we have the receiving RBs already on the roster.  We don't really need Ollison to be a great pass catcher - although it would be nice and make us a little less predictable to our opponents.

Turner was one of the most one dimensional players ever- his last year playing, he had to catch "X" amount of passes to keep from being the most one dimensional player of all time. Don't recall if he did or not.

He doesn't have to be McCaffry, but he needs to be a competent option out of the backfield.

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2 hours ago, Osiruz said:

Turner should be in the ROH in my opinion. He was our best player from 08-12. 

he was a beast -- but the question is - is 4 years of dominance long enough to be in ROH?

Did we put Deion in?  he was only in Atlanta for 4 years.

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