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Alex Collins
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:43 pm
  • Watching AC play and realizing we drafted Penny in the first round because we couldn’t figure out how to use AC is quite annoying
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Re: Alex Collins
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:35 pm
  • Releasing him and keeping Eddie Lacy is annoying. Stupid coaching decisions.
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Re: Alex Collins
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:36 pm
  • Yeah 9 carries for 35 yards will do that to guy
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:16 am


  • Collins had a really poor rookie year; he was so indecisive. Then he started to look really good in his 2nd camp and preseason. Unfortunately, Chris Carson looked even better that preseason. They made the decision to keep Lacy, Rawls, and Prosise, even though none of them had shown anything in the preseason, and made the 4th spot a Collins vs. Carson battle. They also kept Madden as the FB.

    I could see Penny making the same big jump from year one to year two that Collins made. I think he will struggle with the speed of the game as a rookie. Against the good run defenses he faced in college, he never did anything. But things should slow down for him in his 2nd year, particularly after he has an off-season to get stronger and faster.
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:16 am
  • Ravens fans were complaining they didn't give AC enough touches. Dude looks like a monster.... and not just because his line can block and the Ravens use a very effective run scheme. He breaks tackles at a very high rate and can catch the ball too!
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:06 pm
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:18 pm
  • of only we kept Collins instead of Rawls, we will have Carson, Collins, Mr. Glass as our RB corp.,
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 pm
  • hawknation2018 wrote:

    Collins had a really poor rookie year; he was so indecisive. Then he started to look really good in his 2nd camp and preseason. Unfortunately, Chris Carson looked even better that preseason. They made the decision to keep Lacy, Rawls, and Prosise, even though none of them had shown anything in the preseason, and made the 4th spot a Collins vs. Carson battle. They also kept Madden as the FB.

    I could see Penny making the same big jump from year one to year two that Collins made. I think he will struggle with the speed of the game as a rookie. Against the good run defenses he faced in college, he never did anything. But things should slow down for him in his 2nd year, particularly after he has an off-season to get stronger and faster.



    He looked like crap here the same year he signed with the Ravens and then looked great
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:10 pm
  • I loved the Collins pick but he got nothing but crapped on here in very limited touches(something to keep in mind with Penny). Keeping Eddie Lacey was a pretty frustrating move at the time and even more so now.
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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:15 pm
  • mikeak wrote:
    hawknation2018 wrote:

    Collins had a really poor rookie year; he was so indecisive. Then he started to look really good in his 2nd camp and preseason. Unfortunately, Chris Carson looked even better that preseason. They made the decision to keep Lacy, Rawls, and Prosise, even though none of them had shown anything in the preseason, and made the 4th spot a Collins vs. Carson battle. They also kept Madden as the FB.

    I could see Penny making the same big jump from year one to year two that Collins made. I think he will struggle with the speed of the game as a rookie. Against the good run defenses he faced in college, he never did anything. But things should slow down for him in his 2nd year, particularly after he has an off-season to get stronger and faster.



    He looked like crap here the same year he signed with the Ravens and then looked great


    Not true. Collins looked awesome in the 2nd preseason game against the Vikings. A lot of people were raving about his improvement at that time.

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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:32 pm
  • Natethegreat wrote:I loved the Collins pick but he got nothing but crapped on here in very limited touches(something to keep in mind with Penny). Keeping Eddie Lacey was a pretty frustrating move at the time and even more so now.

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Re: Alex Collins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:43 pm
  • mikeak wrote:
    hawknation2018 wrote:

    Collins had a really poor rookie year; he was so indecisive. Then he started to look really good in his 2nd camp and preseason. Unfortunately, Chris Carson looked even better that preseason. They made the decision to keep Lacy, Rawls, and Prosise, even though none of them had shown anything in the preseason, and made the 4th spot a Collins vs. Carson battle. They also kept Madden as the FB.

    I could see Penny making the same big jump from year one to year two that Collins made. I think he will struggle with the speed of the game as a rookie. Against the good run defenses he faced in college, he never did anything. But things should slow down for him in his 2nd year, particularly after he has an off-season to get stronger and faster.



    He looked like crap here the same year he signed with the Ravens and then looked great

    Yep,
    And he fumbled a bit here as well.
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Re: Alex Collins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:54 am
  • Pretty sure I was Collin's second biggest fan here. Just another victim of Cabevel.

    Of course I thought Lacy would pan out too, so there is that.

    Wonder what Lacy would have done with a competent O-line/ running game coach and offensive coordinator.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:36 am
  • bigskydoc wrote:Pretty sure I was Collin's second biggest fan here. Just another victim of Cabevel.

    Of course I thought Lacy would pan out too, so there is that.

    Wonder what Lacy would have done with a competent O-line/ running game coach and offensive coordinator.


    ...and an elite future HoF QB to take pressure of him.

    Oh wait...the Packers could tell you what he did in those circumstances.
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Re: Alex Collins
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:13 am
  • To me keeping Lacay over Collins was a pure example of Pete not staying true to the 'always compete' mantra.

    Lacy was a complete waste of a roster spot and didn't earn one dime of his $3 mil salary. Keeping him was a very poor roster decision at the very least.
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Re: Alex Collins
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:48 pm
  • Man I wish we still had Alex Collins.
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Re: Alex Collins
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:55 pm
  • Alex Collins would be the 4th stringer on this team and I would rather have Russ run with it with Russ's 5.8 YPC vs. Alex's 3.6.

    Alex Collins is ok behind a very good OL. He's a slower version of Penny. He's not got the toughness of Carson or Davis.

    He didn't deserve to make the team last year and I agree with the Lacy stuff. He really didn't fit, Pete confused size with toughness. Lacy is dough boy soft. Don't know what happened to Rawls. He fell off the planet. Signing Lacy and Joeckel were huge desperate gambles to improve the running game that failed. IMO Pete has better info surrounding him than previous seasons. Of course the market drives what is available.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:18 am
  • Seafan wrote:Alex Collins would be the 4th stringer on this team and I would rather have Russ run with it with Russ's 5.8 YPC vs. Alex's 3.6.

    Alex Collins is ok behind a very good OL. He's a slower version of Penny. He's not got the toughness of Carson or Davis.

    He didn't deserve to make the team last year and I agree with the Lacy stuff. He really didn't fit, Pete confused size with toughness. Lacy is dough boy soft. Don't know what happened to Rawls. He fell off the planet. Signing Lacy and Joeckel were huge desperate gambles to improve the running game that failed. IMO Pete has better info surrounding him than previous seasons. Of course the market drives what is available.


    I couldn't agree more but man were people pissed when AC was playing well last year. Just funny the difference a year makes.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:58 pm
  • Collins, behind this line, would be a better second string than Davis. He’d be better than Penny has been this year, but I don’t think we have a clear picture of Penny’s ceiling yet.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:01 pm
  • Who cares, he's a Raven. Get over it.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:12 pm
  • It is the same for everyone.

    Ya place your bets and then see how it works out.

    Nothing wrong with picking up someone on a rebound ......... as long as they are not a cancer ...... which Collins was not.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:26 pm
  • He is on IR this season and with Gus Edwards starting to get going he will be in for split carries next season.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:02 pm
  • He isn't like Penny just to get that part correct..
    He had his chances here..I didn't see Rawls or Carson have
    a problem running too much.Staying healthy running like they
    do yes but where has AC gone right now?Oh the IR..I'm ok that
    he is a Raven..We have better RB's now but AC does have a
    spot in the NFL..I was hard on him but a lot of us were.
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Re: Alex Collins
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:I didn't see Rawls or Carson have
    a problem running too much..


    Just to be clear, you didn’t see Rawls or Carson have a problem running when Collins was here?

    Cause in 2016, Rawls rushed for 349 yards and 3.2 YPC while Collins rushed for 125 yards and 4 YPC. Chris Carson was still in college, and Michael was our leading rusher at 469 yards and 4 YPC.
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Re: Alex Collins
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:52 am
  • bigskydoc wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:I didn't see Rawls or Carson have
    a problem running too much..


    Just to be clear, you didn’t see Rawls or Carson have a problem running when Collins was here?

    Cause in 2016, Rawls rushed for 349 yards and 3.2 YPC while Collins rushed for 125 yards and 4 YPC. Chris Carson was still in college, and Michael was our leading rusher at 469 yards and 4 YPC.

    Keeping track of all these RB's sucks lol..I'm thinking of Rawls good year but it's the year prior.
    Still we came out ok later and AC is better in a different system..Been nice to have him last 2 years
    if you knew all these injuries and Lacy sucking were happening.
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