Report: Chris Warren meets with Seattle Seahawks at NFL Combine

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by moondog_LFZ, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

  2. dukesteer

    dukesteer 1,000+ Posts

    To me Warren’s time at Texas is enigmatic. I actually thought he had the skills to make a run at the Heisman, and looking at that film clip, I’m scratching my head.

    We all saw the power, the ability to break tackles, and the speed for a big back. What the heck happened? Did he gain too much weight? Was the line that terrible? Was the blocking scheme off? Was there a problem with Drayton? I just don’t get it, and I do expect for him to have a productive pro career.

    Like I said, an enigma.
     
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  3. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    My sentiments also.
    In that clip he lowers his pads and runs with power.
    The main things he is criticized for.
    I will continue to believe it was a combination of poor O-line, and misuse by the coaching staff. (and I believe said misuse can be claimed by just about every RB on the team)
    And I'm sure his attitude suffered, as well.
    I too believe he will make a team and contribute.

    What will it say about our coaching staff if he becomes a better than average back in the NFL?
    If anything.
     
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  4. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 5,000+ Posts

    Only that they didn't get the best out of him.

    And that, in coaching circles, translates as "failure".
     
  5. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 250+ Posts

    I think it’s injuries. I always thought he ran kind of “rumbling/bumbling”/clumsily and never was as much a finished/complete product as Foreman. He went down on a tackle against Tech. This year there was a concussion protocol early on. Whatever he had going well, he lost it after that Tech injury and wasn’t the same since. I’ll say that if he doesn’t make it to the nfl or if he does make it and doesn’t do well, some on this board will blame a coach or a team rather than admit what others have seen.
     
  6. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    And what if he goes to the NFL and kicks ***?
     
  7. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 250+ Posts

    Then all of his supporters will be in the right.
     
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  8. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 500+ Posts

    I doubt if he kicks *** in the NFL. I think he has a "soft" mentality. There have been many physical specimens that just couldn't make it in the pros. He's just not tough enough but I don't hate him. I hope he proves me wrong.
     
  9. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    I think you are mistaken.
    Did you watch him run Strong's last year?
    If anything he needed to avoid contact more.
    He always took on the hit rather than being more elusive.
    I think he's plenty tough.
     
  10. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 250+ Posts

    I think what Poms is saying is that he doesn't run tough, that somewhere in his head he forgot he is bigger than the person that is trying to tackle him...as hard as I've been on him on these threads, I do sincerely believe that he's gotten his bell run a couple of times and is running with "what if" in his mind....which I don't blame him for, considering what could result in later years....
     
  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Da Raidas

     
  12. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    He's Henry Melton minus a couple pounds.
     
  13. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Moderator

    It would be cool to see a Warren Seahawks legacy do well. Go Chris!
     
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  14. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    Make it work Chris. :hookem::bevo::yippee:
     
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  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    We will find out real fast if he has it (which two Texas coaching staffs were unable to release) or was just a great HS guy.
     
  16. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    Wasn't Foreman still here Strong's last year?
    We'll never know if Warren may have blossomed as a starter in Gilbert's system.
    Was he given a fair shake under the new coaching staff?
    Again we may never know.
    He may become the next UT RB to become a great defensive lineman. :)
    Or perhaps he'll make that move to TE.
    I hope he makes it as a RB because that's what he wants to do.
    But any success in the pros will be great.
    Wish him all the best.
     

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