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    Camp Battles: FB

    Who will emerge as the starting fullback?


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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    I'd like to think it's Hedgecock, but for some reason I think Goodspeed goes into the season as the starter at that position.
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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    Like with most of our changes, I think it won't happen until game 4 or 5, but I see Hedgecock starting sometime around there.
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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    It's been reported that the Rams are only going to carry one FB on the roster (two if you count Massey). With the contract given to Hedgecock, this could be the end for Goodspeed.

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    If Hedgecok starts wiping out linebackers in camp and pre-season he will be the guy. It is unlikely that the Rams will carry three players at the FB position, so he may have to do some on the job learning. After life without Hodgins, I think Martz will latch on to the new battering Ram as long as the guy can figure out where to line up...

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    HedgeHung

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    FB is one of the toughest to learn in Martz' system, unless he's a real fast learner or can long snap, he's on the practice squad to start the season.
    I do like the sounds of this guy though

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    they will switch

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    Welcome to ClanRam, DRBaby. Enjoy the best. :up:

    I sure hope Madison becomes our new BULLRAM, FORCE, HAMMER -- whatever name sticks -- to help our RBs through the pits!

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    From what I've read, the boy does love to hit. Can that be a bad thing? If not for the contract issue, I'd say that Joey starts the season, with M.H. taking over @ game 3 or 4. I think Joey's gone, unfortunately.


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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    I still think Goodspeed will start early on, because as Martz himself said, FB is a tough spot to pick up on quickly. But then again, I don't see Hedgecock getting cut or even on the practice squad. If he can prove in camp that he can grasp the position, I think it's Hedgecock's to lose. When you boil down everything else, do you take a 240 lb lead blocker or a 270 lb lead blocker? If I'm a 250 lb linebacker, I know which one I DON'T want coming through the line.
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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    Excellent point as usual HuBison. I would also say that goodspeed is a bulked up 240 at best. he doesnt seem all that big. Hedgehung looks like he has a very big and wide frame and is a lot closer to a floating tackle in the backfield.

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    I'm just glad they are finally putting some energy into finding a FB. Before Hedgecock, 13 years have gone by without drafting a true FB. Here's our FB draft history:
    2005 - 7th round - Hedgecock (lot of high hopes, maybe he's the answer)
    2002 - 7th round - Massey (from day 1, he was brought in to be the LS, where he's superb....but he was never meant to be our answer at FB)
    1998 - 2nd round - Holcombe (let's not kid ourselves, RH was not a true FB, he was just a big RB, not a lead blocker)
    1996 - 6th round - Derrick Harris (who? exactly.)
    1992 - 10th round - Tim Lester (the bus driver, unfortunately he drove his bus up to Pittsburgh)
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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    But Hubison, drafting aside, you have to admit that James the Hammer was a true bull elephant in the backfield at the fullback spot. I always thought that the broken foot hodgins suffered in the preseason game against san diego in 2002 was a critical component in the total collapse of the running game early in the year, contributing greatly (although rarely mentioned by "experts") to the 0-5 debacle.

    The era of the HedgeHung is upon us, all hail the studly lead blocker who will facilitate red zone and short yardage consumation.

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    Re: Camp Battles: FB

    I think that unless Hedge has the playbook programed into his HDD, he will start the year on the practice squad.

    We will have enough depth with 3 TE's and i can see Manu or Jenson back there in the red zone.
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