Wedge Scouting Report: Todd Gurley

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Oh the misery of Intergalactic Agent who travelled light years to watch the great running backs of the NFL.  Once upon a time my body had three beating hearts, now its hollow.  Why the sorrow?  Because there are no great running backs in the NFL anymore.  That era is over in favor of pass happy offenses.  This depressing fact dawned on me in week 1 of the NFL after my fantasy draft.  Guess who I drafted?  Adrian Peterson in the 1st round and Ray Rice in the 2nd round.  Oops…

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Where is my Barry Sanders?  Where is my Walter Payton?  Where is my Jim Brown.  The NFL tells me it will never happen again. causing the tears of this alien to fill the oceans of Neptune.  But then there was light!  His name is Todd Gurley.

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What can’t Todd Gurley do?  He can carry the ball, he can catch it, he can block and he can return kicks.  He uses speed and power.  He is the best athlete on the field every time he steps on the field at any level.  The reason I came to this planet suddenly had life again.  Is Todd Gurley the next great running back?  Then in November, this cruel planet tore all my dreams away from me.  I laid in bed until December.

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But Todd Gurley will play in the NFL.  This alien will go on!  Gurley’s potential at the next level is too much for the NFL to pass up.  Some athletes can return from ACL injuries to participate in sports specific drills within five months.  In December Gurley declared for the NFL draft.  In January he signed an agent.  He is ready.  Are you NFL?

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Todd Gurley is a 232 pound former track star who uses power and cuts to make plays.  He is a great fit for a zone blocking scheme like the scheme the Dolphins run.  Gurley can make one cut, and overpower the first off balance defender he sees.  Get off me, I’m Todd Gurley and you are a lower life form!!!

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In six games for Georgia in 2014, Gurley rushed for 911 yards with an impressive 7.4 yards per carry.  In three seasons running for the Bulldogs he had over 3200 yards and averaged over 6 yards a carry.  He had 6 receiving TDs and two kickoff returns!  What is going on here?  Is Gurley and Earthling?  I say no.  But let’s keep it a secret.

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If Todd Gurley were an Alien Weapon of Destruction he would be a lethal Ooliopii Boomerang.  But Why am I still talking about Gurley.  If you missed him at Georgia, don’t worry the Boomerang is going to come back.  Turn around so you don’t get hit in the back of the head Earthling!

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494 Responses to Wedge Scouting Report: Todd Gurley

  1. Silly Tim says:

    Jahn, thanks for the re-post. Sometimes things get taken out of context and people run with it. LOL

    My point was the coaches have always put the ball in Tanny’s hands and they’re letting him develop. There is so much good about this kid that people ignore. For me his next step is being a difference maker in big spots. That will come as long as he’s not on his back. 😉

    • The Flying Pig says:

      And what Tim really meant is he likes Tannys balls in his hands

      I didn’t take this post out of context at all

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Stanger
    I’m flying to NYC tomorrow
    I am staying in a hotel on ft lauderdale beach tonight (last min decision by me)

    Sorry to be last minute
    But if you want to meet for a drink let me know

    No big deal if you don’t
    I know it’s a school night

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    @gunnerhal: Branden Albert: “Anybody would want Suh on their team.” Could Dolphins D use a dose of “nasty”? http://t.co/gOAOaaOOIy

  4. The Flying Pig says:

    If we get Suh it even make him an offer

    I’m gonna squeal at all of you that said we never would

  5. Silly Tim says:

    Piggy, you missed some real shitty snow/ice/rain today. Wed. to Thurs. is reporting 4-8 inches so welcome back. LOL

  6. The Flying Pig says:

    Hopefully it doesn’t face my flight tomorrow

    • Silly Tim says:

      It looks like next week starts some pre-spring type weather in the 40s. But the bitch March has to do her whole lion/lamb thing first. LOL

  7. Rhino says:

    my shock at McCoy to Buffalo was from a FFB perspective 🙂 Fat ass Ryan will fuck up any team regardless.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It’s suck for McCoy

      I guess Kiko doesn’t fit a 3-4 Rex defense?

      I don’t think Kiko is going to have rookie number like he did again
      But I guess Chip Kelly likes him

      They still have no qb in buffalo
      And no 1st round pick

    • Silly Tim says:

      Why complain, he’ll run McCoy into the ground? LOL

  8. finfanrob says:

    Silly Tim says:
    March 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Well that sucked driving in that shit. Snow/Ice/Rain, horrible roads and tons of traffic.

    my god tell me about that. i had to walk out of the office today and it was like 82. fucking sweating walking to the car. this weather sucks

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    So what do you guys think of the blogs all original material so far?

    Do you like it?
    Or would you prefer we just run stories you can run elsewhere?

    I think I have enough wedge scouting reports to run 2-3 a week through the draft

    But writing about anything else has been a little tough

    • Silly Tim says:

      To be honest, it doesn’t matter much to me. I have always liked the live discussion aspect and not so much staying on a specific topic. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate the efforts of people who write something entertaining and/or informative etc.

      For instance, you’re a creative dude with a bizarre sense of humor that I really like. I just can’t always tune in at 9-10 in the morning and take it all in. So I will drift towards live discussions and always have.

      Not to insult or not appreciate OD’s great recaps of the glory days, but I already know about it and have read his Absolute Perfection pieces in the past which are awesome. I don’t spend a lot of time in the past. Today’s game is nothing like 1972 etc. but other people love that stuff. Cool for everyone. But I gravitate to what I’m interested in and that’s usually the present with the exception here and there.

      I personally think you should take your game to another level and make a new story and adventure. My closest friend is a multi-media guy trying to make it as a filmmaker, I helped him do his first gorilla film which we shot mainly in NYC back in the early 2000s. We were also in a band together, and I told him the same thing, write a new song (film), stop trying to keep the same song (film/idea) alive.

  10. Mike E. says:

    If we could come up with an interesting trade like the McCoy-Alonso trade, that would be a fine way to part with Mike Wallace.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That is true

      The eagles were looking to dump McCoy maybe even cut him
      They got something out of it

      I don’t think Alonso is a huge coop

      I would prefer a draft pick for Wallace
      But you never know
      Maybe some one has a staring caliber OG

      The problem with trading Wallace is his big salary
      Albeit I think we take the cap hit in 2015

      • Mike E. says:

        McCoy is due almost the same as Wallace this year, but it goes down some after this season, while Wallace’s goes up.

      • Mike E. says:

        The reason McCoy’s goes down is because he’s a RB, and they tend to wear down, while Wallace should stay pretty consistent through his contract.

  11. The Flying Pig says:

    McCoy is due that much $$$ Mike?

  12. Rhino says:

    I’ve been buried in books for 3 months with almost no football contact…. I finally have time to “take a peak” and it’s McCoy in a Buffalo uni and the Fins cutting WRs like we have multiple first round picks. 🙂 On top of that… I the entire A’s lineup is different. 😦 Next thing you know, I’ll stumble across the statue of liberty buried in sand …..

  13. olddolphan says:

    Jesus Christ!!! – – Down 4-0 in the 6th, FAU rallies later to tie the game 5-5. After giving up 2 unearned runs in the top of the 12th, FAU starts off the bottom of the 12th with 5 consecutive hits, the last one winning the game!! –Gotta walk the greyhound and hit the bed. But, first, me and the greyhound will do an extra lap around the block, known as “the FAU victory lap!” HOPE all of you enjoy the 5th game of ABSOLUTE PERFECTION, coming SOON on this site. –The Old Dolfan is OUT!

  14. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins contenders for Suh

    http://www.hngn.com/articles/65656/20150202/nfl-rumors-miami-dolphins-going-after-ndamukong-suh-in-free-agency.htm

    Piggy gonna love it went he steps on Tim Brady’s throat

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    What do you mean by a new story or adventure Tim?

    • Mike E. says:

      I guess he means an entirely new theme altogether, different from the Porcine Oddyssey. That’s what I think he means, not positive.

  16. Mike E. says:

    Your score is: 5549 (GRADE: A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 19 (CLE): DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville (A)
    Round 2 Pick 11 (CLE): Carl Davis, DT/DE, Iowa (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 14 (S.F.): Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fla.) (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State (A)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Jordan Hicks, OLB, Texas (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville (A)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State (C-)

    I’d be pretty damned stoked with this draft, even if the score wasn’t fantastic.

  17. finfanrob says:

    Silly Tim says:
    March 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    ^ dick LOL

    yeah but a dill one for you

  18. Mike E. says:

    Your score is: 6024 (GRADE: A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 18 (K.C.): Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida (A)
    Round 2 Pick 17 (K.C.): Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 29 (IND): Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.) (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 26 (BALT): Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart & William Smith (B)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane (A)
    Round 5 Pick 29 (IND): Jordan Hicks, OLB, Texas (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Greg Mancz, C, Toledo (D)

  19. Mike E. says:

    I’ve gone draft happy! I think i got it out of my system. For now . . . . .

  20. Silly Tim says:

    Piggy, my good friend wants to do a new movie with the same characters from his last film and I’m not a fan. It doesn’t mean it’s bad or won’t be successful, but he can do so much more. As an amateur songwriter I always wanted to move on, like the Beatles and other great bands did. Do new things. Like when the Beatles went from ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ to ‘Within You Without You’. But that’s just me, no disrespect to you and others. You asked me what I thought. 🙂

    I like variety, not one thing over and over. I think you can do it. I also think you enjoy the creative process so take it to another level if you wish.

    Mike E, saying ‘not positive’ is not accurate. I think it is positive to move on and explore new things. Not necessarily going to a new vacation destination because that can be much of the same, but what’s inside of you and letting it out and exploring it. Life is pretty wonderful yet we spend a lot of time focusing on what annoys us. I’m guilty of that as well.

    Write a new song already! LOL

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Okay
      I have some ideas of taking things in a different direction

      But I have to consult with our blog techies

      Through the draft I’m sticking with wedge scouting reports

      Then maybe after doing something new to give us a push after the draft

      • Silly Tim says:

        Piggy, I’m not asking you to change, I’m suggesting it. If you and others enjoy it go for it. That’s just me. I’m not a King. LOL

        This is also not just about you, but the common theme here or on FME.

        I’ve been in a rut creatively for 2 years and it annoys me but it’s on me to overcome it. So you’re getting my open feeling about stuff.

        Like I said, you’re funny and creative, do something new. It will be fun. 🙂

  21. stangerx says:

    Pig — was doing some other stuff and just caught your message. Just left you one on your phone. Shiot would be good to see you. Don’t know what time your flight is, but I’m flexible as always.

  22. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, I think I took your ‘not positive’ remark wrong, You didn’t mean it’s ‘not positive’, I think you simply meant ‘I’m not positive what he’s thinking.’ Am I right? Sorry!

    I’m very frustrated and sad over some life stuff and can’t seem to get a hold of it.

    You peeps are cool and thanks for the outlet to express myself.

    Peace & Love

  23. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    When I said not positive, I meant I wasn’t sure what you meant. lol

  24. stangerx says:

    Just talked to the Pig. What a cool guy. Will never eat pork again.

  25. The Flying Pig says:

    I hear you Tim

    I’m trying to figure out where to go from here with the Oddyssey
    We will see

    I’m a big believer in letting it develop organically

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