Charles Perkins update

takethepoints

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Yes, very. Let's hope that the extra week gets all of Charles's wheels under him. He's looked very promising so far and Coach was particularly impressed with his blocking.

Btw, I was glad to see that Coach put Days in at AB late on Saturday. Count me as one of those who think Days should be in the AB rotation. If Zach gets hurt - but Heaven forfend! - Days can always move back to BB. He's too good a player to just sit there, imho.
 

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Nice. It is good to have Seniors in the game. There might be talent in the underclasses but there are certain things only Seniors understand.
 

hdgtfan

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I think I'd like to see a game with Perkins and Days both at A-Back laying the wood on a QB-BB option.
So far I see BBack as just serviceable, we came close to breaking long runs on a couple of plays but shoestring or bad luck would not let that happen

So D can shut down our A Backs and not worry too much about BBACK so far

Best weapons have been JT's running or Smelter receiving but we need other positions to keep teams from focusing on those options.

Do not have X AND O background, just my position as a fan, would like to hear what experienced guys think
 
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Laskey gets shoestringed so much because he runs upright. If his center of gravity was 6" lower, he'd bull through those, but he's such a tall guy I can see why that's hard.
 

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Laskey gets shoestringed so much because he runs upright. If his center of gravity was 6" lower, he'd bull through those, but he's such a tall guy I can see why that's hard.
what the hell are you talking about? Laskey delivers more of a blow to defenders than he usually receives and usually falls forward. Don't confuse being 6'2 with running high. Ask VT's #19 how high Laskey runs.
 

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I think it's pretty evident that he runs really, really high. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does contribute to his shoestring slipups.
 

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what the hell are you talking about? Laskey delivers more of a blow to defenders than he usually receives and usually falls forward. Don't confuse being 6'2 with running high. Ask VT's #19 how high Laskey runs.
Just to play devil's advocate here, GSU Middle Linebacker #40 would say he ran rather high. He was standing Laskey up in the hole all game long. And I like Laskey BTW.

Side note: My brother, who is a rabid UGA fan, even likes Laskey.
 

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I do like Laskey as well, and think he is an extremely reliable player. That said, he does run a bit straight up and lacks the top end speed. We need another Dwyer type player to take this offense to yet another level. Can't wait until Custis gets up to speed :grumpy:
 

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I do like Laskey as well, and think he is an extremely reliable player. That said, he does run a bit straight up and lacks the top end speed. We need another Dwyer type player to take this offense to yet another level. :grumpy:
x2, my exact sentiments. Love his heart and toughness, and he has definitely stepped it up in the blocking department and is a dependable pass catcher. No need to get A$$hurt everytime someone says something critical about the guy, especially if it's true.
 

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Laskey #37 is most under valued running back in college football. Productive and holds on to the ball . THWG
 

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Laskey #37 is most under valued running back in college football. Productive and holds on to the ball . THWG
I mean no disrespect to the guy. He's well above average, and I think he's better than Sims was. I just think he runs a bit high. No need to take it personally, unless... is that you, Zach?
 

tugdog235

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I do like Laskey as well, and think he is an extremely reliable player. That said, he does run a bit straight up and lacks the top end speed. We need another Dwyer type player to take this offense to yet another level. Can't wait until Custis gets up to speed :grumpy:
Umm, you mean Legget?
 

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Laskey's averaging 5.2 ypc and 79 ypg. Only 684 yards to go to 1000. And I expect the blocking to pick up just enough to deliver that soon. Roughly the same schedule that Allen was on in his senior year.

In short, he's doing just fine, thank you very much.
 
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