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Hey folks, this question is primarily for Bama fans but anybody with solid insight can respond.
What's the likelihood Yeldon overtakes Lacy for the bulk of carries out of the Bama backfield this year given his stellar performance vs. the Wolverines? Will he at least see a significant role and split carries with Lacy?
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If Lacy doesn't get back to full strength soon, high.
He's a better back than Lacy.
Depends on his injury status. If he's healthy it will be a 40/40 split with Fowler and Hart getting the other 20% I would think. We have lots of good back s who all bring something different to the table, no reason to ride just one.
If Lacy were healthy, not likely, and you'd still see a situation like when we had Ingram amd Richardson, but Lacy is never healthy.
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Actually I still think Lacy is better. Lacy still seems better able to power through defenders, though Yeldon does seem to have better balance.
I'd prefer 40% Yeldon, 25% each for Lacy and Fowler,and 10% Hart.
This post was edited by crazylegs175178 22 months ago
Thanks all for the input.
i would prefer Fowler as our starter. the dude is 250 lbs. and jukes DBs like its nothing, runs with extreme low pad level and is insanely athletic. he's like a mini Jerome Bettis.
but, the starter will likely remain Lacy. but, being a starter doesn't mean anything at Bama, all 3 of these backs will get carries every game.
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Yeldon is very talented and will make quite a name for himself in his first year IMO and he probably is more talented than Lacy. However, I feel like a lot of Bama fans overlook experience in the system and in the SEC or simply ignore those things under the guise of, "That sounds like seniority. That's not the Saban way!"
I've watched Lacy come up through the ranks. I believe this is his year, not because he's got seniority, but because he's earned it.
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Sounds like my Wife.. She wants Fowler back there.
Yeldon is a homerun threat every time he touches the ball. Lacy is good but not as dynamic as Yeldon imo.
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I'm sorry, but Yeldon didn't look as good as people are making him out to be in this video. He is too upright when running. The OL should get 95% of the credit for his yardage.
He needs to put on some weight and be harder to tackle if he wants to be All-American.
I didn't watch the whole game, did anyone see how he performed in pass protection?
We know what a great RB looks like and Yeldon will be a great RB, barring injury.
His body will transform and his running style will improve dramatically in our system, just like Coffee, Trent, Ingram, Lacy, Fowler, etc. All that matters as a true freshman is that the ability and desire are there, which is obvious with him after watching just a few carries.
BTW, if you can't block, you won't see the field for us. Nick Saban still coaches us.
I rewatched the game and that is what I looked for. He looked very good in pass protection. The one knock I have on him is he was brought down a couple of time with shoe lace tackles. He will learns to get through that but right now I see Lacy being the starter, if healthy, and TJ being the first sub off the bench. The thing is that we will see the back that best fits the situation in the game. When we get down near the goal line we will see either Lacy or Fowler.
Yeldon is bama's only every-down back IMO... Kid can flat out do it all and can carry it 25 times a game... Lacy was built to be a closer.
Eric Dikerson did ok with a high runnin style. So did Eddie George and a bunch of others. Yeldon will add another 10lbs and he'll be good to go.
I think that is what scared us away in the beginning of the recruiting process, but the guy is just so hard to get to. I watch people try and tackle him and they just slip off. Yes he is tall (6'1-6'2) but with his balance at the height and his one cut ability to hit a hole so hard is what makes him elite. He does not care about delivering the hit as well. He is a homerun threat very time he touches the ball because of great instincts, vision, and great acceleration. He will put on weight and has already transformed his body in the weight room for that. He is a really good blocker, but he is very very elite catching out of the backfield.
I tend to agree with this. Lacy is really close to this, but he is very good in certain situations, and he does not press the hole like Yeldon or Richardson.
I'm not sure how anybody can watch that video and think Yeldon is not 100% ass kicker. The vision, acceleration, and instincts are blatantly apparent on several of those runs. The kid is awesome.
Maybe it's just me, but he looks like he goes down a little easy for a 6'2" guy. With the holes the OL was giving him, he was 5 yards down the field before anyone could get a hand on him. Just think you guys are putting too much on the kid, too soon.
I'd like to see how he does when someone game plans for him.
Not saying he could be a bust though, the kid is an Asset
Solid analysis. Lucky for us he was afraid of competing with Tre Mason and September-Mac. I don't know where we'd be.
I couldn't help but notice that T-Bell and Q-Bray, with +2 and -1 yards, respectively, outrushed those two burners in the Chiz-Fil-A Classic. What gives IYEO?
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