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    Chris-Question about Woody

    Chris, this is strictly a hypothesis on my part and nothing to it, but with our lack of depth at LB and our glut of depth at RB, can you ask the coaches if they have any inkling of moving Woody to LB next season? He was hurt a lot last year and IMO, wasn't utilized as much as he should have been at the end of the year. He's already got the size and speed to play LB and I think he played some LB at SE Polk? He might make a good WILL or SAM. Just curious what the plans are for him next year? He could still be our short down back on goal line and play LB if he had to, especially if he was splitting time at LB. I just want to see him on the field more next season, he's a good player.


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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    he's to short to play lb and invaluable where he is he's no joe woodley


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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    A similar sized Zach Boren did ok making this transition midseason last year.



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by uro cy View Post
    A similar sized Zach Boren did ok making this transition midseason last year.
    J. George, 5'11" 225, J. Miller 6'1" 245, K. Seeley, 6'1" 221, D. White 6'1" 233....J. Woody 6'1" 239.


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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Absolutely not. Running back you can lose depth very quickly (e.g. Iowa).

    James White - most likely to start
    Jeff Woody - work horse
    Shontrelle Johnson - injured, possible redshirt
    Devondrick Nealy - hasn't shown much yet
    Rob Standard - unproven
    Aaron Wimberly - sounds promising but unproven

    Why would you take away a proven running back from that list?


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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Absolutely not. Running back you can lose depth very quickly (e.g. Iowa).

    James White - most likely to start
    Jeff Woody - work horse
    Shontrelle Johnson - injured, possible redshirt
    Devondrick Nealy - hasn't shown much yet
    Rob Standard - unproven
    Aaron Wimberly - sounds promising but unproven

    Why would you take away a proven running back from that list?
    I did the same analysis at our LB spot and we have J. George and J. Miller (still unproven by some) as our only 2 LB's coming back with ANY experience. Next in line is Darius White who is promising but lacks experience. Seeley? Meeks...will probably have to play as a freshman, but lacks experience. What if George and/or Miller go down...where does that put us? And while I agree that Woody is a valuable RB, he wasn't utilized hardly at all last Fall. He could get a LOT of snaps at LB and still be used in Goal line as a RB.


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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckDynastyCy View Post
    I did the same analysis at our LB spot and we have J. George and J. Miller (still unproven by some) as our only 2 LB's coming back with ANY experience. Next in line is Darius White who is promising but lacks experience. Seeley? Meeks...will probably have to play as a freshman, but lacks experience. What if George and/or Miller go down...where does that put us? And while I agree that Woody is a valuable RB, he wasn't utilized hardly at all last Fall. He could get a LOT of snaps at LB and still be used in Goal line as a RB.
    I have wondered if we will see Rodney Coe used as RB in goal line or short yardage situations. If not this coming year, possibly the following year after Woody graduates.



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    I doubt Woody is even fast enough to play LB, so considering he'd be making missteps and wouldn't be experienced enough to play at full football speed, he'd probably be behind about 4 other walkons on the depth chart.



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    he's to short to play lb and invaluable where he is he's no joe woodley
    He's spends a lot of time on the sidelines for a guy who is invaluable. Idk if he's a good enough athlete to play LB, if he was he could always do that and be a short yardage back. I don't see it happening though, I just hope maybe with some more pistol stuff and a downhill running scheme, that he'll get utilized. We don't need another year of the coaching staff trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Absolutely not. Running back you can lose depth very quickly (e.g. Iowa).

    James White - most likely to start
    Jeff Woody - work horse
    Shontrelle Johnson - injured, possible redshirt
    Devondrick Nealy - hasn't shown much yet
    Rob Standard - unproven
    Aaron Wimberly - sounds promising but unproven

    Why would you take away a proven running back from that list?
    40 rushing attempts in 13 games in a "workhorse"?

    edit: he did have 3 receptions...43 touches all year....



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    If we go pistol, we may need him more at running back.


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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckDynastyCy View Post
    Chris, this is strictly a hypothesis on my part and nothing to it, but with our lack of depth at LB and our glut of depth at RB, can you ask the coaches if they have any inkling of moving Woody to LB next season? He was hurt a lot last year and IMO, wasn't utilized as much as he should have been at the end of the year. He's already got the size and speed to play LB and I think he played some LB at SE Polk? He might make a good WILL or SAM. Just curious what the plans are for him next year? He could still be our short down back on goal line and play LB if he had to, especially if he was splitting time at LB. I just want to see him on the field more next season, he's a good player.
    I had this thought as well about half way through the year last year, since they were not playing him at the RB position. The kid is to strong and physical to be standing on the sideline. Unfortunately, going into his senior season, it may be a little to late to experiment with a position change. So, I'm hoping they can find away to get him on the field this year both as a run blocker and ball carrier. I'm hopeful they realize after this year, they need a big physical guy like Woody on the field to keep those chains moving.



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    If we go pistol, we may need him more at running back.



    Excited to see us in this with Bruns/Bibbs at TE and Woody/Nealy/or TE next to either Rohach or Richardson and James White behind them...could be some fun times in the running game/play action reads...



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    lIMO Woody doesn't have the quickness or lateral speed to be a LB.

    Changing to the pistol might completely change Woody's role as some tweaks of the pistol utilize a FB & TB on thenfieldmat same time.



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    Re: Chris-Question about Woody

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckDynastyCy View Post
    Chris, this is strictly a hypothesis on my part and nothing to it, but with our lack of depth at LB and our glut of depth at RB, can you ask the coaches if they have any inkling of moving Woody to LB next season? He was hurt a lot last year and IMO, wasn't utilized as much as he should have been at the end of the year. He's already got the size and speed to play LB and I think he played some LB at SE Polk? He might make a good WILL or SAM. Just curious what the plans are for him next year? He could still be our short down back on goal line and play LB if he had to, especially if he was splitting time at LB. I just want to see him on the field more next season, he's a good player.
    I can ask the question but I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no. Jeff is a RB. They love the option of having the bruiser at RB. I'd be really surprised if they would consider moving him. Just my opinion.



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