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1800CULPEPPER
12-11-2006, 11:40 AM
Mr Sure Hands, HaHa. It was nice to see him catch the ball for a change. Three passes thrown his way, three catches. I think. Thats all I seen anyway. Maybe that will get some confidence back in him and the coaches, until he droppes the next one.

Big C
12-11-2006, 11:49 AM
What I noticed about those three catches were that they were ALL bad throws! The two out routs were thrown really high, but he went up and snagged them. The crossing route was overthrown and he did a one hand grab and run. I was very happy for him. I think moving him to #3 or #4 WR gives the guy some confidence because the expectations are lower and that helps him.

cyviking
12-11-2006, 12:27 PM
sometimes its easier to catch a poorly thrown pass than a good one. someone like him might feel more pressure when the ball is placed well he knows he should catch it and screws it up. a poorly thrown pass he has to play off of instincts and totally forgets the pressure because of the difficulty of trying to adjust to the pass.

if a WR can catch the tough one thats a great sign beacuse they can catch the good ones too with practice and coaching.

I listened to the game on the radio so i dont know how "great" these catches were and how hard they were to grab but looking at the box score his longest was only 9 yards so im still very unsure of T-Will. in my mind he is still a bust until he really proves me and most others wrong.

Potus2028
12-11-2006, 12:36 PM
he did his job today..

and is going to need to keep on doing it if we want some extra games this year after december.

i'll give the guy until the end of the year to make my final judgement

PurplePeopleEaters
12-11-2006, 12:56 PM
Did anyone else notice that his helmet looked a lot smaller? He didn't look like a bobblehead any more.
;D

Anyways.. that one handed grab was beautiful. He looked like the guy we drafted yesterday. Maybe he can get back into the lineup with a chip on his shoulder.

Prophet
12-11-2006, 01:00 PM
"PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:


Did anyone else notice that his helmet looked a lot smaller? He didn't look like a bobblehead any more.
;D

Anyways.. that one handed grab was beautiful. He looked like the guy we drafted yesterday. Maybe he can get back into the lineup with a chip on his shoulder.


I think sitting him on the bench for a few games made the swelling in his head go down.
Maybe that is just what he needed.

davike
12-11-2006, 01:07 PM
"Acumen" wrote:


"PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:


Did anyone else notice that his helmet looked a lot smaller? He didn't look like a bobblehead any more.
;D

Anyways.. that one handed grab was beautiful. He looked like the guy we drafted yesterday. Maybe he can get back into the lineup with a chip on his shoulder.


I think sitting him on the bench for a few games made the swelling in his head go down.
Maybe that is just what he needed.


that could very well be it acu, i think his head did shrink a tad. i was listening to the vikings radio and they said something about him having a bad face mask. something about him not being able to see some angles, they figured that might be one of the reasons for some of his drops, im not sure, i didn't look at his face mask that close, but they might have given him a different facemask/helmet, not saying that is the reason he actually caught balls, but they reason his helmet is smaller.

davike
12-11-2006, 01:09 PM
"Big" wrote:


What I noticed about those three catches were that they were ALL bad throws! The two out routs were thrown really high, but he went up and snagged them. The crossing route was overthrown and he did a one hand grab and run. I was very happy for him. I think moving him to #3 or #4 WR gives the guy some confidence because the expectations are lower and that helps him.


the last one i know was a bad throw, but at least one of his other throws i know he meant to throw it high so the defender had no chance, i didn't see the other throw

cajunvike
12-11-2006, 02:06 PM
"cyviking" wrote:


sometimes its easier to catch a poorly thrown pass than a good one. someone like him might feel more pressure when the ball is placed well he knows he should catch it and screws it up. a poorly thrown pass he has to play off of instincts and totally forgets the pressure because of the difficulty of trying to adjust to the pass.

if a WR can catch the tough one thats a great sign beacuse they can catch the good ones too with practice and coaching.

I listened to the game on the radio so i dont know how "great" these catches were and how hard they were to grab but looking at the box score his longest was only 9 yards so im still very unsure of T-Will. in my mind he is still a bust until he really proves me and most others wrong.


It's because he had to catch the passes with his HANDS!!!

The easy passes he tries to cradle with his arms and chest...as soon as he learns that you catch ALL passes with his HANDS, he will be just fine!
You ever see Cris Carter catch passes using anything but his hands...THAT is the secret!!!
;D

cajunvike
12-11-2006, 02:07 PM
"PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:


Did anyone else notice that his helmet looked a lot smaller? He didn't look like a bobblehead any more.
;D

Anyways.. that one handed grab was beautiful. He looked like the guy we drafted yesterday. Maybe he can get back into the lineup with a chip on his shoulder.


ROTF!!!!
;)

Bdubya
12-11-2006, 02:13 PM
"PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:


Did anyone else notice that his helmet looked a lot smaller? He didn't look like a bobblehead any more.
;D

Anyways.. that one handed grab was beautiful. He looked like the guy we drafted yesterday. Maybe he can get back into the lineup with a chip on his shoulder.


I noticed that he is wearing a different helmet now and he threw the visor on.
I don't know how long he has had this stuff because I haven't seen a game in a few weeks.

tastywaves
12-11-2006, 02:29 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


"cyviking" wrote:


sometimes its easier to catch a poorly thrown pass than a good one. someone like him might feel more pressure when the ball is placed well he knows he should catch it and screws it up. a poorly thrown pass he has to play off of instincts and totally forgets the pressure because of the difficulty of trying to adjust to the pass.

if a WR can catch the tough one thats a great sign beacuse they can catch the good ones too with practice and coaching.

I listened to the game on the radio so i dont know how "great" these catches were and how hard they were to grab but looking at the box score his longest was only 9 yards so im still very unsure of T-Will. in my mind he is still a bust until he really proves me and most others wrong.


It's because he had to catch the passes with his HANDS!!!

The easy passes he tries to cradle with his arms and chest...as soon as he learns that you catch ALL passes with his HANDS, he will be just fine!
You ever see Cris Carter catch passes using anything but his hands...THAT is the secret!!!
;D


Especially with Brad Johnson's velocity.
Use your hands and good things will happen (still a lot of NFL receivers have a hard time with this concept).
Keep him at #3 or #4 until/if he shows he can catch the ball in critical times, but I think you have to continue to keep him or Bethel involved.


I appreciate Childress giving Troy a couple short patterns and not giving up on him.
Especially in a Detroit game with a
lead and little pressure.
Even though they weren't game changers, it gives Troy a chance to start believing in himself a bit again.
Give the boy a couple layups before asking him to shoot the 3's if it gets his confidence going.
Got to work with what you've got.

midgensa
12-11-2006, 04:10 PM
I was very happy to see T-Will catch three difficult passes and I am hoping that he is building a little confidence so that he can become the threat he was the first couple of weeks this year. T-Will stepping up could be the difference down the stretch and be a factor in us making a playoff push

whackthepack
12-11-2006, 04:14 PM
"Bdubya" wrote:


"PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:


Did anyone else notice that his helmet looked a lot smaller? He didn't look like a bobblehead any more.
;D

Anyways.. that one handed grab was beautiful. He looked like the guy we drafted yesterday. Maybe he can get back into the lineup with a chip on his shoulder.


I noticed that he is wearing a different helmet now and he threw the visor on.
I don't know how long he has had this stuff because I haven't seen a game in a few weeks.



He has a different face mask that is smaller becasue he is wearing the visor and it doesn't fit with the previous face ask he was using, he had the visor put on when he got punched in the eye at Sharper's party.

FreakinVikingsBaby
12-11-2006, 04:18 PM
Maybe that punch realined his hand-eye coordination.

darkmage2012
12-11-2006, 04:31 PM
"FreakinVikingsBaby" wrote:


Maybe that punch realined his hand-eye coordination.

if thats all he needed we should of decked him a month and a half ago.

whackthepack
12-11-2006, 04:35 PM
"darkmage2012" wrote:


"FreakinVikingsBaby" wrote:


Maybe that punch realined his hand-eye coordination.

if thats all he needed we should of decked him a month and a half ago.


Make that 2 and half months ago.

Gift
12-11-2006, 05:21 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


"cyviking" wrote:


sometimes its easier to catch a poorly thrown pass than a good one. someone like him might feel more pressure when the ball is placed well he knows he should catch it and screws it up. a poorly thrown pass he has to play off of instincts and totally forgets the pressure because of the difficulty of trying to adjust to the pass.

if a WR can catch the tough one thats a great sign beacuse they can catch the good ones too with practice and coaching.

I listened to the game on the radio so i dont know how "great" these catches were and how hard they were to grab but looking at the box score his longest was only 9 yards so im still very unsure of T-Will. in my mind he is still a bust until he really proves me and most others wrong.


It's because he had to catch the passes with his HANDS!!!

The easy passes he tries to cradle with his arms and chest...as soon as he learns that you catch ALL passes with his HANDS, he will be just fine!
You ever see Cris Carter catch passes using anything but his hands...THAT is the secret!!!
;D
Agree 100%, the first past to him was high & he still went up to catch it with his chest.
I heard the smack when it hit his shoulder pads.
That is a great way to drop a pass.

gr8vike
12-11-2006, 05:47 PM
"FreakinVikingsBaby" wrote:


Maybe that punch realined his hand-eye coordination.


Sometimes you need a good punch in the face to get motivated! ;D

ArmsExchange
12-12-2006, 01:13 PM
Anyone got a pic of the new helmet/visor?
Didn't KRob wear one too?
I wonder if he has to stop wearing it after his eye heals?
I hope not, he's catching with the visor...that will play in his mind.