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singersp
08-24-2007, 07:22 AM
Mr. Versatility hangs on (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_6704066)

Gordon challenges for cornerback spot

BY MARCUS R. FULLER
Pioneer Press
Article Last Updated: 08/24/2007 12:10:08 AM CDT


Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....

PurpleTide
08-24-2007, 07:31 AM
Gordon is going to send Whitaker packing, and will be a special team star, and dime corner if somebody gets hurt.

Zeus
08-24-2007, 09:04 AM
"singersp" wrote:


Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....


I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.

=Z=

singersp
08-24-2007, 09:10 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....


I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.

=Z=


He did? What was his average?

With the Vikings still trying to fill that spot as we into the 3rd pre-season game, you'd think they'd at least give him a shot at it.

This is how we fared so far this year.......

Punt Return Statistics


Player
Returns
FC
Yds/Ret
Long
TD

Mewelde Moore
2 0 3.0 3 0
Jason Carter
1 0 10.0 10 0


Kick Return Statistics


Player
Returns
Yds
Yds/Ret
Long
TD

Aundrae Allison
3 60 20.0 28 0
Chandler Williams
1 28 28.0 28 0
Troy Williamson
1 26 26.0 26 0
Mewelde Moore
1 26 26.0 26 0
Jason Carter
1 23 23.0 23 0
Martin Nance
1 23 23.0 23 0

Zeus
08-24-2007, 09:15 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....


I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.


He did? What was his average?

With the Vikings still trying to fill that spot as we into the 3rd pre-season game, you'd think they'd at least give him a shot at it.


http://nfldraft.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=2025&PT=7&PR=2&type=scoutingreport#scouting

I did the average for 2005 (his last year) and it's 38/342 = 9 yards/return.
That's gotta be PR numbers.

Hmm.
I remembered those as being better.
Perhaps I'm just remembering some MensaTice propoganda, LOL.

=Z=

singersp
08-24-2007, 09:18 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....


I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.


He did? What was his average?

With the Vikings still trying to fill that spot as we into the 3rd pre-season game, you'd think they'd at least give him a shot at it.


http://nfldraft.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=2025&PT=7&PR=2&type=scoutingreport#scouting

I did the average for 2005 (his last year) and it's 38/342 = 9 yards/return.
That's gotta be PR numbers.

Hmm.
I remembered those as being better.
Perhaps I'm just remembering some MensaTice propoganda, LOL.

=Z=


LOL

MaxVike
08-24-2007, 10:27 AM
Maybe the coaches know better than us
:o...here are Gordon's statistics from 2004 and 2005 at KU. Not sure if he's the answer or not; these stats would not indicate that he is, however, it is awhile ago.
Gordon was an all around star at KU, as the stats kinda elude to; he was certainly one of their best football players.



















2004






















2005














# / AVG / Long / TD








# / AVG / Long / TD

Punt Returns




29 / 9 / 49 / 0














41 / 9.7 / 54 / 0

Kickoff Returns


3 / 22 / 25 / 0














2 / 21 / 24 / 0

Interceptions




7 / 7.4 / 23 / 0














2 / 0 / 0 / 0

Receiving






11 / 10 / 22 / 2














12 / 9.2 / 40 / 2

snowinapril
08-24-2007, 11:02 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....


I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.

=Z=


The link provided in the other post, said something about a sub par 40 time.
Maybe he isn't considered fast enough to be the best option.
Seems him and more are probably similar in speed, at least Moore looks like he is running sub par 40.

V-Unit
08-24-2007, 11:05 AM
5 KR in two years?
When you consider KU plays in the Big 12, a KR should have a lot more returns than that.

ItalianStallion
08-24-2007, 11:12 AM
At this point I'll take any of our other DBs over Whitaker.