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Rd 2, Pick 63 (31): RB James Cook, Georgia


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7 minutes ago, JaCrispy said:

The more I watch of this kid, the more I think he’s going to be a problem for opposing defenses...he just brings so much to the table, it’s gonna be hard keeping him off the field...And I would not be surprised if he takes over as the starter by the end of the year! 👍

Eager to see him vs linebackers in a scramble drill.  Bwhahaha. That should be our play call on every 3rd or 4th down. Have josh focus on the pass rush and get to a spot that will give his WRs more time to get open.  Dude is just getting more and more jacked.  He might never get sacked again.  Awesome All Blacks GIF by Rugby World Cup

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2 minutes ago, NewEra said:

Eager to see him vs linebackers in a scramble drill.  Bwhahaha. That should be our play call on every 3rd or 4th down. Have josh focus on the pass rush and get to a spot that will give his WRs more time to get open.  Dude is just getting more and more jacked.  He might never get sacked again.  Awesome All Blacks GIF by Rugby World Cup

 

I played rugby in college. My prior football experience tells me it was time to wrap up and wait for help against that monster! Grab an ankle and act like an anchor to maybe slow him down a little! I guess being dragged 20 yards for the score sliding on my belly wouldn’t be much more attractive……. 

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2 hours ago, BurpleBull said:

"strike fear in defenses "

 

 

I never understood this comment when addressing RB's. When you have Allen defenses shouldn't care whos back there and are gonna fear Allen and will welcome a Derrick Henry rushing it if the bills had him back there, while the opposing team tries to beat them through the air

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20 minutes ago, JaCrispy said:

The more I watch of this kid, the more I think he’s going to be a problem for opposing defenses...he just brings so much to the table, it’s gonna be hard keeping him off the field...And I would not be surprised if he takes over as the starter by the end of the year! 👍

 

I don't think he'll ever be a full time starter because he has very little value running inside. He's going to have a very specialized role. But he'll provide a new element to our offense that will make us that much harder to defend. That's good enough for me. I doubt he'll see a 2nd contract with us and I really couldn't care less. Win one Super Bowl.

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22 minutes ago, JaCrispy said:

The more I watch of this kid, the more I think he’s going to be a problem for opposing defenses...he just brings so much to the table, it’s gonna be hard keeping him off the field...And I would not be surprised if he takes over as the starter by the end of the year! 👍


No offense but that feels like post-draft afterglow. He doesn’t seem the body type for a 3-down all-day type. But what he does have is some WR capability from the RB position, just as Shakir claims to have RB capabilities from the WR position. If this is what Dorsey requested from Beane (and the Howard signing and McKissic pursuit seems to bolster that) then that’s a bunch of guys with position flex to potentially allow the same players to run multiple personnel groupings. That would drive defenses nuts, and force them to play base rather than personnel specific schemes. Allen would kill that with fire like the first month of 2020.

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2 hours ago, BurpleBull said:

 

Nothing, if the 40 time doesn't translate to ripping off big yardage in-game.

 

I just don't see a back that will strike fear in defenses when I watch Cook's highlights.

 

 

Chris Johnson was drafted 24th overall.  What's your point here 

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54 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

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Sorry but it is NOT night and day difference

 

 

 

Notice that he had to go back a few years to find one guy who stood out for his pure speed. Generational speed. The league is not littered with RB’s with THAT kind of speed! If people are still talking about Chris Johnson, it’s because he was THAT rare!

 

Nobody is claiming Cook is that kind of player. But he has enough speed to help our team, and that’s what I care about. You can look at a 1.40 10 yard split vs a 1.52, and they are both pretty fast. I’ll take the guy who’s a football player. If this were a track team, I’d reconsider, but we play in the NFL. 

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30 minutes ago, motorj said:

I never understood this comment when addressing RB's. When you have Allen defenses shouldn't care whos back there and are gonna fear Allen and will welcome a Derrick Henry rushing it if the bills had him back there, while the opposing team tries to beat them through the air

 

I dreaded when the Bills had to face the Titans with Chris Johnson on the roster.

 

I also did not like playing Patrick Machines knowing Tyreek Hill was in the lineup.

 

Certain players are legitimate concerns.

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24 minutes ago, BurpleBull said:

 

I dreaded when the Bills had to face the Titans with Chris Johnson on the roster.

 

I also did not like playing Patrick Machines knowing Tyreek Hill was in the lineup.

 

Certain players are legitimate concerns.

your horrible narratives are giving me legit migraines 

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48 minutes ago, HappyDays said:

 

I don't think he'll ever be a full time starter because he has very little value running inside. He's going to have a very specialized role. But he'll provide a new element to our offense that will make us that much harder to defend. That's good enough for me. I doubt he'll see a 2nd contract with us and I really couldn't care less. Win one Super Bowl.

I do not think it is a coincidence that Brady is brought on board and the offense looks for a multipurpose back.  Brady from New Orleans.  I think Cook is somewhere between Reggie Bush and Alvin Kamara.  Reggie Bush as a Saint was a problem.  I wont limited him as a runner.  Buffalo is not a run heavy team.  A few good running looks that are schemed up Cook will take advantage imo.  

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47 minutes ago, billsrul120 said:

Chris Johnson was drafted 24th overall.  What's your point here 

 

You like many in here thought Breece Hall was going 1st rd, probably thought one pick higher than where C. Johnson was selected too. So what's your point?

 

I could see top-notch speed in any C. Johnson highlight reel, college or professional; I have to force myself to see James Cook's game-changing speed.

 

James Cook can be good for the Bills, he's just not the best we could have committed to at the position.

 

 

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3 hours ago, BurpleBull said:

 

Nothing, if the 40 time doesn't translate to ripping off big yardage in-game.

 

I just don't see a back that will strike fear in defenses when I watch Cook's highlights.

 

 

Do you watch college football regularly? 

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25 minutes ago, Mat68 said:

I think Cook is somewhere between Reggie Bush and Alvin Kamara.

 

I don't see Kamara in his game at all. Kamara has really good contact balance. Cook doesn't break tackles, he runs away from them. A poor man's Christian McCaffrey would be my comparison.

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7 minutes ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

Do you watch college football regularly? 

 

Would that help in tricking my eyes into seeing Cook as the game-breaker that much of the board sees him as?

 

Cook will be useful, but I still anticipate people jumping ship once they realize that Singletary is still our biggest threat to break a game open from the ground.

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Just now, HappyDays said:

 

I don't see Kamara in his game at all. Kamara has really good contact balance. Cook doesn't break tackles, he runs away from them. A poor man's Christian McCaffrey would be my comparison.

If he went to a smaller school and had 4 times the touches would he be looked at the same?  I see his uses as a big plus.  He averaged over 6 yards per carry and over 3.5 yards after contact in the SEC with a game manager QB.  Im not buying the internet scout, contact balance take.  That as a runner is worthy of 2nd rd.  His ability to run wr routes makes him a complete problem.  He very well could get the Beasley targets.  Teams want to play man press you motion out Cook vs a saftey or baker and he wins.  The more I think about Cook and Buffalo the more I like it. 

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22 minutes ago, Mat68 said:

Im not buying the internet scout, contact balance take

 

I'm no scout but I watched a lot of James Cook during the pre-draft process because I thought he was the best fit for us as far as draft value and scheme fit. He has very little contact balance. In short yardage situations he'll either be off the field or split out wide. I agree with you, he could be used similarly to a slot receiver. I love the pick. I'm just honest about his abilities and what he adds to the offense.

 

I've been saying for 2 years a dynamic pass catching RB in our offense would be lethal because of how defenses are playing us. They'll have to pick their poison. Last year they would leave a LB on Singletary or Moss and not have to worry about it. They can't do that against Cook, if they do we'll punish them for it. I know a lot of people on this board wanted us to add another WR early but personally I think a dynamic pass catching RB adds the most value to the offense this year.

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1 hour ago, BurpleBull said:

 

You like many in here thought Breece Hall was going 1st rd, probably thought one pick higher than where C. Johnson was selected too. So what's your point?

 

I could see top-notch speed in any C. Johnson highlight reel, college or professional; I have to force myself to see James Cook's game-changing speed.

 

James Cook can be good for the Bills, he's just not the best we could have committed to at the position.

 

 

I see.....so what this really is about you have your head up Breece Hall's ass

 

Sorry....he is a jet now....you will def get to see your boy twice a year.  Hopefully him and his 800 carries will hold up so he can make you happy

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1 minute ago, HappyDays said:

 

I'm no scout but I watched a lot of James Cook during the pre-draft process because I thought he was the best fit for us as far as draft value and scheme fit. He has very little contact balance. In short yardage situations he'll either be off the field or split out wide. I agree with you, he could be used similarly to a slot receiver. I love the pick. I'm just honest about his abilities and what he adds to the offense.

 

I've been saying for 2 years a dynamic pass catching RB in our offense would be lethal because of how defenses are playing us. They'll have to pick their poison. Last year they would leave a LB on Singletary or Moss and not have to worry about it. They can't do that against Cook, if they do we'll punish them for it. I know a lot of people on this board wanted us to add another WR early but personally I think a dynamic pass catching RB adds the most value to the offense this year.

They have 5 star after 5 star.  Cook had the ability to play outside, they used that to get another back on field.  College is a different deal with transfer portal and NIL.  Kamara had to transfer out of Alabama because he couldnt see the field.  He was a 3rd rd pick.  Im saying coming out of college Cook is similar to Kamara.  I see in his game the pass catching ability and exploit seems in the defense.  Just like Ingram, Singletary eill be the back and Cook slowly gets more and more snaps.

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