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Old 04-28-2004, 09:39 AM   #16
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Cornerbacks have to do more than run with receivers. Let me say this as politely as I can.


I doubt that Russell could be taught to do the tackling duties associated with the cornerback position and I SERIOUSLY doubt that he could learn to read the offensive shifts and thus adjust his defensive responsibilities in the time it takes to run a play.


If he is going to be valuable to a football team in the NFL, sonebody has to teach him how to catch a damned football and no one has been able to do that yet.

Ahhh, perhaps your implying that a houseplant would give Russell a run for his money in the IQ department?

Didn't we trade up to pick this guy? or was that Bauman?
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:18 AM   #17
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Russell will be a camp cut, no doubt.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:43 AM   #18
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"Houseplant" mightbe too harsh a comparison to make. I was trying to be polite and that comparison would offend houseplants everywhere...
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:50 AM   #19
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Exclamation Now that we lost Jarrell Weaver to the Jets... ...

We should keep Cliff Russell around and develop him into special team playmaker.
How about developing him into a special team – punt_blocker / FG_blocker _?

__________ Now that we lost Jarrell Weaver to the Jets... ...
I am praying that our wise FO can sign this – ( Unri Thomas -- WR Bethune Cookman College ). --- Awesome speed as a special team playmaker.

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Old 04-28-2004, 12:19 PM   #20
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heh...I wonder what Russel got on the ever so imporotant wonderlic test... He definitly doent seem to fit in our plans as a receiver. He may still be here as a special team guy. Last year Patrick Johnson was very impressive as a special teamer because of how fast he got down the field, mabye Cliff could take that spot.
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:33 PM   #21
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Sounds promising, coming out of college...

9. Cliff Russell, Utah, 5-11 3/8, 185, 2: Has big-time speed (under 4.3 in the 40). Some teams think the rest of his skills are pedestrian. Will be picked on potential but could develop into a team’s No. 1. “He has good ball skills and he makes the great catch,” said a receivers coach for an NFC team. “He’s just a little lean. I don’t know what people would be worried about with him.”
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:22 PM   #22
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Russel will be gone, and those undrafted free agents are wasting their time. We are loaded with WRs that have NFl experience.
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:51 PM   #23
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Sounds promising, coming out of college...

9. Cliff Russell, Utah, 5-11 3/8, 185, 2: Has big-time speed (under 4.3 in the 40). Some teams think the rest of his skills are pedestrian. Will be picked on potential but could develop into a team’s No. 1. “He has good ball skills and he makes the great catch,” said a receivers coach for an NFC team. “He’s just a little lean. I don’t know what people would be worried about with him.”
"a receivers coach for an NFC team"....former Skins WR coach Steve Spurrier Jr.????
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:55 PM   #24
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Heh, could be!
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Old 04-28-2004, 02:00 PM   #25
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http://starbulletin.com/2002/05/19/sports/story2.html

"Washington wide receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. said it appears the 6-foot, 185-pound Russell's conversion from back to receiver is complete.

"Cliff is an extremely good player. He is better than I thought he would be," Spurrier Jr. said. "He's very intelligent. We knew he could run and catch the ball, but he is an intelligent guy, too. Cliff is learning the offense well, he knows how to get open and I see him being a valuable player in the offense this year."
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Old 04-28-2004, 02:23 PM   #26
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"Washington wide receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. said it appears the 6-foot, 185-pound Russell's conversion from back to receiver is complete.

"Cliff is an extremely good player. He is better than I thought he would be," Spurrier Jr. said. "He's very intelligent. We knew he could run and catch the ball, but he is an intelligent guy, too. Cliff is learning the offense well, he knows how to get open and I see him being a valuable player in the offense this year."
great talent evaluation steve jr.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:58 PM   #27
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Hell, he might be right, but this kid is going to have to make his own opportunities to stick in the NFL.
I see him in Oakland or St Louis. Both those organizations are speed hungry.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:11 PM   #28
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i think Russell is definitely gone..especially since a guy like Gibbs will see what Spurrier didn't..."U Can't use a reciever if he can't at least catch"...the speed is "off the hook", he is hella fast, but i don't he'll have enough qualities for Gibbs.. I look for Cloman to take that spot fairly quickly..
Oh, and about the cornerback transition......Never... CB's really need to be able to use their hands.( am i right? )
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i think Russell is definitely gone..especially since a guy like Gibbs will see what Spurrier didn't..."U Can't use a reciever if he can't at least catch"...the speed is "off the hook", he is hella fast, but i don't he'll have enough qualities for Gibbs.. I look for Cloman to take that spot fairly quickly..
Oh, and about the cornerback transition......Never... CB's really need to be able to use their hands.( am i right? )
he'd be the ultimate pass deflector just not an int man.
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I Agree!...
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