(11-12-2012 07:25 PM)Beef Wrote: It feels like you guys who are defending Turner are doing so because of all the good he's done for this team the past 4 years and ignoring the eye test of what's happening today.
The eye test, nothing else, tells me that he's slow to get to the holes and then he bangs around in them and falls down very easy.
I've gone back and watched in slow motion several games now just to make sure i'm not crackin on Turner for no reason. But our OL does open up some holes with the initial push. The problem is they often get pushed right back and things collapse a bit faster than you would like. And the problem I'm seeing is by the time Turner reaches the line, things have started collapsing backwards and the holes are too small for his massive body to fit through without banging off someone and slowing down even further. And by this time, there's several defenders with arms on him and now he's almost at a complete stop. And by this time, he's gone 1-2 yards and now the entire defense is on him.
I love the guy and appreciate everything he's done for us, but with our very average run blocking OL, we need a RB who can shoot into those holes before they close and not fall down as soon as a hand touches their legs.
I mean can you seriously not see a HUGE difference in speed and momentum when Ingram or Ivory ran the ball yesterday? It's not even remotely freaking close. When those guys are at the line and shooting through holes, Turner is still two steps behind.
All you need is the eye test here fellas. It's nothing personal against Turner. I truely wish he were faster and I wasn't seeing what I'm seeing, but I can't ignore it and be honest.
Nobody is saying Turner hasn't declined a ton over the past year. But go back to the play at the end of the game. There was never any hole. Not one hole. No push whatsoever. No running back would have made it to the end zone on that play. There are far too many running plays like that.