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Vick Ballard "Poor man's Edgerin James"

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#1 coltsfanmilyman

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:01 AM

Nice little write up and wonderful comparison to Edge in my opinion.  32 was one of the best rb i have ever seen who was wearing :coltshelmet:



"He's powerful," Arians said this week, according to NFL.com's Jeff Darlington. "He's a poor man's Edge (Edgerrin James). He's bowlegged like Edge and he's about the same size, and tough to bring down.






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#2 lollygagger8

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

You're right, this is old ;) 

#3 oldunclemark

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

Ballard ran hard and tok a lot of punsihment..without fumbling

...but he has to work on pass blocking..He was lost Sunday more than once..

#4 BPM_Colt

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

I like Ballard, I believe he can become a very good back for us. He runs hard, but I hope he can improve pass blocking tremendously and catchig out of the backfield

#5 a06cc

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

Ballard ran good, but we needed Brown. Brown would've run well against Baltimore. Also would've been used in our passing game.

#6 Flash7

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

I like Ballard, but I don't see him as a game breaker. He's consistant and a hard runner with good vision, but not someone that I can see break out with many big runs. His longest is 26 yards.


How many of those big runs did we see against us this year? MJD had a huge run against us and so did Jamaal Charles. Heck, so did Bernard Pierce, Foster, Hillis, and  the unknown RB from Green Bay.


It would be nice to have a game breaking long run every once in a while to help take the pressure off of Luck and the offense. This is where we miss Brown.

#7 John Waylon

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

His pass blocking and pass catching needs to improve.

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#8 throwing BBZ

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

I like Vic. Pretty sad veteran Moore couldn`t be trusted to run 8-10 times. Vic was worn out at the end.
With one RB we couldn`t do the hurry up. Ouch.

Ballard, runs like a brother, blocks like your mother. His lack of blocking was a killer Sunday. He just stood there, Clueless.
Year two will be Goooood tho. Practice Iverson! Cause its the "little things".

#9 jwilli69

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Edge was a polished top 6 pick in the draft Ballard was a 6th round pick I think. Polishing these guys takes time.
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#10 SteelCityColt

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Think someone hit the nail on the head, the guy's been doing it all by himself after the injury plague to our RBs (I can't include Moore as a legit back :P). He'll never be a true number 1 RB in the traditional sense but he's certainly a very good asset to have. 800+ yards for a round 5 pick with this O-line? None too shabby at all. 

#11 colts53

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

i'll take a poor man's edge from the 5th round anyday. plus he's only a rookie


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