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Dickie E
17-08-15, 00:08
http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/world-reacts-to-jarryd-haynes-impressive-nfl-debut/story-fndukor0-1227485604749

Ian_Cook
17-08-15, 00:08
http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/world-reacts-to-jarryd-haynes-impressive-nfl-debut/story-fndukor0-1227485604749

I'm surprised to see him playing at Halfback.

Hayne seems to me to have all the attributes of a good Wide Receiver; strength, agility, a great step and a good pair of hands.

Pegleg
17-08-15, 07:08
What's unfortunate about his first name?

Dickie E
17-08-15, 07:08
What's unfortunate about his first name?

Not enough consonants. Should be Jjarrydd at the very least

Ian_Cook
17-08-15, 08:08
Not enough consonants. Should be Jjarrydd at the very least

Looks Welsh. That would be pronounced "jarrithe"

Phil E
17-08-15, 10:08
Finishing the first half with five carries and 63 yards

So he had one carry of 53 yards.................followed by four others of circa 2.5 yards each?

One run wonder? :wink:

Pegleg
17-08-15, 10:08
Not enough consonants. Should be Jjarrydd at the very least

Gone over my head sorry.

4eyesbetter
17-08-15, 11:08
So he had one carry of 53 yards.................followed by four others of circa 2.5 yards each?

One run wonder? :wink:

Looking at the box score; a spread of 1-4 yards, all on runs up the middle where you're at the mercy of your blockers to go anywhere. Far more interesting is an 11-yard punt return and a 13-yard punt return, which are far more about individual skill than any other piece of ball-in-hand running. Over a full season, a 12-yard average would make him one of the league's elite punt returners.

Ian_Cook
17-08-15, 12:08
Looking at the box score; a spread of 1-4 yards, all on runs up the middle where you're at the mercy of your blockers to go anywhere. Far more interesting is an 11-yard punt return and a 13-yard punt return, which are far more about individual skill than any other piece of ball-in-hand running. Over a full season, a 12-yard average would make him one of the league's elite punt returners.

100%

Top 5 Punt returners for 2014 were
13.0 Darren Sproles (Eagles)
12.0 Julian Edelman (Patriots)
11.9 De'Anthony Thomas (Chiefs)
11.9 Adam Jones (Bengals)
11.2 Tavon Austin (Rams)

Lee Lifeson-Peart
17-08-15, 12:08
100%

Top 5 Punt returners for 2014 were
13.0 Darren Sproles (Eagles)
12.0 Julian Edelman (Patriots)
11.9 De'Anthony Thomas (Chiefs)
11.9 Adam Jones (Bengals)
11.2 Tavon Austin (Rams)

I seems mandatory to have a daft name if you play in the NFL - Hayne should do well. :biggrin:

ChrisR
17-08-15, 15:08
I seems mandatory to have a daft name if you play in the NFL - Hayne should do well. :biggrin:

Like Adam Jones?

Rushforth
17-08-15, 15:08
Like Adam Jones?

Pacman?

Lee Lifeson-Peart
17-08-15, 15:08
Like Adam Jones?

Maybe not a daft name - just plain daft!

Dickie E
18-08-15, 05:08
Gone over my head sorry.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751399/Is-baby-BOGAN-The-definitive-list-biggest-bogan-names-Australia.html

ctrainor
18-08-15, 19:08
I'm sure a few years ago an Aussie rugby player made it as a punter. Remember seeing a few clips of hi playing and the commentators being amazed that he could tackle

Pegleg
18-08-15, 20:08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2751399/Is-baby-BOGAN-The-definitive-list-biggest-bogan-names-Australia.html

Sorry I'll not click on that rag. I'll let it all pass.

ChrisR
18-08-15, 22:08
Here's a link to a RugbyToday article on rugby/NFL connections.

http://www.rugbytoday.com/women/welters-fame-highlights-connection-between-womens-gridiron-rugby

4eyesbetter
18-08-15, 22:08
I'm sure a few years ago an Aussie rugby player made it as a punter. Remember seeing a few clips of hi playing and the commentators being amazed that he could tackle

There's a guy called Brad Wing who was a failed Australian Rules player turned absolutely beastly punter in college for LSU; over about 28 games opponents attempted to return only 17 of his punts for 6 yards. That's not an average of 6 yards per return; that's 6 yards in 17 return attempts for an average of about 0.3 yards per return. He was literally a game-changer.

The NFL's rules make it slightly harder for punting teams to shut returners down; he's found a job in Pittsburgh after struggling with "character issues" (tr: likes a drink and a fight) and he's now merely very good rather than totally game-breaking.

Dickie E
18-08-15, 22:08
also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australians_in_American_Football

Darren Bennett would be most well known here.