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Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby Coach_Candy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:57 pm

he looks like a fullback and lacks burst. His runs usually only go as far as the offensive line can take him. If you take the first game of the season away against detroit, he is averaging 3.6 yds per carry. I'm not complaining about his fantasy procution, just thought with the amount of carries he is getting it should be more, and the games that i watched he looks really slow.. thanks for letting me vent
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby FFslacker » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:57 pm

I don't know about losing weight though he is pretty stocky for his height at 5' 10" 244 lbs. Less weight doesn't necessarily always translate into more speed though so it's hard to say whether that would make him faster or not. The thing that I don't understand is that when he was with the Chargers one of the things that caught the coaches attention is his ability to catch the ball. Not sure why Atl doesn't utilize him a bit more in passing situations.
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby scardino24 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:53 pm

No, but Lendell Fat should lose some weight.
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby joejlitz » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:15 pm

He might wanna "lose" some weight, but he won't wanna let it "loose."
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby D3C4K » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:19 pm

If he loses weight he'll lose too much of the power that helps him in the run game. Guys like MJD and Turner need that weight to help them absorb the punishment they receive every week as an (undersized) running back, as well as giving them that added "punch" for redzone carries. Besides, he's looking pretty good to me this year. ;-D
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby TheDiplomats » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:18 pm

Coach_Candy wrote:he looks like a fullback and lacks burst. His runs usually only go as far as the offensive line can take him. If you take the first game of the season away against detroit, he is averaging 3.6 yds per carry. I'm not complaining about his fantasy procution, just thought with the amount of carries he is getting it should be more, and the games that i watched he looks really slow.. thanks for letting me vent

No burst? You must not watch any Falcons games. He may not have superior top end speed, but he definitely has a burst.
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby doublej73 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:31 pm

Michael Turner don't you change a thing!
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby mah2002 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:09 pm

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he's just a stocky dude with some powerful legs
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby TERRABLETERRA » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:00 pm

I'm glad he got a starting gig being the #1 RB .... He's a BRUISER !!!!
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Re: Should Michael Turner loose weight?

Postby Coach_Candy » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:04 pm

more cushion for the pushin is obviously working for turner. I'll eat a twinky now, thanks mike.
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