Monday, November 04, 2013

Williams' NFL future, NC State gametime and other links

Andre Williams' breakout year is getting attention among NFL scouts. I didn't think Williams had much of a chance to get drafted prior to the season. Running backs are a dime a dozen in the NFL. Plus he had never shown any consistency (part of that was scheme and injuries). Now that he has improved his already powerful running, NFL teams are taking notice. As the article states, he hasn't caught many passes. Can he add that element to his game? I also wonder about his pass blocking. And then there are his usage rates. He is carrying the ball a lot and most running backs have only so many hits in them. There is still a lot of football to play, but if he keeps averaging 150 yards a game, someone will draft him on Day 2.

The NC State game will kick off at 12:30 and will be carried on regional sports networks (mostly Fox). Whatever network carried the UNC game in your region is likely to carry this one.

I am all for passion at the game, but agree with the Heights Board on vulgar cheers. You're BC students. Use some wit.

KPL earned All ACC honors for his performance against VT.

HD thinks the Virginia Tech win was a "statement game" for BC and Addazio.


blist said...

Not to get all nerdy, but BC students chanting the F-word? I think every alum on this board can think of clever chants we used instead of cursing. I remember once (I think the awfully called BC-Alaska playoff game in 91) alumni ripping into students in Conte lobby after the game for calling B-s- on a bad calls. Made an impression.

Also, time-stamp it - Rex Ryan and the Jets will end up with Andre -- Rex watches all the Clemson games (his son I think plays there) -- must have ben impressed with Andre's beastliness

Tim said...

Agree 100% with the criticisms of BC students' poor behavior at games. I cringe any time I hear "What's the matter with [opponent]? [Opponent] sucks!". It's just moronic.

Knucklehead said...

The hockey one is lame . . . suck at life and goal tending. Stupid.

Bravesbill said...

blist--I can easily see Williams going to the Giants. They desperately need RBs (David Wilson is looking more and more like a bust when he's not injured). Have the two NY teams fight it out for him.

eddierock said...

The obscene chants have to stop. Reflects no class at all. Has no place at BC.

Go to BU or Maryland if you want to do that. You will fit right in.