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Sony Michel R1 #31 RB Georgia

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. pappymojo

    pappymojo Member SoSH Member

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    I think people are under-rating Michel's receiving ability. Just because he didn't have a huge number of receptions in college doesn't mean that he can't do it. I have seem a lot of analysis that think he will be a receiving threat.
     
  2. Mugsy's Walk-Off Bunt

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    Yes, Michel has a history of fumbling, but didn't he fumble only twice last year, losing just one? Is this maybe a bit overblown?
     
  3. BigSoxFan

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    I’m a big fan of Georgia RBs so I like this pick after my initial disappointment about Jackson/Landry. Now stay away from beach football games, Sony.
     
  4. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    As has been stated 6 his freshman year then 2 per year since
     
  5. Super Nomario

    Super Nomario Member SoSH Member

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    I don't know that teams care all that much; Dee Ford was a first-round pick. Landry is a touch undersized but he's in range. A guy with his production and measurables at that position doesn't make it out of the first round (or hell, the top 10-15) unless something else is going on ... in this case, it sounds like injury concerns.
     
  6. Mystic Merlin

    Mystic Merlin Member SoSH Member

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    I was referring to the Pats, I wasn't clear.
     
  7. wildeman

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    lots of effective shotgun runs in his highlights.. exactly what this offense needs to stay unpredictable.
     
  8. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Too soon.
     
  9. bakahump

    bakahump Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I think most agree that Michel, if not this year then next, is an upgrade over Lewis.
    Lewis was the closest thing we have had to a 3 down back in.....years? The BB TB years?
    Even a "kinda sorta"3 down guy made the offense dangerous (Burkheads moments this year)

    Also remember we have been 34-3 or something with Lewis as that dual threat ("In games Lewis plays the Patriots are....")

    By all accounts we just got the best 3 down back in the Draft.

    Look at what Clement did in the SB. 24 plays 8 touches and 108 yards. And the conventional wisdom has become that BB was so worried about getting carved up by Clement/Ajayi/Blount that he "allowed" the passing game to become the vehicle the Eagles would have to use to win. (they did and it sucked) I wonder if BB saw the new queen of the chess board in Lewis,Clement,Kamara etc and this was his attempt to get his own.
    Especially when he can pair it with the queen of the chess board 1.0 (Gronk).
     
  10. tims4wins

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  11. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    The scouts think he can be a good receiver in the NFL. We didn't Blount here.

    But it seems you just miss Lewis.
     
  12. drleather2001

    drleather2001 given himself a skunk spot SoSH Member

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    Yeah but is he as good as Laurence Maroney?
     
  13. Old Fart Tree

    Old Fart Tree the maven of meat Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  14. SeoulSoxFan

    SeoulSoxFan Dope Dope

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    So, what's the over/under on the number of Michel jet sweeps per game? 3.5?

    The most exciting part of this is actually the OL that Scar gets to groom:
    • Wynn (he seemed to be eating the DL up on the Michel highlight videos)
    • Brown (Von Miller once called him one of the best OL in the game)
    • Thuney
    • Andrews
    • Mason
    • Cannon
    • Waddle/Garcia/Karras/Ferentz/King/Jelks/Tobin/Croston/Bowanko, etc.
    That may be one of the deepest OL group since the days of the bearded 5 doing Visa commercials. If Michel can pick up the playbook fast enough and gets coached up to be secure in his pass pro, not sure how anyone cannot be excited about this pick.
     
  15. BigSoxFan

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    Yup. I’m quite excited and bullish about this pick. Between Michel, Dorsett, and Patterson, there are some real burners here and the OL figures to be quite good. There are no superstars in the skill positions outside of Gronk but the roster is filled with solid players. 3 or 4 guys from this list likely won’t make the roster. Would love to see Berrios get on the PS.

    Edelman
    Hogan
    Mitchell
    Matthews
    Dorsett
    Britt
    Patterson
    Berrios

    Burkhead
    White
    Michel
    Hill
    Gillislee
     
  16. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    I love the synergy of Trinitron running behind Wynn.
     
  17. Dogman2

    Dogman2 Yukon Cornelius Dope

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    What is the origin of the Trinitron nickname? I'm guessing it's obvious and I'm just a knucklehead.
     
  18. EddieYost

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    Sony Trinitron is a TV
     
  19. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Is Michel Trinidadian?
     
  20. Dogman2

    Dogman2 Yukon Cornelius Dope

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    Thank you. I always kinda called him The Godfather.
     
  21. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    His parents are Haitian
     
  22. bankshot1

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    It was a play on megatron.

    Trinitron was a revolution Sony color TV (late 60s) that employed 3 tubes rather than 1 to deliver a superior picture.

    Our Sony will deliver superior run/catch/block abilites = Trinitron.
     
  23. Dogman2

    Dogman2 Yukon Cornelius Dope

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    Thanks, this makes perfect sense.
     
  24. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    Is this Trinitron name a SoSH nickname or something that’s actually a real thing?
     
  25. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Wait for it . . .
     
  26. Eddie Jurak

    Eddie Jurak Go Leafs Go Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yes.

    Here are 2 eerily similar 4-year college careers.

    Player A: 3,613 rushing yards (6.1 per carry), 64 receptions (9.7 per catch)
    Player B: 4,015 rushing yards (6.2 per carry), 73 receptions (9.2 per catch)

    Player A: Sony Michel
    Player B: James White

    Can't write Michel off as a receiver based on those numbers.
     
  27. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Not to beat a dead and off-topic horse, but as the old farts among us know, the Trinitron was THE state of the art TV in the 70s and 80s. The difference between a Trinitron picture and a typical Sylvania picture was as much as the upgrade you saw in your first HDTV.

    So I see the nickname as high praise. i loved my Trinitrons.
     
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  28. drleather2001

    drleather2001 given himself a skunk spot SoSH Member

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    Too bad Aiwa wasn’t available.
     
  29. EddieYost

    EddieYost has a special friend in GHoff Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I don’t see the nickname on the web anywhere so I am guessing it started here.
     
  30. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I wonder how sick and tired he is of people making "Sony" jokes?
     
  31. bankshot1

    bankshot1 Member SoSH Member

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    Trinitrons were awesome.

    And its way way better than sticking him with Beta-Max.
     
  32. drleather2001

    drleather2001 given himself a skunk spot SoSH Member

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    How about:

    The Sony RUSHman!

    No? Ok.
     
  33. Mugsy's Walk-Off Bunt

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    Watching Sony's highlights, I saw a guy with more than adequate hands. He seems to catch - and catch and run - really naturally. Obviously it's a highlight real so caveats galore, but...are my untrained eyes playing tricks on me?
     
  34. singaporesoxfan

    singaporesoxfan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I like to think of Michel as part of the new Trinity of Patriot points scoring: the Father (Brady, since he’s made the whole league call him Daddy), the Sony, and the Holy Gostkowski
     
  35. BigSoxFan

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    Dibs on the first Samsung joke after he fumbles...
     
  36. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    That's because Sons of Herschel Walker is behind a wall
     
  37. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Not Samsung. LG (Left on Ground) or Vizio
     
  38. Kenny F'ing Powers

    Kenny F'ing Powers posts 18% useful shit

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    I'm irrationally excited about this pick. I know the league is a passing league, but a homerun hitter at running back is so exciting to watch in a, "Manny is at bat" kind of way. This kid can be a one cut and gone type of back.

    With Julian grinding out third downs, Gronk being Gronk, and now a kid who can rip off 20 yard chunks at any time...this is going to be the most fun offense to watch since Moss was here. And it's still being helmed by the greatest QB of all time. Is it possible to convert more than 100% of 3rd and short situations?

    This offense isnt just going to be a monster, but it's going to be really, really fun to watch.
     
  39. Super Nomario

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    Agreed. Even the best RB they've had through the years like Dillon were more likely to playstation -to-station rather than bring Michel's home run potential. Really, outside of Maroney's rookie year, Blount was probably the best at breaking off big runs.
     
  40. BigSoxFan

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    And due to the Wynn pick and Brown trade, the OL figures to be strong, particularly if Brown is legit. And interior line of Wynn/Andrews/Mason could be amazing.
     
  41. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Eh, Sony got this too.
     
  42. bakahump

    bakahump Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Let me fix this for you bankshot1
    It is a play on Minitron.

    All your tron are belong to us
     
  43. NickEsasky

    NickEsasky Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em SoSH Member

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    Those are hedges.
     
  44. Sox Puppet

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  45. RedOctober3829

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    The #Patriots have agreed to terms with first-round RB Sony Michel on his rookie contract in advance of rookies reporting, source said. He’s signing soon and just in time.
     
  46. cgori

    cgori Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I just watched Chris Berman call him Trinitron on a late-night sportscenter, so maybe SoSH is wider-read than we think?
     
  47. Eddie Jurak

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    Well, I stand by "never draft a RB in the first round", but Michel has proved himself to be the exception to that rule.
     
  48. Jettisoned

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    Criticize the pick all you want but I don't think they win 13+ games this year without this guy. It would have sucked if they passed on him and he wasn't there by the next pick. The difference between Michel and Burkhead/White on runs between the tackles is pretty stark. He's lightning fast and you need 3 arms to tackle him.
     
  49. BigSoxFan

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    Agreed. I was critical of the pick but it was absolutely worth it. Michel has been great.
     
  50. Saints Rest

    Saints Rest Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Has anyone here or on TV opined as to why Michel hardly saw the field in the 4th or OT?
     

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