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Goal in life is to make the Huskers Illustrated Hall Of Fame
Wide receiver? I can't blame him for transferring! I would root for Braylon Heard regardless of the team he ends up with! I wish him well a talented young man for real!
We may have trouble recruiting from that part of Ohio, 'am just saying!
Slot/RB like Kenyan Barner. Not really WR just trying to get him on the field.
Damon Benning @damonbenning
@JohnBishop71 I don't believe that article to be more than about 50 percent accurate
I know he loved Heard. He always thought he was the best RB on the team.
if you ask him he'd say he is the most "natural and gifted runner" NOT the best.
BS. If they wanted to get him on the field, they should have given him more carries.
That could be what he said, it was when he was the sideline reporter for BTN for one of our games.
Do people who say Braylon didn't play because he didn't block realize that Ameer isn't exactly good at picking up the blitz?
Groin injury. He was told he was going to be limited all year, and it was recommended he RS. from someone I trust, don't care if you do.
i actually heard that too early on.
Kind of hard to determine Heard's true mindset.
From what I understand, Heard was not being asked to change his position entirely, just to take reps at Slot WR as another way of getting him on the field. The Barner reference is a good one. It could have been a way that Beck was going to get Heard on the field more often in different looks where he could have been a receiver, a guy motioning through the backfield for a flash sweep, or what have you. In all frankness, this sounded more like a plan to make Heard a bigger contributor, not relegate him to the lower ranks of another position.
I wonder if Bo, Beck, and Heard have really had a meeting of the minds on this. I also wonder if Heard has already been granted his release and it's too late to discuss it.
Can't say for sure what the real plan for Heard was, but if it was anything like I'm imagining, I would think Bo and Beck could enlighten him about his prospects. Unless he thinks he's a 25 carry a game workhorse RB, which I doubt most of his supporters even think he is. Heard as a RB/WR in a similar mode to what Oregon or West Virginia uses could have been a very good thing for Heard and the Huskers.
Obviously Heard disagrees with your sources.
Actually... for his size Ameer did very well at that this last year. He at least got in front of the guy and tried to block him.
They could have given him more carries, but if he was a liability in pass-pro he was going to be limited no matter what. I would have liked to see him get 4-5 more carries a game, but that's about as good as it was going to get with his blocking problems.
Make him a combo RB/Slot WR, and he could have been on the field far more often, and if used like Barner at Oregon, likely maximize his potential in the Beck offense.
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