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Edwin Baker Fan Club!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Lance19, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    Okay, it might be a bit too early to celebrate a (2012)
    7th round pick who still doesn't have a real NFL carry. :whistling:

    But since I didn't see any one else mention his part in
    Thursday's train wreck, I figured I'd throw the guy a bone.

    Baker caught my attention, because I remembered that
    one of the draft raps on #20 (well, #4 back at Michigan St.)
    was that he was supposedly slow out of the blocks...
    despite 40 times as low as 4.45.
    Thursday he looked quick as Hell to me...and with excellent vision.
    Gave me some hope that he could someday even be a successor to Sproles...
    a 3rd down change of pace from #24. Chiseled, too.

    Baker wasn't asked to catch a lot of balls for the Spartans,
    but he has decent hands, and I'd like to see what he could do with a screen pass...
    He already has a talent for finding a hole (as much as I love Mathews' speed
    and herculean effort, I think he too often still heads outside when there's daylight
    in the middle, and panics & plows straight ahead when there's more room outside).

    We were spoiled: LT & Sproles both had such great vision that it seemed intuitive.
    I'm hoping Mathews will continue to improve in that area...
    and the Bear game made me think that we haven't been keeping Baker
    on the club for a year and a half for nothing. :)

    Given all the injuries, and unimpressive team efforts in the the first two
    preseason games, Baker's 5 carries for 36 yards were a pleasant surprise...
    a small bright spot that will have me looking for #20 against the Cardinals
    Saturday.

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  2. tittylated

    tittylated bolttalk cheerleader sweet

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    if only he was a wr
    sidenote ken whisenhunt brought over the fozz and joe d brought rich ornberger how come no coach has a descent wide reciever hook up
     
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  3. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    I like what I've seen from all our RBs so far.

    Makes you wonder why we didn't run more zone blocking the last 3 years....:cautious:...given the players on our roster.
     
  4. Fossil

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    He's a good player, hope he finds a way to make the team.
     
  5. SuperCharger92

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    I think its between Baker and Whittaker for that final spot. And I think Whisenhunt will want his guy, Whittaker to have that spot. Either or, I'll be happy with. Just hope one makes it to the practice squad because they have a year of eligibility there.
     
  6. mando-charger

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    I agree. Baker looked good and so does Whittaker. ......I'm hoping foz makes the roster and baker makes the practice squad. Both have shown they have talent and drive....ronnie brown is fine but he won't be in the game a whole lot longer. Itd be great if we had some good rb's to move up already on our roster and ps.
     
  7. Dublin Bolt

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    I'm really liking our RBs apart from Hill and McClain. Hill couldn't catch a cold against the Bears and McClain offers sweet FA. I like the idea of keeping both Rock and Foz.
     
  8. Lance19

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    Two carries so far against Cards...

    As of 9:29 p.m. 8/24/13 "The Rock" has 47 yards on preseason 7 carries = 6.7 ypc

    Too early to petition Canton?

    Hall.jpg

    p.s. Okay, Baker finished 6 for 21 tonight...so 11 for 57 preseason 2013 = 5.2 ypc
     
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  9. Fossil

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    I liked what little I saw of him in game 3. Hopefully he survives this upcoming round of cuts so he can have a true break out game next week.
     
  10. ETicket

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    He just got cut :(
     
  11. ssnake86

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    Edwin baker just cut in the first round of cuts by the Chargers. Why?!?! Makes no sense that he gets cut before Micheal Hill who has had multiple drops. EB has has some really nice runs, and showed how quick he is. This is clearly Wiz playin favorites to Fozzy. But still surprised he didn't make it to the final preseason game.
     
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  12. ETicket

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    Fozzy has impressed. I'm sure Hill will be gone soon. Maybe they did this early to give Baker a chance with another team? Or are they hoping to put him on the PS?
     
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  13. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    So, does this mean that the club has officially disbanded?
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Quitter!
     
  15. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    I really hate having to get a refund for my "rock" hat...
     
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    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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  17. ETicket

    ETicket Well-Known Member

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    Same here. :p

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  18. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    ^^^ No wonder we dropped this guy, he looks like a bum that picks plastic bottles out of our dumpster...
     
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  19. Fossil

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    Edwin who??
     
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    It could be that they want to do right by the kid. They think he has a good chance of being picked up by another team and want to give him that chance. If no other team signs him, I hope he ends up back on our practice squad.
     
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  21. FCBolt

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    I'd be surprised if they released any targeted practice squad guys this early. Doesn't make sense to expose them to other teams for that long. And front offices in the NFL aren't altruistic in that regard.
     
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  23. Lance19

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    Don't pretend, people, that you don't realize that releasing Edwin Baker led directly to last night's epic collapse.
     

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