A touchy subject

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  1. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Guest

    In looking at the statistics for LSU, I see that Russell Shepard averaged 5 1/2 touches per game for the entire season.

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  2. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    He had a lot thrown behind him but he also dropped a lot he should've caught. What does that amount to? Lack of production and certainly NOT more touches imo...and his 254 total receiving yards will back me on that.
     
  3. QBLuke

    QBLuke Hickey Da God

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    First year in a new position. Will be a junior next year, and doesn't strike me as the type to bolt to the NFL if he doesn't feel ready. My guess is he's here for two more years and becomes an even bigger part of the offense.

    Also will probably take over for PP7 in the return game.
     
  4. lsudolemite

    lsudolemite CodeJockey Extraordinaire

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    I agree, I think Shep is smart enough to realize that he's going to have to be a 4-yr player to maximize his NFL stock. A lot of people thought he'd take to the WR position like a duck to water, and he seems to be struggling a bit with the transition.
     
  5. TigerTap

    TigerTap Founding Member

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    A little drama from the E! of LSU sport boards:

    Kadron Boone is playing now, he's still green, but very talented. And because he is playing, there was an "Apology" letter issued to Russell Shepard via random poster TheBob584 on Tigerdroppings. Then a second apology to Shepard appeared, a likely copycat or alter, from poster deathvalleyrox27. Russell Sheppard has struggled catching the football in his first season at WR. Meanwhile, true Freshman Boone, had 2 catches for 40 yards against Arkansas.


    TheBob584 & others like him, do not have the ability to look at what's happening on the field. Instead preferring to look at old High School press clippings & the comfort of a $9 paysite. Boone was very highly regarded as well, and has backed it up on the field, in limited time.
     
  6. Berge

    Berge Founding Member

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    He's not there JUST to get touches.

    Jefferson got an 80 yard TD run simply because RS was in the backfield with him.
     
  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Shepard as a quarterback last year had the highest rush average of any Tiger--over 6 yards a carry. This year as a wide receiver, Shepard averaged over 7 yards a carry, again leading all rushers.

    Am I the only one that thinks maybe Shepard should be playing at running back and getting more handoffs and pitches?
     
  8. KingEmeritus

    KingEmeritus ofthePoint

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    The first thread I ever started was about this very topic. I agree with you big time on this one.

    Onterio McCalebb is 5'10" 171lbs and has carried the ball 86 times this year.
     
  9. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Does it really matter what they "call" him. I think he ran the ball more than they threw it to him. He could the 4th DE on the depth chart for all I care, as long as he gets the ball, goes the right way very fast, and doesn't let go of it until he is in the end zone it doesn't really matter to me.
     
  10. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    That doesn't concern me nearly as much as what he did (or didn't do) with those 5.5 touches...
     

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