Peyton Hillis

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  1. Don Wassall

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    I picked up Hillis off the waiver wire in four fantasy leagues. But of course not in the two leagues I'm in with fellow CFers -- white players are always at a premium in those leagues! [​IMG]
     
  2. Gi-15

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    I also picked him up in my two other fantasy league, and thats paying off! He's now listed as a waiver wire must pickup on NFL.com !
     
  3. dwid

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    just saw on nfl network, peyton hillis is one of the rb's nominated for player of the week for fedex ground along with westbrook and deangelo williams, please go and vote for hillis everybody, maybe if he gets alot of votes people's perception of him will change http://www.nfl.com/fedex
     
  4. jaxvid

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    I voted for him, I also watched the video and Hillis has a distinct advantage over black running backs, he doesn't follow the unspoken agreement that a half assed effort at a tackle by a black defensive back will result in a ball carrier crumbling to the ground.

    On a couple of Peyton's long runs the DB's made their typical lazy effort at a tackle and threw themselves on the ground in front of him as he was running. Most times this results in the RB crashing to the ground so as to avoid more physical tackling by groups of defensive players. From what I say Hillis just plowed over the prone defensive players and continued on. I think the DB's are going to contact their union steward about Peyton.
     
  5. Colonel_Reb

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    Thanks for the link dwid! I just voted.
     
  6. Cassiodorus

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    I watched him against Oakland, and he knocked three or four Raiders out of the game, at least temporarily.
     
  7. dwid

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    no problem, also i think you can vote multiple times, i just reloaded the page and kept revoting for him about 10 times each time i get online hehe
     
  8. Blue Devils

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    Thanks for the link dwid [​IMG] I voted for him about 20 times [​IMG]
     
  9. Taco

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjDe0WDuCg

    heres some highlights from peyton's breakout game against the dolphins. my favorite part is the hurdle at 0:54-0:56.

    P.S. if you read some of the comments on this video you'll see how much all the viewers really like this guyEdited by: Taco
     
  10. celticdb15

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    Backrow i saw that article what an absolute idoiot on behalf of the Denver Post!! Props to draft daddy for clearly seeing what the dwf and media cant!
     
  11. Colonel_Reb

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    I have voted for Peyton about 30 times so far.[​IMG]
     
  12. Blue Devils

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    I believe the Broncos play Kansas City next and with their defense Hillis could easily have 2 back to back 100+yard games.
     
  13. Colonel_Reb

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    I hopePeyton has a MONSTER game against the Chiefs, shawn! [​IMG]
     
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    I voted for him - and watched the video. Unfortunately the announcer (at 42 secs) described him as rumbling inside the forty.
     
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    Yeah, thats just part of the BS CS. We have to deal with it, for the time being.
     
  16. PhillyBirds

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    Funny thing, I was paging through some old threads to pass the time and I stumbled upon the John Riggins thread.

    In it, Don makes a strangely Nostradomus-esque prediction:

    Sounds a little like Peyton, eh? [​IMG] Don, you neglected to tell us about your clairvoyant abilities.
     
  17. Colonel_Reb

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    Don is THE MAN, no doubt!


    I don't think that Peyton meets all those criteria, as he wasn't even a career long starter at HB at Arkansas. He did set records for a RB for catches and receiving yardage, and he has done great things so far at Denver, catching and running the ball. I hope he does emerge as a Caste-buster. I won't hold my breath though. I don't have any faith in any NFL coach giving a whiteRB/WR/DB a fair chance.
     
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    "I won't hold my breath though. I don't have any faith in any NFL coach giving a white RB/WR/DB a fair chance."


    Yeah, great point, it very rarely has to do with ability of the white skill player...it's always the same old story, "fair chance from the coach."

    BTW, nice find, PhillyBirds, you're quickly becoming a rising star (like Hillis) at CF! Keep it up, man.
     
  19. jared

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    Watching Hillis (and rookie LB Spencer Larsen) play the last few weeks has renewed my interest in the football season. The fact he's been starting on my fantasy team for the last 3 weeks has only made it sweeter. He really looked great against the Jets. I'm crossing my fingers that this Hillis experiment lasts through the playoffs and into the forseeable future. I think he's already won over a lot of the Denver faithful. He just has too many dimensions (receiving, power running, pass protection) to not be getting tons of snaps.
     
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    Don was spot on with his post with the exception that Hillis was not really a star at Arkansas. I think that worked in his favor though. If he had come through more highly touted like Hester and Leonard they would've been ready to shoot him down right away but Peyton got to hide on the depth chart until attrition gave him a chance and he's making the most of it.
     
  21. backrow

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    Peyton won a rookie of the week award and he also won (along with Cutler) FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week! [​IMG]

    Voters on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Broncos Fullback Peyton Hillis is the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on November 27-December 1, the NFL announced Friday.

    Hillis totaled 129 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 attempts in the Broncos' 34-17 win against the New York Jets.

    Hillis was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies and via Sprint wireless service. The other finalists were quarterback Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens, running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, quarterback Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and running back Steve Slaton of the Houston Texans.
     
  22. Colonel_Reb

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    I'm glad Peyton won the award! Hopefully he will have a chance to do it again this season. Maybe even this week! [​IMG]
     
  23. Colonel_Reb

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    5 runs for 43 yards and a TD in the first quarter! Way to go Peyton!
     
  24. Blue Devils

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    Hillis went down with an injury [​IMG]
     
  25. Gi-15

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    I think he accidentaly got hit in the face by a cleat while falling down, he didn't seemed hurt to the neck
     

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