Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby AzTheCrow » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:52 am

Many are doubting him but not his coach. Sure he will have some bad weeks and the haters will be all over that. The fact is he's in an offense that looks really good and as long as that continues and he remains healthy he is going to have success.

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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby jeffster » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:17 am

AzTheCrow wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:52 am
Many are doubting him but not his coach. Sure he will have some bad weeks and the haters will be all over that. The fact is he's in an offense that looks really good and as long as that continues and he remains healthy he is going to have success.
Are there actually any haters left? I was never really a hater, but I was fairly indifferent to the guy and ended up with him nowhere (other than in a redraft league that drafted literally the morning after Ware went down, when I stole Hunt in the 5th round).

I suppose we could argue over whether he can hold on and finish as a top-half RB1, or will just have to settle for a lower-half RB1...

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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Coogan Football » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:13 am

jimmychoi wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:26 am
Coogan, was he under the radar because of his smaller school status? He does look the part out there. I liked from early summer because he's compact and powerful for his size and very shifty.
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And this (Hunt) folks, is why it's important to come down here for Senior Bowl week! Lol

Before he officially accepted his invitation to attend I didn't know much about him, but then I dug into his tape and got to see him up close and I was sold...and the "rest is history"

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Not sure, but that probably was a primary factor. As soon as I turned on the tape I became intrigued, same thing with Jamaal Williams.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby KU Sucks » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:04 am

I'm a Chiefs homer & excited about Hunt, but everybody is missing out on what is helping to open those holes at the second level; the Chiefs are throwing the ball downfield. Neither the Pats or Iggles loaded up the box, that maybe changing soon. Until then "GO CHIEFS"!

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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby jeffster » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:11 pm

KU Sucks wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:04 am
I'm a Chiefs homer & excited about Hunt, but everybody is missing out on what is helping to open those holes at the second level; the Chiefs are throwing the ball downfield. Neither the Pats or Iggles loaded up the box, that maybe changing soon. Until then "GO CHIEFS"!
Seriously, Alex Smith is basically the QB1 in most formats after two weeks.

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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Space Cowboy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Phaded wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:04 am
His final stat line was nice - but it was saved by his long TD run. Before that, he did not look good and was averaging just over 2ypc.

Something to be mindful of moving forward if you own him.
Fair point, but that's just life in the NFL.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Kluivert » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:10 pm

Phaded wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:04 am
His final stat line was nice - but it was saved by his long TD run. Before that, he did not look good and was averaging just over 2ypc.

Something to be mindful of moving forward if you own him.
But long TD runs count as well.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Phaded » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:20 pm

Kluivert wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:10 pm
Phaded wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:04 am
His final stat line was nice - but it was saved by his long TD run. Before that, he did not look good and was averaging just over 2ypc.

Something to be mindful of moving forward if you own him.
But long TD runs count as well.
Of course they do, I did not say they did not.
You are clearly missing the point of me saying that, though.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Plank » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:33 pm

Phaded hates on everyone .. :P He's the wet blanket of the forums. :lol:
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Phaded » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:48 pm

Plank wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Phaded hates on everyone .. :P He's the wet blanket of the forums. :lol:
You know me so well, Plank.
:)

I just believe someone has to play devils advocate and it cannot be all sunshine and rainbows.

Really though, I am not say anything conclusive about Hunt as it is far too early. I just believe it is worth monitoring as chasing RBs that inflate those stats with a single run is often very risky.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby jimmychoi » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:48 pm

It's amazing to see a decent offensive line go to work as well. I'm a Mixon and Miller owner, and I just cringe when I watch them try to run block. I understand he's not transcendent, but I'm enjoying having him in my lineup.
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:04 am
I'm a Chiefs homer & excited about Hunt, but everybody is missing out on what is helping to open those holes at the second level; the Chiefs are throwing the ball downfield. Neither the Pats or Iggles loaded up the box, that maybe changing soon. Until then "GO CHIEFS"!
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Vcize » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Philly has one of the best front 7's in football. 62% of Hunt's runs against them last week were against 8 men in the box. Two more were against 9 in the box. None came against fewer than 7 in the box.

Between the front 7 and the way they sold out to stop the run this was about as bad a matchup as there will be all year, and he still managed to find a way to put up 25 fantasy points.

Obviously there will be ups and downs, but it's nice to see it wasn't just a weak NE defense and he's capable of producing when the deck is stacked against him as well. Should be a fun season.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby dm1129 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:27 pm

On Hunt's 53 yard TD, it looks like at least one, if not multiple, LBs screwed up on their gap assignments. Look at the run objectively and Hunt literally just runs straight forward to open space. So yes, long runs do count, but the point is Spence Ware or just about any decent NFL RB would have had the same result. On Hunt's other 12 carries, he had 28 yards(2.3ypc). Hunt has done some things very well, but the hype is out of control.

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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby Vcize » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:52 pm

dm1129 wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:27 pm
On Hunt's 53 yard TD, it looks like at least one, if not multiple, LBs screwed up on their gap assignments. Look at the run objectively and Hunt literally just runs straight forward to open space. So yes, long runs do count, but the point is Spence Ware or just about any decent NFL RB would have had the same result. On Hunt's other 12 carries, he had 28 yards(2.3ypc). Hunt has done some things very well, but the hype is out of control.
I disagree.

Those kind of opportunities aren't uncommon in the NFL, where there is a big hole that gets the runner up to the safeties. But they are not often turned into long TDs. Either the safety makes the tackle or, more commonly, at least slows the runner down enough for the rest of the defense to pile on.

On that play Hunt made a subtle, early cut to create a bad angle for the safety that not only allowed him to beat the safety, but more importantly beat him without slowing down. That's what creates those long runs. We all love watching the SPARQ guys make some sick jump cut or spin move on the safety and we all high five when they do it while 5 defenders drag him down from behind for a 12 yard gain that could have been 53 if he'd beaten the safety with something a little more subtle that didn't slow him down as much.

Instincts and vision are an important part of a RBs talent, but that seems to be something people overlook so commonly. That's the reason that Joe Mixon isn't even a starting RB right now even though message board warriors were sure all that the SPARQ stud had to do was not punch any women even as the scouting reports filled with mentions of his poor instincts and vision around the line of scrimmage, while SPARQ duds Hunt and Cook are relying on their elite vision and instincts to run away from guys like him in fantasy value despite their average athleticism.
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Re: Kareem Hunt Hype Thread

Postby dm1129 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:02 pm

Vcize wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:52 pm
dm1129 wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:27 pm
On Hunt's 53 yard TD, it looks like at least one, if not multiple, LBs screwed up on their gap assignments. Look at the run objectively and Hunt literally just runs straight forward to open space. So yes, long runs do count, but the point is Spence Ware or just about any decent NFL RB would have had the same result. On Hunt's other 12 carries, he had 28 yards(2.3ypc). Hunt has done some things very well, but the hype is out of control.
I disagree.

Those kind of opportunities aren't uncommon in the NFL, where there is a big hole that gets the runner up to the safeties. But they are not often turned into long TDs. Either the safety makes the tackle or, more commonly, at least slows the runner down enough for the rest of the defense to pile on.

On that play Hunt made a subtle, early cut to create a bad angle for the safety that not only allowed him to beat the safety, but more importantly beat him without slowing down. That's what creates those long runs. We all love watching the SPARQ guys make some sick jump cut or spin move on the safety and we all high five when they do it while 5 defenders drag him down from behind for a 12 yard gain that could have been 53 if he'd beaten the safety with something a little more subtle that didn't slow him down as much.

Instincts and vision are an important part of a RBs talent, but that seems to be something people overlook so commonly. That's the reason that Joe Mixon isn't even a starting RB right now even though message board warriors were sure all that the SPARQ stud had to do was not punch any women even as the scouting reports filled with mentions of his poor instincts and vision around the line of scrimmage, while SPARQ duds Hunt and Cook are relying on their elite vision and instincts to run away from guys like him in fantasy value despite their average athleticism.
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