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Ronnie Hillman?

Post by chicagopurple » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:56 am

Ok all you NFL Gurus, tell me I should be excited over Mr Hillman....please!

Is he a good pass blocker, can he work as a receiver? Is he a good locker room guy. Does he fumble much??

I need some good news

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Norv Zimmer » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:04 pm

He was pretty much the reason Denver beat us last year. He broke off a 80 yard run for a touchdown. But there was also some terrible angles taken by our players to make the tackle or at least push him out of bounds

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Nunin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:09 pm

He struck me as a decent all-around back. Not at all sure about his blocking abilities...but he runs and catches well.
I assume McKinnon will be the 'guy' going forward, but if he should go down, Hillman has talent.

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by TSonn » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:23 pm

Good pick-up. Though I don't think he'll see much of the field unless he's got some Sam Bradford in him. AMIRITE?

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Post by VikeMike » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:27 pm

I like the pick up.
He's a role player, but I saw him on the field for Denver on third down. I think he's here to provide backup for McKinnon. I don't think he'll challenge him to start, but he might have been the best insurance policy out there.
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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Grashopa » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:19 pm

I am not against this, just a bit surprised.
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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by halfgiz » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:42 pm

I like us picking up Hillman. I could see him getting some playing time. McKinnon has been banged up this season.
When Bradford was at the Eagles they used to throw to different backs coming out of the backfield.

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Raptorman » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:45 pm

Well, since we are not losing anyone of importance on the 53 I suppose it should be good.
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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Grashopa » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:53 pm

Just glancing at his highlights, there isnt much there. His best run was the 72 yarder against us and that wasnt particularly skillful. I am not sure how effective he will be behind our line. I am very doubtful that he will have a chance to surplant Mckinnon. Maybe spot duty the second half of the season.

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Lars » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:46 pm

Anyone know why Denver cut him?

This is what I found... not much there. http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/03/br ... an-roster/

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by losperros » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:12 pm

From what I was told by a Broncos fan, there was a logjam of young running backs in Denver.

Hillman was going to fight for the 3rd RB spot, but the Broncos liked someone else.

Hillman is 25 years old, can run and catch, and he even has some speed (4.45/40). He's a good acquisition, in my view.

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by RFIP » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:03 pm

His biggest problem has always been fumbles. IF he cleans that up this will be a very good pick up.

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by 720pete » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:18 pm

AP fumbled on 2.1% of his carries last year (327 carries 7 fumbles). Hillman fumbled on 1.4% of his carries (207 carries 3 fumbles).

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by Lars » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:30 pm

Ronnie Hillman -- 2015 Denver Broncos

Hillman played in 16 games and started in 10. He logged 863 yards in 207 rushing attempts -- averaging 4.2 yards a carry. His long was 72 yards (against the Vikings) and scored 7 rushing touchdowns. He had 111 yards in 24 receptions -- averaging 4.6 yards a catch. His long reception was 14 yards. He fumbled 3 times and lost 1 in 2015.

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Re: Ronnie Hillman?

Post by halfgiz » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:04 pm

Ronnie Hillman signed a one-year, $760,000 deal with none guaranteed.

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