IR Is Definitely Getting Crowded!
12-03-2019, 07:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-03-2019, 07:36 PM by kingdolfan3.)
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Dolphins place RB Kalen Ballage on injured reserve; add former Cardinals running back and ex-Raiders receiver
By Safid Deen
South Florida Sun Sentinel |
Dec 03, 2019 | 5:38 PM
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-kalen-ballage-20191203-qem5bqliejevfjnntwuuex52zu-story.html

Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage’s disappointing second season has come to an end due to injury.

Ballage was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday after he suffered a left leg injury in last Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Dolphins claimed running back Zach Zenner off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals to take Ballage’s place on the 53-man roster, and also claimed wide receiver Trevor Davis from the Oakland Raiders and waived safety Montre Hartage.

Dolphins trainers appeared to examine Ballage’s left Achilles tendon on the field after he called for assistance after running a route out of the backfield while untouched during the second quarter.

Ballage practiced last week despite being listed with an Achilles injury on Miami’s injury report before the game.
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12-03-2019, 07:43 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-03-2019, 07:55 PM by kingdolfan3.)
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RB Zach Zenner Age 28
5'11" Height
32" Arm Length
223 LBS. Weight
9 5/8" Hands

Strengths
One-cut downhill runner.
Workhorse.
Bigand fast; smart and tough.
Will win most footraces once he gets to top gear.
Has almost no wasted motion to and through the crease.
Stays balanced through contact.
Strong production against better competition.

In 2014, put 103 yards (6.1 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on Missouri after hanging 202 yards and two touchdowns on Nebraska in 2013.

Uses stiff-arm effectively on second level. Runs through arm tackles.

Good hands out of backfield and adjusts to poorly thrown balls. Has "every-down" traits. Sticks nose squarely into A-gap blitzers in pass pro. Can add even more weight to frame if needed.

Weaknesses
Tight hips with thin waist and very little wiggle. Struggles to slide laterally from one gap to the next when a lane closes suddenly. Lacks creativity -- one-speed rusher. Gets yards after contact, but not really a pile mover. Needs improvement on acceleration through contact. Overwhelmed smaller, slower defensive fronts. Will throw flipper or shoulder at edge blitz at times rather than squaring up.

Bottom Line
When evaluators look at small-school prospects, they want to see them dominate that level of competition and that is exactly what Zenner was able to do.

Zenner is more fast than sudden and might be best-suited in a one-cut scheme.

His production, size and speed will generate plenty of discussion in draft meetings.
-Lance Zierlein

"Do or do not, there is no try."- Yoda
"Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"- John Wayne - True Grit
"Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy"- Clint Eastwood - Outlaw Josey Wales
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12-03-2019, 07:44 PM,
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Diamonds in the rough, KD?

Flores has shown he’s got an interest in mining.
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12-03-2019, 07:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-03-2019, 07:50 PM by kingdolfan3.)
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(12-03-2019, 07:44 PM)fetznjtown Wrote:  Diamonds in the rough, KD?

Flores has shown he’s got an interest in mining.
Looks Like They Are Going With A Bruiser So Oh! Oh!
"Do or do not, there is no try."- Yoda
"Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"- John Wayne - True Grit
"Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy"- Clint Eastwood - Outlaw Josey Wales
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12-04-2019, 12:02 AM,
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Ballage on IR has the same YPC as active Ballage. Jack shit.
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