The Chevy Walker Discussion Thread

I like Chevy Walker. I think he’s great. Read the stories about his past and am glad he got things turned around. Everytime he gets the ball on a screen pass or hitch to the outside I get ready to stand up. This could be an awesome play. Sometimes it even is.

But when we need a crucial 1st down up the middle it’s a brokedown Chevy? Why can’t this guy get those violent yards up the middle when we need first down? Why on first down runs up the middle does he leave Smilin’ Hank with second and long? And why oh why can’t this guy block? Smilin’ Hank won’t be smiling for long.

Now I don’t wanna run this kid out of town by any means. But I believe we need to figure out a two back set with Cobourne your premiere RB. Walker can return kicks.

It's our line. It was a problem last year and it's a problem this year. Cobourne had problems in many games getting yards. Lanes are not being opened. Marwan is reaching his expiry date, Simmons is getting beat each and every week and I'm not sold on O'neil or Dile. Our best o-lineman is Dyakowski. If we get our line in order, the run game opens up.

If the season ended today, he'd probably be the all-star RB.

He is on pace for over 2200 yds from scrimmage and 21 tds.

He is on pace for over 1300 yds rushing, and almost 900 pass receiving. He has a shot at becoming the first 1000/1000 yd RB ever.

He is a sure-handed receiver out of the backfield, and a threat that takes attention away from other receivers.

He has zero fumbles.

All done in his first 6 games as a pro. He will only get better.

He is possibly the fastest player in the CFL.

Why not start a thread about platooning the QBs instead? It makes as much sense...

NO! Thats far too easy :roll:

I don't mind having the fastest guy in the league playing behind a mediocre o-line.......We'll get this sorted out.... :thup:

In my opinion, he will be the CFL rookie of the year. No other rookie has done what he's done. The guy has a league leading
7 td's. Run blocking is our weakness. Nowhere for him to run but in the back of his o-line.

Our run defense is our true achilles heel :x

So you want Cobourne and Walker playing at the same time?

TommyBoy1: It was your idea to start a Chevon Walker thread. (See page 6 of the Cory Boyd thread.)

Nope....I said that I didn't start a Chevy thread.....

Chevon Walker is fantastic.
As the Capn pointed out in another thread, he has 6 games under his belt.
He is a rookie having tremendous numbers so far.
Of course there will be some rookie mistakes, but Cortez trusts him to play.
People keep calling for Cobourne.
Cobourne has not even dressed for Cortez yet.
Cortez does not want Cobourne playing for whatever reason.
This is Cortez's decision, agree with him or not.
The R/B on this team is Walker's position for now because Cortez says so.
The guy is doing unreal and should be supported fully.
It is sad that this is happening to Cobourne but it is what it is.

Walker (as scary as this thought is) can only get better.

Cobourne? No, he's declining. It sure didn't help coming into camp late, out of shape at his age.

I defer to Coach Cortez.

Exactly.

Why stop at last year? It's been a problem for a lot longer than that. If we had had a decent o-line that could open up holes a few years ago, we wouldn't have switched from DC to AC last year, and people would still be wearing those silly Cobb-heads.

Chevy is a great running back, but he MUST learn to block.

Hey, nobody's perfect.

I like Chevy. I think he has gained a lot of tough yards this year that no one is really giving him credit for. Chevy may be a speed back but he sure isn't afraid to put his head down for contact. As everyone else has stated its our o-line that is the issue. If Cornish and Chevy changed teams for the game, and Chevy had the size holes Cornish had, with Chevy's speed and the size of those holes I honestly I think Chevy could have ran for 250yards on us.

Really I have no opinion on his blocking, I guess I've failed to take notice but I am going to re-watch some games today and try to see how Walker is doing in pass protection.

Meanwhile, this seems like a good thread to keep track of an ongoing question that will be answered over the course of the season:

Will Chevron Walker finish the year with both the longest catch and the longest run of the season?

  • Answer so far: yes. He's got the longest reception by a 19-yard margin, and the longest run from scrimmage by a 28-yard margin.

Secondary question: Has anyone else ever done this?

  • Answer: I have no idea.

I just watched the first quarter, and he was called on to block seven times. Of those, only once did he actually have anyone to block, and did an ok job. On the other six, he twice took off into an open area and turned to receive the outlet pass if Burris had thrown it. Good job so far.

I'll try to watch the rest later today - unless 2EZ beats me to it.

I just watched the first quarter, and he was called on to block seven times. Of those, only once did he actually have anyone to block, and did an ok job. On the other six, he twice took off into an open area and turned to receive the outlet pass if Burris had thrown it. Good job so far.

Second quarter, he was called on six times to block in the backfield, and once downfield, as well as twice doing a pick and roll. Of the six backfield blocking assignments, he got his guy four times, including a nice pickup on a backside blitz, leaving the frontside blitzing LB a clean route (good decision, IMO), but he missed one block. On the sixth play, there was no one to block, so he slid through for the outlet pass. He missed his downfield block. Still pretty good so far.

I just watched the first quarter, and he was called on to block seven times. Of those, only once did he actually have anyone to block, and did an ok job. On the other six, he twice took off into an open area and turned to receive the outlet pass if Burris had thrown it. Good job so far.

Second quarter, he was called on six times to block in the backfield, and once downfield, as well as twice doing a pick and roll. Of the six backfield blocking assignments, he got his guy four times, including a nice pickup on a backside blitz, leaving the frontside blitzing LB a clean route (good decision, IMO), but he missed one block. On the sixth play, there was no one to block, so he slid through for the outlet pass. He missed his downfield block. Still pretty good so far.

Third quarter, five blocking assignments, made four of them, but totally messed up on one, letting both guys through, one on each side of him. But of the four he did get, the defensive player ended up on the ground on two of them. Nine for eleven so far.

Thanks CFIO, I couldnt get the Video Player to work so I couldn't re-watch :thdn: