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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 7:52 am
It really is an awesome story, congrats to him.

For those wishing to know, the niners ended up putting Hunter on IR, so they maintain his rights and open up a spot for Hayne
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Amazing effort!!! And to go from never playing to on the roster in 11 months is exceptional


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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 8:26 am
Incredible effort from Hayne. People should not underestimate what a monumental performance it was just to make the roster. Early in this thread I stated a number of reasons why he wouldn't make it. I stand by those as completely legitimate, however Hayne has done an amazing job to overcome them.
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 9:39 am
Just an incredibly story - the best NRL story of the year. Hopefully RTS will be the next one to go - if he stay here he'll be tearing the Kangaroos apart for the next decade or so
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 10:53 am
Pigman wrote:It really is an awesome story, congrats to him.

For those wishing to know, the niners ended up putting Hunter on IR, so they maintain his rights and open up a spot for Hayne


I assume that they kept Davis too, so technically 5 RBs on their extended roster. Not that Haynes inclusion is really at RB.

I also assume they kept Ellington.

I totally agree with your long statement earlier, Hayne was one of the last players selected. However, as Hayne was one of the best players on offense in the pre-season NLF wide, the 49ers would have been crazy to pass on him.

In the pre-season, for those not in the know, generally teams will sit their #1 and many of their #2 players. You can expect these guys to play a dozen snaps max. Soooo, basically its the 3rd, 4th and 5th guys trying to prove they are better than the position they have been placed in. So, in other words, by Hayne starring in pre-season he proved he is better than the 3rd and 4th string offense of the 49ers and defense for the 4 or 5 teams he played against. That makes him a valuable rookie, even more so because he already has pro-sport experience. He is still a rookie though, and therefore syill has s mountain to climb to be considered non-expendable.

That said, Hayne will predominantly contribute on special teams. He might get the odd snap at RB, either because the 49ers are running up the score (something I dont expect, at least not this yr), or because they are looking for a change up/ big play/ confuse the opposition D. He will have to perform every week as special teams players are always the 1st to go when there are issues in the team.

Congratz to him though. What he has done is massive. 49ers will be my 2nd team this yr.
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Time for me to get Madden 16 so I can create myself in career mode to line up and tackle Schifty!
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 6:18 pm
There's some massive egg on some faces in the first few pages of this thread.
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 6:25 pm
Shadow Boxer wrote:There's some massive egg on some faces in the first few pages of this thread.

Maybe. Or maybe it just emphasises the remarkable achievement.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 6:46 pm
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Shadow Boxer wrote:There's some massive egg on some faces in the first few pages of this thread.

Maybe. Or maybe it just emphasises the remarkable achievement.


Spot on.
Absolutely nothing i said i back away from, in fact my concerns about what he'd struggle with have been proven 100% correct. He is struggling with a lot of aspects as a RB. He has not made this team on the strength of his abilities to run the ball as a RB. He's made the team because he's an excellent punt returner, which is where everyone to a man felt was going to be his best chance to win a spot

He was 1000-1 to make this happen and through hard work, dedication and his natural talents, he's done it. It's an amazing achievement that can not be understated.
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 7:28 pm
Pigman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Shadow Boxer wrote:There's some massive egg on some faces in the first few pages of this thread.

Maybe. Or maybe it just emphasises the remarkable achievement.


Spot on.
Absolutely nothing i said i back away from, in fact my concerns about what he'd struggle with have been proven 100% correct. He is struggling with a lot of aspects as a RB. He has not made this team on the strength of his abilities to run the ball as a RB. He's made the team because he's an excellent punt returner, which is where everyone to a man felt was going to be his best chance to win a spot

He was 1000-1 to make this happen and through hard work, dedication and his natural talents, he's done it. It's an amazing achievement that can not be understated.


Hahaha, that is fantastic
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 7:32 pm
I stick by my original comments!

Schifty wrote:I don't blame Hayne for going.

The chance to have a job that potentially requires you to run 4 times in 3 hours would be appealing to anyone.

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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 7:40 pm
Shadow Boxer wrote:
Pigman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Shadow Boxer wrote:There's some massive egg on some faces in the first few pages of this thread.

Maybe. Or maybe it just emphasises the remarkable achievement.


Spot on.
Absolutely nothing i said i back away from, in fact my concerns about what he'd struggle with have been proven 100% correct. He is struggling with a lot of aspects as a RB. He has not made this team on the strength of his abilities to run the ball as a RB. He's made the team because he's an excellent punt returner, which is where everyone to a man felt was going to be his best chance to win a spot

He was 1000-1 to make this happen and through hard work, dedication and his natural talents, he's done it. It's an amazing achievement that can not be understated.


Hahaha, that is fantastic

Look, if anyone wants to take the opportunity to be a bitch, then they should go for it.

I don't really have any thoughts on this other than ' good on him '.
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You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 9:27 pm
Pigman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Shadow Boxer wrote:There's some massive egg on some faces in the first few pages of this thread.

Maybe. Or maybe it just emphasises the remarkable achievement.


Spot on.
Absolutely nothing i said i back away from, in fact my concerns about what he'd struggle with have been proven 100% correct.

You were 100% correct apart from that part about being no chance
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 9:57 pm
I dont know how many times ive got to say it tbh. :lol:
I gave him no chance, he proved me wrong, and im **** stoked for him, and im even more stoked for the profile of the game in this country. This is massive for the NFL in Australia.

What i completely underestimated was just HOW good he'd be as a returner, i thought he'd be good, i didnt think he'd flash pro bowl quality abilities. Ive got no issues saying that. I wasnt robinson crusoe on that front. As said, it's a credit to him, and his dedication and abilities. He's not an RB's **** right now to be perfectly frank, his struggles have been in the areas i said he would, but he's made incredible improvements in such a short period of time, making the roster is a huge deal because it means he will continue to get reps and hopefully continue to improve as a tail back.

Just to be clear:

I was wrong, i didnt think he had any chance at all, thought he was too old to make this transition. Like many others, i was wrong. And like all genuine NFL fans, i couldnt be happier about it.

The odds were massively stacked against him and he's over come it. It's the sports story of the year.
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I just like hearing it
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PostPosted: September 6, 2015, 10:12 pm
:lol: Ill give you one more then, because im in a good mood....

I was wrong.
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Pfffft. My mum could make a 53 deep squad.

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Pigman wrote: Ill give you one more then, because im in a good mood....

I was wrong.

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Seiffert82 wrote:Pfffft. My mum could make a 53 deep squad.

;)

What position?
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Throw me in as one of the wrong people as well. Was right about his role if he did succeed though, so i'll cling to that haha. Massive effort which very few athletes would be able to pull off. Kudos to him.
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Now he's made the team I can finally stop paying attention to the 49ers though thank god.
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I have to say, I thought he was going to be special teams ready (not as ready as he appears though), BUT, like Piggy and others, I didn't think he was going to be ready to play an actual position. For that reason, I thought he was very long odds to make it. I didn't think the 49ers would 'spend' a position on a return specialist, esp. as they already had Ellington and Reggie. My theory was he was going to have to be Devin Hester-esque in pre-season to make the squad.

He was better at RB than I thought, BUT, he still isn't NFL starter ready, and possibly still not even backup ready in that position. There are another couple of things in his favour though:
1. He has shown an ability to make big plays
2. He has already been a pro-athlete for years - experience & physically ready for a whole season
3. Speed of learning
All of which are a leg up on other backups.

So, I guess I was wrong too. Very happy to be though.
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I was in the "i have no idea" pile as i havent watched an nfl game since keanu reaves was dropped for the playoffs, but im glad to see he made it
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simo wrote:I was in the "i have no idea" pile as i havent watched an nfl game since keanu reaves was dropped for the playoffs, but im glad to see he made it


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Pigman wrote:I dont know how many times ive got to say it tbh. :lol:
I gave him no chance, he proved me wrong, and im **** stoked for him, and im even more stoked for the profile of the game in this country. This is massive for the NFL in Australia.

What i completely underestimated was just HOW good he'd be as a returner, i thought he'd be good, i didnt think he'd flash pro bowl quality abilities. Ive got no issues saying that. I wasnt robinson crusoe on that front. As said, it's a credit to him, and his dedication and abilities. He's not an RB's **** right now to be perfectly frank, his struggles have been in the areas i said he would, but he's made incredible improvements in such a short period of time, making the roster is a huge deal because it means he will continue to get reps and hopefully continue to improve as a tail back.

Just to be clear:

I was wrong, i didnt think he had any chance at all, thought he was too old to make this transition. Like many others, i was wrong. And like all genuine NFL fans, i couldnt be happier about it.

The odds were massively stacked against him and he's over come it. It's the sports story of the year.


haha, im just mucking around, it is indeed, Hayne is one of those blokes when you watch him live he just glides around a footy field, you dont see many of them.

Chris Judd, Steve Larkahm or Ben Cousins in their prime maybe,
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Northern Raider wrote:
Seiffert82 wrote:Pfffft. My mum could make a 53 deep squad.

;)

What position?

On reflection, I'm not sure if I should be answering that question NR.
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So are channel seven going to show his first game at a watchable time for us 9-5ers?
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gangrenous wrote:So are channel seven going to show his first game at a watchable time for us 9-5ers?

nope ESPN have the rights to that one channel 7 got the other 15
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gangrenous wrote:So are channel seven going to show his first game at a watchable time for us 9-5ers?


Doubt it. It will likely be live. So, anytime between 6am and 3pm.
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