Stephen Carr missed tackles

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  1. Stephen Carr missed tackles
    ErikMcKinney

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    https://twitter.com/usc_athletics/status/1169330003323973632?s=21

    Carr forced more missed tackles per carry than any RB in Week 1.

    This was a stat I thought might be interesting to watch, as North Texas RB DeAndreTorrey finished sixth in the country among returning backs in forcing missed tackles on rushing attempts last season.

    Going to see if that’s just a product of two shifty and talented backs, or this offense putting extra pressure on defenders to make solo tackles. If it’s the latter, that number might need to continue to be high for the running game to be effective.
     
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    He has that nice hesitation move where it looks like he kind of drags his foot. Joe McKnight had asimilar type of way of making guys miss. The cuts aren't "hard" or look as sudden.
     
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    missed tackles : )

    Carr played well and I actually think he's more like 90 percent right now from that injury. Look out when he's 100.
     
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    I remember Carr caused a lot of missed tackles in the 2017 Stanford game, looked like a future Heisman winner. Hopefully he can do it again this week.
     
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    Not to take away from Carr's potential, but FSU's DB's were coming at him upright and trying to corral him rather coming at him like missiles. To his credit, rather than plow through and induce the ankle-dives, Carr also remained upright, stuttered and just weaved his way through for a couple more yards. FSU DB's were weak and it was week-1.

    Will be curious to compare Stanford's DB's, since they're usually coached better in tackling and in particular, gang-tackling.
     
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    I have loved Carr’s game from the first time I saw clips of him. He has a great combination of size, power, speed and as mentioned....the ability to make defenders miss. I’m really happy to see him healthy again and look forward to him getting more carries on Sat.
     
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    If any defensive player comes at Carr out of control, he will use their momentum against them. If under control you have a chance. A missile will end up flying by with Carr quick hesitation move.
     
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    Two years ago Carr made Stanford defenders look silly. Go back and watch the highlights, it’s a thing of beauty.
     
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    29 is good but Carr is the one who can make a huge difference in a game
     
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    Maybe because they can't come at him hard due to his swiftness? Ask NFL tacklers kept they coming hard at Barry Sanders.
     
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    Carr is still tentative and trying to dodge, rather than running hard to get a few yards. He may get there, but he's still not 100%
     
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    I would also like to see Stepp come in. Is there a stat for running over tacklers?
     
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    Only problem is with our Offense being so pass heavy and Carr & Vavae playing so well it will be hard to get Stepp involved. Personally I didn't feel Carr got enough touches. Adding in a 3rd RB and letting Slovis throw more will limit all the RB'S chances to build a rhythm.
     
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    I don’t think that’s his game. He’s more the shifty, make you miss type that sort of glides across. The thing that we didn’t see in game 1 was his explosiveness once he finds a clearing, as those opportunities weren’t there. Looking forward to seeing what he does once he finds that opening.
     
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    Hence Stepp not playing last week. RBs will be fine if OL does it’s thing.
     

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