Expectations Need to be Recalibrated for RB Jeff Carr

first_imgIn a preseason that generated plenty of buzz surrounding true freshman running back Jeff Carr, that buzz has yet to turn into meaningful on-field production up to this point.Just a week before the season began, Mike Gundy told reporters that he expected Carr to touch the ball 12-15 times. “We’d like to have him up and running by the middle of October,” he said.Today marks the middle of October, and it’s clear Carr is not prepared to tote the ball 12-15 times. Not yet anyway.Working in an offense that hasn’t run blocked as well as many expected, there are several major factors that have played against Carr – including his lack of size and apparent indecisiveness as a runner. That’s not to say that Carr doesn’t have a bright future; his shiftiness and speed are going to be a nightmare for the opposition in the future – but the lofty expectations headed into the season for Carr seem a little unfair now, and it’s time those expectations be recalibrated.AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

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