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    Default RB David Cobb to work out with Vikings after Bishop Sankey injury - TwinCities.com

    Former University of Minnesota running back David Cobb said Friday he will work out with the Vikings on Saturday.

    The Vikings are looking for a replacement for Bishop Sankey. A source said the running back suffered a torn right ACL in Thursday’s preseason opener at Buffalo and is out for the season.

    “It would definitely be a dream come true,” Cobb said of signing with the Vikings. “I’m always confident, but it will be up to (the Vikings).”

    Cobb rushed for 146 yards as a rookie with Tennessee in 2015. He spent time last year on Pittsburgh’s practice squad and was on Chicago’s roster earlier this year.

    Interestingly, Cobb was teammates with Sankey on the Titans in 2015. Sankey was hurt in the third quarter Thursday and helped off the field.

    “When I cut, I felt something,” Sankey said after the game.

    Sankey was on crutches and wearing a brace as he left New Era Field. An MRI on Friday revealed the torn ACL.

    The Vikings are thin at running back. In addition to Sankey being hurt, Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon were unable to play against the Bills.

    Murray practiced for the first time last Monday since undergoing surgery March 22 on his right ankle. McKinnon has been bothered by a right leg injury. He has been practicing some but said he’s not 100 percent.

    Cobb rushed for a Gophers season-record 1,626 yeards in 2014. He was taken by the Titans in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceland12 View Post
    Former University of Minnesota running back David Cobb said Friday he will work out with the Vikings on Saturday.

    The Vikings are looking for a replacement for Bishop Sankey. A source said the running back suffered a torn right ACL in Thursday’s preseason opener at Buffalo and is out for the season.

    “It would definitely be a dream come true,” Cobb said of signing with the Vikings. “I’m always confident, but it will be up to (the Vikings).”

    Cobb rushed for 146 yards as a rookie with Tennessee in 2015. He spent time last year on Pittsburgh’s practice squad and was on Chicago’s roster earlier this year.

    Interestingly, Cobb was teammates with Sankey on the Titans in 2015. Sankey was hurt in the third quarter Thursday and helped off the field.

    “When I cut, I felt something,” Sankey said after the game.

    Sankey was on crutches and wearing a brace as he left New Era Field. An MRI on Friday revealed the torn ACL.

    The Vikings are thin at running back. In addition to Sankey being hurt, Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon were unable to play against the Bills.

    Murray practiced for the first time last Monday since undergoing surgery March 22 on his right ankle. McKinnon has been bothered by a right leg injury. He has been practicing some but said he’s not 100 percent.

    Cobb rushed for a Gophers season-record 1,626 yeards in 2014. He was taken by the Titans in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.

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    Cobb is a player, he just needs a chance to show it.
    Players like Cobb get better the more carries they have.

    I hope he gets some more chances and has success, as he is one of the Best Ball Carriers the Gophers have had.


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    I hope he gets a good shot. Glad they are giving him a try. I just wonder if it's speed or elusiveness that is holding him back.

    I always liked how hard he ran.

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    he was never that fast, or really that talented, but the guy is a baller, and can be shifty af, would love to watch him in a couple preseason games
    i feel like he was good in college because he took advantage of poor tacklers, not a lot of those in the nfl
    Last edited by hello-world; 08-11-2017 at 09:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello-world View Post
    he was never that fast, or really that talented, but the guy is a baller, and can be shifty af, would love to watch him in a couple preseason games
    i feel like he was good in college because he took advantage of poor tacklers, not a lot of those in the nfl
    IMO, DC27 had elite vision and patience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoofin View Post
    IMO, DC27 had elite vision and patience.


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    I get where you come from.
    Count the missed tackles here though and you might see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSHhWohBk1c
    also, our line in 2014 was seriously underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hello-world View Post
    I get where you come from.
    Count the missed tackles here though and you might see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSHhWohBk1c
    also, our line in 2014 was seriously underrated.
    NFL players won't miss those tackles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoofin View Post
    IMO, DC27 had elite vision and patience.


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    That's not an opinion, that's a fact.

    Will be interesting to see if his speed and quickness are up to NFL standards, because he's 100% ready from a vision and patience standpoint. Probably the best I have ever seen in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello-world View Post
    I get where you come from.
    Count the missed tackles here though and you might see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSHhWohBk1c
    also, our line in 2014 was seriously underrated.
    You see missed tackles. I see a guy with a strong forearm and strong lower leg power to roll through arm tackles. He also has an ability to not be where you thought he was going. A subtle change of direction that creates a poor tackling angle. Not so much maybe in the clips but how many times did Cobb make the first guy miss? And very often that first missed tackle was in the backfield. One of the most impressive things our former coaching staff did was give Cobb the dang ball over and over repeatedly in games. Elite vision and patience. Power and toughness. A relentless will to get stronger as the game was on the line. I'll disagree and say combining all that makes him pretty talented.

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    Hope he does well and can stick on the roster

    Would be nice to have a Gopher shine on the Vikings

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    He didn't get the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvanklomp View Post
    He didn't get the spot.
    Bummer!
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    Thou shall not root for the Badgers under any circumstances, whatsoever. Doing so will bring upon my wrath and you suffer from the same plague of obesity, stupidity, and ugliness of the one who leads the razorbacks.

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    I remember Sylvester Croom not being impressed with Cobb's work ethic:

    Croom on Cobb: “I like his natural running ability, his natural running instincts. But he has a long way to go. He has to learn how to be a pro as far as work ethic, taking care of his body, getting in here early and doing the little things it takes to be a pro. He still hasn’t quite learned what being professional means, so he has to learn that. There’s no scholarships here, and his work ethic has to be better. He has to learn to practice like you play in a game. Once he does that, he has a chance to be a good football player.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvanklomp View Post
    He didn't get the spot.
    It's the Vikings.....go figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppertflywheel View Post
    It's the Vikings.....go figure
    Yup same team that gave Marcus Sherels a shot. Nice of them to give David Cobb a look at least.
    Last edited by West Fargo Gopher Fan; 08-12-2017 at 05:21 PM.
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    "Anybody can be a Viking fan, dad. It takes someone special to be a Gopher fan" .....Quote from my Son.

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