The New Thunder

(Photo credit: Terry Pierson / The Press-Enterprise)

Pete Carroll is looking for a big tailback.

Sure, Stafon Johnson, C.J. Gable and Emmanuel Moody have all been impressive, but none of them weighs over 210. And Chauncey Washington is still nursing a hamstring.

Step up Allen Bradford. He played linebacker in high school, and was recruited by USC as a safety. But now he is lining up in the backfield.

Wearing #21, LenDale’s old number, running backs coach Todd McNair said, “He’s like the other No. 21, only with more violence.”

In one of his first charges up inside against the first team, Bradford got underneath and stood up 247-pound Rey Maualuga in a violent collision, which Maualuga often gets the best of.

“I’m going to have an impact,” Bradford said. “It’s either hit or be hit.”

The New Thunder [Press Enterprise]

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

4 thoughts on “The New Thunder

  1. daaaaaamn! does anyone have a clip of AB lighting up Maualuga? good to see him step up and quickly make a name for himself in a blue-chip backfield.

  2. This is my new favorite quote of all time:

    “He’s like the other No. 21, only with more violence.”

    I like violence…on the field.

  3. With Bradford & Colman (when he is healthy), we are going to see some big bad running with speed. Speed kills in football man…and with some violent attitude behind it, that makes it “nasty”! I can’t wait for a backer or DB trying to take these dudes down without getting the worst of it. And with the triad freshmen & Chauncey showing some fancy cuts, its going to be a defensive coordinator’s newest nightmare of ’06. If Kalil & his buds get these boys free past the line of scrimmage, your going to see some yards eaten up! Dam I can’t wait…

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