Marshawn Williams Stiff Arm Dot GIF

If the following run from Saturday's scrimmage is any indicator, it seems as if a ball carrier in maroon other than the quarterback will be running through defenders this season.

And yes, Marshawn denies Kendall Fuller everything but the turf with his left arm. By my count, 5 defenders touch him before he goes down.



I logged in just to give you a leg.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Me too.

And BOOM goes the dynamite.


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Marshawn may even deny some pussy touchdowns this year!

And then he'll take them for himself.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Why would you deny a pussy touchdown?

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Outside of that stiff-arm to Kendall, I really liked how MW finished that run by delivering a blow to Bonner, the first guy to reach him. MW got another 2-3 yards after that hit.

After Reggie Bush left USC and was preparing for the NFL draft, he said something in an interview once that really stuck with me. He was relating to the interviewer how he had had a conversation with a former NFL Hall of Fame running back (I don't remember who the hall of famer was anymore) and the retired player told Reggie he knew Reggie was going to be a good player because he "never looked at the defender trying to tackle him, he was always looking past him for the next defender to make miss". The retired runner said that all great running backs looked for the next defender because they instinctively knew they could make the first guy miss without putting too much thought into it. There's a lot of truth there, and whenever I see a running back with that trait I make a mental note to keep an eye out for them.

Every time Juice breaks a tackle, it seems like he's doing it while yawning. This stiff arm was pretty brutal, but he just casually puts Kendall to bed without even the courtesy of eye contact. Williams is so confident that he's not being brought down by the first guy to arrive that he can start assessing the next threat and the next hole immediately, which is probably why he hits the holes so boldly.

I like his game a lot.


Just look at where his eyes are pointed on this run. By my count, Juice breaks five or six tackles on this run yet he maintains his focus and keeps his eyes on the goal. Just like when your driving a car down the interstate, you don't want to be looking at the yellow lines flying past you. You want to have your eyes on the horizon and your hands will naturally take you to where your looking.

A running back who has the confidence to look towards the end zone, instead of at the nearest opponents jersey, will find himself ending his runs there more often.

If you go to about the 5:41 mark he drags a defender a la Darren Evans.

Who was the guy flapping on the end of Ryan Williams' jersey when he scored a TD a couple of year's ago?

LOL!! I should have read the entire thread! That'll teach me!

Oh my.. That touchdown run at around the 6:20 mark. He just pushed everyone with him to the promise land.


He doesn't look at them because he doesn't want then to turn to stone

I love this post. It gets me all juiced up. Thanks, 3rd!

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That's well put, that's the "It" of great running backs.

The other thing I look for is anticipating holes. I remember being really impressed with Darren Evan's during his infamous UMD game where ESPN had a camera hanging above the backfield and showed Evans hitting holes that were not least by the time he had to decided it was there. He saw the leverage blockers had and the momentum of defenders and hit voids that didn't open until he got there. It was an epiphany for me, that's not a normal thing to be able to do. We haven't had a back do that in the last few years.

RMFW had that vision too, obviously didn't run with that type of power but, always seemed to have his eyes on the goal, and that guy never feel backwards. Juice had the chance to be one of our greats.


You mean the guy that dragged Earl Wolff 10 yards to the end zone?


So i should remember the name Marshawn Williams?....Check!

Finally a back that looks like the backs of old. Nothing against Coleman, Edmunds or the rest of the crew but Williams just look like the dominant backs we have had in the past. Excited to see him play. I know it's early but I don't see how he can't be up in the rotation yet for the fall.

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I know this was mentioned above, but the most telling fact from this run: the way he finishes. He looks for contact, and instead of receiving a defenders hit, he delivers the punishment. A sign of a great back is not so much how he starts a run, but rather how he finishes. Falling forward, legs churning, lowering the shoulder...BOOM. Get juicey with it, Marshawn. VT football is back.

If it ain't orange, it better be maroon...and if it ain't maroon, it better be soon!

Kendall tried to arm tackle around the shoulder pads. Bad move against this new kid.

Marshawn is a horse!

Get him on the treadmill!

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He is like a combination of Marshawn Lynch and Ryan Williams = Marshawn Williams

That is why my nickname for him is #JuiceMode. He actually watches a bunch of Marshawn Lynch tape before games to get him all geeked up.

The best was when Shane beamer tweeted the did arm pic to antone and kendall and said this is what had happened to your dbacks since you left. Then went on to tell cj he was next.

I'm pretty sure you meant Kyle, but that's funny.


If he can do that to a Fuller, just imagine what happens when we unleash him on mere mortals in the fall. Have fun with that, aOSU.

I love that anOSU is a thing. I hope it catches on around the country

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I hate anOSU so much, then they added urban and oh damn my hatred for them is at an all time high. That "the" just infuriates me. I want to beat anOSU to a bloody pulp. I hope juice runs the whole defense over and we dadi and Bane Ekanem breaks braxton miller in half (no real injury of course)


The biggest thing that I see from that run other than the Juiciest stiff arm ever, is his vision. He tried to find a crease inside, then bam jumpcut(which he is nasty at see highlights above) and he turns on the burners looking for contact and runs through it. Also the no glove look is so juicy, makes it that much more beast mode.

I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!

"I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!" Whit Babcock

What is also intriguing about this run is the instinct to bounce it outside immediately when there was nothing there and made something out of nothing.

Totally agree, that's not something you can really teach. It's more of an instinct and knowing where the space is. He reminds me of Andre Williams a lot and me likey.. has the same body build, downhill runner looking to punish.

It's only a matter of time until we see this.

"I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!" Whit Babcock

Who was the last Hokie to get gif'ed before they even played a meaningful snap?
That's meaningful in some way.

Tweedy can run like a dadgum antelope or whatever. I like to use scalded dog. Do antelopes lumber? Cheetah, OK. He runs like a cheetah. He's fast. - Bud Foster

I think that Ryan Williams had a lot of buzz, ditto Tyrod, and Wilson was also waiting in the wings to get his shot. As far as .gif'd before your first college snap? Might be the first.

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Actually the last one I remember getting prominent video coverage from his spring game was Tyrod Taylor. Brought the entire crowd to its feet with an eye popping run to the goal line. Juked out several defenders, if I remember it right.

I just have this feeling that Marshawn is going to become "the guy." I like what Trey did last year and I think he has alot of talent...but Juice might be special. I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't the #1 back by week 3 or 4.

What do you people think?


He does look special but we still need to know where he is with his pass blocking and receiving. Still would love to see stiff arms in the always beautiful #ALLMAROONEVERYTHING though!

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In my ideal world (without seeing Shai play yet and assuming he'll redshirt) would be for marshawn to move in as the feature back with Trey being the third down back. Trey is good (from what i remember) as a pass blocker, and is a dynamic receiver out of the backfield. I think that combo, spelled with j.c. from time to time, has the potential to be dangerous later into next season.

Thinking about the middle of the third quarter with a Juice/Edmunds 1-2 punch and a competent O-line is making me feel funny.


If Trey is 100%, he'll definitely be the starter. Trey has too many skills to be forgotten. Also, it's best to have your bruiser play as the 2nd back. Trey will break their ankles; Marshawn will break their will (along with every bone in their body).

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Yeah, I was thinking this as well where Marshawn will come in later in the game and finish what Trey and JC started (but not in mop up duty, just a fresh back that will punish defenses later in the game.)

The one constant we've had in all our years where we've contended and gotten ourselves into the national picture... we've had an absolute bruiser of a feature back.

Marshawn, if he can stay healthy, could very well be by far and away the most talented of any feature back we've had here. From what we are seeing, he has the speed and quickness of a Ryan Williams but can beastmode someone like a Darren Evans. We get our OL to open ANY kind of holes for this guy, and he is going to be something special here at VT. Whats even more exciting is knowing that not only do we have a guy like this at RB for the next 4 years, but we also have 3 4* QBs in the fold, plus more true WR talent than we've had in years, not to mention we're trying to convert Bucky to TE, and if that works out, it'll be a matchup nightmare for defenses.

VT football is poised to return to the national scene badder than ever with a chip on its shoulder in the next couple years. Hope y'all are ready for the ride.

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I LOVE this post but I would wait until we see the guy in a game....Ryan and David were exceptional....100% exceptional athletes. There is no other word but ELITE to describe their talent and results on the field. That is more of a nod of respect to Ryan and David than it is a knock to Marshawn. The kid is a monster and he's probably going to be splitting carries relatively early in the season.

I am all fired up about our running game because I think Trey has something special to bring to the table too. JC looking better all the time as well.

Safe to say we officially have a stable. ;)

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This is where the interior of the O line becomes critical. If the C and the Gs execute well, and the FB does his job, a back like Marshawn can make the DEs an almost non factor and run it down their throat until the defense wears down and give up.


Juice ... it'll get ya drunk.

More like it'll put you on your ass

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

So what you are saying is that Juice is Tequila

IF they're able to bring that back, a la the Cedric Humes days, I would approve.

Coale'd blooded

Reports are that Marshawn was singing this as he laid that stiff arm

Hush little baby, don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It's just the beast under your bed,
In your closet, in your head

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

i just spit my coffee all over the place. Legs for day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!" Whit Babcock

I'm real excited about this kid. What makes me feel even better is that I still feel Shai is the better all around back. Shane has some guys that he can do some damage with.

Looks like 42 actually is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

I see a T-Shirt in my future.

Why not a bath robe? That seems more Arthur Dent-ish, and it's mildly more socially acceptable to wear just a bathrobe than just a T-shirt.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

Not gonna lie, if anyone comes near me wearing nothing but a bathrobe with Enter Sandman lyrics on it, I'm probably going the other direction.

true....but if they come at you wearing nothing but a t-shirt, with Enter Sandman lyrics on it, you're going to RUN! the other direction

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

I'm starting to believe the whole "not a 5 star because he wasn't recruited by an SEC school" conspiracy...

Can we come up with a good excuse to nickname Trey "Gin"? That'll gift wrap our backfield duo name.

Got my mind on my Hokies and my Hokies on my mind...

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Something something TANKueray......something something TANKueTREY?


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obviously for Leal

"I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!" Whit Babcock




"And loud, listen for yourself..." - Ron Franklin

The size, the power, the determination, the hair. He reminds me of Eddie Lacy. (Can someone hook me up with a gif of him planting that ND player in that MNC game with a ridiculous stiff-arm?) That is a very good thing. I am getting pretty amped about the potential of our offense. I cannot remember ever saying that about VT. It looks like Loeffler meant it when he said he wanted to establish the power running game.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I believe you mean this one yes?

less of a stiff arm and more of a you-just-got-embarrassed Arm

Thanks. Leg for you. That is exactly what I was thinking of. I don't care what kind of an arm you call it, that is just a grown man planting another grown man into the ground with one arm and without even having to bend over. This play just illustrated that ND didn't even belong on the field.

I didn't even realize that they both wear #42 when I wrote my original post.

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-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I'm getting flashbacks of The Untouchables. And dual HB sets. I like it.

Except instead of two different runners like Suggs and Jones, Edmunds and Williams might be like a continuum.

Provided our OL plays better and our coaches call good plays.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Every night, before he goes to bed, the Sandman checks his closet - and under his bed.......for Marshawn Williams.

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Don't forget we will have a healthy Shai next year as well who himself is a very good back! That being said it has been a long time since we have had a good stable of running backs. I believe if we can rotate a running back each offensive series it will wear a defense down because the backs will be so fresh. Marshawn will be a stud.

Has it really been that long, we had Evans, RMFW, and Wilson on the same team just a few years ago. That's 3 record breaking backs in one backfield. And 2 of the 5 best we ever had


He is the second coming of Marion Barber

Touchdown Tech!!!

I don't think Williams will be able to overtake Edmunds, but this is bringing back memories of the enthusiasm we had with RMFW coming in with Evans coming back. Oh yeah, Wilson waiting in the wings...

For a defense having to contend with every type of back you can imagine in the backfield brings nightmares. After Edmunds and Coleman wear you down, Williams comes in and breaks you down, then Mangus, Caleb, or Coleman slide past you before you know what happens.

And Loeffler has options. Somebody tweaks an ankle, quality behind them.

The only worry I have about Edmunds is his recovery from injury. Can he get back to pre injury production by fall? I could envision Marshawn beating a D down and then unleashing a scat back like Coleman.

And in this case Shai is David Wilson.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Yep. Looks like the Bristol game could be a really good one. :-)

I know his nickname is Juice but I can foresee people calling him "Smash" Williams from Friday Night Lights...Andrew Ford is a dead ringer for Matt Saracen, Sam Rogers plays like Tim Riggens and VT Lax girl can be Lyla Garrity

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.

I can dig it.