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These rankings obviously mean nothing to the players involved....Every ranking says they need to come back yet every source is saying they have already made up their mind and are gone. What I am curious about is what Coach D tells them ie is the grade he gets from his sources so different than these public rankings? Also it sounds like Sims and big Will are determined to go no matter what...Good luck guys.
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This is true. Only Adrian Peterson, Alfred Morris, and Arian Foster are true featured backs. Hell, in some games Foster even gives up a good chunk of carries to Ben Tate.
The NFL has many two-back systems nowadays. Keeps the players more fresh and they play longer. I still prefer the featured back, but even AP is taken off on many third downs in exchange for Gerhart.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Depends what you consider "feature back". 75% of carries? If so you could probably add Ray Rice, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, Ahmad Bradshaw and MJD (pre injuries), Jamaal Charles, etc. Systems where one ball carrier gets almost all of the carries are more rare but I would still consider all of the guys above "feature backs".
This post was edited by Ham Porter 18 months ago
I truly believe Gholston will be a bust if he leaves now. I just don't think he's ready.
The only team that I've found that had someone carry more than 75% was TB with Doug Martin (76%). Ten and Chris Jonhson were at 73%, Minnesota and Peterson were close at 72%, and Houston and Foster were at 69%.
I've looked over SF, Was, Min, Sea, NYG, TB, Houston, KC, Bal, and Ten. Pretty sure there weren't any other teams that would have had a RB with close to that high a % of carries.
Yeah I definitely pulled that number out of my ass but my point was just because some scrub back may get a few of Ray Rice's carries now snd then, I'd still consider him the feature back of that offense.
How do you figure? If you haven't improved your draft stock that's just lost money... unless the degree he gets manages to get him $350K his first year out of college.
Allow me to remind you of the existence of the Detroit Lions.
If he plays until he voluntarily retires and with a long career, yes he may have lost a yr's salary. If he gets cut after 4-5 yrs, why wouldn't a college degree help?
This post was edited by 2TimeSpartan 18 months ago
There is life after football that a degree may help him in, believe it or not.
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