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Bucket 08-28-2013 09:51 PM

Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
[url=http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/28/best-nfl-backfields-adrian-peterson-ray-rice/?sct=nfl_t1t_a1]Ray Rice-Bernard Pierce duo headlines list of NFL's best backfields | Audibles - SI.com[/url]

[B][SIZE="3"][U]Tier 1[/U][/SIZE][/B]
1. Baltimore Ravens (Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce; FB Vonta Leach)
2. Houston Texans (Arian Foster, Ben Tate; FB Greg Jones)
3. Minnesota Vikings (Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart; FB Jerome Felton)
4. Seattle Seahawks (Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin; FB Michael Robinson)
5. San Francisco 49ers (Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James; FB Bruce Miller)
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Doug Martin, Brian Leonard; FB Erik Lorig)

[B][U][SIZE="3"]Tier 2[/SIZE][/U][/B]
7. New England Patriots (Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount)
8. Atlanta Falcons (Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers)
9. Philadelphia Eagles (LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown)
10. Buffalo Bills (C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson)
11. Chicago Bears (Matt Forte, Michael Bush)

[B][U][SIZE="3"]Tier 3[/SIZE][/U][/B]
12. New Orleans Saints (Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles)
13. Tennessee Titans (Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene; FB Craig Stevens)
14. Kansas City Chiefs (Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis)
15. New York Giants (David Wilson, Andre Brown; FB Henry Hynoski)
16. Detroit Lions (Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Mikel Leshoure)
17. Cincinnati Bengals (BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Giovani Bernard)
18. Cleveland Browns (Trent Richardson, Brandon Jackson)
[B]19. Washington Redskins (Alfred Morris, Roy Helu; FB Darrel Young)[/B]
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (Maurice Jones-Drew, Justin Forsett, Denard Robinson)


Not sure How I feel about this... I really do think we should be higher. I really think D. Young is one of the best FB's in the league. I wish they would of added a bit more explanation to the rankings.. Seem's a little bit disrespectful to the #1 rushing attack in the NFL last year.

artmonkforhallofamein07 08-28-2013 09:55 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
Wow NO love for anything we did last year. Makes you wonder what kind drugs those guys are on. We were the best rushing team in football last year. That's all I care about.

Green Monk Machine 08-28-2013 10:11 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
I understand Alfred Morris isn't respected and is viewed as having success primarily b/c of RG3. Helu is coming off an injury and both guys need a season together to prove to others. Yeah, it's a low rank. DYoung is underrated too.

What shocked me was the giants, bengals, and browns ranked better. Heck even the Bucs.
Whatever, start this season already. I just watched rg3's will to win and I'm ready to run thru a brick wall right now.

Chico23231 08-28-2013 10:23 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
Jeez. I guess they didn't see the final team rushing stats for the year. Laughable. These effing talking heads. Lets just get the season started already.

Hog1 08-28-2013 10:26 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
I guess it like goes in.......inverse order?

FRPLG 08-28-2013 10:28 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
I mean that's a joke right?

skinsfaninok 08-28-2013 10:30 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
yeah we had the best rushing attack and morris had 1600 yards..... makes sense

SmootSmack 08-28-2013 10:50 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
Joe Redskin talked to the author about it and some of his thinking. JR want to fill them in?

SFREDSKIN 08-28-2013 11:01 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
I like flying way under the radar and then surprise all the doubters. Who cares what this clown thinks, we know what we got.

ArtMonkDrillz 08-28-2013 11:02 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
Did Cris Carter write this?!?

That Guy 08-28-2013 11:24 PM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
this is either a troll or a joke.

has to be. #1 in rushing, #5 overall offense, but #19 in backfield talent? (#2-5 are ranked ahead of us)

seems strange, no?

The Goat 08-29-2013 12:48 AM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
Bizarre ranking and article as it pertains to the best rushing attack in 2012. You can almost argue it'll be even better because we didn't have a healthy helu last season.

Whatever. Wins are what matter and this franchise appears to have cracked that code. To hell with the media.

JoeRedskin 08-29-2013 05:30 AM

Re: Sports Illustrated NFL Backfield Rankings
 
[quote=SmootSmack;1021070]Joe Redskin talked to the author about it and some of his thinking. JR want to fill them in?[/quote]

Actually, that was someone else. I never got his response to my initial comment. Then saw yours. Had to go back to his feed to see conversation. Not sure how I got left out of the loop.

Essentially, he did not consider Morris w/out Shanahan & RGIII to be a top 10 back. Thought even more ranked higher than Helu. As Smootsmack pointed out, he simply didn't credit Helu for his 2011 efforts and really didn't seem to value Young very much. Admitted that he may have ranked TB high with Leonard as a back up.

CRedskinsRule 08-29-2013 06:02 AM

[QUOTE=JoeRedskin;1021083]Actually, that was someone else. I never got his response to my initial comment. Then saw yours. Had to go back to his feed to see conversation. Not sure how I got left out of the loop.

Essentially, he did not consider Morris w/out Shanahan & RGIII to be a top 10 back. Thought even more ranked higher than Helu. As Smootsmack pointed out, he simply didn't credit Helu for his 2011 efforts and really didn't seem to value Young very much. Admitted that he may have ranked TB high with Leonard as a back up.[/QUOTE]
It seems like the Skins offense gives all doubters excuses. If you want to doubt Griffin, he only succeeded because of Morris and the scheme. If you want to doubt Morris, well then he only succeeded because of Griffin and the scheme. If you want to doubt the scheme, well then it only worked because two good rookies were running it but this year it will be figured out.

I can't wait to see the Skins demonstrate that it all works because all three elements are just that damn good.


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