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Old 07-24-2006, 07:10 PM   #16
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Re: L.Betts is he worthy of praise?

People want to dwell on the negatives all the time. Remember the missed block by Betts? How about the fumble?

How about the fact we have a pretty damn good backup and from the sounds of things, he's only going to be more involved with the offense this season which is definitely a good thing.

Things could be a lot worse.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:02 PM   #17
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Re: L.Betts is he worthy of praise?

at this point, the only team that i could see betts starting for is SF. he still is a very dependable backup to CP, but i think thats all he will ever be is a backup.
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Re: L.Betts is he worthy of praise?

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People want to dwell on the negatives all the time. Remember the missed block by Betts? How about the fumble?

How about the fact we have a pretty damn good backup and from the sounds of things, he's only going to be more involved with the offense this season which is definitely a good thing.

Things could be a lot worse.
Honestly, I thought that play was what really lit a frie under Betts ass. I really thought he picked up his play after that game, and in my opinion he had a great 2005. Remember the Tampa game?

I'm really excited to see what the guy brings to the table this year.
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at this point, the only team that i could see betts starting for is SF. he still is a very dependable backup to CP, but i think thats all he will ever be is a backup.
They have Frank Gore, who was a rookie from Miami last year. He's mad good, but he only got taken in the 3rd round because he tore both of his ACLs in college, but he did well when he played. Last year as a rookie he got over 600 yards at 4.8 yards per carry. He's gonna be good this year

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Old 07-24-2006, 09:33 PM   #20
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Re: L.Betts is he worthy of praise?

There is something wrong with blaming one player on a loss. Mistakes will be made in games and if you really think about it you can spread blame all over after a loss.

p.s. If you only score 9 points you aren't likely to win the game.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:18 PM   #21
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yeah and if you can remember that far back portis was another late second round choice from the U.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:19 PM   #22
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Re: L.Betts is he worthy of praise?

He's a decent back, no doubt. Been a bit snake bitten with the injury bug and such, but a really good and solid back.

As far as being a starter for most other teams, I don't know where you heard that -- but I call bullshit.
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yeah and if you can remember that far back portis was another late second round choice from the U.
Yeah. Interesting second round in 2002

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Has anyone been sold on Ladell being a starter for other teams. He has seen significant plays on offense over the past few years and has been forced to step up in needed situations. Alot of the analysts say he could be the main guy on most other teams and is a solid backup for the skins. I see him just as an average backup in a day and age that almost require teams to have 2 standout backs featured. Special teams, or at HB he can mix it up. I think he doesnt have the speed and luck to really shine just yet if he ever will, most backs in the league don't get that fortune. Seeing Chester Taylor land the Vikings job had me thinking what is the worth of Betts beyond a backup role. It would be devastating to lose him of course but personally it is difficult to be subjected to this propaganda. With Saunders now staffed I'm sure I will eat these words but it will be crucial to have an X-factor armed and ready to run. I'd go as far as dump Jacobs to get in that posistion for next year through the draft.
What teams have two standout backs? I cannot think of any. There may be a team or two but to say that it is a norm in the league is not right.

You could say New England and Carolina but I can see flaws in the incumbent and the rookies. Maybe Atlanta? Don't even think Denver with Ron Done.

I would say that the Redskins depth at RB is as good as anyone's.

Betts runs hard, he has speed to break long ones and he can run kicks back. What else do you need? He did well as a feature back against Minnesota.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:11 AM   #25
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Betts is a good RB, but also is an important special teamer for us. Anytime your no. 2 RB can be a solid special teams player, that's a great roster advantage.
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What teams have two standout backs? I cannot think of any. There may be a team or two but to say that it is a norm in the league is not right.
ravens have two starters at RB. miami sorta had 2 last year. cincy the year before that (dillon/rudi)... I can't really think of any others.
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Jacksonville has pretty good depth at RB. If Addai turns out to be good then Indy also has depth.
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ravens have two starters at RB. miami sorta had 2 last year. cincy the year before that (dillon/rudi)... I can't really think of any others.
I wouldn't say anyone has two "standout" backs though. The Dillon/Rudi and Holmes/Johnson situations are the exception not the norm. We have as good a backfield as anyone in the league right now. A stud with a solid backup and some flexibilty with Cooley and Sellers is as good as you can hope for.
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I wouldn't say anyone has two "standout" backs though. The Dillon/Rudi and Holmes/Johnson situations are the exception not the norm. We have as good a backfield as anyone in the league right now. A stud with a solid backup and some flexibilty with Cooley and Sellers is as good as you can hope for.
yeah, i agree with that. addai/rhodes won't be as good as portis/betts, though deangelo/foster might be close if it clicks.
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Re: Ladell Betts is he worthy of praise?

Quick question since we're on the topic of running backs, is anyone else here having the HUGE man-crush that it seems everyone on ES is having? I've seen like 10 separate threads devoted to him making the team. They have something against Betts and Cartwright?
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