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View Poll Results: Who should start at RB against Philly?
Torain 90 69.77%
Hightower 39 30.23%
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:57 PM   #16
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Hightower's not healthy. What exactly is up I don't know. But I know something is up
Whatever it is, I'll assume it's affecting him. Luckily we have our bye next week which should give him some extra rest.

Also I concur on Trent Williams. That's 3 weeks that for the most part (excluding his 4th quarter against D.Ware last week) he's played really well. I remember James Hall had a pretty good game against him in our matchup against them last year, and James Hall was pretty quiet today.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #17
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Re: The Running Game

You know who else was pretty solid today was...well, I guess it's were not was...Kory L. and Chris Chester.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:01 PM   #18
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Case and point, Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, and Willie Parker.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:02 PM   #19
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Hightower's not healthy. What exactly is up I don't know. But I know something is up
oh crap .. that's not good, hope it's not too serious
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:04 PM   #20
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oh crap .. that's not good, hope it's not too serious
No it's nothing serious. He's just not 100% to be carrying the load full time right now
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:12 PM   #21
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I agree with the Hightower "injury" .. he has ran different in past couple weeks .. HOWEVER .. the bottom line is freaking great .. Shanny has done it again .. he has built a team around an O-Line that can run his scheme ... Torrain was a surprise today and just looked great like he left off right from last year ... Helu is just unreal and is going to be a hell of a lot of fun to watch grow over the next few years ... It's such a great mix I'm speechless .. we can really pound the rock, Kyle just needs to know that we can keep doing that when we have a lead and shorten the game ... hmmm great defense .. solid O & D lines ... depth ... great running game .. sound like the keys to something ??? Yep, Success ... 3-1 .. go Cardinals !
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:15 PM   #22
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Re: The Running Game

reputed redskins hatter said something in the postgame i agree with.

hightower stretches everything to the outside
helu cutbacks every chance he gets
ATV looks for the 1st cut and turns up field

it seems like with hightower, he almost always keeps stretching the play until hes on the sideline. what happened to that beautiful cutback run he had against the ravens 1st team D? helu is good no doubt but ATV seem to be just right. 1 cut turn upfield and lower the shoulder.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:15 PM   #23
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Re: The Running Game

Offensive lines should replace running backs in fantasy football. Only give up a certain amount of sacks, you get points, give up to many sacks, loose points. Pave the way for your running back points.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #24
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Re: The Running Game

Torain was one of the few bright spots last year. The guy runs like he's running from the cops. Good to see him back in there.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #25
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Torrain was impressive, definately seems to be a Skins style back...I hope our FB get's well soon...imagine him power blocking for Torrain at the goalline.
I don't think Hightower can do "power rushing" the way Torrain can.

Oh yeah...after 4 games have you guys notices the dramatic improvement in the interior line?...particularly at Center?

Have you guys seen the Center pushed back 5-10 times a game this year?
The Skins addressed one of our greatest weaknesses and boy...what a difference!
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #26
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One thing's for sure if we can't run the ball our offense is in trouble. We need the run game to consistently succeed on offense.
This team reminds me of the Titans before their recent collapse. Run the ball, get after the QB, do just enough through the air to win.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #27
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Can't agree with that. I think it's the playcalling or maybe Hightower is giving the stretch run outside it's chance to develop and it never does. Even the one or two runs to the outside for Torain went for very little to nothing. I can only remember Helu gaining significant yardage on the same type of play (all-season) once or twice. I do wish Torain had Hightower's more durable body or Hightower had Torain's vision.
I don't know what you're disagreeing about exactly. I'm telling you he's banged up. I'm not guessing that he is. He is
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Torrain was impressive, definately seems to be a Skins style back...I hope our FB get's well soon...imagine him power blocking for Torrain at the goalline.
I don't think Hightower can do "power rushing" the way Torrain can.

Oh yeah...after 4 games have you guys notices the dramatic improvement in the interior line?...particularly at Center?

Have you guys seen the Center pushed back 5-10 times a game this year?
The Skins addressed one of our greatest weaknesses and boy...what a difference!
addressed it in house as well. good to see. while not an injury replacement i like that "next man up" philosophy. i know rabach went back to the ravens but with birk coming back then gurode coming on and now playing guard for them, and playing it well, im not sure he will ever start again barring major injuries. in fact, he might have been cut by the ravens.
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SS - do the networks replay touchdowns of fantasy relevant players more than they do non-relevant fantasy players? i was sitting at a bar with 5 tvs with 5 different games on in front of me and i saw that dez bryant td a zillion times compared to other tds.
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I don't know what you're disagreeing about exactly. I'm telling you he's banged up. I'm not guessing that he is. He is
CAN HE PLAY!?!
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