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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 10-03-2011, 06:34 PM   #106
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You know who else was pretty solid today was...well, I guess it's were not was...Kory L. and Chris Chester.
Chester doesn't get a lot of pub but he was a great pick up for us. Definitely helped solidify the o-line.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:48 PM   #107
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I truly love what they have done with the line in two years.

Chester= another great under rated FA pickup in the offseason.

Kory L and Montgomery great additions playing the right place. (By additions I do not mean just joined the team , but finally put in the right places to make plays.)

Brown= a piece that I may want to upgrade soon. He has played well at times and been torched at times.

As far as the ATV v TH argument, the results of yesterday may be skewed in that we were playing a pretty bad Rams team. I like what ATV gives us as a power back, and I believe that he seems to be a better fit for the system.

TH gives you speed, possibility of a big play, and great pass pro. We cannot discount what TH has done in our scheme thus far after one big game from ATV. Last Monday night he dominated on our touchdown drive and never got another real chance to impact the game. We can't forget what he has done all season after one poor game. He had his moments in the first three games.

BTW having this argument is a good thing to have. Three capable backs, all of which have different strengths and weaknesses.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #108
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I voted Torain. I have TH for my fantasy team as my flex option, and he is only worth a damn if he scores a TD. He did have nice games weeks 1 and 2, but his ypc is not even 3 or a straight up 3. I can see him being banged up, but his ineffectiveness was quite apparent during MNF. I did not see why we needed to pick up Hightower, with Helu, Torain, and K Williams in the fold. Williams was serviceable. Thank God I have Darren Sproles as a backup RB.

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #109
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I think TH is a good back, just think they need to give Torain the bulk of the carries and give HT and Helu 40-45% of the carries between them, or use TH as a 3rd down back to catch passes, although he had a couple drops I heard yesterday.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #110
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What we saw from ATV yesterday was not based purely on talent. That helped.

BUT what I saw from Ryan yesterday was a guy fighting to get his job back, he was full of fire during his runs, he held that all the way through while he was in, and just ran with anger and a ton of emotion.

I like your train of thought Gus in having them split carries with your percentages. It keeps guys fresh, and like I stated in the Kerrigan/Rak thread, they can help feed off of each other.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #111
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I wish we'd mix in a little man-on-man(aka power) blocking at points in the game other than just the final minutes. One of our TDs against the Sheagles last year came on a power run.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #112
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Re: The Running Game

Hightower is the better Back IMO, when healthy that is
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #113
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Mike Shanahan: Tim Hightower played with shoulder injury - The Insider - The Washington Post
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:58 AM   #114
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They're all going to play, so I see no reason to remove Hightower as the starter just because Torain had one good game. Don't mess with team chemistry.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:02 AM   #115
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TH is much better than Train. ATV is a great option to have at the #3 spot, and a great change of pace type of back to put a bruising on the competition. Still would rather have TH or Helu up there as a first option.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #116
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Re: The Running Game

Here is what I would like to see out of our three-headed running back game:

- Start the game with Hightower as the starter.
- Bring in Helu to spell TH as a change of pace RB.
- Make Torain your short-yardage RB (or Helu).
- If the team has built up a lead, bring Torain to run and control the clock (you hear that KS?!), with Helu to spell him.
- Bring TH in obvious passing situations or the occasional draw.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #117
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Hightower is straight overrated!
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:31 PM   #118
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I've been a Hightower fan but I'm seeing now that he's probably best in spurts. I'd like to see Torrain start, Helu spell him for 5-12 carries a game and Hightower as the third down back. Each has their strengths and weaknesses but I like what they collectively bring to the position. Fantasy owners be damned! You should have known better than to draft a Shanny back!
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Torain can be the runner and Hightower the third down back
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I've been a Hightower fan but I'm seeing now that he's probably best in spurts. I'd like to see Torrain start, Helu spell him for 5-12 carries a game and Hightower as the third down back. Each has their strengths and weaknesses but I like what they collectively bring to the position. Fantasy owners be damned! You should have known better than to draft a Shanny back!
I think many guys picked him up late or from FA. No big deal.
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