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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 10-04-2011, 10:58 AM   #121
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Re: The Running Game

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   #122
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Re: The Running Game

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   #123
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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   #124
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Re: The Running Game

Hightower is straight overrated!
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:31 PM   #125
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Re: The Running Game

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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Old 10-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #126
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Torain can be the runner and Hightower the third down back
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:03 PM   #127
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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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Old 10-04-2011, 09:14 PM   #128
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When we first traded for him I thought TH would be our 3rd down back. I'm not totally giving up in him as a featured runner, but how can you not be impressed with what Torain did last week?
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:36 PM   #129
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Re: The Running Game

Philly seems to be having serious tackling problems and the pounding style Torain brings may be a sweet deal in a couple of weeks......
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:22 PM   #130
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Philly has a problem that isn't easy to fix and that's stopping the run
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:25 PM   #131
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If Hightower is hurt, sit him. When's he's 100%, start him. It's as simple as that. It's no need to play a player who's hurt when you have great depth and competition at one position. Worse case scenario is, they decide to continue playing an injured Hightower who won't have the best chance to heal and doing so, then Mr. Glass, excuse me, Torain suffers an injury carrying just half or less or the carries then the team is only suiting up 'one-and-half' (healthy) RBs.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:03 AM   #132
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Racist statement.
Well I've run from the cops before ( when I was much younger) and I'm black so no harm meant. I just love the way the guy runs the rock.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #133
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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.
That's just way too much nonsense. Just run the guy with the hot hand. They're all capable.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:11 AM   #134
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Re: The Running Game

Come the last month of the season, I have a weird feeling it's not going to matter between these two. Helu's just sitting on my fantasy bench for a reason.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #135
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Torain steamrolled the Iggles in his one start against them last year. I would stay with the hot hand, and spell him with Hightower, especially on pasing plays to optimize our protection.
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