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Old 11-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #46
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A back typically has 3-5 really good seasons in him before they start to break down. I say ride Morris for what he's worth while he's young and can handle it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #47
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Re: Subtle Running Back Shuffle

I agree with those that said it's a blocking issue. Royster seems to be getting beaten up when blocking. I also agree with Smoot, while i whole heartily believe Morris can and is an "Every Down Back", I really don't want to see our diamond in the ruff get injured or ware down faster then normal.

next year kinda looks like a different story and one that may work very effectively. Helu comes back healthy as that change of pace / situational 3rd down RB, while Morris pounds the ground all the rest of the game. That sounds appetizing to me. Although I'm also for finding the biggest heaviest slowest FB / RB that we can and use him solely as an extra offensive lineman as well, so who am I to make a judgment call.
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Also, think of how they can be even more creative on 3rd downs. On otherwise obvious passing downs, leaving Morris in creates an opportunity for big stretch play runs. He has shown the ability to be decisive and get big yards when gaps present themselves. As the line keeps improving its stretch play blocking, 3rd and 6-7 become legit running plays for a back like Morris. Doing so also helps the passing game by slowing down the rush even further.

Between Morris and RGIII as running threats on 3rd down, it will be difficult for defenders to ever just pin their ears back and forego their run responsibilities.

The fact that we "Lucked" into both RGIII and Morris in one draft is pretty f'ing amazing (I know everyone was convinced RGIII was a sure thing, but the truth is - until he began playing no one could be sure. Many a "sure thing" high draft pick has failed. "Luck"ily, Griffin appears to be everything he was hyped to be).

Throw in Kai Forbath and this was a damn fine year for rookie finds.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #49
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A back typically has 3-5 really good seasons in him before they start to break down. I say ride Morris for what he's worth while he's young and can handle it.
Wait a minute. Wait just a minute. We don't agree?! Now The Goat is scared and confused
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Wait a minute. Wait just a minute. We don't agree?! Now The Goat is scared and confused
Forget about Goat ... What the hell am I supposed to think. Damn it! Which one of you had the cotton candy boots??
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #51
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:10 PM   #52
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A back typically has 3-5 really good seasons in him before they start to break down. I say ride Morris for what he's worth while he's young and can handle it.
That's why Shanny is a good bet to draft at least one running back in rounds 4-6 every year. Not every back will pan out, but he was always in position to reload whenever one of his Denver backs wore down or was injured.
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I'm surprised we didn't bring slaton in for a look, but I read a few other teams worked him out after Miami cut him. So something not right there, maybe his neck again?
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What about putting Darrel Young playing more of a 3rd down back role. He's a great blocker, great hands out of the backfield, and can carry the ball. I get some formations that's not an option and we need a FB and a RB. He could help spell Morris a bit though.
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young really impressed me on sunday. he is a hell of a blocker
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young really impressed me on sunday. he is a hell of a blocker
Young is the new Mike Sellers of our team. Catches, blocks, runs, cheers etc.
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They should have used Young on the 3rd and 1 instead of pitching it to Morris.
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They should have used Young on the 3rd and 1 instead of pitching it to Morris.
I was hoping a roll out/run by RGIII going left with Young and TW sealing off the edge -- that would have to have been good for the 6 inches we needed. Young would have been a good choice too. I was actually wondering whether they would give Keiland Williams a shot in short yardage too.
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They should have used Young on the 3rd and 1 instead of pitching it to Morris.
Young reminds me of Jerome Bettis. And not because they have the same number.
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They should have used Young on the 3rd and 1 instead of pitching it to Morris.
I was expecting a FB dive there.
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