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    Free Agent running backs for next season

    Its obvious to me the running game on the Jets is going downhill and there needs to be a major change here im not Greene is not gonna be a premiere back if we want to be a good running team he just isnt LT most likely wont be back next year ...Theres alot of really good backs available here I think Peyton Hillis could be a good fit or even Micahel Bush,Foster isnt going anywhere what do you guys think what should the Jets try and do here

    me Team Depth Age Yrs
    Exp. Rank
    Kahlil Bell CHI RB3 24 2
    Cedric Benson CIN RB1 28 6 #32
    Brock Bolen JAX 26 2
    Lorenzo Booker MIN RB3 27 4
    Ronnie Brown PHI RB2 29 6 #66
    Michael Bush OAK RB2 27 4 #27
    Rock Cartwright OAK 31 9
    Kevin Faulk NE 35 12
    Justin Forsett SEA RB2 26 3 #64
    Matt Forte CHI RB1 25 3 #4
    Arian Foster HOU RB1 25 2 #6
    Earnest Graham TB 31 8
    Ryan Grant GB RB2 28 5 #43
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE RB1 26 3 #15
    Ahmard Hall TEN RB4 32 5
    Jacob Hester SD RB4 26 3 #82
    Tim Hightower WAS 25 3
    Peyton Hillis CLE RB1 25 3 #31
    Thomas Jones KC RB2 33 11 #59
    Spencer Larsen DEN 27 3
    Stefan Logan DET 30 4 #95
    Kregg Lumpkin TB RB2 27 3
    Marshawn Lynch SEA RB1 25 4 #17
    Le'Ron McClain KC 26 4 #87
    Britt Miller STL 25 2
    Mewelde Moore PIT RB2 29 7 #71
    Maurice Morris DET RB1 32 9 #75
    Moran Norris SF 33 10
    Jerious Norwood STL RB3 28 5 #92
    Chris Pressley CIN 25 2
    Ray Rice BAL RB1 24 3 #2
    Owen Schmitt PHI RB4 26 3
    Jason Snelling ATL RB3 27 4 #67
    Mike Tolbert SD RB2 26 3 #26
    Ladainian Tomlinson NYJ RB2 32 10 #38
    Derrick Ward HOU RB3 31 7 #73
    Carnell Williams STL RB2 29 6 #68

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    Let's get Marshawn Lynch in here

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    [QUOTE=sharachow;4259893]Its obvious to me the running game on the Jets is going downhill and there needs to be a major change here im not Greene is not gonna be a premiere back if we want to be a good running team he just isnt LT most likely wont be back next year ...Theres alot of really good backs available here I think Peyton Hillis could be a good fit or even Micahel Bush,Foster isnt going anywhere what do you guys think what should the Jets try and do here

    me Team Depth Age Yrs
    Exp. Rank
    Kahlil Bell CHI RB3 24 2
    Cedric Benson CIN RB1 28 6 #32
    Brock Bolen JAX 26 2
    Lorenzo Booker MIN RB3 27 4
    Ronnie Brown PHI RB2 29 6 #66
    Michael Bush OAK RB2 27 4 #27
    Rock Cartwright OAK 31 9
    Kevin Faulk NE 35 12
    Justin Forsett SEA RB2 26 3 #64
    Matt Forte CHI RB1 25 3 #4
    Arian Foster HOU RB1 25 2 #6
    Earnest Graham TB 31 8
    Ryan Grant GB RB2 28 5 #43
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE RB1 26 3 #15
    Ahmard Hall TEN RB4 32 5
    Jacob Hester SD RB4 26 3 #82
    Tim Hightower WAS 25 3
    Peyton Hillis CLE RB1 25 3 #31
    Thomas Jones KC RB2 33 11 #59
    Spencer Larsen DEN 27 3
    Stefan Logan DET 30 4 #95
    Kregg Lumpkin TB RB2 27 3
    Marshawn Lynch SEA RB1 25 4 #17
    Le'Ron McClain KC 26 4 #87
    Britt Miller STL 25 2
    Mewelde Moore PIT RB2 29 7 #71
    Maurice Morris DET RB1 32 9 #75
    Moran Norris SF 33 10
    Jerious Norwood STL RB3 28 5 #92
    Chris Pressley CIN 25 2
    Ray Rice BAL RB1 24 3 #2
    Owen Schmitt PHI RB4 26 3
    Jason Snelling ATL RB3 27 4 #67
    Mike Tolbert SD RB2 26 3 #26
    Ladainian Tomlinson NYJ RB2 32 10 #38
    Derrick Ward HOU RB3 31 7 #73
    Carnell Williams STL RB2 29 6 #68[/QUOTE]

    Michael Bush OAK
    Jason Snelling ATL
    Mike Tolbert SD
    Mewelde Moore PIT
    Tim Hightower WAS
    Matt Forte CHI (Not going anywhere)
    Ray Rice BAL (Not going anywhere)
    Marshawn Lynch
    Arian Foster (Prob not leaving)
    Peyton Hillis CLE
    Ryan Grant GB

    Other than those three guys i can see making some offers to a couple guys but we really need to pick up some O guys and the D players will work out but no more spending sprees on WRs unless they come cheap but we need Oline depth and another running back that will make an impact when hes in ...although i think Mcknight will become a pretty good back for us...and not too much seen from bilal. but we shall see im worried about making the playoffs first...than its whos coming whos going.:D

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    Brodrick Green, we need the big down hill type runner

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    Make a run for Matt Forte or draft a stud.

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;4259901]Let's get Marshawn Lynch in here[/QUOTE]

    he is amazing...so glad he is no longer in our division....

    we can go out and get any running back we want but if we don't get him carries it will be a moot point. Green averaged 6 yards a carry on Sunday but only rushed 13 times. I know he got injured and missed some of the game but there is no reason he didn't get at least 20 touches.

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    Michael Bush is waiting to explode. All he needs is the touches and he will make a big impact. I don't believe the Raiders will be able to keep him after paying McFadden and Palmer. He will walk and, if the Jets are smart, walk right into Florham Park. Sign a solid, veteran right tackle which allows our current rt to be a bench player.

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    [QUOTE=hatnlvr;4259913]Make a run for Matt Forte or draft a stud.[/QUOTE]

    As much as I would love to see Matt Forte in a Jet uniform next year, I can't believe the Bears will let him go. He will probably either sign with them in the offseason or he will get franchised.

    I think Michael Bush might be a more realistic option.

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    I'm not so sure the bears and texans will want to pony up big money for forte and foster, respectively. I think their is a shot one of them will be available, and if they are, I don't doubt tanny and Rex would be all over it. Both are great runners and receivers, could b dynamic.

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;4259901]Let's get Marshawn Lynch in here[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=hatnlvr;4259913]Make a run for Matt Forte or draft a stud.[/QUOTE]

    Looksy for sure.

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    Shonn Greene
    Joe McKnight
    Bilal Powell
    Draft a RB

    No need to spend big bucks on a RB...

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    Lynch or Forte no settling for mediocre anymore.

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    [QUOTE]Shonn Greene
    Joe McKnight
    Bilal Powell
    Draft a RB

    No need to spend big bucks on a RB... [/QUOTE]

    This.

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4259950]Shonn Greene
    Joe McKnight
    Bilal Powell
    Draft a RB

    No need to spend big bucks on a RB...[/QUOTE]
    Jets need an upgrade at the position. Greene is not a feature back and is too fragile. FA gives you more of a known quantity and the Jets have more needs than draft picks. I would love to see some of those guys on the team.

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4259950]Shonn Greene
    Joe McKnight
    Bilal Powell
    Draft a RB

    No need to spend big bucks on a RB...[/QUOTE]

    I think I agree...... but we need a LOT in the draft so if the price is right, a FA may be the way to go. We need O-Line and LB's who can actually tackle.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4259925]Michael Bush is waiting to explode. All he needs is the touches and he will make a big impact. I don't believe the Raiders will be able to keep him after paying McFadden and Palmer. He will walk and, if the Jets are smart, walk right into Florham Park. Sign a solid, veteran right tackle which allows our current rt to be a bench player.[/QUOTE]

    Raiders can afford to keep M Bush. Is that wise to invest that much in The Rb position while you have D MCfadden and Taiwan jones( Explosive back thats going to need touches next season) Both are two guys that can take it to the house from anywhere. Also Marcel reece- much more explosive player could take some ofg M Bush carries next season.

    There are alot oF M Bush types out there. Very good Rb's that can do everything very well, but don't strike fear in a defense.(no threat to score from anywhere)

    The raiders top freeagents they must sign of priority. 1 FB marcel Reece 2 Tyvon Branch 3 Khalif Barnes- solidify RT that been a problem for years. 4 M Bush
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    [QUOTE=Raider9175;4260031]Raiders can afford to keep M Bush. Is that wise to invest that much in The Rb position while you have D MCfadden and Taiwan jones( Explosive back thats going to need touches next season) Both are two guys that can take it to the house from anywhere.

    There are alot oF M Bush types out there. Very good Rb's that can do everything very well, but don't strike fear in a defense.(no threat to score from anywhere)

    The raiders top freeagents they must sign of priority. 1 FB marcel Reece 2 Tyvon Branch 3 Khalif Barnes- solidify RT that been a problem for years. 4 M Bush[/QUOTE]

    Agreed - Bush is a luxury, not a need for them. DMC has proven to be pretty fragile though. Not sure how that plays into it. Also remains to be seen what his market value is. On one level, he should be viewed as Michael Turner-esque. Despite his somewhat advanced age (he'll be 28 next season), he doesn't have the mileage that other backs have. I doubt he gets the money and opportunity that Turner did though.

    If his price tag isn't too high, I can see the Raiders bringing him back. But, I can also see him looking for greener pastures where he'll get the ball more. Especially if he keeps up his performance this year.

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4259950]Shonn Greene
    Joe McKnight
    Bilal Powell
    Draft a RB

    No need to spend big bucks on a RB...[/QUOTE]

    Exactly!!!

    There are few definites in regard to building an NFL team, but NOT paying for RBs is one of them. When has a team paying a FA RB ever worked out well? You think carolina loves that deal for Deangelo?

    Is greene as good as forte, no...but if you think the running game is his fault thats crazy. McKnight will be in his 3rd year and has big play potential to complement Greene's power running style.

    We drafted a RB last year when we didnt need one, to groom him to be our 3rd RB next year when LT retires. Very smart move as it wont tie up a lot of money in the position.

    We need to draft a RT and a safety and use FA to sign one big player (Cliff Avril)

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    [QUOTE=eaglenj;4260042]Exactly!!!

    There are few definites in regard to building an NFL team, but NOT paying for RBs is one of them. When has a team paying a FA RB ever worked out well? You think carolina loves that deal for Deangelo?

    Is greene as good as forte, no...but if you think the running game is his fault thats crazy. McKnight will be in his 3rd year and has big play potential to complement Greene's power running style.

    We drafted a RB last year when we didnt need one, to groom him to be our 3rd RB next year when LT retires. Very smart move as it wont tie up a lot of money in the position.

    We need to draft a RT and a safety and use FA to sign one big player (Cliff Avril)[/QUOTE]

    Mostly agree. We should not spend big bucks on an RB in FA. I'd be on board with signing the right RB in FA to a moderate contract, or using a high draft pick on an RB, if the value is there.

    At RB right now I think we are adequate, not in desperate need, but if we can improve the position without spending too much, go ahead. Greene is an average at best starting RB, I think McKnight makes a good pairing with him. I don't have much hope that Powell will become a serviceable backup (but then again McKnight didn't look like he'd be any good his rookie year.

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    [QUOTE=crasherino;4260038]Agreed - Bush is a luxury, not a need for them. DMC has proven to be pretty fragile though. Not sure how that plays into it. Also remains to be seen what his market value is. On one level, he should be viewed as Michael Turner-esque. Despite his somewhat advanced age (he'll be 28 next season), he doesn't have the mileage that other backs have. I doubt he gets the money and opportunity that Turner did though.

    If his price tag isn't too high, I can see the Raiders bringing him back. But, I can also see him looking for greener pastures where he'll get the ball more. Especially if he keeps up his performance this year.[/QUOTE]

    If it possible I think Raiders might hit Bush with transition tag This way they can match any offer or let him leave. This is a very deep FA RB class and most teams go with a two backs system now. Lowering the price to sign Rbs today in freeagency. I agree with you, I don't think M Bush going to break the bank this offseason. There are so many M Bush types out there. Its alot easier to find a Buish than a MCfadden.

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