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    Greene better watch his back with Gannaway...

    I think Gannaway is bigger, faster and hungrier than Greene and he's a tremendos character and team leader. I see very little bust potential here, if he stays healthy we got ourselves a heck of a bellcow with runaway speed i might add.

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    I agree with the sentiment of the post, but where in these #'s do you see "runaway" speed?

    40 Time: 4.67 40 Low: 4.54 40 High: 4.76

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    He doesn't have runaway speed but he did run 4.5's at his proday and had a lot better build than at the combine. Says he was "injured" during combine. Not believing it, but atleast he did improve it.

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    Ridiculous statement.

    Greene's the starter. Nuff said.

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    his pro day was at Baylor.... a notoriously fast track.

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    I may be wrong but I think.there is room for both Greene and Ganaway if he is any good..

    How many series did Schotty doom to 3 and outs last year by using washed up LT as a rotational RB between the tackles (for 2 yds a carry) in recent seasons??

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    There is no such thing as a 6th round bust. If Gannaway plays, it becomes a steal. If he doesn't, it means Greene is better than a 6th rounder.

    Either way, I think there is a good chance this is Greene's last year with us.

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    [QUOTE=DDNYjets;4453082]There is no such thing as a 6th round bust. If Gannaway plays, it becomes a steal. If he doesn't, it means Greene is better than a 6th rounder.

    Either way, I think there is a good chance this is Greene's last year with us.[/QUOTE]

    agreed. i think they drafted greene's replacement this year. they'll test out mcknight and powell to see if either can morph into a pass catching rb.

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    Bilal Powell year to shine.

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    It always surprises me when Greene's abilities are denigrated...this guy is the starter and a good football player.

    It will be ground and pound by committee and Ganaway will be a complimentary back.

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    [QUOTE=sg3;4453078]I may be wrong but I think.there is room for both Greene and Ganaway if he is any good..

    How many series did Schotty doom to 3 and outs last year by using washed up LT as a rotational RB between the tackles (for 2 yds a carry) in recent seasons??

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    Much as I desperately wanted Trent Richardson it's insane how down people are on Shonn Greene and you rightly point out that SG was so often successful despite the eccentric play-calling..... the guy just ran for more than a grand despite apparently being no good and running behind an O-line that is universally considered to have been poor last year. We've only scratched the surface with SG and I wouldn't be at all surprised if this time next year everyone is bemoaning the loss of Greene in FA after he blows it up in 2012

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    [QUOTE=Redlichtie;4453111]Much as I desperately wanted Trent Richardson it's insane how down people are on Shonn Greene and you rightly point out that SG was so often successful despite the eccentric play-calling..... the guy just ran for more than a grand despite apparently being no good and running behind an O-line that is universally considered to have been poor last year. We've only scratched the surface with SG and I wouldn't be at all surprised if this time next year everyone is bemoaning the loss of Greene in FA after he blows it up in 2012[/QUOTE]

    It will be eye-opening to see how he does in Sparano's offense.

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    Am I the only one who thinks its Joe McKnights year???

    A rotation of McKnight and any one of Greene, Powell or Gannaway sounds like a plan to me.

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    [QUOTE=Tony Danza;4453144]Am I the only one who thinks its Joe McKnights year???

    A rotation of McKnight and any one of Greene, Powell or Gannaway sounds like a plan to me.[/QUOTE]

    i'd like to think they'll use him like miami used bush last year, as a pass catching rb rather than a between the tackles guy. sparano has always had rbs who can catch, and greene doesn't fit the mold. ganaway i've read has better hands than was used at baylor...

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    [QUOTE=DDNYjets;4453082]There is no such thing as a 6th round bust. If Gannaway plays, it becomes a steal. If he doesn't, it means Greene is better than a 6th rounder.

    Either way, I think there is a good chance this is Greene's last year with us.[/QUOTE]

    +1

    G-Way comes striaght out of a Baylor option-heavy offense.
    He fits well with the return to G+P, Sparano's offense with the TT package.
    I loved what Greene did for us in the past but he did it as a number 2 back

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    [QUOTE=jetlifer;4453109]It always surprises me when Greene's abilities are denigrated...this guy is the starter and a good football player.

    It will be ground and pound by committee and Ganaway will be a complimentary back.[/QUOTE]

    It's not that Greene's abilities are questioned; he is in a contract year, and we have three other running backs as of now. We might have another through a UDFA, and then there is FA and the draft next year. I don't think it will be worth paying Greene the money he will be asking for.

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    [QUOTE=Dcat;4453112]It will be eye-opening to see how he does in Sparano's offense.[/QUOTE]

    Hmm Bush had his first 1,000 yd season and 5 ypc for the Fins last year..

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    [QUOTE=CanadaSteve;4453163]It's not that Greene's abilities are questioned; he is in a contract year, and we have three other running backs as of now. We might have another through a UDFA, and then there is FA and the draft next year. I don't think it will be worth paying Greene the money he will be asking for.[/QUOTE]

    this plays into the prevailing nfl thoughts that rbs don't have that many productive years, why overpay him?

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    [QUOTE=Slikmojet;4453047]I think Gannaway is bigger, faster and hungrier than Greene and he's a tremendos character and team leader. I see very little bust potential here, if he stays healthy we got ourselves a heck of a bellcow with runaway speed i might add.[/QUOTE]

    G-way is a very punishing runner. He initiates hits. In a Ground and Pound attactk that sytle is most useful. When the D is ground down that is when guys like Joe mcKnight shine best getting huge chuncks of real estate. g-way is also able to get some real estate but has a quirk in his run style centering around his feet. That somewhat limits his initial burst but once he gets up and going he is a terror for opposing defenses!

    I am not going to run down Greene. he is hungry but had a dysfunctional OL last year and still did OK. This year with simplified blocking schemes its going to be more aggressive and I think Green, G-way and co are going to have a field day! This is a team game!

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    I laugh at the notion that 6th round draft picks are long shots.
    Back in the day, when I was walking five miles a day to school barefoot, the draft was twelve rounds and sixes were like threes today.


    I think Greene and Ganaway are comparable speed wise, but Ganaway seems a bit lighter on his feet. Shiftier and appears to have some moves and a bit of wiggle. Nothing wrong with some depth for when Greene gets his inevitable injury.

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