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Thread: Derrick Blaylock in 2006

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    Derrick Blaylock in 2006

    While theres been a few topics about what the Jets will do with Bollinger in 2006 how about Derrick Blaylock. I mean he was brought in to be Martin's backup but with the draft picks of Brad Smith and Leon Washington and Cedric Houston where does Blaylock stand on this team. I know Houston hada car accident but if he is back for training camp where does this leave Blaylock for the 2006 season. The Jets have kickreturn players Miller, Dwight, Cotchrey and Houston who have returned kickoffs before and have been good at it. Plus Houston did a decent job at the end of the season when Martin got hurt. So is Blaylock odd man out in the RB group or goes he stay and Brad Smith gets moved to WR.

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    I think he may be the odd man out but camp might decide that. If he comes back fully recovered and plays great in camp and pre season then he still might stick but I think the odds are against him at this point.

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    Blaylock is going to get the


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    It never hurts to have alot of "speedy shifty" players that you can challenge the
    defense with. Its possible that you could have some offensive sets with both
    Blaylock & Washington in the backfield.

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    just dont forget the blaylock is an excelent special teams player and was dante halls best blocker in KC....i say that gives him the edge.

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    Despite being drafted with a "RB" tag to his name during the draft, I'm pretty sure the plan is to use Brad Smith as a WR. I think you'll see Washington, Houston, and Martin as the RB's come the start of the season with Blaylock being cut since he makes the most money of the backups.

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    I think this year you will see a nice mix of ...Martin , Blaylock, and Houston..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayo32382
    Despite being drafted with a "RB" tag to his name during the draft, I'm pretty sure the plan is to use Brad Smith as a WR. I think you'll see Washington, Houston, and Martin as the RB's come the start of the season with Blaylock being cut since he makes the most money of the backups.
    whats the hit if we cut him?

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    I think Blaylock is definately gone. We just drafted a similar player (Washington) who is younger and cheaper.

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    blaylock should be gone, as he showed little of the ability he apparently had while in KC, likely because that o-line makes anybody look good running the ball...he may be a good special teamer, but that shouldnt keep him on the roster, especially since we have a young scatback in leon washinton anyway to serve as our "fast shifty runner" in any rotation we have...so, see ya derrick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by emslave
    whats the hit if we cut him?
    $1,225,000+$1,335,000=2,560,000 dollar hit before 6/1

    After 6/1
    640,000 in dead money this year
    1,920,000 in dead monet on 2007 cap

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    ... if healthy, my guess: he will remain c-m's backup and be used situationally ... mostly 3rd downs ... ala warrick dunn and tiki barber ... but with fewer touches than those 2 ...




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    no way do we cut blaylock.

    we're in good cap shape, and we dont need the savings.

    he's a great special teams player.

    he's a solid RB who, just because he was hurt most of last year, shouldnt suddenly fall off the face of the earth.

    i'd say blaylock gets 150 carries next year for about 600yds

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    If we keep him he could be used as a third down back as well as on special teams. Theres nothing wrong with having 4 RBs and a fullback.

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    Too much dumping on Blaylock. Remember Edwards wasn't using him in the
    early part of the year. Then when it looked like he may get some carries he
    broke his foot and didn't return until the season was almost over.

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    I was excited about Blaylock before the season. Lets see what he can do.

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    His yds per carry per career is 4.5 yds per carry as a backup. He has some ability.


    Recent Career Rushing Receiving Fumbles
    Year Team G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg Lng YAC 1stD TD Fum FumL
    2003 Kansas City 16 22 112 7.0 5.1 2 15 181 11.3 12.1 63 11.0 5 1 1 0
    2004 Kansas City 12 118 539 44.9 4.6 8 25 246 20.5 9.8 30 10.1 10 1 0 0
    2005 NY Jets 7 17 53 7.6 3.1 0 3 17 2.4 5.7 10 3.0 0 0 0 0
    Career Totals (Full) 47 173 776 16.5 4.5 10 48 491 10.4 10.2 63 10.0 17 2 1 0

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    Give Blaylock a break. Walter Payton would have got stuffed with our ol.

    Same for Curtis. You don't go from leading the league to stinking in a year.

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    I am Very Against the Running back by committee style.

    Just ask the Raiders how its worked out for them...

    you get someone in there that finally gets his rhythm, then he's taken out for whatever reason.

    Don't be fooled by Curtis' bad numbers last year, that had nothing to do with Curtis, and Everything todo with our line.

    you will see a new Curtis this year Assuming Brick and Mangold are the real deal.

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    blaylock will be backing up curtis...he blows houston away, and they arent gonna have a rookie backing up curtis....look wut blaylock did in KC when Priest was hurt that year.....

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