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Thread: Ranking the NFL running backs

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    Ranking the NFL running backs

    This is a team by team analysis that was posted a few months back on NFL.com

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5776936


    Out of 32 teams, they ranked the Jets dead last, saying this:

    Curtis Martin is 33, and the inevitable decline phase of his career hit him like a ton of bricks in 2005. Running backs just don't rebound from the kind of season Martin had last year. It's time for the young Jets to step up, but there's not much there. Derrick Blaylock failed to accomplish much of anything in his first year with the team, and rookie Cedric Houston was mediocre. Veteran fullback Jerald Sowell is gone, replaced with B.J. Askew, who has very little experience aside from special teams. It will be easier going for the backs behind first-round offensive linemen D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold, but by midseason the Jets may find themselves wishing they had found a way to get Reggie Bush. The Official Football Outsiders Favorite Rookie, fullback Nick Hartigan, has a better chance of making the roster with New York than just about any other team in the league.


    San Fran ranked 29 in their analysis. Here's what the article says about them:

    Cadillac Williams won Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he didn't even have the highest rushing DPAR among rookie running backs. That title belonged to Frank Gore of the lowly 49ers. The Kevan Barlow experiment has been a complete failure, but Gore and Maurice Hicks have the potential to be a serviceable running back pair. Of course, when you have "potential" to be "serviceable," you fall into the range of damning with faint praise. And that's right about 29th out of 32.


    I know some people are excited about KB, but I am not one of them. Like I said the other day, it's not the QB that will be the problem for the Jets this year -- it's the lack of a running game.

    Please don't mention the preseason game against the skins. That doesn't mean jack squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonio_JetFan
    Like I said the other day, it's not the QB that will be the problem for the Jets this year -- it's the lack of a running game.

    New day, still wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    New day, still wrong.

    This thread will still be in the archives at the end of the season, right?

    I guess we'll see who's wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonio_JetFan
    This thread will still be in the archives at the end of the season, right?

    I guess we'll see who's wrong.

    We shall see what we shall see, me lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonio_JetFan
    This thread will still be in the archives at the end of the season, right?

    I guess we'll see who's wrong.
    It's almost like jack black yelled that himself.

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    So you two Jets fans are already fighting about the reason the Jets will suck BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxboroFanatic2
    So you two Jets fans are already fighting about the reason the Jets will suck BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS?

    No we are arguing about what will be the weak part of the team that, ironically, does not stop us from kicking the fag Patriots a$$es twice and winning the division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    No we are arguing about what will be the weak part of the team that, ironically, does not stop us from kicking the fag Patriots a$$es twice and winning the division.
    Wanna bet? On either of those ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    No we are arguing about what will be the weak part of the team that, ironically, does not stop us from kicking the fag Patriots a$$es twice and winning the division.
    Hoo-Rah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxboroFanatic2
    Wanna bet? On either of those ideas?

    I never bet on the Jets, just horses. Beating the Patriots will be satisfying enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxboroFanatic2
    So you two Jets fans are already fighting about the reason the Jets will suck BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS?

    Is that any more pathetic than homo-erotic Tom Brady worshipers trolling on a Jets forum?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    I never bet on the Jets, just horses. Beating the Patriots will be satisfying enough.
    Thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonio_JetFan
    Is that any more pathetic than homo-erotic Tom Brady worshipers trolling on a Jets forum?

    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxboroFanatic2
    Thought so.
    If it is so wonderful to be a Patriots fan, why are you here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    No we are arguing about what will be the weak part of the team that, ironically, does not stop us from kicking the fag Patriots a$$es twice and winning the division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    If it is so wonderful to be a Patriots fan, why are you here?
    Maybe he misses Mangini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaynard
    If it is so wonderful to be a Patriots fan, why are you here?
    Makes me appreciate what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxboroFanatic2
    Yes

    Ok then. Just checking. You can finish off that bottle of "Jerkins" to this.




    Don't forget to clean up after yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonio_JetFan
    Ok then. Just checking. You can finish off that bottle of "Jerkins" to this. Don't forget to clean up after yourself.
    LOL...always going for the gay stuff huh? Wonder whats up with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxboroFanatic2
    Makes me appreciate what I have.

    And how long have you "had" it? Five years? Were you a Rams fan before that? Maybe a Cowboys fan?

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