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#30 : January 24, 2009, 07:03:49 PM

we should address the rbs in FA not in the draft.

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#31 : January 24, 2009, 07:09:53 PM

we should address the rbs in FA not in the draft.

Why??

Of all the positions, RB is the one with the quickest transition time from college to pro. It also has the shortest life expectancy.




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#32 : January 24, 2009, 07:20:03 PM

on a scale of 1-10. 10 being best, I'd give it a 5.

Mediocre is the word I think of when we our running game is discussed.

It's not the oline - it's a combination of our horrible luck with injuries and the age of our RBs.

Graham - not many miles, good hands, a good-great back.  

Cadillac - not many miles, questionable hands, certainly injury prone

Dunn - lots of miles, good hands, older.  a good-great back.

Smith - young, learning and needs to focus on the return game/special teams for now.

If the DT situation is addressed in FA, I would not have issue with this regime putting the card in for Wells or Moreno at 19.

I would be surprised though...   This class is pretty deep at RB.  

Who's out there in FA?  

We need a back.  QB - DT are equal in my head - RB is next.

 


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#33 : January 24, 2009, 07:56:26 PM

we should address the rbs in FA not in the draft.

Why??

Of all the positions, RB is the one with the quickest transition time from college to pro. It also has the shortest life expectancy.
Agreed. Free agent running backs usually one step from being out of the league. Michael Turner type players are rare. You need to be the one to draft them so they still have a lot of tread on their tires.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#34 : January 25, 2009, 03:31:20 AM

   

Who's out there in FA?   

We need a back.  QB - DT are equal in my head - RB is next.

 




Ward is a free agent......young, not a lot of miles on him.   Wouldn't break the bank.

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#35 : January 25, 2009, 08:24:41 AM

I actually want the FB spot upgraded. Askew is sort of a FB but he's not a huge thumper in the Lo Neal type mode he's almost more of a tweener type FB/RB. Nice thing is it is  cheap, cheap, cheap spot to upgrade.

Really, our RB situation is all about the injuries. If everyone is fine, we're fine but RB's with leg injuries is a bad thing and Caddy's mental state more than his physical state will worry me when he heals up.


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#36 : January 25, 2009, 09:38:01 AM

please do not call caddy injury prone

He's started 32 out of 64 games. What exactly should we call him?

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#37 : January 25, 2009, 10:00:13 AM

dalbuc...nice to see you back...but have to disagree....Askew is the best blocking FB we've had in a long time ...and he can catch too...thumper or not.

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#38 : January 25, 2009, 10:12:01 AM

Time to get rid of Dunn (pronounced "Done").

If he can't be an EVERYDOWN back, and can't break any big runs, time to show him the door.




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#39 : January 25, 2009, 10:47:13 AM

That question can be answered with another question; are we going to a zone blocking scheme?  If so, Graham would be fantastic in that north south style. 

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#40 : January 25, 2009, 10:59:07 AM

Not a good situation.  Must be upgraded.

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#41 : January 25, 2009, 11:12:32 AM

That question can be answered with another question; are we going to a zone blocking scheme?  If so, Graham would be fantastic in that north south style. 

I have no problem with Graham. I do have a problem with the fact that he's not played a full season....whatever the reason. For that reason the Bucs need someone of good quality to team him with and that guy has to be able to take the reigns full time if needed. Dunn demonstrated he's not that guy this past season. Caddy isn't the guy either. So the Bucs need to bring a guy in and that guy needs to be able to play right away.

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#42 : January 25, 2009, 11:22:28 AM

That question can be answered with another question; are we going to a zone blocking scheme?  If so, Graham would be fantastic in that north south style. 

I have no problem with Graham. I do have a problem with the fact that he's not played a full season....whatever the reason. For that reason the Bucs need someone of good quality to team him with and that guy has to be able to take the reigns full time if needed. Dunn demonstrated he's not that guy this past season. Caddy isn't the guy either. So the Bucs need to bring a guy in and that guy needs to be able to play right away.

I agree that the days of the 400 touch RB's are long gone.  Graham however is a perfectly acceptable 1B type RB.

The issue with guessing the RB now is that w/o knowing the OC and the style of blocking is fruitless.  Regardless, we know that going back with a Graham/Dunn/Caddy/Askew backfield wont get it done. 

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#43 : January 25, 2009, 11:48:17 AM

Need a 3rd-4th rd RB that can be a change of pace... IE JJ, Jory Sheets etc

Its a must IMO we get a 3rd down that can be a game breaker

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