ALL OF THEM!!!! Your turn Canada.
ALL OF THEM!!!! Your turn Canada.
I understand all the blah blah blah about being behind creating less carries but have you ever seen Gore play or LT or R. Brown? Screen passes galore!!!!!!! All starts with the O LINE. Fix it and ALL offensive problems become 75% less than what they are now. Including the running game!
I am VERY consistant when it comes to this guy. Attitude yes. Top 3 back in the NFL,yes which makes him a great player. You make your team better by doing what helps the best players on the team do their job. He is bar far the best RB and second best player on the team! You guys are complaining about a guy who has a little attitude problem because he doesn't get the ball as much as he wants. God forbid we have Ray Lewis that is one if not the best defender in the league on the team. I bet I wouldn't hear anything about his murdering a$$ off the field, just how good he is!!!
Here's one for ya, name your favorite player and I bet there is something out there that he did to a fan or in public that was viewed badly by some that will always consider him a bad person. It happens to everyone that is in the public light at some point.
And I will name Priest Holmes. Ricky Williams? Brian Waters? Will Shields? Tony Boselli? Damon Huard? Doug Flutie?
Just because some people don't handle the fame well, doesn't mean that you can just label all people with fame as a**es.
Second, in that Denver game, I DID say the O Line played well. All RB's produce based on what their O line does. Yes, even Barry Sanders. Which O Line are you referring to that was designed for sweeps? 05 when he posted unbelievable numbers? So then design another one like that!!! Take advantage of what you have!!!!
LJ is better off the toss...
Thanks for all the yards, TDs, and memories, Priest!
"name your favorite player and I bet there is something out there that he did to a fan or in public that was viewed badly by some that will always consider him a bad person. It happens to everyone that is in the public light at some point."
You made the challenge. You do the leg-work.
But where is all of the 'top-three back in the league' nonsense coming from? It seems that he is only good when the o-line is good. What makes him so much better than the rest?
And he still doesn't do anything outside. He just gets his big gains when he bounces it out there. He is garbage on the toss most of the time. Even with all defenses giving him space out there.
He leads the league in rushing. But that is extremely mis-leading, and you know it. You really should quit using that.
I am not saying that someone else would be able to do alot better with what we have. But that doesn't make LJ a top-three HB in the league.
And I would bet that someone could do something.
Being able to accomplish nothing, where others could accomplish nothing is nothing.
Barry Sanders worked with some real garbage on his o-line, and never failed to post numbers by the end of a season.
I have zero doubt that Barry would gain 1500 yards with our current o-line, and would have with last seasons o-line. He was especially good at making something from nothing.
Well, because they didn't get to see The Donks on that particular Sunday. And because they aren't on teams that decided to run the ball, when down by double-digits.
LJ has had one big game, and The Donks certainly deserve alot of credit for that. And then he had another 100+ yard game, but that was because The Chiefs gave-up and decided to get LJ his stats, while the Falcons were all-but playing 'prevent'.
Most everyone here knows that I am all about the offensive line. (Actually, both lines.) So you will find it difficult to get me to disagree that LJ would do alot better with a better o-line.
But I feel that most any HB would do well given those circumstances.
I think that LJ is an excellent runner, at times. But that is about the extent of it. He could be a great receiver out of the backfield, but he has yet to do that. He could be an excellent blocker, but he seemingly refuses to do that. He could even be an excellent teammate, but he hasn't done that either.
I would favor keeping him if we did have the o-line to support LJ. But we don't, and even through free agency, building an o-line takes more than one off-season, because it generally takes one year for a group to 'gel'.
After this season, and next, we will have been paying him for three season, as much more than what we will be able to get out of him.
That would be three seasons of paying for Superman, and getting Jimmy Olsen.
And that is assuming that we actually go and make a real push to fix our o-line. I seriously doubt that we will. I have never known a team to have such a glaring need for it, and put so little effort into it, as we did this past off-season. So I wouldn't be surprised to see us pass on the issue this off-season.