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ESPN Insider: Top RB Combos

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http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8291064/nfl-nfl-top-10-running-back-combinations

Guess who's #1:

1. Carolina Panthers

(Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert)

Last year, Carolina ranked No. 1 in the NFL in overall rushing efficiency. And while Cam Newton's 706 yards helped the cause, the Panthers' backfield is loaded because there's high productivity, and no drop-off. Both Stewart and Williams averaged 5.4 yards per carry, fumbled one time combined and were Nos. 2 and 3 in the NFL in DVOA, meaning both were far better than the average runner in producing yards in any given play.

Then they went and added Tolbert, who combines the appeal of trying to tackle a 245-pound armadillo with a vastly underrated ability to catch the ball -- only Darren Sproles (86), Ray Rice (76) and Chris Johnson (57) had more catches among RBs than Tolbert (54) in 2011. This running game could be extremely effective in 2012; the backfield is loaded and diverse -- and that's not even counting Newton.

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I thought this was common knowledge...

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ESPN stating the obvious again.

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They usually reveal the first on their list... for the "obvious" reasons..

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Panthers have the best by far

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i miss being under the radar

*snicker*

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loved this...

Tolbert, who combines the appeal of trying to tackle a 245-pound armadillo with a vastly underrated ability to catch the ball

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well duh, and that's without even including Newton. still, need the o-line to gel early, tired of waiting til week 6 to get the run game going like every other year

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It's about damned time that a legit source started echoing my sentiments.

Just a month ago I posted a thread saying this, and people thought I was insane. Feels good to have my homeristic views be agreed by a respected media outlet.

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