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Zac Stacy is an example of how poorly managed our Rb contracts are.


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#37 MadHatter

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:20 AM

We have absolutely beaten this dead horse to death.

 

No one disagrees that the RB contracts are something we are working to get out from under....but, when are we going to let this go and stop making new threads about it.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:33 AM

Seriously, it's like fans in here are asking for another Foster situation. Have you not learned what happens to a run dominant offense when the feature back isn't talented like a Stewart... or a Charles or a Spiller or a Lynch? Oh, it'll get real the moment our back rushes for 21 yards on a 2.7 average.


It's not a matter to talent. It's a matter of paying your RBs a combined like 17$mil in cap space. It doesn't work in the NFL anymore. Sure, I would rather have someone as talented as Stewart. But not at that price.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:41 AM

its not just the salaries our RB's have, Hurney burned 2 First Round picks on both of them.  



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:46 AM

Should we mention that San Fran and Seattle both have highly paid running backs?


Yes, they have one highly paid featured RB. Which is a normal way of doing things unlike Carolina

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:48 AM

It's not a matter to talent. It's a matter of paying your RBs a combined like 17$mil in cap space. It doesn't work in the NFL anymore. Sure, I would rather have someone as talented as Stewart. But not at that price.


Blame Hurney's moronic ass then. He overpaid them. I'm not going to condemn our RBs just because of a poor business decision. Williams and Stewart have been good to us. The same goes for Johnson.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:06 AM

So how many rushing TDs does St Louis have on the year?

 

0

 

If every running back was as good as Tolbert and Williams then this might be a valid point but they aren't.  How many games has Barner played this year?  How many games has Armond Smith, or any other back we have drafted in the last 3 years?  If they are a dime a dozen then why don't we have their replacement on the roster already?  And if they are why are they getting no touches.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:35 AM

our rb's are overpaid compared to an unproven 5th round rookie?  woulda never thunk it, but glad it has been brought to our attention, thanks guy.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:36 AM

its not just the salaries our RB's have, Hurney burned 2 First Round picks on both of them.  

that was somewhat fair at the time for how our team was constructed, the extensions are what didnt make sense.  that was foxball and only an average qb



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:50 AM

2005 in Seattle  you all would have given your left nuts to have a second highly paid good running back..............



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:04 AM

We have absolutely beaten this dead horse to death.

No one disagrees that the RB contracts are something we are working to get out from under....but, when are we going to let this go and stop making new threads about it.

... And once gameday comes and our backs are doing their jobs you will never convince me that folks are thinking about contracts. Dead horse was never more appropriate. Hurney is long gone. I'm just going to enjoy DeAngelo while he is still here. This is one of those topics that attracts armchair GM's like flies. Its a safe topic to sound smart about. Funny thing is folks are scared to death that our developing players won't stay when it's time to sign, so there will never be a middle ground here. At the end of the day l simply tell myself it's not my money.... And now that Hurney is gone all I can do is look at the team as a whole and evaluate Gettleman as he works on our cap room and roster. I think he's doing a great job with what he started with. Let's see what he does moving through the off season.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:08 AM

the entire position is becoming less and less scarce as a first round talent as more and more teams go for the multi back system.

 

Backs not from the first in the past 5 years:

 

Eddie Lacy - 2nd round

Shady McCoy - 2nd round

Alf Mo- 6th round

Stevan Ridley -3rd

Leveon Bell - 2nd

DeMarco Murray - 3rd

Arian Foster Undrafted

Lamar Miller - 4th

Andre Ellington - 6th

Gio Bernard - 2nd

 

RB's picked in the first round in the past 5 years:

 

CJ Spiller - sucks this year

Ryan Mathews - sucks and always broken

Trent Richardson- sucks

Mark Ingram - sucks

doug martin - sucks this year

david wilson - sucks

Jahvid Best - Broken

Knowshon Moreno - Good this year only

Donald Brown - sucks

Chris Wells - sucks and no longer on a team

 

With the amount of punishment they take, it doesn't make sense to take a flyer on a RB that early unless you know that they will be adrian peterson or Barry sanders reborn. There has been plenty of RB talent in later parts of the draft over the past 5 years, hell there wasn't a RB taken in the first round this past year. The position is being devalued and it makes sense with the direction the league is going. 

 

 

 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

they deserved there money DWill just out of his prime and Stewart was supposed to be doing for us what Lacy doing for Green Bay he's just never healthy.

But barner/tolbert is the future