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August-23rd-2006, 03:07 PM
many just don't get the "join an exisiting thread where this is being discussed concept" :) ...I hope the No New Threads deal won't start to look like a good answer for this group too :( ...
August-23rd-2006, 03:11 PM
he ran the option at U-DubDid he really? Wow. That would be sweet. :D
August-23rd-2006, 03:17 PM
El was an option QB. Run a Winged T. Clinton and El at halfback and Duckett in the middle. Reverses, double reverses, passes off of double reverses. Sweeps with two pitchouts. Talk about fun.
Ran it in 60 lb ball with 2 ex U of MD runningback as coaches. We had a ball.
August-23rd-2006, 03:18 PM
El was an option QB. Run a Winged T. Clinton and El at halfback and Duckett in the middle. Reverses, double reverses, passes off of double reverses. Sweeps with two pitchouts. Talk about fun. Heh, that probably would look something like rugby. :laugh:
August-23rd-2006, 03:24 PM
Heh, that probably would look something like rugby. :laugh:
It was chaos theory. We shredded.
August-23rd-2006, 03:29 PM
Ducketts nickname is also 'Diesel.'
Of course Riggo will always be 'THE Diesel.'
Should we bring out the horns again?
August-23rd-2006, 03:33 PM
So when Dunn came back, Duckett was utilized more as a goalline back, which hurt his average?
Correct. If you are not getting as many touches a game and when you are getting the touches they are only for 1 or 2 yards a carry--your average will drop. Warrick Dunn was/is the Falcons number 1 back, Duckett just filled in the starter role while Dunn went down.
August-23rd-2006, 03:40 PM
Riggins/ Joe Washington '81-85
George Rogers/ Kelvin Bryant '86-89
Gerald Riggs/ Earnest Byner '89-91
This trade makes perfect sense and gives Gibbs the 1/2 punch he has always needed. If you look at Gibbs' history he has never relied on one back to the extent that he has relied on Portis. While Betts is good and may be better than we know, he is not the inside power back in the mold of the Gibbs power backs listed above AND Gibbs inherited Betts, which should not be discounted. Betts can run inside, but is not the bruisier Gibbs wants to compliment Portis as the outside/ home run threat. If anyone knows what Gibbs wants in his top 2 backs it is RBs coach Byner who was behind the 7th round Broughton pick last year, knowing even with a capable backup on the roster that Gibbs still yearned for that power back. This trade came from the top and gives Gibbs the best running back combo he has ever had, and anyone who thinks any different doesn't know what the hell they are talking about
LOL! I'll take Riggins and Joe Washington thank you.
The other problem with your scenario is that in each case, the bruising back was the primary back. As it exists now, Portis is still obviously the primary back, but he would be Joe Washington to Duckett's Riggins. While on the surface it looks like the same formula, it's actually opposite.
No doubt in my mind that this is a direct result of not being able to pound the ball in the endzone for the past two years. The guys we drafted, Nemo and White haven't shown they can get it done.
Duckett will be a goal-line short yardage back, not a featured back.
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