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    Ranking the RBs 1-16

    [size=13pt]Football Outsiders: Ranking the RBs 1-16[/size]

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    The value of running backs — and the importance placed on acquiring an elite one — has declined over the past several years.....

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    Re: Ranking the RBs 1-16

    They have a good chance to move up to at least 3 or better if the line comes together this year.

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    The emergence of successful running back committees across the league, the wide variance in running back performance from year to year and the dramatic impact of offensive line play on a running back's performance have shifted the perception of what a successful running back is, and the role he plays on a successful team.
    Two years ago & last offseason, many here laughed & scoffed at the idea of running back by commitee & adimently expressed the need for a full-time back.

    I wasn't one of them.

    Now it's becoming more of the norm & accepted & those same people who scoffed at it are now loving the 1-2 punch of C-Tay & AD.

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    Re: Ranking the RBs 1-16

    "singersp" wrote:
    The emergence of successful running back committees across the league, the wide variance in running back performance from year to year and the dramatic impact of offensive line play on a running back's performance have shifted the perception of what a successful running back is, and the role he plays on a successful team.
    Two years ago & last offseason, many here laughed & scoffed at the idea of running back by commitee & adimently expressed the need for a full-time back.

    I wasn't one of them.

    Now it's becoming more of the norm & accepted & those same people who scoffed at it are now loving the 1-2 punch of C-Tay & AD.
    and I'll admit I was one of those. It wasn't made clear originally if CT would be the man for the job all season and just followed a pattern where we had not had a clear starter tied down. Now that we know more of what Taylor can do and the potential that Peterson brings then having RB by committee is not a problem - as it is a definite plan as opposed to being the image of a coach who doesn't know what he's doing from week to week.
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    Re: Ranking the RBs 1-16

    I thought this quote from the article was interesting:

    While former Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress has begun to develop a team in the image of his former employer at wideout, Andy Reid never had a running back tandem quite like this.

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    good reading material. yeah a 1-2 punch AP & C-Taylor.
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    Our position of strength on the offense...besides the OL, that is.
    If the rest (TJack and the WRs) can step it up to even just mediocrity next season, we could do much better than the pundits think!
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    Re: Ranking the RBs 1-16

    Given how bad the Vikings are at the quarterback position


    that pissed me off, i would say unproven not bad

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    "tb04512" wrote:
    Given how bad the Vikings are at the quarterback position


    that pissed me off, i would say unproven not bad
    Agreed

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    "duvaldomo" wrote:
    "tb04512" wrote:
    Given how bad the Vikings are at the quarterback position


    that pissed me off, i would say unproven not bad
    Agreed
    #31 isn't bad, it could be worse.
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