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    Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

    [size=13pt]Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?[/size]

    By JOHN BRANCH
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    Published: November 25, 2007



    The debate has simmered for a decade, at least since the Denver Broncos began making a habit of turning unsung players into 1,000-yard rushers. Other championship-caliber teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, began casting aside top running backs, finding younger and cheaper alternatives with no regrets.



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    By JOHN BRANCH
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    Published: November 25, 2007



    The debate has simmered for a decade, at least since the Denver Broncos began making a habit of turning unsung players into 1,000-yard rushers. Other championship-caliber teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, began casting aside top running backs, finding younger and cheaper alternatives with no regrets.
    I'll agree that there are more important, less talent-scarce positions than running back, but is Mel Kiper telling me that he wouldn't have drafted Adrian Peterson in the first round?
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    Re: Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

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    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?[/size]

    By JOHN BRANCH
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    Published: November 25, 2007



    The debate has simmered for a decade, at least since the Denver Broncos began making a habit of turning unsung players into 1,000-yard rushers. Other championship-caliber teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, began casting aside top running backs, finding younger and cheaper alternatives with no regrets.
    I'll agree that there are more important, less talent-scarce positions than running back, but is Mel Kiper telling me that he wouldn't have drafted Adrian Peterson in the first round?
    Ludicrous. :
    so next time we see Mel fawning over a RB who he feels should be top of the draft we'll remember what he said... thats why he such a draft guru
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    Re: Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

    Yes, if there's a good o-line most NFL caliber RBs would rush for over 1000 yds.
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    Re: Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "BBQ" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?[/size]

    By JOHN BRANCH
    nytimes.com


    Published: November 25, 2007



    The debate has simmered for a decade, at least since the Denver Broncos began making a habit of turning unsung players into 1,000-yard rushers. Other championship-caliber teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, began casting aside top running backs, finding younger and cheaper alternatives with no regrets.
    I'll agree that there are more important, less talent-scarce positions than running back, but is Mel Kiper telling me that he wouldn't have drafted Adrian Peterson in the first round?
    Ludicrous. :
    so next time we see Mel fawning over a RB who he feels should be top of the draft we'll remember what he said... thats why he such a draft guru
    :P
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    Re: Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "BBQ" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?[/size]

    By JOHN BRANCH
    nytimes.com


    Published: November 25, 2007



    The debate has simmered for a decade, at least since the Denver Broncos began making a habit of turning unsung players into 1,000-yard rushers. Other championship-caliber teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, began casting aside top running backs, finding younger and cheaper alternatives with no regrets.
    I'll agree that there are more important, less talent-scarce positions than running back, but is Mel Kiper telling me that he wouldn't have drafted Adrian Peterson in the first round?
    Ludicrous. :
    so next time we see Mel fawning over a RB who he feels should be top of the draft we'll remember what he said... thats why he such a draft guru
    :P
    I know that some on here think that mock drafts and the whole stuff around them is kindof dumb, however, I love the shit.

    Mel K is someone from that world that I can do without though.
    Pompass ass if you ask me.
    ESPN could do better by stealing someone like Mike Mayock.
    He has his issues sometimes but he is a hell of alot better to listen to that Mr. Hair.
    I like it too, but like you mar I just can't stand kiper. He'll rip a team up and down but he's often wrong. Just like the vikes "should have" drafted jarrett over sid the kid. Looks like duane is doing real good for Carolina. /sarcasm off
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    Re: Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

    i stopped reading after:

    Taylor, a sixth-round choice of the Baltimore Ravens in 2002, never gained more than 714 yards in a season until the Vikings signed him as a free agent in 2006. Then he gained 1,216 — not enough, apparently, to persuade the Vikings to pass on Peterson on draft day.
    is he saying that we shouldnt haven taken peterson.. what is this guy even trying to say?

    i wont even merit this with any more of my response. what a waste
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    Re: Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "BBQ" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Running the Ball: Anyone Can Do It?[/size]

    By JOHN BRANCH
    nytimes.com


    Published: November 25, 2007



    The debate has simmered for a decade, at least since the Denver Broncos began making a habit of turning unsung players into 1,000-yard rushers. Other championship-caliber teams, like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, began casting aside top running backs, finding younger and cheaper alternatives with no regrets.
    I'll agree that there are more important, less talent-scarce positions than running back, but is Mel Kiper telling me that he wouldn't have drafted Adrian Peterson in the first round?
    Ludicrous. :
    so next time we see Mel fawning over a RB who he feels should be top of the draft we'll remember what he said... thats why he such a draft guru
    :P
    I know that some on here think that mock drafts and the whole stuff around them is kindof dumb, however, I love the shit.

    Mel K is someone from that world that I can do without though.
    Pompass ass if you ask me.
    ESPN could do better by stealing someone like Mike Mayock.
    He has his issues sometimes but he is a hell of alot better to listen to that Mr. Hair.
    My favorite all time draft moment was when Bill Tobin ripped Kiper a new one for criticizing his draft picks.

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