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    Running Backs Smith or Bennett?

    "vikingstw" wrote:
    To late to argue this, bennetts starting.


    Actually it doens't matter who is starting, we can still argue who SHOULD start, and that is onterrio. So, if we lose on sunday, it will be all bennett's fault for starting. LOL

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    Running Backs Smith or Bennett?

    I like them both. Bennet has been running pretty good lately. Except for last week so much. I like Smith's energy and his drive to get the extra yards. I am with Cajun, play whoever gets hot first.

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    Running Backs Smith or Bennett?

    Bennett, I think he has done a good job on the limited running we have done as a team.

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    Re: Running Backs Smith or Bennett?

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    Looks like VU agrees with me too. Here is their article.



    Not all people assign significance to numbers. For example, when Daunte Culpepper went down last year, backup Gus Frerotte didn’t lose. On the other side, when Randy Moss sustained the first injury of his career, the Vikings suffered.

    But, Vikings coach Mike Tice is a “by the numbers” type of guy. He enjoys challenging the Ken Jennings-type Ubernerds at STATS Inc. On the next net-chat session, throw this number out, coach. Over the last two years, in games Michael Bennett has not been a factor, the Vikings are 12-3. Pause for a moment and reflect on that number. In games during that same span that Bennett has more than a cursory role in, the Vikings are 5-11.

    Some stats can be dismissed as anomalies. This one can’t. If two or more quarterbacks had such a disparity, there wouldn’t be a question about what direction a team would take. Should running back be any different?

    The bottom line is that the only Vikings with a lower average-per-carry number are wide receiver Kelly Campbell and fourth-down secret weapon Brian Russell. So Onterrio Smith is in the doghouse. So Mewelde Moore took too long to heal from an ankle injury. The numbers, as the sevants provide them, speak differently.

    The NFL likes to use the phrase “touches” when it pertains to running backs – the combination of rushing attempts and receptions. In a formula much less complicated than E=mc2, the touch numbers speak for themselves. Moore has 92 touches for 617 yards – a 6.7-yard per touch average. Smith has 151 touches for 890 yards – a 5.9-yard average. Bennett has 80 touches for 440 yards – a 5.5-yard average.

    Do the math for yourself. Whether the benchmark is record or production, success hasn’t been found with Bennett as the backfield bell cow. In a game dissected by numbers, maybe the Vikings hopes shouldn’t be pinned on No. 23.
    The only problem with your ( touch numbers) is that a lot of Bennett's touches have come with him coming back from an injury. You have to take that into consideration. His best runs have come recently after being back a few games. So I guess you can throw your ( touch numbers ) out the window.

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    Re: Running Backs Smith or Bennett?

    "mvikes84" wrote:
    "muchluv4moss" wrote:
    Looks like VU agrees with me too. Here is their article.



    Not all people assign significance to numbers. For example, when Daunte Culpepper went down last year, backup Gus Frerotte didn’t lose. On the other side, when Randy Moss sustained the first injury of his career, the Vikings suffered.

    But, Vikings coach Mike Tice is a “by the numbers” type of guy. He enjoys challenging the Ken Jennings-type Ubernerds at STATS Inc. On the next net-chat session, throw this number out, coach. Over the last two years, in games Michael Bennett has not been a factor, the Vikings are 12-3. Pause for a moment and reflect on that number. In games during that same span that Bennett has more than a cursory role in, the Vikings are 5-11.

    Some stats can be dismissed as anomalies. This one can’t. If two or more quarterbacks had such a disparity, there wouldn’t be a question about what direction a team would take. Should running back be any different?

    The bottom line is that the only Vikings with a lower average-per-carry number are wide receiver Kelly Campbell and fourth-down secret weapon Brian Russell. So Onterrio Smith is in the doghouse. So Mewelde Moore took too long to heal from an ankle injury. The numbers, as the sevants provide them, speak differently.

    The NFL likes to use the phrase “touches” when it pertains to running backs – the combination of rushing attempts and receptions. In a formula much less complicated than E=mc2, the touch numbers speak for themselves. Moore has 92 touches for 617 yards – a 6.7-yard per touch average. Smith has 151 touches for 890 yards – a 5.9-yard average. Bennett has 80 touches for 440 yards – a 5.5-yard average.

    Do the math for yourself. Whether the benchmark is record or production, success hasn’t been found with Bennett as the backfield bell cow. In a game dissected by numbers, maybe the Vikings hopes shouldn’t be pinned on No. 23.
    The only problem with your ( touch numbers) is that a lot of Bennett's touches have come with him coming back from an injury. You have to take that into consideration. His best runs have come recently after being back a few games. So I guess you can throw your ( touch numbers ) out the window.


    My touch #'s???? Dude it was an article on VU.

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