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    Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    Hi folks. I am one of the few that thinks it is possible that Chester Taylor might ask for a trade before next season. (I Hope I am Wrong)

    I have a few questions that I would like to get some feed back about from all of you.

    1. If Taylor does want out of Minnesota what direction should be go with a trade?? Draft pick/another Vet player?? Combo?? Obviously we want the best deal possible. What might that consist of?

    2. If he does stay with Peterson in the backfield this season, how often should these backs take turns in the lineup?? (I remember seeing them switch in and out on every other series, and often every other play)

    There has been a lot of discussion already about Chester Taylors Fumble issues and dropped passes on several threads, but rarely any speculation on why he had such a poor season with these areas.

    3. Why do you think he put so many on the turf in 07?

    I have a theory that some of it could be (Possibly) because of to much rotation with AD. My thinking on this was based on hearing what other players have said about substituting in and out of games (Alternating series) and my own experiences as a younger player.

    4. Could part of C.Tays troubles be because of lack of concentration/not getting into the flow of the game/coming in virtually cold after every offensive series??
    (I hated starting at my position and having to come out of the game for a few plays cooling down and then trying to go again at full tilt after sitting for more than 5-8 minutes.) Can you get into the rythm of the game as well with excessive substitutions? Is that even a consideration at this level of play?

    5. Could Injuries be more of a factor when players rotate like this??

    Just curious about what you all think about this.

    Thanks ahead of time for your answers/thoughts.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    "Frostbite" wrote:
    Hi folks. I am one of the few that thinks it is possible that Chester Taylor might ask for a trade before next season. (I Hope I am Wrong)

    I have a few questions that I would like to get some feed back about from all of you.

    1. If Taylor does want out of Minnesota what direction should be go with a trade?? Draft pick/another Vet player?? Combo?? Obviously we want the best deal possible. What might that consist of?

    2. If he does stay with Peterson in the backfield this season, how often should these backs take turns in the lineup?? (I remember seeing them switch in and out on every other series, and often every other play)

    There has been a lot of discussion already about Chester Taylors Fumble issues and dropped passes on several threads, but rarely any speculation on why he had such a poor season with these areas.

    3. Why do you think he put so many on the turf in 07?

    I have a theory that some of it could be (Possibly) because of to much rotation with AD. My thinking on this was based on hearing what other players have said about substituting in and out of games (Alternating series) and my own experiences as a younger player.

    4. Could part of C.Tays troubles be because of lack of concentration/not getting into the flow of the game/coming in virtually cold after every offensive series??
    (I hated starting at my position and having to come out of the game for a few plays cooling down and then trying to go again at full tilt after sitting for more than 5-8 minutes.) Can you get into the rythm of the game as well with excessive substitutions? Is that even a consideration at this level of play?

    5. Could Injuries be more of a factor when players rotate like this??

    Just curious about what you all think about this.

    Thanks ahead of time for your answers/thoughts.

    Cheers!
    What troubles for Chester are you talking about, FB?
    Seriously - all the press has to say about him here is that he's happy with his role and felt fresh at the end of the year!

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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    A lot of the answers you are looking for are in this Chester thread here:

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=41177.0

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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    Well...I think both AD and C.Tay had some issues with (To Many) dropped balls and fumbles. I was wondering about possible reasons for this. I have read many posts about how disappointed some of the fans are (here) about these issues this season. Thus the questions?

    Cheers!
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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    "Frostbite" wrote:
    Well...I think both AD and C.Tay had some issues with (To Many) dropped balls and fumbles. I was wondering about possible reasons for this. I have read many posts about how disappointed some of the fans are (here) about these issues this season. Thus the questions?

    Cheers!
    1 fumble is too many.
    Other than that I do not think there is a crisis here.

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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    I'd favor a running back by committee approach. Keep CT (and obviously the ROY). Keep Mewelde Moore. Keep Tahi. Keep T-Rich. Get Ron Dayne, Ray Rice (Rutgers), and Owen Schmitt (WVU). Keep changing running backs during the game semi-randomly. Run wild on them guys. This might be crazy, but I think it could work.


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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    Thanks for the thread referral Ultravikingfan. I remember participating in that thread awhile back, but not much was discussed about reasons behind some of the key TOs made by both AD and C.Tay or the number of fumbles?? I think his ratio of fumbles per amount of carries was a bit high in 07 and I was hoping to get some possible answers from some of you more knowledgable fans here.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "Frostbite" wrote:
    Well...I think both AD and C.Tay had some issues with (To Many) dropped balls and fumbles. I was wondering about possible reasons for this. I have read many posts about how disappointed some of the fans are (here) about these issues this season. Thus the questions?

    Cheers!
    1 fumble is too many.
    Other than that I do not think there is a crisis here.
    I echo Ultra.
    The local press (remember, I'm here in the TC, so I hear it all) has said *nothing* about issues between CT and Purple Jesus.
    And nothing about Chester being unhappy with his role.

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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    Chester is a good #1 option, we all know that. Players that are good enough to start, want to start. I could see it happening. It's hard to say what we want, because we don't know how FA will unfold...

    As for a backup for AD, whose pass blocking should be much improved, so he can take the field more.

    Chris Brown, UFA, Tennessee Titans
    Brown has battled injuries throughout his young career, and consistency has been a major issue as well, but he started off 2007 in a strong fashion. He ran for 175 yards to open the season and there was hope that he was in for a big year. However, his 46 yards in week thirteen is his second highest rushing total on the season. He has backed up LenDale White and done a decent job, but hasn’t had the chance to run impressively as he did very early on. His upright running style is something he has worked to improve, and he was able to rush for over 1,000 yards in 2004, when he was still raw. Totals of 442 rushing yards and four touchdowns will earn him a backup role somewhere, if he doesn’t want to stay in Tennessee.

    Justin Fargas UFA Oakland Raiders
    Fargas may still best be known for who his father is, but he’s trying to change that during a season that has seen him carry the ball much more with starter Lamont Jordan hobbled by injuries. He’s rushed for over 1,000 yards while averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He’s added 188 receiving yards, and found the endzone four times. He hit the century mark for rushing yards four times as well. And injury kept him out during week sixteen, and he’ll miss the final game of the season as well. There’s a strong chance that the Raiders retain him, as head coach Lane Kiffin has said he wants to keep Fargas. There will be a few teams that show some interest outside of Oakland, though, and Fargas could seek bigger dollars elsewhere.
    Vernand Morency, RFA, Green Bay Packers
    Morency headed into 2007 facing a knee injury, and he didn’t have a chance to play until week four. By that time, the Packers rushing attack had struggled mightily, and other backs were being given a shot. His 43 rushing yards and 48 receiving yards in week five was his best effort, but once Ryan Grant started and took over in week eight, the other Packers backs were relegated to the bench. The Packers will move on from Morency, since they have likely found their feature back, while Morency will have to look for a backup role somewhere.
    http://www.footballsfuture.com/2008/nfl/freeagentsRB.html

    Any of those 3 would be capable imo.

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    Re: Two Headed Monster/RB questions?

    I think Chester is going to want out ... as we have discussed on other threads Frost.
    I would love to see us try to get a backup like Vernand Morency (great pass-catching third-and-long option) or Chris Brown.
    the biggest problem with unloading Chester is of course if Adrian goes down ... but as good as Chester is ... I think this team will be built around All Day and if he goes down ... we are going to have to get by ... whether it be Chester or MeMo or some new guy. Chester definitely blocks the best of all our backs ... but Adrian will improve and see the field even more next year. We should take whatever Draft picks we can get for Chester Taylor (without getting too ripped off).
    No matter what you think of Childress ... he drafts people who contribute (Greenway, Griffin, Allison, Peterson, McCauley, Robison, T-Jack and Cook) ... so I would trust him with building through the draft one more time ... and the more picks, the merrier.

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