05-16-2012, 04:12 PM #111
haha, are you kidding me? Tobe is far better than anything Detroit has. He's better than anybody in Green Bay, Cincy, San Diego, Miami, Arizona, Indy, New England, Washington, Denver...maybe a few other teams. If he had come out in this year's draft, he'd have been snatched up.
05-16-2012, 05:46 PM #112
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Go look up Javhid Best highlights and then Toby Gerhart highlights and tell me Toby is better.I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
06-26-2012, 11:08 AM #113
As to his speed. Again, I've given 40 times. That in no way, nor have I every said he plays as fast as AD. Two different animals. My point is that he isn't that much slower. Again, been pretty consistent with that thought.
As to the teams you've listed, you are looking at a few of them and looking at backs that really haven't had a good year last year and a few haven't had a good year in 2 or 3 years.
In the end, were I seemed to "Put My Fut In My Mouth" the most on here is when I start talking about/comparing younger players to older players who have made a name for themselves. In my mind alot of them aren't living up to that name anymore.
Case in point, of late I have been on Whinny and K-dubb. Alot of people still seem to think they are the greatest when in fact neither has really been playing to that level.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
06-26-2012, 11:13 AM #114
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At some point opinions do need a bit of validity behind them to be taken to the next step.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
06-26-2012, 11:19 AM #115
Again, he will be asked to take on the starters role this year and will be a damn fine starter just like he has been when asked to before when AD went down.
Is he ever going to make you forget about AD? No, not saying that. All I'm saying is that he is a young back that has gotten better and better each year, that isn't as slow as most think (because of his size) that will do just fine as the starter until AD can get back to 100%.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
06-26-2012, 11:22 AM #116
Doesn't mean he can't be an effective back, just kind of silly whenever you throw things out like "isn't that much slower" or "is almost as fast". Read much better if you started with something like, he might not be as fast or explosive as AD, but he is a solid north/south runner who can be a very productive contributor and help hold the fort down if AD takes a while to come back.
06-26-2012, 11:24 AM #117
You know whats going to be fun this year? Digging this thread up and going over some of these RB's and their production.
In the end, just because they have a good name and reputation built over a few years doesn't mean they are still the same player.
Turner is one of those. 1 game over 75 yards after week 11. 1 game. That is a sure sign of a back that has been ridden hard and is on the down hill side of being in his prime.
Maybe I should question your credibility for at least not noting that it is a worthy discussion point my friend. In the end, its not about credibility, its about the discussion. RememberMany many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
06-26-2012, 11:28 AM #118
The same people who disagree with me took Toby's Low speed and compared it to AD's high speed. I could have done the same thing,,,,Took Toby's high speed and compared it to AD's low speed. Instead I gave all three for both.
This is nothing more than several posters on this site who think Rick took Toby to high and haven't liked him from the beginning because of it.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
06-26-2012, 12:50 PM #119
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I thought I gave you a good answer earlier on the difference in those times and how it looks on the field. Even through a video in there for a visual effect.
06-26-2012, 07:39 PM #120Asst. Coach
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They are more upset with Rick wasting an extra draft pick to move up and get him when it didn't appear necessary.
I believe we could have used help elsewhere and found a back up running back in a later round.
40 times don't seem too convincing in this case. Why do you suppose that is?