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Postby citti34 » Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:51 pm

That O-line is bad. I've watched a couple of those terrible games, and Bo Jackson (prime) would look like a bum running behind that line. Barlow is getting a lot of attention because he has had some mistakes following this bad running game. It cracks me up that people thought Barlow would start for this team and be a star. Barlow can be a good back, but not in this situation.
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Postby Keyser_WV » Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:10 pm

befo I do apologize because after re-reading my post it did come across more negative than I thought.

I don't get to see any SF games but all I have heard is that Barlow's attitude is his main problem. The game I did see he appeared to be playing soft to me.

Only time will tell about Hicks. We'll just have to see how it plays out.

I still think Barlow has the physical talent to be a top 10 fantasy back but it looks like his mental game is weak.

Oh well, Barlow is a bust this year but I may have to keep him next year if he is a starter because we keep 5 players.

So i will be hoping he turns things around.
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Postby Demented Avenger » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:15 am

Keyser_WV wrote:Ericson probably won't even be around next year so don't take anything he says seriously.


I have to disagree here. Erickson has 3 years left out of a five-year contract with a penny-pinching owner who will not want to waste all that money. Plus, there's no point in upgrading your stereo if you drive a pinto, if you get my drift.


Also, I don't think Hicks can keep it up; he came in fresh mid-game and busted off one 30 yard carry against Carolina's D, and that's about all he's done.

The niners have a terrible O-line, as well. Newberry, the pro-bowl center who led the offensive line last year, has been out most of the season. The right guard Smiley is a rookie, and the first round draft pick Harris isn't even a starter.

Fantasy-wise, it's tough to see Hicks ever being a better pick than Barlow (though I'd stay far away from both of them, at least until Newberry and Rattay are both healthy).
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Postby Original_Geek » Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:32 am

Demented Avenger wrote: Plus, there's no point in upgrading your stereo if you drive a pinto, if you get my drift.


If you're driving a Pinto, the stereo is all you have to live for - Pump that muthah up!
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:54 am

Well, Barlow looked like a piece of crap again. 9 carries for 20 yards, a 2.2 ypc.

Hicks didn't look stellar, but fared far better than KB. Hicks ended with 13 carries for 46 yards, a 3.5 ypc with 1 TD and 1 fumble. Hicks added 2 catches for 33 yards. Barlow had 3 catches for zero yards.

This round certainly goes to Hicks.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:18 am

Personally, I think barlow would run best out of the patented Cleveland (or Pittsburgh... but more Cleveland) 2 RB system. One to pound it in (Green, Barlow), and one pace-breaker, clutch play-maker (Suggs, ?). But Barlow is the man in SF. They have a terrifyingly horrible line, and lost their best O-lineman to FA. Give Barlow time.

And 35 is not getting old... we call that prime time around here. ;-D
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Postby The_Commish » Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:31 am

There isn't exactly a quick fix to the Niners. Lloyd will become a nice #2 NFL WR; they don't have an NFL starting QB (no I don't believe Rattay is anything but a backup) & their O-line is horrible. That's not even taking into account the defense -- whom I'll give the benefit of the doubt due to injuries to Andre Carter and Julian Peterson.

I still like Barlow for the future. If the Niners can address their O-line and QB problems in particular this offseason (which I don't think they'll sufficiently do), I'd take a shot on Barlow again. Given I don't believe they will, I'll likely take a pass on Barlow next year (and the future most likely).

He's running right now like Michael Pittman and Thomas Jones did in Arizona. I think all of Barlow's problems are mental. He knows the Niners suck & probably will continue to suck into the future.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:21 am

...and some of you thought me strange for starting this thread. Shame on you. :-b
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Postby fntsyrookie » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:17 am

Well I got completely screwed as I didn't expect Barlow to not get ANY frickin' playing time this week. Yeah, yeah, he hasn't done much, but c'mon...0 frickin' points out a fantasy back is pretty tough to take. Thanks alot Erickson. I hope you rot in hell, and Barlow breaks out next season. Tirade over. :-b
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Postby canned fuego » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:46 am

Well I got completely screwed as I didn't expect Barlow to not get ANY frickin' playing time this week. Yeah, yeah, he hasn't done much, but c'mon...0 frickin' points out a fantasy back is pretty tough to take. Thanks alot Erickson. I hope you rot in hell, and Barlow breaks out next season. Tirade over.


uh... the injury news came out on Thursday I think. Do you have any openings in your league? :-)
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