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Postby husker_fanatic » Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:43 am

they should give jerome bettis the full time job. every time he has filled in for staley he has got atleast 100 yards. wouldnt you start him?
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:49 am

He has had some rather favorable matchups for him, I believe. Plus, one of the reasons he's so fresh this late in the season is because he didn't have to go through all the bumps and bruises attributed to a starting RB. That's one of the great parts of the two-back system. Late in the season, as well as late in the games, your RBs will be fresher with quicker legs than one starting back.

I expect a carry split in the future, though...I doubt Jerome's going to be limited to a goalline back like in the past anymore.
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Postby Guttpuppy » Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:51 am

I'm sure you will see heavy doses of both him and Staley come playoff time.Duce is supposed to start next week and I think it's a good move,Bus isn't exactly young and I say rest him up a bit for the post-season as long as Staley is servicable.
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Postby zombiez » Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:50 pm

I'd go with the hot back, and really the best back of the two....Bettis just continues to run hard when everyone says he is done, he lead his team past Philly, New England......came into the game last week and won it......he has just had that extra fire in his eye
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Postby joshyboy72 » Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:31 pm

What they do and are so successful at doing is pounding the opposing team with Duce (who is pretty big and strong) for 2 and a half to 3 quarters and wearing out the defense, then bringing in the Bus for the late 3rd quarter and 4th to finish the game. By then they will already be worn out and the Bus will just tear right through them. Also, by using both backs and giving one of them a break whenever needed it makes each of them more prepared and less tired for each of their runs.
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Postby Cooner » Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:56 am

yeah, those who remember from the past few years when the Bus was getting the majority of the carries remember how he would start to fall apart late in games in the 2nd half of the season. Having another great back has allowed Jerome to do what he's done- without Duce, he'd be having 70 yard 0 TD days way too often at a way too important time of year.
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