Football Newbie wrote:RayVins wrote:this is true. the o-line means everything here because if you put a fat RB with OK speed like rudi johnson behind a line that doesnt block he never has room to gather that momentum that alows him to blow through tackles...
Nobody caught this? I think hes a bit better than fat with ok speed.
Cincinnati has a top10 O-line... and Rudi is probably the best 2 down RB in the league, but he's frustrating to watch because he will always be taken out on 3rd downs. And Marvin Lewis has shown that he won't force feed Rudi at the goalline (see Kenny Watson/Jeremi Johnson/TE scores from 2 yards out.
He'll get you 350 carries, but he has virtually no chance at breaking 2000 yards IMO, this guy is most definately NOT a Jamal Lewis type talent. And he's probably not going to see 15+ TDs ever in his career.
On a down year for RBs he can rank near the bottom of the top10, but he will never be a top5 guy. Worth a 2nd round pick for sure, but I wouldn't call him a solid #1 RB unless his situation changes in regards to 3rd down.