i go barlow... i think last year was a bit of a fluke (considering potential: he admits to being out of shape/lazy)... if Barlow has any pride he'll buckle down and really work to show he's worth what he's paid. 12,000 yds and 8-10 TDs is optimistic... but not not impossible
GMoney wrote:anderson, edge, priest, etc have all played/practiced this preseason.
Taylor hasnt done anything due to a 'precaution' and is unsure if he will start in week 1. In case you were wondering thats coach talk for NO CHANCE he plays in week 1.
Taylor has been practicing and played this past weekend. Granted, it wasn't for an entire half or anything but he hasn't been held out.
Sporting News wrote:Aug. 25, 2005 - 11:35 p.m. Taylor looked good in his brief work Thursday. He was in the game for about a dozen plays. He carried four times for 18 yards and caught two balls for 8 yards. Most important, Taylor said his knee felt fine after the game. Fantasy Source spin: Curious fantasy owners probably made the first quarter Thursday the most-watched preseason performance thus far. Taylor has been falling into the fourth round in recent drafts, and he'll probably continue to go there. The only difference is now owners' stomachs won't be on full churn when they make the call. (Rob Hurtt/TSN)
Considering both of these guys are being drafted as a #3 RB, I would rather have Barlow.
I think this is the key. One of the more important qualities of a #3 or #4 RB is their durability throughout the year. When your #1 & 2 backs go down with injury or have their bye week later in the year, is your backup RB ready to go or not? For this reason, I think guys like Fred Taylor and Stephen Davis are worth less in that role on your team than Kevan Barlow and Deshaun Foster. By the time you need them, they'll be on the shelf...
As a side note, anyone else find it humorous that this exact same post may have been found last season about this time, except we were talking 4-5 rounds earlier for these 2 fellas - ouch .
Heimholder wrote:As a side note, anyone else find it humorous that this exact same post may have been found last season about this time, except we were talking 4-5 rounds earlier for these 2 fellas - ouch -
AND, they will both probably produce MORE than last year.
With the addition of FA LT Jona Jennings, Baas in the draft, and Newberry playing through his injury, the 9ers OL should be MUCH improved. I really think Barlow is going to have a good season. He's ran with some athority already in preseason that was lacking all last year.