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Postby TheRealDeal77 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:40 pm

What about Michael Turner??? Isn't he the backup to LT?? Turner has been doing well in preseason and is listed 2nd on the depth chart. Is everyone arguing over a RB who is 3rd on the depth chart or am I missing something?
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Postby oldbutdeadlyone » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:19 pm

TheRealDeal77 wrote:What about Michael Turner??? Isn't he the backup to LT?? Turner has been doing well in preseason and is listed 2nd on the depth chart. Is everyone arguing over a RB who is 3rd on the depth chart or am I missing something?


I was thinking the same thing....WTH?

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Postby ateam » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:26 pm

TheRealDeal77 wrote:What about Michael Turner??? Isn't he the backup to LT?? Turner has been doing well in preseason and is listed 2nd on the depth chart. Is everyone arguing over a RB who is 3rd on the depth chart or am I missing something?


Right.

Isn't Turner the handcuff??

Didn't he run off a 55 yarder just last night??

Sproles = very insignificant this year on offense.
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Postby pdub » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:27 pm

why is this thread 2 pages long?
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Postby TheDiplomats » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:59 pm

Funny hearing all the LT fanatics jump to his defense.

Just because LT's on your fantasy team doesn't make Sproles a bad player.

The original poster was just saying that Sproles is a pretty good RB and he will get some touches during the regular season. To say he's just gonna sit on the bench all year long and not get any touches at RB is stupid.
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Postby Wolverine » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:22 pm

Darren Sproles = Dave Meggett

Look for him to be in some to create matchup problems on offense in the passing game. I wouldn't be surprised to see both him AND LT in there together on 3rd downs. The first one to beat his OLB cover gets the rock!
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Postby tpetty6320 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:30 pm

saying a back cant make it at 185 lbs is just silly. i am glad someone called those people out. also, i have a hard time believing this guy is going to have any playing time while LT is in there except for maybe a few specialty plays a game........
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Postby skibrett15 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:31 pm

3rd running backs are situational players often. WHich sproles certainly is. He is a great receiver and can break anybody's ankle and take it to the house. He will likely be in with LT on most of the downs that sproles plays. He'll be another receiver out of the backfield is what I think. Like Faulk and Jackson.

P.S. Warrick Dunn is 180 pounds. Granted he's 3 inches taller, but what does that really mean. Sproles won't be running any fade routes anyways.
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Postby stomperrob » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:59 pm

legacy2224 wrote:"He's a midget - 5'6" and 181 lbs - he will probably be a good return man but he's too small to withstand much of a pounding over the season at RB, even if it is just a few carries (eg - see Q Griffin)"

Since when do you have to be a giant in the nfl to be successful?
There's two guys over six feet in the top ten rb's.
lack of size is made up for by speed and elusiveness ever hear of barry sanders? he was 5'8.


I know Barry was 5'8", but he weighed in at 203 lbs! I just think smaller guys (emphasis on weight moreso than height) have a tougher row to how, especially injury-wise. That's not to say they can't be effective.
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Postby Ek » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:22 am

As a Priest Holmes owner and supporter it's nice to hear this kind of issue coming up about another elite running back...the truth of the matter is that all of these guys have NFL-calibur players backing them up and will lose carries if the need rest or aren't getting the job done. Losing carries isn't the end of the world as long as the stud RB keeps getting the goal line carries (which I think will be the case with both Priest and LT) IMO ;-D
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