Heavyg25 wrote: Cornbread Maxwell wrote: Heavyg25 wrote:
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Not really. McGahee was a 1st rd draft pick and BUF didnt have a RBBC. Id say those 2 things alone are massive differences in their situations since HWP was undrafted and PIT has a goalline specialist and a 3rd down specialist.
What does being a 1st round pick have anything to do with it? Are you saying you have to be a first round pick to be a good back? Both of these things you bring up are not even really the point. The point is that both RB were competing with previous starting backs. Just like McGahee, FWP will probably take away the starting spot from the previous starter and will remain the starter. I am not going to go into much more since this issue has been beat to death already several times over. All we can do is wait and see and then say I told you so.
yes - as a general rule, the higher the draft pick, the more gifted that player is - that is as long as you believe in that whole scouting nonsense.
Well by definition they are EXPECTED to be the best players but if I remember correctly alot of the great players in the NFL didn't get drafted in the first round, or even in the second. Was McGahee really drafted in the first round? Wasn't he injured when he was drafted?
yes McGahee was a 1st round pick and yes he was injured
CBM, comeon man, using the "he wasnt a high draft pick" is a lame argument. You know youre reaching there
We all know that sometimes its about situation over skill. Priest who owned fantasy wasnt drafted at all either, so sometimes players in good situations can completely excel. PIT has a great o-line and are committed to the run. So Parker, still will get some decent amount of touches, and he still is the starter there.
Here is the latest news I found on him
Running back Jerome Bettis returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since injuring his calf muscle in the third preseason game. "I think he's ready to go and certainly get a chance to get out there and get some work for the first time in a number of weeks," Steelers coach Bill Cowher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's encouraging with that. We had Duce [Staley] out there so we're getting pretty much a lot of these guys healthy at that position and that's always a good thing."
Cowher reiterated that Willie Parker, who leads the AFC with 327 rushing yards, will still be the starter when the Steelers return from the bye to face the Chargers on October 10.
Dont get me wrong though, I do agree that his value was probably highest after week 2, but its not totally improbable that he still get 20+ touches a game in such a run first offense.
And btw - I think it was this Parker thread....who knows there were a lot. I believe CBM you said that Dunn was a poor #2 RB last year, in fact, he was the 14th best, making him a pretty darn good #2