is it just me or didnt we hear thursday night that betts was gonna be the starting back... cause i just heard canidate was named the starter... he keeps switching and i have canidate and probly will either trade or drop him now with him and betts both having equal value IMO... stay away from redskins rbs if they split.
Spurrier would only be a moron in this situation if he insisted on playing Canidate too much in situations where Betts is the better option. Betts is a better back overall than Canidate. Canidate's speed will lead him to burn a couple when he has major daylight. Betts, however, routinely breaks tackles that Canidate cannot and gets additional yardage after the hit. Not Canidate. And don't underestimate Betts's speed. He's not a burner but he's fast enough to gain serious yardage and tough yardage too. Right now, folks in Washington are talking about how much he reminds them of Stephen Davis. Way too early to tell whether he'll approach the accomplishments of Davis though. But if you really want to figure out what to do with the Skins RB's, go with Betts. Canidate is getting the "start" only for the time being because the front office traded a 4th round pick for him.
In fact, I've been a gator all my life, and I can tell you, the difference between now and when Spurrier was around is night and day.
i admit spurrier is a good college coach but if ur team beats the jets who had 40 year old vinny testeverde as their qb by only 3 pts at home ur team obviously isnt very good. i think he is a bad pro coach and if he were smart he would stick with one rb starting and have the other just be an insurance back..
I'm a Canidate owner, and what pissed me off the most is that Betts DID look like the better back on Thursday night. I'm pissed at myself for drafting Canidate as high as I did. If I'm Spurrier, I'm starting Betts. He is definetely the better of the two when it comes to the tough yards and tackle breaking ability. Trung will probably bust off some big plays, but another thing that worries me is that they were using Chad Morton in that 3rd and long role. How many oppurtunities is Canidate going to get to score? Tough situation.
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I though that Spurrier’s team played pretty well on Thursday. Goth Trung and Betts looked affective. I could see where he would want to start Canidate because he fits into his offensive scheme better. Also Betts takes advantage of the change of pace he offers when he comes in. Yeah the Jets had a 40-year-old QB and their head coach made poor decisions all game long, but Spurrier had a raw QB playing and he won. That makes you smart for a week in the NFL.
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If you look at the number, both running backs had the same yard/carry. Yes I agree Betts is a more powerful back but I would have Canidate in my backfield every passing down. Let him lay down a quick chop block to pick up the blitz or just release into the flats and if nothing is open downfield then dump it off to him.
Works like a charm in Madden 2004 anyway
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AF wrote:If you look at the number, both running backs had the same yard/carry. Yes I agree Betts is a more powerful back but I would have Canidate in my backfield every passing down. Let him lay down a quick chop block to pick up the blitz or just release into the flats and if nothing is open downfield then dump it off to him.
Works like a charm in Madden 2004 anyway
Numbers lie. I don't know if you watched the game or not, but betts was definitely putting up more yards per carry in practice. Bett's average was hurt by his goalline carries, and trung didn't get anything going until the fourth quarter when he came in fresh while the whole d was tired.
In the first 3 quarters, canidate was dancing around in the backfield looking for a big play and ending up with a yard, betts was EXPLODING through the hole (very fast and very hard) for 7 yard gains on a pretty consistent basis.