Eggs-actly. I am not convinced that Gado even makes the roster unless he shows something on special teams. He is simply not that talented.
Where's this coming from? In the five games Ahman Green started in '05 he rushed for 255 yards on 77 attempts (3.3 ypc). He had zero touchdowns receiving or rushing.
In the seven games Gado started in, he rushed for 574 yards on 142 attempts (4.1 ypc). He had one touchdown receiving and six touchdowns rushing.
Gado and Green ran behind the same line and it's obvious that Gado did much better. How is he not talented enough to have a spot on the roster? I guess having two games as a rookie where you have over 100 yards before halftime means you have no talent?
If I recall I just read the other day that Green was still healing a bit and might not be ready for training camp, giving Davenport and Gado a chance to fight for the starting job. I wish I could remember where I saw that.
Gado will make this team. He obviously has some skill. They wont just get rid of a back that knows their system and has starting experience for their club.
Gado will make the team. The fact that he produced behind that poor line shows he has more talent than most of us think. It doesn't have to do with knowing the system since it's a new system. Gado reminds me of Ahman really, except he doesn't have that final gear that Ahman has/used to have.
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They are paying a lot of coin for Deuce, so you know they have to use him. They are going to pay a lot to Bush, so you know they have to use him.
This could be a real effective RBBC in the making. Bush showed how good he could be as a specialty back and Deuce could be asked to handle the tough yardage stuff. Could hurt both.
What about the Cards? Edge will have to share with JJ Arring... OK poor choice there.
Yeah, Saints are definitely a RBBC this year, and from what I have seen in mocks and an early draft for one of my leagues, both Bush and Deuce are going too early for my tastes.
I don't think Deuce will ever be an effective fantasy back as long as Bush is there, but I do think that Bush would be very good in a RB3/Flex role for a fantasy team. His stats will be inconsistent, but he will be used to cause matchup problems, so he should be able to make enough big plays to warrant that flex spot.
The Lung wrote:Not even worth mentioning: Seattle, San Diego, Arizona, Oakland, Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Giants, Washington, Atlanta.
I know there's not really any other RBs worth mentioning outside of Brown on the Dolphins roster right now, but has Nick Saban EVER used a feature back? I can't recall a Saban-coached team that wasn't a full-fledged RBBC.