Twisted Sister wrote:why does a bunch of people have Dunn in the top 10... he's has not impressed. I think Gore >> Dunn at this point.
I agree with Omaha. He's the 2nd leading rusher in the NFL so far and only behind by 1 yard. What do you mean he hasn't impressed?
Twisted Sister wrote:4) Gore - He's earned it. Could fall further if the TD vulture threat proves true
There is no way whatsover that he has "earned" the #4 spot in anyone's RB rankings. He's not even in my top 10, because his two good games came against the #18 and #23 rushing defenses in the NFL, and both teams are giving up at least 1 TD a game on average. But when he played his first defense that was even just a little bit better (#14), he struggled mightely with only 16 rushes for 52 yds (3.2 ypc) and 6 rec for 22 yds, 0 TDs, and 1 Fumble. Not the stat line of a top 4 RB. With his problems of holding onto the football, and the liklehood that he wont get goal line carries, I don't see how you can rank him this high.
Twisted Sister wrote:7a) Clinton Portis - too much rotation for my liking
7b) Steven Jackson - too few TDs for my liking
Too much rotation??? You mean the one game where Portis started, had 16 carries for 86 yds and 2 TDs, along with 2 rec for 78 yds and the Skins were killing the Texans so he didn't play as much? That's not rotation, that's what every single team in the NFL would do if they had a top back like Portis. He'll get more touches than that on a weekly basis, they just didn't need him last week to play any more.
And with Jackson, you can't judge a guy by how many TDs he gets in his first 3 games....he's been a good TD back in the past and as the offense starts to get their new offense working better, he'll get more opportunities and get some TDs. In his first 3 games last year, he had 236 total yds and 1 TD, this year in his first 3 games he has 385 yds and 0 TDs. He finished last season with 10 total TDs and almost 1400 total yds....he's looking to shatter those numbers this year. I think he has to be higher than 7.
And also, I don't see how you can leave Willie Parker both of your top 10 and your list of other "decent" RBs.
Not trying to pick on you Twisted, but these are just some of the thoughts I have on players that many others had on their lists as well. Just want to get my thoughts out there on some of these misconceptions and things about certain players.
You can't get too caught up in TDs this early in the season, especially for those who are on teams with new offenses being implemented, those things take time to really get going....and once they do, players like Portis and Jackson will really get rolling.