Leber wrote:I'm not too sure that there is going to be a RB trinity next year. LJ has been pretty good this year, LT2 has been spectacular and SA has been hurt. If LT2 finishes up this season well, then he will be the consensus #1 pick next year.
he should have been the consensus #1 this year.
If I had the #1 there is ZERO chance I would take anyone but LT. Last year, this year, next year, probably for a couple years to come
Wow, I'm getting so sick of hearing that. Is LT2 a great running back? Of course. But at the beginning of the year, he just wasn't the clear cut #1. Maybe you thought he was, and I congratulate you on your correct prediction, but there were many reasons to go with any of the top 3 RBs this season... or more accurately, there were many reasons not to go with any one of the top 3 RBs as your #1 pick this year:
LT2: Rivers was basically a rookie QB this year. There was no telling how this was going to play on LT2's value. Plus, LT2 was struggling with an injury at the end of last year. Yeah, people were saying that he would be fine, but how could you be sure that he would be able to get back to himself?
LJ: Had one good season, but who knew if he could repeat. KC had a great offensive line, but is that going to change under a new coach. At the beginning of the year, KC's weakened O-line was already a questionmark.
SA: They lost Hutchinson. But besides that, unless you are superstitious, you had no realistic reason to believe SA wasn't going to be the #1 this year... but football fans are much more superstitious than they let on, so it was definately a factor at the beginning of the year.
My point is that is great that your prediction was correct. Please feel free to get over yourself anytime now.
As far as this question goes, I think it depends on how SA bounces back. If he becomes the lights out RB he was expected to be at the beginning of the year, or even if he shows some signs of heading back in that direction, he becomes one of the elite 3 again next year. Portis and Westbrook are too injuryprone. Jackson could be heading to that level soon, but I think we need another year for that to happen.