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Postby Blitzburgh2001 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:54 pm

Evans vultured a TD, and Morris took some carries as well.

Maybe I should have expected this when I drafted him, but is this a sign of things to come? Does anyone see him losing his TDs to freakin Heath Evans and Sammy Morris?? I might trade him for Portis.
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby dgan » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:18 pm

I expect them to ease him into the season. There will be weeks like this, especially early on. Plus, it was a blowout. There really was no reason to work him. It was like a preseason game for him.

You'll be thankful for this in a few weeks when all the other RBs are beaten up and Maroney is fresh and starts to benefit from all the points the Pats are going to score this year. Just be patient. I'm happy...this is worst case scenario (aside from injury) and he still got 20 carries. When he gets some TDs and some receptions mixed in there and starts carrying more of the load, we're in business. ;-D
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby skibrett15 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:18 am

dgan wrote:I expect them to ease him into the season. There will be weeks like this, especially early on. Plus, it was a blowout. There really was no reason to work him. It was like a preseason game for him.

You'll be thankful for this in a few weeks when all the other RBs are beaten up and Maroney is fresh and starts to benefit from all the points the Pats are going to score this year. Just be patient. I'm happy...this is worst case scenario (aside from injury) and he still got 20 carries. When he gets some TDs and some receptions mixed in there and starts carrying more of the load, we're in business. ;-D

Agree with this here, but it might be really frustrating when Sammy Morris get's a bunch of carries in a row. I think they signed him for a reason. I also think he's ownable in some leagues even for non maroney owners.
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby moochman » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:35 am

I would be very concerned if I were a Maroney owner. The Pats don't care about stats. They do care about keeping their backs fresh. Faulk and Morris are more than able to continue to steal carries from Maroney. Oh, and Brady isn't shy about throwing for TDs when they are there to be had. Yeah, I'd be nervous.
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby B-eAsy510 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:47 am

Be happy he got 20 carries. If he would have broke 1 or 2 of those for long runs or TD's everyone would be singing a different song. And he WILL break some this year. All of you who are ready to trade your teams away need to relax and work on that anxiety problem your having. Be patient. I started 0-4 last year but caught fire and made the playoffs down the stretch.
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby Blitzburgh2001 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:36 pm

B-eAsy510 wrote:Be happy he got 20 carries. If he would have broke 1 or 2 of those for long runs or TD's everyone would be singing a different song. And he WILL break some this year. All of you who are ready to trade your teams away need to relax and work on that anxiety problem your having. Be patient. I started 0-4 last year but caught fire and made the playoffs down the stretch.


I know its early, but I'm in PPR league that gives a point for every 15 yards rushing and receiving. I was expecting Maroney to be a big part of the passing game and score some TDs. But now I am starting to think that its a bad idea to rely on him as a #2 back if 4 diff backs are going to touch the ball in NE. The Health Evans BS is what really got me. Im ready to dump him now before it gets worse.
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby gtabaplayr » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:18 pm

Blitzburgh2001 wrote:
B-eAsy510 wrote:Be happy he got 20 carries. If he would have broke 1 or 2 of those for long runs or TD's everyone would be singing a different song. And he WILL break some this year. All of you who are ready to trade your teams away need to relax and work on that anxiety problem your having. Be patient. I started 0-4 last year but caught fire and made the playoffs down the stretch.


I know its early, but I'm in PPR league that gives a point for every 15 yards rushing and receiving. I was expecting Maroney to be a big part of the passing game and score some TDs. But now I am starting to think that its a bad idea to rely on him as a #2 back if 4 diff backs are going to touch the ball in NE. The Health Evans BS is what really got me. Im ready to dump him now before it gets worse.


How was the Health Evans touchdown BS?

The game was already over, and the ball was on the half yard line. Why take the risk of pounding it in there with your franchise back in his first full game as a starter. Maroney will probably get 20 carries a game and not much more. They will use Morris to run down the clock with big leads and Faulk to catch screen passes. Maroney seems to be in a pretty comparable situation to Portis right now.

Right now Maroney is a low end #1 RB in a non-PPR league an a high #2 RB if you are in a PPR league. I'm not sure what you were expecting out of him this year. He isn't going to carry your team, but I would suspect that he's going to give you between 70-110yds per game 1 or 2 catches and he'll probably score 12 times this year.
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby mikus » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:43 pm

gtabaplayr wrote:
Blitzburgh2001 wrote:
B-eAsy510 wrote:Be happy he got 20 carries. If he would have broke 1 or 2 of those for long runs or TD's everyone would be singing a different song. And he WILL break some this year. All of you who are ready to trade your teams away need to relax and work on that anxiety problem your having. Be patient. I started 0-4 last year but caught fire and made the playoffs down the stretch.


I know its early, but I'm in PPR league that gives a point for every 15 yards rushing and receiving. I was expecting Maroney to be a big part of the passing game and score some TDs. But now I am starting to think that its a bad idea to rely on him as a #2 back if 4 diff backs are going to touch the ball in NE. The Health Evans BS is what really got me. Im ready to dump him now before it gets worse.


How was the Health Evans touchdown BS?

The game was already over, and the ball was on the half yard line. Why take the risk of pounding it in there with your franchise back in his first full game as a starter. Maroney will probably get 20 carries a game and not much more. They will use Morris to run down the clock with big leads and Faulk to catch screen passes. Maroney seems to be in a pretty comparable situation to Portis right now.

Right now Maroney is a low end #1 RB in a non-PPR league an a high #2 RB if you are in a PPR league. I'm not sure what you were expecting out of him this year. He isn't going to carry your team, but I would suspect that he's going to give you between 70-110yds per game 1 or 2 catches and he'll probably score 12 times this year.


^^^ Bang! You nailed it. I think the expectations for Maroney were a little too high this year. He is going to be a solid guy on your team, maybe a few spectacular weeks with multiple TDs, but consistent is the key. He is not going to be LT. The Patriots always have used the crap out of the RBs on their team, and I saw no reason for that to change this year.

I really would not worry much about Maroney, unless you are expecting him alone to carry your fantasy football team ... then I would worry!
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby Blitzburgh2001 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:39 pm

... is he more valuable than Thomas Jones right now?
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Re: Should Maroney owners be nervous?

Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:10 pm

yes i'd rather have maroney than thomas jones...pats offense is high powered so he'll still put up points.
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