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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby captainki11z » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:24 am

aaawall91 wrote:If cam Cameron is there than I buy. Ray Rice plus Cam...oh, my.

Also I see Bolden as a plus not a negative this is a guy who can block and is tough, I can see Rice taking it farther more often with Bolden out there.



good point. however he IS going to lose some receptions tho.
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby benb18a » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:22 pm

captainki11z wrote:
aaawall91 wrote:If cam Cameron is there than I buy. Ray Rice plus Cam...oh, my.

Also I see Bolden as a plus not a negative this is a guy who can block and is tough, I can see Rice taking it farther more often with Bolden out there.



good point. however he IS going to lose some receptions tho.


Maybe, but IIRC Marshall Faulk also had his best years(REC totals) when both Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce were beasting it up.
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby mattb47 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:31 pm

In a word...Yes, he is the real deal.
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby Wenchtamer » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:56 pm

After spending the offseason in the weight room, Ray Rice now bench presses 405 pounds and squats more than 500.
"Look at him over there," said FB Le'Ron McClain. "He lives in the weight room all the time. I mean all the time! He is going to be a beast." Rice's extraordinary strength is the primary reason why he succeeds between the tackles where so many other smaller backs fail. He's one of the most complete tailbacks in the NFL, and he'll be a goal-line stud in 2011 if the Ravens part with Willis McGahee. Aug. 5 - 10:57 pm et
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Just to add some coals to the engine of the Ray Rice hype train
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby captainki11z » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:02 pm

Wenchtamer wrote:Just to add some coals to the engine of the Ray Rice hype train


Ya no kidding... Where are the doubters? I was expecting this to be a thread filled with argument. Boy am I disappointed.
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby moochman » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:38 pm

captainki11z wrote:
Wenchtamer wrote:Just to add some coals to the engine of the Ray Rice hype train


Ya no kidding... Where are the doubters? I was expecting this to be a thread filled with argument. Boy am I disappointed.



The doubters all left the building last season. Rice showed the ability to handle a full load and has done absolutely nothing to add a grain of doubt to his value. The best arguement I could offer for reduced numbers this season is that he had such a monster season last year. Head coaches are ego-manical control freaks with a dash of worry-wort thrown in. Harbaugh could try and lessen the load on Rice via increased use of McGahee and/or McClain. Even with that, he will see plenty of touches and do much with them. Rice should be served no later than 4th in any PPR league.

Boldin only will help Rice as he may keep Ds more honest, thus opening up more running room.
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby socceryank » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:08 pm

Considering the apparent consensus on him, how high are you willing to draft him in a non-ppr, ppr, and 1/2ppr? Anyone willing to take him at #2 after CJ with the 2 ppr settings?
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby benb18a » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:56 am

captainki11z wrote:
Ya no kidding... Where are the doubters? I was expecting this to be a thread filled with argument. Boy am I disappointed.


They are residing in the bottom half of 2009's FF standings :-b

Yeah, I guess it's easy to be a between-the-tackles runner when you can bench press any DT in the league O:-)
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby LS2throwed » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:32 pm

captainki11z wrote:
Wenchtamer wrote:Just to add some coals to the engine of the Ray Rice hype train


Ya no kidding... Where are the doubters? I was expecting this to be a thread filled with argument. Boy am I disappointed.



The doubters were the ones clinging to the "Willis McGahee still has fantasy value" train which fell off the tracks last year :-b I think Rice is gonna improve on his season, he's truly an elite back and I think he'll take that next step, there really isn't anything to not like about him or his situation.
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Re: Is Ray Rice the real deal?

Postby a4ce » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:42 am

Picked him with the #2 pick after CJ. ;-D
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