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Postby Canacuna » Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:22 pm

Flux wrote:Is this even official?


ESPN.com's transaction page doesn't seem to mention it... :-?
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Postby steelyeri » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:01 pm

Canacuna wrote:
Flux wrote:Is this even official?


ESPN.com's transaction page doesn't seem to mention it... :-?


http://raiders.com/


raiderfans.net reported it a day before the media did. they've done that on various occasions. they get their info from a source within the organization. so they are usually right.
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Postby steelyeri » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:06 pm

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Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Re Fargas: Ill stick to my prediction from last yr that he will never play an entire yr as a featured back in the NFL.


Raider don't really believe in a "feature back." They usually have 2 or 3 in a rotation. so fargas won't be a feature back but he'll be a nice change of pace back.


I guess it's hard to believe in something that they don't have. If anyone there was capable of being the featured back, it'd be downright stupid not to explot his talents.


It's not stupid, it's done all the time. For example, do you think michael bennet or corell buckhalter have the talent to be a feature back? I do. but their teams had other talented backs available and I think the coaches did the right thing in using them. One of the best rbbc in history (in my opinion) included Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen. I would say they are both pretty good, wouldn't you? That's just the way Al Davis likes to do things and it's worked out fine for them.
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Postby MCG321 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:15 pm

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Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Re Fargas: Ill stick to my prediction from last yr that he will never play an entire yr as a featured back in the NFL.


Raider don't really believe in a "feature back." They usually have 2 or 3 in a rotation. so fargas won't be a feature back but he'll be a nice change of pace back.


I guess it's hard to believe in something that they don't have. If anyone there was capable of being the featured back, it'd be downright stupid not to explot his talents.


It's not stupid, it's done all the time. For example, do you think michael bennet or corell buckhalter have the talent to be a feature back? I do. but their teams had other talented backs available and I think the coaches did the right thing in using them. One of the best rbbc in history (in my opinion) included Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen. I would say they are both pretty good, wouldn't you? That's just the way Al Davis likes to do things and it's worked out fine for them.


Bennett does not have the receiving or blocking ability that Williams has, and Bennett was hurt last year, anyway, so we can't tell for sure if he will be the clear-cut #1 next year. As for Buckhalter, I do not think he has the talent to be a featured back. If other coaches thought so, I'm surprised no one made an offer for him since the tender on him was incredibly low. With Jackson and Allen, there was an obvious need for another back because Bo Jackson was never available to play a full year.
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Postby Flux » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:12 am

steelyeri wrote:
Canacuna wrote:
Flux wrote:Is this even official?


ESPN.com's transaction page doesn't seem to mention it... :-?


http://raiders.com/


raiderfans.net reported it a day before the media did. they've done that on various occasions. they get their info from a source within the organization. so they are usually right.


Thats cool, i just didnt know much about the site and from what i saw it was a post on a message board. Didn't want to get too excited if it was nothing, but it looks like that site knows what they're talking about ;-D
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Postby columbo » Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:03 am

Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:Zero is too small to be a feature back in the NFL.


Julius Jones is the same size, should I be concerned about him not being a featured back?
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Postby King Tim » Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:59 am

Zereoue 5-8 207
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I don't know if size is the factor. I think it be talent
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Postby CC » Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:09 pm

I almost vomitted when I saw Zero being compared to Priest, and the greatest RB of all-time, Barry Sanders.
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Postby Football Newbie » Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:11 pm

does anyone really care? Zero is exactly that, a ZERO in the fantasy world.
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Postby CC » Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:27 pm

38 posts on a topic about Amos Zeroue... I never thought I'd see the day.
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