So he spent all that time telling us what we already know.
A young RB on a good team who gets lots of carries will be a top 5 RB. Thanks. At least it justifies my rankings of Portis at #3 and LT2 at #4.
Interesting that TJ Duckett is considered a second tier candidate.
*looks back at 2003 stats for Duckett*
He had the perfect scenario the last four games. Vick was back and Dunn was gone.
17 carries 59 yards 1 TD
18 carries 74 yards 1 TD
27 carries 93 yards
22 carries 96 yards 1 TD
So on paper he had pretty good stats, although that ypc average over the four games was pretty low (3.8), but in his defense he was going up against some of the better run D's of 2003 (Jax, Carolina). I suppose he warrants another look, but he appears slow and fat everytime I look. In the ideal circumstances, I suppose he could be good by attrition ala Eddie George, but I can't see top 5. Almost every top 5 back accumulates 400+ receiving yards in addition to the rushing yards and that's not Duckett. He'd essesntially have to have a Jamal Lewis 2000+ rushing yard season to crack top 5 and I don't see that. I will reevaluate him though... hmmm...