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dobber
03-22-2012, 01:49 PM
It kind of concerns me a bit that We did let Jacobs go, and havent supplemented that position with another Big, Bruising RB....Yea, i know Jacbos may re-sign at a lower cost, but I kind of was hoping Hillis, Tolbert, or Bush would end up sharing with Bradshaw...well..that has now fallen through...What are we waiting on?

TrueBlue@NYC
03-22-2012, 01:57 PM
Don't worry, RBs' are easy to find, especially those of that big bruising type since teams value home run hitters more. </P>


When the market for BJ dries up and he's got no more options, he'll come back for what he offer him. </P>


And if not, don't worry. CHI signed Bush, which means they'll likely release Barber. A bruising back who, unlike BJ, excels in short yardage and is a good pass catcher. In some ways he compliments AB better than BJ did. </P>

Manstache
03-22-2012, 01:59 PM
the draft. we can get a good battering ram possibly in the 2nd or 3rd round since this is a so called "passing league" and rb isnt as coveted as it once was. we should get great value when we do pick a back in april.

G-Man67
03-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Don't worry, RBs' are easy to find, especially those of that big bruising type since teams value home run hitters more. </P>


When the market for BJ dries up and he's got no more options, he'll come back for what he offer him. </P>


And if not, don't worry. CHI signed Bush, which means they'll likely release Barber. A bruising back who, unlike BJ, excels in short yardage and is a good pass catcher. In some ways he compliments AB better than BJ did. </P>


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no thanks on Marion the Barbarian ... he's used up ... BJ i would sign to a veteran minimum deal or whatever was our offer to him ... he knows the system is good friends with AB and he has enjoyed being a Giant</P>

dezzzR
03-22-2012, 02:53 PM
I consider Bradshaw a bruiser. He runs hard and breaks plenty of tackles. We all saw what he did to Pool in December. Phenomenal stiff arm. And having a hb with speed like Scott to complement Bradshaw will be a nice change of pace imo.

ANON837
03-22-2012, 02:55 PM
No more bruising running RB's. The league has changed. They need backs that can run off a 20 yarder without blinking. There is no pop in the backfield. There is no homerun threat that will keep the back 7 on their toes. A screen pass to a speedy back, with decent hands and vision, would add another dimension to the offense.

qndarius3
03-22-2012, 02:57 PM
No more bruising running RB's. The league has changed. They need backs that can run off a 20 yarder without blinking. There is no pop in the backfield. There is no homerun threat that will keep the back 7 on their toes. A screen pass to a speedy back, with decent hands and vision, would add another dimension to the offense.

That person you are referring to is D'arell Scott. He is a major home run threat and was the fastest back coming out of the draft last yr.

That being said, I would love to draft Doug Martin from Boise St.

Spizi
03-22-2012, 02:59 PM
I don't even get why people think we need a bruising back, or a 3rd down back, or a scat back, etc. How about we just get an elite workhorse back?? Doug Martin, David Wilson, etc....

smlst400
03-22-2012, 04:14 PM
I'd hope they -- the Bears -- would release Kahlil Bell, imo, very underrated but could be a good back.

Raptor22
03-22-2012, 04:24 PM
Why waste money on a FA RB with min 4 years of NFL wear on his body when you can get some young, hungry back for less in the draft?

And this draft's RB class is damn good.

Trent Richardson is a freak (I doubt he goes in the top-10 like many are predicting, but he's a first rounder guaranteed), Doug Martin and Robert Turbin are MJD/Ray Rice-type RB's. Lamar Miller has the best combination of size and speed in the draft

Darell Scott of USF and Devin Meggit (Dave Meggit's son) are bulls.

Oh, and there's nothing saying Jacobs won't be back.

Moto-x-nyg
03-23-2012, 10:26 AM
If the o-line can run block, the rb is a non issue.

Toadofsteel
03-23-2012, 12:10 PM
If the o-line can run block, the rb is a non issue.

+1

RB is not our issue... we've got plenty of depth, and BJ will most likely be back on the front office's terms instead of his. The problem is the running lanes need to be established on run plays.