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  • Giants' Position Preview: Running Backs

    http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/6282

    Excerpt: "Our weekend look at the units continues with the running backs.

    The Candidates:
    David Wilson, André Brown, Ryan Torain, Da’Rel Scott, Michael Cox (R), Henry Hynoski (FB)


    Key Injuries:
    Hynoski (knee; projected return date not announced by the team); Torain (hamstring)

    Battles to Watch: Unless something major changes, Wilson, last year’s first round pick, will be the starter while Brown, who is coming off a broken leg, will be the change of pace guy. But what about the rest of the depth? That’s where the questions lie.

    Scott, Torain, and Cox will all be competing for what amount to at least one roster spot, though Torain’s status is unknown as he missed the minicamp with a hamstring issue. That third running back could very well contribute in pass blocking as the third down back, though based on what we heard from the assistant coaches, they haven’t ruled out appointing Brown as the primary pass protector on third downs.


    Depending on what happens with Hynoski– we find it odd that the team has not come out with any kind of official estimate about how long they think the third-year fullback will be unavailable – there could be another roster spot open for an extra running back.

    If, for example, Hynoski isn’t ready for the start of the season and the medical staff thinks he might need a few more weeks before he’s finally ready, one option is to place him on inactive PUP, where he would have to stay for a minimum of six weeks.

    It’s too soon to say if that will be the case, as Hynoski has been aggressively trying to rehab his knee with the goal of being ready for opening day. What will bear watching with Hynoski is when he does return to practice – if he remains on PUP for the duration of training camp, his chances of landing on inactive PUP to start the season likely increase." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    I'm probably in the minority, but I'm more excited to see our RB's than our WR's. I know what to expect from Hakeem and Victor, but David and Andre? That's going to be exciting.
    Mood: WOOF!

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    • #3
      Michael Cox

      I have a personal favorite in the race for that 3rd running back position. From what I have seen and heard of Cox, it would be hard to part with him. I know he is a rookie but Scott has shown flashes but never seem to be worthy of starting. Ryan Torrain????

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
        I'm probably in the minority, but I'm more excited to see our RB's than our WR's. I know what to expect from Hakeem and Victor, but David and Andre? That's going to be exciting.
        I'm the same. I want to see what the team has in Wilson. I'm hoping he's more CJ Spiller than Felix Jones.
        Last edited by Flip Empty; 06-23-2013, 11:26 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
          I'm probably in the minority, but I'm more excited to see our RB's than our WR's. I know what to expect from Hakeem and Victor, but David and Andre? That's going to be exciting.
          Me too, we have to get a running attack going that defenses have to account for.
          “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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          • #6
            No one more excited about our RB situation than Eli, I bet. If they can produce and the opposing D has to be wary of the run more, Eli could have a great year.
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            • #7
              if Torain can stay healthy he could be another change of pace guy, shifty and quick and he has the experience.

              the Giants are high on Michael Cox but even if he makes the team he prolly wont get many snaps unless hes a diamond in the rough.
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              • #8
                The writer finds it "odd" that the Giants haven't given a projection for Hynoski's return, but then states that there is a very good chance that they will get Hynoski back. Hmmm . . . . .

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                • #9
                  Going into the season with 1 good running back (david wilson), 1 redskins drop out (torain), 2 6th round picks (cox scott), and a guy coming off a (brown) broken leg, who managed to injure hynosky in camp.

                  This is the worst crew of running backs the giants have ever fielded.
                  Just remember Kevin Love makes more money then OBJ, and OBJ also dunks better.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by appodictic View Post
                    Going into the season with 1 good running back (david wilson), 1 redskins drop out (torain), 2 6th round picks (cox scott), and a guy coming off a (brown) broken leg, who managed to injure hynosky in camp.

                    This is the worst crew of running backs the giants have ever fielded.
                    You haven't been watching this team for very long.
                    No one remembers who came in second.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BigBlue1971 View Post
                      if Torain can stay healthy
                      He can't. That's been the story of his career. Made of glass.

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                      • #12
                        I think hes capable of more. Not saying u don't think so... But im hoping hes more of a Jamaal Charles or Lesean mccoy than Spiller.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by appodictic View Post
                          Going into the season with 1 good running back (david wilson), 1 redskins drop out (torain), 2 6th round picks (cox scott), and a guy coming off a (brown) broken leg, who managed to injure hynosky in camp.

                          This is the worst crew of running backs the giants have ever fielded.


                          Tyrone Wheatley has an issue with your assertion...

                          I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                          • #14
                            I completely disagree.

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                            • #15
                              whats nice is that DW and AB2 have pretty much completely different skill sets/running styles. they actually could end up complimenting each other very very well. While they have their own unique skill sets, both are everydown type backs.

                              DW has amazing speed with great balance and an ability to generate tons of yards after contact.
                              AB2 has good speed with great balance and great vision. He knows and understands how to setup his blockers so he can press the hole (or sliver of daylight) and get small to get through but when he gets through he runs with power and a mean streak. AB2 is always going to be a personal favorite player because of that Carolina game and his first real big run (2nd carry iirc). They showed him going back to the huddle, and he was walking like a man possessed who just wanted to impose his will on others. he runs like he doesnt expect anything easy bc thus far in his career, nothing has been easy.
                              While DW doesnt quite have the vision just yet, he still understands the running assignments. And, he makes up for the discrepancy there with unrivaled athleticism, perhaps in the entire league. I'm liking how he added 10 lbs the offseason specifically to gain more mass to take on oncoming LB's and DE's when hes pass protecting and I'm loving how DW has been vocal about how much of a priority that needs to be.


                              SO stoked and and I agree Rudy...I kinda know what ELi and the pass game is gonna give us. While I have an idea of the run game, theres a chance it could outdo my wildest expectations even. A ton of potential there.

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