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    Wilson the RB on 1rst/2nd down, Bradshaw 3rd down back?

    here me out. Bradshaw is the best blocking rb in the league imo. he is also a very powerful, quick, shifty runner who can assist in the pass game as a receiver as well. He has all the qualities of an everydown back, except he battles injuries every season bc of nagging feet injuries that aren't going away. So would it make more sense to prolong Bradshaws career by limiting him to a 3rd down role, in which he can be extremely effective? You could still use him on early downs, but sparingly.

    We have Wilson, who on the other hand is an amazing runner. he honestly reminds me of gayle sayers with the style he runs with. except he's not the great on picking up nfl level blitzes yet. so would it help to use him on primarily running downs so that when we do pass out of it, it takes the defense by more of a surprise and allows wilson to be in better position to identify and block a defender when need be. wilson is also young so he has the youth element, and he offers as dynamic a running threat as bradshaw imo...

    so you think this could be the plan/goal eventually?

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    so a player who has played in 1 preseason game reminds yuo of Gayle Sayers?? Come on Bro...
    AB will be the main guy until he either gets hurt or the coaches feel that DW can get his protections in order. Thats why Ware will be #2. He knows the protections and that is more important than running game overall.
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    Did you just compare Wilson to Gayle Sayers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsfan420 View Post
    here me out. Bradshaw is the best blocking rb in the league imo. he is also a very powerful, quick, shifty runner who can assist in the pass game as a receiver as well. He has all the qualities of an everydown back, except he battles injuries every season bc of nagging feet injuries that aren't going away. So would it make more sense to prolong Bradshaws career by limiting him to a 3rd down role, in which he can be extremely effective? You could still use him on early downs, but sparingly.

    We have Wilson, who on the other hand is an amazing runner. he honestly reminds me of gayle sayers with the style he runs with. except he's not the great on picking up nfl level blitzes yet. so would it help to use him on primarily running downs so that when we do pass out of it, it takes the defense by more of a surprise and allows wilson to be in better position to identify and block a defender when need be. wilson is also young so he has the youth element, and he offers as dynamic a running threat as bradshaw imo...

    so you think this could be the plan/goal eventually?
    It's a decent point of discussion but he's not that good in the passing game. Wilson will be much more dangerous once he settles into his game. If using AB less to get a full strong season out of him is your main point, I am right there with you. Go Blue!

    PS I am not sure how anyone can judge "best blocking RB in the league" unless they watch a couple hundred hours of film on all running backs. I think AB is good at blocking but the best in the league is too strong for me.
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    Maybe next year. Too early so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    PS I am not sure how anyone can judge "best blocking RB in the league" unless they watch a couple hundred hours of film on all running backs. I think AB is good at blocking but the best in the league is too strong for me.
    Read this - http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog...running-backs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsfan420 View Post
    here me out. Bradshaw is the best blocking rb in the league imo. he is also a very powerful, quick, shifty runner who can assist in the pass game as a receiver as well. He has all the qualities of an everydown back, except he battles injuries every season bc of nagging feet injuries that aren't going away. So would it make more sense to prolong Bradshaws career by limiting him to a 3rd down role, in which he can be extremely effective? You could still use him on early downs, but sparingly.We have Wilson, who on the other hand is an amazing runner. he honestly reminds me of gayle sayers with the style he runs with. except he's not the great on picking up nfl level blitzes yet. so would it help to use him on primarily running downs so that when we do pass out of it, it takes the defense by more of a surprise and allows wilson to be in better position to identify and block a defender when need be. wilson is also young so he has the youth element, and he offers as dynamic a running threat as bradshaw imo...so you think this could be the plan/goal eventually?
    Not going to happen right away for sure. He will be behind AB for a long time and more then likely behind DJ Ware as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnigma View Post
    I remember reading about Bradshaw being one of the best RBs in pass protection, but wow, that article really paints the picture.

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    i doubt the gayle sayers part.........but the rest is true....you don't draft a running back in the1st round and sit him.
    he will be the starter by week 6.
    AB was one half of the worst rushing attack in the league last year. he sucked just as much as BJ did.
    hopefully Wilson brings back to the table that scat back type with vision and anticipation that we lost when Tiki left.
    a running back that could read his blocks instead of running into or tripping over them ?
    can you remember what it was like to get 15 to 25 yard screen passes and 30 and 40 yard gallops.
    i miss that stuff.
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    The most trusted back in that regard is Ahmad Bradshaw who has been left into pass block on 347 occasions over the past three years.http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog...running-backs/
    It seems like I point this out every year about Bradshaw. People always seem to overlook his value in pass protection.

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