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  1. Personally I have Johnson in my RB6-10 range for Dyno drafts. Rookie RBs I have clearly ahead of Johnson in my upcoming rookie drafts Gurley Gordon Yeldon Coleman Abdullah Mixed in with Ajayi Johnson Cobb Allen Jones
  2. I'm not a huge Ellington fan, but to be fair it seems people's memories are very short. There were serious questions as to whether Ellington would start the season on the PUP or even miss the entire year when he hurt his foot late in training camp. It was a serious injury whether one wants to admit it or not, and it would seem pretty logical that a serious foot injury would slow a RB like Ellington down. The rest of the RBs rostered by Arizona at the time were not legitimate options so the team had no choice but to push Ellington out there. As some one that doesn't see Johnson as a great prospect (I think he's soft), I'd still avoid this situation completely due to it's murkiness (unless either back came very cheaply which I doubt), but I don't think the injury angle is really an "excuse", it's a legitimate possible explanation. What makes you think he's soft? He had 1007 touches in college. Admittedly there's only two game cut ups out there so it's a small sample size, but I don't think he attacks defenders and looks to avoid contact (despite his size). At times he actually looks like he pulled back to brace for the hit instead of falling forward and gaining those extra yards or two. It may not be a huge deal, but it's just my opinion on him based on the info that I have. He's in a good landing spot at least and he does fit the Arians offense. Soft? Seriously? You and I have VERY different definitions of soft. Soft is guys like CJ Spiller who sit games due to a thigh bruise. Soft is guys who miss games with minor ailments as far as NFL RBs go. Not players who play with torn ligaments. You want to talk about his running style? Cool, he is a shifty back, not a bruiser or pound you looking for contact type of runner. That doesn't make him soft. As for all this discussion on Johnson, listen to the coach. He is not a liar or unreliable as some may suggest when it comes to how players will be used. He said preseason last year that Ellington would be a "bellcow back", and he was. The year before he was mostly forth coming in the same way. This year he has already stated Ellington will be used in the same role. I'd expect if Johnson is capable he will have a role but I'll bet Ellington will lead this team in RB touches by quite a bit, say 60 - 65%. In todays NFL that's significant. RB2 (13-18 range) with upside. I'm assuming you are referring to the interview where the coach and GM were talking about Johnson post draft, but referred to Ellington briefly. If you consider that, in the context of the entire interview, as a ringing endorsement for Ellington, I would beg to differ. Watch the whole interview. Don't just cherry pick the things you want to hear. I'm not saying that Ellington is garbage or anything, but from a dynasty perspective you just can't hook your wagon to a RB who is the lightest guy on the field with an extensive history of injuries and expect long-term production. As much as I hate Rotoworld since they cherry pick things they want to hear when the want to hear them, they agreed with me at the end of March. I'm sure they have changed their mind by now because this will undermine their rankings, but this is what they said on March 25: Coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals would "like to have a bigger back."The Cardinals asked Andre Ellington to be their workhorse last season, a role his 199-pound frame was ill-equipped to handle. His yards per carry dropped off a cliff with a heavier workload, which strongly suggests Ellington is more suited for a change of pace role.I'm referring to anything Arians has said about Ellington in the off season. Johnson will have a role most likely but the Cards were going to add a RB because teams need multiple players at that position no matter who the starter is. Ellington will have to either lose the job or Johnson will have to steal it by outperforming him. None of which makes Ellington "soft". Injury prone? Maybe, but I stopped placing that label on guys after Fred Taylor. Injuries happen and there is no way to predict them.
  3. Bahahahahahaha! It cracks me up when guys like you know better about a teams RB usage than the HC of that team!Huh? Can't a guy have an opinion? I personally agree with him. David Johnson is a beast. The HC has said that Ellington will be a focal point of the offense before the draft. Now they draft a 3rd round RB and it's his job to lose? Again, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ETA - Johnson could very well come in and impress and steal that position away, such is pro sports, but his job to lose is a statement I can't help but laugh at.
  4. Bahahahahahaha! It cracks me up when guys like you know better about a teams RB usage than the HC of that team!
  5. I'm not a huge Ellington fan, but to be fair it seems people's memories are very short. There were serious questions as to whether Ellington would start the season on the PUP or even miss the entire year when he hurt his foot late in training camp. It was a serious injury whether one wants to admit it or not, and it would seem pretty logical that a serious foot injury would slow a RB like Ellington down. The rest of the RBs rostered by Arizona at the time were not legitimate options so the team had no choice but to push Ellington out there. As some one that doesn't see Johnson as a great prospect (I think he's soft), I'd still avoid this situation completely due to it's murkiness (unless either back came very cheaply which I doubt), but I don't think the injury angle is really an "excuse", it's a legitimate possible explanation. What makes you think he's soft? He had 1007 touches in college. Admittedly there's only two game cut ups out there so it's a small sample size, but I don't think he attacks defenders and looks to avoid contact (despite his size). At times he actually looks like he pulled back to brace for the hit instead of falling forward and gaining those extra yards or two. It may not be a huge deal, but it's just my opinion on him based on the info that I have. He's in a good landing spot at least and he does fit the Arians offense. Soft? Seriously? You and I have VERY different definitions of soft. Soft is guys like CJ Spiller who sit games due to a thigh bruise. Soft is guys who miss games with minor ailments as far as NFL RBs go. Not players who play with torn ligaments. You want to talk about his running style? Cool, he is a shifty back, not a bruiser or pound you looking for contact type of runner. That doesn't make him soft. As for all this discussion on Johnson, listen to the coach. He is not a liar or unreliable as some may suggest when it comes to how players will be used. He said preseason last year that Ellington would be a "bellcow back", and he was. The year before he was mostly forth coming in the same way. This year he has already stated Ellington will be used in the same role. I'd expect if Johnson is capable he will have a role but I'll bet Ellington will lead this team in RB touches by quite a bit, say 60 - 65%. In todays NFL that's significant. RB2 (13-18 range) with upside.
  6. There's very good evidence that they were sent from his phone. As for whether he was actually the one who composed and sent them -- instead of, say, Aaron Hernandez after having grabbed the phone from him -- we can't know anything for sure, but that seems like the only reasonable possibility. I don't think a question about who sent the texts would bar them from being admitted into evidence. What bars them from being admitted into evidence is that the dead man did send them, and he can no longer be cross-examined about them (what with being dead and all), so Massachusetts law deems the texts to be inadmissible hearsay. That's ridiculous. What about the person receiving the texts? Why can't they be cross examined and have the texts admissible. The idea is that when somebody says something, the jury should have the chance to evaluate whether he's lying or telling the truth by observing the sweat dripping down his forehead, his nervous tics, his tendency to gulp between words, etc. So whatever the guy said outside the courtroom, we're going to make him say it again in front of the jury and subject him to cross-examination about it. We can't do that with a dead guy, so there's no way for the jury to evaluate his truthfulness, and his out-of-court statements are therefore inadmissible. Cross-examining the recipient of the texts would not really help the jurors determine for themselves whether the sender looked and sounded like he was telling the truth. Maybe he was lying about being with "NFL." Without seeing the beads of sweat on his forehead, how is the jury supposed to know? (Most states have a hearsay exception that would apply in this situation, but not Massachusetts.) I think I'm saying the same thing basically, I'm just adding that a defense lawyer could argue another killer could have sent a text from the phone incriminating AH aka NFL but we don't know because the owner of the phone is dead and cannot be questioned.
  7. Here's the thing about a text message from the phone of a dead man. How do you know the deceased sent the text?
  8. Should have just stuck with EJ. A worse record would not matter since they missed the playoffs and 28 games played instead of 14 would be a better sample size to judge what you have.
  9. After the deal Palmer signed I don't think they will draft a QB too high.
  10. So happy they are winning. Surprised too. Orton was efficient last week, like a veteran should be. Still think this regime has to make the playoffs to be kept. 8-8 or 9-7 and just missing out doesn't cut it. Changing the Asst. GM to GM shouldn't get you extra years to get the job done.
  11. Ryan Williams is horrible. Just stop people, the guy has done nothing since 2009 at VT.
  12. It's still hard to believe that the Bills got Hughes for Kelvin Sheppard. Hughes has become one of the best edge rushers in the game and Sheppard has 5 total tackles this year. and yet some Bills fans want to fire Whaley because he took a chance on EJ Manuel that didn't work out. that trade was pure theft. It was a great trade for the Bills. When I look at the current regime I start when they took over in 2010. Whaley does not get a pass because he was assistant GM for most of those years. So let's not forget drafting CJ just to give away Lynch. Those 2 moves right there are an equalizer for the Hughes deal. One trade does not erase the Williams trade, an inept offensive line that has had enough picks spent on it to be better. The team needs to make the playoffs for the Whaley regime to be kept IMO. If the team can keep winning despite 2 turnovers a game from Orton then maybe they should look at giving Whaley & co. a chance to find an answer at QB. Otherwise, just move on.
  13. Boy you just couldn't wait until they lost with Orton huh. EJ stinks, move on. No, I want them to win every game. If he were to play great and win I'd change my feelings about the switch pretty quick but it's not going to happen, Orton is a known quantity, he sucks. There is a reason he lost his job to out of the league Tim Tebow.
  14. So 2 weeks into the Orton switch, 1-1, he plays meh in the first with a majority of his yards coming from YAC but he made one real nice throw. In the second he loses the game by straight giving away 10 points to the Pats off turnovers. One of which came after the D gave the ball back to him. So frustrated with this team.