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  1. Let's not

    Imo, Crowell's reputation doesn't jive with his tape. I didn't see him flash a single plus attribute last year or this preseason. Therefore, I just don't see how he keeps the more explosive, more agile, more versatile Duke Johnson off the field.

    Let's not forget that Duke hasn't done a damn thing yet in the NFL. Not even in preseason. He has shown us that he is all-pro in ability to get injured. Not a good showing yet. So his resume at the NFL level is all hype so far. It's VERY risky to play him this week. I might do it, but that's just bc my other options are lackluster or just as risky. I won't be doing it confidently. Crowell is has a reputation for being a talented back. I don't know why everyone seems so down on him. This guy came in as an UDFA and seized the starting job. Not an easy task. I wouldn't be surprised to see Duke get 5-10 touches. That might just be enough for him to get 50-60 yards and maybe take one to the house. But he's just as likely to get re-injured. Who knows..none of us do. It will be fun finding out though!

    Beyond his freshman film (from 4 years ago!), Crowell hasn't flashed a damn thing, Imo. Duke, on the other hand, not only has impressive tape, but also generated a lot of buzz during camp via Browns insiders, coaches, etc.

    Look, I'm not stating that Crowell is gonna go away, as I do think it's likely that he will get a lot of the early down work, especially early on in the season. Instead, I'm stating that he's not likely to keep Duke off the field enough to meet the projections/ hype being thrown around by Soulfly and others. That is, Duke will get his too, if healthy.

  2. If you saw Crowell run w Mack in the lineup, you know what he's capable of.

    Hopefully he does what he can do. The discussion will end then. He drops the ball a few times, it's game voer

    I did and if Johnson gets on the field he'll be able to run with Mack in the lineup as well.

    Wouldnt be all that mad if Duke comes in and runs the show... If he helps the team, awesome.

    Fantasy purposes... I know what Crow can do... I think he can do it behind a solid Oline... The passing game and fumbles are what could kill him... duke... or anyone else who comes in there

    I think he can do it too and it wouldn't shock me if Crowell had a fine year. I like to target players that are good receivers and can possibly play a 3 down role. Based on all the good news and positive vibes and the fact that he'd likely be a 3rd down back and they were lining him up all over the formation to get the ball into his hands made me look harder at Johnson. I think Crow has a more likely chance of success but see Johnson as having a higher potential ceiling if he hits which is why I've chosen him as my 4th RB.

    I agree with this. If healthy, Duke will get a lot of run due to his passing game chops and Crowell's lack thereof. With his potential as a 3-down RB, Crowell's flaws/ penchant for fumbling, and the lack of RB depth on the roster, I think he's got a great risk/ reward profile in PPR.

  3. Prior to Duke's concussion, a number of insiders (e.g., Caplan, Grossi, and Cabot) stated that they expect Duke to lead the backfield in touches or to have a big role. I would also note that Bloom, a Crowell fanboy, liked Duke's talent/ fit over Crowell's coming into the preseason.

  4. Vick is 3-6 in games he started. Yes he owns them. Enough with this nonsense that there is some season to save. They are 3-7. The only teams worse than us record wise are Clev, Car, Jax and Kc. I'd bet any kind of money they all could beat us regardless of who's QB, Vick or foles. So with that in mind, why in the hell would we play Vick? That makes the LEAST amount of sense possible. We have no chance of making the playoffs. The season is in a downward spiral. Andy's only salvation at this point is to have Foles show signs of improvement enough to be able to sell Lurie on keeping him here but that is a long shot. If we wanted the guy with the best chance of winning right now, I'd put in Trent Edwards. Vick may not recover from the concussion for several weeks if not the remainder of the year from what it sounds like and you want to put him back out there for meaningless games? How is a guy who is suffering from post concussions syndrome give you the best chance to win? He obviously proved that wasn't the case in the 9 games he played. Foles needs to play because Lurie and Roseman need to see what they have for the new coach. Vick is done in Philly. He will play somewhere else next year. Whether that's starting or not remains to be seen.

    We will continue to disagree for the following reason: I am as bearish on Foles as you are on Vick. I would advise Reid to pursue your strategy if Foles had the talent of say Locker or Kaepernick. However, I think the Eagles are more likely to make the playoffs than Foles is likely to flash elite goods by the end of this season. Yes, that's how bad he was the past two weeks. That's how terrible this offensive unit is; particularly the offensive line. It should be noted that Reid apparently agrees with me, as Vick has already started the testing process to get cleared for next week's game. Moreover, Florio's sources indicated after the game that the Eagles will go with Vick if he's cleared this week. You think that would be happening if Foles played well yesterday?PS- We are arguing different points. I'm not saying that the Eagles should go with Vick. I'm saying that Reid should go with Vick if he wants there to be any chance of him coaching the Eagles next season. Moreover, there's a big difference between what the Eagles should do as an organization and what Reid should do for the sake of his coaching career. Surely 3-13 looks much worse in off-season interviews than does 6-10 or 7-9.
  5. Just stop now. If Reid is truly trying to save his job, he would put Foles in there, hope for some magic and sell Lurie on him being the guy who coached him up. With Vick in there he may win another 2 to 3 games. That ain't saving his season. He just got done losing 5 in a row with Vick. Now he has a concussion. You think he's going to miraculously comeback to play next week let alone reel off 6 in a row? Come on man. There's defending a guy and then there's being a member of the party. You are ready to die for Vick right now figuratively and there's really no reason at all I can see why.

    You are completely misinterpreting the theme in my post. Please take a another read of it. I clearly stated it's improbable that Vick will lead the Eagles to the playoffs. However, it's the only chance that Reid has to keep his job. Indeed, Lurie has stated publicly that Reid must at the very least make the playoffs. Foles doesn't have the goods to do that. Moreover, he doesn't have the goods to show QB-of-the-future type stuff by the end of this season; particularly with this terrible team.PS- For the record, Vick is 3-5 this season. He has losses to three good teams in Pitt, Atl, and NO. Moreover, he has wins over two very good teams in Balt and NYG. The last two losses were Foles'
  6. Stopped right here. Why are we trying NOW to win this year? Shouldn't we have tried that say 6 weeks ago when there was still a season.

    As improbable as it is, the Eagles could make the playoffs if they win out. Many of us would like to see the team in rebuilding mode. However, Reid is coaching for his job and, therefore, he will be playing his best possible team. He needs to go 9-7 (or 8-8) and perhaps win a playoff game or two. His only chance at doing that is with Vick at QB.
  7. If by significant portion you me no one at all when it comes to Foles being Tom Brady. Please. Don't let your love for Vick blind you from the truth. People do not think Foles is the 2nd coming. Vick is a VERY large part of the problem that this team has had this year. He should be blamed. That happens when you have 13 turnovers in 9 games. Using hyperbole as if the only 2 sides are "Foles is god" or "Vick is wrong" only makes you look like an idiot.

    You're clearly not gifted with high verbal aptitude. My original statement was directed towards those folks who considered Foles to be an immediate fix to the Eagles' problems. Perhaps you are such a person? Moreover, I am not a Vick apologist; at least I wasn't one before this season. However, the overwhelming amount of negativity and blame that has been thrown his direction has caused me to come to his defense at times. Where did I state that there were only two thoughts on Vick and Foles? I hope that I'm not the only one who considers neither Vick nor Foles to be the solution to our problems. Moreover, I hope that I'm not the only one who doesn't consider Vick to be the problem with this team. You are an idiot for not understanding the context of my original statement. Indeed, it is at the very least hypocritical to criticize Vick for his turnovers, downplay his yardage production, and point to his win-loss record, yet defend Foles' performance last Sunday despite the similar results. Again, I refer you to the second sentence in this post
  8. So Foles gives up a fumble for TD at the end. An INT for a TD. Wasn't there another INT for a TD called back due to the holding call? Another ball that was thrown up for grabs that somehow ended up as a completion. If that's Vick he gets toasted. Instead we get "He did OK" "The INT was somebody else's fault." "Nobody would be good behind that offensive line".

    :goodposting:
    Yes, because a rookie coming cold into his first-ever NFL action should always be evaluated the same as a 10-year vet.
    many of my fellow iggles fans were convinced that foles would step in and immediately outperform vick. time for them to eat crow
    By my count, Foles had 201 yards passing in one half.

    How many times has Vick done that this year?

    Maclin went 8 targets, 8 catches, 93 yards, all in one half - how many times has he done any of that this year?

    I don't know what it is, but what I can remember are guys like aged Jeff Garcia and AJ Feeley (and Mike Vick 2010 by the way) coming in and doing better than the QBs they replaced and leading their teams to victories.

    Fun stat: the first start for the nine QB's coming in off the bench for Reid - no Caleb Hanies here, well except for Don McNabb who had the single worst performance of any of them:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/boopstats/The-Eagles-Starting-Nine1113.html

    My comment had nothing to do with Foles' passing production. He was handed a winnable game and he proceeded to lose it by giving up 2 defensive touchdowns; one was a pick 6 and the other was a fumble in the end zone. Moreover, he made at least two or three other throws that should have been picked off. In fact, one was another pick 6 that got called back due to a defensive hold away from the play. Moreover, his lone touchdown pass was vs. blown coverage and he grossly underthrew the ball to boot.
    I don't know what's worse. Defending Vick or gloating when a rookie did a slightly better job at what he's done all year.
    Are you much of an Eagles fan? If so, then you you would know that a significant portion of the fans blame most of the Eagles' problems on Vick. Moreover, you would also know that there's a ton of people who think that Foles is Tom Brady. To those folks it's crazy to defend Vick or suggest that Foles is not the savior
  9. So Foles gives up a fumble for TD at the end. An INT for a TD. Wasn't there another INT for a TD called back due to the holding call? Another ball that was thrown up for grabs that somehow ended up as a completion. If that's Vick he gets toasted. Instead we get "He did OK" "The INT was somebody else's fault." "Nobody would be good behind that offensive line".

    :goodposting:
    Yes, because a rookie coming cold into his first-ever NFL action should always be evaluated the same as a 10-year vet.
    many of my fellow iggles fans were convinced that foles would step in and immediately outperform vick. time for them to eat crow
    By my count, Foles had 201 yards passing in one half.

    How many times has Vick done that this year?

    Maclin went 8 targets, 8 catches, 93 yards, all in one half - how many times has he done any of that this year?

    I don't know what it is, but what I can remember are guys like aged Jeff Garcia and AJ Feeley (and Mike Vick 2010 by the way) coming in and doing better than the QBs they replaced and leading their teams to victories.

    Fun stat: the first start for the nine QB's coming in off the bench for Reid - no Caleb Hanies here, well except for Don McNabb who had the single worst performance of any of them:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/boopstats/The-Eagles-Starting-Nine1113.html

    My comment had nothing to do with Foles' passing production. He was handed a winnable game and he proceeded to lose it by giving up 2 defensive touchdowns; one was a pick 6 and the other was a fumble in the end zone. Moreover, he made at least two or three other throws that should have been picked off. In fact, one was another pick 6 that got called back due to a defensive hold away from the play. Moreover, his lone touchdown pass was vs. blown coverage and he grossly underthrew the ball to boot.
  10. Yahoo Sports reports Darren McFadden (high-ankle sprain) is "expected back" for Week 11.True high-ankle sprains typically require at least a two-week absence, but the fact that McFadden supposedly played through the injury in Week 9 and was "begging" to stay in suggest there's a real chance he'll be ready to play this week. Yahoo's Jason Cole also reports McFadden recently spoke to the coaching staff about tweaking the zone-blocking scheme at "the urging of owner Mark Davis." The Raiders made changes before their Week 8 win over the Chiefs, but McFadden is still averaging just 3.6 yards over his past 36 carries. He'll be a middle-of-the-road RB2 when he returns.Source: Yahoo Sports Nov 12 - 1:33 PMhttp://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4649/darren-mcfadden

    While this is great news, if true, I'm not really sure what to make of McFadden being "expected back". If you read the article, it seems like the guy just makes that comment in passing (I.e. he has no sources to back that claim up).
    Is Jason Cole credible? He is the same dude who's claiming that Vick is gonna be "rested" for the rest of the season.
  11. So Foles gives up a fumble for TD at the end. An INT for a TD. Wasn't there another INT for a TD called back due to the holding call? Another ball that was thrown up for grabs that somehow ended up as a completion. If that's Vick he gets toasted. Instead we get "He did OK" "The INT was somebody else's fault." "Nobody would be good behind that offensive line".

    :goodposting:
    Yes, because a rookie coming cold into his first-ever NFL action should always be evaluated the same as a 10-year vet.
    many of my fellow iggles fans were convinced that foles would step in and immediately outperform vick. time for them to eat crow
    I'm in a few threads saying Vick needs to remain the starter. But you can't evaluate Foles based on a little more than half a game with no prep. That's why he needs to start the rest of the year and evaluate him on that. Today only tells us he looked good at times, like a rookie other times.
    i agree with your previous points. my post wasn't necessarily directed at you. it was directed at the irrational folks within our fanbase that expected foles to be our savior
  12. So Foles gives up a fumble for TD at the end. An INT for a TD. Wasn't there another INT for a TD called back due to the holding call? Another ball that was thrown up for grabs that somehow ended up as a completion. If that's Vick he gets toasted. Instead we get "He did OK" "The INT was somebody else's fault." "Nobody would be good behind that offensive line".

    :goodposting:
    Yes, because a rookie coming cold into his first-ever NFL action should always be evaluated the same as a 10-year vet.
    many of my fellow iggles fans were convinced that foles would step in and immediately outperform vick. time for them to eat crow
  13. So Foles gives up a fumble for TD at the end. An INT for a TD. Wasn't there another INT for a TD called back due to the holding call? Another ball that was thrown up for grabs that somehow ended up as a completion. If that's Vick he gets toasted. Instead we get "He did OK" "The INT was somebody else's fault." "Nobody would be good behind that offensive line".

    :goodposting:
  14. There was no sign of Darren McFadden or Mike Goodson in the portion of Raiders practice open to the media Thursday, leaving Marcel Reece, Taiwan Jones and Jeremy Stewart to handle the reps at running back.Once the team moved from stretching to drills, the first play was a handoff from starting quarterback Carson Palmer to Reece, who may get the lion’s share of the carries Sunday in Baltimore if McFadden and Goodson can’t play on their sprained ankles.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/football-oakland-raiders/raiders-talk/No-sign-of-McFadden-Goodson-at-Raiders-p?blockID=799369&feedID=2801
  15. The fact that Oakland didn't pick up any RBs off the street this week is telling. They're obviously expecting one of them back soon.

    Most likely it is the one with the legs of a NFL running back....not the one with the legs of a 14 year old.
    Goodson is in a walking boot. Doubt it's him... Bramel seems to think that DMC's injury is only a 1-3 week thing.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/nfl-rapidreports/20871818/raiders-making-contingency-plans-if-rbs-darren-mcfadden-mike-goodson-cant-play

  16. I cant talk myself into spending the $ to get Jones or Reece. Jones is unproven and was questionable this past week. hes an injury waiting to happen. Reece is a FB who has no carries this year. Yeah, hes caught some passes but sorry I am looking for a little more out of my rb spot. I think this is a situation to avoid. Palmer is going to throw a ton, but hes going to throw plenty of INTs too. And this garbage posted above talking about DMAC maybe playing this week is just too funny...

    Chill man... The fact that the X-Rays and MRI are negative is a positive. I don't think that anyone really believes that he's going to play this week. But, maybe we lucked out and he suffered a low to mid-grade HAS. He could be back in time for the fantasy playoffs...Bramel covered it this morning:http://bramelsecondopinion.com/
  17. Isn't it a good thing that DMC suffered the injury on the first carry and kept playing through it? Obviously, it would be better if he didn't re-aggravate it, but the initial "high ankle sprain" couldn't have been that serious if he kept playing through it, right?

    Jimmy Graham played through a high ankle sprain. Then he missed two weeks including the bye. That's probably the best case scenario. However, I don't think that DMC is as tough as Graham. Plus, an ankle injury might impact a RB more than it does a TE. I'm expecting 4+ weeks at a minimum. Time to choose one of Goodson, Reece, and Jones. Goodson is the clear favorite if his injury is minor. Who's the pick should Goodson's injury be severe?
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