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  1. I agree for the most part, but I do see them trying some things and just not executing; whether that is on Cooks or other players I'm not sure. There was a play in the Dallas game where they threw Cooks the ball at the line of scrimmage and had 5-6 Saints blocking in front of him. Cooks ran right into the middle of them and got demolished. It was set up perfectly, either Cooks couldn't figure out how to set up behind his blockers or everyone just whiffed their blocks, I couldn't really tell. Unlike Cordarelle Patterson last year, the Saints are at least targeting Cooks, but he isn't getting the job done for whatever reason.
  2. Al Saunders hiring as an offensive "consultant" is a positive IMO. The guy likes to run; Redskins, Chiefs, Rams, Ravens, Raiders all top 10 rush teams under him with many top 5.
  3. Has anyone asked Campbell about the run game yet? I still don't understand why they don't run the ball? MIA is 31st in attempts, yet are tied at #9 in yards per attempt at 4.3. It clearly isn't lack of ability to run, it's refusal.
  4. It would seem Aaron Rodgers disagrees with your assessment. Please explain.Multiple scouts and analysts agree he is not a special talent. He's not even on Marvin Jones' level of talent IMO. Hard to argue with Ted Thompson's assessment of talent, especially at WR.
  5. A hurt Brees isn't helping Cooks any. If Brees is just going to heave under thrown ducks, they might as well stay with McCown.
  6. The team defense match up vs. Tampa seems like a no-brainer, but I was wondering how much losing Johnson and not having Kuechly play makes them just an average start this week?
  7. In dynasty I'm trying to figure out if he's a hold or not. There are some other prospects like Rawls who seem like better long term (and maybe short term) investments. Regardless of the slow start, is CJ really a long term answer for the Broncos? Seems like the new regime could easily just draft another RB next year who they like better.
  8. I'm a fan. Marvin was in for 87% of the snaps last game. Teams have to respect AJ, and there is always an opportunity for Jones when that happens. He's a good player.
  9. If Philbin gets the axe, does Lazor go to? Miller was averaging 5.4 a carry and they abandon the run early? They get to the 1 yard line and throw 4 times? Crazy.
  10. So you are getting information from a random online blog to support your point? So if i write a blog and someone uses my blog does that make it a reliable source too? Are you the NE RB coach?
  11. The only negative thus far in New England: Lewis is responsible for two of the Patriots' three turnovers. "He's been on a short leash with that," Fears said. "He's on a short leash. He's a very exciting guy. He's a jitterbug — just like Kevin Faulk. Kevin had problems early in his career, too, so it's not unusual. Once they get going, the ball comes away from the body. It's a natural thing. Well, he's got to learn to bring it in. If he does, he'll be alright. If he doesn't, he'll be watching a lot of football." http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2015/09/dion_lewis_kevin_faulk_new_eng.html
  12. I feel the same way. It really looks like they want to run up scores more than run out clocks. Even though the Pats dominated the first two games, they only won those games by a score each. This week vs. the Jags should put the "run up the score to prove it" theory to a test. I personally don't think they will, but who knows what is going on in BB's head. They began the fourth quarter of last Sunday's game with a 24-point lead. On their first series of the fourth quarter Brady threw 8 straight passes (including penalties) without a single run. I think they're sending a clear message to the league about their intentions this season. Very well could be. To me it had the vibe of sticking it to Rex and a division rival. The no use of Blount, and heavy Lewis usage also had a "f u Rex" feel to it since Rex gave them bulletin board material by saying to the press he was preparing for Blount and claiming he didn't even know Lewis' name. I think doing the same vs. the lowly Jags is different, but we'll see. Will be interesting to see what happens.
  13. I feel the same way. It really looks like they want to run up scores more than run out clocks. Even though the Pats dominated the first two games, they only won those games by a score each. This week vs. the Jags should put the "run up the score to prove it" theory to a test. I personally don't think they will, but who knows what is going on in BB's head.
  14. People that don't have Lewis haven't figured out the kid is in line for a top 10 season. Throwing a low end WR2 at him isn't going to stick. In many ways it feels like foster all over again. Not saying Lewis' impact will be that but just another case where if you have him you've watched, you see it, etc. If you don't have him, you just can't get your head around it being real. But we all probably know this: This game this weekend looks, on paper, to be the kind of game where Blount is featured and nobody would be surprised to see a Lewis line of 4/14 and 4/26/0. BUT...IF Lewis keeps rolling this week, A LOT of people are going to be ringing the phones of Dion Lewis owners after this one because, let's face it, if they feature him heavily in this game and it goes as expected, we all KNOW that New England is out for blood this year and they like what they have. I don't know. I have him and have doubts it is real. He does have opportunity and in a good O. I don't think Foster is a good comp, he wasn't on his 3rd team in 4 years when he hit. Maybe Forsett? Who knows. I didn't believe in Forsett last year either. What I do know is that the Patriots will be bucking recent history if Lewis becomes "the guy". When it comes to Patriot RBs they have been situational and so far that has been the case with Lewis. I don't agree that the Jags set up for Blount. They have a good line like the Bills. I can see Lewis doing well again. Against weaker fronts and in eight weeks when the the weather turns? Well see about that.
  15. Looking for Chiefs fans take on their pass D so far, and what to expect going forward. Last year they were impressive vs. the pass. Seems like they are off to a bit of a rough start vs. the pass even though Peters has made some splash plays and they have Berry back. Any feeling if Rodgers will light them up Monday night or will they right the ship?
  16. Doesn't seem like a committee at all. Though the fumbles are worrisome. I wonder how much of this was because of the Rex Ryan BS during the week when asked about Lewis he said "I can't even tell you that kid's name" and said "He ain't gonna play" and that he's preparing for Blount. Now maybe Rex was playing mind games with Bill, or maybe Bill just ran with Lewis to dig at Rex. Dunno. As good as Lewis has done, He has laid the ball on the carpet a lot for a Patriot, and Blount is a good back. Fun to watch.
  17. I picked up CJ off the wire last year and he won me a championship. I have a very low investment in him. My take on him going into the season was that he needed to prove last year wasn't a fluke. So far, not so good. The good news is that he really doesn't have much competition. Hillman and Thompson are decent, and I thought Hillman ran better in preseason, but they aren't world beaters. The biggest problem is that the O seems like a work in progress. If they can get it on track, and CJ gets healthier, he'll be fine.
  18. I have yet to see him "do dirty work over the middle". He was strictly outside the hashes in year one and in college. Good jump ball guy though. ? He ran a ton of slants last year. 3 quick slants in that vid. Definitely requires toughness. But a ton? My definition of a ton apparently differs. There were a few posts and deep slants. He has the ability. Let's not act like he's Anquan Boldin. You said you never saw him do it. It's kinda what they do in Green Bay, and goes over the middle plenty. But if you think he's a jump ball guy, so be it.
  19. I have yet to see him "do dirty work over the middle". He was strictly outside the hashes in year one and in college. Good jump ball guy though. ? He ran a ton of slants last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kGymW5Qcug
  20. I like Adams a lot. He isn't the same kind of receiver as Jordy or Cobb for that matter. He does remind me of Sterling Sharpe; big body, does dirty work over the middle, game fast, good hands, physical. I like his chances to be a great player in this offense.
  21. I agree. Cam wasn't that great last year with Benjamin. He was QB #17 in FFPC. The reason I was kind of high on Newton this year and still have hope was the fact that he is reportedly healthy and the GM quote where he said he expects Newton to run more. The Benjamin injury, if anything, means Newton truly needs to put the game on his shoulders. I expect him to run even more now. Dave Gettleman quote from June: “No. He’s got to be Cam. You don’t hold back a thoroughbred, you don’t. I don’t know if you watched the Belmont. When [American] Pharoah came around that backstretch and that horse was nipping at his heels, the jockey let him go. He didn’t whip him. He’s just, ‘Go baby!’ And that’s what a thoroughbred does. You don’t change their game. … You can’t do it.”
  22. What has Ellington actually done? I'm not sure he's that good either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pUgDNA2L-A One good year with a small sample size of 100 carries. Last year had 2x the carries for an awful 3.3 ypc. Career 4.1 ypc. 6 career rushing TDs. I don't know. I'm willing to chalk up last year to him not being 100%, but that is also the knock on the guy. Can he carry the rock 200+ times and stay healthy? I have doubts. I have him on a dynasty team and wish I would of traded him last year when he had more value. He's also kind of old for a guy with only 2 years in the league. Only 3 years younger than an over the hill CJ.
  23. What has Ellington actually done? I'm not sure he's that good either.
  24. I'd rather overpay for Bryant's upside. At least I've seen him dominate when given the opportunity. Wheaton, not so much.
  25. I don't remember as being as excited for Terrell as most are for White. I remember Terrell getting drafted and I was happy but I didn't think he was near the talent that White is. Hope this doesn't become true. I remember the Terrell pick very well. Drafted 8th overall, first WR taken. He was anointed the best WR the Bears had before he stepped on the field, and then Marty Booker ran circles around him. Every WR kind of sucked in the first round that year except Reggie Wayne, so it wasn't that great of a class. Still, I've had a similar vibe since they drafted White. Terrell really only had one good year at college too. It is true that Kevin White's one good year was a really good year, but I still have my doubts. We'll see. Hope I'm wrong and White is what the Bears hope he'll be in the pros. Given how many colossal first round draft busts the Bears have had in the last 20 + years, I'm to the point where I just expect whoever it is to be a bust.
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