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Addai...when healthy...what's his value going forward? (1 Viewer)

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With Rhodes looking good again last night..........is this a full blow RBBC when Addai returns (next week?)? Will Addai be a RB1 for the remainder of the year or is he a RB2 (or even RB3 :goodposting: ) through the final 9 weeks of the season?

My best guess is this ends up being a 65/35 split with Addai getting the majority of the carries, but Rhodes not only spelling Addai at times, but also being the 3rd down back.

 
With Rhodes looking good again last night..........is this a full blow RBBC when Addai returns (next week?)? Will Addai be a RB1 for the remainder of the year or is he a RB2 (or even RB3 :lmao: ) through the final 9 weeks of the season? My best guess is this ends up being a 65/35 split with Addai getting the majority of the carries, but Rhodes not only spelling Addai at times, but also being the 3rd down back.
I agree with your 65/35 assessment but I also believe that the Colts are now in a must win situation every week just to make the playoofs, a situation they haven't been in in years. This may help or hurt Addai because they (the Colts) will most certainly go with the guy who has the hot hand. That guy now is Rhodes. he has looked better in the past three weeks against the two best run defenses than Addai has looked all year.
 
Solid RB2 at best; OK RB3 at worst if this turns into a RBBC situation. And given how good Rhodes has looked (he had another good game against a great defense last night) it very well could. Rhodes has looked a lot better than Addai in my opinion so it will be interesting to see if Addai goes back to getting nearly all of the carries again if he's healthy.

 
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I'm not so sure it will even be 65/35 Addai - I wouldn't be surprised to see more of a close to 50/50 split unless one of them separates himself from the other like Addai did a few years back.

 
An interesting statistic they rolled out last night on MNF:

17% of Rhodes' carries are for a LOSS, which is one of the highest in the league.

Watching the game, I thought Rhodes looked very unspectacular, despite the decent number of 109 all-purpose yards. The Titans seemed to be concentrating on Wayne/Harrison/Gonzo/Clark more. I thought Rhodes looked very average when he was in open space.

It will be interesting to see what shakes out, but I do not think there is any way this is a 50/50 RBBC.

 
65-35 in favor of Addai sounds right to me. All this talk of Rhodes looking better than Addai is bunk. The O-line is healthy now, which it wasn't when Addai was playing. That's the difference, I have no doubt Addai would have put up about 15-20 more yards per game than Rhodes if he would have been playing the last 3 games. Heck, Simpson seemed to do just as much as Rhodes with his carries which again tells me its the o-line.

Rhodes looked poor against the Ravens other than 1 very impressive run. Poor against Green Bay and decent against an overrated Titans run defense that seemed to really miss Vanden Bosch. Let's not forget Addai playing well against Jacksonville and Houston despite not having a fully healthy O-line.

Rhodes has been solid as a receiver, but Addai has always been good there as well, however if they want to avoiding pushing Addai too hard upon his return, then that seems like the most likely role to delegate to Rhodes.

I think people may be making a mountain out of a mole hill here, Rhodes will get more work than he did before Addai got hurt, but its not even close to being a 50-50 committee.

 
I've got to believe that if Addai can come back and run behind a healthy O-line..........he'll look more impressive than Rhodes. I guess time will tell. My money is on Addai being a strong RB2 from about week 11 on.

 
An interesting statistic they rolled out last night on MNF:17% of Rhodes' carries are for a LOSS, which is the highest in the league.Watching the game, I thought Rhodes looked very unspectacular, despite the decent number of 109 all-purpose yards. The Titans seemed to be concentrating on Wayne/Harrison/Gonzo/Clark more. I thought Rhodes looked very average when he was in open space.It will be interesting to see what shakes out, but I do not think there is any way this is a 50/50 RBBC.
:goodposting: Only the Addai haters think Rhodes has looked good.
 
What about the Simpson kid? I listened to the game on the radio, sounded like the announcers dug him. What do you guys think? Does he have skills/opportunity?

 
An interesting statistic they rolled out last night on MNF:17% of Rhodes' carries are for a LOSS, which is the highest in the league.Watching the game, I thought Rhodes looked very unspectacular, despite the decent number of 109 all-purpose yards. The Titans seemed to be concentrating on Wayne/Harrison/Gonzo/Clark more. I thought Rhodes looked very average when he was in open space.It will be interesting to see what shakes out, but I do not think there is any way this is a 50/50 RBBC.
:goodposting: Only the Addai haters think Rhodes has looked good.
I'm not an Addai hater and I think Rhodes has looked as good and arguably better than Addai this season. As an Addai owner, I'd love for him to come back, reclaim the starting job and dominate the touches the way he did before his injury. But given how good I believe Rhodes has looked I think there's a good chance this becomes a RBBC the way it was the last time these two were on the same team. I was very impressed with how Rhodes looked last night against one of the best defenses in the league.I'm trying to look at this situation realistically since that's the best way to analyze what my team can do the rest of the season. I don't think it's wise to project Addai to be the clear, dominant RB on this team. Could that occur? Sure it could. But I think the best way to approach this situation is to view Rhodes as a threat - and perhaps a significant one given his production - to Addai's touches the rest of the season.That's assuming Addai can return to full health. If he can't, then I think just about everyone would agree Rhodes will remain a big factor in the Colts' backfield.
 
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I love Dominic Rhodes. He was essential to the Super Bowl run 2 years ago, and he had some nice runs against Green Bay when the rest of the offense was struggling. However, he does not seem to be the same RB he used to be and doesn't seem to be anywhere near the RB that Addai is. The running game has steadily improved as the OL has gotten healthy. In fact, the Tennessee game was the first time that they've had all 5 guys healthy, and they opened up a lot of running lanes that Rhodes just missed.

Initially, the Colts could use Rhodes more to ease Addai back from injury, especially if Addai continues to have any tightness in the hamstring. When Addai gets healthy, my bet is that he gets 75% of the touches and produces well. The possibility of a lingering hamstring injury is a significant concern though.

 
Am I crazy for thinking that the colts will have a great 2nd half to the season, win a wildcard spot, and win the superbowl?

 
...but I also believe that the Colts are now in a must win situation every week just to make the playoofs, a situation they haven't been in in years.
Hmmm, so it now takes a 12-4 record to get into the playoffs. Man, the AFC really IS tough!! :rolleyes:
 
I just traded Roy and an 09' 1st for Addai. I think i got a Steal..
How the hell does this contribute to anything??? I'll never understand these types of posts. Anyways, I think Rhodes has looked better and put up better numbers is b/c teams make it easier for him. Linebackers don't bite as much on play-action, so the lanes are there for Rhodes more so than Addai, which does help Rhodes personally, but overall it certainly hurts the offense because it makes passing much more difficult. Addai makes the backers respect play fakes, which helps the offense, and he'll be in there as much as he can handle in my opinion. He also faces Cinci and Detroit during the fantasy playoffs, which is potentially huge.
 

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