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Could Pittman carry you to a title? (1 Viewer)

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I didn't see a thread specifically dedicated to Pittman but after yesterday, could there be a chance to steal a 2nd half stud in DEN not named Torain?

 
As soon as Young or Torian is healthy they'll go back to RBBC. Pittman might go from 1B to 1A but he still won't be worth starting on a weekly basis.

 
I didn't see a thread specifically dedicated to Pittman but after yesterday, could there be a chance to steal a 2nd half stud in DEN not named Torain?
The Denver backfield changes with the blink of an eye. There is no telling who will be the primary Denver RB next week let alone for the 2nd half.
 
Remember Torain will be back soon. When he does, production may go down. PLUS, Selvinw ill be healthy soon. Time to SELL SELL SELLL

 
The fact that the Broncos lost the football game doesn't necessarily bode well for Pittman. As others have mentioned, Hall and Torrain are back soon, and Shanny will tinker with the lineup until the team gets hot.

 
The fact that the Broncos lost the football game doesn't necessarily bode well for Pittman.
Maybe, but you can't really point to any specific part of Pittman's game and say that it contributed to the loss (aside from, "he ran it 20 times and we lost").Meanwhile, Cutler had 2 turnovers while completing only 57% of his passes for 5.2 yards/attempt. :goodposting:
 
Shanny is desperate to find a consistent back who can chew up clock so his defense is on the field as little as possible.

Once Torain is healthy he will be given every opportunity to be that back...if he fails then its back to RBBC

 
What strikes me as interesting in this game is that Andre Hall did not have a carry.He was active I checked the game log.
yeah it was pretty odd - the whole DEN RB situation is very odd. Everyone keeps trying to say that as soon as Shanny finds a back that can carry the load (insinuating it is Torain) then it will work itself out. Selvin Young had been averaging almost 6 yards a carry and he never got more than 13 carries all year. The "experts" on this site keep saying Andre Hall is the better back - but he hasn't got more than 10 carries all year. Now along comes Pittman, who gets 20 carries the first time out- we know Selvin was injured but what about Hall? Anyone who thinks Torain is going to be "the guy" is purely guessing at this point. My guess is Torain moves into Youngs role 10-12 carries - Pittman keeps the 3rd down/ goal line duties and Young gets pushed back to Hall's 5 carries a game. Hall is on the outside looking in. You just got Pittman's best game - sell if you can.
 
What strikes me as interesting in this game is that Andre Hall did not have a carry.He was active I checked the game log.
yeah it was pretty odd - the whole DEN RB situation is very odd. Everyone keeps trying to say that as soon as Shanny finds a back that can carry the load (insinuating it is Torain) then it will work itself out. Selvin Young had been averaging almost 6 yards a carry and he never got more than 13 carries all year. The "experts" on this site keep saying Andre Hall is the better back - but he hasn't got more than 10 carries all year. Now along comes Pittman, who gets 20 carries the first time out- we know Selvin was injured but what about Hall? Anyone who thinks Torain is going to be "the guy" is purely guessing at this point. My guess is Torain moves into Youngs role 10-12 carries - Pittman keeps the 3rd down/ goal line duties and Young gets pushed back to Hall's 5 carries a game. Hall is on the outside looking in. You just got Pittman's best game - sell if you can.
I don't get how everyone is so sure that Torain is the man - he hasn't done one thing. Shanny seems to like backs that can carry the load - and Pittman is that. He plays all 3 downs, blocks, is good in short yardage... what's not to like? I don't have the first clue what is going to happen, but to dismiss the idea that Pittman could become "the man" there seems a bit quick. It's certainly at the very least a possibility.
 
I am not sure...this question got me to thinking. Pittman is workman like. He got 20+ carries in a game they were losing against a 'not terrible' DEF. Those are positives for him.

To be contenders, DEN needs to run the ball, control the clock, and keep their DEF off the field. There's no reason Pittman won't continue to get 20 carries a game (until he just one day doesn't...ha ha).

Anyone know why we didn't see Andre Hall? Joe Six-Pack was not pulled from the practice sqaud from what I know.

 
He's the most complete back on the roster IMO but Young's done nothing to not get his 10 carries per game.

Pittman was impressive yesterday and I'd prefer him to any Denver RB on the roster for this season, but I certainly wouldn't want to start a Denver RB unless I had to.

 
I am not sure...this question got me to thinking. Pittman is workman like. He got 20+ carries in a game they were losing against a 'not terrible' DEF. Those are positives for him.

To be contenders, DEN needs to run the ball, control the clock, and keep their DEF off the field. There's no reason Pittman won't continue to get 20 carries a game (until he just one day doesn't...ha ha).

Anyone know why we didn't see Andre Hall? Joe Six-Pack was not pulled from the practice sqaud from what I know.
There is also no reason why Young shouldn't get 20 carries a game - he's averaged 5+ yards per carry! Shannahan has proven he does not have reasons for doing things.
 
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we need to quit trying to get into shanny's mind. he's all over the place. it wouldn't surprise me to see pittman not see a single carry next week.

with that being said, i finally dropped young and picked up pittman. he'll start for me next week as a bye week replacement.

just based on the game last week, pittman looked pretty damn fast and aggressive running the ball. if pittman doesn't get 15 carries next week, i'm hoping he'll at least get the goal line carries.

 
There is also no reason why Young shouldn't get 20 carries a game - he's averaged 5+ yards per carry! Shannahan has proven he does not have reasons for doing things.
There is a reason why: Shanny has said more than once that he doesn't think Selvin can take the beating that comes with 20 carries a game. Whether that was the truth or motivational ploy, Selvin is not helping his case by being banged up again.
 
Anybody who says NO is fooling themselves.

The question isn't: will Pittman be a second half stud, it's COULD he be a second half stud.

It's guaranteed that there will be some surprising second-half studs, and there's no reason that Pittman can't fit into that category. He's an aging but proven performer with weak competition on an excellent offense with a history of plug and play. He did well in his one start.

It's very possible that Pittman will be a top 10 RB for the rest of the season. I wouldn't count on it, but it's quite possible.

 
Could he? Sure, but who knows.

What I do know, is Pittman is a more talented RB than Olandis Gary, Reuben Droughns, or Mike Anderson- and they all were "carry you to a title" candidates who took over midseason under Shanny.

I just traded for Pittman as a bye week filler for last week. If he turns into something more, awesome. If not, I don't lose much.

 
Could he? Sure, but who knows.What I do know, is Pittman is a more talented RB than Olandis Gary, Reuben Droughns, or Mike Anderson- and they all were "carry you to a title" candidates who took over midseason under Shanny.
Neither Gary nor Anderson did much when they left Denver, but Droughns did rush for 1200 yards in Cleveland.
 
Do you think he is worth giving up a guy like C-Buck for? I know Buck is only a backup, but when he plays he has done very well for me. The Westbrook owner wants CBuck from me and had mention Pittman in the past. The problem in my head is that I am not sure Pittman is a sure start each week. When CBuck plays, he is a sure start. (I unfortunately have a bunch of RB3s on my team and no solid RB2s.)

:yes:

 
Anybody who says NO is fooling themselves.The question isn't: will Pittman be a second half stud, it's COULD he be a second half stud.It's guaranteed that there will be some surprising second-half studs, and there's no reason that Pittman can't fit into that category. He's an aging but proven performer with weak competition on an excellent offense with a history of plug and play. He did well in his one start.It's very possible that Pittman will be a top 10 RB for the rest of the season. I wouldn't count on it, but it's quite possible.
I agree. I think Pittman has been the best RB on the Broncos this season. People keep pointing to Torain as if he's a savior but if Pittman stays healthy he should continue to have a big role in this offense. He did nothing yesterday to shoot down the idea he could be the featured RB. Now do I believe that will happen? No. But I'd place stronger odds with Pittman than with Young or Hall and I think people might be putting too much hype on Torain.
 
Michael Pittman has positioned himself to continue starting for the Broncos after his 100-yard performance against the Jaguars.

"(I) thought Mike did a great job," coach Mike Shanahan said. "Ran the ball extremely well, pass-protected well, took advantage of his opportunitiy. Everything you want a guy to do, he did." Shanahan always seems to find a way to settle back into a running back by committee, but at the very least Pittman figures to have enhanced his position going forward.

Source: Rocky Mountain News

Looks like Pittmans value has increased going forward, short term

 
Anybody who says NO is fooling themselves.

The question isn't: will Pittman be a second half stud, it's COULD he be a second half stud.
no
No and No

Rotoworld:

Michael Pittman-RB- Broncos Oct. 14 - 9:59 am et

Michael Pittman has positioned himself to continue starting for the Broncos after his 100-yard performance against the Jaguars.

"(I) thought Mike did a great job," coach Mike Shanahan said. "Ran the ball extremely well, pass-protected well, took advantage of his opportunitiy. Everything you want a guy to do, he did." Shanahan always seems to find a way to settle back into a running back by committee, but at the very least Pittman figures to have enhanced his position going forward.

Source: Rocky Mountain News

Link to article:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008...ccess-foes-cut/

Still No. 1

Broncos running back Michael Pittman, who had 109 rushing yards Sunday, likely will remain as the team's starter in the backfield.

It was the Broncos' first 100-yard rushing game from a back since Dec. 9, when Selvin Young had 156 yards against the Chiefs.

"(I) thought Mike did a great job," Shanahan said. "Ran the ball extremely well, pass-protected well, took advantage of his opportunity. Everything you want a guy to do, he did. He sure didn't hurt himself this game."

Pittman pounded his way through the Buccaneers defense the previous week and likely would have made the start Sunday, even if Young had not suffered a groin injury against Tampa Bay. Young was a game-day inactive.

"After how he played the week before, (I) thought he deserved the opportunity to play full time . . . ," Shanahan said. "Gave him an opportunity to keep the job."

 
With my season on life support, Pittman could breath new life into a squad with Ryan NoShow Grant and Michael EveryOtherGame Turner.

I'm not holding my breath, however.

 
Torain who? Seriously, this guy may have potential but he isnt taking squat away from Pittman right now. This became Pittman's job on Sunday whether people want to believe it or not. Unless he faulters or gets hurt, he will start. Shanny obviously likes him. i can see 11-13 carries a game with 3rd down work and goalline. Not many backs in the NFL even get that. I'll take approx 15 touches including goal line carries from my number 2 RB. I certainly can't count on LJ for that.

 
I can't see why he wouldn't make a quality start, but hoping he'll 'carry you to a title' is expecting a little too much.

I'm just happy with what he's given to me up to this point.

 
Anybody who says NO is fooling themselves.

The question isn't: will Pittman be a second half stud, it's COULD he be a second half stud.
no
No and No

I don't see how anybody could be so sure that it's not possible. You're saying there's ZERO chance that Shanahan gives the ball to one back and turns him into a stud? Well, I suppose you guys are probably right ... it's not like Shanahan has ever done that before.
 
Could Pittman carry you to a title? 2nd half stud?

I didn't see a thread specifically dedicated to Pittman but after yesterday, could there be a chance to steal a 2nd half stud in DEN not named Torain?
Sure, he could. The chances are low enough, however, that one would be a fool to bank on it.
 
What strikes me as interesting in this game is that Andre Hall did not have a carry.He was active I checked the game log.
yeah it was pretty odd - the whole DEN RB situation is very odd. Everyone keeps trying to say that as soon as Shanny finds a back that can carry the load (insinuating it is Torain) then it will work itself out. Selvin Young had been averaging almost 6 yards a carry and he never got more than 13 carries all year. The "experts" on this site keep saying Andre Hall is the better back - but he hasn't got more than 10 carries all year. Now along comes Pittman, who gets 20 carries the first time out- we know Selvin was injured but what about Hall? Anyone who thinks Torain is going to be "the guy" is purely guessing at this point. My guess is Torain moves into Youngs role 10-12 carries - Pittman keeps the 3rd down/ goal line duties and Young gets pushed back to Hall's 5 carries a game. Hall is on the outside looking in. You just got Pittman's best game - sell if you can.
I don't get how everyone is so sure that Torain is the man - he hasn't done one thing. Shanny seems to like backs that can carry the load - and Pittman is that. He plays all 3 downs, blocks, is good in short yardage... what's not to like? I don't have the first clue what is going to happen, but to dismiss the idea that Pittman could become "the man" there seems a bit quick. It's certainly at the very least a possibility.
B/c evetyone else is mediocre (selvin hall) or old and slow (pittman, steady, but not explosive). This is the highest pick (discounting clarett :yes: ) that the broncos have spent on a back in a while. All the local buzz/reports say that shanny/the broncos LOVE this guy. We don't have to care why... :no:
 
What strikes me as interesting in this game is that Andre Hall did not have a carry.He was active I checked the game log.
yeah it was pretty odd - the whole DEN RB situation is very odd. Everyone keeps trying to say that as soon as Shanny finds a back that can carry the load (insinuating it is Torain) then it will work itself out. Selvin Young had been averaging almost 6 yards a carry and he never got more than 13 carries all year. The "experts" on this site keep saying Andre Hall is the better back - but he hasn't got more than 10 carries all year. Now along comes Pittman, who gets 20 carries the first time out- we know Selvin was injured but what about Hall? Anyone who thinks Torain is going to be "the guy" is purely guessing at this point. My guess is Torain moves into Youngs role 10-12 carries - Pittman keeps the 3rd down/ goal line duties and Young gets pushed back to Hall's 5 carries a game. Hall is on the outside looking in. You just got Pittman's best game - sell if you can.
I don't get how everyone is so sure that Torain is the man - he hasn't done one thing. Shanny seems to like backs that can carry the load - and Pittman is that. He plays all 3 downs, blocks, is good in short yardage... what's not to like? I don't have the first clue what is going to happen, but to dismiss the idea that Pittman could become "the man" there seems a bit quick. It's certainly at the very least a possibility.
B/c evetyone else is mediocre (selvin hall) or old and slow (pittman, steady, but not explosive). This is the highest pick (discounting clarett :goodposting: ) that the broncos have spent on a back in a while. All the local buzz/reports say that shanny/the broncos LOVE this guy. We don't have to care why... :rolleyes:
I'm not arguing that. But let's just say I won't be dropping Pittman anytime soon.
 
Antonio Pittman plays for STL, these guys are talking about Michael Pittman. Niether are worth talking about right now.

 

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