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Edgerrin James back to the Colts? (1 Viewer)

gradin123

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It looks like this will be James last season in the desert and given his age it's doubtful he'll find a starting job anywhere or big money.

He still has a bit to contribute though and I think his past association with the Colts and their lack of a consistent running game makes that a likely landing spot for him. Perhaps they'll let Rhodes go and he'll just platoon with Addai.

 
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James is a dope who still thinks he should be starting, so he will want to go somewhere where he thinks he can be the main back. The question is, will any team actually pay him big bucks to be their main back?

Then again, given how often Addai gets hurt, he probably could go back to Indy and be the lead guy more often than not. :lmao:

 
James is a dope who still thinks he should be starting, so he will want to go somewhere where he thinks he can be the main back. The question is, will any team actually pay him big bucks to be their main back? Then again, given how often Addai gets hurt, he probably could go back to Indy and be the lead guy more often than not. :lmao:
I agree with a lot of what your saying but just think the Colts may indeed be interested in bringing him back in some capacity and I don't think he'll get a lot of offers.Also he seems to be held in high regards by the Colts. Last week during the playoff game the announcers mentioned that the Colts gave James a Super Bowl ring even though he had already left the team before the season. It seems to me that if he does end up back in the league next year it will be with the Colts and like you said with Addai's track record he may actually get a chance to play a lot there.
 
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I don't think Edge would mind not starting, I think he was just bothered by Arizona basically making him a healthy scratch for a month. If he would have been getting 7-10 touches per game or if Hightower were outperforming him, than I don't think it would have been a big deal, but since neither of those things happened it irked him.

As far as return to Indy goes, it almost makes too much sense. I also wouldn't rule out Arizona sticking with him for one final season if he were to accept a paycut.

 
As far as return to Indy goes, it almost makes too much sense.
He only left the Colts because they had no cap room for him. Now he won't get much money at all.He knows the system and knows the new head coach from his time there. The Colts management still likes him and the Colts will probably be looking to replace Rhodes.It does make a lot of sense for both sides.He obviously is past his prime but that being said he still was a more effective running back than Hightower this year.I doubt he'd be handed the starting job with the Colts but he may be offered a chance to earn it. Just something to keep in mind if you are a Addai owner looking towards next year.
 
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No starting behind Addai, and not starting behind Hightower are two different things.

Edge was being punished for running his mouth, but when the first playoff game came and the Cards needed a win it was James starting not Hightower.

 
Why wouldn't they just keep Rhodes? At this point, Rhodes is a much better option than Edge.
:thumbup: Rhodes is perfect for what the Colts need and played well when he got a chance to start this year. I am not sure either Rhodes or the team would want to part with each other.
 
I would love this...Addai would be the best value RB out there next season as people fawn over Edge being back in Indy.

 
Anthony Borbely said:
Why wouldn't they just keep Rhodes? At this point, Rhodes is a much better option than Edge.
Why did management give James a super bowl ring even though he wasn't on the team?They obviously love the guy. Both Rhodes and James are unrestricted free agents so the Colts could make the switch easily.
 
jeter23 said:
Anthony Borbely said:
Why wouldn't they just keep Rhodes? At this point, Rhodes is a much better option than Edge.
:wall: Rhodes is perfect for what the Colts need and played well when he got a chance to start this year. I am not sure either Rhodes or the team would want to part with each other.
And James isn't a fit for what the Colts like to do?Granted he is older but he seemed to fit that system ok.
 
jeter23 said:
Anthony Borbely said:
Why wouldn't they just keep Rhodes? At this point, Rhodes is a much better option than Edge.
:hifive: Rhodes is perfect for what the Colts need and played well when he got a chance to start this year. I am not sure either Rhodes or the team would want to part with each other.
And James isn't a fit for what the Colts like to do?Granted he is older but he seemed to fit that system ok.
Lots of RBs would fit the system, but I was referring to Rhodes' attitude and evident comfort with his role. I agree with the earlier poster that I get the feel that James would demand more carries/touches than he would get as the #2 in Indy.
 
Anthony Borbely said:
Why wouldn't they just keep Rhodes? At this point, Rhodes is a much better option than Edge.
Why did management give James a super bowl ring even though he wasn't on the team?They obviously love the guy. Both Rhodes and James are unrestricted free agents so the Colts could make the switch easily.
I don't think the Super Bowl ring has anything to do with the current situation. It was in appreciation for the past. I don't see the Colts letting sentiment getting in the way of what is best for their team.
 
Lots of RBs would fit the system, but I was referring to Rhodes' attitude and evident comfort with his role. I agree with the earlier poster that I get the feel that James would demand more carries/touches than he would get as the #2 in Indy.
He can demand all he wants but he is not going to get it.No team is going to hand a 31 year old running back their starting job.

 
travdogg said:
I don't think Edge would mind not starting, I think he was just bothered by Arizona basically making him a healthy scratch for a month. If he would have been getting 7-10 touches per game or if Hightower were outperforming him, than I don't think it would have been a big deal, but since neither of those things happened it irked him.As far as return to Indy goes, it almost makes too much sense. I also wouldn't rule out Arizona sticking with him for one final season if he were to accept a paycut.
concur with all of this. :no:
 
James looks very much like a Patriots type player at this point. I'm sure he'd like to stick it to the Colts.
Why would he want to stick it to the Colts? They only let him go because they didn't have the cap space to sign him. He knows that.And they honored him with a Super Bowl Ring when he was playing in Arizona. I'm pretty sure the admiration between James and the Colts is mutual and that is why he likely will end up signing there.
 
James looks very much like a Patriots type player at this point. I'm sure he'd like to stick it to the Colts.
Why would he want to stick it to the Colts? They only let him go because they didn't have the cap space to sign him. He knows that.And they honored him with a Super Bowl Ring when he was playing in Arizona. I'm pretty sure the admiration between James and the Colts is mutual and that is why he likely will end up signing there.
Most players have a thing to come back and beat the team they used to play for. Maybe Edge is different. The Colts could have found a way to keep him and opted not to.
 
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James looks very much like a Patriots type player at this point. I'm sure he'd like to stick it to the Colts.
Why would he want to stick it to the Colts? They only let him go because they didn't have the cap space to sign him. He knows that.And they honored him with a Super Bowl Ring when he was playing in Arizona. I'm pretty sure the admiration between James and the Colts is mutual and that is why he likely will end up signing there.
Most players have a thing to come back and beat the team they used to play for. Maybe Edge is different. The Colts could have found a way to keep him and opted not to.
With Peyton's cap number there was no way they could keep him for anywhere near the money he got from the Cards. He chose money but both sides split on good terms.
 
Why wouldn't they just keep Rhodes? At this point, Rhodes is a much better option than Edge.
:( Rhodes is perfect for what the Colts need and played well when he got a chance to start this year. I am not sure either Rhodes or the team would want to part with each other.
All along when people were saying Rhodes was playing so well, I wondered "what are they watching?"Now that the season is over, the people still saying this were clearly NOT watching anything at all. Rhodes was awful this year and last. He has no gas left in the tank. He never was that good in the first place.

Edge is pretty washed up as well, but would probably be an upgrade over Rhodes.

 
I would love this...Addai would be the best value RB out there next season as people fawn over Edge being back in Indy.
I have a feeling that the Addai experiment has just about run its course.
Weren't you saying this last year as well?Addai, when healthy, is the best back on that roster, and is a pretty darn good NFL RB in general. Injuries suck, and he appears to be injury prone. I could see an RBBC, even more so than this season. But I don't see them replacing him as the "starter" anytime soon.
 
I would love this...Addai would be the best value RB out there next season as people fawn over Edge being back in Indy.
I have a feeling that the Addai experiment has just about run its course.
Weren't you saying this last year as well?Addai, when healthy, is the best back on that roster, and is a pretty darn good NFL RB in general. Injuries suck, and he appears to be injury prone. I could see an RBBC, even more so than this season. But I don't see them replacing him as the "starter" anytime soon.
No, I didn't say that last year, but I wish I had.
 
Rhodes and James would make a good tandem and they might be able to get some kind of draft picks for Addai while he still has some kind of value.

 
That was the first thing I thought of when I heard rumblings a few weeks back out of James. He seemed to be done in AZ after this season, so I can absolutely see him back in Indy. They did it with Rhodes....

 
Rhodes was better than Addai this year. Why not bring Edge in to replace Addai?

Addai just isn't very good. The "he's in a great offense' argument isn't working anymore. The guy tiptoes to the LOS every damn play. HIT THE ####### HOLE ALREADY!!!

 
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I take back what I said earlier. Based on this thread Addai doesn't need Edge to sign with Indy to be a great value next season...it sounds like he will be either way.

 
Rhodes was better than Addai this year. Why not bring Edge in to replace Addai?Addai just isn't very good. The "he's in a great offense' argument isn't working anymore. The guy tiptoes to the LOS every damn play. HIT THE ####### HOLE ALREADY!!!
Rhodes will be a FA - Addai still is playing his rookie contract. Easier to not re-sign Rhodes than cut Addai.
 
Saints GM Mickey Loomis revealed Wednesday that the club has had "internal discussions" about signing free agent Edgerrin James.

It's hard to say if the Saints are flirting with RBs to motivate Pierre Thomas, or if they're really working on an upgrade. They also talked up drafting Beanie Wells, then passed. Edge, however, wouldn't necessarily be better than Thomas. He lost short-yardage duty to late-round rookie Tim Hightower in Arizona last year and is a vision-dependent back at this stage of his career. May. 6 - 2:00 pm et

Source: NFL.com

 
How does this story translate to Edge back to the Colts? How would he be better for the Colts at this point than D Brown?

 
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