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I thought he looked damn good at times last night but Kubiak was hell bent on forcing Bibbs in when it wasn't working. There were a several times when Booker busted off some nice plays and promptly ca

When I first saw that quote I thought it was in response to a question specifically about Booker but it wasn't and it makes the comment perhaps more telling. For those who haven't watched the cli

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2 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

Booker is not Jacobs.   Jets run D is solid.  Raiders are not a great team. 

He salvaged a few points late.  Wasn’t bad...wasn’t good.  Would have been nice to get that score over Carr...

Thinking I possibly drop him as not sure i could trust him in the playoffs if Jacobs misses any other games (their schedule is rough for a backup)

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3 minutes ago, sho nuff said:

He salvaged a few points late.  Wasn’t bad...wasn’t good.  Would have been nice to get that score over Carr...

Thinking I possibly drop him as not sure i could trust him in the playoffs if Jacobs misses any other games (their schedule is rough for a backup)

Next week is not going to be pretty for the Raiders run game. 

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15 minutes ago, LionOfGosforth said:

Another next to useless spot start RB statline. See Mattison, Edmonds and about two dozen others this year.

Were you expecting a breakout game against this run D?

His upside this week was if the Raiders got up fast and then could grind the clock. That didn't happen, but Booker got 16 carries (the vast majority) which is what I hoped for in starting him.

He ended with a floor game netting 50 and a catch. I don't regret starting him because of that opportunity, knowing sledding would be tough against the only thing the Jets are doing well this year -- stopping the run.

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3 hours ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

Were you expecting a breakout game against this run D?

His upside this week was if the Raiders got up fast and then could grind the clock. That didn't happen, but Booker got 16 carries (the vast majority) which is what I hoped for in starting him.

He ended with a floor game netting 50 and a catch. I don't regret starting him because of that opportunity, knowing sledding would be tough against the only thing the Jets are doing well this year -- stopping the run.

Per this week's League Dominator, they have the Jets ranked as the 11th easiest against the run.  That hardly seems like a tough run D.

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8 minutes ago, Down Under said:

Per this week's League Dominator, they have the Jets ranked as the 11th easiest against the run.  That hardly seems like a tough run D.

Either the site is wrong or you are reading it wrong -- they are 11th in both least rush yards allowed and yrds allowed per game, and 4th in yds per attempt -- though they can be scored on on the ground (21st in rush TDs allowed). 

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13 hours ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

Were you expecting a breakout game against this run D?

His upside this week was if the Raiders got up fast and then could grind the clock. That didn't happen, but Booker got 16 carries (the vast majority) which is what I hoped for in starting him.

He ended with a floor game netting 50 and a catch. I don't regret starting him because of that opportunity, knowing sledding would be tough against the only thing the Jets are doing well this year -- stopping the run.

No, not a breakout game but better than 50 yards, the majority of which were ground out late, he had almost nothing through 3 quarters. No, the comment was more specifically about the amount of times replacement RBs come along and get everyone excited to the extend they're talking of benching true studs to accommodate them, only for it to fail miserably. It happens many times, every year and I fall for it myself occasionally, Edmonds springs to mind. Booker got about his floor in this game while many were expecting top 10ish numbers. I'm glad I missed him on waivers and started Gallman instead. I must admit, i'd have fallen into that trap myself otherwise.

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8 hours ago, oswizzle said:

He was not even used in the passing game like he is when Jacobs is healthy

Richard and Riddick both had one target and Booker had 2. So its within the average of 5 targets to the RB per game.

Booker only played 33 snaps (43%) but he had 18 opportunities in the game.

Richard played 32 snaps (41%) and had 5 opportunities.

Riddick played 13 snaps (17%) and had 4 opportunities.

This game was almost an even split in snaps between Booker and Richard but Booker gets the ball a lot more when he is on the field.

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