Re: Looking forward. What do we need to get back to the SB?
posted at 2/8/2012 11:57 AM EST
In Response to Re: Looking forward. What do we need to get back to the SB?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Looking forward. What do we need to get back to the SB? : We have a running game, we just ddin't use it. When BJGE and Ridley were used in Oakland, they ran amuck. You can't give your lead back 10 carries and then say "we have no running game", especially with a Now, if you're talking about a better back, one that will cost a lot in trade, like a Maurice JOnes Drew, one we'd have to sign to Chris Johnson type money in order to force Brady to use a great RB, then fine. The problem with is, Brady gets paid 20 mil, Mankins 9 million and the forumla is already thrown off. BJGE is the best kept secret in the NFL at this position, but simply isn't used. The guy doesn't fumble and is very effective when used as a lead back here. Talk to BB, Bill O'Brien and Brady as to why he's subbed for constantly and why they don't lean on him. If they simply got him 20 more carries, 10 in the second half, especially more on the last few drives, we are sitting here as SB champs. Plain and simple. So, we have a far more pricey QB than what he had in 2009, before the lockout and the cap was scaled back a bit, and now because we have a stubborn/blinded HOF QB, we need to rein him by paying more for the RB position? Ok. But, that's not easy to do, especially after selfish Mankins not proving his worth.
Posted by RustyGriswold[/QUOTE]
I agree with most of what you said here Rusty, but in one note your saying to trade for MJD (which is interesting of course) but then in the next breath your saying that BJGE is a lead back.
Ridley and BJGE ran ALL over Oakland BECAUSE OAK was NOT good against the RUN this past season.
When BJGE plays against a team which is tops against the Run, the Pats usually shy away from the run, becasue the Pats know he (bjge) isn't going gain those tough 50-60 yds vs a top notch run D. (It's NOT a knock on BJGE! I like him a lot as well! and he doesn't fumble) />
Your idea about MJD is a good one, b/c a guy like MJD brings back (or would bring back) the PLAY Action FAKE! which Brady can't really Sell it at all with BJGE b/c opposing D's don't respect BJGE.
My thinking was a guy like Cedric Benson? Not sure what he has left in the tank but maybe this would work? not sure.
I do think Brady though, needs an upgrade at RB to take pressure OFF of #12. We haven't won anything since we had Corey Dillon at RB. That should say something here. I know they snagged Ridley / Vareen in last yrs draft, but those guys are just kids right now...