The risks of signing a feature back

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    The risks of signing a feature back

    As much as everyone likes to criticize Maroney, he's an absolute bargain in terms of the economics of football.

    According to http://www.patscap.com/ he makes $600k this year with a total cap figure of $1.7 mil.

    Compare that to say, Willis McGahee: (from National Football Post):

    McGahee has a $6.35 million salary-cap figure this year that includes his $3.6 million base salary. His remaining base salaries are $6 million in 2011, $6.5 million in 2012 and $7.2 million in 2013.

    At those figures, McGahee would be the 3rd highest paid Pat behind #s 12 & 81.

    I doubt the Pats would ever go down this path, and be one pulled hammy away from having $7 mil in cap room on the bench for an extended period. 

    So whether or not you like Maroney, keep those numbers in mind when you suggest the Pats sign "fill in your favorite hot RB du jour."
     

     
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    The Patriots haven't even tried to run the ball this year and last year they had a top 10 rushing attack without Maroney.  Runningbacks are a dime a dozen every year there are guys signed off the street or are drafted past the third round that go onto 1000yd seasons, not saying Peterson, Portis and Tomilson are dime a dozen.

    If my memory is correct Fred Taylor signed a 2 year deal for 5 million, that would be a cap charge of 2.5 a year at a minumum.  Kind of expensive for a guy to only run 12 plays through 2 games.
     
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    Re: The risks of signing a feature back

    In Response to The risks of signing a feature back:
    [QUOTE]As much as everyone likes to criticize Maroney, he's an absolute bargain in terms of the economics of football. According to http://www.patscap.com/  he makes $600k this year with a total cap figure of $1.7 mil. Compare that to say, Willis McGahee: (from National Football Post): McGahee has a $6.35 million salary-cap figure this year that includes his $3.6 million base salary. His remaining base salaries are $6 million in 2011, $6.5 million in 2012 and $7.2 million in 2013. At those figures, McGahee would be the 3rd highest paid Pat behind #s 12 & 81. I doubt the Pats would ever go down this path, and be one pulled hammy away from having $7 mil in cap room on the bench for an extended period.  So whether or not you like Maroney, keep those numbers in mind when you suggest the Pats sign "fill in your favorite hot RB du jour."  
    Posted by seattlemaslow[/QUOTE]

    Good points....hence the need to rid ourselves of Vrabel and Seymour.
     
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    In Response to The risks of signing a feature back:
    [QUOTE]As much as everyone likes to criticize Maroney, he's an absolute bargain in terms of the economics of football. According to http://www.patscap.com/  he makes $600k this year with a total cap figure of $1.7 mil. Compare that to say, Willis McGahee: (from National Football Post): McGahee has a $6.35 million salary-cap figure this year that includes his $3.6 million base salary. His remaining base salaries are $6 million in 2011, $6.5 million in 2012 and $7.2 million in 2013. At those figures, McGahee would be the 3rd highest paid Pat behind #s 12 & 81. I doubt the Pats would ever go down this path, and be one pulled hammy away from having $7 mil in cap room on the bench for an extended period.  So whether or not you like Maroney, keep those numbers in mind when you suggest the Pats sign "fill in your favorite hot RB du jour."  
    Posted by seattlemaslow[/QUOTE]
    Excellent point.
    It woud be interesting to figure a YPB "yards per buck" for NFL backs at the end of the season. Simply their yearly salary divided by yards gained. At his salary, maroney might lead the league in this statistic.
    for example,
    2007 lawrence maroney ( 835 yards/$600000)      = $718 YPB.
    2007 Adrian    peterson ( 1341 yards/ 5,000,000) = $2840 YPB. ( actually much more because this is just his base salary, not including extensive "incentives").
    So I ask you guys; who's the bargain here?
     
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    Re: The risks of signing a feature back

    you are right, and that is one of the reasons pats have been so consistent. on the other hand, it is sooo frustrating!
     
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    In Response to Re: The risks of signing a feature back:
    [QUOTE]In Response to The risks of signing a feature back : Excellent point. It woud be interesting to figure a YPB "yards per buck" for NFL backs at the end of the season. Simply their yearly salary divided by yards gained. At his salary, maroney might lead the league in this statistic. for example, 2007 lawrence maroney ( 835 yards/$600000)      = $718 YPB. 2007 Adrian    peterson ( 1341 yards/ 5,000,000) = $2840 YPB. ( actually much more because this is just his base salary, not including extensive "incentives"). So I ask you guys; who's the bargain here?
    Posted by unclealfie[/QUOTE]

    I think total yards from scrimmage would be good (including KR/PR/RecYds). But of course that won't tell the whole picture. With dominant backs like Adrian Peterson they have to game plan more for him and play safeties up in the box more, so that would free up the WRs (if MIN had any).
     

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