2nd Team RB - Dunbar, Randle or Tanner?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Verdict, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I won't be surprised if Tanner gets cut before Randle because of Tanner's limited upside and Randle's perceived higher ceiling. Moreover Randle is a rookie so you would expect him to get better over time. I was pretty high on the Randle pick coming out of the draft.

    However, objectively speaking, Randle hasn't shown very much in the preseason. Granted that doesn't mean much, but realistically, he has been the 4th best back on the roster so far. I'm ok if he is kept over Tanner, but late round picks like him often get cut and often make it to the practice squad. I'm not saying he would, or that I would risk doing it, but it is not outside the realm of possibility.
  2. jamesdojr

    jamesdojr Well-Known Member

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    They easily carry four RBs because they are not carrying a FB this year.
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    To me, this is kind of like the WR3 debate. It depends are the situation and scenario.

    Dunbar is the 3rd down (at times) situational back.
    If Murray goes down, then eventually Randle will be the next primary back.
    However, early on, Tanner might be that guy.
  4. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I see it like this:

    Demarco Murray is our starting RB.
    Dunbar is our starting scat back.
    Randle is our backup RB.
    Tanner is the 3rd string RB.

    It will be Murray running and Dunbar coming in in certain situations. If Murray goes down then Randle will be running the ball with Dunbar coming in in certain situations.

    Tanner has played well enough to stick if they want to kind of go a little short at another position.

    Just my $0.02
  5. Big D

    Big D Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we're watching the same guy.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Yeah, that was a poor choice of a word. Tanner's got some physical limitations, but he's not a weak player by any stretch.
  7. Big D

    Big D Well-Known Member

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    No , not at all. He's not a track star but he plows through the defense and I'd rather see that in a rb that prancing. This team needs the attitude that they can get the hard yard. Both Murray and Tanner give us that but lining up in shotgun with 1-2yds to go is not going to cut no matter who is at rb.

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