Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboyChris, Aug 29, 2005.
who would u cut
A-Train, less upside and brings nothing to special teams.
Tuna learned his lesson about Vet experience at RB last year, I hope.
let me re-phrase that, who would u cut, and who do u think BP cuts?
I thought about it for 5 minutes and still could not decide. All bring something to the table, very tough choice. I say keep them all.
Does not change my answer.
it is a tough call.
personally i would cut A-Train
if i were a betting man, i would say BP cuts Thompson
Neither.....put Barber on the PUP list so you can see what TT has
The only reason to keep him would be that he is a vet. He can't play FB. He isn't on special teams. He hasn't really looked like a power back, which is what we need him for.
Parcells isn't going to cut any of them. But if he had to, it would be Thompson. He has money and a draft pick invested in Barber. A-Train has the experience, would likely be better in pass protection and such.
And Thompson, despite all his speed, has not shown a lot of wiggle or the ability to make people miss. In fact, he seems to go down relatively easily for a man his size.
All 4 will make it, but if I had to choose one it'd be Tyson. Hes fast but thats about it, hes very average on kick offs and has poor vision. Plus A Train is the goal line short yardage back we need. MB3 stays, Bill likes him and we gambled on not getting Canty for him , and beside that one fumble he hasnt done anything to demote himself. Solid in blitz pick up, and has ran well considering the blocking.
Hes also probably he best ST option out of the 3.
It's against the rules, all we can do is IR him, Beriault or Thornton.
The PUP is for players injured before they were on the TC active roster. If you practiced or played in a game and then get hurt you and the team are SOL.
The thing is, I don't see what the point in keeping Thompson is because he really has no future here, we're basically going to be holding him back. With JJ, and also Barber entrenched here, I think we will be hurting the guy. Let him go somewhere where he can truly showcase his skills and be a star.....that is if he keeps his head on straight.
Darn then IR Barber
all of them will probably make the team. B3 has played pretty well aside from the fumbles and Thompson has also showed some promise. A-Train is the only one who is on the bubble.
I don't know think you can really put Barber on PUP. That means you don't have him for 6 weeks I think. And I don't think they can practice. Barber needs all the exposure he can get. I think he is the best choice behind JJ in the long run at the moment.
I like ATrain because you can count on him. I don't think he will fumble much, miss assignments or not pick up the blitz. We must have a good blocker back there. With one back sets u cannot afford to leave Bledsoe unprotected and you must protect him. If he goes down then we will likely lose any shot at the playoffs we may have IMO. On the other hand the guy is limited. He is a marginally good starter. That's it. He's better than Hambrick but he's never gonna be better.
I think you have to keep Polite. I've thought about them not keeping a FB but that is just not a good idea. It would create too many problems and too many limitations as well as handcuff the offense too much. You don't have any other choice at FB. I could be wrong but Polite made the team long ago.
TT appears to have made the team. He has too much speed and potential to cut. He may not ever be a complete NFL RB but we need to find that out....not someone else. He may not even suit up every game. It depends on how well he can start returning the ball on kickoffs. That's his ticket to game action right now IMO.
So I wouldn't cut anyone. If I absolutely had to cut a RB I would take a chance and cut ATrain. But I wouldn't do that as he's the only experienced RB behind JJ.
if A-Train got cut, do u think he will be signed by someone else right away?
The million dollar question, It's something I have been thinking about for 2 weeks now.
I honestly have not made up my mind yet but seem to be leaning towards A-Train or Barber and MAYBE a little more towards A-Train at this time.
Thompson. This sorry excuse for a running back was undrafted for a reason.
I would also agree that Thompson would have to go. He's the least experienced of the 3 candidates (including Barber, who's got a lot more NCAA experience under his belt). Running-wise, he's not shown any ability to run between the tackles, getting most of his runs to the outside. Like others have said, he's got little wiggle in him for a guy w/ his speed, and even less break-tackle ability in him for a guy his size. And, as far as I can remember, I don't recall him having shown either his blocking or pass-receiving ability much. Lastly, as a 3rd string RB, his primary contribution to this team would have been as a returner, but he hasn't really shown us much of that in the last couple of games.
I think Parcells will go this route, too. Thompson is too raw to have much of a role in our conservative offense, and relies too much on his speed, and if speed were enough we'd still have RB Cason and WR Randall Williams here.
My two cents.
I wouldnt cut A train he's s trong runner,better than BArber in my opinion.......Tyson Thompson has to show me a little more,so far he runs great ont heoutside but has ZERO penetration threw the middle.