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NFC East by position-RB

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jul 5, 2013.

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Rank the best RBs in the NFC East

Poll closed Jul 12, 2013.
Dallas-Murray 34 vote(s) 22.2%
Wash-Morris 57 vote(s) 37.3%
NYG-David Wilson 7 vote(s) 4.6%
NYG-Andre Brown 1 vote(s) 0.7%
Philadelphia-LeSean McCoy 87 vote(s) 56.9%
Philadelphia-Bryce Brown 1 vote(s) 0.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    McCoy
    Morris
    Murray

    In that order. Morris benefit from the constant threat of RG3, but I would still put him over Murray, nobody is on McCoys level though.
  2. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    I agree with this list, maybe put B. Brown ahead Wilson, but if I remember right, they both had fumbling issues.

    It's a bit crazy that maybe two years ago, the Giants running game was very very good, now it's a shell of that.
  3. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    shady -- easy choice as top guy. versatile, tough and explosive.
    morris -- system benefited him but he wasnt fumbling or getting hurt.
    murray -- showed excellent talent but needs to stay healthy.
    wilson -- was high on wilson til all the fumbling issues that kept him on the bench.
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    I had him on my fantasy football team, so I paid particular attention to him. He is the real deal - unfortunately for us. If Shanahan is smart, he will continue using him as he did last year, and not the rotation he is famous for with running backs.
  5. Tom [Giants fan]

    Tom [Giants fan] Member

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    I think it is way too early to put Wilson anywhere in the rankings except low. He hasn't done enough yet to overcome the other guys. Andre Brown I don't even think is in the discussion. He is a good back but nowhere near what the other guys are. Wilson looks like he is going to be special but he has to show more to get the nod over the top guys on each team.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I agree Wilson has to show he can do it consistently as well as protect the ball. I find the guy scary as a Cowboys' fan.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    He's got a chance to be scary-good, if he's overcome his fumbling problems.
  8. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    I saw Wilson at VT all his years there. Freak of an athlete, great speed, HORRIBLE vision.

    I love Morris because he might have the best vision of any RB in the NFL. He finds holes.

    David Wilson runs into the back of his lineman when he has a huge hole to the left that could spring him for a 50 yard TD. The guy simply doesn't have a feel for the position nor does he know how to set up blocks.
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Im surprised how many people think Morris is a better back than Murray. Yes he stayed healthy, but he's not a better pure runner, imo.

    I also think that, once teams figure out the read option, Morris' numbers will come down significantly. His rookie year will be his best.
  10. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    Murray has more talent and is very fast.

    Morris is physical, churns up yards consistently and again has great vision. That 32 yard TD he had in the final game of the season is a work of art, the way he found that cut back hole and was able to take it to the house.

    Essentially give me a RB with vision over talent any day. Or else David Wilson would top this list easily, as he is the most physically talented runner in the division with his combination of break away speed and power.
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I think your bias is really showing with the whole "great vision" thing. He's a one cut runner, and has some big holes to run through b/c of the read option. His greatest asset is, I think by FAR, his ability to keep the legs churning and go forward after contact.
  12. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    Look at that 32 yard against you guys in the 4th quarter. How anyone sees the hole he ends up hitting is beyond me.

    One cut runners rely on great vision and making the right cut at the right time. Morris excels at this.
  13. Tom [Giants fan]

    Tom [Giants fan] Member

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    He fumbled one time. I wouldn't call that a problem. And Coughlin is already teaching him to hold the ball like he did with Barber.
  14. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Anyone picking Morris needs to look at his production when RGknee was not in the game.
  15. Sonny#9

    Sonny#9 Well-Known Member

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    You mean the game where he ran for 87 yards and 2 TDs despite the Browns focusing all of their efforts on stopping the run, allowing Cousins to throw for 329 yards? You mean that game? Yeah. He was terrible.

    Sarcasm aside -- I would take McCoy over Morris. I would love to see McCoy in Shanahan's system. I think he'd be a 2000 yard back.
  16. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    A little off topic, but kind of cool: I had previously heard about Morris still driving his old car—a Mazda 626—after getting his contract (you know, keeping it real). Well, this morning I heard that Mazda contacted him and is going to refurbish the car, adding a new engine, repairing a crack in the dash, etc… I thought it was a pretty neat story. He says he wants to drive the car for another 20 years.
  17. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Did you just say Morris has the best vision in the NFL. wow
  18. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Yes the game where his ypc was 33 percent lower than his season average. His second worst performance of the year and lowest in over 2 months and 8 games.

    Coincidence?
  19. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    That fumbling knock goes all the way back to his junior year in college. Not just the time he fumbled against us, got pulled, and then cried about it.
  20. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    1. McCoy
    2. Morris
    3. Murray
    4. Wilson
    5. Andre Brown

    David Wilson has a lot of upside, he's a similar player to McCoy in that he can score from anywhere on the field.

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