What about Michael Turner?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by juck, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    this past year he ran like he was in concrete boots running through molasses. He's done, just like most RBs when they hit their 30s. Much easier and cheaper to draft one every four years or so. Unless a guy has Adrian Peterson/Barry Sanders talent, RBs are easily replaceable. Can't see any reason to spend any significant money signing a FA RB when our OL is terrible and you're just as likely to find a decent one in the mid to late rounds of the draft who will also have fresher legs and a cheaper contract.
  2. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Don't let the name fool you, he looked like he was 41 this season.

    The shelf life has expired; you don't sign RB's over the age of 30 unless they are somehow throwing up 1,500 yard seasons. This league has shown that RB's are now like oil filters; get your mileage out of them, maybe run them over the limit a bit, and toss it away for a new one in a cheap fashion.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Michael Turner=Marion Barber

    It would be a horrible signing.
  4. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    31 is very old for a running back..pass!
  5. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    31 is old for any rb, but turner has some serious miles on him. just draft a guy and pay a whole lot less money for him. every year there are guys in the middle or late in the draft who play very well and dont cost much at all
  6. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I think you just make stuff up, to be honest.

    You want Romo gone, but want the Cowboys to sign Turner.

    There is no way you can actually watch games and come to that conclusion. No possible way. So you must just make this ish up.
  7. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    No to Turner. Need a young RB, that can step in for the long haul for when Murray gets injured again.....let's hope that doesn't happen, but seems he's next in line on a list of injury prone RB's, like Julius 7 Felix Jones.
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I hate it when Skins fans are right.
  9. CowboysBravesSpurs

    CowboysBravesSpurs Active Member

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    The draft always has such a plethora of RBs that come out every year. Why get older & spend the money on an aging RB?
  10. dart

    dart Benched

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    we have the winner
  11. JsnSA

    JsnSA Active Member

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    31 tends to be too old when it comes to running backs. Its rare for them to perform well once they hit that point.

  12. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    ...behind a much better OL than ours.

  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    This is suppose to be a weak draft for RB's but that doesn't mean you can't hit on one. I would keep my options open in free agency and the draft. With Murray's injury history and Felix unlikely to return it's important the Cowboys come up with a back who can carry the load if needed and is good in short yardage situations. The team needs a thumper who can lower their head and keep the chains moving on 3rd and short.
  14. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    He didn't look very good last season but in 2011 he had over 1300 yards. He had 79 fewer carries in 2012 so that contributed some to his yards going down but he does have a lot of milage on him. I still wouldn't rule him out for one year he's a load who could be an asset in short yardage and goal line situations.

    He did score 10 TD's last season 9 of them on the ground so he can still drive forward with those tree trunks of his. As a team the Cowboys only had 8 rushing TD"s so Turner could help in situations where you need to squeeze out a yard or two.
  15. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    Turner is all used up, no thanks.
  16. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Maybe weak at the top, but lots of really good value. I like this class
  17. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I'm hearing it's weak at the top at just about every position no knock your socks off can't miss type player but there's suppose to be a lot of depth whether that holds true for RB's we'll have to see.
  18. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Yea I can see that. Outside of joeckel and vacarro there isnt a consensus #1at most positions
  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    This is not the year you want the #1 overall pick. There's no consensus #1 player so KC can't feel real comfortable holding that position. They need a QB and Geno Smith who's the highest rated QB at the moment would be a major reach at #1 overall.

    I'm sure KC is going to be looking to trade down but they're going to have a difficult time doing it with no great QB prospect or consensus #1 player sitting there and with all the top ranked players rated similarly. There's not going to be that big a drop in talent level between the top 5 players and where the Cowboys will be picking at #18.
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    What I'm hearing around here is LOT over QB at #1.

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