Another Elite RB Goes Home Ringless

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  1. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    It's not just the Patriots....

    Show me the last elite RB that won a Super Bowl. The most you can give is Lynch, but he was not "Beast mode" for most of the playoffs and certainly not the Super Bowl.

    For over a decade now, teams have won with just good backs or a committee approach. Elite RBs are a dying breed, I have no idea why there is this weird sudden resurgence the last couple of years that scouts believe taking an RB in the top 5 will be worth it. None of these dudes ever get rings.
     
  2. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    CJ Anderson isn't an elite talent. He's just a good back, yet, he still picked up the production left by the "elite RB" Gurley. That's the point.

    How is our offense doing?

    Murray 2014 - nearly 2,000 yards rushing
    McFadden 2015 - 1,000+ yards rushing
    Zeke - 2016/18 - 1,000+

    The trenches matter far more than the skill positions.
     
  3. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    You mean Nick Foles who played at an insanely high level? Yeah, pretending that isn't some outlier is hilarious.

    Let's see a couple other QBs that replaced starters and went on to win a Super Bowl: Tom Brady, Kurt Warner. 1 is the GOAT and the other is a HOF.

    Nice try.
     
  4. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    Are you trolling? Sony Michel is not "elite". You can't even spell the "elite" RBs name correctly. You won't be entertained again if you respond to me with this dribble again. Ridiculous.
     
  5. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    Saquan Barkley had a sensational year and looks to be a generational talent.

    Yet the Giants went 5-11.

    There is a lesson to be learned here.
     
  6. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    They've also had "top 3 WR" OBJ for a few seasons as well. Made the playoffs 1 time, unsurprisingly, when their D was playing at a high level.
     
  7. Hardline

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    Another elite DT went home ringless. There are lot of elite position players that have gone ringless
     
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  8. mattjames2010

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    And those DT pressured the QB all night long and kept them to 13 points. You know, the same way the Patriots D pressure the QB.

    Which one of them had an RB going off yesterday? You didn't counter my point. I can rattle off a ton of elite defensive player names that have won Super Bowls the past 15 years. Name me the elite RBs.

    I'll wait.
     
  9. visionary

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    I'm confused
    Didn't this same "great QB" "go home ringless" just last year? Beaten by that great QB legend known as Nick Foles?

    Perhaps you can help us understand how Tom Brady was trash last year and suddenly because great this year
     
  10. Streetwise

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    Rice and Lynch were pretty good.
     
  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Can you show me all the elite (not good or great) WRs that have won a SB in the last 10 years?

    Maybe we shouldn't spend money on elite WR either?
     
  12. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

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    Running backs don't win you games and are replaceable for the most part. This being proof #10,000

    Sink assets into the players around the RB, not the RB itself. Also get a creative offensive coaching staff that understands when you need a yard for a 1st down DONT LOAD THE BOX WITH A BUNCH OF 300+ FATTYS
     
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  13. JBS

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    funny...you go on this lengthy rant about how you have this entire thing figured out..

    yet, you forget the absolute most important factor in all of this, which is coaching
     
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  14. Hardline

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    Tony Dorsett
    Emmitt Smith
    Marcus Allen
    John Riggins
    Larry Czonka
    Otis Anderson
    Walter Payton

    I'm sure theres a few more
    Any more questions
     
  15. Rayman70

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    Cooper is special. He should be in our long term plans. Zeke,unfortunately...is good for another 3 years tops. The stats say that.
     
  16. DHCBF66

    DHCBF66 Well-Known Member

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    Im guessing you mist the Pats last drive when they had 2 separate RBs (1 a 1st round pick) break runs for 20 plus yards that helped seal the win. It was the Pats RBs that that came through, not Brady!
     
  17. sean10mm

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    He said last 15 years lol
     
  18. Silly

    Silly Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys!

    I hear you. But it looks like JG's offense with Zeke.
     
  19. Direwolf63

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    Wow!

    The most recent name here is Emmitt, whose last win was in the mid '90's.

    Anything more recent?
     
  20. Direwolf63

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    Which is why the offense has to change.
     

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