Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CyberB0b, Sep 21, 2021.
With an extra game you have to manage everyone’s workload including pollard
I don’t think it’s so much saving him for the end of the season as factoring in extra game
I don’t think you want him having a record season for carries at this point in his carrier
19 carries a game would put him at his career high for carries
I don’t think you want either carrying the ball 20 plus times a game
Everybody seems to be giving up on him, but forget that he rarely starts the season strong.
Seasons young. Give him a chance. No need to quit on him so easily.
I like a fresh Zeke running the ball late in games. He's not fast and flashy like Pollard, but he brings the pain out of the backfield.
I’d rather have Zeke on those 3rd and short situations where we need to pound it in against a stout run d
use pollard for that flash and unexpected bursts
And Emmitt was playing hurt in those years too.
Thank God the 90s cowboys didn't think that way with Emmitt...coaches need to stop babying these players,Zeke wanted his big money deal,now he needs to start earning it,like jimmy said,use him till the wheels fall off.
I don't think Zeke would have any issues with totin the rock 20 times a game.. However he doesn't get to call the plays..
They know what zeke does. He carried the team fir 3 years. Lowering his carries will prolong his career.
It absolutely will.. but less carries appears to drive the anti-Zeke crowd to drink.. If he's not leading the NFL in rushing then he's a bum.. Go figure.. The ace in the hole is that having a beast like him available and capably of a 30 carry 200 yard game at any time if called upon is a nice thing to have in your back pocket.. Especially if you have to go play a road game at Lambeau in January..
Lol.....if that’s what you want to tell yourself.
here come all the made up excuses. Pollard is just a great back and deserves more of the load. He is a more effective back with the ball. End of story.
Carried them where exactly?
You guys are underestimating what zeke brings. There were a couple times he got 10 then 5 then 6. It wasn’t his fault they were bouncing him outside he looks to be much quicker. They are using two backs and bringing pollard in motion for jet sweeps. They are also making zeke run outside which isn’t his strong suite. You start running pollard up the middle every play and you will see real quick zekes value to the team. Zeke is a back that always starts slow and takes time to get in a grove. He runs in different formations now from what he ran his first few years. Put him back in the I a few more times a game and you will see old zeke return. You can’t put him in the shotgun every play he needs time to get up speed.
The good rosters in this league know and understand the importance of having more than just 1 RB that can tote the rock the entire season.
The stars finally aligned and we might have 3 now.
Clement was a solid signing that will prove to be very valuable this season.
Only problem I have with Zeke is his lean he’s developed the past few years. He’s always leaning forward so much he has a tendency to fall down and lose his balance. I love the fact that he always heading forward but sometimes he falls down when he hasn’t even been tackled yet too.
It's got nothing to do with lightening the load, he's only the 2nd best back, so he gets less touches.
EzE looks average at best.