Saving Zeke for the home stretch is the right play

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  1. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    With an extra game you have to manage everyone’s workload including pollard
     
  2. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  3. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think you want either carrying the ball 20 plus times a game
     
  4. lqmac1

    lqmac1 Well-Known Member

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    Everybody seems to be giving up on him, but forget that he rarely starts the season strong.
     
  5. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Seasons young. Give him a chance. No need to quit on him so easily.
     
  6. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971

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    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.
     
  7. Aftershock

    Aftershock Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. Thomas82

    Thomas82 Well-Known Member

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    And Emmitt was playing hurt in those years too.
     
  9. bigE79

    bigE79 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  10. RonnieT24

    RonnieT24 Well-Known Member

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    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..
     
  11. 3rdEyewarrior

    3rdEyewarrior Well-Known Member

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    They know what zeke does. He carried the team fir 3 years. Lowering his carries will prolong his career.
     
  12. RonnieT24

    RonnieT24 Well-Known Member

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    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..
     
  13. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Lol.....if that’s what you want to tell yourself.
     
  14. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Carried them where exactly?
     
  16. clff15701

    clff15701 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  17. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    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.
     
  18. Aven8

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    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.
     
  19. TNCowboy

    TNCowboy Double Trouble

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    It's got nothing to do with lightening the load, he's only the 2nd best back, so he gets less touches.
     
  20. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    EzE looks average at best.
     

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