Slot WR vs Passing Receiving "3rd Down" RB

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  1. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    For what it worth.......Broaddus addresses every free agent RB tweet with the same answer........"some good RBs in the draft"
     
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  2. TruBluSince1982

    TruBluSince1982 Well-Known Member

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  3. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    This and Zeke led the team in catches last season. No way in hell this should happen if we're planning to sign him long-term.
     
  4. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet

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    Austin just isnt a very good football player. IIRC his offense at WVU was very WR friendly
     
  5. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Austin has similar size as Hill, and at least as much pure speed, but the same kind of instincts and elusiveness don’t automatically go with that.
     
  6. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He's also saying they are looking for a real rb not a scat back.
     
  7. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I’d get both
     
  8. Number1

    Number1 Well-Known Member

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    how high a pick?
     
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  9. starfan1

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    As much as I love Dak part of that is his fault and part SL. He’s gone now so hopefully it changes

    I’m still going through this thread but I thought part of the reason zeke was taken at 4 is because he’s a 3 down back who can catch and block

    I agree we could use an upgrade on rod smith but this business about needing a scat back I’m not convinced

    We need Dak to improve and we need better play calling and consistent line play. If we stay healthy this year we will win division if we improve in areas mentioned as well as Defense we may win a couple games
     
  10. Whirlwin

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    I'm also getting tired of Elliot taking himself out on 3rd Downs after 7 or 8 plays. I like Rod but yes a versatile football player would be nice in the slot
     
  11. WillieBeamen

    WillieBeamen BoysfanfromNY

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    :lmao2:
     
  12. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I’m hoping 3rd or later and hoping we can upgrade the backup RB and add a slot guy
    58 I’m hoping a Dline guy is there but I sure don’t want to reach
     
  13. Number1

    Number1 Well-Known Member

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    ain't seen him block much

    I got news for you - Austin is likely to get some RB snaps... look at t like this on 10 total touches a game (RB / WR / PR) he like gets a TD, speed kills

    this O will be very different - they intend to play Austin
     
  14. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

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    It's actually not a bad idea we definitely need more balance. We don't need Elliott taking himself out of the game cuz he gets gassed. Think about it
     
  15. DasSchnitzel

    DasSchnitzel Well-Known Member

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    Ty Montgomery
     
  16. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Combo rb and a move te (jarwin) in and out of the slot.....create mismatches vrs def. package in
     
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  17. WillieBeamen

    WillieBeamen BoysfanfromNY

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    Quick, who was Emmitts backup in the 90s? And would Emmitt routinely come off the field on 3rd down?
     
  18. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    77 for 567 and 3tds.
    Elliot isnt good enough?
     
  19. rnr_honeybadger

    rnr_honeybadger Well-Known Member

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    Hard to catch passes when you are injured.
     
  20. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Of course Zeke won’t play 100% of the snaps.

    But who would you rather have in a critical 3rd-down situation; the best RB in the league who’s also a very good receiver, OR a designated “3rd Down” RB, whose very presence on the field signals to the opposing D that we’re absolutely gonna pass the ball?
     

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