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Old 10-25-2010, 09:55 PM    (permalink
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Jones is a good player, but he is certainly not a 3-down type back. He's a weapon. He's a guy you can line up in the backfield or out wide. But he's not a traditional RB.

He's not a guy you give the rock to 25+ times a game. He's a guy you line up all over the field and get him in open space.
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So is there a difference between collarbone and clavicle?
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So is there a difference between collarbone and clavicle?
"In human anatomy, the clavicle or collar bone is classified as a long bone that makes up part of the shoulder girdle (pectoral girdle)."

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Jones is a good player, but he is certainly not a 3-down type back. He's a weapon. He's a guy you can line up in the backfield or out wide. But he's not a traditional RB.

He's not a guy you give the rock to 25+ times a game. He's a guy you line up all over the field and get him in open space.
This is true. But the whole reason he is on the team is because Jerry Jones is GM. He is on the team because he went to Arkansas and Jones couldn't work a deal to trade up for McFadden.
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He really hasn't had a chance to prove himself as the feature back though and that's where Rashard has the advantage. I think it's time to realize that Barber isn't what he used to be and give Jones a shot. I have my doubts about whether or not he's a feature back in this league, but you'll never know unless you give him a chance.
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I am happy Hakeem Nicks is turning into a great WR. I remember watching his bowl game where he had 3 tds and thinking damn this guy is good. I wanted the Raiders to draft him
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But what was the main reason he was selected?
He was selected to be a speed compliment...but that doesnt mean you pidgeon hole him into that role, years later. He's got a great body to carry the load. The Titans were ready to take him, if we didnt. And things could have played out much like the CJ situation for him there. Maybe not 2000 yards. lol. But he'd more than likely be starting and playing damn well. There's no denying his talent.

But honestly, i dont think you realize how bad our run blocking really is. There are no holes. It doesnt matter how fast you are, when you're being hit as soon as you get the hand off. Even on his longest run today, he had to avoid a tackle in the backfield, to even get any space. What you're seeing today, is what we see every week. There are not many holes to run through. It's frustrating. Our three RBs, who were constantly praised a year ago, didnt just get bad over night.
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how can you have an O-line of that size/salary and they suck at run blocking?
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Hey Jon Gruden, maybe those guys are ******* tired because the offense isn't moving the ball, you ******* ******? Shut the **** up, open your ******* eyes ************. For the hard on you have for QBs, you can't tell that Jon ************* Kitna is ******* terrible? God damnit.
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This is true. But the whole reason he is on the team is because Jerry Jones is GM. He is on the team because he went to Arkansas and Jones couldn't work a deal to trade up for McFadden.
It was a good pick during that draft, he was the best running back prospect for them as far as I'm concerned. Mendenhall wouldn't have been a good fit with Barber and at the time was in no way a substantial upgrade even if he played at the level hes playing now right away. They got rid of Julia Jones that year and they loved the RBC approach.
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Say what you want about Brandon Jacobs, when he gets a head of steam he's a freakin freight train.

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So uh...I need 9.5 more fantasy points from Hakeem Nicks to pull off an epic epic upset in fantasy. for the love of god. Get'er done
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This is true. But the whole reason he is on the team is because Jerry Jones is GM. He is on the team because he went to Arkansas and Jones couldn't work a deal to trade up for McFadden.
That's not true at all. Garrett actually wanted him more than Jones did. And Felix had many 1st round grades, the Titans were reportedly taking him, if we didnt.
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He was selected to be a speed compliment...but that doesnt mean you pidgeon hole him into that role, years later. He's got a great body to carry the load. The Titans were ready to take him, if we didnt. And things could have played out much like the CJ situation for him there. Maybe not 2000 yards. lol. But he'd more than likely be starting and playing damn well. There's no denying his talent.

But honestly, i dont think you realize how bad our run blocking really is. There are no holes. It doesnt matter how fast you are, when you're being hit as soon as you get the hand off. Even on his longest run today, he had to avoid a tackle in the backfield, to even get any space. What you're seeing today, is what we see every week. There are not many holes to run through. It's frustrating. Our three RBs, who were constantly praised a year ago, didnt just get bad over night.
It was a dumb pick either way. Maybe he can be an every down back, maybe he can't. Either way he was profiled as a likely pass receiving/third down back. Those guys are not worth first round picks. If you take one later in the draft and they prove you wrong, great. But if you take a RB in the first round, the easiest position to judge, you better make sure he's an every down RB.
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It was a dumb pick either way. Maybe he can be an every down back, maybe he can't. Either way he was profiled as a likely pass receiving/third down back. Those guys are not worth first round picks. If you take one later in the draft and they prove you wrong, great. But if you take a RB in the first round, the easiest position to judge, you better make sure he's an every down RB.
You really don't remember anything about that draft or the way that teams are drafting running backs right now do you?
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It was a good pick during that draft, he was the best running back prospect for them as far as I'm concerned. Mendenhall wouldn't have been a good fit with Barber and at the time was in no way a substantial upgrade even if he played at the level hes playing now right away. They got rid of Julia Jones that year and they loved the RBC approach.
The RBC approach generally works because your O-line is great, and almost any RB you put back there works. Invest your high picks up front.
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The RBC approach generally works because your O-line is great, and almost any RB you put back there works. Invest your high picks up front.
The Cowboys of three years ago =/= to the Cowboys of this year. Their line was raping people at the time.
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