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Old 08-23-2005, 02:06 PM   #19
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Default Re: Parker v. Staley

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Originally Posted by rowedf
Try 5"10" and 210 lbs. I do NOT think that is too small to be a feature back. You guys love to jump on Duce for being injured so often, but he's big enough right? How has the helped keeping him healthy. There are plenty of backs that are Parkers size that DO run between the tackles but they aren't too small....Portis, Alexander, Tomlinson, to name a couple....all simialr in size. It's not just the size of a running back that makes them durable...its how they run. It's not fair to say he's unable to be a feature back until he's given the opportunity.


Just to back rowdf, here are some #'s

All feature backs listed...

P. Holmes 5'9" 213lbs
Tiki Barber 5'10" 200lbs
C.Portis 5'11" 205lbs
Julius Jones 5'9" 205lbs
Tomlinson 5'!0" 221lbs


Our future feature back....
Fast Willie 5'10" 209lbs

I really don't see a problem with his size and he's still a growing boy.
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