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Old 01-20-2013, 03:30 AM   #31
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Default Re: Guys, I think I found our RB

He doesn't look any better than the caca that we have now. Don't need more of same.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #32
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IMO our more pressing needs are at ILB or Safety. ( I think safety is a huge need right now with the age and wearing down of Troy and Ryan) Those need to be addressed. Do we need a "bell cow" RB, absolutely, but I beleive we can find that player later on. I would take a chance on Lattimore in round 4 or 5. This kid "wants it", I compare him to McGahee coming out of college. Terrible knee injury and McGahee has been a pretty damn good RB in the NFL.

Watch Lattimore's injury if you can:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...uncer-to-tears
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2013 NFL Free Agents: Running Backs

2013 Free Agency: Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2013.


Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. Age: 30.

Steven Jackson ran like he had plenty left in the tank this past season, averaging 4.1 yards per carry behind a battered offensive line. However, he turns 30 and has 2,385 career attempts under his belt. He could fall off at any moment.

Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins. Age: 28.

Reggie Bush has managed to stay mostly healthy the past two years, which is obviously a good sign. He wasn't utilized enough this past season until the Dolphins finally realized that they should use him as a receiver on occasion. The result was Bush gaining 100-plus yards from scrimmage in three of his final four games.

Chris Ivory (RFA), RB, Saints. Age: 25.

Chris Ivory is talented enough to start for some teams. He has a 5.1 yards-per-carry average throughout his career. He received the most action back in 2010 when he gained 716 yards on 137 attempts. He's not much of a pass-catcher out of the backfield, however.

Jonathan Dwyer (RFA), RB, Steelers. Age: 24.

Jonathan Dwyer has some nice running ability - he averaged four yards per carry behind a beat-up offensive line - but he'll have the occasional mental lapse, whether it's a fumble or a dropped pass.

Darius Reynaud, KR, Titans. Age: 28.

Darius Reynaud scored three special-teams touchdowns this year - two in one game against the Jaguars.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers. Age: 26.

An injury-prone Big Ten plodder with some talent, but not enough to make him very appealing.

Shonn Greene, RB, Jets. Age: 28.

Shonn Greene is just your typical Big Ten plodder. He's just an average starter, but given all of the talent running backs in the NFL at the moment, he should be a backup.

Cedric Benson, RB, Packers. Age: 30.

Slow and sluggish, Cedric Benson averaged 2.9 yards per carry or worse in three of his five starts in 2012. He'll be 31 at the end of the 2013 campaign.

Joique Bell (RFA), RB, Lions. Age: 27.

Joique Bell didn't get to carry the ball all that much in 2012, but he was heavily used as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. He logged more than 50 receptions.

Danny Woodhead, RB, Patriots. Age: 28.

Danny Woodhead is a nifty pass-catching back who thrives in New England's system, but it's safe to say he wouldn't be as heavily utilized elsewhere.

Jalen Parmele, RB, Jaguars. Age: 26.

Jalen Parmele didn't look half-bad in two brief stints against the Texans and Titans, rushing for a combined 125 yards on 32 carries. Unfortunately, he tore his groin in the latter contest, so we haven't seen much of him.

Isaac Redman, RB, Steelers. Age: 28.

Isaac Redman is solid in goal-line and third-down situations, but he should not be carrying the ball on normal downs.

Peyton Hillis, RB, Chiefs. Age: 27.

Remember when Peyton Hillis was winning fantasy leagues and appearing on the cover of Madden? There's still time for him to rehab his career, but things aren't looking too optimistic. Worst-case scenario, he can still become a CIA agent.

Kevin Smith, RB, Lions. Age: 26.

Kevin Smith looked pretty good spelling Jahvid Best last year, so I'm not sure why he barely played this season. He's very injury-prone, but that shouldn't prevent him from seeing the field when healthy.

La'Rod Stephens-Howling, RB/KR, Cardinals. Age: 26.

La'Rod Stephens-Howling is far from a starting running back in the NFL, but he can serve as an OK third-down back while contributing as a return specialist.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:12 AM   #34
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Default Re: Guys, I think I found our RB

I'm warming up more to the idea of just drafting Lattimore late if we could find a way to sign Chris Ivory or Steven Jackson. Other than that none of the FA RBs really interest me though, except maybe Joique Bell, but one decent season as a third string won't convince me of much. But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

If Lattimore can work hard in his rehab and get back to even just 80-90% of what he was pre-injury he could be a franchise RB. Obviously if he was never injured he probably would have been a top-16 pick. I'm just worried a lot of other teams have the same mindset of "draft Lattimore late" and somebody will wind up drafting him in the second or third anyway.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 AM   #35
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I'm warming up more to the idea of just drafting Lattimore late if we could find a way to sign Chris Ivory or Steven Jackson. Other than that none of the FA RBs really interest me though, except maybe Joique Bell, but one decent season as a third string won't convince me of much. But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

If Lattimore can work hard in his rehab and get back to even just 80-90% of what he was pre-injury he could be a franchise RB. Obviously if he was never injured he probably would have been a top-16 pick. I'm just worried a lot of other teams have the same mindset of "draft Lattimore late" and somebody will wind up drafting him in the second or third anyway.
I agree: draft, rehab (with the new IR exemption rule), and play him at the end of the season.

Too many teams have needs. A team with lots of picks is the most likely landing spot. Alas, that means the Taperiots.
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I'm warming up more to the idea of just drafting Lattimore late if we could find a way to sign Chris Ivory or Steven Jackson. Other than that none of the FA RBs really interest me though, except maybe Joique Bell, but one decent season as a third string won't convince me of much. But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.

If Lattimore can work hard in his rehab and get back to even just 80-90% of what he was pre-injury he could be a franchise RB. Obviously if he was never injured he probably would have been a top-16 pick. I'm just worried a lot of other teams have the same mindset of "draft Lattimore late" and somebody will wind up drafting him in the second or third anyway.
I don't think so, Lattimore will most likely have to be placed on injured reserve and miss the whole next season.
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Steelers won't sign any FA RBs. Most likely draft one. I doubt they'll draft one in the first three rounds, and I'd rather not have them Waste a pick on Lattimore either, since he'll Most likely miss the season too.
They should Probably get Mike Gillislee. He has high potential to become a complete back in the NFL. Or Maybe get Ray Graham, who'd be a good change of pace back and could also be a return man too.
Those 2 could be had in rounds 4-6ish.
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But I'd love to not have to spend an early pick on an Eddie Lacy and instead be able to focus on safeties, linebackers, and a tall, physical wideout with the first three picks.
There are only like 4 wideouts that closely reassemble this description, and that's Keenan Allen, Cordarelle Patterson, Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers. All four of these guys grade out as 1-2 Rounders. Steelers could get one later on in the Draft, such as Aaron Mellette, Brandon Kaufman, Mark Harrison and Marcus Davis (he just needs to actually show some commitment). Hell even Marqueis Gray (6'4, 250LBs) would be good to have.
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This is not a year to be drafting RBs.
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No more first round RBs, please. This team has too many other holes and backs can literally be found anywhere.
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