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Old 08-20-2009, 04:18 PM   #21
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500-750 yards tops, more if he could catch, but he cannot.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #22
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How many 29+ year old RBs in the history of the NFL have had 1500+ yards?

Priest Holmes, Tiki Barber, John Riggins, Walter Payton, Curtis Martin and Barry Sanders.

End of list.

Here's some other 29 year old RB totals

Ladanian Tomlinson 1110 yds
Eric Dickerson 1311 yds
Brian Westbrook 1338 (rushing+receiving)
Emmitt Smith 1332
Marshall Faulk 953
Shaun Alexander 896
but every rb on that list u provided took the entire loads basically their entire career, willie has not.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:32 PM   #23
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Parker also only had 32 carries in 2004. I think he had less than 250 carries his entire college career.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:33 PM   #24
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but every rb on that list u provided took the entire loads basically their entire career, willie has not.
That's fine, but like I said, anyone who has turned 30 years old realizes that the body starts to decline seriously at that age.

I have played a lot of pickup basketball over the years and was barely able to continue doing that well as I hit 28-29-30 years old.

This is an NFL RB who has 1100 carries over the past 4 years. The odds are heavily against him having a career upswing.
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well said and true for the most part. i never said he wouldnt get little production, but i just dont see willie hitting that wall so quickly, he's only been the main starter for about 4 years. Another thing tho, with memo coming in on 3rd downs, and if mendy comes in late in games to pound it, and with hopeful redzone redman, i dont see him gettin big numbers. Maybe a better average with a balanced running attack, but we're stacked at rb right now imo
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That's fine, but like I said, anyone who has turned 30 years old realizes that the body starts to decline seriously at that age.

I have played a lot of pickup basketball over the years and was barely able to continue doing that well as I hit 28-29-30 years old.

This is an NFL RB who has 1100 carries over the past 4 years. The odds are heavily against him having a career upswing.
But, instead of him coming in with several thousand carries, he had less than 300 from 2000-2005.

His body has not taken the beating that most NFL RB's have. If he's injury prone, it will NOT be because he's taken a beating over the years. I don't believe he is...but Mendenhall will prove to be insurance against that anyway...
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fast willie will have atleast 7 carries of 40 yds or longer (5 go for td's) and tie adrian peterson for the lead league in that category.

none of these runs will happen in the vikings/steelers match-up though.
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That's fine, but like I said, anyone who has turned 30 years old realizes that the body starts to decline seriously at that age.

I have played a lot of pickup basketball over the years and was barely able to continue doing that well as I hit 28-29-30 years old.

This is an NFL RB who has 1100 carries over the past 4 years. The odds are heavily against him having a career upswing.
I understand what you are saying, and thank you for not trying to use stats to state absolutes. Instead using them to say, "this is my opinion."

I disagree because I think conditioning and overall effect of a career is part of the reasons RB's don't suceed past 30. Same as LB's, but Harrison and Farrior both prove that point is not always valid.
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I understand what you are saying, and thank you for not trying to use stats to state absolutes. Instead using them to say, "this is my opinion."

I disagree because I think conditioning and overall effect of a career is part of the reasons RB's don't suceed past 30. Same as LB's, but Harrison and Farrior both prove that point is not always valid.
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fast willie will have atleast 7 carries of 40 yds or longer (5 go for td's) and tie adrian peterson for the lead league in that category.

none of these runs will happen in the vikings/steelers match-up though.
C'mon man. He has 7 runs of 40+ in his career and hasn't had one since 2006.

That's not happening.
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