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Old 05-10-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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so is it safe to say Fast willie is our #1 back going into the season opener, and if not who Duce Staley, Verron Haynes, Dan Kreider or Cedric Humes
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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dont believe it when they say "you dont lose your job due to injury". just like ben won the job from maddox, willie has won the job from duce.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #3
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lol I just found it funny you put Kreider in there, and Humes...

but Tony's exactly right. Willie's the starter, Duce will just fill the role that Jerome had last year, and Verron will play the same role on third down and at he'll grind it out late in the 4th quarter
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:31 PM   #4
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so is it safe to say Fast willie is our #1 back going into the season opener, and if not who Duce Staley, Verron Haynes, Dan Kreider or Cedric Humes
Willie is a 1200 yard back who still has upside!!! Are you kidding? If he wasn't the man we would have drafted an RB before the 7th round. Willie does 1400 this year.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:44 PM   #5
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willie will start but he'll get between 1000-1200 again. no way will he get 1400 in a two back system. duce will be his main backup, or the guy that has to be out there when we play a team with a running D that is worth a damn
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:51 PM   #6
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Willie is a 1200 yard back who still has upside!!! Are you kidding? If he wasn't the man we would have drafted an RB before the 7th round. Willie does 1400 this year.
i agree, at least 1300. i think he will get more td's since bettis gone, duece will be allright but he will probably get hurt.....again...
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Anxious to see how he does without JB there to guide him. There is NO substitute for speed, no question, but having the presence of a seasoned veteran cannot be understated. Can Duce be that for him? I'd like to see Duce have some of his own moments, first. They need a leader at RB, and I'm not sure how Duce is going to handle that role, because I don't think Willy's ready for it. I'm nervous about it.
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he's still got **** hoat, who is a great rb coach,

also for short yardage situations how about krider taking up that role, i mean he's a big bowling runner when he's gotten the ball in the past he gets positive yardage, i think Krider could be an interesting option in short yardage situations
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Parker will be the starter and hope Duece can stay healthy enough to mop up games late. If he can't Ben will have alot more pressure on him to win games.

Could Parker be used alittle more like Westbrook, does he have the Hands. If he does have good enough hands I'd like to see a LB cover him down field.
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i'm sure willie has good enough hands, but we don't run that kind of offense i don't think. when passing don't we usually use the running back as an extra blocker??? but i wouldn't mind seeing willie get more catches, last year he had some good runs after he catched the ball
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