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Old 03-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: We need to sign a running back

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Running back is easily the most replaceable position in football. I'd be perfectly comfortable going with some combo of Redman, Dwyer, Clay and Batch as the 3rd down/speed back. If they don't work out, you can always pick up a street free agent. I wouldn't remotely prioritize adding another running back in the draft or free agency.
Yes, I agree. If you have a decent O line, then a RB isnt that difficult of a spot to fill. Its almost as easy as finding a decent WR if you have a good QB.

We dont need to sign a running back.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #12
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I think our most pressing needs right now are ILB, OG, NT, WR, (this will be higher IF Wallace leaves and/or we do not sign Cotchery) Safety/CB and then RB and Kicker. Just one man's opinion.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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Battle from KC could be a nice change of pace guy and is familiar with Haley
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:24 AM   #14
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Default Re: We need to sign a running back

if anything we need a fullback.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #15
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bring back kreider?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:14 AM   #16
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bring back kreider?
even he wouldnt fit under our current cap situation. the only new back you are likely to see is if one is drafted (whether it be FB or RB).

as it is, it looks like we might be drafting for an immediate replacement that allows us to cut hampton.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:18 AM   #17
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Default Re: We need to sign a running back

Or maybe we could convince Hampton to play running back?
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:30 AM   #18
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Yep, bring someone in for insurance. Rbs go down quickly. Look at last year, steelers lost 3.
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Default Re: We need to sign a running back

I say look for speed if we draft a back.

The current guys 40 times
Reman 4.76
Clay 4.77
Dwyer 4.69
Batch 4.50 coming off a knee injury he will lose speed.
Chad Spann 4.52

and Mendenhall? how about 4.41
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if anything we need a fullback.
Bradie Ewing from Wisconsin. 7th round maybe.

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I say look for speed if we draft a back.

The current guys 40 times
Reman 4.76
Clay 4.77
Dwyer 4.69
Batch 4.50 coming off a knee injury he will lose speed.
Chad Spann 4.52

and Mendenhall? how about 4.41
And yet Dwyer had a 70 yard TD run last year. Still dont think we need a RB, as there will be tons of vets in Free Agency if wanted.
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