LeSean McCoy is not a better fit in our offense, but he is a better RB.
Again, I asked for better running backs for our style offense, you just couldn't resist to change it again. So, throw out McCoy.
Purple Jesus was a given and I asked for RB's besides him, so throw him out.
Beanie Wells, Jonathan Stewart, Willis McGahee, Brandon Jacobs, Shonn Greene,
What has Beanie done since his rookie year besides being listed on the injury report? The most carries he's had in a season is 176, half of what he'd need to tote the rock here in Atlanta.
McGahee? Please. He's been in the league for 9 years and has averaged over 4.0 twice in his career. Big name, below average career.
Stewart couldn't take the pounding.
Brandon Jacobs is so slow, Tom Coughlin times him with an hour glass to run the 40. If he wasn't 6-4 and 280 and falling in the end zone every now and again, he wouldn't even be in the NFL.
Shonn Greene should
be better, but he's not as of yet. Read the papers of NY and see how disappointing/under achieving he really is. Sorry Pudge, all these guys are out of the equation as well.
Mark Ingram, LeGarrette Blount, Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster,
Ingram? Really? He has played in 2 games in his career and he is better than Turner? Really?
Blount, Charles and Foster all have potential
to be better at some point, but their body of work isn't there yet. We can go to the trainers room and ask Charles and Foster personally and I certainly hope Blount doesn't sucker punch me in the face for saying he isn't better than old man Turner.
And while they aren't traditional "power" backs, I think MJD, Frank Gore, Ahmad Bradshaw, Ray Rice, Matt Forte, and Pierre Thomas are skilled enough to produce more than Turner in our offense. Which of course does not include the players like McCoy, CJ2K, Jamaal Charles, Felix Jones, Run DMC, Arian Foster, Fred Jackson, etc. that are better but just aren't good fits for our offense. BTW, that's 25 names I listed.
I like MJD, Bradshaw, Jones and DMC but they are better suited for a 2 headed monster type of running attack....not what we do here.
Thomas better than Turner...that's a tough sell.
Here's what I wrote:
Angry wrote:For the type of offense we run, other than obviously "Purple Jesus", who is head and shoulders above Turner? Not how the offense should be, not how you'd like to see the offense run, but for what we actually do. Three yards and a cloud of dust.
Very good for you for naming 25 running backs Pudge. You get a gold star for the day. Unfortunately, you veered off the "path" again and many of who you named are not better than Turner and many could never play in this offense. Period.
I do like Starks, Bush, Gore, Hillis and Rice. But that's a long, long way from a list of 25 better than Turner.