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Wolf
04-19-2008, 12:31 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/articles/2008/04/19/on_the_fast_track/?rss_id=Boston+Globe+--+Sports+News

Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly, now an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network, said McFadden, who ran the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.33 seconds at the combine, .08 faster than Peterson clocked last year, has "almost rare speed for the running back position."

Casserly, who passed on running back Reggie Bush as the Houston Texans GM in 2006 to select defensive end Mario Williams, said teams are trying to gauge just how closely McFadden compares with Peterson.

"You're talking about two elite running backs," said Casserly. "It's a moot point who is better because they're not in the draft together. McFadden had less injury problems in college than Peterson, but Peterson might see the holes better and be more physical.

"But I wouldn't say that McFadden is non-physical. You talk to the guys who do this for a living and it's a tough one for them to answer. McFadden is terrific."

kastofsna
04-19-2008, 12:32 PM
a rare athlete.

mussop
04-19-2008, 12:36 PM
a rare athlete.

So as Bush. Could be a bust depending on what team he goes to.

kastofsna
04-19-2008, 12:41 PM
yeah, every rare athlete is a bust.

mussop
04-19-2008, 12:52 PM
yeah, every rare athlete is a bust.

brilliant.

bah007
04-21-2008, 10:08 AM
Everything about McFadden looks great except for one thing:

Hit him below the hips and he goes down every time.

TexansSeminole
04-21-2008, 11:07 AM
I think he will be much more successful than Bush, but I don't think he will be a 20 carries a game running back. I think you will see something like 10 maybe 15 carries a game and alot of passes thrown his way, much like Bush, except like I said before he will be more effective at it.

El Tejano
04-21-2008, 11:17 AM
I think he will be much more successful than Bush, but I don't think he will be a 20 carries a game running back. I think you will see something like 10 maybe 15 carries a game and alot of passes thrown his way, much like Bush, except like I said before he will be more effective at it.

In other words, he will be able to go between the tackles more.

Htownsportsfan
04-21-2008, 11:24 AM
I watched the interview with him this morning on ESPN wehre he addresses his off the field issues and his past. I am not convinced after watching and listening carefully he can avoid trouble if it presents itself to him. His answers about walking away if there is trouble for himself or his crew seemed coached. There have been questions about the size of his lower body etc but his ability to avoid the distractions all player smust deal wife now would be a bigger concern to me.