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Old 10-25-2004   #65
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Originally Posted by brickmantexanfan
That is all this thread has been about is DD keeps starting and play the same including fumbles,so instead lets just assume that DD comes in and rushes for 125 and no fumbles would that change the minds of the wells backers to come around?{probably not) but he did get Rookie Of The Year last year and that was earned fair and square.So sorry can't assume your dream is better than mine>
I'm dealing with reality....not dreams. You can dream about DD rushing for 125 yds. and no fumbles this season, but I have as yet to see that happen. What I have seen is DD fumble 4 times in 2 games and then either stink it up or sit out hurt for the other 4 games. Meanwhile, Wells has shown a descent average and held on to the ball. That's not a dream. It happened this year.

You can hope that DD turns back time, just like we all will, all you want, but I want to know how long you'd keep sticking him back in there if he doesn't. What if we don't even draft another RB? Does DD just keep starting through next year, too, even if he's still sub-par? I don't believe that RB is a position where you get better with experience. It's a position where you get old really fast with experience. Wells isn't going to be any franchise back, but right now he's the best we've got. DD can change that in just a few plays, but he's got to do it and I see no reason to keep feeding him the ball until he chokes on it. Getting your chance and having to start every game, while keeping others on the bench, are not the same thing and we've won 3 out of 4 with Wells playing the majority of the time.

The first game, DD fumbles twice. Game 2: DD doesn't play and we win. That's what I wanted to do. Since then, well, you know how it's gone. It really surprises me that people will ride a sick horse like this. When his ypc started going WAY down after having the first two Double Drop games, I thought we'd all see that he needed to sit out, most of the time, until he proved he was ready to come back. Do we want to win games or just watch our favorite players, whether they stink or not? If Jeff Bagwell hits .067 next year, I say they should sit his butt down. If the crowd wants to see Baggs at that point, they can watch taped games on their VCRs. Actually, you know, I suspect that Baggy would sit his own butt down in that scenario, lol.

I don't know if it's even necessary to say this, but I have no affinity for Wells. If he plays bad, he's out (assuming somebody can play better and is healthy). I feel the same way about DD. Of course, you already know that. If hollings were healthy, I'd be glad to see him get his chance, but he'd probably cough up the ball. I don't care. I just want this team to win as much as they can and I don't want to see DD starting every game, regardless of what he most likely will do, just because he has more long term potential, which may or may not be all used up. I believe DDs going to do what he's going to do, regardless of how much or how little he plays in between now and then. In other words, losing games with him now is not necessary to get him to come out of a slump. He'll come out of it when he comes out of it--if he ever does. If anything the coaches do will wake him up, it's letting him sit on the bench and worry about his job. That might do it right there--possibly.

Personally, if I had to guess right now, I'd say that Davis is done. He wasn't expected to do what he did last year and a lot of RBs have one great year and then fall back to reality. I'm not saying to get rid of him, but I don't really expect him to be a franchise player. He's already proven to be injury prone just like everyone worried about before he even came here. He definitely deserves a job in the NFL, though. Maybe not as a starter. RBBC sounds pretty good, when and if he gets it back together.

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