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Old 12-29-2004   #12
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Originally Posted by Vinny
... We need to get another back. I think Dom has a role here ... but so does another feature back ...
I agree with improving the RBs along with most other units of the team.

We may resign some of our UFAs and still have an opportunity for a new FA, or two. To be honest, I don't feel I have enough of a handle on the cap to really predict it. I think the Texans like Lamont Jordan, but I don't know about the Jets ability to lock him down, or the Texans ability to sign him.

The other opportunity to improve our RBs is through the draft, but one conclusion to draw from Steven Jackson, Kevin Jones, Chris Perry, Tatum Bell and Julius Jones is that you can't necessarily count on them stepping in and giving you 16 quality games as a rookie. I would however agree that you can draft a RB looking to improve your unit beyond the first year. The problem with investing a high draft choice on a RB is that typically, RBs have shorter careers IMO and using a impact draft choice on a RB means you can't use that pick to get an impact player at another position.

It feels like this will be an interesting unit to watch in the offseason.
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