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Old 01-31-2005   #59
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Originally Posted by Hulk75
because he doesn't have break away speed-he broke one big one for a TD against the Titans.(they let us have)
Yeah and Portis does have breakaway speed. Both had 5 runs over 20 yards this year. And BS on the Titans let DD have that one. Fisher said it wasn't true.

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he has not proven to be durable(injuries)/his size.
Durability is a concern, but size has nothing to do with it. DD is not in any way a small NFL back

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You dont know which DD is going to be playing each game.(sometimes he hits the hole hard, sometimes he doesn't)
Or maybe you don't know which OL is going to show up. Try looking at the 180 switch in pass and run blocking from the 1st half of the season to the 2nd half.

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The fumbles! He rushed for over 1,000 but so did James Allen at one point.
Maybe thats why people want a big name RB in here?
DD had 4 fumbles on the year. At this point he is going on something like 250 carries without a fumble which is undoubtedly one of the longer active streaks. Of the RB's above him in terms of yards last season, only two had less fumbles, Martin with 2 (who fails miserably on your breakaway speed test) and Fred Taylor with 3 (who fails the durability test).

Can DD be improved upon?--absolutely. But RB is about 7th or lower on the needs list. Bet when training camp gets here DD is the lead back with a rookie big back coming in to share time.
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