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Old 07-29-2004   #1
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Why are most people downing DD. He had a great year last year and looks to be an amazing back. But... All I hear on this board is Tony Hollings will be our running back. What I wanna know is why? DD has shown to me he can cut it and will dominate... Someone explain whats so special about about Tony Hollings. Nothing against Hollings but why are people hating on DD?
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I love Domanick Davis....in a purely platonic way...., but I can see why some would doubt him for several reasons. He hasn't proven that he's durable enough to last an entire season for one. He doesn't have the break away speed of most of the premier backs, and lacks the size of the bruiser backs. I think he was just what the doctor ordered last season, but the running back position is one where you see alot of "flashes in the pan". This season will be enlightening in the sense that we'll see how Davis can produce starting from day one with a target on his back and a replacement in the wings.

I don't care if he doesn't have blazing speed or juggernaut size as long as he gets results, which he has. I don't think people are really doubting him, they're just not ready to put their money down on him being our franchise back. After using a second round pick on a back that many scouts see alot of potential in, I'm not ready to place my bet yet either.
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Agreed. I think if you look at the number of backs in the last decade that had 1 big season of at least 850 yards or more, alot have not reproduced that yardage in subsequent seasons. The list goes on and on. I know people are expecting a huge 1400 yd season from DD which would be amazing, but if we get just another 1000 yards that in itself would be huge showing that he can play when defenses target in on him and they have game film to work on.
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theres no reason he cant get 1700 he started only 10 games and got well over 1000. i dont know why people are sayin tony hollings will start, if he was our future back then wouldnt we have put him in last year. i kno he wasnt 100 percent but you cant take someone who had done as well as davis and take him out for nomthin hes done his job and hell keep the job if he keeps it up
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What I've read on these boards is that Hollings could be the starting back and his value as a backup on the Texans is worth more then what Miami has to offer. I saw both run last year and Davis' ability to get yards after contact will never be matched by Hollings. Therefore the only way he starts is if Davis gets hurt however his ability to get outside can ware teams down while Davis rests and gets ready to run between the tackles. Look for the two to dominate weaker defensive lines. I think what everyone is saying is although Davis is the #1 back don't trade Hollings he is going to a vital part of this team for years to come.
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Nothing against Hollings but why are people hating on DD?
I am not hating on DD, I just think Hollings has more to offer in the long run... (no pun intended)
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kno he wasnt 100 percent but you cant take someone who had done as well as davis and take him out for nomthin hes done his job and hell keep the job if he keeps it up
Olandis Gary and Mike Anderson did a great job in Denver, both ran for 1000 yards in their respective rookie seasons, but Gary replaced Anderson and then a rookie named Clinton Portis replaced both. The Broncos traded Gary and made Anderson move to FB. A player has to earn his job every year.
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theres no reason he cant get 1700 he started only 10 games and got well over 1000.
DD had only 840 in his starts. The other 160 came in the Dolphins/Saints/Titans games. DD wouldnt have been a 1000 yard back if it wasnt for getting those limited carries. He would be a 1300 yard back if he played in all 16 games and averaged 84 per game, but he I doubt he plays in all 16 games...
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I saw both run last year and Davis' ability to get yards after contact will never be matched by Hollings.
Maybe, but Portis doesnt break a lot of tackles either. Hollings has the same kind of speed that Portis, he just needs to learn how to use it like Portis. (I am not saying Hollings is going to be Portis) And I dont think we can completly judge Hollings ability to break tackles off 30 carries...
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Whats your defenition of tearing up the league???
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1700+rushing yards, & 2300 total yards is what i call tearing everyone they play a new...well you know what. If that happens, you can bet the house on the Pro Bowl. And it is very possible. the only thing that would deter him would be injuries, cuz Hollings aint gonna take away from his yards like you think, and he is bulking up in order to better deliver a pounding and better take one.
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D.D had a couple of injuries at LSU so some people think they need to see a few years of being a solid #1 b4 they give him his props but i feel he is going to be a good one but not great, think garrison hearst but hopefully without the injuries.
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People see what they see. To me, Davis looks like a decent NFL back. He doesn't strike me as an elite back. I feel if he stays healthy he is a solid 1200 yard back.
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Domanick will blow away all of you non-believers. I cant wait untill the season starts. I want yall to remember this conversation and when he tears up the league this year, im gonna want to hear "i was wrong" from V & Fiddy(weve had this discussion already).
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Why are most people downing DD. He had a great year last year and looks to be an amazing back. But... All I hear on this board is Tony Hollings will be our running back. What I wanna know is why? DD has shown to me he can cut it and will dominate... Someone explain whats so special about about Tony Hollings. Nothing against Hollings but why are people hating on DD?

Remember DD was nicked up a cpl of times last season. I think there is no problem with platooning both backs. Save their legs for the back end of the season! Cowgirls wish they had a 2 back option like us! You can never have enough QB'S or Running Backs! Who cares about Personal Stats. Hope Chris Palmer opens up the "O" this year. More Screen passing less running up the middle. He was to predictable last yr! Put these 2 backs in the open field much as possible. Think about it we could have 2 LaDainian Tomlinson if the right plays are called! Lets just sit back and watch it unfold! Just think after Johnson burns the "D" deep for a TD ( I know he has worked on his catching skills in the off season) Carr can just dump the ball off to DD or TH out of the backfield and watch the Eyes of the "D" bug out!
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