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Old 05-21-2004   #1
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DD said he can rush for 2000 yards this season. He agrees it is a lofty goal. He said if he doesn't make it, he will be close. What do you think?
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It is good that he sets his goals high. He also knows he probably won't get that, so he says he will be close. As long as he has more than 1400 yards he is almost guaranteed a hefty contract.
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I,m thinking some where along the lines of 1500-1700 only because we are not sure how long it will take our o line to pick up the new blocking scheme
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The amount of yards he gets is how well he stays healthy. If he stays I can see him pushing 1700+ yards, if he has the little nagging injuries like last year, 1200+ yards.
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Domanick is a bigtime playmaker and if he set his goal that high, i think he knows he can do it. Contrary to CAP1's statment,"He also knows he probably won't get that." thats probably untrue. I think with a lot of help from his offensive line and some help from Moran Norris, he could do it. Especially now that the texans are introducing that new offensive line blocking scheme. From what i hear, its similar to the blocking schemes of the Denver Broncos that was designed to get blockers into the secondary to spring the back for large gains. if he could do what he did last year, with this type of rush offense designed for him, hes gonna wreck!
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1400-1600 if healthy for 16 games.
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I think it depends also on how much they use Hollings. If Hollings is back to his old speed we may see him in on 10-15 plays a game. That will definitely cut into D.D.'s stats. I expect D.D. to get around 1200-1400 yards.
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Wink Start with 200+ on the Bolts...

For a rookie, he sure shredded some pretty good defenses last year, there is no doubt that he can be one of the top 5 RBs in the NFL. Capers was talking about much of last year's team being rookies, and guys playing double the season that they did in school, the end of the year takes it's toll.
So with, more time and conditioning under their belts, improvement is inevitable.
As far as injuries, with experience and training players learn how to keep from getting hurt,
hopefully that's the case with 37DoubleD.

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1400yrds rushing and 400yrds receiving...20 all-pupose TDs
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2000 yards on the ground? That would take over 400 carries by DD - not going to happen.

2000 yards combined rushing & receiving? It's possible, though I expect Hollings to get some of that action. I'm thinking DD gets about 275 carries for about 1250 yards with Hollings getting maybe 120 carries for about 600 yards. Not quite 2000 between them, but still formidable.
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I say he gets over 1500....very achievable!
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I like his attitude, but everyone knows this is a team game. He cant get 2,000 yards by himself. He may think he can get 2k yards, but if the o-line doesnt think so, then he wont. JMHO.
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Setting unreasonable expectations is a major cause for disappointment during the season.

Trivia question--how many backs have ever had 2000 yard rushing seasons?

Love DD's enthusiasm, but the chance of 2000 rushing yards is next to 'nil.

Now a much more reasonable question would be 2000 combined yards. DD was on pace for 1800-1900 combined yards last year absent injuries and not starting. Much more achievable goal. Still don't think it will happen (a) because DD got a lot of receiving yards last year as the check down receiver and hopefully those will go to Bradford, Gaffney, Joppru and Miller more this year, (b) because he will need to go absolutely injury free and (c) because Hollings is likely to get quite a bit more play time.
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If DD gets 2000 yards, that means he had 350+ carries. I'd kinda like to see him have a nice long career and that's certainly not the best way to approach it for a guy whose durability may be an issue.

His goals should look like this IMO (guess the RB):

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1591 290 .....5.5 14 65

I think we would all be ecstatic if he put up numbers like that.

Wasn't it OJ, Dickerson, and Jamal Lewis?
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Wasn't it OJ, Dickerson, and Jamal Lewis?

Sanders and Terrell Davis reached it also.
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I think we would all be ecstatic if he put up numbers like that.
Don't know about would, but certainly should.

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Wasn't it OJ, Dickerson, and Jamal Lewis?
Yes, plus Davis and Sanders as stated above--OJ only made it by 3 yards and Davis by 8. Two great RB's to consider--Jim Brown and Walter Payton both peaked out at 1850 yds.

Someone jump in, but don't believe a RB has ever done it twice.
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Brown and Payton got theirs in a LOT shorter season. If they had 16 games, they would have went over 2K easy.
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Earl had 1934 yards in 14 games (I think). He was sooo close.

Hollings will get more touches than most of you think. Bottom line is Dom is still has yet to prove his durability and I doubt we give him too many carries. I don't see 2k for him really.
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Brown and Payton got theirs in a LOT shorter season. If they had 16 games, they would have went over 2K easy.
14 game seasons for both but very good chance both would have made it with 16 since they were both averaging about 150+ per game.
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The NFL had already switched to a 16 game schedule by the time Earl was a rookie. I think 1977 was the first year of the 16 game schedule and Campbell was a rookie in 1978. The way I remember it is that Tampa went 0-14 in their first season (1976), and started 0-14 in 1977 but won their remaining two games.
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