Edgerrin James

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by bah007, Oct 27, 2006.

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What do you think?

  1. The Colts O-Line is just that much better than the Cardinals O-Line

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  2. He has gotten worse since he got to Arizona

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  3. He looked better in Indy than he really was

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  1. bah007

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    This guy has been crying for the ball for weeks now but does nothing when he gets it.

    He averaged 4.1 yds per carry in 7 years with the Colts.

    Averaging 2.7 yds per carry this year. He leads the NFL with 23 carries per game but is 26th in yds per game with 61.7.

    I just wanted to know what your thoughts were on him. I always thought that he was overrated & being in the same backfield as Manning made him look better than he really was, but it could've been the other way around... maybe.
     
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    The guy sucks....... 2.7 ypc. He's just running into the back of his linemen. They need to get rid of him ASAP, and trade next years #1 to pick somebody's back up.
     
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    The Colts had a very good line (they did block for Peyton Manning). James can't produce in a low-tier line like the Cardinals have.
     
  4. dtran04

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    It just shows how important an O-Line really is. No need to invest big bucks into a RB if there aren't any holes.
     
  5. bah007

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    tell that to ESPN.
     
  6. Kaiser Toro

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    I have never thought of Edge as a great runner, but I do consider him a great running back. Tangible and intangible results do carry weight in this league.
     
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    He's a good enough RB, IMO. But the Cardinals line blows. Some of the hits Leinart has taken have been blind side and unchecked by the line. Edge might have lost a step, but he hasn't seemed to have the holes available to him in Indy.
     
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    Edge hasn't lost a step. We have recently witnessed the best test tube for the RB vs. OL debate in the transfers of Clinton Portis and Edge. OL matters a lot. The truism needs to change to--great RB's exploit what the OL gives them.

    And thunderkyss--while there is exploitation involved in Dayne's hump an OL leg maneuver it isn't the same thing as good running.
     


  9. GuerillaBlack

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    Who thinks Edge would have been good for us?
     
  10. thunderkyss

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    But it looks good when Edgerrin James does it??

    c'mon. for what our OL has provided, we need a great running back. I'm talking someone along the lines of Walter Payton, Gayle Sayers, Barry Sanders.... lesser backs, like EdgerrinJames, TerrellDAvis, EmittSmith, & Gerome(Jerome)Bettis need something from the OL to exploit. Without that, they're not going to be able to do very much.
     
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    Edge is one of the best in football, nobody could run behind that line, they are terrible
     
  12. Dr. Toro

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    Edge isn't a home run threat at all... but he's still a consistent, good, tough runner with decent vision, good receiving skills, and excellent at picking up the blitz. I don't know that there are many RB with his mileage that could still pop the long one. Dude has 2349 NFL carries... that's a lot of pounding.

    He never was much of a homerun guy... only one career carry out of those 2349 for 45+. I don't think Indy would have offered near enough money to please him.... as much has been made about him grabbing the cash in Arizona, I think Indy realized a lot of guys could run for 1000 yards in that offense and it would be nice to add a little of that big run potential. LT's got 47 carries of 20+ in 1800 carries... Edge has 17 in the 1700 carries post ACL.... Willie Parker has 13 in 400 career carries.
     

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