Free agent Ben Tate: 'I'm an elite running back' in NFL

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  1. thunderkyss

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    Free agent Ben Tate: 'I'm an elite running back' in NFL

     
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    'When I'm healthy.....'

    When has that ever happened?
     
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    That burn was ice cold.


    Dood played with broken ribs for us though, much respect.
     
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    He is a tough SOB and when healthy his claim might be accurate. But we've only seen that guy for part of one season perhaps.
     
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    In 2011 Tate had almost 1000 yards as a backup and this past year he had > 700 with just 7 starts so he's a very talented back and a better pure runner than Foster ever was.
    And Tate was refreshingly candid on responses to media interviews, somebody who never said crap like "I love the city, hope I can finish my career in Houston." He had some real bad luck when it came to his injury in his rookie year, I wish him the best the rest of his NFL career.
     
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    Bottom line, he can't stay healthy... at least there's no reason to believe he will. Reggie Bush..... same thing. He's had a good season here & there. He's way more talented than Arian Foster ever will be.


    But you're a fool if your plan is to hand him the rock 30 times a game for 16 games.... most likely never happen.
     


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    Not sure where all this better runner than Foster stuff is coming from. Tate's vision is not near as good and his cut back decision making is not as good as Foster's. He isn't as fast as he thinks he is and commonly presses the stretch trying to get the forward edge when he should cut back into clear field on the back side as they play is designed to leave open.
     
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    This #wishywashy fan knows he didn't play through broken ribs for the TEXANS, but for BEN TATE and free agency. He sucked it up though and is still a pretty tough sob. Elite??? Not no, but heeeeeeeeell no!
     
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    Considering there has never been a RB to run the ball 30 times a game for 16 games, anyone would be a fool to be expect that from any RB.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/rush_att_single_season.htm
     
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    Tate has long been hated around here and I don't understand it. I hope he gets paid, just not by us. Good luck to him.
     
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    Well, Tate's average per carry has been half a yard better than Foster's the last 3 years (4.7 to 4.25).
     
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    That is very common with backup RBs especially for those who don't go in as short yardage guys and thanks for bringing that up because Foster is much better in short yardage/goalline.
     
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    I hate anyone who thinks that they're more integral than they are.

    He's said a lot of things in the past few months that have rubbed me the wrong way. He can **** himself.
     

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