Running Back Depth

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  1. devoc

    devoc Rookie

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    With Lundy,Taylor,Gado,Dayne,and Walker who would be the most reliable back to take over if Green was to get hurt?
     
  2. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I would see Green getting most of the carries, Dayne spelling him when he needs a breather.

    Who comes next is a matter of who makes the team. No telling. Gado has the Sherman connection, so I guess he's the leader in the clubhouse.
     
  3. dalemurphy

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    I know I'm in the minority, but I don't think Dayne makes the roster... I expect AGreen, CTaylor, and Gado/or Lundy... even if we keep 4 rbs, I think Dayne is gone.
     
  4. Il_Bruno

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    I would like to keep dayne and see if his late season running was really him actually doing well or if it was just bad run defenses. the way he carried the offense at the end of the year, (i cant believe im saying that about ron freakin dayne) he deserves a spot on the roster this year imo.
     
  5. the wonger need food

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    This has been my prediction. I can see Dayne getting nicked up in camp and Kubiak going with Taylor and Gado as backups. The problem with that scenerio would be Green going down and we're kind of back where we were last year with the carousel.
     
  6. real

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    I doubt it...

    Can't expect A.Green to remain healthy all year even with limited carries...sh^t happens, ya know...

    Even though I probably would like for Dayne to be left out of the mix (I don't think he's that good) past him if Ahman gets injured your left with a bunch of guys who you can't really trust at this point...

    I'm not saying that Dayne being cut is totally out of the question; I think it could happen if we have atleast one of our other backs show their arses off in pre-season...
     
  7. real

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    Dayne, Gado, Lundy, Taylor, Walker....

    In that order...
     
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    Right now, before preseason and all of that, I'd rank them Green, Dayne, Taylor, Lundy, Gado.

    By mid season or so, I'm expecting Green, Taylor, Dayne, Lundy, Gado.

    He may have politics on his side, but I have no faith at all in Gado.

    PS--I don't mean we will actually keep all of them, of course.
     


  9. kravix

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    Green, Dayne, Gado, Taylor, Walker, Lundy.

    Green and Dayne are penciled in and only injuries will take them from those spots. Gado has Sherm on his side, and Kubs has been saying great things about him, although it could just be positive PR for a trade.

    Taylor gets roster spot number 4 as a RB/FB. Walker takes to the practice squad and Lundy walks. Lundy looked good during the preseason and was ok at times, but I think Kubs likes Taylor better, and Lundy isnt eligible for the practice squad.
     
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    Dayne can be tough to tackle straight on. He looked like he wanted to play hard at the end of the year. I'm not real optimistic about any of the rb's yet. Hopefully, one of them will change my mind.
     
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    TexanAddict Texan 'til I Die

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    Dayne will make the final roster. Y'all seem to forget that he was a free agent this offseason and was re-signed. They had already signed Green before bringing Dayne back, didn't bring in any other RBs that weren't on the roster last year, and the offense hasn't really changed, so if he wasn't going to make the cut they could've just saved themselves the trouble and left Dayne on the street. Another training camp isn't going to tell them anything that they don't already know from watching him play in games last season. Not to mention the fact that Kubiak seems to rave about Dayne every chance he gets. I'm not saying that I don't wish we had a better second option than Dayne, just saying the writing is on the wall and it points to him sticking around.

    As far as Gado goes, I'm not sure he is such a lock due to his Sherman connection. Sure that helps, but why wasn't he given more of a shot when the run game was really struggling last year? I think they might really be leaning more toward Lundy since he continued to get the bulk of the work last season and they may still be trying to groom him for the future. This one could probably go either way, however, depending on who has the better camp and preseason.
     
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    Sam Cowart was signed last offseason to start at MLB before a young player stepped up and made him dispensable.
     
  13. Texans_Chick

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    My view is that Dayne stays if he stays healthy in camp. Kubiak has talked about Dayne spelling Green.
     
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    We'll see how the pre-season plays out but i think Dayne did to well at the end of last year to be knocked off of his perch as #2.

    This also leaves the question of who gets cut from, i think, the deepest bench we have at this position.
     
  15. real

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    He also talked about Kevin Walter starting opposite AJ and I don't think Dayne nor Walter are locks for the simple fact that neither have shown that they are an upper level talent or that they bring something to the team that is tremendously valuable.

    If one of the younger backs show some great running ability and they noticeably out perform Dayne, I think it is very possible he could be cut...
     
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    Green - Dayne as the 1-2 punch.

    Lundy, Taylor, Gado as depth. (in that order)

    I would love to see a decent running game. It sure would help Schaub and our recieving corps.
     
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    True but Cowart was not on the roster the year before, where Dayne was.
     
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    Ah, but like I said they saw what Dayne had to offer in this offense first hand last season, whereas Cowart was brought in to see if he would fit. Also, the younger player you metioned was drafted after Cowart was signed and was also pretty much an unknown since he was a rookie. Demeco showed that he was a phenomenal athlete that was ready to play now and beat out Cowart. They have brought in no other competition at the RB position that wasn't already here last season, so they kinda know what each brings to the table. I think unless two of these other RBs (Gado, Lundy, Taylor) have exceptional camps, Dayne is here to stay (at least in the short term).
     
  19. HOU-TEX

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    I agree. In addition, I truely believe if Taylor improves his handle on the football he'll eventually earn the #2 spot. I've never been a fan of Dayne's running style and I'm willing to bet Taylor would've performed much better than Dayne did towards the end of the season.

    Dayne performed well, but Green or Taylor would've easily out gained him yardage wise.:)
     
  20. real

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    What does that have to do with anything ?

    That's suggesting that Kubiak is going to play the favoritism card...

    I'm not saying he's above doing that, but if someone out performs another player I'd hope he would adjust the depth chart accordingly...
     

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