Who has the best tandem?
New York Jets
New Orleans Saints
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Who has the best tandem?
Last edited by jetsforever; 01-21-2010 at 04:39 PM.
I'd take the Jets with the Cowboys coming in at second. The Cowboys are on the rise though because Felix Jones is a stud and Choice looks pretty good in limited time as well. I've never been sold on Barber's greatness but he's a solid NFL RB, which says a lot. The Saints essentially turned a slot receiver/punt returner and two under-talented RBs into a solid unit. I give Brees and the coaching staff most of the credit on that one.
mainly because i have shonn greene in my keeper league and besides him and AP my team blows so hed better be good
Here we come
Well lets look at this.....
Jets combined rushing Stats- 511 attempts 2273 yards 4.6 Ypc 16 TDs
Thomas Jones- 1402 yards 4.2 Ypc 14 TDs
Shonn Greene- 540 yards 5.0 Ypc 2 TDs
Leon Washington- 331 Yards 4.6 Ypc 0 TDs
Cowboys combined Rushing Stats- 394 attempts 1966 yards 5.2 Ypc 13 TDs
MB3- 932 Yards 4.4 Ypc 7 TDs
Felix Jones- 685 Yards 5.9 Ypc 3 TDs
Tashard Choice- 349 Yards 5.5 Ypc 3 TDs
Saints Combined rushing Stats- 389 attempts 1837 Yards 4.7 Ypc 16 TDs
Pierre Thomas-793 Yards 4.8 Ypc 6 TDs
Mike Bell- 654 Yards 3.8 Ypc 5 TDs
Reggie Bush- 390 Yards 5.6 Ypc 5 TDs
Falcons Combined Rushing Stats- 396 attempts 1736 Yards 4.1 Ypc 14 TDs
Michael Turner- 871 Yards 4.9 Ypc 10 TDs
Jerious Norwood- 252 Yards 3.3 Ypc 0 TDs
Jason Snelling- 613 Yards 4.3 Ypc 4 TDs
With these stats above Ill take the Cowboys 3 headed monster the Jets have more yards and more TDs but not a better YPC if Dallas ran the Ball as much as the Jets they would probably have more yards and more TDs.
So my answer is the Cowboys 3 headed Monster.
Cowboys...not even close
I'm being a homer - but the Ravens tandem of Ray Rice, Willis McGahee, and Le'Ron McClain - all of which have led the Ravens in rushing in the previous 3 seasons
Willis McGahee 1,207 in 2007, Le'Ron McClain 902 in 2008, Ray Rice 1,339 in 2009
And all of them have made the pro-bowl in the last 3 seasons. And all 3 combined for 2063 yards on 409 carries, averaging 5 Yards Per Carry.
Non-homer is the Jets. I'd have picked the Cowboys, because more than likely the Jets only led the league in rushing because they had to take the pressure off Sanchez, but 172 yards per game is too much to ignore.
The defenses the Jets played pretty much knew they were going to run the ball all day and still didn't stop it. The cowboys and saints are both very good passing teams which makes running the ball much more effective. a lot of success for the cowboys came from the middle draw plays they run so well which is set up by the pass.
I'd take Cowboys, then Jets, then Ravens
I don't see how this is arguable. The Cowboys have 2 better RB's than the Jets best RB.
Jones has the stats, but if you've watched him play he's nothing more than a solid RB. He can't catch, is slow, falls down prematurely ALL THE TIME, and has spectacular awareness, vision, and cut back ability.
Id take TJ over Barber as well in the running department although Barber is younger so it is debatable. With TJ, I know what the Jets are going to get out of him, Barber didnt have half the year TJ did. He had only 4.36 YPC compared to Jones' 4.24 and Barber did not even have over 1000 yards rushing. Jones also doubled Barber in touchdowns
I would easily take Shonn Greene over Choice. Thus I choose the Jets over the Cowboys