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  1. #901
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin North View Post
    But we need one more guy to share some of the load. Gore is not young and Drake does have an injury history in college IIRC. Remember, he didn't handle the hwole season last year. I think it will take its toll on him if he is running a lot for 16 weeks. Same has to be said for Gore at this point. So if you want to be able to run the ball a lot, and I think we need to, it's good to have a third guy to chip in for even 5 carries a game. Plus, you need a guy who is ready because expecting your 2 backs to both play all 16 complete games is a stretch.
    Obviously you need a 3rd back just in case, but I dont see how you can expect Ballage to get more than 1 or 2 snaps a game unless theres an injury. There will only be 30-40 carries a game with Drake taking 15-20 and and Gore getting 10-15. I understand Drakes injury concerns and sure Gore is older, but if they're healthy theres no way Ballage gets on the field.

  2. #902
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    Quote Originally Posted by KodytheKing View Post
    Obviously you need a 3rd back just in case, but I dont see how you can expect Ballage to get more than 1 or 2 snaps a game unless theres an injury. There will only be 30-40 carries a game with Drake taking 15-20 and and Gore getting 10-15. I understand Drakes injury concerns and sure Gore is older, but if they're healthy theres no way Ballage gets on the field.
    You're probably right. I mean we usually don't even see a rookie until late in the season (unless he's picked high). Ajayi 2 years ago, the Drake last year, for example. Playbook and acclimatization I guess.

  3. #903
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRizzle View Post
    Damn, I didn't read or see any of that, about TBaum wanting to make trades and being talked out of it. He LOVES trades.

    In regards to the draft, kind of see 2017-2018 drafts as Grier and Gase focused. TBaum still had a significant amount of influence in 2016 I feel like and Gase was just a first year HC.
    Picking Tunsil, Howard and Drake look like all good picks. Tunsil hasn't lived up to his hype but he's still solid and learning and was a consensus top pick so can't blame them and Howard is showing glimpses. Jakeem Grant is also finally showing promise but I feel like any and all good that came from this draft was pissed away with the trade up for Carroo. Massive failure. Jordan Lucas, Doughty and Duarte were all throw away picks also. As of now I see that draft as a B-. Last year is tough to judge mainly because Harris is playing in a loaded position and McMillan tore his ACL. Cordrea looks solid. Asiata is already 25 going on 26. He came out strong af. Now he needs the mental and speed aspect of the game, something you should already have by 26. Hence why he dropped to 5th of course. Vincent Taylor and Godchaux were very solid late picks. Isaiah Ford at WR... who? So this draft really depends how Harris and McMillan play this year. Could make this class an A or a C.

    This draft class I really liked. Issue with the last few draft classes, I feel like we swing and miss on the early ones in the sense that, yea they're starters. But you expect more from so many 1st and 2nd rounders. Where are the pro-bowlers and studs and game changers in the last few drafts? So... we shall see. If this draft class goes off this year and we find out it was mainly Grier and TBaum's moves all look to have back fired and this offseason we try to get rid of more of his mistakes, by moving on from Andre Branch and maybe even Kiko and in 2019 offseason getting rid of TJ McDonald since we just drafted his replacement. What's the point of keeping that guy around. He overpays average players and lets pro-bowlers and game changers walk away. You can replace average players with cheap veterans and draft picks. Anyway. We shall see.
    I would love to see Tannenbaum fired. Taking away his power and giving him a new title that is a figurehead position would also work. I'll take either. Plus, I would like to see Grier working on his own, in concert with Gase.

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    Not good for the Eagles, they cut Mychal Kendricks and later that same day Paul Worrilow tore his ACL. More importantly, what I wouldn't do to be able to swap Kiko for Kendricks. Mychal is a stud at SLB and a top 10 LB according to PFF to boot. Just another example of how very good players get cut or released for one reason or another and there's no reason to throw big money at average players. Freakin TBum man. It's like he does really good sneaky stuff like trading for Hayes for peanuts, but then he agrees to shave a year of his contract at cheap. But then he resigned him again this offseason... Then he signs McDonald on the cheap, and gives him a big deal before he had even played a single real live game with RJ. And now surprise, two SS's on the field together isn't the best thing. Not to mention the SS market was flooded this offseason, some very good safeties still available which only would've driven TJ McDonald's price down if we wanted to keep him long-term. The Andre Branch deal ... sigh... he keeps paying 27 year old players thinking they have untapped potential. No dude, maybe if they were 22-23. Not 27-28. If they're ok to mediocre and then come here and do well, that was their high point. They aren't going to keep getting better. <sorry y'all the hate flows through me this morning apparently. lol >
    BRUH

  5. #905
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRizzle View Post
    Not good for the Eagles, they cut Mychal Kendricks and later that same day Paul Worrilow tore his ACL. More importantly, what I wouldn't do to be able to swap Kiko for Kendricks. Mychal is a stud at SLB and a top 10 LB according to PFF to boot. Just another example of how very good players get cut or released for one reason or another and there's no reason to throw big money at average players. Freakin TBum man. It's like he does really good sneaky stuff like trading for Hayes for peanuts, but then he agrees to shave a year of his contract at cheap. But then he resigned him again this offseason... Then he signs McDonald on the cheap, and gives him a big deal before he had even played a single real live game with RJ. And now surprise, two SS's on the field together isn't the best thing. Not to mention the SS market was flooded this offseason, some very good safeties still available which only would've driven TJ McDonald's price down if we wanted to keep him long-term. The Andre Branch deal ... sigh... he keeps paying 27 year old players thinking they have untapped potential. No dude, maybe if they were 22-23. Not 27-28. If they're ok to mediocre and then come here and do well, that was their high point. They aren't going to keep getting better. <sorry y'all the hate flows through me this morning apparently. lol >
    Tannenbaum should have known the safety market would be flooded if that was the case, and planned accordingly. Almost all GM's would have their fingers on the pulse of the league, knowing which contracts are coming up and therefore which positions they can expect to have a shot at filling via FA a year, or a few years, in advance.
    To me it too often feels like we're reacting, and constantly up against the cap. But Tannenbeaum is good at looking busy making moves (see the draft before this year). So he probably is also good at selling lines of BS to his owner, which prolongs his employment.

  6. #906
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    I dont think Tbaum was the only one pushing for those moves. Gase and Grier both made a huge deal about keeping their own guys and they determined guys like Branch and Kiko were big parts of the playoff season. McDonald is also a young talented safety who showed great chemistry with Jones in camp. With so many people talking about how we should have resigned Landry or James sooner you cant complain about them resigning their guys.

    The biggest problem this team has had under Gase is self scouting. It's why youd always hear about Bushrod or Pouncey being their top rated Olineman. Yes blame Tbaum for how much money he gave mediocre guys like Kiko and Branch, but also blame Gase for saying that these guys are important players.

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