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Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week


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#1 OriginalColtsFan

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

Just sayin...

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

And the AFC offensive player of the week is ....... Big Ben.

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Kinda of odd we couldn't have kept him at least for a backup. Or a starter for that matter. How do you only have two injured running backs? Maybe he could have run back kick offs and punts instead of putting the other guys in jeopardy.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

Correct zippy.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

Unfortunately, you can only have 53 players on the roster. I don’t think there is anyone at The Castle that did not want Bobby on the team and give him the opportunity he is now making the most of - after being cut be Cleveland in between. They got away with stashing him on the practice squad last year. He was the last player released this year. No one has a crystal ball and could predict that Rice & Pierce would get banged up, or Traywick would run into Jacoby Jones. They are also carrying Vontae on the roster. At that time, it just was not feasible to carry a fourth back to start the season. If you carry a fourth back for depth - you have to take that roster spot from some other position and lessen your depth there. Hindsight is easy, but back in September it was one of those very difficult roster cuts on the margin that ALL teams have to make to get down to 53. In an effort to encourage parity among teams, rosters are limited. That’s why when key NFL players get hurt at a particular position it can tank any team’s season. Each team simply does not have the roster space to carry talented depth at each and every single position. 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

Unfortunately, you can only have 53 players on the roster. I don’t think there is anyone at The Castle that did not want Bobby on the team and give him the opportunity he is now making the most of - after being cut be Cleveland in between. They got away with stashing him on the practice squad last year. He was the last player released this year. No one has a crystal ball and could predict that Rice & Pierce would get banged up, or Traywick would run into Jacoby Jones. They are also carrying Vontae on the roster. At that time, it just was not feasible to carry a fourth back to start the season. If you carry a fourth back for depth - you have to take that roster spot from some other position and lessen your depth there. Hindsight is easy, but back in September it was one of those very difficult roster cuts on the margin that ALL teams have to make to get down to 53. In an effort to encourage parity among teams, rosters are limited. That’s why when key NFL players get hurt at a particular position it can tank any team’s season. Each team simply does not have the roster space to carry talented depth at each and every single position. 

I disagree. They made their choice. And they made the wrong choice. What exactly is Jensen doing on the 53 man roster? Nothing. What is Juice doing? Nothing beside ST play. Rainey should have been a no-brainer. RBs like him don't grow on trees. They dropped the ball; no excuses.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

Derek Anderson part deux...although Rainey is much more talented and should have made the roster.  Make it Rainey!



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

Derek Anderson part deux...although Rainey is much more talented and should have made the roster.  Make it Rainey!

I don't think so. DA was the result of the perfect storm of his WR and TE in Cleveland having the best years of their NFL careers. Rainey is a baller. He's got game. DA did not.


Edited by OriginalColtsFan, 21 November 2013 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

 RBs like him don't grow on trees.

 

I'm not sure I agree. All things being equal (Oline, passing game, etc) I think the fall off from a great RB to a mediocre one is one of the lesser ones positionally in the NFL. Look at Denver. They have made good running backs out of Terrell Davis, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, and now even Knowshon (sp?). None of these guys were remotely great. They were good to middling. Do you really think Priest Holmes was nearly as good as the KC oline made him? I liked Rainey but in the NFL, figuratively RB is one position that does grow on trees.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

I'm not sure I agree. All things being equal (Oline, passing game, etc) I think the fall off from a great RB to a mediocre one is one of the lesser ones positionally in the NFL. Look at Denver. They have made good running backs out of Terrell Davis, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, and now even Knowshon (sp?). None of these guys were remotely great. They were good to middling. Do you really think Priest Holmes was nearly as good as the KC oline made him? I liked Rainey but in the NFL, figuratively RB is one position that does grow on trees.

I think RB is may be one of the easier positions to draft. But why keep re-inventing the wheel? They already HAD this guy; he was clearly the cheapest option; and he already knew the system. They've brought in three RBs so far, and not one of them has been worth a lick so far this year. This was not the year to have to go re-inventing the wheel at that position when they already had it nailed down.


Edited by OriginalColtsFan, 21 November 2013 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:50 AM

160 yards rushing in one game grows on trees?! Another ridiculous decision. No wonder they're losing. 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:17 AM

160 yards rushing in one game grows on trees?! Another ridiculous decision. No wonder they're losing. 

 

Keeping a backup running back is always the key to winning.  It has nothing to do with various other factors.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

Keeping a backup running back is always the key to winning.  It has nothing to do with various other factors.

1. The Ravens have almost always kept a 3rd running back.

2. It WAS obvious that Rice was losing a step, even before the hip injury.

3. Pierce was always hurt last year so he should have never been seen as reliable.

4. Rainey also pulled double duty as a returner.

5. Rainey was a cheap alternative.

6. Look at the close margin by which the Ravens have lost games this year. ANY advantage you can bring to the table is enough to shift the scales from losing to winning. Between the stupid coaching decisions made on a weekly basis by Harbaugh and his sub standard coaching staff, and some questionable calls made by the FO this year -- THAT'S the difference between winning and losing in the NFL.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

160 yards rushing in one game grows on trees?! Another ridiculous decision. No wonder they're losing. 

 

Atlanta's rush defense is dead last in the NFL. I wouldn't jump to too many conclusions based on that game.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

I'm not sure I agree. All things being equal (Oline, passing game, etc) I think the fall off from a great RB to a mediocre one is one of the lesser ones positionally in the NFL. Look at Denver. They have made good running backs out of Terrell Davis, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, and now even Knowshon (sp?). None of these guys were remotely great. They were good to middling. Do you really think Priest Holmes was nearly as good as the KC oline made him? I liked Rainey but in the NFL, figuratively RB is one position that does grow on trees.

I like Rainey too and was surprised when he was cut, but I doubt he'd have many 160 yd rushing games with our O line


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

Atlanta's rush defense is dead last in the NFL. I wouldn't jump to too many conclusions based on that game.

Exactly. Our run game sucked too until we ran up against a team with one of the worst rushing defenses in the league.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:09 PM

160 yards rushing in one game grows on trees?! Another ridiculous decision. No wonder they're losing. 

 

Peyton Hillis anyone? How about Ladell Betts. How about Timmy Smith from the Redskins in the Super bowl? Demarco Murray has now many 1,000 yard seasons after rushing for 250 in his first start? Then again, how often do 3rd string running backs play? These performances happen more often then you think. Some actually last a couple games, never to be heard from again. Once these guys are on film and coordinators can study them, things tend to get a lot more difficult.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

Hillis ran right through the Ravens didn't he?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

who cares ......

 

like a 5'5" running back was going to do much behind our line this year .......


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:10 PM

Like I was saying...


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