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I'm glad BB runs this team and not the morons here that had him cut in training camp. Heart and desire goes a long way.
Personally, I never wanted him cut but for the others that did, they never knew him or saw his true heart and work ethic like BB did. If they saw it in him like BB did right in front of him they may have thought different.
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Let's level-set on our discussion. I dont think this team needs CD to win a SB. My point is that you said BJGE is a potential multi Pro Bowler. I say he doesn't have the talent- like Dillon to be a PBer nor is he in the offense to facilitate the numbers he would need to acquire votes. BB will never give BJGE the rock 300 times because he is not a "special" RB like Dillon and there is more opportunity to make plays in the passing game with TB. In 2004, that was not the case, hence the need for a power-back like CD.
As I have said, BJGE is a fine 200/1000yd + or -/10 TD guy. There is nothing wrong with that. With that said, I'd rather have Corey Dillon.
Recall Dillon ala Randy Moss, had malcontent issues as well. BJGE has no such issues.
A few random numbers for those that like stats, rankings or trivia.
These are all in regards to the Patriots' franchise history.
Keep in mind BJGE is essentially in his first year of playing on offense.
Rushing Yards: 1213
With 124 more yards rushing, BJGE can move into the top twenty all time in Pats history in career yards rushing - passing Bob Perryman, Mack Herron and Horace Ivory in this category.
Rushing Touchdowns: 17
BJGE already has more career rushing touchdowns as a Patriot than Kevin Faulk, Carl Garrett, Larry Garron, Leonard Russell, Craig James, Andy Johnson, Herron, Ivory, and many other familiar names. His next rushing touchdown will put him in the top ten alongside Mosi Tatupu.
Yards Per Carry: 4.2
Rank: 7th with those with at least 100 attempts
Rushing Attempts: 290
Ten more runs and BJGE becomes the 25th Patriot to run the ball at least 300 times. He needs 63 more carries to get into the top twenty in Patriot history in this category.
Touchdowns Scored: 17
Three more touchdowns and BJGE becomes the 27th player in Pat history with twenty touchdowns - though Deion Branch (19) will probably reach that milestone first.
Three more touchdowns moves him up to 31st all time.
Starts prior to 2010 avg. 3.1 ypc
This year 4.3 ypc
Starts prior to 2010 avg. 5.3 ypc
This year 4.5 ypc
Common denominator - Alge Crumpler
If your point is that BJGE is getting outstanding blocking, you're probably right.
OL -- superior blocking on the move, good blocking straight ahead
TE -- superior blocking
WR -- superior blocking as a group, despite being undersized
Formation -- has 2 TEs sometimes when other teams might have 3 WRs
"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." -- Oscar Wilde
Ben Jarvis Green Ellis, with 2 games to go, is nearing the modern day New England Patriots touchdown mark. Curtis Martin in 1995 & 1996 set his career highs with 14 Touchdowns ( Martin average 4.0 ypc & 3.6 ypc those seasons while losing 5 fumbles ). Corey Dillon set his career high in touchdowns, his last two seasons, with 12 TD's and 13 TD's. ( Dillion averaged 3.5 ypc, and 4.1 ypc in those seasons while losing 3 fumbles.)
BJGE currently has 12 TD's, with two games left. He is averaging 4.3 ypc, greater than any of the four seasons mentioned above. Further, BJGE has never fumbled in his career.
*knock on wood*
I'll admit, I'm a little superstitious. Would love to see The Lawfirm break the record.