AFC East in focus

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  1. Denism

    Denism Practice Squad Player

    Per Reiss:
     
  2. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    I have to say I'm not so sure as Reiss than Morris is an upgrade over Dillon at running back. I think he is more an upgrade over Pass.
     
  3. Denism

    Denism Practice Squad Player

    Ya, Good Point, i dont know a whole lot about Morris to be honest so ill bow to Reiss's knowledge on that one!

    ill see if i can find some stats on him
     
  4. dolphinx

    dolphinx Rookie

    the only positive morris has over dillon is consistent health. He is nowhere near the short yardage back dillon is or was.
     
  5. Denism

    Denism Practice Squad Player

    His Stats dont exactly Jump out at you but who are we to Doubt BB:)

    Career Stats:
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/playerStats?categoryId=69181
     
  6. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    As a full time back, no, Morris is definitely a downgrade compared to Dillon. As a part time back who's going to see the ball late in the game and in goal line situations, the two are closer than some think.
     
  7. nummit

    nummit Practice Squad Player

    I disagree with Porter being a "stud defensive player"
     
  8. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    There is more in the equation than short yardage.

    Here was Reiss's thoughts:

    Dillon if he stayed would not be the feature back anymore, nor would he split carries with Maroney. Maroney is expected to take most of the carries (as well he should). So here is Reiss's analysis

    Our feature RB will be Maroney.
    Our FB will be Evans.
    Our third down back will be Faulk.

    We will carry four backs. Which is better? Dillon or Morris?

    Backup RB: Both Morris and Dillon can fill in for Maroney if Maroney gets hurt. Morris did fine when he played in place of Ricky Wiliams.

    Short yardage-goal line: edge to Dillon
    Special teams: Morris plays, Dillon doesn't
    back up FB: Morris has blocked, Dillon doesn't
    back up 3rd down back: Morris has edge

    Taken everything into consideration, Reiss feels that we are better off in 2007 with Morris than with Dillon. I tend to agree.

    Also, I'd rather have Morris that Dillon should Maroney get hurt. Dillon didn't do much splitting carries (except for short yardage). Evey other play he was tapping his helmet to be taken out of the game.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2007
  9. jczxohn1

    jczxohn1 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Given short shrift was Morris' ST abilities. Also, he is a team player that Welker described as, "he'll do whatever they want, all day and all night."
     
  10. frankiesfly

    frankiesfly Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Yeah i dont know much about Morris either. I do know that Pass is a play maker and would want him on my team any day. He can run, catch, block, hes hard to tackle, and always ran the screen well. Pass actually is one of my favorite Pats.
     
  11. jczxohn1

    jczxohn1 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    You'll like Morris better.
     
  12. patpatriot

    patpatriot Banned

    Morris is a better runner and receiver than Pass.
     

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