Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Denism, Mar 9, 2007.
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.
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
the only positive morris has over dillon is consistent health. He is nowhere near the short yardage back dillon is or was.
His Stats dont exactly Jump out at you but who are we to Doubt BB
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.
I disagree with Porter being a "stud defensive player"
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.
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."
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.
You'll like Morris better.
Morris is a better runner and receiver than Pass.
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