Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Snarf, Oct 14, 2007.
Seriously. He's better than both Maroney and Morris.
He should be the starting running back.
Well, he is the last man standing, but seriously ...
No...he's a GREAT 3rd down back..but not a starter..NO!!
He's good where he's at. Maroney should be No. 1, once he gets healthy.
One thing I like is having Faulk cover up the ball when he sees contact.
<< No...he's a GREAT 3rd down back..but not a starter..NO!! >>
Everyone calls him a great "3rd down back".
Perhaps if you ran him on 1st and 2nd downs you'd see how great of an all-round back he is.
Seems silly to play someone with such great skills only 1/3rd of the time.
dallas were in bits when he came in.he's an admirable player, but not our starter
He would get worn down if he was an every down back. He's a perfect 3rd down back. And, we are utilizing him correctly. Let's give Maroney some time and see what we have there.
Maroney is our #1 and hopefully people realize that now.
Yeah, good call, let Belichick know.
You are silly.
:agree: lets not get ahead of ourselves: Faulk is a great change-of-pace back. Someone else needs to start the pace, though.
What are you guys talking about? The fantasy football stats I'm looking at clearly indicate that Kyle Eckel was our most productive tailback. He should therefore start.
That goal line play where he tried to leap into the pile and a DLineman caught him with one hand and placed him back behind the line should give you a clue.
<< That goal line play where he tried to leap into the pile and a DLineman caught him with one hand and placed him back behind the line should give you a clue. >>
Any Maroney dominates the line of scrimmage how?
You sir, are a bandwagon fan. Is this the first Patriots game you've ever watched?
We tried this a few years back. It didn't work.
And someone much stronger who happens to need work in that area and a career backup who runs 10 times stronger but got hurt makes your specious argument how?
Pass the bong, please
Yes. Finally someone on this board is making sense!
<< You sir, are a bandwagon fan. Is this the first Patriots game you've ever watched? >>
And you, sir, have been smashed in the head one too many times from falling concrete from the Big Dig.
Faulk has always been a great player.
You won't find a member an this board who doesn't respect the game Kevin brings every week, but a starting RB in this League is not where his skill sets have put him.
What's his record as starting running back then? You must know.
Ok, you've taken enough abuse. Here are some actual reasons why Kevin Faulk is not the starter:
1. He has a fumble problem, and has to have two hands on the ball at all times or he will lose it. This in turn limits is quick-cutting ability in traffic.
2. He cannot get the tough yards. What you saw today was him gashing a defeated Dallas D. Did you see how Kyle Eckel tore through them?
3. He is not just a 3d down back - he is the back in a lot of 3 and 4-wide sets so he plays a lot of snaps. He is really a 12th starter.
4. Laurence Maroney is a stud and Sammy Morris is a very tough runner. When they are healthy they are better runners.
Faulk did play more about 5 years ago and he got the snot beat out of him. He could never be an every down back ... He loves his role and place here ... I'm sure he knows it because he always decided to stay here.
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