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  1. shmessy

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    I'll say: Curtis Martin - -similar build, shifty for that size, great speed, does notseem to initiate contact (therefore, a nice complement to Dillon?), likes to hit the homeruns vs. the tough short yardage situations.
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    I definitely wouldn't have thought of CuMar.

    Edgerrin James has been the standard comparison. I think it's a pretty good comparison.
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    It depends.
    Some say Edge others say Martin.

    Lets just let Maroney play like he wants to play.
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    A faster Eddie George.
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    Carnell Williams
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    Caddy hasnt even had enough time to have his own running style defined. Give him another year or two.
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    Cross b/w Clinton Portis and Tatum Bell
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    His college running style.
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    I wouldn't say Martin because even though he is a future HOF he is not a home run hitter and doesn't have break away speed. It is too early to reall tell but I'd say a cross between James and Portis. James isn't a speedster either but Portis is.
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    I think his running style is VERY similar to Portis. Except Maroney seems to have more acceleration once he spots the hole.
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    I think Edgerrin James is the best comparison. He looks just like Edge in uniform when he is running. Similar patient style, similar acceleration when he makes his cut, similar ability to maintain good balance when hit.
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    Looks like a slightly bigger Portis & slightly smaller Edge.

    I personally think he will be a great complement to Dillon. Would love to see Maroney emerge as the starter in 07, Dillon take a paycut to stay on board as the backup/short yardage back.

    I think its an ideal scenario for Dillon to have a young back come in for 3.5 quarters and touch the ball 25 times, then bring in a fresh Dillon to run out the clock.
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    Red Grange (with a tan)
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    Wow, going WAY back I see. Don't tihnk many on here can relate to that one unless they watch a helluva lot of retro gametape.
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    BINGO!!

    He doesn't remind me of CMartin at all for some reason. Curtis is more patient, Maroney is more explosive. They both seem instinctive.

    How about Eric Dickerson?
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    Hey, one can always hope, can't they?

    One of my favorite stories is when Chris Berman was talking about interviewing George Halas.

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    I think Curtis has BECOME more patient over time. When he was here he hit the hole FAST. As time has worn on Curtis has adapted his style to fit his skills... that's what smart players do, if they can.
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    If he can add bulk then I could see him developing into something similar to a Shawn Alexander.
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    With some bulk, that's who he would remind me of....good call.
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    With a little more bulk, he isn't Shaun Alexander, who's more of a rumbling train, but a Terrell Davis, a guy capable of moving a few people but is more shifty and great at making quick cuts.

    Right now, I'd say he reminds me of Portis without the world class speed. I think they beef him up and he becomes Davis, though. I wouldn't mind that, anyone else?

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