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  1. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    At this point, in terms of sheer value to the team in various roles, I think Kevin Faulk has gone beyond what Meggett meant to the Giants in the '80s.

    Agree or disagree?
     
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    Agree. Faulk is more valuable offensively while Meggett was a more dangerous PR/KR, twice leading the league in PR yds. Faulk is a better between the tackles runner and also bounces it outside nicely. He lines up wide and in the slot creating mismatches vs safeties and linebackers. Meggett, although a dangerous threat offensively was not as versatile and not a natural receiver like Faulk. Faulk always seems to catch the ball cleanly. Although Meggett had good years with the Giants, his two best came in 1995 and 1996 with the Pats. Faulk is a better blocker as well. If you look up their career stats an argument can be made for both but where Faulk gains a big edge is in the leadership dept. Meggett was a questionable character at best, always getting himself in trouble with the law. Faulk has been a member of 3 SB winning teams and Meggett 1.

    PS - You mean 90's not 80's.
     
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    Yep. My bad. Thanks.
     
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    As someone who is a longtime Pats and G-men fan, I would agree that Faulk is a better runner and pass catcher. However, Meggett is a better STer as a return man for both punts and kickoffs. In his prime, DM just had an elusiveness that was unbelieveable. Faulk is close, but not quite at that level. Both are very good as it relates to picking up the blitz.

    No question KF is 100 times better person.
     
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    ...Disagree.
     
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    Dave Meggett was the all purpose, 3rd down, draw play running, screen recieving, blitz pickup, kick returning back of some mighty fine teams of the 90's, one of which even participated in a super bowl.

    Kevin Faulk is the all purpose, 3rd down, draw play running, screen recieving, blitz pickup, kick returning back of The Team Of The 00's, the Dynasty that has won 3 Super Bowls and counting.

    Tell me which is greater.
     
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    Hell of an argument, as usual.
     
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    Never miss an opportunity to be a ballbreaker do you HHM; can't wait for the Colts to fade off into the sunset so you can do the same, you are about the most useless, worthless, pathetic troll we've ever had around here.

    So you have that goin for you.
     
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    Faulk is a great 3rd down back but he'll never touch Meggett in the special teams categories. Every time I see Faulk on special teams I flinch and just pray that he doesn't fumble.
     
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    While Faulk carried the fumbler rep for a few early years (deservedly so IMO), he has been pretty solid there as of late. That was the one big knock on him and its good that he has worked hard on that aspect. I saw him get into the momentary clear on Friday on a screen, and as the tackler came from behind, he sensed it and wrapped the ball up nicely.

    Faulk is top shelf in my book.
     

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