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  1. Box_O_Rocks

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    I'm watching Evans runs in the TD series that put the Pats up 27-0. Last night several people were bashing him for his efforts - what a bunch of pee pots! Golly gee whiz, some people will complain if the dollar bill they find on the ground is a 1 instead of a 5. Heath had some good 'no quite' running against a stacked defense. If BB wants a clock-killer to back up Dillon, instead of Cobbs as an understudy third down specialist, he isn't doing too badly to consider Evans.
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    clock killing u need to be able to pound it..1 yard-2yard gains dont do that
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    Right. You can't kill the clock when you go three-and-out after a series of 1-yard runs
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    Yup, complaining about getting steak instead of a burger. Don't bother watching the plays, you'll wind up complaining about your dill pickle not being sour enough.
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    Heath's OK... I think I'd rather have Cobbs. I know he's not a FB, but Mills could do that. I like Heath's style, but he IS a 2-yarder.
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    I was surprised with Cobbs this last game. He runs alot bigger than he is. I thought he put in some really tough yards. After this last game I'd much rather keep Cobbs. We're so deep at running back, so why not hold on to someone with alot of upside and a possible successor to Faulk? I like Heath, but he's a dime a dozen running back, Cobbs is not.
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    How much have we seen Cobbs run against starters?
    How much have we seen Evans run agaisnt starters?
    Does this have anything to do with the evaluation of the two RBs?
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    That works both ways as they both aren't running behind a starting O-line, and I see Cobbs creating alot more yards behind the same O-line as Evans. And I'm pretty sure Cobbs doesn't run slower depending which string he's playing against. Actually, hasn't Evans been getting time with the starters and still averaging less than 3 YAC?
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    I see roster competition between Evans, Cobbs and Mills. Yes, it's a FB vs a 3rd down RB vs a TE/FB. Of the 3 Mills has done the least in pre-season.

    It will come down to contributions on STs plus the intangible evaluation of 'potential upside' by the coaches.
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    Cobbs ability to bounce outside puts him over Evans. IMHO.
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    This is the point...Mills. If Mills will be doing TE/FB duties...then the arguement is not Evans or Cobbs...its Evans or Mills. And Mills stays. Until further notice...that is the point.
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    That is a consideration for which will help the team most; the point of this thread was to note the "Sox Sniper" attitude of some who took pot shots at Evans last night, when you could see him running well against a stacked defense. Cobbs and Evans are two entirely different running styles, each has a specific value to the organization. Without taking into consideration the different styles and the different plays called for each, not to mention the different situations, and you wind up looking at basic stats for an erroneous conclusion.
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    Mills beats out Evans for FB. Therefore...Cobbs stays. Zuma has spoken.
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    While running backs beating up on DB's are a big fan (and player) favorite. I'm not sure how much damage they really do. Evans has had some good runs in a stacked line but Cobbs, at 5'9" and 210, looked like toothpaste coming out of a tube for 3.5 yds on one play that would have stacked Evans up,IMO. The kid can run inside.
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    good points.

    Cobbs has great speed and field vision

    Mills -he's flexible (TE/FB)-we haven't seen enough game time-but he has has some productive practices

    I still can't forget Heath's impact when he started the Miami game....it was very nice. He has power but again....which one can do more for the team NOW?

    I wish they could all stay!
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    Sure he can, and he may be the next "Little" Joe Morris or Tiki Barber, but he could also be another Kevin Faulk, who can also pound it up inside, just not always with the results we like. Dillon, Maroney, Evans, and Pass are all better suited for that role if needed. I'd rather groom Cobbs as another third down specialist and have him surprise defenses with an occasional inside run, and extend his career for the betterment of the team - if he makes the cut.
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    I taped the game but havent had a chance to watch it yet,any plays that show us Evan's blocking ability?If its decent and he can play ST,good chance he will stick around,IMO.
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    I agree completely. In addition, Mills is Evans replacement.
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    I'm not so sure they are going to go with 2 FB's. Not saying impossible...just doubtful.
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    Bingo.....
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