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  1. DaBruinz

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    He's not available according to the folks in Buffalo.

    I'd rather have McGahee..
     
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    Can't even stay on the field as a wide reciever
    Lovum but....no chance
     
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    Can't see the Ravens trading McGahee either. He's carved out a nice little role as their short yardage back. Plus we're a conference rival. But you're right he fits the bill.
     
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    750 carries in 2 years happened. Herm ran the poor kid into the ground.
     
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    Morris can't catch a cold
    Useless as an option for the swing pass
    If BB thought he was valuable in that role we would have seen more of him last Sunday
    NEXT
     
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    I'm sure it's been said before.. but Tashard Choice seems like a great fit for the Pats.. Dallas is in need of O line help so maybe get Mankins to sign the tender and trade him for Choice and a mid/late round pick. Let Jerry pay the man.
     
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    I can't see Dallas letting Choice go, and they need a Right Tackle, not a Guard
     
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    Well, for better or for worse, we get to see what BJGE is made of.
     
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    I can't see the Ravens dealing him to the Patriots, not until after we play them. I enjoy Lynch's bruising back style and he looks like a mean MOFO.

    You just knew the moment we traded Maroney something like this would happen. 3rd down is going to be a pain in the arse now.
     
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    I would think Sammy is going to be the third down guy now, given his jack of all trades profile as a runner, blocker, and receiver out of the backfield.
     
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    Grudgingly but :yeahthat:

    There's no doubt we will see more of Edelman or Woodhead in the backfield. Taylor is a good blocker, but there's no way we can replace the combination of Faulk's receiving and blocking skills combined with anyone on the roster. The coaches and Brady are just going to have to play around it.
     
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    Then post that. Its much better than the wounded puppy approach.
    We wouldnt be now because he wouldnt be a Faulk replacement

    [quote[I don't think that I want Edelman being responsible for being the outlet receiver and being responsible to protect of the franchise from blitzes.[/quote]
    Outlet receiver yes, pass blocker no. Faulk has caught a lot of his passess flexed out in an empty backfield set.

    Many times we have had Faulk on the field as that RB, but a WR would be a better substitute for him than a RB.
    I'm not saying play Edelman in the backfield, I'm saying play him the important role Faulk played as a primary pass reciever with no blocking duties, even split out.

    IMHO, if anyone lines up in the backfield it will be Hernandez, not Edelman.[/quote]
    I diagree with that.
     
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    Yes for that part of Faulks role, but Faulk was part WR part RB
     
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    Only if the wide receiver is expected to pick up the blitz

     
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    How about this... We aquire Brandon Jacobs through a trade and split carries with BJGE and use Taylor in Faulks role? Eh? Sammie Morris as FB. This way Fred Taylor isn't getting all the carries and getting banged up... Nicely split up between our RB's. I would also expect them to give Woodhead reps.
     
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    Woodhead is the only guy like Faulk - can run, good hands, jitterbug and can possibly block due to his stout lower body. Remember that Woodhead has been in the NFL 2 years already - this is his third year - so maybe the light is coming on.

    Edelman can not block and protect Brady. Also if Edelman runs a lot he will not last 4 games - too small - too slight.

    Sammy can not catch - we already saw that last week. Taylor can not catch - we already saw that in training camp.

    The only guy that we have that can replace Faulk partially is Woodhead, but who knows how long before he can prove that he can block.
     
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    Woodhead did a good job on third down last year protecting Sancheese after Leon Washington went down. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised. Plus, in addition to giving 110% all the time, the guy has speed to burn...
     
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    I'd certainly like to see what Woodhead can do, but to me the obvious replacement for Faulk at 3rd down back is actually Fred Taylor. He is smart, has shown he can pass block, was a quite decent receiver historically for Jacksonville, and is faster, bigger, and just as elusive as Faulk. He doesn't seem to be up to being a lead back anymore, so playing the 3rd down back might actually maximize his contribution across a game. That would leave BJGE or Morris as the "lead" back.
     
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    This is a very good post. Woodhead CAN block, the Jets were very impressed with his blocking ability. He can catch, he can run, and he can block. He's not a pile mover, but as a third down back, I wouldn't be worried about that.
     
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