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  1. Christopher_Price

    Christopher_Price Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Actually sounds as if he would prefer to be used in a rotation, which is smart.
    He wants his body to last for the whole season and I am sure BB knows this.
    I can not see him getting 25-30 carries a game...but maybe 10-20 is more realistic.
     
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    ScrewDrvr On the Game Day Roster

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    Great, this is what we all have been waiting for.

    does this mean they will be running with a real lead fullback now? I would hope so as it would seem to prolong Taylors career even more. He wouldn't have to take the initial contact.
     
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    yeah, I dont think you will find a single back in he NFL that says they cant do it. But he knows it will/would be tough. But any back will surely say they are up to the task.

    Him and MJD did great together sharing the carries about 60/40. I hope thats what he gets the rest of the year.
     
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    against a team like the ravens, I would rather give taylor limited carries and activate BJGE. the pats success running against the ravens stands to be limited since they are at or near the very top of the league in that regard.

    I'd rather have him fresh for the cold weather and not throw him against a wall like the ravens
     
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    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    It'll be an interesting game if BJGE is active in place of Maroney (due to injury, not some great conspiracy)and they get over 100 yards on the ground.

    I think an early "connection" deep with Moss or JG and the run game will do pretty well.
     
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    You go and look at the Ravens stats and they are allowign 2.5 yds per carry and 7.7 yds per pass play and a ton of yards. They do have 6 picks though. I gotta think that the Pats will be passing a bit more this game.
     
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    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

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    I would love to see a RB have a season like Corey Dillon in 2004. It makes the team so hard to stop in the playoffs.
     
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    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

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    Right. Once we know Taylor is for real, the correct decision is to hide him until December with 3 to 5 carries per game. December-January health is all that matters for running backs. The corollary is that we should now overwork whoever we care less about.
     
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