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farn

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Sitting Taylor would be a huge mistake.

This guy needs to see the field as much as possible.
Dating Taylor Swift and subsequently getting a song written about you - that's a huge mistake.

Choosing to play White instead of Taylor - not a huge mistake.

I've been loving the RBs on this team since 2015... one of the strongest units for the last 5+ seasons. Hopefully they are ready to lead tonight...
 

Thelonious

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White, Michel, Burkhead, Harris and Taylor all need to be on the roster.

What we need is a four-headed monster. It's clear by now what Michel is. Last year, he ran like a guy afraid of contact. I thought he must have an unreliable knee or something. It turns out he's just a guy - not his fault, really - who gets broken up by contact. He looks for a way to get down or get away. His quickness (I don't see much speed.) is more defensive than offensive.If he thought hemight break with contact, he was right. The bouncing and falling serves a purpose. It keepshimin the game (bouncingand falling). Michel has been himself his whole life, after all. He knows who he is: he's fragile. And please do not draw an equivalency to Rex B: he's seems to welcome contact, maybe to a fault the other way. He could learn to protect himself a little. I don't think Michel can learn to be more rugged. He'd only jack up a quad - or whatever - trying. Trade him for whatever peanuts you can get.
 

Triumph

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Dating Taylor Swift and subsequently getting a song written about you - that's a huge mistake.

Choosing to play White instead of Taylor - not a huge mistake.

I've been loving the RBs on this team since 2015... one of the strongest units for the last 5+ seasons. Hopefully they are ready to lead tonight...
I'm not advocating not using White.

I am a proponent of using Taylor. More.
 

TBR

Pro Bowl Player
While I'm not incredibly high on Michel turning it around and looking more like his performance against the Raiders, it's frustrating to see him follow up one of the best games of his career by missing the next.

It'll be interesting to see how Harris and Taylor do with more touches.
 

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Did they activate Harris, Gunner and or Fat Thor?
Harris seems to think he's playing, based on a comment on his girlfriend's Instagram. Unknown on Gunner, but they have a roster spot and he's reportedly healthy. Allen hasn't practiced yet, and with only the Denver game left I assume they'll give him until after the bye.
 

Wozzy

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You keep a stable of RB's instead of paying a single "super back" for this very reason... they're injury prone and don't last long.
 

mgteich

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Do we know who was on the plane? Gunner? Harris? Allen? any of the Practice Squad players?
 

Sciz

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Do we know who was on the plane? Gunner? Harris? Allen? any of the Practice Squad players?
Gunner, Harris, and Dolegala (the PS QB) for sure. No reason to expect Allen to play yet since he hasn't practiced.
 

JMC00

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Harris looking real solid, hope to see him actually run behind an OL that isn't down 3 starters...
 
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