posted at 7/31/2010 12:59 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Maroney
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Maroney : Yea we should probably give him another 5 Year Contract
Posted by patriots44[/QUOTE]
I think we should at the right price.
I know it would be crazy to think that the Pats may have not used this guy to his potential but...
In 45 games played Maroney has 582 rush att for 2430 yards. 4.2 yard average with 21 tds.
1 of those years he played behind Corey Dillion. The year he was the starter(2007 which we all know was a little pass heavy) he averaged 4.5 yards a carry only 6 tds but I think the focus may have been on throwing considering Brady threw 50 tds and all.
Because Maroney does not have 1200 yards and 10 tds every year is the main reason why he is labeled as a bust on this board. Well last I checked you have to get the football more then 175 times to get 1200 yards. 175 x 4.2 = 735 yards.
Maroney also has 40 receptions for 409 yards a 10.2 average with another td.
He is now labeled a "Fumbler" He has 4 fumbles for his career. 1 before last year.
The offense most of us agree was predictable and stale last year. Maroney had a career low 3.9 a carry running into the mouth of opoosing defense's.
Last year 194 att at 3.9 y/per = 757 yards 9 tds. Lets give him 270 carries at this rate. 270 @ 3.9 = 1053 yards and probably 11 tds. Still a bust?
Point is this guy has run well for us in a less then ideal situation. Lets ride the best back on the team this year and see what kind of production we get out of him.
Was Antowain Smith a good back for our team? In 3 years he averaged 3.8 a carry with 21 tds... The reason he had 1100 yards one year and 970 the next is becasue he had 287/252 attempts in those 2 years.
I am not trying to say stats make a guy, but I think many here would argue Maroney has not been a good back for us because of his lack of numbers.
You need to get the football to get yards/tds. Maroney has not gotten the football.