Re: Murray vs Vereen
posted at 11/16/2011 2:26 PM EST
NE rarely starts offensive rookies unless the people in front of them are injured or simply have left.
BB loves his veterans, sometimes to a fault, lol.
I have the highest hopes for Vereen, he is the best athlete in the 'stable' and has the size/ability to be a 3 down factor.
Size and ability mean nothing if you can't translate it to the field though.
I liked Murray in the draft. He was my favorite back until someone from Oklahoma told me he was a quitter/choker/front runner -- I instantly thought of Ladanian, who is a gutless loser, for all his talent.
Those traits don't really emerge until later on, but it's easy to see the athletic ability that was impressive to many before the draft.
He has, like you said, looked great!
Not that you are doing this, but I hope people don't start getting down on another rookie.
Because cr@pping on Vereen though because Murray has looked good for a few games isn't fair. The kid is a rookie on a team that is known for its love of running back by commitee.