Running Back position

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    Running Back position

    I know this is a little preemptive, but I find it funny that a team that doesn't run the ball has 6 runningbacks on their active roster. What do you think they do next year at that position. I like most of them but that's 6 roster spots that could be freed up for some other position, like safety. What do you think they do  next year. 2 rookies in Vereen and Ridley (signed) Woodhead (signed extension) BJGE (i would assume is gone next year) Faulk (is gone next year) Polite (prob. gone next year) 

    I know Woodhead has been fumblehappy as of late but I don't think they use him enough.

    Thoughts on next year's RB roster?
     
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    Re: Running Back position

    Faulk, Polite and maybe Woodhead are gone.

    personally I'd like BB to find a RB that can get 1000 yards rushing and 1000 yards recieving

     
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    Faulk, Polite and maybe Woodhead are gone. personally I'd like BB to find a RB that can get 1000 yards rushing and 1000 yards recieving
    Posted by kansaspatriot


    Although it's far to early to tell, it's possible that Ridley may be that person.
    They should be a "triple" threat, rush, receive, and block......lol.
     
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    They should be a "triple" threat, rush, receive, and blockPosted by BubbaInHawaii


    Yes
     
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    I do think we have a pretty good group of running backs heading into next season, as long as they re-sign BJGE.  I think the four are a good combination.  You have Green-Ellis and Woodhead as north-south type of running backs, while Vereen and Ridley are more flashy speed type of backs.  That being said, the Patriots will probably look at the FA market before re-signing Green-Ellis. 
     
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    Polite is really a fullback here on a Patriots tryout.  He's a power fullback for first and goal on the 1, for third and 1.  BB regularly puts people on.  Some, like Jabar Gaffney, stick and prosper.  Most are cut in 2 weeks.

    Faulk will probably retire.

    Vereen will probably recover from his injuries, maybe, maybe not. 

    Ridley will learn not to fumble. 

    The other two will get the ball quite a lot.  Woodhead drives defensive players nuts because they can't even see which way he's cutting or whether he has the ball, so they can't react.
     
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    BJGE has 27 regular season TDs in the last 2 years and  0 fumbles( BB loves that!) in his career . Unless he wants big money he will stay. He is considerably better than a "serviceable" RB. I think he is very underrated.

    with the new players agreement is there still the lower  franchise tag where you have right of matching offers? i do not think he would command a big contract.
     
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    BJGE has 27 regular season TDs in the last 2 years and  0 fumbles( BB loves that!) in his career . Unless he wants big money he will stay. He is considerably better than a "serviceable" RB. I think he is very underrated. with the new players agreement is there still the lower  franchise tag where you have right of matching offers? i do not think he would command a big contract.
    Posted by mgraham


    Agree all around
     
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    Here's a thought. Do peeps think the Patriots will use Polite vs. Giant to help block for the other backs....?
     
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    RB...........Screen
     
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     Law Firm isn't going anywhere. He never fumbles. Never. He always goes forward. He catches the ball. He is good in blitz pickup. He's as reliable a running back as you'll find and BB trusts him implicitly.
     
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    BJGE doesn't fumble. If he would like to stay, I would like to keep him as a running back.
     
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    In Response to Re: Running Back position : I wouldn't be surprised one bit if the Patriots left him off the SB roster.  I have not seen where he has done anything worth keeping him on the roster.  There are others who can fill that spot when needed, imo. 
    Posted by TFB12

    well, he's done more than faulk. so, if there's a  possibility that there are situations in a big game for him to play....I'd rather have polite.
     
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    Laz, if the pats have long drives early in the game, in order to limit the number of possessions by both teams and resulting in a low scoring affair, doesn't this actually give the Giants and edge?

    I think they do have to mix up the play calls, but go no huddle early and score quickly to get a 14 pt. lead, stay aggressive on both sides of the ball - and try to run away with the game.

    At least that would make be feel better w/ a humungous lead...lolLaughing
     
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    Here's a thought. Do peeps think the Patriots will use Polite vs. Giant to help block for the other backs....?
    Posted by BubbaInHawaii


    I haven't seen enough of Polite to know his skills . . . but if he can catch out of the backfield I think he might have a role to play as an outlet receiver or maybe even running (or blocking for) a few screens.  This is even more possible if he's a good pass blocker, which would make him a bit more versatile on passing plays.  I don't see him playing a big role in the running game, but I wonder if he can contribute in the passing game. 



     
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    Pats have more rushes than the average team in the league this year They have more rushes than the Giants They have about 350 more rushing yards than the Giants. The Giants are dead last in the NFL in rushing yards and YPA Pats are tied for 3rd in the NFL for most rushing TDs
     
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    Pats have more rushes than the average team in the league this year They have more rushes than the Giants They have about 350 more rushing yards than the Giants. The Giants are dead last in the NFL in rushing yards and YPA Pats are tied for 3rd in the NFL for most rushing TDs
    Posted by shenanigan


    I'm thinking if Gronk plays, he may not be used for blocking for the RBs, so, either they use Solder.....or Polite
     
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    Pats have more rushes than the average team in the league this year They have more rushes than the Giants They have about 350 more rushing yards than the Giants. The Giants are dead last in the NFL in rushing yards and YPA Pats are tied for 3rd in the NFL for most rushing TDs
    Posted by shenanigan



    Good point shenanigan. This is something a lot of posters seem not to recognize--the Pats were 17th in rushing attempts per game during the regular season, which puts them in the middle of the pack.  That statistic is just a tad misleading, because the Pats offense also had more plays from scrimmage than most other offenses (we were second or third in scrimmage plays, I think), so there were more chances for us to run than other teams had.  I think about 42% of our (non-kick) scrimmage plays were runs.  So they weren't a heavy running team, but more than 4 in 10 plays were runs. 

    One of the reasons we have six backs is because no back on this team is complete enough to do all of the things we want from our backs. Two of the guys are rookies who are still learning; BJGE is a workmanlike runner, but not particularly explosive and not a great passing-game back; Woodhead is the passing-game back, but he's not what Faulk used to be; Faulk is around just in case he can return to his former self and maybe also to help tutor the other backs; and Polite is a late season acquisition, probably brought in to give us another bigger body on offense with Vollmer hurt and therefore Solder having to be used as a tackle and not a third TE.

    Next year, ideally, they carry five backs, with Ridley and BJGE being the prime tailbacks, Vereen maybe turning into the third-down back, and two other guys (one more fullback-like, one more versatile) as depth.  I think Faulk will retire.  Woodhead may be back as one of the back-ups.  And then we just need to pick up one more in free agency or the draft. 


     
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    Vereen and Ridley are, I expect, both going to be big players next year. I expect BJGE to be here next year and to contribute in the ways he is obviously suited for.  Beyond those three I dont know. I expect this is it for Faulk. I like Woody but dont know the contractual issues if any. He could be back. I expect they will end up with five.
     
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    Re: Running Back position

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    I know this is a little preemptive, but I find it funny that a team that doesn't run the ball has 6 runningbacks on their active roster. What do you think they do next year at that position. I like most of them but that's 6 roster spots that could be freed up for some other position, like safety. What do you think they do  next year. 2 rookies in Vereen and Ridley (signed) Woodhead (signed extension) BJGE (i would assume is gone next year) Faulk (is gone next year) Polite (prob. gone next year)  I know Woodhead has been fumblehappy as of late but I don't think they use him enough. Thoughts on next year's RB roster?
    Posted by Caliberink


    I think you'll see a lot of the same faces back next year.

    I think they extend Benny, Vereen and Ridley will have a year under their belt and will likely be able to contribute more, Woody has his role as a change of pace back, has ability in pass pro and contributes on ST, so I think he's back and I think Faulk is back, if he has something in the tank.

    If they're looking into FA, players like LaRod Stephens-Howling (who has kick return value) and Jason Snelling (a big back that can catch the football) may be of interest. 
     
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    I don't claim to know who will or won't be on the roster for the SB,but I'ld be surprised if they didn't carry Carson Butler as an emergancy replacement for Gronk,I know they brought him back to the PS last week. I was surprised they didn't call Alge Crumpler... So it'll be a pick your poison type of move whether it's Faulk or Polite who sits,my guess is someone with a limited role like Tiquan Underwood sits...
     
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    BJGE has 27 regular season TDs in the last 2 years and  0 fumbles( BB loves that!) in his career . Unless he wants big money he will stay. He is considerably better than a "serviceable" RB. I think he is very underrated. with the new players agreement is there still the lower  franchise tag where you have right of matching offers? i do not think he would command a big contract.
    Posted by mgraham


    I dunno, something tells me that Benny is a company guy and a system guy.  Just a feeling.
     
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