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Thunder&Lightning
05-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Team with best Running Backs?

toonsterwu
05-09-2008, 10:11 AM
Best run game is probably going to be Oakland. Best unit, I'll still lean with San Diego.

kmartin575
05-12-2008, 11:40 PM
I think the Chiefs potentially have the best unit overall. The only team that could argue with the Chiefs about best depth overall is Oakland but Larry Johnson is a better back than McFadden or anybody else in Oakland, assuming he returns healthy. Kolby Smith put up some good numbers as a rookie behind a horrible offensive line and we just drafted Jamaal Charles who IMO is not that far off talent wise from Darren McFadden.

doingthisinsteadofwork
05-13-2008, 07:36 PM
to bad the Chiefs oline isnt any good otherwise you could do alot with those RBs.

kmartin575
05-13-2008, 10:41 PM
to bad the Chiefs oline isnt any good otherwise you could do alot with those RBs.

They have better pieces on the line than Oakland does. And last time I checked we just drafted an offensive lineman in the 1st. The run game is going to be alot better this year. Branden Albert is a good run blocker and will start at one of the tackle positions. Rudy Niswanger has about 20 or 25 pounds on Casey Wiegmann which is a big improvement at center. He did very good when he got playing time at right guard last year (like in the game where Kolby Smith put up 150 yards on the Raiders) but his natural position is center where he should excel at. We have brought in ALOT of players to fill out the right side of the line. If Branden Albert starts at left tackle then Damion McIntosh can play right tackle and somebody else can move inside to guard. Barry Richardson could play right tackle or right guard. Not sure how the line is going to look come opening day but we have alot more talent than last year and the 5 best will see the field. Not to mention we have a new offensive coordinator who uses some zone blocking.

I would take our line situation over Oakland's any day.

doingthisinsteadofwork
05-16-2008, 12:48 AM
Your post makes a ton of sense.An oline which was ranked last in pass blocking and only had a 3.3 y/c for rushing is supposed to be better this year than an Oline which was ranked 11th last year in pass blocking and had 4.1 y/c because your team drafted two rookies.Yep your situation is alot better than ours.Depending on a rookie to play LT a position at which hes a project is pretty smart.Not to mention the other rookie you got doesnt even fit in the ZBS.Your Oline coach is pretty good to I hear.Apparently for the most part the past ten years hes been coaching in NFL Europe.Thats quite a resamay hes got there.

kmartin575
05-16-2008, 05:06 AM
Your post makes a ton of sense.An oline which was ranked last in pass blocking and only had a 3.3 y/c for rushing is supposed to be better this year than an Oline which was ranked 11th last year in pass blocking and had 4.1 y/c because your team drafted two rookies.Yep your situation is alot better than ours.Depending on a rookie to play LT a position at which hes a project is pretty smart.Not to mention the other rookie you got doesnt even fit in the ZBS.Your Oline coach is pretty good to I hear.Apparently for the most part the past ten years hes been coaching in NFL Europe.Thats quite a resamay hes got there.

Resamay? I didn't realize that was a word. I believe the word you are looking for is "resume". Use a dictionary, it helps. And you want to talk about having quite a "resamay"? How about a head coach who has never been a head coach at any level before he came to the Raiders. Yeah, that's quite a "resamay."

The funny thing people don't realize is that our line from 2006 to 2007 was basically the same except for the loss of Will Shields and Jordan Black. In 2006 Larry Johnson had over 1,700 yards. Losing Shields was a loss. We improved over Jordan Black with Damion McIntosh. So if losing one player can hurt us so much, I would imagine adding several players could really help. And where did I say we were counting on two rookies to fix the line? I mentioned a new center who outweighs former starter Casey Wiegmann by 25 or 30 pounds. That right there is a big improvement as far as run blocking is concerned. I could argue about the strong points of some of the waiver wire pickups and some of the players from within our system that we are developing but it would be useless because since you have never heard of most of them you will instantly say they suck. I'll just let you wait and see.

And did you also not notice the part where I said we are implementing some zone blocking in our scheme? You know, the only reason your line improved last year? Because if it wasn't for zone blocking your line would be trash. Your line is easily the least talented in the entire NFL. Kwame Harris at left tackle? Yikes.

I would also imagine losing Larry Johnson for half the season would contribute to our ypc being very low.

So as I originally stated, the Chiefs have the best depth at runningback in the AFC West. Ladainian Tomlinson is the best starter, followed by Larry Johnson, but Jamaal Charles and Kolby Smith >>> Jacob Hester and Marcus Thomas.

DragonFireKai
05-16-2008, 05:23 AM
I think the Chiefs potentially have the best unit overall. The only team that could argue with the Chiefs about best depth overall is Oakland but Larry Johnson is a better back than McFadden or anybody else in Oakland, assuming he returns healthy. Kolby Smith put up some good numbers as a rookie behind a horrible offensive line and we just drafted Jamaal Charles who IMO is not that far off talent wise from Darren McFadden.

That's a monolithic if. Very few running backs recover from a 370+ carry season, and no one recovers from a 400+ carry system.

DragonFireKai
05-16-2008, 05:27 AM
I would also imagine losing Larry Johnson for half the season would contribute to our ypc being very low.

I don't think his 3.5 ypc were exactly helping it either.

doingthisinsteadofwork
05-16-2008, 07:17 PM
Resamay? I didn't realize that was a word. I believe the word you are looking for is "resume". Use a dictionary, it helps. And you want to talk about having quite a "resamay"? How about a head coach who has never been a head coach at any level before he came to the Raiders. Yeah, that's quite a "resamay." and the Chiefs hired a guy who had a losing record as a HC in the NFL.Basically you took another teams trash as your HC.He certainly has improved the Chiefs.they went from 9-7 to 4-12 in his two years as HC.


The funny thing people don't realize is that our line from 2006 to 2007 was basically the same except for the loss of Will Shields and Jordan Black. In 2006 Larry Johnson had over 1,700 yards. Losing Shields was a loss. We improved over Jordan Black with Damion McIntosh. So if losing one player can hurt us so much, I would imagine adding several players could really help. And where did I say we were counting on two rookies to fix the line? I mentioned a new center who outweighs former starter Casey Wiegmann by 25 or 30 pounds. That right there is a big improvement as far as run blocking is concerned. I could argue about the strong points of some of the waiver wire pickups and some of the players from within our system that we are developing but it would be useless because since you have never heard of most of them you will instantly say they suck. I'll just let you wait and see.
so because he weighs more hes an improvement.That makes sense.
I can say the same thing about some of the guys in our system to.the difference is that our Oline coach is good whereas your Oline coach has done nothing other than coach the worst Oline in the NFL.

And did you also not notice the part where I said we are implementing some zone blocking in our scheme? You know, the only reason your line improved last year? Because if it wasn't for zone blocking your line would be trash. Your line is easily the least talented in the entire NFL. Kwame Harris at left tackle? Yikes.
and yet its still much better than the Chiefs Oline.

So as I originally stated, the Chiefs have the best depth at runningback in the AFC West. Ladainian Tomlinson is the best starter, followed by Larry Johnson, but Jamaal Charles and Kolby Smith >>> Jacob Hester and Marcus Thomas.To bad Darren Sproles is better than both of them.Chargers RBs>Chiefs RBs.id probably say that Lamont Jordan is better than both of them as well.Or that Selvin Young is better than both of them.

Splat
05-24-2008, 08:49 AM
and the Chiefs hired a guy who had a losing record as a HC in the NFL.Basically you took another teams trash as your HC.He certainly has improved the Chiefs.they went from 9-7 to 4-12 in his two years as HC.


Atleast our HC can stay out past midnight and doesn't get carded buying beer.:)

vidae
06-17-2008, 12:11 PM
You're deluded if you think Lamont Jordan now is better. And Selvin Young? Come on. I understand wanting to be right, but making claims like that is just ridiculous.

This thread is the best RBs in the AFC West. If you're talking about single players, no one comes close to LT. No one in the NFL is close to LT. If you're talking about squads, however, Chiefs have to be at the top. LJ is one of the best backs in the game when he's healthy, and Kolby Smith filled in pretty damn well when LJ went down, and then add to that a back some projected as a second round talent?

I don't know. Offensive line isn't really the argument here. It's RB squad and depth, and the Chiefs are at the top when it comes to that.

edit: I realized just now this thread has been dead almost a month, but I just saw it today damnit!

ChezPower4
08-01-2008, 05:26 PM
Last year i would have said Chargers without a doubt but without Turnner this year all they really have is LT and not like that is a bad thing but Oakland has Fargas and McFadden

Gay Ork Wang
08-01-2008, 05:32 PM
Chargers cause McFadden didnt prove anything yet

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
08-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Chargers because LDT is the best there is and there is no need for a RBC if your top runner is LADAINIAN ******* TOMLINSON