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cvv84
08-24-2009, 04:29 PM
Edge to the Seahawks (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/24/edgerrin-james-lands-in-seattle/)

Meh. They already have T.J. Duckett for short yardage and their new zone blocking scheme is better suited to Julius Jones.

BeerBaron
08-24-2009, 04:31 PM
Not a terrible move. JJ and Duckett aren't exactly anything to write home about and Edge still has more in the tank than a lot of the other FA backs still available I feel.

Gay Ork Wang
08-24-2009, 04:32 PM
supposedly Justin Forsett couldve surplanted Julio Jones

Babylon
08-24-2009, 04:50 PM
supposedly Justin Forsett couldve surplanted Julio Jones

Can we have Julio Jones (great Bama wideout)? As for Edge it probably wouldnt matter if they had Gale Sayers in his prime, if that line doesnt block he isnt going anywhere.

Splat
08-24-2009, 04:51 PM
I'm happy for him I have always liked Edge.

Gay Ork Wang
08-24-2009, 04:52 PM
Can we have Julio Jones (great Bama wideout)? As for Edge it probably wouldnt matter if they had Gale Sayers in his prime, if that line doesnt block he isnt going anywhere.
god i was thinking about the DCFL and sending in my gameplan :/

TACKLE
08-24-2009, 04:54 PM
Good signing. He's a good fit in their offense. He doesn't have a lot left but he won't be expected to carry the load either.

BlindSite
08-24-2009, 05:08 PM
He can catch, run and block better than the others. Not a terrible move.

Geo
08-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Edge is a Hall of Fame back imo, nice pick-up by the Hawks. Not only is he the best runningback walking in, but he'll pass protect for Hasselbeck better than anyone else on the roster. And they need that just as much.

I don't think anyone else has caught on to this yet, but not only do the Hawks play the Cards twice this year, but they also play in Indy in Week 4!

(Fun fact about that: on the field there will be four former 1st round RBs: Edge '99, Duckett '02, Addai '06, and Brown '09. Assuming Duckett makes the Seahawks roster that is.)

Da-Phins
08-24-2009, 06:14 PM
I thought they was high on Forsett?

Go_Eagles77
08-24-2009, 08:52 PM
I thought they was high on Forsett?
He's more of a complementary back, they will probably still keep him over Duckett or Jones.

tjsunstein
08-24-2009, 08:54 PM
I still like Julius Jones to get 20 carries a game.

BeerBaron
08-24-2009, 10:16 PM
lol, and now Duckett is cut.

aNYtitan
08-24-2009, 10:30 PM
lol, and now Duckett is cut.

Bust bust bust. He should be cut with Edge signing. He never amounted to anything.

Now when will Harrison sign?

thetedginnshow
08-24-2009, 10:32 PM
My friend was just talking about in his Madden franchise he picked up Edge for the Hawks. He said he did terrible, so we'll see how this goes.

BlindSite
08-24-2009, 10:52 PM
I never understood duckett, he was a good compliment to Dunn and made some noise in Atlanta then he went into obscurity and sucktitude.

TACKLE
08-24-2009, 10:55 PM
I still like Julius Jones to get 20 carries a game.

Especially with Greg Knapp. You know he's going to want to run the ball a lot.

Brent
08-24-2009, 10:55 PM
I never understood duckett, he was a good compliment to Dunn and made some noise in Atlanta then he went into obscurity and sucktitude.

no more Dan Reeves, that's probably why.

Bucs_Rule
08-24-2009, 11:56 PM
Good signing. He showed in the playoffs that he can still play given a light work load.

M.O.T.H.
08-25-2009, 12:06 AM
I would love to see Julius Jones with close to 20 carries per game. He's still got a lot of talent, he's not the type you can use in a platoon or time share. He's always needed more carries to feel out the defense, getting better as the game goes along. I still think he can have a career similar to his brother's. Thomas broke out in his 6th year and given the chance, I think Julius could do the same.

Geo
08-25-2009, 12:19 AM
I don't think highly of Julius Jones at all, because he has the vision of a tree stump imo. Doesn't have much shake and doesn't catch the ball well either.

M.O.T.H.
08-25-2009, 12:32 AM
Julius Jones' vision always gets knocked but, that is normally by disgruntled Cowboy fans...who didnt want to accept that our run blocking was abysmal and Marion was just better suited to play behind it. It's really not as bad as people have made it out to be, not at all. And he can make things happen in the open field. He doesnt have amazing wiggle but he can make some very sharp cuts and does. I'm sure there are youtube videos that can show you such. I personally think he's become underrated and he's still a much better option than Edge. In a one cut system, he should be in for a breakout season, as long as they give him that opportunity.

wogitalia
08-25-2009, 12:50 AM
Good solid pickup, never really heard of Edge being a negative in the training rooms, he really showed some class last year in a difficult situation and handled his wanting out and contract situation as well as he really could.

Wish him well, should be a solid fit in their offense I would think, good hands and read as a back and a very solid blocker.

Primetime21
08-25-2009, 01:02 AM
I never understood duckett, he was a good compliment to Dunn and made some noise in Atlanta then he went into obscurity and sucktitude.

You cant be too successful if you tip through every hole. Very soft player.

yourfavestoner
08-25-2009, 08:05 PM
You cant be too successful if you tip through every hole. Very soft player.

Yup. He's got Ron Dayne syndrome.

Splat
08-25-2009, 08:16 PM
Its kinda funny that some of the bigger backs though the years would not a hit a hole with force then there have been 5'9 200 pound guys that just have no fear.