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FloridaFootball
03-13-2007, 04:36 PM
If We had a NFL draft and it was strictly for runningbacks, the number one would go LT, But then..Could number 2 go WestBrook? KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NOT RANKING RUNNINGBACKS THIS IS WHO YOU WOULD TAKE, I KNOW LARRY JOHNSON IS A BETTER R-U-N-N-I-N-G BACK BUT WESTBROOK IS MORE VERSITALE AND THE SECOND BIGGEST WEAPON IN THE NFL YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR BACKFIELD, agree?

Shiver
03-13-2007, 04:36 PM
I would take Steven Jackson over either of them.

Eaglez.Fan
03-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Well I'd go with Bush because of age and versitlity. Jackson would be high also, LT and West would also be up there.

If it's this year LT, then Larry Johnson then West for me

fenikz
03-13-2007, 04:41 PM
i would pick them in this order

LT
LJ
Steven Jackson
Frank Gore
Shaun Alexander
Reggie Bush
Brian Westbrook

TacticaLion
03-13-2007, 04:42 PM
I'm not gonna lie... i'd draft Jones-Drew over either of them. This kid is going to be GREAT! Just a fast, quick, hard running back... with great character.

bsaza2358
03-13-2007, 04:44 PM
i would pick them in this order

LT
LJ
Steven Jackson
Frank Gore
Shaun Alexander
Reggie Bush
Brian Westbrook

I like that list, though Gore has to go below all of them due to his knee and shoulder injury history. 1 good season doesn't make him that valuable...

niel89
03-13-2007, 04:52 PM
I'm not gonna lie... i'd draft Jones-Drew over either of them. This kid is going to be GREAT! Just a fast, quick, hard running back... with great character.

plus he is a good returner and can catch out of the backfield

ninerfan
03-13-2007, 05:30 PM
Reggie, Mo, Maroney have chance to be great

Jensen
03-13-2007, 05:47 PM
Steven Jackson before anybody else besides LT.

TheChampIsHere
03-13-2007, 06:50 PM
Yeah Reggie would without a doubt be my pick as the second best offensive weapon at HB. With LT of course being 1st. I could definetely see an argument being made for Westbrook as 2 or 3 though, he is a versatile player and a playmaker who you can build an offense around. There are of course guys like LJ and Steven jackson who are workhorse backs...It depends on what kind of offense you run.

bored of education
03-13-2007, 07:04 PM
Check the Sig.

toonsterwu
03-13-2007, 07:08 PM
I'll jump on Steven Jackson next. No, he doesn't have burner speed but that's about the only knock against him, if it's even a knock. If he continues developing, he'll be a monster.

OhioState
03-13-2007, 07:13 PM
i also like steven jackson alot but no one can say he is better than LT

Rob S
03-13-2007, 07:16 PM
Your crazy.....LJ should easily go above him. And if versatility is what ur going for, Reggie Bush is younger and will be better very soon.

toonsterwu
03-13-2007, 07:19 PM
i also like steven jackson alot but no one can say he is better than LT

I don't think anyone's saying anyone is better than LT. More of discussing who's the next best ...

toonsterwu
03-13-2007, 07:23 PM
Your crazy.....LJ should easily go above him. And if versatility is what ur going for, Reggie Bush is younger and will be better very soon.

Easily? I don't see easily. I can certainly make a case for LJ as well, but Steven had more total yards last year and played behind a very young OL that was still learning things. He's a better receiver than LJ, which isn't a knock on LJ, but praise for SJ.

bored of education
03-13-2007, 07:49 PM
Your crazy.....LJ should easily go above him. And if versatility is what ur going for, Reggie Bush is younger and will be better very soon.


I hope your referring to westbrook..not the Armadillo

GermanSaint
03-13-2007, 07:51 PM
If We had a NFL draft and it was strictly for runningbacks, the number one would go LT, But then..Could number 2 go WestBrook? KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NOT RANKING RUNNINGBACKS THIS IS WHO YOU WOULD TAKE, I KNOW LARRY JOHNSON IS A BETTER R-U-N-N-I-N-G BACK BUT WESTBROOK IS MORE VERSITALE AND THE SECOND BIGGEST WEAPON IN THE NFL YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR BACKFIELD, agree?


Deuce , cause he brings so much on the table. locker room , community , great character , well rounded , power and yards. he has no real weakness

JoeMontainya
03-13-2007, 08:00 PM
Obviously LT is better. But Steven Jackson rushing stats were better, and surprisingly his recieving stats were alot better aswell.

jetsfan3
03-13-2007, 08:05 PM
Deuce , cause he brings so much on the table. locker room , community , great character , well rounded , power and yards. he has no real weakness

You win the award for biggest homer post of the year.

TNewFan41
03-13-2007, 08:09 PM
I would take Steven Jackson over either of them.

Amen to that.

Beans
03-13-2007, 08:11 PM
If We had a NFL draft and it was strictly for runningbacks, the number one would go LT, But then..Could number 2 go WestBrook? KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NOT RANKING RUNNINGBACKS THIS IS WHO YOU WOULD TAKE, I KNOW LARRY JOHNSON IS A BETTER R-U-N-N-I-N-G BACK BUT WESTBROOK IS MORE VERSITALE AND THE SECOND BIGGEST WEAPON IN THE NFL YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR BACKFIELD, agree?

Calm the hell down.

I'd prolly take... Caddilac?? I dunno, its hard to pick after LT.

GermanSaint
03-13-2007, 08:14 PM
You win the award for biggest homer post of the year.

oh yeah thats pretty objectiv to hear that from a jets fan . sorry that i like the complete package of deuce ... yes im a homer cause i dont know better bout deuce ... :o

yourfavestoner
03-13-2007, 08:49 PM
Yeah Reggie would without a doubt be my pick as the second best offensive weapon at HB. With LT of course being 1st. I could definetely see an argument being made for Westbrook as 2 or 3 though, he is a versatile player and a playmaker who you can build an offense around. There are of course guys like LJ and Steven jackson who are workhorse backs...It depends on what kind of offense you run.

Why would you take Bush over Westbrook when he doesn't do anything better than him? If anything, Westbrook is the player that Reggie Bush one day hopes to be.

jetsfan3
03-13-2007, 08:51 PM
oh yeah thats pretty objectiv to hear that from a jets fan . sorry that i like the complete package of deuce ... yes im a homer cause i dont know better bout deuce ... :o

Yes but how can you possibly take Deuce over Jackson, Westbrook, Gore, LJ, and others. Heck, Deuce may not even be the best RB (When I say RB I don't mean just as a runner) on your team!

Go_Eagles77
03-13-2007, 09:00 PM
Why would you take Bush over Westbrook when he doesn't do anything better than him? If anything, Westbrook is the player that Reggie Bush one day hopes to be.

Westbrook is my favorite player but I'd take Jackson over him.

princefielder28
03-13-2007, 09:05 PM
You want to talk versatile how about Mr. Steven Jackson

frogstomp
03-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Why would you take Bush over Westbrook when he doesn't do anything better than him? If anything, Westbrook is the player that Reggie Bush one day hopes to be.

Yeah. The only reasoning I could see is injury, and one thinking that Bush may have less injury problems...

But that's completely speculation, anyways.

LT
Jackson
Westbrook
LJ
Gore/Edge/Portis.

Rob S
03-13-2007, 10:43 PM
Easily? I don't see easily. I can certainly make a case for LJ as well, but Steven had more total yards last year and played behind a very young OL that was still learning things. He's a better receiver than LJ, which isn't a knock on LJ, but praise for SJ.

I am talking about Westbrook. I would take LJ over Jackson, but i could see the argument for jackson being made.

Caddy
03-14-2007, 12:35 AM
Calm the hell down.

I'd prolly take... Caddilac?? I dunno, its hard to pick after LT.

The homer in me agrees with you

GermanSaint
03-14-2007, 03:24 AM
Yes but how can you possibly take Deuce over Jackson, Westbrook, Gore, LJ, and others. Heck, Deuce may not even be the best RB (When I say RB I don't mean just as a runner) on your team!

its not he is just a good runner. he is a solid blocker and a very good pass catcher. he hasnt the burning speed but he can make something out of nothing with pure power and absolute great vision ( vision wise he is top 5 with LT , LJ , Gore ) ....

for me its ok if you dont like him ( or like the 1000 others in front of him more ) but you need to bring the facts on the table and not only speculations. he is the complete package

yourfavestoner
03-14-2007, 03:41 AM
A lot of people don't remember it, but Deuce was a very good back out of the backfield before he tore his knee up. Just look at 2002-2003 (his best years).

Shiver
03-14-2007, 03:42 AM
Why would you take Bush over Westbrook when he doesn't do anything better than him? If anything, Westbrook is the player that Reggie Bush one day hopes to be.

It depends on how Bush continues to develop. His last half of the season stats were pretty phenomenal. Extrapolate them, (since that's what people do in the off-season), and you get 2,000 total yards, 104 catches, 20 total touchdowns, 4.8 ypc. Of course extrapolation is only accurate to a degree. It cannot account for intangibles, anomalies, and variation of the teammates around the player, or the players he's facing. That said; it does show the upside Reggie Bush has. He isn't on Westbrook's level yet, but he could attain that by this time next year, and eventually surpass that mark.

GermanSaint
03-14-2007, 11:23 AM
A lot of people don't remember it, but Deuce was a very good back out of the backfield before he tore his knee up. Just look at 2002-2003 (his best years).

thank you , that is what i tried to explain ...

he isnt in the league since yesterday.(or last season )

bantx
03-14-2007, 11:27 AM
My order

LT
Jackson
Jones-Drew

LJ
tiki

HawkeyeFan
03-14-2007, 11:42 AM
Jones - Drew over LJ? Jones - Drew isn't a Top 10 back yet, maybe in the AFC.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
03-14-2007, 11:45 AM
Yes but how can you possibly take Deuce over Jackson, Westbrook, Gore, LJ, and others. Heck, Deuce may not even be the best RB (When I say RB I don't mean just as a runner) on your team!

Go watch some tape of Deuce during the 2003 season (9 straight 100+ yard games). Dude was a top 5 RB in the league without a doubt. The only healthy season he's had since then was this past season, when he was sharing carries with none other than Reggie Bush, and even then he played great with what he was given. I'm a huge Bush supporter, but I would take a completely healthy Deuce over any RB in the league right now not named LT, LJ, or Jackson (yes, I'd take him over Gore).

Vikes99ej
03-14-2007, 11:49 AM
I'll take Stephen Jackson. After that, I would probably go Portis followed by Larry Johnson.

HawkeyeFan
03-14-2007, 11:51 AM
Also why is everyone forgetting about Chester Taylor? He's a beast! He has to be consisdered.

Vikes99ej
03-14-2007, 12:01 PM
Also why is everyone forgetting about Chester Taylor? He's a beast! He has to be consisdered.

I don't know if I would go as far as saying Taylor is a beast. He was more productive than I thought he would be.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
03-14-2007, 12:07 PM
Also why is everyone forgetting about Chester Taylor? He's a beast! He has to be consisdered.

He's good, but not great and just doesn't have the talent level of most of the other guys mentioned. He has the arguably the best left side of the offensive line in football, and that is evidenced by most of his success running left. Even then, he just barely averaged 4 yards per carry, and if you take away just the one long run, he only averaged 3.7 behind a solid O-Line. He's a good player and I really like him, but not a top-5 and possibly not even a top-10 runningback in the league.

hugepunch
03-14-2007, 12:23 PM
You win the award for biggest homer post of the year.

cant even spell his name right , i cant respect you . deuce is a VERY BETTER talent than tiki , but he dont have this OL and D# to produce
heres a good homer post jet

bantx
03-14-2007, 02:01 PM
Jones - Drew over LJ? Jones - Drew isn't a Top 10 back yet, maybe in the AFC.

Yeah hes so little and strong, and his quickness is great. He's in my top ten backs.

Shiver
03-14-2007, 02:35 PM
It depends on how Bush continues to develop. His last half of the season stats were pretty phenomenal. Extrapolate them, (since that's what people do in the off-season), and you get 2,000 total yards, 104 catches, 20 total touchdowns, 4.8 ypc. Of course extrapolation is only accurate to a degree. It cannot account for intangibles, anomalies, and variation of the teammates around the player, or the players he's facing. That said; it does show the upside Reggie Bush has. He isn't on Westbrook's level yet, but he could attain that by this time next year, and eventually surpass that mark.

Saints fans; this was uncharacteristic for me. Soak it up, enjoy it.

GermanSaint
03-14-2007, 02:55 PM
heres a good homer post jet


knowledge has nothing to do with homerism... please inform , after this you can post your crap

yourfavestoner
03-14-2007, 03:59 PM
Saints fans; this was uncharacteristic for me. Soak it up, enjoy it.

Seriously. I don't think I've ever seen you extrapolate statistics.

Shiver
03-14-2007, 04:09 PM
I think extrapolation is relevant, only in certain circumstances. I only do it with rookies, and young Wide Receivers. For example; Javon Walker lit it up in the second half of '03, only to continue his moment in his 3rd year in '04 when he blew up. That's one case where extrapolation showed that he had the potential to have a dominant season the next year. There are others. The one I completely disagreed with was Larry Johnson's absurd '2,000' yard hype last year. Reggie Bush may not reach those marks I mentioned, but it shows he has the potential to do that.

eaglesalltheway
03-15-2007, 03:59 PM
Quite honestly it is all really close after LT, but I would put LJ and Steven Jackson in front of Westbrook. I wouldn't be disapointed with Jones-Drew either. He is my favorite rookie of last year. I love how the guy plays the game. He Will be a very good, if not great, yes GREAT, back in the upcoming years.