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Who cares about Running Style. It's not like any of these guys are small scatbacks. They are all big, fast and look to hit people.
It's all about talent and results.
Miller has more of both.
If your an OC your more worried about ways that Lamar Miller can beat you then you are of ways that Mike James can beat you.
That said, I fully expect James to find a nice niche with us.
I care about running style. Cadillac Williams was extremely talented and had results coming out of Auburn. His running style leads to less yardage, missed opportunities and injury problems. Mike James has an efficient running style. Another example...look at Javon Ringer, a small, slow back who somehow managed millions of yards and TDs this year carrying the ball almost 30 times a game. He did it with quick feet, vision and running style. Not size, speed and ability to hit people.
If I was a DC, I'd be more worried about James because he can slowly wear down your defense and go for long drives. Nothing is more frustrating for a DC than a team pounding it up the middle all game with success. We needed a guy like Mike James BADLY this year. JJ has the size but nowhere near the talent of James. James can fight for extra yardage and make something out of nothing going downhill. If we're blocking well, he'll get great yards. If we're not blocking, he'll still get yards.
Your evaluations for RBs are far too simple. It's more than just a matter of "who's the most impressive physically". A lot of it is about the proportion of your body and how you run. James just gets it. Miller is good but I like James much more.
How do you guys feel about Sheldon Richardson's visit this weekend? I'm pretty excited about it and think we have a big time chance of pulling this guy in. He is visiting with Lamar Miller, Ray Ray, and Dyron all of whom will be in his ear the whole time I am sure.