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  • Dual Runningbacks? the way to go?

    interesting thing i noticed that all 4 teams left run with 2 runningbacks that both play a good amount of time

    addai/rhodes
    dillen/maroney
    jones/benson
    mcalister/bush


    i saw it work to perfection against the ravens..... addai started the game and played the 1st 3 quarters..... then when they needed to kill time, they brought in the veteran rhodes who was fresh and he got some key first downs......

    is this a start of a trend maybe? because surley it has worked

    anyway i wanted to post this but never did, but then i found an article that talks about this

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns


    Go Ravens!

  • #2
    I have really started to favor the 2 back system. I love what New England, Chicago, Indy, and New Orleans have done with the two backs. It seems as if the backs are fresher and less beat up on as the season goes on as their carries are lessened with the two back system. I think the key to the two back system is the fact that all four of the teams that are left have a vertern running back, and a rookie back with the exception of Benson in Chicago.

    New England - Dillion (12 years)/ Maroney (Rookie)
    Indianapolis - Rhodes (6 years)/ Addai (Rookie)
    New Orleans - McAllister (6 years)/ Bush (Rookie)
    Chicago - Jones (7 years)/ Benson (2 years)

    I am definetly in favor of the two back system.

    Thanks to Bone Krusher for the sig

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    • #3
      almost forgot that last year, the steelers had a semi combo running tandem of the bus and parker..... and they won the superbowl........

      but like you implied... it works better if you have a veteran who can hold onto the ball and a talented young back


      Go Ravens!

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      • #4
        New England uses a 3 back system :)

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        • #5
          Well look at the NFL rushing stats

          At the top of the NFL we have
          • Atlanta
            San Diego
            Jacksonville
            Washington
            Tennessee

          At the bottom of the nfl we have
          • Detroit
            Cleveland
            Arizona
            Oakland
            Tampa Bay

          I would say the 2 back system is good. However if you have a chance to get an elite back like LT or LJ then you have to take him and don't worry about it.

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          • #6
            Well you dont necessarily have to use a 2 back system where you have 2 backs of equal ability that get equal PT, but its very important to have a good backup at HB. Even if you have a pro-bowler at HB, its still important. Look at how effective Turner was behind LT this year.

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            • #7
              I'd take guys like LT, LJ, Tiki, Westbrook or any star RB anyday over a 2 back system

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Eaglez.Fan
                I'd take guys like LT, LJ, Tiki, Westbrook or any star RB anyday over a 2 back system
                i wouldnt, i would take maroney and dillon over those guys, maybe with the exception of LT

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                • #9
                  Well, its the trend right now. But it has yet to prove if it has staying power or not. I have yet to see the two back system effect the wins and losses of a team.
                  I suppose it depends on your personel. If you have an LT, LJ, or a guy of that stature, then I don't want to see them split carries. That would be stupid. If you have a few good guys and want to get the most from both, then the two back system would probably be the way to go.

                  R.I.P. Junior Seau

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                  • #10
                    The 2-back thing has been ok for Indy, but I believe the Colts' O is at its best when they have 1 feature RB.

                    That makes that play-action a more dangerous weapon.

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                    • #11
                      No love for MBIII and JJ :(

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                      • #12
                        When the Chiefs had both LJ and Priest it was not even fair for the other team.

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                        • #13
                          Rudi Johnson/Chris Perry is a sweet combo... Too bad Perry is never healthy.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Marion Barber III 24
                            No love for MBIII and JJ :(
                            i was just mentioning teams that were in the championship round...... barber and jones make a great duo as well as jones-drew and taylor


                            Go Ravens!

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                            • #15
                              It is the 'ideal' situation. If you can, you do a rotation.

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