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  • #16
    Originally posted by Zim3031 View Post
    Okay.... so he has good measurables?? Isn't Brandon Jacobs supposed to have some insane measureables? And once again I can bring up Schaub, who also has great measureables. Now, comparing a runningback to a quarterback is certainly a bit of a stretch but still.

    Runningbacks are a dime a dozen in the NFL, it's becoming more and more apparent. Teams are easily capable of finding good runningbacks. Please explain to me why one who has proven literally nothing in his career other than putting up good backup number behind one of the greatest runningbacks ever is worthy of such high praise. Has he ever proven to be capable of carrying any type of load? Why use such a high pick on a question mark when there are tons of proven backs out there for much much less.
    Have you ever seen him play? He is a very strong, durable back with excellent speed and good vision. He is a straight-ahead runner and he has been among the league leaders in YPC for a couple of years. He is a consistent every-down back that can also go the distance, like he did against the Colts. The only knock on him is his ability to be a factor in the passing game, but you can't say he is not proven. Your points are just terrible and have no affiliation to him at all.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by etk View Post
      Have you ever seen him play? He is a very strong, durable back with excellent speed and good vision. He is a straight-ahead runner and he has been among the league leaders in YPC for a couple of years. He is a consistent every-down back that can also go the distance, like he did against the Colts. The only knock on him is his ability to be a factor in the passing game, but you can't say he is not proven. Your points are just terrible and have no affiliation to him at all.
      Yeah he has lead the league the last few season in YPC(Very overrated to begin with), but he has what 20 carries his rookie year, 57 his second season and 80 last season, breaking one or two huge runs each season with not that many carries will do that. I wouldn't give up no more than a high third or low 4th round pick for him.

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      • #18
        Turner is almost as fun to watch as Tomlinson. He had a run against the bears in the preseason this year where he bulldozed a couple people, pushed a corner out of the way with his arm, and then carried somebody on his back, all to the tune of 40+ yards, it was crazy.

        I really hope no one trades for him; he's too much of a weapon, hopefully Norv Turner will use him more than as just a blow guy like Marty did. For as much as they talked about it in the media, LT and MT weren't on the field simultaneously very often.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by etk View Post
          Have you ever seen him play? He is a very strong, durable back with excellent speed and good vision. He is a straight-ahead runner and he has been among the league leaders in YPC for a couple of years. He is a consistent every-down back that can also go the distance, like he did against the Colts. The only knock on him is his ability to be a factor in the passing game, but you can't say he is not proven. Your points are just terrible and have no affiliation to him at all.
          A consistent every down back? Now you're just making things up to the point that it's obvious. HE HAS NEVER PROVEN TO CARRY THE LOAD, under what circumstances do you believe that he is an every down back? Because he gets a good ypc running on defenses softened up by one of the greatest runningbacks to play the game.

          YPC can be a terribly overrated stat if not looked at correctly. He got very few carries and the ones he did get were on softened up defenses. He's proven he is an excellent change of pace back, nothing more. Saying he is a "consistent every down back" is blantantly false and unproven, and I'm sure that you realize this.

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          • #20
            Honestly, anyone who sees this kid play often knows he is ready to start in the NFL. No one in the league runs harder than him and he just never stops moving his feet, is faster than anyone thinks, and is shifty. The kid is a great back and a real good character guy. Someone will love having him next year, and although you may feel bad for him he is getting over 2 million next year as a RFA, which is the most you can without signing an extension. And in college he proved he can carry the load, just take a peek at his numbers, he was ridiculous. Oh yeah, and he was an amazing kick returner for us last year and I don't know if I ever remember him fumbling in his pro career.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Zim3031 View Post
              I honestly don't understand the infatuation that so many people have with Turner. What makes him so different from Schaub? He's built his reputation on running over softened up defenses the same way that Schaub made his by passing over defenses expecting Vick.
              ok this is the same thing that happened with LJ when holmes was starting
              (NOTE: i am not comparing LJ to Turner in anyway, just the situation...because I know someone will come on here and say Turner can't even compare to LJ)

              Holmes was dominating the league(tomlinson) but in a couple seasons when holmes missed a game or 2 or 3, LJ had huge games running for 100+ and/or 2+ tds, but there was speculation he couldn't really handle a starting job...

              I don't think turner is LJ, but its the same kinda situation...I think turner could be a back that gets 1200 and 8 easily starting on a decent team...he's shown flashes of what he can do(same with Schaub) which is why teams who don't have a good RB want to take a chance on him...

              in other related news, Michael "Burner" is on my fantasy drafted team in Madden and just ran for 205 and 3 in his first start of the season :D

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              • #22
                Originally posted by etk View Post
                He is a straight-ahead runner and he has been among the league leaders in YPC for a couple of years. He is a consistent every-down back.

                first off you cant accurately judge his ypc, seeing as how he comes in behind LT on a wore down defense after LT bruised them up...


                and how would u know he is a consistent every down back? when has he proved that





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                • #23
                  One name....Lamont Jordan.

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                  • #24
                    "No one in the league runs harder than him "

                    That sounds like one of those Madden quotes.....

                    WK10 = MADDEN - "noone runs hard than Tiki Barber, hes just a great talent"
                    WK12 = MADDEN - "noone runs harder than Tomlinson, I mean hes just that good"

                    WK13 = MADDEN - "Wow, Turner just impresses me alot, noone runs harder than him........well HOW ABOUT THE GUY THAT STARTS IN FRONT OF HIM???"

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by defensiveback23 View Post
                      I think if a team offered a first round pick in the top 15 or so the Chargers would take it.
                      No team is stupid enough to do that. His value right now is, at the very best, a late 1st/early 2nd.


                      Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by edge_V View Post
                        One name....Lamont Jordan.
                        A backup behind a great RB. The backup does great things. He goes to a team to be a full time starter. Has a very good first season, but then the next season, unable to carry the load and gets injured.

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                        • #27
                          I wouldn't really compare Jordan to Turner (other than their similar size and the fact that they were both backups), Turner is faster and runs more N-S as opposed to Jordan who dances around too much.

                          And I would hardly call Jordan's first year in Oakland a very good season. He barely got over 1000 yds and only averaged around 3.2 ypc. It was a pretty mediocre season for him on the ground, but I do remember him getting a lot of catches.

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                          • #28
                            I like Turner, he is a punishing runner who gets a lot of yards after contact and also has good speed and some elusiveness. He could be a very good starting back.

                            That being said, any team going for him needs to proceed with caution. Sure, his ypc is great but change of pace backs almost always have great YPC for obvious reasons. Truth is we wont know how good he will be as a starter until he becomes one so I honestly look at him as being an excellent running back prospect and whoever gives him the big contract hes going to get will be gambling.

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