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  • Is Beanie Wells a bust?

    I know he's not given many attempts but mannnn do his numbers suck....

  • #2
    injuries and underachievement . . its easy to say the line has held him back, but hightower looks fine. too early to call him a bust but it might be time to start talking about it.



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    • #3
      I'll give Running Backs until Year 3 or 4 until I dub them a bust. Way too many success stories a la Thomas Jones, Cedric Benson, and Darren McFadden. He's definitely been a huge disappointment, but he's got a lot of ability and should be able to find some way to use it. Count me among the few that think he'll still stand a decent chance of having a productive NFL career.

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      • #4
        It is difficult to be a bust at the running back position - based on normal standards. Fact is, you can put any average running back behind a good offensive line and he'll give you good production.

        I tend to be harsh on running backs. If you are a running back and taken in the first round, you'd better be better than average. Frankly, given what we've seen Shanahan do in Denver and across the league, I would avoid drafting running backs in the first few rounds entirely, unless he is a very special talent.

        As of right now, bust. But he'll turn it around at some point....probably.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ThePudge View Post
          I'll give Running Backs until Year 3 or 4 until I dub them a bust. Way too many success stories a la Thomas Jones, Cedric Benson, and Darren McFadden. He's definitely been a huge disappointment, but he's got a lot of ability and should be able to find some way to use it. Count me among the few that think he'll still stand a decent chance of having a productive NFL career.
          meh, Cedric Benson was a bust through and through.

          Beanie Wells really suffers from a horrible OLine, which always leads me to the question why people want Russ Grimm so much. Like Fenikz once told me: they are all his guys, he has been working with him for years, and still they are horrible

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          • #6
            As of right now he's a bust. I think the Cards Oline are average run blockers, not putrid.

            Besides, a 6'1, 230# RB shouldn't need truck lanes to run through to be productive.

            As a rook he showed ability, 4.5 yards a carry, but this season he's awful.

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            • #7
              Sure....if Tim Hightower is for the most part outproducing you, you aren't all that good.


              Who am I to question anyone's toughness but Beanie seemed to come out of the game at Ohio State allot of times due to minor injuries.

              Has he done this with the cards?


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              • #8
                Tim Hightower is a totally different runner than him

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                • #9
                  To me, Beanie always looked like a 230 pound RB that thought he was a scat back. His running style never really jived with his body type and mass.

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                  • #10
                    At this point you got to consider him a bust until he starts proving people wrong. Hightower and Wells are two different runners is very obvious and everyone knows that. No two running backs are the same runner in any league.

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                    • #11
                      of course his numbers suck, if I am playing the Cards, I put 8 in the box every time and let their QB try to beat me.

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                      • #12
                        So far yes, he's a bust. Hightower shouldn't still be getting more carries but the Cards bought the hyoe and took him 1st round despite the injury history and he's been either hurt or a non-factor since. Pretty bad 1st rd for RBs- Moreno, Wells and Donald Brown. Wells and Brown have been non-existent and Moreno is just ok to this point.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JHL6719 View Post
                          To me, Beanie always looked like a 230 pound RB that thought he was a scat back. His running style never really jived with his body type and mass.
                          Beat me to it. Hes a more physically impressive ron dayne, a big back who dances and doesnt punish who isnt tough enough. Brandon Jacobs has been like that recently, its very easy to spot big backs who lose their edge and stop playing the way theyve always played. Wells on the other hand has always run soft to me, whether it be at Ohio State or in the pros.
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                          • #14
                            I always thought he would be. My best comparison for him coming out of college was Najeh Davenport. I big guy who tries to run like a track star, is always injured, and horrible pass blocking.

                            Wells was very overrated coming out of OSU.

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                            • #15
                              Thomas Jones redux.

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