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Browns trade RB Reuben Droughns to NY Giants for WR Tim Carter

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  • #31
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY5POA4lp8Y
    lol

    The Giants have a better o-line than the Browns, so I'm sure he'd do alright here. RD is only about 28-29 so he doesn't have that many miles on him.We're not going to be asking for much for him. Hopefully this'll stop people from giving us Kenny Irons in the 2nd round.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by hugegmenfan View Post
      i agree- i think this move guarentees we dont take HB 1st day and most def not in the 1st 2 rounds
      i personally think this was a fabulous move by reese really- we didnt give up anything if u think bout it, carter blows, and rather than signing some 1 as a FA its very price effiecent as well
      Droughns ran for 1500 yards for the broncos and 1200+ for the browns 2 years ago so we know he is capable in different systems

      What would u guys think of pluggin him in @ FB?
      I actually was thinking that.. If he can still run block, he adds more value than Finn. In fact I was talking to a buddy a while ago, and was saying as a joke if we drafted Brian L. than we'd have a battering ram, if we put him as FB, and ran both RD and Jacobs.. Also, BL would supply a threat out of the backfield as well. Player utilization in terms of BL, as a FB on one play, and FB on the next with RD would be creative.

      But overall I'd want to see him play a pre season game as a RB and as a FB with jacobs to see the difference.

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      • #33
        Just a Cowboys' fans perspective. I think everyone on this board is underestimating RD. I think he's better than several starting backs in the NFL. I also think he makes alot of sense from not only a dollar perspective, but also from an ability to perform standpoint.

        How many teams in the NFL have a backup RB who is not OVER THE HILL and also has multiple 1000 yard seasons?

        You guys came out ahead on this one.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by LSUALUM99 View Post
          Just a Cowboys' fans perspective. I think everyone on this board is underestimating RD. I think he's better than several starting backs in the NFL. I also think he makes alot of sense from not only a dollar perspective, but also from an ability to perform standpoint.

          How many teams in the NFL have a backup RB who is not OVER THE HILL and also has multiple 1000 yard seasons?

          You guys came out ahead on this one.
          Well, my personal concerns as a fan are:

          1. He doesn't provide anything in the pass game, which is ultimately what we need

          2. He has a history of breaking down later in the season when it matters the most. Of course he won't have that problem with us because of the reduced carries, but its still a possibility.

          I like the trade, I just don't want us to assume that we don't need a day 2 RB anymore. We could use a passing down specialist like a Booker or Darius Walker.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by hugegmenfan View Post
            im not the biggest reuben droughns fan but tim carter was the worst player to ever put on a giants uni so for the value it was fantastic
            Even worse than Ron Dixon?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Crickett View Post
              Even worse than Ron Dixon?
              I still have Dave Brown nightmares.

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              • #37
                i still see this as a win-win situation. RD isnt real expensive, we get him and lose carter when i had a feeling we would cut carter anyway. and really if he doesnt play too well then oh well. he's not our starter and we invested very little in him. we kept our picks, and got a guy who has rushed for over 1,000 yeards in a season as our backup good move
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                BTW, if it's 3rd and 97... I'm throwing a screen pass to Brian Leonard and he will convert.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                  Well, my personal concerns as a fan are:

                  1. He doesn't provide anything in the pass game, which is ultimately what we need

                  2. He has a history of breaking down later in the season when it matters the most. Of course he won't have that problem with us because of the reduced carries, but its still a possibility.

                  I like the trade, I just don't want us to assume that we don't need a day 2 RB anymore. We could use a passing down specialist like a Booker or Darius Walker.
                  Woohhhhh BBD you got this one wrong.

                  Droughns is an EXCELLENT receiver out of the backfield.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Number 10 View Post
                    Woohhhhh BBD you got this one wrong.

                    Droughns is an EXCELLENT receiver out of the backfield.
                    I will eat crow.

                    The more I read on him, and the more homework I do, the more I like this trade.

                    I had the impression that he was a thumper and nothing more. I was wrong.

                    I think it was a fair trade for both teams, and we both have something that helps our teams.

                    The best part about this trade is the fact that we got him for absolutely nothing. Carter wouldn't pan out here. If he does there, congrats, but it wasn't working here.

                    Im liking this Reese guy. So far so good.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                      I will eat crow.

                      The more I read on him, and the more homework I do, the more I like this trade.

                      I had the impression that he was a thumper and nothing more. I was wrong.

                      I think it was a fair trade for both teams, and we both have something that helps our teams.

                      The best part about this trade is the fact that we got him for absolutely nothing. Carter wouldn't pan out here. If he does there, congrats, but it wasn't working here.

                      Im liking this Reese guy. So far so good.
                      Don't let the guy who thinks he knows a thing about Droughns who says he could not make most NFL rosters fool you. Droughns, while not a great starting RB, is a very forimidable backup that will bring us a versatile back to use on 3rd downs that will not be running situations.

                      Annnd, even though he does not have top tier speed, he was been used as a return man pretty effectively.
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                      Eli's opportunity to become a legend.
                      Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                      These last 50 seconds will define Eli Manning.
                      MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Number 10 View Post
                        Woohhhhh BBD you got this one wrong.

                        Droughns is an EXCELLENT receiver out of the backfield.

                        Agreed. Droughns got a bad rap because he didn't want to run behind that line in Cleveland. Who has succeeded?

                        It is no coincidence that they (Cleveland) can't find a RB, when it's the easiest position to fill in the NFL. Their offense is terrible and their line is to blame.

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                        Originally posted by DMWSackMachine
                        I just wanna warn you guys not to take TNew41 too seriously. He's....let's just say, special. He's fairly harmless, though. He just needs several years of seasoning before he tries to make any more points, is all.

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                        • #42
                          Do you think its possible to put him at FB and run split back looks every now and then? It would confuse the hell out of defenses if we can pull it off.

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                          • #43
                            The guy ran for over 1000 yards in Cleveland when i hadnt been done in about 20 years. he was a third round pick so its not like he didnt have skills coming out, injuries held him back early in his career. The bottom line is that we just got a RB who was a starter the last 2 seasons on a terrible tema yet still put up good numbers. He is a capable receiver out of the backfield which will help if Jacobs doesnt progress in that area. There is no way you could call this trade crap for crap or a wash either. We got rid of a injury-prone receiver with no hands and got a starting caliber back, not a great back, who will help BJ transition into the starters role.

                            Thank God, this means we wont get Duckett, that would have been a complete waste of money.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                              Do you think its possible to put him at FB and run split back looks every now and then? It would confuse the hell out of defenses if we can pull it off.
                              I don't see that happening. He lost a bunch of weight when he converted and I don't see him putting it back on. I think he is strictly our backup RB...we may see a duo of Jacobs and Droughns in the backfield at the same time because they are both great lead blockers as well as solid runners.
                              Originally posted by Paul
                              Eli's opportunity to become a legend.
                              Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                              These last 50 seconds will define Eli Manning.
                              MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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                              • #45
                                I'd like either way, i guess this is an ok move knowing that our offensive line is average and we lost our starting LT, so now manning gets better protection in the backfield. I think that Jim Finn should not be out FB, he catches the ball and goes backward, his blocks our sometimes good, but I think If we take the formation that dallas and Phili run, because they have two good RB's and slot both jacobs and droghns in than it will be hard to take them down and they'll easily wear out the defense. I'd still like to see the giants try to get lorenzo booker or Darius walker in rounds 3 or 4

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