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Old 03-04-2009, 02:28 PM    (permalink
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League doesn't work that way. NFL salaries go up every season, so it's not always necessarily the best player in the league who is highest paid, it is usually the most recently signed elite QB. So say MJD becomes a FA in 2010, and there are no other elite running backs who become free agents in the previous 2 years, it is highly likely he would become the highest paid RB in the leauge. And I think that might actually be the scenario. Michael Turner is elite now, but he wasn't viewed as so when he signed his contract. AP would become a FA the next season I believe which would then make MJD's run as the highest paid RB short lived.
Exactly, Ben Roethlisberger was the highest paid player right now, followed by Jared Allen, Larry Fitzgerald, and...wait for it...JaMarcus Russell. Michael Turner was the highest paid running back and Tommy Kelly was the highest paid defensive tackle. Are any of them top at their position? You could make an argument for Fitzgerald and maybe Allen I suppose, but it's all about going on the market at the right time with the right circumstances.
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There is only one running back in the league that deserves a contract that puts him at the top: L.T.

He may not even deserve it anymore becuase of his age, but MJD? I think this is a case of a little thing called Cockiness....
There's this guy that plays running back for the Vikings his name is Adrian Peterson you may have heard about him.
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The jags should trade their first round pick for marshawn and than just re-name themselves the jacksonville dreds.
No, it'd be the "Dreded" RB duo...
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:55 AM    (permalink
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Personally I don't even think MJD is an elite back. So far his yards per carry have gone down every year with more and more carries. If he ever does have to carry the load with like 275 carries per season I think he will be lucky to break 4 yards per carry. I like him a change of pace/split workload/spot starter but from what I have seen he doesn't have what it takes to be a workhorse.
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The highest-paid backs in the NFL are and will continue to be the shrinking handful of guys who aren’t splitting touches on first and second down with another tailback.
Except for Adrian Peterson. :D
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I'm sure Keak agrees with MJD
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If you were asked "Do you have the worlds biggest schlong?", what would you say? If he says he should be enough maybe someone will pay him big.
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Is he even a top 10 RB in the league? We will see when he is actually the #1 RB on his team
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:34 AM    (permalink
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This past season wasn't a very good year to judge MJD on as their OLine was really beat up. We'll have to see how he performs this season, as the premier back and a(hopefully for them) healthy O-line.
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They're both pretty bad, man.
this statement is far more rediculous than mjd being the top paid back in the league. 5 DOLLARS FOR A FOOTLONG! I'M NOT SAYING IT'S A 5 STAR BISTRO, BUT JESUS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?
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