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View Poll Results: Who will win this year?
Ladainian Tomlinson 51 34.69%
Larry Johnson 6 4.08%
Frank Gore 28 19.05%
Steven Jackson 33 22.45%
Willie Parker 2 1.36%
Rudi Johnson 1 0.68%
Other? 26 17.69%
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Not the guy in your sig. I'm going Willie Parker or Steven Jackson, maybe LJ if he runs it 500 times.
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I'll give it to LT for now. He's still...LT, the same offensive line, and QB who can take the pressure off now. Have to see what Norv is going to do though.

If not him, I'd say Gore.
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no. not really. i think... no.
really right now there's nothing that's stopping LT.
the line's still there, lorenzo neal is still a beast.

frank gore will also be good for 1700 yards again. LJ won't match last year. Willie Rolf and Will Shields? who are those guys?

Jackson will probably end up with the most YFS.
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I think LT will do best... LJ won't match last year with his O-line being weaker, Gore might be able to compete...
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I'm going to go with a wild card and say that Willis McGahee behind that massive Baltimore OLine will win the rushing title. Don't hold me to it, but I think he will thrive as the centerpiece of the Baltimore offense.
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I'm going to say Steven Jackson, he's gotten better every year. He has a good oline and if he can stay healthy. He has a shot to get it.
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LT it don't get better then him :)
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I'm going to go with a wild card and say that Willis McGahee behind that massive Baltimore OLine will win the rushing title. Don't hold me to it, but I think he will thrive as the centerpiece of the Baltimore offense.
A running back who averaged less than 4 yac going to a line that produced less 4 yac, doesn't like the normal formula for the rushing leader.

I'll go with LT. Great line plus a QB that a team will respect, although not so great he'll pass all the time.
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Let me give you some hints.

He's 6'4", 265 pounds, and ran a 4.4 forty at his combine several years back. This will be his first year as a full time starter. He has a tendancy to embarrass defensive players, especailly guys from the secondary.
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Steven Jackson, i just got a feeling.
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I'm going to go for Thomas Jones just because I've got a feeling he's going to have a huge year. I have a similar feeling about Travis Henry.
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He's 6'4", 265 pounds, and ran a 4.4 forty at his combine several years back. This will be his first year as a full time starter. He has a tendancy to embarrass defensive players, especailly guys from the secondary.
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Yes, Homer Simpson ran a 4.2 minute 40.
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A running back who averaged less than 4 yac going to a line that produced less 4 yac, doesn't like the normal formula for the rushing leader.

I'll go with LT. Great line plus a QB that a team will respect, although not so great he'll pass all the time.
The Ravens had some injuries on the OLine last year, and Jamal Lewis never really got in a groove. I think the addition of McGahee and Grubbs will help the team tremendously. Yes, Ogden is not as good, but McGahee can be a feature back in Baltimore. I am sure that he will do better than Jamal Lewis.
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I don't think Homer Simpson is 6'4" 265. He's more 5'11" 270 with 35 percent body fat.
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35% is very generous.
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I gotta go with LT until somebody else show's me he's better.
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I went Jackson simply because LT is too easy, and Gore is too risky.

I'll tell you who it WON'T be - Larry Johnson. Any time your OL loses two potential HOF'ers in consecutive years, you can kiss 1,800+ yards goodbye as a rusher.

McGahee is a dark horse, so is Thomas Jones. He's going to be better in NY than people realize, I think.
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Interesting point on Thomas Jones. That guy never gets any credit, but he's always solid as a runner and a receiver. If the Jets OLine really comes together, Jones could do really well.
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I think LT, for all the reasons others have said, but also because people forget that Norv Turner always makes the most out of his running backs and LOVES running the ball.

I think Travis Henry has a good year in Denver, Stephen Jackson and Frank Gore will have good years, and LJ's production will drop because he got overused last year, he will be pouting all year, and his o-line got worse.
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I think the Jets are going to give Leon Washington a decent amount of carries next year. Obviously they brought in Jones to be the feature back, but don't think they are going to ignore Washington next year.
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