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Running backs like this don't come along too often

CJ Spiller reminds me of LT (chargers) and Marshall Faulk. Both future HOFers. Need I say more.

http://gsn.gridironsource.com/_ITS-CJ-SPILLER-TIME/video/845278/32256.html
[ Edited by dunkwindex on Nov 26, 2009 at 2:18 AM ]
  • Ether
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Reggie Bush reminded people of Barry Sanders and Gale Sayers...
I think J.Best would be a perfect complement to Gore.
Originally posted by Ether:
Reggie Bush reminded people of Barry Sanders and Gale Sayers...

Chris Johnson was called a poor man's version of Reggie Bush.
Originally posted by confusedrhino:
I think J.Best would be a perfect complement to Gore.

i think spiller would be gore is tough spiller is fast
I think the knock on Spiller is, he's not an every down back. I think he would make a great compliment to another RB in the league sorta like how Bush is.

I think we have too many holes to worry about drafting Spiller. Gore gets hit as soon as he gets to the line. No RB will be able to thrive with our OL.
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Originally posted by miked1978:
I think the knock on Spiller is, he's not an every down back. I think he would make a great compliment to another RB in the league sorta like how Bush is.

I think we have too many holes to worry about drafting Spiller. Gore gets hit as soon as he gets to the line. No RB will be able to thrive with our OL.

The Panthers picked 2 RBs in the first round, and now they have one of the best running attacks in the league.

If Smith is able to progress, and we address the O-line issues promptly this off-season, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to draft C.J. Spiller.

1. It gives us a home run threat on offense. Besides the vertical route TDs Vernon gets, and the swing passes to Gore, we barely get YPC on each pass.

2. It balances our running attack. Gore is a great all-around back. Coffee has great size and strength to punch it on 3rd down situations. Spiller adds great speed to a possession style offense.

3. It finally gives us a weapon on special teams. We've been looking for a long-term solution at KR/PR for at least 5 years.
Actually, I like the comparison I heard earlier this week. I heard someone on ESPN compare C.J. Spiller to a young Warrick Dunn when he was coming out of FSU.
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by miked1978:
I think the knock on Spiller is, he's not an every down back. I think he would make a great compliment to another RB in the league sorta like how Bush is.

I think we have too many holes to worry about drafting Spiller. Gore gets hit as soon as he gets to the line. No RB will be able to thrive with our OL.

The Panthers picked 2 RBs in the first round, and now they have one of the best running attacks in the league.

If Smith is able to progress, and we address the O-line issues promptly this off-season, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to draft C.J. Spiller.

1. It gives us a home run threat on offense. Besides the vertical route TDs Vernon gets, and the swing passes to Gore, we barely get YPC on each pass.

2. It balances our running attack. Gore is a great all-around back. Coffee has great size and strength to punch it on 3rd down situations. Spiller adds great speed to a possession style offense.

3. It finally gives us a weapon on special teams. We've been looking for a long-term solution at KR/PR for at least 5 years.

My concern is that we will get sidetracked by the sexy picks, and we will miss out on the O line. We need IMO, early picks, particularly at tackle.

I know we need kr/pr and support for Gore, and impact players are desperately needed. But for once the line must come first
Seems like one is coming out every year.

2008
CJ
Mcfadden

2007
AP

2006
Bush
D. Williams

2005
Ronnie Brown
Cedric Benson

Rbs come and go and you can find a good one a little later in the draft (2nd 3rd).
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Originally posted by MadMartz:
Seems like one is coming out every year.

2008
CJ
Mcfadden

2007
AP

2006
Bush
D. Williams

2005
Ronnie Brown
Cedric Benson

Rbs come and go and you can find a good one a little later in the draft (2nd 3rd).

You just named RBs that were drafted in the first round.
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by miked1978:
I think the knock on Spiller is, he's not an every down back. I think he would make a great compliment to another RB in the league sorta like how Bush is.

I think we have too many holes to worry about drafting Spiller. Gore gets hit as soon as he gets to the line. No RB will be able to thrive with our OL.

The Panthers picked 2 RBs in the first round, and now they have one of the best running attacks in the league.

If Smith is able to progress, and we address the O-line issues promptly this off-season, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to draft C.J. Spiller.


1. It gives us a home run threat on offense. Besides the vertical route TDs Vernon gets, and the swing passes to Gore, we barely get YPC on each pass.

2. It balances our running attack. Gore is a great all-around back. Coffee has great size and strength to punch it on 3rd down situations. Spiller adds great speed to a possession style offense.

3. It finally gives us a weapon on special teams. We've been looking for a long-term solution at KR/PR for at least 5 years.

the panthers have a solid o-line and that is why they picked williams and steward both in the firsts. you are correct though, IF we address our line properly, then i wouldn't mind drafting spiller
Yes Spiller will be good. No, the Niners should not draft him. Way too many other holes to take a RB in round 1.
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by MadMartz:
Seems like one is coming out every year.

2008
CJ
Mcfadden

2007
AP

2006
Bush
D. Williams

2005
Ronnie Brown
Cedric Benson

Rbs come and go and you can find a good one a little later in the draft (2nd 3rd).

You just named RBs that were drafted in the first round.

actually, there really isn't anything that stands out from spiller after watching many of his videos. he'll be a good and somewhat like similar matt forte but not an elite back