If Frank Gore gets injured/banged up again, I personally don't trust either M-Rob or Dixon to start. M-Rob can block and is an OK pass blocker, but don't expect him to pick up more than two yards, tops.
I'd like to keep both and pick up a veteran that can start if called upon. An intriguing option in my book would be Marshawn Lynch, who Buffalo is looking to unload. Either a conditional 4th, 5th, or 6th round pick would seal the deal.
[ Edited by nickbradley on Aug 14, 2010 at 14:26:40 ]
Originally posted by nickbradley: M-Rob can block and is an OK pass rusher
Originally posted by nickbradley: but don't expect him to pick up more than two yards, tops.
His career average is 3.4YPC on 289 carries....
Whoops -- should have been pass blocker.
As for stats, thats 289 yards, not carries. And over the past two seasons, M-Rob is averaging 2.36 YPC.
Right, he had less carries than that. I was looking at the wrong number.
Anyways his career aver is still 3.4 yards, he only has 22 attempts over the last two seasons, combined that is still less than his lowest number attempts in his other NFL seasons. That stat means nothing (in the first 23 carries of Frank Gore's 2009 he had 31 yards for an average of 1.41YPC, you gotta let a guy carry the ball a few more times to say what he can and can not do).
I didn't trust Coffee and M-Rob is not an RB regardless of what they try to play him as. I guess Dixon is my only choice because while why I don't know if he'll be good, I'm not sure that he sucks at the position either, which is more than I can say for M-Rob.
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