Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
I don't many RB's who have broken their hips... no one exactly where or how Gore broke his hip either.
Teams are always finding great backs in late rounds of the draft... or even undrafted... Arian Foster, LaGarret Blount, Peyton Hillis, Frank Gore (3rd Round), Ahmad Bradshaw, etc. etc.... RB's don't last long and it is a much easier position to fill, so asking for a lot of money doesn't make sense.
<sigh> Sorry to go a bit off topic, but I'm still pissed that Glen Coffee didn't make up his mind to retire while Blount was still with the Niners...had he then gotten a decent chance to show his stuff he might well have made the team, torn it up on the field last year, and the Gore conversation would be a little different right now.
But I agree that RB is turning out to be the least predictable position as far as drafted/undrafted players go. Every year someone comes out of nowhere to really excel, and while I'm sure Mark Ingram will do well, it's probably likely that some other rookie will outrush him during the season.