Lendale's replacement?

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  1. giddyup

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    I like that kid; I also like the music that accompanies the highlight reel....

    No LenDale fan here. Find a replacement.
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  2. TM

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    The Titans attended the workout of Rashard Jennings last week.
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  3. Ubiq

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    Want to wager a pepsi on it this year TJ?
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  4. Gut

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    Um...huh?

    You're gonna give him credit for making a read and cut than any good High School RB would make? And what do you mean the right speed?

    By my count...it looks like KC had 9 guys at LOS with 2 LB's. The S off the screen must have come up on the wrong side, the OL cleared a giant hole. KC had 2 defenders to fill that hole...one to Hall's inside and one to his outside. He cut blocked the inside guy, so how could White NOT make the right read? If he cuts right, he runs into a defender. If he cuts left/inside, it's daylight. And Hall completely took his guy out. So who should get the credit? White for doing what a good HS football RB would do (with better speed) or an OL and FB that caved a giant hole in the KC line and 1 or 2 KC defenders who didn't do their jobs???

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    By the time he got to the line of scrimmage 4 seconds had gone by, a lot happens in the line in 4 seconds so you do have to make the right read. If you take a little sidestep in any direction, the result of the play is a different one. Besides, I think what makes a player great is not an acrobatic play in the endzone and droping a pass all by himrself in the next play, but a player that is consistent play after play. I bet you many teams in the NFL would love to have a RB as productive as LW inside the 2 yard line.
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  6. Ubiq

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    :ha: Not surprising at all...
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  7. Gut

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    Um...huh?

    It's not like he broke off the play and made some unexpected cut. As I said, he did exactly what any good High School RB would do...go to where they are supposed to go and make their one cut away from the defender. If you watch any of the rb drills at the combine, this is basically one of them where they run to a spot and the coach shows they one side or the other and they make their cut.

    I don't know how a guy is great just doing what he's supposed to do and because of other players he gets much better production. If the OL, TE and FB don't block as well...he gets 1-4 yds...with White doing exactly the same thing. When the line creates a giant hole and he runs the same way for 80 yds, the only change is how the line blocked, not how he ran the ball. So who should get the credit?

    No one isn't saying every team wouldn't want his PRODUCTION inside the 2 yd line...but again, how much is LW and how much is the playcall/blocking? I've seen a lot of his runs where he runs off tackle and there is NO ONE near him. He ran to his hole and there's no defender. Is that White being a great player or great blocking?

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  8. asus64

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    You're right. They shouldn't bother wasting draft picks on running backs, they should just pick them off the street; with everybody else doing such a good job we don't need any talent in the position.
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    According to Gut any HS RB could be productive behind our OL. I'm not sure things are that easy and although LW isn't a super star he is productive.
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  10. Gut

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    You guys are funny!

    I said you can't give White too much credit on that play because the OL/TE/FB did all the hard work. And you can't give White ALL the credit for his goal line production. On the runs where the blocking knocked everyone outta town...I coulda walked in.

    However, the line doesn't always destroy and the goal line is not always superbly blocked...so we DO need talent. And BTW, I said any GOOD HS RB...not any rb. And yes, on THAT particular long play, any good HS RB could have ripped up big yardage or scored too. Doesn't mean White is a bad player...just that he didn't run over half the team to make an 80 yd run.

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