Replacing CJ With A Physical RB Could Be What The Offense Needs

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  1. nbtoppers2

    nbtoppers2 Starter

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    OLine(high draft pick) Dline(free agent DT and DE because we're REALLY young up front) and big running back THAT CAN CATCH(draft or FA)
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  2. Ryudo

    Ryudo The wall crusher!

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    I don't like speed backs. Never did. I want a bruiser again that can just pound it and wear down the d line. CJ was fun in his best 2 years and very exciting but right now I'd be much more happy with someone who makes the opposing d line tired
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  3. Steven Lewis

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    We need both CJ is not a bad back but they need someone to pound the ball to. He is def not worth all the money though.
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  4. Victory1993

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    We had a power back Legreatte Blount and then Jeff Fisher let him go I was so pissed and then he went Tampa Bay and played well does he stil start because I dont know if he does because I dont follow Tampa Bay that much.
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  5. HeadOnASwivel

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    Guys the type of RB we need, are the new prototypical types and they can be had after the 1st round of the draft. The short, squat, powerful and speedy back are the it thing. Mainly because they have such a low center of gravity they are hard to tackle, not to mention they can sometimes disappear in the middle of the line. Guys like Ray Rice, Doug Martin, MJJ and the like are guys we need. Hell Robert Turbin was a 4th round pick, they are there if you know what to look for... our F.O. obviously does not.
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  6. Architect

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    It doesnt matter who we have in the backfield if we dont give them the ball and let them get in rhythm. The first two games this season he only had 19 carries. During the Fisher era there were times where he would get 20+ carries A GAME. I dont think we run the ball enough, just because its not as successful as desired on the first handful of caries doesnt mean you completely abandon the run game all together. Even the commentators today said that he doesnt get the ball enough.

    And as for him running backwards I understand that kills drives but at least acknowlege the guy is trying to make a play. The first two weeks people complained "he went down too easiliy, he needs to be a playmaker" and this week he bounces it outside trying to make a play and he gets ripped for that too. Its almsot like people are determined not to like him regardless of what he does (or tries to do)
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  7. Titansman1

    Titansman1 Time To Start Crushing!

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    I've been saying for a while now that we need a bruiser back that you KNOW can pound out those tough yards when you really need it not get taken down for an 8 yard loss ans almost cost you the game!
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  8. CheeseheadTitan

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    I am going to show my age here, but his dad (James Wilder Sr.) was a stud running back for Missouri, then later Tampa Bay. I saw alot of the same traits from Junior as I did from the dad back in the day. Always churning, very tough to bring down.
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  9. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    stopped there
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  10. Victory1993

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    I agree with the fact that we dont run the ball however CJ doesnt has that some explosiveness and elusiveness that he did a few years back that run in overtime where Vanden Bosch caught him the backfield was the breaking point for me I defend him for entire year but I couldnt do it no more when u cant be d-lineman to the corner than yeah I'm starting to believe he lost a step so yeah I'm off the it's not CJ fault it's all the offensive line fault bandwagon. Half is on Chris Palmer for not running it enough, and now the other half is on both CJ and the offensive line equally in my opinion.
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