Deangelo Williams...

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Deuce Wayne, Oct 4, 2010.

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  1. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    To my understanding, he's a free agent at the end of this year. He's always been one of my favorite players in the league, so there's certainly bias involved, but in my opinion he'd fit this offense much better than CJ does. We've never had a problem acquiring productive running backs (I think not one less than 1k yds for the last 11 seasons or so), and this would be a good time to dump Johnson. He's still fresh on everyone's minds- some team is going to think he'll work for them, and he just may.. but he's not going to in Fisher's system.
    We need a back that will fight for yards but gets consistent yards. Moves the chains. Work the clock and allow our typically good defense to hold teams.

    Maybe it's not Deangelo, but he provides the big play potential also. Ahmad Bradshaw would be perfect for us.. not sure what his contract situation is though.
  2. Raistmagic

    Raistmagic Starter

    I agree that Deangelo is a better fit for us. Somewhat similar speed to CJ with a lot more bulk. Hopefully, we'll adjust our offense rather than trade CJ though :\.

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    I like him. Williams is a great player. Just wish we were using C.J. better.
  4. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

    Dump Johnson for a guy who's going to cost just as much money (DeAngelo will get a huge contract if he actually hits free agency), has a similar skill-set and who will be 28 at the start of next year? I fail to see how that's a good idea.

    What skill does DeAngelo Williams possess that Chris Johnson doesn't? It's not like he's a banger who moves the pile. He doesn't have "a lot more bulk" like someone said above. Do you guys even watch him play? He has a few more pounds than CJ, but he's still a finesse back. When he's behind a bad o-line (like he is this season), DeAngelo Williams doesn't really produce big numbers.

    Maybe try this thread again and substitute the name Jonathan Stewart. Then you might actually have a half-decent argument. At least he can be a power runner.

    Or, here's a better idea. Let's all stop talking about getting rid of Chris Johnson because it's not going to happen.
  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    I'm not discussing a 'power runner'... but compared to CJ, Deangelo looks like Jerome Bettis.
  6. onetontitan

    onetontitan Marioto

    I would love to have DW on the team, unfortunately, they seem high on Ringer. :hmm:
  7. CRUDS

    CRUDS doodily doo ding dong doodilly doo Staff

    I don't have a clue if Ringer @ RB can burn minutes off the clock and move the chains but I'd sure like to see if he can.. Split those carries.. Change of pace certainly doesn't hurt when plan A isn't working..
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  8. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

    lets get balanced on offense before we go thinking about more running.
  9. pettso

    pettso Starter

    I would have loved have taken a stab at Marion Barber this offseason. I remember Dallas saying they were taking offers but not actively trying to trade him.

    Steven Jackson is probably my favorite running back in the league and would pick him over CJ and AP if I were building a team.

    I don't really see DW being any better than CJ in the Fisherball system.
  10. Raistmagic

    Raistmagic Starter

    According to, DeAngelo is 26lbs heavier than CJ. That seems quite a bit bulkier to me.

    Also, I realize that DeAngelo isn't a power back. That's not the point. The point is that he's more of a power back than CJ and has similar speed. He just seems more well-rounded.
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