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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Plays a lot of ST for the Bengals, is he any good? Does he threaten Bolden role?

He was tied w/ Ebner for ST tackles. But in 2015 when Bolden and Jackson were pretty much our only runners from backfield Bolden had a decreased Sts role so I doubt that Burkhead would get the same amount of reps as he did w/ Cinci.

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Like it a lot. Instantly becomes the best runner on the team and can catch and play a little on ST if needed.

I know how you feel about Blount Laughing but I forgot how you feel about Dion Lewis. Do you think Burkhead is a major upgrade to Lewis? I think they are very similar. Do you think they will split carries evenly or can you see Burkhead being the featured back with 250+ carries?


I don't think Lewis could last a full season splitting carries.
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I have to say I like this a lot better than signing pretty much all of the RBs on the open market.

I really hope they move on from Blount too.
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He is better than McCaffrey
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I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST
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I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.
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I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.
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MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


He has had one good game in his entire career, the last game of the 2016 season. He has had only one other game with more than ten carries, which was game 15 of last season. He also is 5'10", 210 pounds with a 4.6 40 time. Maybe he will be good here, but there really is not much evidence to base that assumption on. I would still want them to sign and/or draft another RB.
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MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


How much did Dion Lewis do before he got here again?
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I_GET_SAX wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


How much did Dion Lewis do before he got here again?


You mean when healthy?
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Apparently this guy is very underrated, I've seen a few bengals fans mention that he is #1 in recovering from failed runs. I assume they mean this guy doesn't lose many yards when he gets stuffed? That would be very welcome considering Blount is notorious for getting stuffed being such a big back.
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MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


You haven't watched him, clearly. Most Bengals fans would agree that he was their best overall back. He was a much better pass catcher than Hill and a much better runner than Bernard. He has the potential to be a more effective every down back than anyone currently on the market.

Also, on an unrelated note, have you heard of punctuation?
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keysersoze3421 wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


You haven't watched him, clearly. Most Bengals fans would agree that he was their best overall back. He was a much better pass catcher than Hill and a much better runner than Bernard. He has the potential to be a more effective every down back than anyone currently on the market.

Also, on an unrelated note, have you heard of punctuation?


And neither have you because he is 3rd on the depth chart. No one has really watched him. Point is a lot of people are enamored with this pick and he has done nothing in the league, it's not hard to understand.

As for punctuation, really dude who the hell are you the grammar police? Just a really stupid thing to say.
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MoJo63 wrote:
keysersoze3421 wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


You haven't watched him, clearly. Most Bengals fans would agree that he was their best overall back. He was a much better pass catcher than Hill and a much better runner than Bernard. He has the potential to be a more effective every down back than anyone currently on the market.

Also, on an unrelated note, have you heard of punctuation?


And neither have you because he is 3rd on the depth chart. No one has really watched him. Point is a lot of people are enamored with this pick and he has done nothing in the league, it's not hard to understand.

As for punctuation, really dude who the hell are you the grammar police? Just a really stupid thing to say.


Yes, I used to be a grammar policeman, but I recently retired for the pension. Stressful job.

It makes your posts difficult to read. It wouldn't require much additional effort.

I've watched his games of heavy utilization. He had almost 100 touches this year, which is plenty on which to base an opinion, and at every level he looked better than either Hill or Bernard. To boot, he was a very effective runner in college as well. It's not like he came out of nowhere. Just because they were on the depth chart in front of him doesn't mean much. People are enamored with it because they've seen his talent level, and his contract is a 1-year deal, which affords the Patriots the ability to see his upside at a cheap cost. Additionally, he's beloved by teammates and coaches. By all accounts, he works really hard and did not complain about his lack of utilization in his first three years.
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Burkhead has had plenty of touches on the NFL. Definitely enough to get a feel for his skill set
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keysersoze3421 wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
keysersoze3421 wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
1ForTheThumb wrote:
MoJo63 wrote:
I really don't understand why so many are enamored with this pick. He was basically 3rd on the depth chart on a less than spectacular team. He has been in the league four years and his totals are 375 Yards rushing on 87 carries he's got 288 Rec yards on 34 receptions he's got 4 TDs 2 fumbles. Again I just don't see where he is an upgrade to any RB on the roster less Bolden whom we all know is pretty much relegated to ST


What he does elsewhere doesn't equate to what he will do here. I mean, just look at Bengals fans coming in here and posting how he was their best runner. Sometimes coaches get to caught up in where certain players were drafted (Hill, Benard) and Belichick doesn't care about that.


Yeah yeah maybe but again right now as it stands right now I don't see him as an upgrade to any RB in our stable. I am not implying he can't be I just don't understand the love fest taking place over a guy that for the most part has done nothing.


You haven't watched him, clearly. Most Bengals fans would agree that he was their best overall back. He was a much better pass catcher than Hill and a much better runner than Bernard. He has the potential to be a more effective every down back than anyone currently on the market.

Also, on an unrelated note, have you heard of punctuation?


And neither have you because he is 3rd on the depth chart. No one has really watched him. Point is a lot of people are enamored with this pick and he has done nothing in the league, it's not hard to understand.

As for punctuation, really dude who the hell are you the grammar police? Just a really stupid thing to say.


Yes, I used to be a grammar policeman, but I recently retired for the pension. Stressful job.

It makes your posts difficult to read. It wouldn't require much additional effort.

I've watched his games of heavy utilization. He had almost 100 touches this year, which is plenty on which to base an opinion, and at every level he looked better than either Hill or Bernard. To boot, he was a very effective runner in college as well. It's not like he came out of nowhere. Just because they were on the depth chart in front of him doesn't mean much. People are enamored with it because they've seen his talent level, and his contract is a 1-year deal, which affords the Patriots the ability to see his upside at a cheap cost. Additionally, he's beloved by teammates and coaches. By all accounts, he works really hard and did not complain about his lack of utilization in his first three years.


Then don't read them I am not here to please you or make yout life any more convenient. The fact you felt compelled to mention it tells me a lot.

So in the end from what you can tell he's a swell guy we got on the cheap and can cut loose if he doesn't seem to pan out. That makes sense to me but as I stated IMO he's not an upgrade to any RB on the current roster, at least not from again the limited data we have on him.

If you like him fine if you like the prospect of him better I think this is more of a let's wait and see signing than it is a " Hey we just got Walter Payton in his hey day signing"
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