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Hockey5djh


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I don't see how you can argue against a move like this, especially for this cheap. Blount gives us more depth at RB at a position that we had a motley crew of the following guys:

- A talented all around back who has only been healthy enough for 14 starts in the last 2 seasons
- a very small, soon to be 34 year old who has already announced his retirement at the end of the season
- a 2nd year, 5th round "Scat back" coming off a season ending injury
- a rookie, 4th round pick who weighs in a 5'8", 170lbs
- a rookie UDFA

Blount gives us more proven experience in our depth and someone that, if need be, can handle more than 10 carries in a game.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the move, especially given that the future of Ryan Mathews looks bleak.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hockey5djh wrote:
Yea, I don't see how you can argue against a move like this, especially for this cheap. Blount gives us more depth at RB at a position that we had a motley crew of the following guys:

- A talented all around back who has only been healthy enough for 14 starts in the last 2 seasons
- a very small, soon to be 34 year old who has already announced his retirement at the end of the season
- a 2nd year, 5th round "Scat back" coming off a season ending injury
- a rookie, 4th round pick who weighs in a 5'8", 170lbs
- a rookie UDFA

Blount gives us more proven experience in our depth and someone that, if need be, can handle more than 10 carries in a game.


Furthermore the talented all around back and the rookie UDFA may not make it to Sept.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So seven years later our wish is granted.


Yeah a little late but we'll take it lol Laughing
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Jroc04 wrote:
Hockey5djh wrote:
Jroc04 wrote:
http://larrybrownsports.com/football/legarrette-blount-signing-with-eagles/370017

Eagles land Blount.

Yes, dude.


C'mon man....get out there and start a new thread!


It's already cluttered. Not a massive signing but go 'head bruh.


How dare you.

Do I tell you , your dreams and aspirations aren't that "massive"?
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blount is a world champion .. show some respect..
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nlesthought wrote:
I think Blount's ypc has to be taken into account that he did that in mostly run formations.

Mathews has a serious neck injury, Blount is healthy and available simple as that.



To expand not sure how accurate the measurements are but:

Blount
Stacked front carry rate 10.4% of carries (8 or more in the box)
YPC vs stacked front 1.2

Base front carry rate 65.6% (exactly 7 in the box)
YPC vs base front 4.0

Light front carry rate 24.1% (less than 7)
YPC vs light front 4.6

Mathews
Stacked front carry rate 9%
YPC vs stacked .7

Base front carry rate 51%
YPC vs base 4.0

Light front carry rate 40%
YPC vs light 5.5

I will admit it will be weird seeing him in #25 (unless he pays somebody off). But I expect him to win a lot of short yardage scenarios unless Kelce gets blown off the ball.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiltman wrote:
It's an ok stop gap move, fills out the group of RBs for this year.

Just kicking the can down the road til next year's draft

What he said.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howie be like




Brandon Graham be like


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bednarik60 wrote:
Jroc04 wrote:
Hockey5djh wrote:
Jroc04 wrote:
http://larrybrownsports.com/football/legarrette-blount-signing-with-eagles/370017

Eagles land Blount.

Yes, dude.


C'mon man....get out there and start a new thread!


It's already cluttered. Not a massive signing but go 'head bruh.


How dare you.

Do I tell you , your dreams and aspirations aren't that "massive"?


They aren't. I'm Al Bundy at this point; good days are well behind me and I'm just waiting for the sweet release of death's arrival. With just a slight glimpse of light here and there, it's all bleak and grey. I'm emo-Jroc.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phire wrote:
I like the move, especially given that the future of Ryan Mathews looks bleak.



His is as sealed as a Eagle as Blount was as a Patriot after there off season additions/extensions to RB.


There's nothing not to like about this other then who do they keep after

Blount
Sproles
Pumphrey

Race for #4?
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nabbs4u wrote:
Phire wrote:
I like the move, especially given that the future of Ryan Mathews looks bleak.



His is as sealed as a Eagle as Blount was as a Patriot after there off season additions/extensions to RB.


There's nothing not to like about this other then who do they keep after

Blount
Sproles
Pumphrey

Race for #4?


Smallwood.

PS for Clement unless he btfo
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nlesthought wrote:
Nabbs4u wrote:
Phire wrote:
I like the move, especially given that the future of Ryan Mathews looks bleak.



His is as sealed as a Eagle as Blount was as a Patriot after there off season additions/extensions to RB.


There's nothing not to like about this other then who do they keep after

Blount
Sproles
Pumphrey

Race for #4?


Smallwood.

PS for Clement unless he btfo


Ditto, figured that was a given.

I think Smallwood should also be given every opportunity to win the starting job as well.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nabbs4u wrote:
Phire wrote:
I like the move, especially given that the future of Ryan Mathews looks bleak.



His is as sealed as a Eagle as Blount was as a Patriot after there off season additions/extensions to RB.


There's nothing not to like about this other then who do they keep after

Blount
Sproles
Pumphrey

Race for #4?

IMO it is more likely that Smallwood makes the active roster than Pumphrey. We will likely see both either way.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see DP on the PS year one.

He hasn't had the oppo to absorb a hit by a safety like Landon Collins or a LB like Lee just as fast but 30 lbs more.

Absolutely hate the pick, oh well.


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