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RE: Turner Needs to go - Beef - 12-28-2010 03:43 PM
Turner is here to stay. We're 12-3 & have a top 10 offense & he's a big part of it. This isn't a Madden game.
That said, I still firmly believe our 1st pick will be a change-of-pace RB. But that isn't to replace Turner. That's to help spread the defense out, get them out of the box on a handful more plays every series covering the flats & the middle dump zones. This, along with hopefully Meier & HD stepping up in the slot will make a huge difference. If we lose Gonzo to retirement, however, I'm at a loss, no clue what we do then with the 1st pick because it might be a TE, which IMO would be a shame. Gonzo staying makes our options so much easier.
RE: Turner Needs to go - Anomaly - 12-28-2010 03:57 PM
Turner needs a full head of steam to get going and he just wasn't getting the blocks last night to do that. Yes on a few runs he could have done better, but the Saints did a good job of filling the gaps. Stop trying to tear down our players all the time.
Jesus I hate this fan base sometimes.
RE: Turner Needs to go - The Falcon Jedi - 12-28-2010 04:06 PM
For a "bowling ball" built guy, Turner sure does seem to get arm-tackled a lot. He goes down way too easily on first contact, or just gives himself up as soon as he gets touched. And he has no stiff-arm move whatsoever.
RE: Turner Needs to go - cooperbh - 12-28-2010 04:12 PM
(12-28-2010 02:59 PM)AsylumGuido Wrote: Don't forget that Robert Meachem had 10 catches for 101 yards. I made this very point in another thread. After White, Gonzo and Turner the Falcons simply do not have a go to target.
Don't forget that Michael Jenkins had 90 total yards in receptions and PI penalties drawn. I made this point in another thread. Jenks has stepped up against the Saints many times since Mike Smith took over.
RE: Turner Needs to go - Beef - 12-28-2010 04:18 PM
(12-28-2010 04:06 PM)The Falcon Jedi Wrote: For a "bowling ball" built guy, Turner sure does seem to get arm-tackled a lot. He goes down way too easily on first contact, or just gives himself up as soon as he gets touched. And he has no stiff-arm move whatsoever.
I do agree with you there. He sure has no spin move, no high-step, & no stiff-arm. He's also slow to get outside the hashes & it really does seem like if you get a pinky finger on his legs or feet, he's going down. BUT, for some reason, he gets 100+ yard rushing games all the time, tons of TD's, & always seems to break for that 35+ yard game changing huge run when it's needed, none-the-less. Would we do better with a different RB? I don't think so. What we need are pieces that will FORCE the opposing defense to spread out & cover multiple other threats. We're currently missing a CoP RB & a really GOOD slot receiver to do exactly that. This, IMO, would help Turner more than anything. Turner is a good fit for our offense right now, he just needs help.
RE: Turner Needs to go - phocis850 - 12-28-2010 04:28 PM
Turner has been used to develop Ryan. Because of the way rbs slow down we will see our offense change to more of a passing attack. We've been seeing this happen since the beginning of the season.
RE: Turner Needs to go - Zodiac - 12-28-2010 04:29 PM
(12-28-2010 04:28 PM)phocis850 Wrote: Turner has been used to develop Ryan. Because of the way rbs slow down we will see our offense change to more of a passing attack. We've been seeing this happen since the beginning of the season.
We don't have enough weapons in the passing game, I mean Besides White and Gonzo who do we have? Jenks can't step it up every game, Snelling has had injury issues, and HD has flown off the radar.
RE: Turner Needs to go - Beef - 12-28-2010 05:02 PM
(12-28-2010 04:29 PM)Zodiac Wrote: We don't have enough weapons in the passing game, I mean Besides White and Gonzo who do we have? Jenks can't step it up every game, Snelling has had injury issues, and HD has flown off the radar.
We're still 12-3 & Roddy & Gonzo haven't scored every TD & made every play to get us here.
Meier looked extremely promising before the injury, hopefully he turns out to meet expectations next year & stays healthy. We also have 8 picks in the draft. I'm sure we'll get offensive weapons with 2 of our 1st 3 picks. A CoP RB & WR likely.
RE: Turner Needs to go - 3-23-hut - 12-28-2010 05:02 PM
(12-28-2010 01:01 AM)markdzul Wrote: I was not a fan of the turner up the gut play when he fumbled. they were selling out to stop that. that was mike mularkey trying to show greg williams how large his cock is. Stupid play calling....
Where the Hell are the screens ? How many times do we have to ask this ?
RE: Turner Needs to go - FalconFanSince84 - 12-28-2010 07:15 PM
Seeing how he spent most of his career before the Falcons as a backup for LaDainian Tomlinson I would say he has quite a few years left.