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Chopping Block article - Anomaly - 10-26-2012 04:14 PM
Quote:Michael Turner (RB)-Atlanta Falcons: Turner is on borrowed time because he has been a workhorse running back since signing with the Falcons in 2008 and is 30-years-old, which is ancient for running backs. He led the NFL in rushing attempts twice (2008 and 2010) and was second in 2011. His 1,189 carries were the most in the NFL during his first four seasons in Atlanta. Turner’s workload has been reduced to 14 carries a game this year. As a consequence, he is projected to fall short of 1,000 rushing yards after averaging slightly over 1,400 rushing yards per year with the Falcons. Since only eleven running backs have hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark at 31-years-old, Atlanta may be more comfortable having Turner count $2 million in dead money on the cap than paying him $5.5 million next year.
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RE: Chopping Block article - mdrake34 - 10-26-2012 04:20 PM
Who are FA RB's next year? Or do we draft another RB and run a platoon of Quizz, Snelling and draft pick?
RE: Chopping Block article - Anomaly - 10-26-2012 04:37 PM
Here are the "headline" free agent RBs, but I have a feeling we would draft a RB before we signed one.
Quote:2013 NFL Free Agent Running Backshttp://www.footballsfuture.com/2013/fa/rb.html
RE: Chopping Block article - mdrake34 - 10-26-2012 04:45 PM
(10-26-2012 04:37 PM)Anomaly Wrote: Here are the "headline" free agent RBs, but I have a feeling we would draft a RB before we signed one.
That list is shit. Hopefully we draft someone instead of riding the current trio another year.
RE: Chopping Block article - FullMetalFalcon23 - 10-26-2012 04:48 PM
Slim pickings really. I think the best way for us to go would be to draft a solid north to south one cut runner with the ability to catch out of the backfield.
RE: Chopping Block article - Drathdon - 10-26-2012 06:35 PM
Turner sat for a few of those years, so I'm not so quick to count him out yet. Also, I know the plan was to save his legs for late in the year, so his reduced carries do not imply we are giving up on him. He's still a back that is hard to bring down, and an excellent finisher (see the first down he got late earlier when everyone keyed on stopping him).
Watch and see what he gives us Sunday... I feel he's going to be a key.
Chopping Block article - babuka - 10-26-2012 06:42 PM
I like how Jonathan Dwyer for the Steelers looked the other night. He will be a free agent. Signing some guys like that for the cheap might be a good idea.
RE: Chopping Block article - Aftermath - 10-26-2012 08:12 PM
I'd prefer to draft a RB than sign one in FA, teams tend to lose a bit of value when they sign FAs and that is especially true at the RB position. We have an entire compliment of draft picks and we can try to find on in UDFA.
RE: Chopping Block article - phocis850 - 10-26-2012 11:30 PM
What is wrong with Smith? Every time he's ran he has shown he can hit the hole hard.
RE: Chopping Block article - papachaz - 10-27-2012 10:21 AM
(10-26-2012 11:30 PM)phocis850 Wrote: What is wrong with Smith? Every time he's ran he has shown he can hit the hole hard.
didn't he pull a hamstring a few weeks ago? those can be hard to get back from sometimes