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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Why do you think Ryan Grant isn't good? He was pretty productive in a pass heavy offense, and are you ready to just say that an undrafted rookie who we've never seen in the NFL, would be better than any of those guys, that's just wishful thinking at this point.
    He wasn't even starting for GB after a few games. He lost out to James Starks, who isn't all that great either. For a team that has had a revolving door at RB since Ahman Green, you'd think if he was any good he'd be on the roster.
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    He wasn't even starting for GB after a few games. He lost out to James Starks, who isn't all that great either. For a team that has had a revolving door at RB since Ahman Green, you'd think if he was any good he'd be on the roster.
    He was cut for cap reasons. Grant had a big number and as you wrote was beaten out by Starks. You're not going to find a starter this time of year unless you are extremely lucky. Grant is the best available guy on the market.
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    I like Rainey...he reminds me of a rich mans Cody Ross. He has a good shot at making this team as the 3rd RB. Not only does he look like an ok runner, but he's probably our second return guy.

    AA disappoints me the more I see him, bad hands, doesn't break tackles and that play where he looked scared REALLY bothers me.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    He was cut for cap reasons. Grant had a big number and as you wrote was beaten out by Starks. You're not going to find a starter this time of year unless you are extremely lucky. Grant is the best available guy on the market.
    He definitely is the best guy available, but he's the best of a extremely weak pool. If he was any good, he'd be on a team by now.
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    He definitely is the best guy available, but he's the best of a extremely weak pool. If he was any good, he'd be on a team by now.
    We're all open to other alternatives. Who do you want?
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    I'd like to see Rainey with the second team next week instead of AA.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    We're all open to other alternatives. Who do you want?
    Bobby Rainey and Bernard Pierce
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Wasn't about this time last year that so many posters were raving about AA?




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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonravensfan View Post
    Wasn't about this time last year that so many posters were raving about AA?
    Heck, it was in March and April too.

    The other thing that separates a veteran back (like Ricky W, Willis, Grant) from these young guys is the ability to read and pick up the blitz. It's a skill that can take years to master and something that these young guys aren't likely to be very good at - and it can really cost you.
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    I take back what I was (hoping) saying earlier about Double A. He needs to pick his game up BIG time or he's ghost for sure.

    Can't play scared.
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Joseph Addai
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    Earnest Graham
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    Maurice Morris
    Sammy Morris
    Jerrious Norwood
    Chester Taylor
    Cadillac Williams



    ...think they could coax Ladainian Tomlinson out of retirement? Reunite with Cam?
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    Bobby Rainey and Bernard Pierce
    Which one is going to pick up the blitzing LB who is about to cream Flacco?

    Last year we signed Ricky who was also cut and sitting on the market and split time the year before. Those guys can work out as backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Which one is going to pick up the blitzing LB who is about to cream Flacco?

    Last year we signed Ricky who was also cut and sitting on the market and split time the year before. Those guys can work out as backups.
    Whichever one wins the backup spot during camp. If they can't pass block, they won't win the backup spot
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    Re: I'm now firmly in the "we need to look at picking up a backup RB" camp

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    Whichever one wins the backup spot during camp.
    Pierce hasn't even started camp and there is no time table for him come back. You really want to go with an undrafted rookie free agent as the guy if Rice gets hurt? I like the kid but he looks like a 3rd down back to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Pierce hasn't even started camp and there is no time table for him come back. You really want to go with an undrafted rookie free agent as the guy if Rice gets hurt? I like the kid but he looks like a 3rd down back to me.
    Like I said before, ideally no but there's not a whole lot of talent in the free agent pool. I'm all for picking up someone that's gets released if they have talent. I think there's more talent out of our current backups than there is available to sign (and also much cheaper). Disagree if you like, but that's just how I feel.
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