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Rookie running backs

Posted on: April 4, 2008 4:51 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2008 4:55 pm

Dave and I recently did a podcast about rookie running backs to look out for in the NFL Draft.

Check it out here:

My top three rookie running backs in order are Darren McFadden, Rashard  Mendenhall and Felix Jones. I'd like to see McFadden with the Jets, Mendenhall with the Lions and Jones with the Cowboys. Jonathan Stewart is the other top rookie running back, but his injury history concerns me. The teams looking at running backs in the first round will likely be Oakland, the Jets, Detroit, Houston, Dallas and Tennessee.


Brett Favre is retired. Leave it that way.


The Dolphins are now in Tandemville. Last year it was Perfectville, but this year will be all about Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams sharing carries. Look for Brown to be the starter and the main guy, but his knee injury will limit him. I look at Brown as a No. 3 Fantasy option, and Williams is now worth drafting as a handcuff. Look for Lorenzo Booker to also play a role, which will hurt the Fantasy value of all three backs.


The NFL should ban Chris Henry. The Bengals finally made the right move by cutting him. Good talent, but bad demeanor ruined his career.


The NFL released the preseason schedule, which is listed below. Check it out and let me know which game interests you the most. 


Indianapolis vs. Washington


New Orleans at Arizona

Cincinnati at Green Bay

Atlanta at Jacksonville

Baltimore at New England

Buffalo at Washington

Dallas at San Diego

Denver at Houston

Indianapolis at Detroit

Kansas City at Chicago

N.Y. Giants at Carolina

N.Y. Jets at Cleveland

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

St. Louis at Tennessee

San Francisco at Oakland

Seattle at Minnesota

Tampa Bay at Miami


Carolina at Philadelphia

Oakland at Tennessee

New England at Tampa Bay

Cleveland at NY Giants

Arizona at Kansas City

Chicago at Seattle

Dallas at Denver

Detroit at Cincinnati

Green Bay at San Francisco

Houston at New Orleans

Indianapolis at Atlanta

Miami at Jacksonville

Minnesota at Baltimore

Pittsburgh at Buffalo (Toronto)

San Diego at St. Louis

Washington at NY Jets


San Francisco at Chicago

Houston at Dallas

Pittsburgh at Minnesota

Buffalo at Indianapolis

Seattle at San Diego

Arizona at Oakland

Baltimore at St. Louis

Cleveland at Detroit

Green Bay at Denver

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

Kansas City at Miami

New Orleans at Cincinnati

NY Giants at NY Jets

Philadelphia at New England

Tennessee at Atlanta

Washington at Carolina


Jacksonville at Washington

Atlanta at Baltimore

Carolina at Pittsburgh

Chicago at Cleveland

Cincinnati at Indianapolis

Denver at Arizona

Detroit at Buffalo

Miami at New Orleans

Minnesota at Dallas

New England at NY Giants

NY Jets at Philadelphia

Oakland at Seattle

St. Louis at Kansas City

San Diego at San Francisco

Tampa Bay at Houston

Tennessee at Green Bay


Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2008 6:35 pm

Rookie running backs

as an avid follower of the Titans and the AFC South, I doubt we will see Houston or Tennessee target a RB in the 1st round of the draft...

Texans need CB and O-line help

Titans need WR, DE, and CB

too much risk involved there...I say that because I doubt Mendenhall will still be around when Houston makes its pick...I could be wrong though...

and don't you think Carolina Panthers might look at bringing in a RB?  If DeAngelo Williams is so great, then why couldn't he beat out Deshaun Foster the past 2 seasons?  At least make it a 50/50 scenario?  And I'm a fan of the Memphis product, but I'm trying to figure out why the coaching staff is not. 

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2008 5:23 pm

Rookie running backs

Do we care that much about preseason games?  Not particularly, but I'll take the Week 3 matchup of Arizona vs Oakland.  I like Leinert this year (beer bong and all!) and this will give us a chance to see if Oakland spending a fortune this offseason will actually help them on the field.

I'm also interested in the KC-Miami game (but only because I'm a Fish fan).  Gotta see what direction the Tuna, Sparano, and Ireland have us moving...

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