Big Dave wrote:
I think Ronnie is one of the better backs in the league, but he is injury-prone. There is no way that these injuries cannot be taking a toll on him. Can he come back after his latest injury? I am sure he can, but we need another option for the future. Be honest here ... depending on Ronnie for a full season is like depending on Ricky. You could lose either of them at any point.
Your right I believe
Ronnie is my favorite player on this team and in NFL for that matter. I love his attitude, character, and passion for the game. I would be thrilled to see him playing for the Phins for the rest of his career. That being said, I don't think we should break the bank for him and I do believe we need a talented back up for him. His injury issues likely won't go away, so I think that should be factored into his contract price. I also believe that he needs some one talented behind him to back him up, to split carries, and to push him to keep working hard. With those factors in mind, I say resign him to a long term deal and start looking to the draft for another back. (as a general rule, I believe all NFL teams need to have two talented backs on the roster due to injuries and splitting carries)