Phins Rock wrote:
Break one doesn't necassarily mean a TD. I mean like a 20 yarder, and yeah, sometimes the homerun.
Man. You REALLY need to do some research before making judgments. If "he only
breaks one once a game" is your best argument against taking Spiller, and your definition of breaking one is rushes of 20 yards or more, than Ronnie Brown sucks. Ronnie brown only has 12 CAREER runs of 20+ yards. That's one every 5 games.
When did I ever say we shouldn't take Spiller because of the lack of big runs he has?
My argument is that while he does break off these long runs every once in a while, he is not an every down back, and when he does not break off these long runs, he is barely getting 2 or 3 yards a pop. Ronnie Brown is a horse that will get you 4-5 ypc. Give me that rather than a guy who will put you in 3rd and long situations consistently.
Again, I'm not saying Spiller is a bad player, or somebody that would not be good for this offense in a certain role. But as a featured back like iowa is suggesting? I don't think so. Chris Johnson's, Barry Sanderds...those guys are rare. CJ is not either of those 2 guys, and I think taking him at 12 with that sort of intention would be an horendous mistake.
Iowa, with all the needs that this team has, and with the amount of good talent at RB all over the draft, every year...you are really going to spend the 12 pick on a situational player?
As the great nonconformist thinker and philosopher of our time, Chad Ocho Cinco, would say....Child Please.
So basically what your saying here is that only backs like Chris Johnson and Barry Sanders are worthy of being taken in the first round because they are (in your words) every down backs. Dude, as mentioned previously, your no football genius. I like you PR, but you need to be able to quit when your behind. You may be justified in your argument not to take Spiller because he is not a need, but your arguments to the affect of what an every down back is and all that, well they make you sound a bit foolish. If rb was a need, I wouldn't hesitate to spend it on Spiller, but its not a dire need for us, so I am not in favor of drafting him (although I won't cry if we do).