Sparano refers to free agency "a lot" when addressing the running back position

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  1. FinAtic8480

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  2. CNNChris

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    isnt Sproles undersized for what Sparano and all them like? You'd think theyd be more interested in Steve Slaton. I dont think Sproles can "take it to the house"
     
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    He wasn't nearly as effective last year as the previous years
     
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    Sproles isn't a good idea, especially with kickoffs being cut back. He's not that good anyhow.
     
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    i sure hope we don't plan on giving darren sproles $30 mil...ehhh...
     
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    I think its at least clear now that we're going to pick a running back in the draft and then the back we go after once free agency starts depends on the type of back we pick in the draft. If we get a 3rd down speedy back in the draft (like Williams or Locke), then we'll get a thumper in FA. If we get a thumper in the draft (like Ingram or LeShoure or Powell) then we'll go after a third down back like Sproles.
     
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    Not taking a RB in this draft class is is = to not taking a TE in last years class.

    Miami needs to grab a RB, whether it is Mark Ingram in round 1 or Carter, Vereen, Murray, Rodgers, etc. later on in the draft
     
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    I agree except we also need QB,WR,TE,OG,and another pass rusher a lot of needs for so few picks. But I do agree we should pick up a RB even if it is a mid round type. BY the way I like your mock draft.
     
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    maybe because both our #1 & #2 RB's from last season are free agents...:crazy: :ponder:
     
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    We could take Jaquizz Rodgers in round three if we want a Darren Sproles type.
     
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    Rodgers stock has really slipped after the combine . . . he went from being a top 100 guy, to being mocked in the 5th and 6th rounds. I really could care less, I would love Quizz on this team, but I think we can probably get him later than the third.
     
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    rodgers stock is gonna be hurt also cause with the rule changes the return game isn't gonna be as big a factor...going forward
     
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    Agreed. I think Ingram & Carter would make the best duo. But, LeShoure & Rodgers would be okay too.

    Other later round RB's to consider; Taua (NV-Reno) & Helu (Nebraska).
     
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    My ideal: trade down, grab a QB with that first pick and a RB with the second. Barring that, a QB with the #15 and a RB with the 3rd rounder would suit me just fine.
     
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    ingram and carter are too similar...one or the other but not both...you need a bellcow and a change of pace back...some thunder and lightning
     
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    He mentions in this article that we need our Rb's to make people in the second level miss. I think this is an understatement. Our backs are big thick guys with no "dance" left in them (except at the hole right?). Ricky doesn't pop people while resisting going out of bounds any longer, Ronnie has been banged up (broken foot/finger/ACL tear) and neither of them make defenders miss after the line of scrimmage on a regular basis.
    Doubling up on RB's is what my crystal ball tells me..........
    Jaquizz Rodgers and Mario Fannin in later rounds?
    Helu and Rodgers?
     
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    While RB is a big need - we HAVE to get a speed WR. We spent a fortune in 2 draft picks and money for Marshall and if we can get someone to open up the field for him he will make this offense very tough. Without someone to stretch the field the safeties will be able to double up and we wil continue to have dump off passes for 2-3 yard gains. Hartline was another in a long line of mistake WR picks because he doesn't have the speed needed to do this. We lucked out on Bess so it's possible that Hartline was designed for that role. Either way we don't need him - we need a burner.
     
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    I think they'll do that, as getting a guy to handle the return duties with the zip to get to the 50 once in a while would help the offense quite a bit. Then you can break him in on some go routes just to open things up underneath. The opportunity should be there for him to be successful as a rookie if we can find a QB to get it to him. And if he catches better than Ginn.
     
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    I would love to see Ingram or Leshoure back there with Sproles coming in to help out off the bench.
     

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