- Jun 18, 2003
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In the long run, we took a RB who has a very similar game to Harris and Williams. A bigger back who'll run hard after one cut and who has shown that he can catch very well.I may have overstated my position, but if all the complaints I see on this board about our RB's have any truth to them, I may be on the right track here.
I hope our guys are better then they played last year.
I hope all our new draft picks turnout to be fine players.
I EXPECT our OL will play well due to:
1) good draftees and FA's from last year now having a preseason together along with last years playing experience.
2) Free agents that have just come in helping to optimize the OL performance
3) Draftees that will offer us some depth and some superior new OL players
When the line is playing well, we will be able to judge what our running backs can really do. It is important that we hedge our previous bets on running backs in this draft.
It would have been ludicrous, as are so many of the negative posts about our current running backs, if we took one in the early rounds. Based on how the rest of the NFL teams drafted, RB's were not a hot commodity in the first two rounds!
Oh, by the way, I may have been a tad sarcastic in my initial post on this subject - LOL
We don't know yet if he is as good, but he was a LOT cheaper... and Grier kept saying over and over, "We won't reach for a RB". If this guy is successful, it will settle whether this was the right approach.
The jury is out on whether that means he'd take ANY RB early, but it certainly didn't seem to bother him when the big 3-5 RBs came off the board.