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Halfcan
12-06-2005, 11:00 PM
It used to be if a RB ran for a 1000 yards-that was a benchmark for a great player and an important milestone. This year there might end up being 10 to 15 players over a 1000 yards. Most of the good ones average 5 yards a cary now. The run defenses in the NFL are a joke.

So is 2000 yards the new benchmark, or maybe even 2500 yards??

Guru
12-06-2005, 11:32 PM
It used to be if a RB ran for a 1000 yards-that was a benchmark for a great player and an important milestone. This year there might end up being 10 to 15 players over a 1000 yards. Most of the good ones average 5 yards a cary now. The run defenses in the NFL are a joke.

So is 2000 yards the new benchmark, or maybe even 2500 yards??

I would say 1600 should be the new benchmark. Averaging 100 yards per game would be a safe standard with RBs these days. It is too easy to claim the "1000 yard rusher" now days. Hell, LJ did it in 13 weeks with only 5 starts. Go figure.

Maybe 1500 to make it sound achievable

Halfcan
12-06-2005, 11:35 PM
Alexander has a shot at 2000- LT 1500-1600 Edge-1800 Hell even LJ 1500-1600-especially if he racks up 200 against Dallas.

Dunit35
12-06-2005, 11:36 PM
1,000 yards in a season is only 62.5 yards a game.

2,000 yards is 125 yards a game.

1500 yards is 93.75 yards a game.

and so on. 1500 is about right. 1600 isnt much of a difference.

Halfcan
12-06-2005, 11:51 PM
A good line, staying healthy, and having a coach that believes in the run helps a whole lot. Having a passing game like the Edge has takes the heat off the RB too.

philfree
12-06-2005, 11:58 PM
I think the blocking rules have changed a bit and some things that used to be holding are now legal. I also think that because of the PI rules the field is opened up a little more which also aids the run game. I also think that their are alot of good RBs in the league right now. The game is geared toward offense.


PhilFree:arrow:

Dunit35
12-07-2005, 12:01 AM
I think the blocking rules have changed a bit and some things that used to be holding are now legal. I also think that because of the PI rules the field is opened up a little more which also aids the run game. I also think that their are alot of good RBs in the league right now. The game is geared toward offense.


PhilFree:arrow:

RB's are getting stronger and blocking is better. Many different ways to run a run play now.

Guru
12-07-2005, 12:04 AM
I think the blocking rules have changed a bit and some things that used to be holding are now legal. I also think that because of the PI rules the field is opened up a little more which also aids the run game. I also think that their are alot of good RBs in the league right now. The game is geared toward offense.


PhilFree:arrow:

Going from 12 to 14 to 16 games in a season made a huge difference also. I can't stand hearing about the 1000 yard rusher anymore. That is not a difficult standard to achieve for a starting HB.

Halfcan
12-07-2005, 12:07 AM
I agree Phil, lots of good backs-and what about the ones coming out of college next year-jeez every team is going to have at least a Cadilac.

Dunit35
12-07-2005, 12:08 AM
I agree Phil, lots of good backs-and what about the ones coming out of college next year-jeez every team is going to have at least a Cadilac.

Not us, we have a..not good with vehicles.( whatever is fast and big).

Halfcan
12-07-2005, 12:10 AM
A big black Surburan. An Urban, customized, pimped out, Surburban.

greg63
12-07-2005, 12:21 AM
I agree with the above posts. The 1000 yard mark was set as the standard for a great running back when there were fewer games and the season was much shorter then it is now.

philfree
12-07-2005, 12:29 AM
Going from 12 to 14 to 16 games in a season made a huge difference also. I can't stand hearing about the 1000 yard rusher anymore. That is not a difficult standard to achieve for a starting HB.

Very true.

PhilFree:arrow:

jjchieffan
12-07-2005, 12:29 AM
I agree that 1000 yards isnt alot, then again, I can remember how many years of Martyball that we couldn't manage a 1000 yard runner. Greg Hill would love to have 1000 yards in a year.

greg63
12-07-2005, 12:47 AM
I agree that 1000 yards isnt alot, then again, I can remember how many years of Martyball that we couldn't manage a 1000 yard runner. Greg Hill would love to have 1000 yards in a year.

Welcome to the Planet! Good first post.

Douche Baggins
12-07-2005, 12:49 AM
I agree that 1000 yards isnt alot, then again, I can remember how many years of Martyball that we couldn't manage a 1000 yard runner. Greg Hill would love to have 1000 yards in a year.

I was looking at some past KC teams the other day...the 1992 Chiefs were REALLY, REALLY AWFUL on offense.

27th in rushing, 19th in passing.

AND THEY FINISHED 10-6. :shrug:

greg63
12-07-2005, 12:56 AM
I was looking at some past KC teams the other day...the 1992 Chiefs were REALLY, REALLY AWFUL on offense.

27th in rushing, 19th in passing.

AND THEY FINISHED 10-6. :shrug:

Our record that year was because of our Defense, and their ability to protect a slim margin, plus I think we had good Defensive scoring as well.