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BCD
08-30-2000, 10:43 AM
We fans saw this comming a fews years back.
Why did it take Carl and Gunther so long .
At least they are now doing it RIGHT, IMO.

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AustinChief
08-30-2000, 10:52 AM
Because they are so well adapted and able to idintify O talent and we (the fans) aren't. (sarcasm)

IMHO, Gun and Carl suck to the high heavens in evaluationg O talent. Plus we draft so many HB's, it is almost an admition of failure when we have to move ANOTHER FB to the HB position. Anyway you look at it...we still have RBbSITCOM. At least Tony gets his name called before the game.

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scooter
08-30-2000, 10:53 AM
You're welcome to your opinion Henry but I view it as a mistake. Square pegs don't fit round holes.

Rich would be a pro-bowl FB. He'll make a good HB, but it'll continue smashmouth football and take Rich away from his best suited position.

Tribal Warfare
08-30-2000, 10:57 AM
Makes me wonder what other players could have been drafted knowing that we had a starting hb on the roster already! Could we have moved up with draft picks or players to choose chad pennington?

AustinChief
08-30-2000, 10:59 AM
Ditto on what Chuck said.

Leave TRich at FB. If Gun needs a bigger HB, start Moreau.

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Warrior5
08-30-2000, 11:01 AM
So far only the Star has reported that TR has been moved to HB. Am I right? I saw a quote from Cloud that he is disappointed but still figures he'll get the same number of carries. Does this mean TR won't do away with RBbC? Gun said that TR is the fullback until the end of the week, or something like that. What the hell's that supposed to mean?

Can we assume that TR will start at HB with Bennett (or maybe Anders) at FB? Maybe they'll start out of the 2 TE, 1 back set? Will TR move back to FB for some plays when Cloud comes in? Am I missing something or is everyone this confused http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/confused.gif

Snapper
08-30-2000, 11:08 AM
Well we wiill see if Tony can do away with the RBBC. Give him 20 carries and Tony will be the man in the back field. I still think even if he is the starter and gets the most carries (225) we will still have another back that gets about 150 (Bennett) carries and another with about 80 (Cloud). The one thing I always remember about T-rich is that he was the only Chiefs player to be there when Marty left. He is going to show the NFL that he is in the same league as Eddie George, Davis, and others.

Hoover

Tribal Warfare
08-30-2000, 11:15 AM
The problem is that they talk about starting somebody at hb and they yank him out just when he gets going!the starter needs 20-25 carries a game and not use 3 or 4 backs. Gun talked about not useing tony early(preseason) because he does not want him to get hurt or wear him down. give me break, tony is hard as a rock and can take the pounding. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

Warrior5
08-30-2000, 11:23 AM
mohawk,

That's the problem alright. Last season there were games when the starting RB did really well on opening drives only to be pulled out to confuse the opposing defense I suppose. That's total crap. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif Keep the best guy in there to get into a rhythm.

Warrior5
08-30-2000, 11:26 AM
Hoover,

I agree they'd better make TR a feature back if they move him to HB, like they would have done with Anders last season. He needs to get a few games where he is the man to see if he has what it takes. If he slips into the committee and does spot-duty at FB, it'll be a waste of talent IMO.

Woodrow
08-30-2000, 11:33 AM
Am I missing something here????? What has Bennett ever REALLY done for us? I am not impressed with his lumbering style. Give me Anders as starting FB anyday!

B^2

Tribal Warfare
08-30-2000, 11:40 AM
The problem is that they talk about starting somebody at hb and they yank him out just when he gets going!the starter needs 20-25 carries a game and not use 3 or 4 backs. Gun talked about not useing tony early(preseason) because he does not want him to get hurt or wear him down. give me break, tony is hard as a rock and can take the pounding. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

AustinChief
08-30-2000, 06:36 PM
They did the same thing with Anders!! I was begging for him to be HB since '97, and they just wouldn't listen! Finally, last year, they listened to me had he had a GREAT time until the injury. If only they would have listened sooner!

KCChiefsFan2000
08-30-2000, 07:47 PM
Exactly.
Even when Marty was here Rich looked like the best running back. Sometimes you gotta think there are definitely other agendas.
I'm just shocked the way that this move came about. I have never heard of not working anybody in pre-season just so they would be strong during the season.
No carries at the halfback position?
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