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- Birdwatcher   Who wanted Blount cut?   Sep 10 2017, 12:42 PM
- - Aquila   Cut the personal abuse please.   Sep 18 2017, 04:42 PM
- - The Franchise   QUOTE Who wanted Blount cut? Not I, said The Fran...   Sep 24 2017, 03:52 PM
|- - nephillymike   QUOTE (The Franchise @ Sep 24 2017, 03:52...   Sep 24 2017, 04:00 PM
|- - The Franchise   QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 24 2017, 05:00 ...   Sep 24 2017, 04:15 PM
|- - nephillymike   QUOTE (The Franchise @ Sep 24 2017, 04:15...   Sep 24 2017, 04:28 PM
|- - The Franchise   QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 24 2017, 05:28 ...   Sep 24 2017, 05:12 PM
|- - Zero   QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 24 2017, 05:28 ...   Sep 24 2017, 05:12 PM
- - Eyrie   Blount played well today. No-one will want him cu...   Sep 24 2017, 04:23 PM
- - The Franchise   QUOTE The cut watch is officially on. Zero carries...   Oct 1 2017, 11:59 PM
|- - Joegrane   You saw in the 2nd half goal line mess what happen...   Oct 2 2017, 11:39 AM
|- - Reality Fan   QUOTE (The Franchise @ Oct 2 2017, 12:59 ...   Oct 2 2017, 12:57 PM
- - The Franchise   "Not I," said The Franchise. I'll g...   Oct 8 2017, 03:06 PM
|- - Birdwatcher   QUOTE (The Franchise @ Oct 8 2017, 04:06 ...   Oct 8 2017, 03:13 PM
|- - Endlessknight   QUOTE (The Franchise @ Oct 8 2017, 12:06 ...   Oct 8 2017, 03:18 PM
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|- - Joegrane   Mini Stoke, BS. I would have sent Blount to go cle...   Oct 8 2017, 04:17 PM
|- - The Franchise   QUOTE Mini Stoke, BS. I would have sent Blount to ...   Oct 8 2017, 04:39 PM
|- - Joegrane   I'm referring to the carries for the entire se...   Oct 8 2017, 10:10 PM
|- - Birdwatcher   QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 8 2017, 11:10 PM) I...   Oct 9 2017, 12:23 PM
|- - The Franchise   QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 8 2017, 10:10 PM) Q...   Oct 9 2017, 01:40 PM
|- - Reality Fan   QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 8 2017, 11:10 PM) I...   Oct 9 2017, 09:47 PM
- - The Franchise   "Not I," said The Franchise. Yeah, in c...   Oct 12 2017, 10:50 PM
- - Joegrane   Still pisses me off that a man of his size won...   Oct 12 2017, 10:59 PM
- - The Franchise   QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 12 2017, 10:59 PM) ...   Oct 12 2017, 11:00 PM
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post Sep 10 2017, 12:42 PM
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Looks pretty good to me now that the games are real
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post Sep 18 2017, 04:42 PM
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Cut the personal abuse please.


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post Sep 24 2017, 03:52 PM
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Who wanted Blount cut?


Not I, said The Franchise.

Watching him punish the defense the 1st half was awesome. And remember, his carries come with absolutely no creativity or surprise whatsoever from Pederson.

It's criminal that he didn't get more touches.


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post Sep 24 2017, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (The Franchise @ Sep 24 2017, 03:52 PM) *
Not I, said The Franchise.

Watching him punish the defense the 1st half was awesome. And remember, his carries come with absolutely no creativity or surprise whatsoever from Pederson.

It's criminal that he didn't get more touches.

I stand corrected!

Fat boy can run.

I would have run him more in this game.

Especially when Vernon got hurt. I would have run 29 right at him.
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QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 24 2017, 05:00 PM) *
I stand corrected!

Fat boy can run.

I would have run him more in this game.

Especially when Vernon got hurt. I would have run 29 right at him.


He should've had 20 carries by the end of the 3rd quarter. You could tell early he was wearing down the Giants D. Granted, Smallwood looked slightly less like a waste of a roster spot today, but he doesn't scare anyone. Nobody wants to tackle Blount, and he was gone for long stretches of the game. No doubt that was a factor in letting the Giants creep back into it.


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Blount played well today.

No-one will want him cut if he can continue to produce like that.


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QUOTE (The Franchise @ Sep 24 2017, 04:15 PM) *
He should've had 20 carries by the end of the 3rd quarter. You could tell early he was wearing down the Giants D. Granted, Smallwood looked slightly less like a waste of a roster spot today, but he doesn't scare anyone. Nobody wants to tackle Blount, and he was gone for long stretches of the game. No doubt that was a factor in letting the Giants creep back into it.

FWIW

Smallwood 5.9 per carry

Blount 5.6 per carry.

Sproles and Clement 3.7 per carry.

A good day overall.
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QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 24 2017, 05:28 PM) *
FWIW

Smallwood 5.9 per carry

Blount 5.6 per carry.

Sproles and Clement 3.7 per carry.

A good day overall.


Clement looks to have some real potential. I know Smallwood ended up with a good statistical day, but I don't think there's any excuse for the amount of touches he got, considering Blount was smashing the Giants and then would disappear for a couple series. If Sproles didn't get dinged up I'm not sure Blount would've even gotten 12 carries.


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QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 24 2017, 05:28 PM) *
FWIW

Smallwood 5.9 per carry

Blount 5.6 per carry.

Sproles and Clement 3.7 per carry.

A good day overall.
Yeah, after they replaced Warmack with Wiz. Dumping Barbre was dumb, dumb, dumb.
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The cut watch is officially on. Zero carries today.


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Who wanted Blount cut?

"Not I," said The Franchise.

I guess beggars can't be choosers at this point, but what the fuck does this guy have to do to become the clear featured back? He should've had 25 carries today. When we're up in the 3rd quarter every other play should involve him. We're looking good right now.


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post Oct 2 2017, 11:39 AM
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You saw in the 2nd half goal line mess what happens when you run Blount "every other play". Remember it was Smallwood who finally punched it in--after LA helped with at least one dumb penalty. Smallwood is also a threat to run wide and in the passing game.

You have to keep defenses off balance.

Remember also that the Chargers have a poor run defense. The Eagles may not have similar success again this season.

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Who wanted Blount cut?

"Not I," said The Franchise.

I guess beggars can't be choosers at this point, but what the fuck does this guy have to do to become the clear featured back? He should've had 25 carries today. When we're up in the 3rd quarter every other play should involve him. We're looking good right now.

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QUOTE (The Franchise @ Oct 2 2017, 12:59 AM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Who wanted Blount cut?

"Not I," said The Franchise.

I guess beggars can't be choosers at this point, but what the fuck does this guy have to do to become the clear featured back? He should've had 25 carries today. When we're up in the 3rd quarter every other play should involve him. We're looking good right now.


lol...There were several here that crowed about him being "done" and one genius in particular who said he looked "tired and done".

He certainly has not looked either.


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post Oct 8 2017, 03:06 PM
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"Not I," said The Franchise.

I'll give Pedey the benefit of the doubt and assume he had a mini stroke in the 1st half, which would be the only reasonable excuse that Blount got 2 touches. He used him well in the 2nd half, and closed out another game very well. Cheers!


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QUOTE (The Franchise @ Oct 8 2017, 04:06 PM) *
"Not I," said The Franchise.

I'll give Pedey the benefit of the doubt and assume he had a mini stroke in the 1st half, which would be the only reasonable excuse that Blount got 2 touches. He used him well in the 2nd half, and closed out another game very well. Cheers!


He just played to the Cruds weakness, built the lead by shreddiong them with the pass and then pounding the clock later in the game. Absolutely no complaints about today's gameplan, 3 straight TDs to open the game was a thing of beauty.
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QUOTE (The Franchise @ Oct 8 2017, 12:06 PM) *
"Not I," said The Franchise.

I'll give Pedey the benefit of the doubt and assume he had a mini stroke in the 1st half, which would be the only reasonable excuse that Blount got 2 touches. He used him well in the 2nd half, and closed out another game very well. Cheers!


Maybe he only gave Blount 2 touches in the first half to keep fresh for the 2nd half. Blount doesn't strike me as a high endurance guy.

Maybe Pederson is a lot smarter than people think.
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QUOTE (Endlessknight @ Oct 8 2017, 04:18 PM) *
Maybe he only gave Blount 2 touches in the first half to keep fresh for the 2nd half. Blount doesn't strike me as a high endurance guy.


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Mini Stoke, BS. I would have sent Blount to go clean the toilets after he whiffed on the blitz pickup that caused CW to overthrow a wide open receiver! All he needed to do was to slow down the blitzer for a second and he failed. I think that was his second whiff of the half! Play the rookie who is willing to take on a blitzing LB!!!

Forget about Blount getting a majority of the carries. He has not deserved that role due to his poor blitz pickup effort. He has his role and it is an important, though limited one.

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"Not I," said The Franchise.

I'll give Pedey the benefit of the doubt and assume he had a mini stroke in the 1st half, which would be the only reasonable excuse that Blount got 2 touches. He used him well in the 2nd half, and closed out another game very well. Cheers!

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Mini Stoke, BS. I would have sent Blount to go clean the toilets after he whiffed on the blitz pickup that caused CW to overthrow a wide open receiver! All he needed to do was to slow down the blitzer for a second and he failed. I think that was his second whiff of the half! Play the rookie who is willing to take on a blitzing LB!!!


I'm not sure what you're referring to, but you said the same thing over a month ago and obviously it isn't that big a concern, considering his 2nd half role. Don't worry, I'll continue to bump this thread every time he has a kickass game.

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Forget about Blount getting a majority of the carries. He has not deserved that role due to his poor blitz pickup effort. He has his role and it is an important, though limited one.


Forget what, the game I just watched, where he had the majority of the carries among RB's, and was used properly in the 2nd half? Are you watching the same game?



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I'm referring to the carries for the entire season. If Smallwood is reasonably healthy, he'll earn more carries than Blount because Blount does stupid things like whiff twice in one half on blitz pickups. It is absolutely amazing that a veteran 250lb RB is so awful at blitz pickup. BWest and Sproles were much more effective.


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Forget what, the game I just watched, where he had the majority of the carries among RB's, and was used properly in the 2nd half? Are you watching the same game?


QUOTE Joe:
Forget about Blount getting a majority of the carries. He has not deserved that role due to his poor blitz pickup effort. He has his role and it is an important, though limited one.
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QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 8 2017, 11:10 PM) *
I'm referring to the carries for the entire season. If Smallwood is reasonably healthy, he'll earn more carries than Blount because Blount does stupid things like whiff twice in one half on blitz pickups. It is absolutely amazing that a veteran 250lb RB is so awful at blitz pickup. BWest and Sproles were much more effective.




QUOTE Joe:
Forget about Blount getting a majority of the carries. He has not deserved that role due to his poor blitz pickup effort. He has his role and it is an important, though limited one.


I also think that the coaches know he had a heavy load last season and want to limit him early so he is still fresh when we need a big pounding back in those cold weather games toward the end of the season.
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QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 8 2017, 10:10 PM) *
QUOTE Joe:


"We're gonna run out of happy meal toys during the dinner rush. You heard it here first."


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QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 8 2017, 11:10 PM) *
I'm referring to the carries for the entire season. If Smallwood is reasonably healthy, he'll earn more carries than Blount because Blount does stupid things like whiff twice in one half on blitz pickups. It is absolutely amazing that a veteran 250lb RB is so awful at blitz pickup. BWest and Sproles were much more effective.




QUOTE Joe:
Forget about Blount getting a majority of the carries. He has not deserved that role due to his poor blitz pickup effort. He has his role and it is an important, though limited one.


I have to not just disagree but disagree vigorously. How you can watch Blount the last 3 weeks and not be happy blows my mind. First, lets address the blitz pickup. You are wrong about whiffing on it twice in one half, in the first half he stepped right to pick up the tackle who had a step into the hole and then saw Dansby and slowed him down with an arm. It was a mistake but it was the only blitz he had to pick up the entire half.(and yes, I watched very down he played) In the 2nd half he picked up Honeybadger, though somewhat deep, and Wentz rolled to the wrong side and Blount held Matthieu to keep him from the sack. Again, not a whiff. Comparing Blount to Westbrook or Sproles is silly, no shit they were better and they were very different players. Blount is a hammer and now a very productive one. How anyone can even think to compare him to those 2 is a real head scratcher. As far as blitz pickup, both very much quicker and shorter so they could effectively get to the blitz and get under the pads.(for Sproles, he started under their pads).


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"Not I," said The Franchise.

Yeah, in case you were wondering, I'm going to keep bumping this thread.....until a certain member of this board admits he was wrong about Blount. I won't say who this person is, but I'll give you a hint:



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Still pisses me off that a man of his size won't take on blitzing LBs. That cost them a completion again this week.

Doesn't he realize he'd be on the field much more often if he could be trusted to throw his weight around in blitz pickup.

Speaking of beating the blitz, what a nice TD by Agholor on that slant. It is so great to see him flourishing. I wonder what will happen next year. Will they have the cap $ to keep T Smith considering all of the FAs who will need to be paid. Will they choose to rely on Hollins, Agholor and Gibson.

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Yeah, in case you were wondering, I'm going to keep bumping this thread.....until a certain member of this board admits he was wrong about Blount. I won't say who this person is, but I'll give you a hint:


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QUOTE (Joegrane @ Oct 12 2017, 10:59 PM) *
Still pisses me off that a man of his size won't take on blitzing LBs. That cost them a completion again this week.


You aren't the ignoramus I'm referring to, only because you aren't worth the time to keep track of.


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