I'm not a big fan of handcuffs either, and agree w the guys that consider Tate/Foster one of the few exceptional situations. When the backup is a stud and the oline is great, you can be certain Tate will pick up the slack
Lot of people on here seem to be so concerned with handcuffing for that starter that they ignore the fact that the primary backup is some totally mediocre guy lacking the tools to succeed
Also like rashad Jennings for Mjd especially given the holdout situation
I'd be interested to hear from Foster owners and those who have the #1 pick and plan to select him.
In what round are you willing to pull the trigger on Tate?As for Rashad: a lot of people seem to be really high on him.
But . . . is he any good? Why hasn't he gotten more run so far in his career?
Also, hear me now and remember me later: MJD will end this holdout soon enough.
I've heard people say he might pull a Vincent Jackson and play six games.
How did that work out for VJax?
Do you really think MJD is going to voluntarily reject $2.8 million?
110 touches as a sophomore is not exactly a light load when you're a backup to one of the league's better workhorse backs.
+injury in 2011 (initially believed to be an ACL tear, but turned out to be something else, not requiring surgery)
Whenever he's stepped in thus far, he's been terrific. He's a good pass catcher and runner, and if MJD misses time, he'll be a very adequate fill in. I don't think MJD's gonna miss too much time either (if it all), but there's always risk w/ holdout guys (i.e. VJax)
If you're burning a 1st round pick on MJD, it'd be foolish not to try and grab Jennings later IMO