Ah yes; they're different backs, Smasandian....with different skill sets. However, age and abuse catches up to EVERYONE regardless of your running style. I agree that Eddie was a more a bruising, run inbetween your tackles type, while LT is more the slasher. The point is that LT has taken a pounding of late. NO ONE can refute that, and that usually means shortening of your career. I did not mean that to say "it will happen this year". The other point (to tie in) was to say the Chargers also realize this so would like to limit his touches, if at all possible.
I love the Bus probably more than any other RB in the last 10 years, but when he was backing up Amos Zereoue, Duce Staley, and Willie Parker 3 of the last 4 years of his career, that worked wonders for his bruising body. It was like Old Bussie when he got on the field. I feel pretty confident in saying that his career would have ended after 2004 - no questions asked - if he had started those 3 years with the idea that it would be just him in 2005 (meaning, no Duce, b/c Parker was not expected to start until the regular season opener).
Absolutely. Top 5 all-time in rushing yards, and late in his career he was a touchdown machine. And he goes out on top like that with the Super Bowl win. And in his prime, he was one of the best 3rd and 2 backs ever. Yeah, he'll be in the Hall.
Hey, I never said how he was getting his TDs. But I think after working his way to #5 on the alltime rushing list, he earned a few free-bees near the goal line.
And yeah, so fantasy. 14th pick, and my draft is Monday. I'm wondering whether or not I should take Peyton if he's there, or just play it safe and go RB/WR in the first 2 rounds (we only start 1 RB so I won't need 2 that early).
I would go with Roy Williams. I had him on my FFL team last year, and he was one of my best WR's. Now with a better QB operating the system, they will utilize him even more. All you need to do is get M. Williams & C. Rogers to pick up some of the slack, 'cause Roy can already fight double teams.
It's hard to steal touches when you have to have the ball hit you square in the numbers for you to be able to catch it. Roy, on the other hand, can leap over defenders and beat the double team. Like the game he single-handedly beat the Saints in last year.