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On 4/23/2019 at 4:29 PM, folz said:

 

Sorry to be the one to tell you, but your grandpappy was wrong 😉

 

(to take it to an extreme) is your honor and integrity for sale? Is someone's loyalty for sale? Are your children for sale? Some things are not negotiable.

 

Shady will be a Bill in 2019.

 

As to the 30-year old RB wall, yes, it is legitimate. RBs on average do significantly decline starting at age 28 for normal backs and around 30 for elite backs. But, averages are just that. It means there are exceptions to those averages, otherwise the averages would be even lower.

 

Since 1990, 31 RBs have had a 1,000 yard season over the age of 30. So, on average, at least one 30-plus-year old RB each season has a 1,000 yard year. AP did it last year at 33 years old. Frank Gore did it in 2016 at age 33 (and followed it up in 2017 with 961 yards at age 34). Tiki Barber had his two best seasons as a pro at age 30 and 31 (going for 1860 and 1662 yards respectively). Our own Fred Jackson had 1,277 yards from scrimmage at age 32 and 1,027 yards from scrimmage at age 33. Emmitt Smith had 937 yards and 9 TDs at age 35. 

 

All I'm saying is that to claim Shady is done with no evidence besides his age seems ridiculous. Our line stunk last year. Our backs were consistently met 2-3 yards in the backfield all season long. The only reason Ivory looked better at times is because he is a plow ahead runner. So, he took what was available. Shady on the other hand was always trying to make something happen, but when the entire line is breaking down, there is no where to go. So, you can blame him for trying to make too much happen last year and not just taking the meager gains that were there, but I saw no evidence that he lost a step. When he did get to the open field, he didn't look slow, he hadn't lost his juke moves. If Ivory was the better back, then why is he gone and Shady still here? If the O-line wasn't the problem, then why did they just completely overhaul it? And that is not even to mention our QB situation. Every team we faced for at least the first 8-10 games stacked the box because they knew we didn't have a passing game. To lay all of that at Shady's feet seems to be lacking a full picture of what was going on.

 

Plus the reason so many backs slow down at that age (28-30) is not just because they get slower, but because of the serious pounding that workhorse backs take over the years. The body starts to break down overall. And as has been said many a times, Shady is a back who has avoided a lot of that heavy pounding due to his running style. He hasn't taken the big shots over the years, pounding into the line over and over. I just see no evidence that he is done yet.

 

Plus, having Gore and Yeldon should keep all three backs fresh. Shady won't be asked to be the lone workhorse. They don't need him to have a 1,600 yard season. How about 1,000 for Shady; 600 for Gore; and 400 for Yeldon, or something like that. Provided the line comes together, I think Shady will have a very productive year and our running game will creep back into the top 5 in the league.

 

 

Top 10 rushing seasons by a 30+ RB

Player Yr. Age Team Yds.
Tiki Barber '05 30 NYG 1,860
Curtis Martin '04 31 NYJ 1,697
Walter Payton '84 30 CHI 1,684
Tiki Barber '06 31 NYG 1,662
Corey Dillon '04 30 NWE 1,635
Walter Payton '85 31 CHI 1,551
Barry Sanders '98 30 DET 1,491
Priest Holmes '03 30 KAN 1,420
Warrick Dunn '05 30 ATL 1,416
Thomas Jones '09 31 NYJ 1,402

 

 

My Grandfather knew children weren’t for sale, sort of a no brainer. As far as all that loyalty, integrity stuff goes many a man has made a deal with many a devil. You don’t live in a glass house do you?

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1 hour ago, iinii said:

My Grandfather knew children weren’t for sale, sort of a no brainer. As far as all that loyalty, integrity stuff goes many a man has made a deal with many a devil. You don’t live in a glass house do you?

 

Sorry iinii, I didn't mean to come off so righteous...and it was kind of meant tongue in cheek, at least the part about your grandfather. I'm sure he was a good man.  

 

 

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