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Give me TJ. We don’t need a back to run the ball. We need a back to block and catch the ball.  I don’t want Daboll to have grandiose ideas that we are a running team

Both. There are guys we don’t need that dress every week

For some reason, he thought Allen was a RB today....that’s got to stop 🛑.

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I'm gonna go ahead and guess Yeldon will be active. He's more of a "sure thing" in the playoffs. I'm guessing that both his pass blocking and pass catching skills are superior to Williams.

That said, regardless of who gets the start, I expect Singletary to take 80+ % of the snaps.

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Bummer to lose our Steelers killer the week before we play them again. Williams is closer to Moss in style. A battering ram to close out a game. Yeldon can catch the ball and block, and he's a pretty good runner. But he's not a short-yardage guy, and he's not ideal for closing out a game. At least that's my impression. 

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14 minutes ago, Logic said:

I'm gonna go ahead and guess Yeldon will be active. He's more of a "sure thing" in the playoffs. I'm guessing that both his pass blocking and pass catching skills are superior to Williams.

That said, regardless of who gets the start, I expect Singletary to take 80+ % of the snaps.

Singletary has been a different runner as of late IMO. Seemingly more content to settle for the 3 yard gains vs the redirection and possability of losing yardage. Not a big back , but playing like one with more down hill running IMO. Accelerating like he was shot out of a cannon in some instances.

 

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I think, if anything, people tend to overlook the importance of pass blocking, pass catching, and knowledge of the (huge) playbook when it comes to running backs. Is Williams the better pure RUNNER? Maybe. Even that is a small sample size. But does he check those other three boxes?

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19 minutes ago, Solomon Grundy said:

I wouldn’t mind seeing Williams play. I mean his specific designation is to run the ball. Not pass protection, not to catch passes. He showed some pretty good contact balance and power in the limited time he played 

The angry running of Williams was awesome and should earn more playing time IMO.

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Just now, Figster said:

The angry running of Williams was awesome and should earn more playing time IMO.

I agree. WIth the way he ran when given an opportunity and the basically complete lack of a running game all season, I'm having trouble seeing the downside to letting Williams get some reps in. Yeldon still scares me with ball security. For some reason, I'm having a hard time letting that fumble against the Bengals go

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7 minutes ago, buffalo2218 said:

I agree. WIth the way he ran when given an opportunity and the basically complete lack of a running game all season, I'm having trouble seeing the downside to letting Williams get some reps in. Yeldon still scares me with ball security. For some reason, I'm having a hard time letting that fumble against the Bengals go

Singletary is on pace to fumble more. Certain plays do stand out sometimes. I understand. Yeldon has good size with a big catching radius and would work real well as a 3rd down specialist IMO. 

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21 hours ago, wvbillsfan said:

Give me TJ. We don’t need a back to run the ball. We need a back to block and catch the ball. 
I don’t want Daboll to have grandiose ideas that we are a running team

Realistically we just don't have the OL talent to run block. Yeldon is great in coming out of the backfield to catch. He can even extend downfield. It will be a close call considering how little McD has used TJ this year.

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Bills clearly liked Moss as the lead back, I think McD is afraid of his fumbling issues popping up with Motor and how much that can impact a playoff game.  

From what I seen in week 17 , Williams is definitely more like Moss but do they trust him in such a huge spot? 

I think we're going to need a little more from our run game to continue this run. 

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Considering Dane Jackson is inactive and Josh Norman is in, you can see how much McD favors experience, even at the expense of pure talent.

 

Yeldon clearly will be active, the question is will we elevate both backs if TJ seems rusty.   Williams sure looked like a beast vs Miami, and that was no preseason game.

 

 

Fumbling is an issue with Yeldon, maybe Williams will get the nod.  I hope they go with the kid.   Is he a pass catcher?

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