Jump to content

Is Singletary good enough?


Recommended Posts

Singletary just put up another solid season with 4.6 YPC, 870 yards rushing, and 7 TDs. He had another 40 receptions but only 250 yards in receiving. 

Somehow it took 13 games to make him the feature back. Once that happened he looked really good down the stretch. A few more carries at the beginning of the year and he easily surpasses 1000 yards rushing.  Of course that is when Bates was inserted into the OL starting unit and the entire line started playing better.

 

I was a draft Najee Harris guy last year. 

 

Now I'm thinking, at least for 2022 I'm fine with Singletary being the feature back. I'm even fine with Moss and a cheap FA as the backups.  I just don't see RB as a top need now and they have at least 5 or 6 other spots that need or could be addressed before RB. 

 

What does the board think?

  • Like (+1) 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Motor is a solid second string level back. But he is not a premier guy. Sure, if he gets opportunities he’s going to put up some solid stats. Problem is he isn’t a home run hitter. He simply doesn’t have the speed to break away (from even LBs) not the ability to make people miss. 
 

Simply said, Motor doesn’t scare opposing defenses. 
 

I have no doubt we can do better than Motor. Although, he’s great to have as a change of pace back IMO. 

Edited by VaMilBill
  • Like (+1) 3
  • Agree 3
  • Thank you (+1) 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm on the fence.  He's good enough that he deserves a chance at the job,  but I also think they could stand some decent competition at the RB position.  At the very least,  I think they need to do better than Moss. 

  • Like (+1) 1
  • Agree 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need another solid back as a complement Singletary. Either to replace Moss as the "move the pile" back (which Moss failed to do too often) or as more of a home run threat (like a Breida who can actually block and knows the plays). All good teams need two or more fairly effective backs. Motor is one. 

 

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Ethan in Portland said:

Singletary just put up another solid season with 4.6 YPC, 870 yards rushing, and 7 TDs. He had another 40 receptions but only 250 yards in receiving. 

Somehow it took 13 games to make him the feature back. Once that happened he looked really good down the stretch. A few more carries at the beginning of the year and he easily surpasses 1000 yards rushing.  Of course that is when Bates was inserted into the OL starting unit and the entire line started playing better.

 

I was a draft Najee Harris guy last year. 

 

Now I'm thinking, at least for 2022 I'm fine with Singletary being the feature back. I'm even fine with Moss and a cheap FA as the backups.  I just don't see RB as a top need now and they have at least 5 or 6 other spots that need or could be addressed before RB. 

 

What does the board think?

I would sign Fournette from Tampa,  has both speed and power.  Remember Edmunds meeting him in the hole on 3rd and short and he broke tackle. Also is able to make big chunk runs. Sign him as main back and make Singletary backup.  He showed on Sunday he still does not have burst/speed to hit the hole.  Hole was open on key second and short and he just kept going wide and got shut down.

 

We cannot have another season of seeing Allen running the ball and taking hits,  they ran Allen so much because others could not get it done.  We need a upgrade and Moss should be cut

  • Like (+1) 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, could they do better?  Maybe.  Moss was supposed to be.  With Allen, I don't see Buffalo investing a lot into Rbs.  Late picks, cheap FA should land you a serviceable one, some cases an elite one.

  • Like (+1) 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah.  He’s good enough.  Proved it when he got the ball this year.

 

We have a few other issues that need addressing before another RB - middle LB, CB opposite Tre’, consistent OL depth.  3rd or 4th WR pending offseason moves - Sanders who can go,  Beasley and whatever happens with him.  See him as 3rd or most likely 4th. Davis will be escalated to 2nd string.

 

TE?  Seems to be not talked about much.  Knox is a number one.  Is Sweeney a 2?  Not sure.  Who else do we have?  Gilliam?  Not sure he fits as a two or three.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, davefan66 said:

Yeah.  He’s good enough.  Proved it when he got the ball this year.

 

We have a few other issues that need addressing before another RB - middle LB, CB opposite Tre’, consistent OL depth.  3rd or 4th WR pending offseason moves - Sanders who can go,  Beasley and whatever happens with him.  See him as 3rd or most likely 4th. Davis will be escalated to 2nd string.

 

TE?  Seems to be not talked about much.  Knox is a number one.  Is Sweeney a 2?  Not sure.  Who else do we have?  Gilliam?  Not sure he fits as a two or three.

I  think they could use a starting RB with more speed and another TE

  • Like (+1) 1
  • Thank you (+1) 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, VaMilBill said:

Motor is a solid second string level back. But he is not a premier guy. Sure, if he gets opportunities he’s going to put up some solid stats. Problem is he isn’t a home run hitter. He simply doesn’t have the speed to break away (from even LBs) not the ability to make people miss. 
 

Simply said, Motor doesn’t scare opposing defenses. 
 

I have no doubt we can do better than Motor. Although, he’s great to have as a change of pace back IMO. 

So true. Singletary is not an RB1 nor will he ever be at 4.66 speed. Moss is a terrible backup so yes we need more depth at RB. Just like we need someone better than Sweeney to backup Knox.

  • Like (+1) 1
  • Thank you (+1) 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Motor is a good, high-effort guy - but not an upper tier starter.

 

It would be cool to have another, better back.   Lots of different types of backs could add to this offense:

 

*  A Thurman type who can run, block and catch.

*  An OJ type who can run so well it puts fear in the D and they have to account for him.

*  A Cookie type who can pound the rock up the middle and wear a defense down.

  • Thank you (+1) 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...