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4 minutes ago, Buffalo619 said:

Dances too much, hesitates before the hole. Commits critical fumbles and drops. Can’t get into the end zone. He’s had a couple good games but most is blah.  2 out of 10.  We can definitely upgrade the position without any sacrifice. 

He was literally fourth in the league in rushing

 

Your talent evaluation needs more evaluation

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7 minutes ago, Buffalo619 said:

Dances too much, hesitates before the hole. Commits critical fumbles and drops. Can’t get into the end zone. He’s had a couple good games but most is blah.  2 out of 10.  We can definitely upgrade the position without any sacrifice. 

 

Holy hyperbole Batman. 28 other teams in the league must have 2 out of 10 or 1 out of 10 rushers then.

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3 minutes ago, Buffalo619 said:

Dances too much, hesitates before the hole. Commits critical fumbles and drops. Can’t get into the end zone. He’s had a couple good games but most is blah.  2 out of 10.  We can definitely upgrade the position without any sacrifice. 

Its not really a matter of upgrading the position. The RB position carries a low dollar value for a reason.  Its not that it is an unimportant position.  It is important.  But gap between the 10th best guy and the 40th best guy is  pretty small.  There are only a couple of guys in the league that make a huge difference throughout the game. Most notably McCafferty.  The list gets pretty small after him. 

As an illustration of his true impact on the team, When the Bills ran the fake punt on 4th and 3, a lot of fans thought it was nuts to take the ball out of Allens hands for the fake.  I did not see a single person who said "we have James Cook, we can count on him for three yards when things are tough, why run Hamlin on a fake".   I also did not see one person say teams can't stop "Allen and Cook", when three yards are on the line.   Cook is an nice player between the 20's. We don't need anyone better in that role.  The Bills will keep him there as long as the price is right. But he is replaceable if his price increases meaninguflly.  

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59 minutes ago, Westside said:

He seems to disappear in games. I would love to see more consistent next year.

Yes he had 4-5 monster all purpose games this year spearheaded by the Dallas game. Yet in 4 playoff games he somewhat disappears like Diggs. In the regular season he's Tarzan and plays like Jane in post season. That's not going to ever get us over the KC/ Cincy hurdle.

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Joe Marino made an interesting point which was that after DAL, he fell off a cliff across all metrics.  Basically, Joe speculates that Cook who was never a high volume player, had basically worn out (which he also said could have contributed to his drops) late in the season. 

 

That makes sense to me and I think having a 320 touch season under his belt and with another off season conditioning program this year, cook can come back even better.

 

I'm excited for him and what he can do for us next year.

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1 minute ago, John from Riverside said:

He didn’t wear out after the Dallas game. They started accounting for him because he destroyed Dallas.

This is part of it too. But he was performing great all year. I'm sure teams were ignoring him 

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1 hour ago, Beast said:

 Cook was 3rd in yards from scrimmage for all running backs. What else needs to be said?

He had 2 TDs and 4 fumbles.  Yards from RBs don’t decide games.  TDs and turnovers do.  Very little of what happens between the 20s matters.

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6 minutes ago, Buffalo619 said:

There’s a difference between accounting for and falling off a cliff across the board in stats. You think he wasn’t accounted for prior to Dallas? Of course he was. 

Do you even follow this team because this makes me believe that you don’t
 

Josh Allen is the player that gets accounted for on this team if we had other players that were stepping up and being accounted for we would’ve won a Super Bowl this year

 

James Cook numbers speak for themselves. You can’t take them away stop trying to dismiss them.

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I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the comments in this thread. Every thread about any player or coach since the KC loss is filled with people who just want heads to roll everywhere.

 

This coach sucks, the GM sucks, this player sucks, this player is toast, this player is overrated, we should cost ourselves cap to cut this player.

 

It's so exhausting. You'd think we went 2-14.

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10 minutes ago, Billl said:

He had 2 TDs and 4 fumbles.  Yards from RBs don’t decide games.  TDs and turnovers do.  Very little of what happens between the 20s matters.

 

James Cook is the Bills #1 RB and will be, barring injury, for the next 2 seasons regardless of drops or fumbles this past season.


James Cook was not the Bills red zone threat on the ground. The Bills chose to go with Josh Allen when they got near the goal line.

 

And to say about the guy that was 6 overall in the league, that what he did between the 20’s matters “very little” is down right dumb.

 

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18 minutes ago, LABILLBACKER said:

Yes he had 4-5 monster all purpose games this year spearheaded by the Dallas game. Yet in 4 playoff games he somewhat disappears like Diggs. In the regular season he's Tarzan and plays like Jane in post season. That's not going to ever get us over the KC/ Cincy hurdle.

In the first half of Kansas City playoff game, James Cook was playing outstanding
 

Jesus the Revisionist history

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About as happy as can be with him. Shore up those drops and I think he will he a top 5-10 back. Obviously best paired with a thunder to his lightning, which makes Moss’ departure and subsequent success look pretty bad even if we did get Hines in return who I hope has a bounce back year but is by no means a thunder. Also happy with Ty Johnson who was closer to an effective thunder. Could do much worse than Cook, Johnson, Hines. 
 

By the way, any chance we see Damien Harris back?

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4 minutes ago, BillsFanForever19 said:

I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the comments in this thread. Every thread about any player or coach since the KC loss is filled with people who just want heads to roll everywhere.

 

This coach sucks, the GM sucks, this player sucks, this player is toast, this player is overrated, we should cost ourselves cap to cut this player.

 

It's so exhausting. You'd think we went 2-14.

Welcome to the off season

Just now, JohnBonhamRocks said:

About as happy as can be with him. Shore up those drops and I think he will he a top 5-10 back. Obviously best paired with a thunder to his lightning, which makes Moss’ departure and subsequent success look pretty bad even if we did get Hines in return who I hope has a bounce back year but is by no means a thunder. Also happy with Ty Johnson who was closer to an effective thunder. Could do much worse than Cook, Johnson, Hines. 
 

By the way, any chance we see Damien Harris back?

Sad what happened to Damien Harris he was really killing it till he got hurt

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22 minutes ago, JohnBonhamRocks said:

About as happy as can be with him. Shore up those drops and I think he will he a top 5-10 back. Obviously best paired with a thunder to his lightning, which makes Moss’ departure and subsequent success look pretty bad even if we did get Hines in return who I hope has a bounce back year but is by no means a thunder. Also happy with Ty Johnson who was closer to an effective thunder. Could do much worse than Cook, Johnson, Hines. 
 

By the way, any chance we see Damien Harris back?

You don’t think he’s a top 10 back already?! Can people (not just you) name even 5 backs better than him this past season? 

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Given his leaner frame, I had zero expectations for him running north-south but he did this surprisingly well and I saw him drag defenders after getting engaged.

 

Very happy for a late 2nd round pick. Is he Derick Henry? No, but he's got juice, good vision, more power than expected and is a catching threat (despite some drops; as someone said, he's a running back not a WR and he's got the league's hardest thrower passing him the ball). Get a bruiser late in the draft or in FA and we're good.

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