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    1. wxwax's Avatar
      As a fan, I'm not worried about who carries the ball. All three candidates have shown something. I'm concerned about the health of the line. If the line can stay together, the running yards will come. It's the system.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Expect an increase in RB production due to RGIII's presence. As Shady McCoy was the latest to demonstrate, elusive QBs open up lanes for their RBs because of the attention they draw. A safety or lB having to spy the QB is one guy less in the tackle box.
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      When they brought in Clinton Portis back a while ago, I'd think his tenure would have been more fruitful than it was. Know what's funny? Portis was also with the Broncos and helped them succeed with Shanahan during the Jake "The Snake" Plummer era. I sense the Redskins will have the position fully intact within the coming years. I got this feeling that Tim Hightower is still one of their best options.
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by iwatt View Post
      Expect an increase in RB production due to RGIII's presence. As Shady McCoy was the latest to demonstrate, elusive QBs open up lanes for their RBs because of the attention they draw. A safety or lB having to spy the QB is one guy less in the tackle box.
      Evan Royster will make RG3's life so much easier. Shanny has a knack for getting production out of RB's. Evan was a solid player at PSU and he did well at the end of the season for Shanny off the bench. I expect him to be the guy this year.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      In retrospect, I guess they did have a RB.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      I wonder if he'd be as successful of another team? I still believe the system makes good backs great. What I love about Morris is his fight. Also, he makes good decisions.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
      I wonder if he'd be as successful of another team? I still believe the system makes good backs great. What I love about Morris is his fight. Also, he makes good decisions.
      no question that he's a system player to at least some degree. but he's obviously very good in that system. Like you said, he works hard and he's also a great kid. I would compare him to Victor Cruz personalty-wise, a guy who really appreciates where he is. Shanahan will probably run him to death and he'll be out of the league in 3-4 years, but he'll be a star for 2-3 of those years, which is more than he'd get anywhere else.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Thanks, that sounds exactly right.
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