Cardinals RB James Conner wins FedEx Ground award, ‘Angry Runs’ scepter

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Scroll down to the video of James Conner on Patrick Peterson. It is strange but I have not heard any comments from Patrick Peterson since they got their ass kicked.
 
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Conner averging 4.9 yards a carry on 129 carries. 4.9 is good for 8th in the league.

Fumbles lost for James on 129 carries? That would be zero. (and no I did not just jinx him, there's no such thing guys).

What's a little puzzeling are his receiving stats. Very modest at 14 catches (on 20 targets) for only 36 yards. We're clearly not getting the ball to him with a chance to be effective, although we need to. I think he can make our passing game much more dangerous.
 

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Conner averging 4.9 yards a carry on 129 carries. 4.9 is good for 8th in the league.

Fumbles lost for James on 129 carries? That would be zero. (and no I did not just jinx him, there's no such thing guys).

What's a little puzzeling are his receiving stats. Very modest at 14 catches (on 20 targets) for only 36 yards. We're clearly not getting the ball to him with a chance to be effective, although we need to. I think he can make our passing game much more dangerous.
Team MVP for sure.
 

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He is under contract for 2024 and will cost around $8.5M against the cap.
Ohhh nice i just heard people postin they want him back....

But very happy he will be a card n y hoping lottttttt better team lol

No stupid inj by kyler in offseason etc.... keep roster healthy trainers!!!
 

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Is Connor the only person to win the award 3 different times?
 

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Ohhh nice i just heard people postin they want him back....

But very happy he will be a card n y hoping lottttttt better team lol

The irony is that 8 months ago I was arguing with several on this board who wanted him gone this past offseason.

There were posters calling Conner "Not very good", "below average", "slow as molasses RB", "he sucks", "replacement level", "among the most mediocre RBs in the NFL"
 

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The irony is that 8 months ago I was arguing with several on this board who wanted him gone this past offseason.

There were posters calling Conner "Not very good", "below average", "slow as molasses RB", "he sucks", "replacement level", "among the most mediocre RBs in the NFL"
I've always seen him as a top running back whose only negative was getting banged up and missing games for stretches.
 

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I've always seen him as a top running back whose only negative was getting banged up and missing games for stretches.
And some of us we saying his contract was too much money for a team that was going to lose so many games

Younger players with a more cost effective contract could have been brought in

Saying that, he has been really good when healthy this year
 

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The irony is that 8 months ago I was arguing with several on this board who wanted him gone this past offseason.

There were posters calling Conner "Not very good", "below average", "slow as molasses RB", "he sucks", "replacement level", "among the most mediocre RBs in the NFL"
Yep. We both were driving that train.
 

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He is under contract for 2024 and will cost around $8.5M against the cap.
Ready for a shocker? I want to bring him back for next season. Now I'll blow a gasket if we give him an extension, but we have to trust Monti won't fall into that trap. Still, having him here will be positive next season, so long as he can stay relatively healthy. Can't ask too, too much of him lol
 

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Ready for a shocker? I want to bring him back for next season. Now I'll blow a gasket if we give him an extension, but we have to trust Monti won't fall into that trap. Still, having him here will be positive next season, so long as he can stay relatively healthy. Can't ask too, too much of him lol

Even I didn't expect him to be back next year seeing as Conner will be 29 years old. However he doesn't appear to be slowing down at all and this offense really seems to revolve around him. I do believe that a quality next in line RB needs to be drafted or brought in via FA next season as well.
 

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Ready for a shocker? I want to bring him back for next season. Now I'll blow a gasket if we give him an extension, but we have to trust Monti won't fall into that trap. Still, having him here will be positive next season, so long as he can stay relatively healthy. Can't ask too, too much of him lol
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Even I didn't expect him to be back next year seeing as Conner will be 29 years old. However he doesn't appear to be slowing down at all and this offense really seems to revolve around him. I do believe that a quality next in line RB needs to be drafted or brought in via FA next season as well.
Me either. I thought it was a foregone conclusion that Ertz and Connor would be cut.
 

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Conner averging 4.9 yards a carry on 129 carries. 4.9 is good for 8th in the league.

Fumbles lost for James on 129 carries? That would be zero. (and no I did not just jinx him, there's no such thing guys).

What's a little puzzeling are his receiving stats. Very modest at 14 catches (on 20 targets) for only 36 yards. We're clearly not getting the ball to him with a chance to be effective, although we need to. I think he can make our passing game much more dangerous.
CW, I said the same thing! Remember the Niners game when Colt started and we went to SF and gave them the business?? I remember very well, JC taking short passes out the backfield and doing work!
 

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The irony is that 8 months ago I was arguing with several on this board who wanted him gone this past offseason.

There were posters calling Conner "Not very good", "below average", "slow as molasses RB", "he sucks", "replacement level", "among the most mediocre RBs in the NFL"
Put me in the group that said he is too slow.
Ya know why?

Because he is slow.
Really good for short yardage and between the tackles power running. But breaking off a sixth yard run around the edge ...or even through the middle...isn't something you will see from him very often
 

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And some of us we saying his contract was too much money for a team that was going to lose so many games

Younger players with a more cost effective contract could have been brought in

Saying that, he has been really good when healthy this year
His contract don't mean anything. Monti wasn't going to sign anyone to absorb the extra money
 

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Put me in the group that said he is too slow.
Ya know why?

Because he is slow.
Really good for short yardage and between the tackles power running. But breaking off a sixth yard run around the edge ...or even through the middle...isn't something you will see from him very often

Longest runs per game by James Conner this season:

WAS 12 yards
NYG 22 yards
DAL 26 yards
SFO 11 yards
CIN 35 yards
ATL 11 yards
HOU 14 yards
LAR 14 yards
PIT 29 yards
 

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Longest runs per game by James Conner this season:

WAS 12 yards
NYG 22 yards
DAL 26 yards
SFO 11 yards
CIN 35 yards
ATL 11 yards
HOU 14 yards
LAR 14 yards
PIT 29 yards
Right. Dude is a good back. But the huge runs just ain't there... although that 35 was a big run.... It would be nice to have a guy who is a threat to take it to the house from anywhere.

Damn...I hope you know I meant sixty in that quoted post and not sixth...damn autocorrect
 

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Ready for a shocker? I want to bring him back for next season. Now I'll blow a gasket if we give him an extension, but we have to trust Monti won't fall into that trap. Still, having him here will be positive next season, so long as he can stay relatively healthy. Can't ask too, too much of him lol
It would be very smart to draft a rb in the same mold as Connor when looking ahead to 2025.
 
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