David Johnson

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  1. MadCardDisease

    MadCardDisease Moderator Contributor

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    Even in 2016, DJ only had 4 games with 100 yards or more rushing and he had 5 games with more receiving yards than rushing yards. David Johnson has never been a pure running RB. it's the fact that he is just as dangerous running as receiving that makes DJ elite.
     
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    exacty... in addition to his nose for the end zone.
     
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    I agree, he’s a good pass catcher, average running back and average blocker. He was a WR in high school or whatever.
    I would draft a RB in next draft to replace Johnson though, honestly.
     
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    Agreed but he had 6 games that year over 80 but under 100 so 11 total games over 80 yards. Last year and this combined, he has 4. Still a great player but he's not a great runner anymore IMO. Very good yes, not great. Which is ok because Chase is picking up slack there and the 2 RB stuff is making us lethal.
     
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    He’s doing things in the passing game that few if any can do in today’s game. But we should trade him :mrgreen:
     
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    Also with just a couple big running days and a couple big receiving days for the remainder of the year and 1K/1K looks like an actual possibility.
     
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    This. He is being used correctly by KK, I believe. Less touches in the backfield with more pass catching ops. It's a nice blend...even more so as the season goes along
     
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    I think you nailed it! DJ's affinity for the weight room has been documented. He need's an elite strength/conditioning coach to get through to him that continuing to increase his bulk/mass, is not in his best interest.
     
  9. RugbyMuffin

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    I will be happy with 800, 800 or 900,900.

    Right now he has 298 rushing yds, 315 recieving yds, and 5 total touchdowns.

    That is EXACTLY what I thought it would look like when I checked.

    I will take about 800 yards rushing, 800 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns for the season.

    Add what Edmunds brings to those stats and that is a pretty good stat line for the running back position.



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    I disagree.

    I think his size makes him a mis-match in the receiving game, because he can "out body" dbs and linebackers.

    Plus, and I know this is not exciting, it helps his blocking, which is an asset for this team.



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    I will just use your wet blanket to simmer down.

    Your response is great.....not really what the post was about, but hey good points for whatever conversation you had.

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    He was more of a mismatch without the extra mass. He was already a big back. His speed is more important to us than enhanced blocking.
     
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    It's early but in 16 he scored on roughly every 4th redzone carry he had, 14 in 53. This year he has 2 TD's in 14 carries or a TD every 7 carries. Which IMO is why Kliff is throwing to him more often he recognizes he's much more effective down there as a hybrid WR or TE not a RB. He only had 4 receiving TD's in 2016, he's already got 3 this year, only 2 rushing TD's, had 16 in 2016.
     
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    Agreed. Id rather him be back around 210 instead of 225.. but it is what it is.
     
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    Dude was 225 in his rookie year. I would guess he is 240+ now.
     

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