Poll: RB Situation

Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by Solar7, Mar 25, 2021.

What do we need at RB?

  1. Yes, in the 1st or 2nd round as a potential starter

    41 vote(s)
    55.4%
  2. Only draft one in the 5th round or beyond

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Package picks/players to move into the 3rd/4th for an RB (which picks/players?)

    9 vote(s)
    12.2%
  4. Only look at the UDFA market

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. A free agent to compete for the starter spot with Edmonds (please name)

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. A free agent to be a clear backup, Edmonds unquestioned starter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. A combination of 5th or later pick/UDFA/FAs for depth, Edmonds unquestioned starter

    7 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. Trade for our starter/competition with Edmonds

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Do not add any players at the position, we're set, Edmonds is the starter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. FB94

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    Trade down or get back into the third round somehow. Need picks in the first three rounds. CB, Speed WR, RB please
     
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    Just to point out the counter argument; because the Cardinals haven't had an O-Line ever during those 33 years that was above mediocre. . .
     
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    The 2015 13-3 team had a very good offensive line. They used to keep Palmer clean in the pocket and literally every running back from old man River Chris Johnson to rookie David Johnson had holes to run through all season.

    other than that... yeah, not much.
     
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  4. Solar7

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    And do we now?

    It's not bad, but I wouldn't argue it's a strength either.
     
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    Goldfield Formally known as BEERZ

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    That’s because we have always had bad Olines
     
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    Yes, I think it would be.

    I don't think Eno or Ward are good enough. We need at least one more real NFL back.
     
  7. Solar7

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    Like I just asked... and it's really good now? It's average.
     
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    Krangthebrain Captain of Team Murray

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    Why? Mostly because they have had CRAP offensive lines. Thomas Jones was a very good RB, as was Garrison Hearst. Guys like Michael Pittman, Marcel Shipp, and a few others from that era were good enough to get to around 1000. What you see if you look at the team, year-to-year, is that it's been exceedingly rare that the team had the OL to consistently run the ball.

    For all of Kingsbury's critics, his offense has produced two of the best rushing attacks in Cardinals' history. DJ Humphries is a top 5 left tackle, Pugh is a good LG, and Beachum is a serviceable right tackle. With Hudson, this line should take off.
     
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  9. Solar7

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    Thanks, I didn't expect to spit out my drink this morning.

    Also, you realize we were the 2nd to last in rushing from the RB position last year? Kenyan Drake's YPC ranked 41st with qualified rushers over 500 yards.
     
  10. Chopper0080

    Chopper0080 2021 - Prove It

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    I am curious what teams you think have better offensive lines than us at this moment? Be careful, it might be a trap.
     
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    Browns
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    Chargers now

    Probably more, call me after the draft.

    DJ is above average and has certainly improved his stock (but not top 5), Pugh is meh and would have been cut without a pay cut, Hudson is very good, RG is a complete question mark at this point, RT is kind of a question mark but is adequate.
     
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    Chopper0080 2021 - Prove It

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    and that is it.

    The Rams line is not close.

    Chargers line has 1 player better than DJ Humphries and three players worse than Kelvin Beachum.

    Bills have no one as good as Hudson and their best player is arguable with Humphries.

    Packers line is not as good.

    Our offensive line is top 1/3 of the NFL and arguably top 10. You are mailing in these takes at this point.
     
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    Chopper0080 2021 - Prove It

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    Solar out here trying to tell me David Edwards, Jon Runyan, Laken Tomlinson, Jon Feliciano and Oday Aboushi are better than Justin Pugh.
     
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  14. Solar7

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    I'll admit to not sitting down and breaking down film of every team's offensive line, but I certainly know I haven't read top 5 acclaim for DJ Humphries anywhere in my life before, and right now the right side of our line doesn't even have firm starters, so I find it hard to proclaim we've made it.

    I respect your opinion here, and know you've been a coach and such, which I haven't, I've just been a bad high school football player, but I'm going to need to hear this from a lot more professionals who cover the league before I accept us as a top 10 line, or Humphries anywhere near the top 5.
     
  15. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    I take that with a bowl of salt as it’s not a traditional pound you running attack when the QB is responsible for very large percentage of that rushing. In other words we are not a good running team from the rb slot necessarily.
     

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