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. oaken1

    oaken1 Stone Cold

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    Get a RB.... draft is fine... round 5? Round 1? I don’t care
    Y’all bitch about positional value all the time then turn around and bitch because Keon suxx at drafting....
    To hell with positional value.... draft some players that make our team better and will continue to do so for the next several years

    if there is a RB at 16 who will force our opponents to account for him on every down then pick him

    I’m just tired of coming away from the draft with nothing
     
  2. Krangthebrain

    Krangthebrain Captain of Team Murray

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    Right....so with better blocking, the Cardinals should be a damn good running team. We should expect top 5.
     
  3. Krangthebrain

    Krangthebrain Captain of Team Murray

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    He would be a solid pick. Keim doesn't seem to value RB all that highly.
     
  4. Harry

    Harry ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer

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    Sorry can’t get excited about Freiermuth though many have him going at about this point. He’s the second ranked TE in a very shallow pool. He’s a mediocre blocker and a best an adequate short range receiver. I wouldn’t spend a second on him. He’s competitive, but that’s his best trait.
     
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    The same with Brett Hundley. The logic has never connected for me.
     
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    U can add gardeck very limited snaps (even when early in the year showed some flashes) in favor of Fitts and Kennard... It speaks very much about their evaluation processes
     
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  7. Ouchie-Z-Clown

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

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    Better blocking and Murray’s runs needing to accounted for definitely should make our running game better. But chase, be Jamin and ward just isn’t a professional rb room.
     
  8. Ouchie-Z-Clown

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

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    So he’s not the second coming of gronk. Pass.
     
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    What about Brevin Jordan?
     
  10. Krangthebrain

    Krangthebrain Captain of Team Murray

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    Wolfley keeps pointing out how teams started defending the RPO...basically just assume Murray is keeping it and the rest of their D could handle the run blockers up front. I think Wolfley is correct, ditch the RPO as a common play.

    I like what Ive seen of Ward. His college tape looks pretty good and his lone touch was for a TD. I wouldn't be made about him being the #3 back.
     
  11. Ouchie-Z-Clown

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

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    I wouldn’t be upset if they trashed the RPO, or at least trotted it out much less frequently. It’s become much more commonplace in the league and this defenses are much better prepared for it now. Still leave Murray the greenlight to run, or even have designed fake drop QB run plays.

    that said, I’m good with either ward or eno as a #3, but right now they are our #2, and that’s behind an unproven #1. That’s a recipe for failure imo.
     
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    Goal, as I see it is -

    To wind up with a bruiser plus backup and a pass catcher (Edmonds) plus backup. That would give us:

    220 lb smashmouth type
    220 lb backup bruiser

    Edmonds
    Backup to Edmonds as a pass-catching RB.

    We'd let opposing matchups determine who we use/when. If we draaft or sign more of a multi-skilled RB, we might save a roster spot.

    One more thing - We shouldn't let our need for RB talent determine who we do or don't draft or sign. We should fill our RB needs opportunistically, assess who's out there and then cherrypick to fill the roster holes.
     
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  13. Stout

    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    With better blocking AND MORE THAN CHOPPED LIVER AT RB, we can hope to be top 10, probably. A great OL doesn't elevate Chase to excellence. Regardless of what the majority of this board feels, you don't just automatically get a good back in the late rounds. If we don't at least upgrade, we will at best be middling.
     
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    Drake wasn't good last year. So I don't know why you think it will be so hard to replace him.

    FYI, I'm in the draft a RB in round 2-3 camp. And if nothing is there, sign a veteran post-draft. James Connor is on par with Drake. I'd sign him if the Cardinals don't get a guy in the draft.
     
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  15. Stout

    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    Gotcha. I'm not worried about replacing Drake, because we need to get better, not replicate the sub-par play at the position. As for Connor--no way. He's made of papier-mâché. I'd take him as a backup, as he'd complement Edmonds, but we'd still need a #1.
     

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