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Unread 12-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Dougie's obsession with Sproles

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Unread 12-23-2018, 06:11 PM   #2
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If it was a five game season, Sproles would have a lot of value.
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Was it ultimately worth it to bring him back? I thought it was a questionable decision even before he got hurt, but lately he's played his best football since 2014 and he sadly brings more to the table than our other RBs.

They still made the playoffs and Sproles was a huge part of the Houston game. Signing Sproles didn't really keep them from bringing anyone else in, so I think it was worth it.
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I think this is right. Certainly didn't hurt them roster-wise. He was a huge factor in the Houston win. That was worth the roster spot itself.

I do think it says more about the other running backs, though. This offense would be fantastic with a guy who could reliably get you 4 yards on 1st down. Kinda like last year.
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I think this is right. Certainly didn't hurt them roster-wise. He was a huge factor in the Houston win. That was worth the roster spot itself.

I do think it says more about the other running backs, though. This offense would be fantastic with a guy who could reliably get you 4 yards on 1st down. Kinda like last year.
Yeah, these are the worst Eagles RBs since 2000. RBs are generally replaceable but 2018 was a rare case where RB should have been a priority over WR at the deadline. Howie probably did prioritize RB, but ultimately it would have been ridiculous to give what Buffalo wanted for McCoy and outbidding other teams for the likes of Carlos Hyde wasn't worth it either.

I'd imagine the RBs next year will be Clement, Smallwood, and Adams plus a relatively early draft pick, but none of the current guys are guaranteed a roster spot. I think Smallwood might actually be better than Clement as an RB but they seem to like what Clement brings to STs.
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BRING HIM BACK FOR ONE MORE YEAR. WHY NOT? SEE WHAT HE'S GOT.
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I'd imagine the RBs next year will be Clement, Smallwood, and Adams plus a relatively early draft pick, but none of the current guys are guaranteed a roster spot. I think Smallwood might actually be better than Clement as an RB but they seem to like what Clement brings to STs.
all three of those guys are back. If the Clement season-long injury rumor is true, he'll definitely be back, but he was really poor in pass pro after being surprisingly solid last season.

Smallwood and Adams are duplicative talent-wise and I could see them bringing sproles back. I do think they'll add a back in the mid-rounds 3-6.
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I am very confident this offensive line can make an average RB look good. I am also very confident none of these RBs are that good. They need to draft a RB and get a lower end free agent next year. I want a RB that will make this team have to run the ball.
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Yeah I don't think they need Barry Sanders, but they need something better than what they have now. Seem to be able to steal decent RB's in the middle rounds of the draft these days.
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I never want a one workhorse back. I want a running back by committee. I know I say it a lot but I like the way New England does it. Follow their blueprint like we did last season. They always know the importance of having a good running game to protect Brady especially in the colder months.
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Committee is fine but there's a difference between a committee of Ajayi, Blount and Clement and a committee of Smallwood, Adams and Sproles.

Somewhere in between would be just fine.
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Smallwood, Adams and Clement can all go as far as I'm concerned. One probably sticks around just because a complete flip at the position is unrealistic.
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where this is no longer a topic for me,,,if you so stupid you do not understand the guy is a Pro's pro....talk or discussion will not help..
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Adams, Smallwood and Sproles (AKA A.S.S.) need to go next year. Sproles looks better because the others are so blah. They need to totally overhaul this position in the off-season.
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I SAID BRING HIM BACK FOR ONE MORE YEAR.
HE'LL BE 36 NEXT YEAR.
NOT SCREW HIM, LET HIM GO.
WHY YOU CALLING ME STUPID.
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WE WATCHED GAME TOGETHER SUNDAY AND I AGREED WITH YOU????

STONED AGAIN?
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I think you and Trent are actually on the same page.

I think Sproles and Clement are fine but they need are hard runner too. Smallwood and Adams aren't really getting that done regularly. Sproles is probably gone if they add a guy that's slighter (Gaskin?). I don't see them adding anyone via FA, so I could see them keeping Sproles if the price is right.

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WE ARE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE ' YOU SO STUPID'.
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WE ARE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE ' YOU SO STUPID'.
if someone is so stupid as to not see that sproles is a pro's pro, you just won't get it now. I think it's in reference to Snakebitten and not you.
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I'll take that feedback. Some people like the 'pro's pro'. I prefer to move on. I'm on board with cutting ties with them a year early than a year late.
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I didn't know that Clement's injury could keep him out that long. Smallwood has been decent lately but he had fallen out of favor before Clement went down. Adams had some good games before he fumbled against Houston, and I think he'll probably stick around since his style is different from that of Clement/Smallwood. If a guy gets cut it's probably Smallwood.

Don't they have an extra 2nd in 2019? I wouldn't be opposed to them going RB that early. A dynamic RB needs to be a priority, and when you get into the 3rd and 4th rounds, the RBs are similar to what they already have - good for what the OL gets them.

Edit: as far as Sproles goes, they just can't rely on him for a 15th season.

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