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I completely agree

July 20, 2021 06:20PM
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merlin
On my eyes and personal evaluation of these guys. I am not a scout. Not a coach. Not a guy who bats a thousand either. Just my opinion.

Losing Akers makes this offense into something less. Subtracting him and looking at the depth chart it's now a "finesse" offense. Because Akers is a guy who can make it go.

If you disagree that's fine man. I'm just sharing my take.

What I would do right now if I'm Snead is go find McVay a power option. A chain mover. Forget all the big play nonsense from the backfield, you're not gonna find a balanced back like Akers right now. What we lack now is oomph so I'd get after that addition right now. CJ Anderson no idea how much he weighs or whether he's in shape but if he's where he was last time I'd bring him in just so that I am not risking the season on two unproven options.

And for the record I like Hendy as a change of pace. Jones meanwhile might be able to be a bell cow, no idea on him but I do like his game from what I've seen on his college tape. But this is about risk now IMO.

We don't know about Jones but Akers has things in his arsenal Henderson doesn't. Both have high-end contact balance but the difference is Akers's elusiveness in space. You know what I mean Merlin--that short area foot quickness that allows him to make plays where ostensibly there is no play. Akers is routinely capable of creating yards on his own.

The difference goes back to college. Open a hole for Henderson and he produces. Meanwhile Akers was productive behind a genuinely terrible OL because his ability to make yards from nothing FAR outstrips Henderson.

And Henderson is a good back, he's just not Akers. Which is why the Rams raved about Akers (they never RAVE about Henderson). There are good reasons for that and it gets down to their physical skills. Akers has stuff in that dept. that Henderson doesn't.

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SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Size

SoCalRAMatic547July 20, 2021 09:51AM

  No diss on size he's big enough

alyoshamucci143July 20, 2021 09:55AM

  All the more reason to bring in a guy like Peterson...

roman1885July 20, 2021 10:20AM

  Re: Size

303061July 20, 2021 10:01AM

  Re: Size

HornsUpRamily!53July 20, 2021 10:04AM

  He has shown he can't do the job

merlin114July 20, 2021 10:10AM

  Re: He has shown he can't do the job

dzrams66July 20, 2021 10:27AM

  Re: He has shown he can't do the job Attachments

AlbaNY_Ram75July 20, 2021 10:40AM

  Re: He has shown he can't do the job

dzrams52July 20, 2021 10:49AM

  I base what I say here

merlin48July 20, 2021 12:26PM

  Re: I base what I say here

dzrams37July 20, 2021 01:11PM

  Re: I base what I say here

SoCalRAMatic28July 20, 2021 01:25PM

  Re: I base what I say here

zn37July 20, 2021 08:03PM

  Agree: Akers is superb at making something out of nothing

BC Ramsfan22July 20, 2021 08:26PM

  Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

merlin29July 20, 2021 07:12PM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

dzrams26July 20, 2021 07:36PM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

zn26July 20, 2021 07:57PM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

dzrams27July 20, 2021 08:07PM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

zn28July 20, 2021 09:17PM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

dzrams26July 20, 2021 10:10PM

  no this is objective

zn30July 20, 2021 10:21PM

  Re: no this is objective

dzrams18July 21, 2021 11:23AM

  Re: no this is objective

zn19July 21, 2021 11:45AM

  Re: no this is objective

AlbaNY_Ram18July 21, 2021 11:51AM

  Re: no this is objective

zn20July 21, 2021 12:13PM

  Subjective vs. Objective

moklerman16July 21, 2021 12:58PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

dzrams14July 21, 2021 01:20PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

zn16July 21, 2021 01:39PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

moklerman12July 21, 2021 01:58PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

dzrams15July 21, 2021 02:02PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

zn12July 21, 2021 03:36PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

moklerman10July 21, 2021 04:19PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

moklerman18July 21, 2021 01:42PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

dzrams16July 21, 2021 01:51PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

moklerman13July 21, 2021 02:02PM

  agree

zn15July 21, 2021 03:18PM

  Re: no this is objective

AlbaNY_Ram14July 21, 2021 04:41PM

  Re: no this is objective

zn16July 21, 2021 08:25PM

  Re: no this is objective

dzrams19July 21, 2021 11:55AM

  Re: no this is objective

zn14July 21, 2021 10:00PM

  Re: Well this is a turn...!

dzrams15July 21, 2021 10:41PM

  c'mon

zn18July 21, 2021 11:52PM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

merlin16July 21, 2021 11:01AM

  Re: Yes DZ but Success Rate doesn't tell this entire story

dzrams12July 21, 2021 11:26AM

  I completely agree

zn34July 20, 2021 06:20PM

  Re: I completely agree

merlin28July 20, 2021 07:15PM

  Re: I completely agree

oldschoolramfan16July 21, 2021 08:16AM

  Re: I completely agree

Rams4318July 21, 2021 09:07AM

  Re: I completely agree

zn13July 21, 2021 11:42AM

  Now that's more like it....

RAMbler43July 20, 2021 10:54AM

  Henderson has 1 issue

socalmab56July 20, 2021 12:32PM

  Re: Henderson has 1 issue

zn25July 20, 2021 06:50PM

  Re: Henderson has 1 issue

socalmab24July 20, 2021 07:03PM

  Re: Now that's more like it....

zn24July 20, 2021 06:47PM

  Re: He has shown he can't do the job

moklerman15July 21, 2021 12:37PM

  Re: Size

Classicalwit42July 20, 2021 10:59AM

  you're been wrong about that before & you are wrong about that now

zn26July 21, 2021 12:25PM

  SIZE SCHMIZE!! Can they play football??

Ramgator23July 21, 2021 03:56AM

  vid: good analysis of Akers

zn14July 21, 2021 06:00PM