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

July 20, 2021 08:07PM
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What it misses is that Akers took half the season to settle in. Early in the season he missed a lot of holes and opportunities. Some in the redzone. There was one that was pretty funny, it was him following the designed hole when there was a hole he would have easily scored on a cut up the middle. Later in the season he wouldn't have missed that, he was a different guy down the stretch.

My expectations this season for Akers were for high end production. It's a huge loss IMO. Just huge.

Hendy gets dinged up and can't go way too often. Akers goes when he's dinged up. McVay said they were going to start Jones in fact in the playoffs but Akers played through the injury he was struggling with. So I do like Hendy. But he's not gonna be a bell cow and if they rely on him I believe he'll let them down.

Sure, I can buy that it took Akers a while to settle in and that he was primed to have a special season this year but my point is more about Hendo than Akers. Those metrics that you touted as being significant last year state that Henderson can be a special back himself.

The issue with him is durability no question but when he's playing, he's helping drive the offense.

But Henderson is NOT a special back in the same way Akers is. That's regardless of the numbers--you have to look at their play.

Akers just has skills Henderson does not. That doesn't make Henderson chump change, but he is not the back Akers is.

With Henderson you can gain yards running. With Akers you can dominate the game running.

I'm not saying he's special; I'm saying he's being underrated here. That's my opinion. When he plays he's effective, regardless of whatever skills one thinks he does or doesn't have.

This discussion kind of reminds me about Hav. He lacks certain athletic traits and always has but Snead noted when he came out of college that some kind of way despite lacking athleticism and not always looking good while doing the job, he somehow finds a way to get the job done. He's effective. Which is where numbers come in IMO. Henderson may lack Akers' skillset but the numbers and eyeball test tell us that he's effective. And so far he has been every bit as effective as Akers. The main difference to this point is that he can't carry the rock 20 plus times per game.

And I need to see more from Akers before I feel comfortable saying he can dominate the game running. He only had two dominate games last year.
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  Size

SoCalRAMatic694July 20, 2021 09:51AM

  No diss on size he's big enough

alyoshamucci231July 20, 2021 09:55AM

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

roman18164July 20, 2021 10:20AM

  Re: Size

3030147July 20, 2021 10:01AM

  Re: Size

HornsUpRamily!119July 20, 2021 10:04AM

  He has shown he can't do the job

merlin204July 20, 2021 10:10AM

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

dzrams132July 20, 2021 10:27AM

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

AlbaNY_Ram146July 20, 2021 10:40AM

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

dzrams130July 20, 2021 10:49AM

  I base what I say here

merlin110July 20, 2021 12:26PM

  Re: I base what I say here

dzrams98July 20, 2021 01:11PM

  Re: I base what I say here

SoCalRAMatic97July 20, 2021 01:25PM

  Re: I base what I say here

zn100July 20, 2021 08:03PM

  Agree: Akers is superb at making something out of nothing

BC Ramsfan92July 20, 2021 08:26PM

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

merlin114July 20, 2021 07:12PM

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

dzrams88July 20, 2021 07:36PM

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zn84July 20, 2021 07:57PM

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

dzrams96July 20, 2021 08:07PM

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

zn93July 20, 2021 09:17PM

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

dzrams91July 20, 2021 10:10PM

  no this is objective

zn103July 20, 2021 10:21PM

  Re: no this is objective

dzrams91July 21, 2021 11:23AM

  Re: no this is objective

zn88July 21, 2021 11:45AM

  Re: no this is objective

AlbaNY_Ram80July 21, 2021 11:51AM

  Re: no this is objective

zn97July 21, 2021 12:13PM

  Subjective vs. Objective

moklerman80July 21, 2021 12:58PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

dzrams75July 21, 2021 01:20PM

  Re: Subjective vs. Objective

zn84July 21, 2021 01:39PM

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moklerman77July 21, 2021 01:58PM

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dzrams104July 21, 2021 02:02PM

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zn99July 21, 2021 03:36PM

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moklerman73July 21, 2021 04:19PM

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moklerman90July 21, 2021 01:42PM

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dzrams90July 21, 2021 01:51PM

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moklerman71July 21, 2021 02:02PM

  agree

zn74July 21, 2021 03:18PM

  Re: no this is objective

AlbaNY_Ram59July 21, 2021 04:41PM

  Re: no this is objective

zn82July 21, 2021 08:25PM

  Re: no this is objective

dzrams115July 21, 2021 11:55AM

  Re: no this is objective

zn80July 21, 2021 10:00PM

  Re: Well this is a turn...!

dzrams77July 21, 2021 10:41PM

  c'mon

zn88July 21, 2021 11:52PM

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

merlin84July 21, 2021 11:01AM

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

dzrams84July 21, 2021 11:26AM

  I completely agree

zn105July 20, 2021 06:20PM

  Re: I completely agree

merlin74July 20, 2021 07:15PM

  Re: I completely agree

oldschoolramfan81July 21, 2021 08:16AM

  Re: I completely agree

Rams4377July 21, 2021 09:07AM

  Re: I completely agree

zn73July 21, 2021 11:42AM

  Now that's more like it....

RAMbler271July 20, 2021 10:54AM

  Henderson has 1 issue

socalmab138July 20, 2021 12:32PM

  Re: Henderson has 1 issue

zn66July 20, 2021 06:50PM

  Re: Henderson has 1 issue

socalmab95July 20, 2021 07:03PM

  Re: Now that's more like it....

zn87July 20, 2021 06:47PM

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

moklerman87July 21, 2021 12:37PM

  Re: Size

Classicalwit285July 20, 2021 10:59AM

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

zn123July 21, 2021 12:25PM

  SIZE SCHMIZE!! Can they play football??

Ramgator84July 21, 2021 03:56AM

  vid: good analysis of Akers

zn69July 21, 2021 06:00PM