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Re: a couple things on Henderson

July 21, 2021 08:32AM
I agree. And the eyeball test says Akers is the better all-around back. Absolutely. I just thought it was notable because it was two analytics sources both rating Henderson highly. And by highly I think it's more accurately "efficient" in that when he's on the field with the ball in his hands he's produced.

Akers was going to be more of a "bell cow" RB, though I still think there was going to be a roughly 75/25 load share regardless. Now with Henderson I look at him and think, "could he play, say, 14 games and average 14+ carries/game?" That would be about 200 carries. I think that's reasonable. So the question then becomes who else can give them 100 or so carries. And then a 3rd RB that gives them maybe 40.

The 3rd RB may not and doesn't have to be a RB. It could be a WR.

Last year in the 1st half of the season when Akers was getting up to speed, McVay had Woods carrying the ball more than normal. And Woods was effective.

In addition, every RB McVay has plugged into his scheme has been effective.

In the first 5 games in 2020 where the Rams piled up 698 rushing yards, which was the most by the team since 1987, McVay got good production from Brown, Henderson, Akers, and Woods. All four of them were effective and efficient despite no one being a clear cut #1.

On top of that you add in Gurley and CJ who was also very effective in McVay's offense. They will have a good running game partly because it's a great scheme.

  The sky is not falling on the Rams rushing attack just yet

HornsUpRamily!273July 20, 2021 08:38PM

  Re: The sky is not falling on the Rams rushing attack just yet

oldmanram60July 21, 2021 01:47AM

  a couple things on Henderson

LMU9386July 21, 2021 03:53AM

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zn69July 21, 2021 03:58AM

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LMU9352July 21, 2021 04:28AM

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dzrams23July 21, 2021 08:32AM

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Rams4319July 21, 2021 09:04AM

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dzrams14July 21, 2021 09:11AM

  not really no

zn24July 21, 2021 12:39PM

  Re: um....yes

dzrams19July 21, 2021 01:17PM

  Re: um....yes

zn18July 22, 2021 12:29AM

  I agree, look for the Rams to pick up a RB - this is a SB window

ferragamo7917July 21, 2021 08:43AM

  agree on Henderson...it's just the injuries issue.

SunTzu_vs_Camus12July 22, 2021 04:12AM

  Unless you have a Superman at RB.....

roman1870July 21, 2021 04:10AM

  agree with that sentiment

LMU9324July 21, 2021 07:11AM

  Re: agree with that sentiment

zn18July 22, 2021 02:11AM

  I have only 2 questions about Hendy, really‚Ķ

Rams4373July 21, 2021 07:03AM

  Re: Totally agree 43....

oldschoolramfan34July 21, 2021 07:35AM