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    Post State of the Bills: Running back

    Who will join Devin Singletary in the backfield in 2020?

    Under contract:

    Devin Singletary
    T.J. Yeldon
    Christian Wade
    Patrick DiMarco (fullback)

    Pending Free Agents:

    Frank Gore
    Senorise Perry

    If it wasn’t for an injury in Week 2 which kept him out three games, Singletary would have most likely been in the Rookie of the Year conversation at the end of the season. As it was, he put up some terrific numbers in his first year as a pro, averaging 5.1 yards per-carry, good for most in the entire NFL for any back with at least 150 carries, and fifth overall amongst all players. He also became the team’s featured back as the season went on due to his impressive performances and Frank Gore’s ineffectiveness. There’s no reason Singletary won’t be the clear-cut No. 1 back on the team headed into next season, and at only 22-years-old and three years still remaining on his rookie contract, the future looks bright for both the player and position for the Bills. However, you need more than one running back in the NFL to have a fully formed offense, and the question will now become, “who joins Singleterry in the Bills backfield as the complimentary piece next season?”


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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Devin Singletary, Christian Wade and Derrick Henry if he sticks his toe in free agency.
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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    Devin Singletary, Christian Wade and Derrick Henry if he sticks his toe in free agency.
    I can't see the Titans letting Henry go. I'd like us to grab a vet like Isiah Crowell and a speedy rookie like Salvon Ahmed in Round 4 or 5.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by The Jokeman View Post
    I can't see the Titans letting Henry go. I'd like us to grab a vet like Isiah Crowell and a speedy rookie like Salvon Ahmed in Round 4 or 5.
    Just dreaming here.

    They would be crazy to not make him very happy.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    we need another back capable of taking 10-15 carries a game. There's no two ways about it. It doesn't much matter to me if Singletary is considered the "starter" or the backup. We need someone that could take an equal number of carries as him. I'm thinking we need a sure handed down-hill type in the draft. Once we have that, let the opponent's strengths and weaknesses along with the in-game situation decide who gets more touches from game to game.

    There are 32 teams that want Derrick Henry on their roster right now. He's one of those players where you look at both teams pre-snap and the sesame street song "one of these things is not like the other" starts playing in your head. He's an absolute freak. Who wouldn't love to have him?

    The better question is do you want this team to get wrapped up in big time spending on a RB again. This is a new regime, but i'd like to think us fans are well aware of the fact that big time investments at that position have not panned out in the past. Whether draft capital or salary cap space, we didn't get much of anything out of Spiller, McGahee, Henry, Lynch or Shady. Of that group Shady stands out to me. He really did have a few remarkable seasons here that i won't forget.

    I'd rather just draft our way into a three headed monster with diverse skill sets, running styles and body types and focus on OL and bigger pass catchers.

    What we really need is a flux capacitor so we can go back in time and sign a 25 year old Fred Jackson.
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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Fred was awesome.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    Fred was awesome.
    He was in retrospect we should have kept Lynch with Fred and drafted Dez Bryant instead of CJ Spiller.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

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    He was in retrospect we should have kept Lynch with Fred and drafted Dez Bryant instead of CJ Spiller.
    Damn CJ was a disappointment.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Daboll apparently doesn't have the where-with-all to incorporate more than two backs into his gameplans. There really is no other excuse for having Yeldon inactive most of the season...he couldn't figure out how to use him.

    I would love to have a third...or maybe even a fourth RB on the roster to plug into the rotation but not if the OC isn't going to even get him to dress on Sundays.
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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Daboll apparently doesn't have the where-with-all to incorporate more than two backs into his gameplans. There really is no other excuse for having Yeldon inactive most of the season...he couldn't figure out how to use him.

    I would love to have a third...or maybe even a fourth RB on the roster to plug into the rotation but not if the OC isn't going to even get him to dress on Sundays.

    Yeldon made good-to-great plays when he got to see the field???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUTO View Post
    Yeldon made good-to-great plays when he got to see the field???
    1, but the dummy should've learned how to get him on the backfield catching some screens and at the least, being some sort of disguise...

    There's no excuse for TJ (and Duke) to be inactive all that time, while you got bums like Foster doing nothing but taking empty space...

    I blame both McD. and Daboll for being so clueless.
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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUTO View Post
    Yeldon made good-to-great plays when he got to see the field???
    Are you asking or is that your opinion?

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    It's not hard to find decent backs if you have good scouting. They need a younger back like Gore, who bangs and wears people down for Singletary. or Singletary tires them out for that back to bang yards. Imho, there should never be a problem finding rb's or wr's in the college game if your scouting staff has half a clue, and there's no reason to need to hunt them in FA.

    The problem here is still that it took them 3 years to figure they needed an offense and they needed to fish for vet players for it despite going all in on their shiny franchise QB earlier.
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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    It's not hard to find decent backs if you have good scouting. They need a younger back like Gore, who bangs and wears people down for Singletary. or Singletary tires them out for that back to bang yards. Imho, there should never be a problem finding rb's or wr's in the college game if your scouting staff has half a clue, and there's no reason to need to hunt them in FA.

    The problem here is still that it took them 3 years to figure they needed an offense and they needed to fish for vet players for it despite going all in on their shiny franchise QB earlier.
    Agree they are out there.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    I have this fear that the Bills will select the next Michael Flatley again.

    for those to young to remember the infomercials for the Riverdance VHS collection ... Flatley was the star of Riverdancing.

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    Re: State of the Bills: Running back

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    I have this fear that the Bills will select the next Michael Flatley again.

    for those to young to remember the infomercials for the Riverdance VHS collection ... Flatley was the star of Riverdancing.
    No River dancing allowed.

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