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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed


    As a rookie, the Florida Atlantic product displayed speed to the edge and ability to pound for tough yards when given a chance. Singletary galloped for 775 yards on 151 carries with two scores. The rookie's 5.1 yards per carry average was tied for highest among all running backs with at least 140 totes -- tied with NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.

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    Bills general manager Brandon Beane told Pro Football Talk on Wednesday that he believes Singletary can be the workhorse in 2020 or a committee member.

    "I think Devin can do either or. He's an unselfish player," Beane said. "If we want him to be the workload guy, I think he could definitely do it. I think Year Two is going to be better for him."
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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Nothing to see here. Just GM speak.

    Singletary is the best back on the roster so he HAS to say that. If he wants another back to be the workhorse, he's not going to say that publicly because a) he doesn't want to tip his hand for the draft or any remaining FAs, or let other teams know he's in a weak position for a potential trade, and b) if eh doesn't find a workhorse back, he wants Singletary, the media and the fans to have confidence that he can do the job.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    So gamesmanship?

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    So gamesmanship?
    It almost always is. I trust very little of what GM's and coaches say to the media because they are so limited in what they can say publicly.

    1. They don't want to tip their hand to other teams, especially this time of year as the draft approaches
    2. They need to keep player morale high, so they aren't going to publicly bash a player. They aren't stupid, so they won't do something like pretend a player didn't have a bad game, but they'll choose their words carefully like "Yeah, we need to get more out of him and it wasn't his best effort, but he's a good player and he'll learn from it and bounce back."
    3. They need to keep fan morale high to sell jerseys and tickets. You don't do that by publicly expressing doubt in a projected starter in April.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    I think he can if need be, but I don't like the idea of not adding more talent. I mean he missed 4-5 games last year. If that happens I don't like the idea of starting TJ Yeldon with only Taewan Jones to back him up. Plus, being multi-dimensional is never a bad thing--look at SF's stable of backs last season. It's not just about having a backup plan, it's also about making the other team prepare for multiple looks.

    Here's a related question: if we were to draft a complement to Singletary, what's the best type of back to add? Is it a true speed/home run threat, or a bigger/stronger back to move the chains in short yardage? There are decent examples of each likely to be available in the 3rd/4th rounds. Darrynton Evans perhaps on the home run front, and Zach Moss/AJ Dillon for the freight train variety.
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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Nothing to see here. Just GM speak.

    Singletary is the best back on the roster so he HAS to say that. If he wants another back to be the workhorse, he's not going to say that publicly because a) he doesn't want to tip his hand for the draft or any remaining FAs, or let other teams know he's in a weak position for a potential trade, and b) if eh doesn't find a workhorse back, he wants Singletary, the media and the fans to have confidence that he can do the job.
    WRONG! Based on Singletary's college stats he was and can be a workhorse. Not saying he should be , but he can be.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by justasportsfan View Post
    WRONG! Based on Singletary's college stats he was and can be a workhorse. Not saying he should be , but he can be.
    I'm not commenting on whether or not Singletary can be a workhourse.

    My comment that Beane is going to say he could be publicly, whether he truly believes that or not. Beane's comments are irrelevant because he can't speak honestly in public on these kinds of issues.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    This is a smokescreen, prepare for another back.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Obviously they are going to get at least one more back...most likely two. They aren't going to go into training camp with Singletary, Yeldon, Wade and T.Jones only in the backfield.
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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    It almost always is. I trust very little of what GM's and coaches say to the media because they are so limited in what they can say publicly.

    They need to keep fan morale high to sell jerseys and tickets. You don't do that by publicly expressing doubt in a projected starter in April.
    I'm pretty sure most fans would be confident with Devin being featured but all of us want another RB or RB's added and I'm sure we will do that.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Saratoga Slim View Post
    I think he can if need be, but I don't like the idea of not adding more talent. I mean he missed 4-5 games last year. If that happens I don't like the idea of starting TJ Yeldon with only Taewan Jones to back him up. Plus, being multi-dimensional is never a bad thing--look at SF's stable of backs last season. It's not just about having a backup plan, it's also about making the other team prepare for multiple looks.

    Here's a related question: if we were to draft a complement to Singletary, what's the best type of back to add? Is it a true speed/home run threat, or a bigger/stronger back to move the chains in short yardage? There are decent examples of each likely to be available in the 3rd/4th rounds. Darrynton Evans perhaps on the home run front, and Zach Moss/AJ Dillon for the freight train variety.
    Draft decision always depends on who is still there it's a toss up on HR threat or FT. I could be happy with either one. We still might look at another vet and that decision will likely take us in a certain direction in the draft arena.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    They'll acquire another back. I like the 2 back system.

    Singletary was a good find. It's saying the right things prior to the draft, when spin is king.
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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Smokescreen!!!

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    They need another RB. They will draft another

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    I'm a big fan of Singletary. That kid has some serious talent. He should be the featured back.

    That said, do we need another RB? Yeah, I think so.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by feldspar View Post
    I'm a big fan of Singletary. That kid has some serious talent. He should be the featured back.

    That said, do we need another RB? Yeah, I think so.
    yeah. We need another one that can actually move the chains and not simply be a time waster that Gore was for the most part.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    I want to see Allen throw 25-30 times and get Singletary 15 carries and 5 targets

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Cali512 View Post
    I want to see Allen throw 25-30 times and get Singletary 15 carries and 5 targets
    I agree lets see what we have,having said that we need RB help.

    Maybe one vet signing and one drafted.

    I'd be checking our Hyde and Miller if they are still available.

    Drafting wise it can be one of many choices, Moss and Taylor are just 2 that interest me.

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    Re: Bills GM: Devin Singletary can be workhorse if needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Skooby View Post
    This is a smokescreen, prepare for another back.
    I agree.

    In order to be a workhorse, you have to be able to play 16 games.

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