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I'm mixed on this.  Times have changed. They barely wear pads any more and RB's get pounded to death.  They have to keep him in one piece for the playoffs.

I don't think they're ignoring him, I think they're saving him.  Don't want him on the sidelines? 25 touches a game nowadays will put him there for good.  In street clothes.

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Well I mean we're 8-3.

You play to get in the playoffs.  16-0 isn't getting you anywhere if you're primary ballcarrier is out at the end.

Obviously you want Jones out there as much as possible, but it does no good to overwork him.  Look at the Rams last year with Gurley and the Chargers with no Melvin Gordon for the playoffs.  It screwed them.

Just saying.  Like I said I'm mixed.  These days you need to have at least 2 running backs.  You ride one guy 16 games and you burn him out.

Pistol GB posted:

I'm mixed on this.  Times have changed. They barely wear pads any more and RB's get pounded to death.  They have to keep him in one piece for the playoffs.

I don't think they're ignoring him, I think they're saving him.  Don't want him on the sidelines? 25 touches a game nowadays will put him there for good.  In street clothes.

I think you're going to be upset when snaps are split between the two in the playoffs.    I hope you're right, but I don't think you are. 

Pakrz posted:
YATittle posted:
Henry posted:

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Really need to get rid of the "Like" button on this forum.

hahahaha

I have no beef YAYA... but the whole "like" fetish thing you have going on is quite odd.  Don't ya think?

Because being 5th in social media points on an anonymous fan board is more important than teaching kids?

Dude is on this board more during the work day than I am...and I'm retired.

I wonder if he sends report cards home with "Like" instead of A's and B's?

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DH13 posted:

It's a tightrope.  You need to play him enough to win during the season to MAKE the playoffs before you can worry about wearing him out.  How do you guage "enough"? Wild card, division, #1 seed?  At what point do you stop saving him?

Alternatively, you can draft a RB from Wisconsin, since they're pre-worn out for you.

BrainDed posted:
Pistol GB posted:

I'm mixed on this.  Times have changed. They barely wear pads any more and RB's get pounded to death.  They have to keep him in one piece for the playoffs.

I don't think they're ignoring him, I think they're saving him.  Don't want him on the sidelines? 25 touches a game nowadays will put him there for good.  In street clothes.

I think you're going to be upset when snaps are split between the two in the playoffs.    I hope you're right, but I don't think you are. 

They bring different skill sets In the running game, so I get why the shared work. But, Jones was the featured back at UTEP and avgd over 20 touches a game his Sr year. Featuring Adams and Jones should be the priority.

Hungry5 posted:

If this is accurate, it's criminal. 

Would like to see Aaron Jones more, but it's a passing league and featuring Aaron Rodgers is what this team does.  Still wonder how much authority Rodgers has to option out of the run and play pass. 

As far as the running back load:

Aaron Jones         148 carries (4.2 ave)  and 35 receptions

Jamaal Williams   76 carries (4.4 ave) and 32 receptions 

As for Anndy Herman griping about using Jones after the 49er game ...maybe they should have used Williams more based on production:

Jones 13 - 38 (2.9 ave)

Williams  11 - 45 (4.1 ave) 

Packdog posted:
Hungry5 posted:

If this is accurate, it's criminal. 

Would like to see Aaron Jones more, but it's a passing league and featuring Aaron Rodgers is what this team does.  Still wonder how much authority Rodgers has to option out of the run and play pass. 

As far as the running back load:

Aaron Jones         148 carries (4.2 ave)  and 35 receptions

Jamaal Williams   76 carries (4.4 ave) and 32 receptions 

As for Anndy Herman griping about using Jones after the 49er game ...maybe they should have used Williams more based on production:

Jones 13 - 38 (2.9 ave)

Williams  11 - 45 (4.1 ave) 

They couldn't use Jones more because the 49ers said that taking Jones away was the focal point of their defensive game plan.