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I don't really care where we get him. First round. Last round. Free agency. Trade. Don't care. We need a 5-8 year guy.

I've been watching the Atlanta Football Falcons for a long time. When we had a franchise RB, we won more games. We've been to the playoffs 12 times. We had a franchise back in 10 of those years. We had Bubba and Broussard in the other two.

Andrews - 1979-1986 (8) - 8633 yards, 4.6 ypc, 41 TDs

Riggs - 1982-1988 (7) - 8015 yards, 4.2 ypc, 48 TDs

Anderson - 1994-2001 (8) - 6981 yards, 4.0 ypc, 41 TDs

Dunn - 2002-2007 (6) - 7616 yards, 4.2 ypc, 36 TDs

Turner - 2008-2012 (5) - 6538 yards, 4.3 ypc, 61 TDs

Wise up mofos.

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There are no such things as franchise backs. They last 4-6 years then they're done. Cram the ball down Devonta's throat and get another RB when his wheels start to fall off. It's a position with a ridiculous turnover rate.

bout how wide a team's window is with a cast...go figure

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Running game is coming back. We don't have one.

Yall Madden boys need to listen to me. I used to play Madden back in 2004.

As beater. How did I win? Run ball. Play defense.

Comin back.

I made a thread about it in 2012. The run game will be back in 2-3 years I think. Looks like we are on schedule...but then again, it never left. Just the talent in the draft got better...hmmm...

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I don't really care where we get him. First round. Last round. Free agency. Trade. Don't care. We need a 5-8 year guy.

I've been watching the Atlanta Football Falcons for a long time. When we had a franchise RB, we won more games. We've been to the playoffs 12 times. We had a franchise back in 10 of those years. We had Bubba and Broussard in the other two.

Andrews - 1979-1986 (8) - 8633 yards, 4.6 ypc, 41 TDs

Riggs - 1982-1988 (7) - 8015 yards, 4.2 ypc, 48 TDs

Anderson - 1994-2001 (8) - 6981 yards, 4.0 ypc, 41 TDs

Dunn - 2002-2007 (6) - 7616 yards, 4.2 ypc, 36 TDs

Turner - 2008-2012 (5) - 6538 yards, 4.3 ypc, 61 TDs

Wise up mofos.

but NOT ONE of those ran behind this current O-line ---nor could they

it's hard to gain yards when 2 defenders are in the backfield BEFORE the handoff

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but NOT ONE of those ran behind this current O-line ---nor could they

it's hard to gain yards when 2 defenders are in the backfield BEFORE the handoff

So true.

When you watch football on TV the camera always focuses on the ball and not the line.

Maybe that's why so many folks focus on RB's and WR's and not the trenches where the majority of football is won or lost.

Every time we see a RB topic I guess we can counter with an O-line topic.

Jesus would have a hard time running behind our line from last year.

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Even assuming that you don't like any of the pass rushers at 8 [not my assumption, but obviously the OP's], best thing is to draft an Olineman at 8, an edge rusher at 42 and a RB w/ the 3rd rounder.

Draft Schreff at 8, much better odds than he has a decade plus career and is an anchor for the Oline for years, as opposed to any RB making it to his 5th year as an effective runner.

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Even assuming that you don't like any of the pass rushers at 8 [not my assumption, but obviously the OP's], best thing is to draft an Olineman at 8, an edge rusher at 42 and a RB w/ the 3rd rounder.

Draft Schreff at 8, much better odds than he has a decade plus career and is an anchor for the Oline for years, as opposed to any RB making it to his 5th year as an effective runner.

Can't go wrong with a solid starting O-lineman. It wouldn't hurt my feelings if they picked up two in the draft, one to start and the other to keep everyone else looking over their shoulder and playing hard.

I don't know how good our luck is picking a pass rusher in the first.

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