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Finole
08-11-2006, 03:14 PM
Many times, the word "great" is thrown around on these forums. I was just wondering...

What do the majority of fans consider a great season for a RB nowadays?

Rocky Raccoon
08-11-2006, 03:29 PM
I personally think 1300 should be considered great. But if you split carries (like Ronnie and Ricky last year) then 1000 is indeed a great season.

But if your team has one main back, then 1000 is good, but not great.

Alex44
08-11-2006, 03:33 PM
1200 is a sign your an above average runner and can carry the load

1400 is a 'great season'

1600+ is amazing

Draft Pick
08-11-2006, 03:35 PM
i agree 1000 yards isnt what it used to be. I thing ine you get into the 1200-1300 yard range then that is a great season. But also you need tds. Like Reuben Droughns last year. He had over 1200 yards but only had 2 tds can that be considered a great season? Its good but not great.

Nappy Roots
08-11-2006, 03:35 PM
I personally think 1300 should be considered great. But if you split carries (like Ronnie and Ricky last year) then 1000 is indeed a great season.

But if your team has one main back, then 1000 is good, but not great.


:yeahthat:


also, i think 1500+ is amazing

Motion
08-11-2006, 03:59 PM
So many different variables, but IMO if your the feature back and stay healthy all season 1500 would be a "great" season, 1800+ would be "amazing".

Nappy Roots
08-11-2006, 04:03 PM
only 20 backs in the past 4 years have broken 1500 yards. thats 5 a year.

id say 1500 is definitly amazing.

Motion
08-11-2006, 04:07 PM
only 20 backs in the past 4 years have broken 1500 yards. thats 5 a year.

id say 1500 is definitly amazing.
All depends on your definition of "great" and "amazing".

BwanaZulia
08-11-2006, 04:09 PM
1,500 is great.

1,000 for 10 years straight is great.

BZ

HysterikiLL
08-11-2006, 09:16 PM
1,500 is great.

1,000 for 10 years straight is great.

BZ

:lol:

But I think 1000 is a good season. If a guy is able to stay healthy and durable for an entire season, it's a good achievement. 1400+ would be great IMO. Ricky had 1300+ a few years ago and it wasn't amazing, but it was good. 1600+ is pretty damn impressive to me.

Dors156
08-11-2006, 09:21 PM
1000 yards is an accomplishment for young runners but if your an elite running back who is not splitting carries 1300 is what you should go for as an average

ih8brady
08-11-2006, 09:25 PM
1,000 for a rookie or a RB who doesn't get much of a load(b/c his team passes a lot or he splits) is a great season, for a normal RB its an above avg yr

1100=a good year
1200=what you expect at the very least from elite players
1300=standard for an elite back
>1300=great season

ih8brady
08-11-2006, 09:26 PM
1,500 is great.

1,000 for 10 years straight is great.

BZ

Martin has had a great career, even my hatred for the Jets cant take that away from him. Plus, he always came across as a quiet, decent chap.

CDNPHIN
08-12-2006, 01:25 AM
I voted for 1300, 1000 yards isn't what it used to be, as for Curtis, nothing but "RESPECT"....Hall of fame awaits!

dominizzo
08-12-2006, 02:35 AM
between 1300 and 1700 yards!! 1100 1200 are not great!! there are 17 weeks which teams play 16 weeks

Aqua4Ever04
08-12-2006, 02:55 AM
Very nice topic Finole. This is a great item to debate. Let me give you my quick 2 cents.

1000 yards really isn't what it used to be. I think it is certainly something if you can do it for 6 or 7 years in a row as that shows a great bit of longevity and greatness. But think about this. A 1000 yard season means you run for just over 60 yards a game. If a running back plays all 16 games, that should be no problem. Unless you're in Ronnie/ Ricky's situation where you are splitting carries.

As for a very good season, I'd say 1300 yards is a very nice year. I also look at YPC as a huge stat. If a guy runs for 1300 yards on 450 carries, it's not all that impressive. But if a guy runs for 1000 yards on 200 carries, that's impressive. (Ronnie had 907 yards on 209 carries ;).)

Alex44
08-12-2006, 03:06 AM
Very nice topic Finole. This is a great item to debate. Let me give you my quick 2 cents.

1000 yards really isn't what it used to be. I think it is certainly something if you can do it for 6 or 7 years in a row as that shows a great bit of longevity and greatness. But think about this. A 1000 yard season means you run for just over 60 yards a game. If a running back plays all 16 games, that should be no problem. Unless you're in Ronnie/ Ricky's situation where you are splitting carries.

As for a very good season, I'd say 1300 yards is a very nice year. I also look at YPC as a huge stat. If a guy runs for 1300 yards on 450 carries, it's not all that impressive. But if a guy runs for 1000 yards on 200 carries, that's impressive. (Ronnie had 907 yards on 209 carries ;).)

Thats a great point I didnt think of

Id be more impressed if a guy ran for 1000 yards and averaged 6 ypc than if a guy ran forn 1400 yards and averaged 3.5 ypc

Kdawg954
08-12-2006, 09:02 AM
1,500 is great.

1,000 for 10 years straight is great.

BZ

LMAO

Its very impressive, but to be considered elite . . u just can't have a 1000 yards every season. Out of those 10 seasons, u need to have had a couple of "amazing" seasons (1600+), some great seasons (1400+), and some above average seasons (1250+) . . not to mention a YPC above 4. It still would be nice even if a player rushed for 1000 yards exactly every season, would show durability for 10 years . . but it wouldn't be that impressive IMO.

BwanaZulia
08-12-2006, 09:40 AM
LMAO

Its very impressive, but to be considered elite . . u just can't have a 1000 yards every season. Out of those 10 seasons, u need to have had a couple of "amazing" seasons (1600+), some great seasons (1400+), and some above average seasons (1250+) . . not to mention a YPC above 4. It still would be nice even if a player rushed for 1000 yards exactly every season, would show durability for 10 years . . but it wouldn't be that impressive IMO.

You mean when he won the rushing title 2 years ago at age 31?

BZ

Aqua4Ever04
08-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Thats a great point I didnt think of

Id be more impressed if a guy ran for 1000 yards and averaged 6 ypc than if a guy ran forn 1400 yards and averaged 3.5 ypc

Yeah in 2003 Ricky Williams had something like 1200+ yards but that was at near 400 carries. His average was around like 3.5 or something. He and Ronnie didn't have the gaudy yards last year, but both their averages were over 4.

ih8brady
08-12-2006, 04:41 PM
Dont forget that the league used to have 14 game seasons, so 1000 yards in 14 games is more impressive than 1000 in 16 games.

Sirspud
08-13-2006, 12:20 AM
If you are recieving a vast majority of carries then it would be pathetic not to get a thousand. But a thousand yards does at least show some ability.

NMNB
08-13-2006, 02:25 AM
great? 1600. Good? Like 1300.

1,000 is meaningless. It's 4 digits. Yay.

Finole
08-15-2006, 06:51 PM
Very nice topic Finole. This is a great item to debate.......I also look at YPC as a huge stat. If a guy runs for 1300 yards on 450 carries, it's not all that impressive. But if a guy runs for 1000 yards on 200 carries, that's impressive. (Ronnie had 907 yards on 209 carries ;).)

Thanks. And I agree, YPC is very important. But it's also a slippery slope.

Cadillac Williams had 290 carries for 1178 yards last year. That's 4.1 YPC. While his teammate Michael Pittman had 70 carries for 436 yards. That's 6.2 YPC.

Which RB would you rather have?