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K-Rob
08-05-2003, 12:27 AM
ESPN NFL Countdown is talking about who they feel are the best Fantasy picks. Tom Jackson and Mike Golic just stated that they feel Ladanian Tomlinson will lead the NFL in rushing......L.T.!?!?! John Clayton then stepped in and gave Ricky his props and said that he'll lead the league. But what do you guys think about that? Will "Marty Ball" give L.T. the rushing title this year?

BTW, Mike Golic also picked the Bucs and Fins in the S.B.

Dolfan984
08-05-2003, 12:29 AM
No way man, Ricky won't be taken out of the 4th quarter this year. :)

Also the attack of our pass will make it easier on Ricky.

Kinda like Bledsoe and Henry (Why he gets all his yards) except Ricky is even better, but the threat won't be as much as Bledsoe.

Can we win a SB
08-05-2003, 12:31 AM
I just swa it too, but i didnt like what clayton said about the colts going to SB.. how can he pick them if they have no secondary and they lost their best linebacker in Mo. Peterson...

ohall
08-05-2003, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by Dolfan984
No way man, Ricky won't be taken out of the 4th quarter this year. :)

Also the attack of our pass will make it easier on Ricky.

Kinda like Bledsoe and Henry (Why he gets all his yards) except Ricky is even better, but the threat won't be as much as Bledsoe.

The thing that has me worried is it's even more dificult to repeat as rushing leader than it is to be the rushing leader for the 1st time. I think Ricky can do it, I'm not sure he will though. I think he will get more over all YDS, but it will swing to receiving YDS.

I sure hope I'm wrong.

Oliver...

K-Rob
08-05-2003, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by dolfans1988
I just swa it too, but i didnt like what clayton said about the colts going to SB.. how can he pick them if they have no secondary and they lost their best linebacker in Mo. Peterson...

Agreed! The Colts prediction surpised me too. Lets see if they can win a play off game first. OH wait, we have to do that too.;) Just kidding!

ohall
08-05-2003, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by K-Rob


Agreed! The Colts prediction surpised me too. Lets see if they can win a play off game first. OH wait, we have to do that too.;) Just kidding!

But you're right, we have alot to prove, just like the Bucs did going into the play-offs last year and traveling to Philly to win a play-off game.

Oliver...

Can we win a SB
08-05-2003, 12:44 AM
Hopefully we stay injury free and do prove everyone wrong..PLEASE God!!!:jetssuck: :nesucks: :billsbite

Muck
08-05-2003, 12:46 AM
LT could very well do it. He's extremely talented and he's a workhorse. His offensive line is enormous (hopefully they can block). And he's should have David Boston to take pressure off.

Marty will have that defense playing well. And that should allow LT to keep running.

Dolfan984
08-05-2003, 12:53 AM
Manning has never won a playoff game.

;)

DOLPHAN1
08-05-2003, 12:54 AM
it doesn't matter as long as ricky does well and the phins do well.

Baz
08-05-2003, 01:04 AM
Honestly, if I had to pick a leading rusher, I'd say Ladanlian Tomlinson squeaks by with it. The Charger's only real recieving threat is Boston. Double him, and they have to ram Tomlinson down the defense's throat. With him being such a talented back, that gives him probably more carries than Ricky, thus giving him a better chance at securing the rushing title......

On the other hand, who do you shut down on this offense? You can't single one player out. I think that bodes well for a VERY balanced offense, with no aspect (rushing or passing) being overwhelmingly better than the other. I say Ricky gets around 1400, while Tomlinson may get upwards of 1600-1700, assuming no other recieving threats emerge on that team......

Can we win a SB
08-05-2003, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by Bazinet37
Honestly, if I had to pick a leading rusher, I'd say Ladanlian Tomlinson squeaks by with it. The Charger's only real recieving threat is Boston. Double him, and they have to ram Tomlinson down the defense's throat. With him being such a talented back, that gives him probably more carries than Ricky, thus giving him a better chance at securing the rushing title......

On the other hand, who do you shut down on this offense? You can't single one player out. I think that bodes well for a VERY balanced offense, with no aspect (rushing or passing) being overwhelmingly better than the other. I say Ricky gets around 1400, while Tomlinson may get upwards of 1600-1700, assuming no other recieving threats emerge on that team......

i agree with that... but doesnt really matter who wins as long as we win it all

TerryTate
08-05-2003, 01:16 AM
Marshall Faulk is healthy now, look for him to be up there as well...

Cranx
08-05-2003, 01:17 AM
I'd say Ricky has an excellent chance of repeating as rushing champ but, ultimately, I couldn't care less if he wins it as long as he's hoisting the SB trophy at the end of season.

SuperMarksBros.
08-05-2003, 01:22 AM
not only could tomlinson do it, but my guess is it will either be him or stephen davis. this is based on expected # of touches. either of these guys could break 400+ carries, while miami's offense will be less one dimensional. i see RW picking up 1400-1500 in a balanced offense this season.

EDIT: damn bazinet, i just read your post...looks like you got here before i did :o

Fresh
08-05-2003, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by dolfans1988
I just swa it too, but i didnt like what clayton said about the colts going to SB.. how can he pick them if they have no secondary and they lost their best linebacker in Mo. Peterson...

The Colts going all the way is just as muh of a joke as me saying that Pete Prisco is a smart guy.

Yo man.. the sig, can you make it shorter? :eek:

SuperMarksBros.
08-05-2003, 01:41 AM
not sure about indy going all the way but i do know this: if edgerrin james gets back to pre-injury form, that will be one of, if not the best offense in the league.

RUDEbyallMEANS
08-05-2003, 01:47 AM
The Colts making the SB.. Why not?? That defense improved to 9th best last year and will be better this year.. Colts were a very very respectable pass defending team last year and another year in Dungy's defense could have the Colts defense as a top 6-8..

As for the rushing title goes, I do not care if Ricky winns it.. My pick would have to be Priest Holmes though.. This guy would of won the title last year and everyone is writing him off because of an injury last year.. Marshall Faulk will do real well this year as well with Pace and Turley sealing the ends.. I don't see Tomlinson winning the rushing title mainly because of his competition, the Raiders were top 5 rushing defense, I believe and the Broncos had a top 3 run defense at some point last year with KC improving as well.. I'm real glad Priest is falling on Fantasy Football rankings though.. I'll be sure to pick him up.. :D

Bobby Humphrey
08-05-2003, 03:04 AM
faulk doesn't get the carries to be the nfl leading rusher not????

i have to vote for holmes too

holmes 1750
williams 1600
LT 1599.9

i will change my vote if the chiefs trade for james allen.