Preface my post with saying I am not a Cane fan.. I'm a gator fan through and through. Lamar Miller was arguably the best back in the country before he got hurt this year. The few times I watched him he was having 200+ yard games. He was never in on goal line plays or short yardage due to shoulder issues.
He's EXPLOSIVE every time he touches the ball. Unlike Reggie I think he can handle 20 carries a game.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Arian Foster = both UFAs. Don't forget Priest Holmes, among a number of others.
It's likely, but not assured that Richardson will be a stud along the lines of Peterson and Chris Johnson, but hell, there's plenty of comparable value throughout the draft - and after it ends. So there's really no reason not to think Miller can be the kind of home run hitter the rest of the league would envy. Opinions make the world go round, but it's hard for me to conceive that anyone would have a problem with burning a few low-potential late picks to opportunistically move up to grab a 1st round talent in the 4th. IMO this makes Ireland's maneuver all the more awesome when you consider the high injury rate and short shelf-life associated with most RBs.
Last edited by Vaark; 04-28-2012 at 06:00 PM.
as i said in the draft forum lamar miller was off some teams boards for medical...knees and shoulder concerns...i'm sure that played into him on the board in round 4...if he suits up great he's a nice talent but there's medical here that spooked a bunch of teams
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
JCane had the same injury concerns and he's very familiar with the program. Just hope they had the docters there at his pro day.
If he's healthy this is a very good pick. That is a big if I'm afraid.
Only reason this guy didn't go higher was due to medical concerns. Ireland saw the same thing in Miller the rest of us do. An explosive back that can be very dangerous in the right system. Jeff was aware of his medical issues. If Millz gets healthy and becomes a key part of our offense watch the wagons start rolling in. People stop bashing Ireland for every pick he makes. He doing alot better than other GM's. Go Phins.
This guys been injured his whole career at Miami and could argue wasn't even the best rb on the team. Would have MUCH rather have gotten Baker, or Rainey. He'll be out of the league in a couple years if he doesn't get cut before then
West Coast Offense: Good thing those 49er teams didn't 'need' a great WR1. Good thing Bill Walsh didn't have to trade up to get one that turned into the best that ever played the position.