It's been a while since my last FanPost guys, so take it easy on me...
But something has been flying under the radar these past couple months that has really caught my interest. There are two premium running backs slated to hit free agency this year, and it's startling to see that neither of their teams has made them a higher priority. Granted, I believe neither team will let these guys go easily, but my qualm is with how well LT can perform this year. Somehow I think Schotty will completely forget this guy is slowly hitting the wall and feed him the ball much more than he should, just like last season. If we got either of these guys, I'd have no problem letting LT go.
More after the jump.
1.) DeAngelo Williams - This guy is one hell of a runner. The fact that both Reggie Bush and Laurence Maroney BOTH came off the board before him, and he's put up better numbers (almost better than both of them combined) just amazes me. He's everything I would love to have in a ground and pound offense: he runs hard, fast and strong. He's quick enough to beat guys to the edge, and he's strong enough to break tackles. Every time a Carolina game is on, I always watch just to see DeAngelo run. This guy runs with a mission and he won't let anything get in his way. The instincts, and both the tangibles and intangibles are all there. He measures in at a current 5'9" and 217 lbs. He's coming off an injury, but he's still fresh enough at the age of 28. This guy can really have a long and productive career ahead of him, why not have it be with Gang Green? He's not the receiving back that LT can be, but I'd love to have him on as a compliment to Shonn Greene. With a 4.4 forty that I almost guarantee he can back up, why not bring him up north to play for good ol' Rex?
His numbers speak for themselves: 841 attempts for 4,201 yards for a 5.1 average. 'Nuff said.
2.) Darren Sproles - We already took LT from them, why not go for his supposed replacement? Sproles is a tiny terror. Only 5'6" and about 181 lbs, he raises some eyebrows on how he can keep up with the other big guys. But I'm pretty sure all of us have seen just how quick he is. He's a real speed demon and is a monster returning kicks. Everytime I see him run the ball my mouth drops. He's still really fresh also at age 28, but I don't see San Diego letting him go period. Just pairing him up with Shonn Greene as his power back would give defenses the shudders, especially behind our O-Line.
So what do you guys make of it? Am I crazy or do I have a point? Let me know who you would like to see here in green & white, and why (with a comment please)?