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Sproles is not LT's back up.

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BOLTS4LIFE, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Sproles is great and is a Reggie Bush type of impact player (but better). He is NOT an ever down back.

    Though today, we saw more of Bennett. Hopefully that continues!
     
  2. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Duly noted.

    :lol:
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    He's a gimmick. I love him, he's exciting to watch (when not being shoved up the gut on 1st and 2nd downs), but he is most effective IN SPACE, not between the tackles.

    Bennett should be starting.
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Or game deciding 4th downs.
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Or on 3rd down.

    So basically, NEVER.

    :lol:
     
  6. Helljumper

    Helljumper BoltTalker

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    It's not his fault. He's being played in situations he shouldn't be in. He should be used primarily as a returner and a RB occasionally to change up the pace. He is not an every down back.
     
  7. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    We are the 31st ranked rushing attack in the NFL right now.

    Suddenly teams like Cinci, New Orleans, and Detroit look tougher on the ground than the Chargers. LT or no LT, this is freakin disgusting.
     
  8. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Whether it's LT, Sproles or Bennet, if the oline does not block, nobody can run.
     
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  9. crash123go

    crash123go Banned Banned

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    all I have to do is look at the ravens game, on fourth down and BAM!!! hello rey lewis. yeah he isn't even really a running back.
     
  10. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    That had nothing to do with Sproles fool. Lewis was in his face as he was getting the handoff, there isn't a runningback in the NFL that could have made a play in that position.

    The problem with Sproles is he doesn't push a pile, and he is too small to take too many hits.



    God I hate stupid people.
     
  11. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    He's a Bronco fan ..
     
  12. crash123go

    crash123go Banned Banned

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    the problem with sproles is that he is nothing but a gimmick, he will never be a all-pro, never be a everydown back. He is like the wildcat it worked for a while but eventually everyone will know how to stop it.
     
  13. crash123go

    crash123go Banned Banned

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    the chargers are stupid anyways, the worst mistake they made was not cutting L.T. last year and re-signing the burner because he could've lead you guy's to the playoffs instead of the falcons
     
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    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Playoffs? What does Denver know about the playoffs?
     
  15. BlazingBolt

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    Sproles doesn't have back to back great games really...look for him to have a big game after the bye. I should have remembered this when I started him on my fantasy team.....
     
  16. Showmeyourbolt

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    LT's washed up. I say we just cut him because him not playing obviously helps our running game.
     
  17. Retired Catholic

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    About as much as the Raiders. Distant memories. Agree with those who say they are misusing Sproles. Get him the ball in space. Having him in the same back field with Bennett from time to time would pose an alignment problem for defenses. Last point-still can't figure out why we didn't franchise Turner.
     
  18. crash123go

    crash123go Banned Banned

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    alot more then the chargers, six superbowls, two victories
     
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    Truth, and welcome new guy!

    You're welcome to make all the passive aggressive digs you like here in our main forum. But we do have a section specifically for smack if you feel like letting out a big ol' "you guys ****ing suck!"
     
  20. crash123go

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    I never said the chargers sucked. the monday night game is going to be tuff, it is but denver has the best defensive backfield in the league and the front seven is stopping the run and getting pressure on the QB. It isn't going to be a shotout but I see denver coming away 20-17 with the win
     
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    Cincinnati .. Cleveland .. Oakland.

    Hardly juggernaughts. Come back when you have beaten someone who is going to make the playoffs.
     
  22. HollywoodLeo

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    Cincinnati would be 3-0 if not for a fluke play right now, and they've beaten a consensus playoff contender in Green Bay and just beat the defending Super Bowl champions.

    I wouldn't be so quick to write them off as pushovers.

    That being said, Denver's victory over them was because of a fluke play.
     
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    They are the Bengals. If there is any team that can find a way to lose, it is them. I will only be a believer that they can make the playoffs when they are actually there ..
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

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    Good point. How they play on the field means nothing because their name is the "Bengals"

    Laundry will make them lose!
     
  25. crash123go

    crash123go Banned Banned

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    denver led for 58 min and 38 seconds of that game. denvers defense put them into that position to win that game. you people talk like it was pure luck that denver won that game. we held them until the final two minutes without a score. we intercepted carson palmer twice, sacked him three times, and held benson to like 58 yards. denver deserved that win because we battled harder then the bengals.
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

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    I'm glad you lead for 58 mins and 38 seconds. Too bad football games are 60 minutes long.

    And it was pure luck. Any time you get a game winning touchdown because the defender deflects a pass away into the unsuspecting hands of another WR that's luck.

    There's no shame in admitting it, buddy. You won, be happy that your team got lucky.
     
  27. crash123go

    crash123go Banned Banned

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    who has the chargers beaten. the ravens thats it. oh the bengals are right on the ravens butt. and the bengals beat the defending superbowl champions, more then just a pushover team.
     
  28. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    The Chargers' opponents strength is irrelvant to the discussion and is only being used as a diversionary tactic on your part.
     
  29. crash123go

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    its ok we will see monday night because I am not worried i mean the bengals are a much better football team then the chargers. QB is better running back is better, defense is better, wide receivers are better.
     
  30. crash123go

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    all you people keep saying is who have you beaten, so all i did was ask who have you beaten.
     

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