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RB Theorem: Otis Armstrong Takes Charge in 1974 August 14, 2019

The 1973 season saw the NFL’s first 2,000-yard rusher. Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson whisked his way to history by rolling up 2,003 rushing yards. His Buffalo Bills only needed him to handle the rock 332 times. That was good for an average per attempt o...

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RB Theorem: Benny Friedman’s 40 July 16, 2019

Author Note: Recently, I received an email from stathead (a mailer from the great sports statistics website sports-reference.com). The email detailed the NFL statistical leaders of the 1920s. I took notice that Benny Friedman threw a league-leading 40 tou...

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RB Theorem | The 400 Club | Eddie George January 8, 2019

The running backs that made this series belong to an exclusive club. There were entrusted by their coaches enough to surpass or to see 400 rushing attempts in a season. Can you imagine a team giving an RB that kind of opportunity nowadays? However ludicro...

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RB Theorem | the 400 Club | Eric Dickerson January 1, 2019

The running backs that made this series belong to an exclusive club. There were entrusted by their coaches enough to surpass or to see 400 rushing attempts in a season. Can you imagine a team giving an RB that kind of opportunity nowadays? However ludicro...

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RB Theorem | the 400 Club | James Wilder Sr. December 26, 2018

The running backs that made this series belong to an exclusive club. They were entrusted by their coaches enough to surpass or to see 400 rushing attempts in a season. Can you imagine a team giving an RB that kind of opportunity nowadays? However ludicrou...

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RB Theorem | The 400 Club | Jamal Anderson December 18, 2018

The running backs that made this series belong to an exclusive club. They were entrusted by their coaches enough to surpass or to see 400 rushing attempts in a season. Can you imagine a team giving an RB that kind of opportunity nowadays? However ludicrou...

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RB Theorem | The 400 Club | Larry Johnson December 11, 2018

The running backs that made this series belong to an exclusive club. They were entrusted by their coaches enough to surpass or to see 400 rushing attempts in a season. Can you imagine a team giving a running back that kind of opportunity nowadays? However...

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RB Theorem: Walking But Wounded December 5, 2018

After casting aside some names that neither failed nor statistically stunned as rookies, I was left with these three mediocre myrtles. Their stories literally bleed with unfulfilled potential. Like the rookie stunner series, the players contained within w...

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RB Theorem | Rookie Stunner Series: Doug Martin November 21, 2018

In Chapter Two (Mythologies of this Size), I called Doug Martin an ”outlier to my wheelhouse size.” He literally checks all the boxes of what a successful NFL running back should be, according to size research. Yet, his durability does not match my ca...

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RB Theorem | Rookie Stunner Series: Trent Richardson November 14, 2018

This is a real article. I do realize the name Trent Richardson is a punchline nowadays. Before he was missing wide open holes, he had potential. His rookie season wasn’t the best. However, what fosters can also cultivate for fertile growth. No one could...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series: Marshawn Lynch November 6, 2018

We call him “Beast Mode” because of his superhuman power between-the-tackles. The epic stories in twelfth man land are as thunderous as they are true. The media be damned! Lynch is a legend, so who cares if he didn’t play by the rules of normalcy. M...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series: Knowshon Moreno October 30, 2018

Many different wrenches can slow the gears of an offense. What bucks can also halt. From a guy named Tebow, to a leader called Fox, this is the Moreno chapter of the Rookie Stunner series. For more in this series or more RB Theorem, click here. Knowshon M...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series – Jonathan Stewart October 22, 2018

A hammer is an instrument one uses to drive the nail. A nice and proper hammer should have a good, long life. This is often the opposite of what happens to those stout RBs. They are asked drive home the tough yards up the middle. Usually catastrophe strik...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series: Reggie Bush October 16, 2018

While the receptions were fertile, Reggie Bush’s limbs were fragile. His fine career was indeed productive to us Fantasy consumers. However, what was supposed to be epically historical turned out rather good, not great. His rookie season was a stunner, ...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series – Joseph Addai October 9, 2018

Deep within the relevance of a quality offense, a rookie named Addai emerged as the perfect cog to the Peyton Manning machine. This Rookie Stunner Series is based around first round RBs (from 2005-2014) who reached (or clawed) at the 1,200 yards from scri...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series: Ronnie Brown October 1, 2018

This is the second volume of my Rookie Stunner series. In volume one, I touched on Brown’s college teammate Cadillac Williams. Brown was the higher pick, and he was better pro despite getting out-touched and outgained by Williams as a rookie. Ronnie Bro...

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RB Theorem: Rookie Stunner Series: Cadillac Williams September 25, 2018

In the last two chapters of this series, I touched on some current running backs as well as some who had a high draft pedigree. All the RBs I talked about in those chapters “Failed” as rookies. In this Rookie Stunner series, I am taking a brief look a...

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RB Theorem Chpt. VI: Rookie Failures Versus Career Arc August 24, 2018

In the fifth chapter of this RB Theorem series, I looked at the recent rookie failures of Kenyan Drake and Melvin Gordon. In doing so, I hoped to find a proper gauge on their Fantasy value moving forward. With this chapter, I set out to find slightly olde...

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