Good morning AP. This is probably just a glorified fanshot, but I can be windy so here goes. I was watching NFL Network this morning. And yes, there was actually something on besides football follies with Steve Sabol. It's hard to believe. For any of you NFL Network guys out there, you know what I mean. It has been a ghost town. NOTHING ON. But I caught the one episode of Total Access that is still airing. It too is a rerun because there is nothing to report at the moment, but hey, it was on and I watched it...AGAIN!
Jamie Dukes & crew were discussing the situation for picking up RB's this offseason. Apparently, if what they all feel is correct, we should have no issue getting Jamaal a backup. You need one anyway. Their correct. The Jets have the right idea. Stack em' up deep at RB position. You need one competent backup in case Jamaal gets hurt. And he will get hurt if he does not have a back up.
According to Dukes and Co., the teams that need RB's should have no problem drafting one in later rounds. There are only a small fraction of teams that really NEED a RB with this draft. They were mentioning how this is the deepest the RB well has been in their lifetime. Not only do a lot of teams have outstanding RB's in place, but a significant amount have more than one superstar RB in place. Jamie says that really good RB's are a dime a dozen right now in the league. Ray Rice and McGahee are one tandem that come to mind when thinking about excellent depth at RB position.
Until and "if" Matt Cassel comes into his own, we may do well to work with our running game as our primary means of attack. Which would bring up the need for a good solid backup to Jamaal.
If their analogies are right, then this year there will be plenty of RB's up for trade with a relatively inexpensive price tag. Willie Parker from the Steelers is one. Chester Taylor is another. So is Lindell White. This is not a mock draft or FA post. Just sharing some insight from the NFL Network team. It would appear that we will have zero problem finding a competent third down back to help Charles out. Between the late rounds in the draft and thru trade negotiations, RB should be one position we will not have to worry about.