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Thread: Rested Ezekiel Elliott ready for the playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravidubey View Post
    That attitude broke Marion Barber and it still hasn't changed
    If it hasn't then Elliot will have to break the mold to get a long term deal.
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    They rode Emmitt pretty hard and he lasted 12 years. Depends on the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis Khan View Post
    They rode Emmitt pretty hard and he lasted 12 years. Depends on the guy.
    Jones kept players too long in that era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    Jones kept players too long in that era.
    That's true but Emmitt was a great player for a decade on a heavy workload. Some players can handle it and I suspect Zeke is one of those players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis Khan View Post
    That's true but Emmitt was a great player for a decade on a heavy workload. Some players can handle it and I suspect Zeke is one of those players.
    It would be good if he is.
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    Zeke's a mold breaker. For a decade common sense dictated that RBs productivity was not great their rookie year, that taking a RB with a top pick was risky, that a RB by committee was more effective than a single workhorse.

    I think we need to take Zeke as his own thing. I'm not sure common sense applies.

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    It's simply not wise to run a RB too much no matter how good he is. Ride the horse more heavily in your blue chip games, but even then share the load with other capable players.

    It starts with Dak loosening up the defense and making the DL totally unsure of run or pass. Then the OL seizes that moment of indecision and blasts them backwards.

    Then Zeke and Dez make them pay over and over for being indecisive or over-committing. Before long they are consistently down ten to fourteen points.

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