Saturday, July 29, 2006

Can Joseph Addai Replace Edge James?

(NOTE: Much of this story is taken from NFL.COM’s prospect profile pages. These sources are very credible and to prove my point, I will share with you what I found from here.)

“Despite natural athleticism and size, Addai plays small and has not been able to claim the starter's job all to himself. For a player with such quick feet and agility, he runs very upright, which really limits his power and explosiveness. Doesn't play anywhere close to his timed speed, and despite very good quickness and agility, he is not the type of runner that can make tacklers miss. Does have the vision and instincts when running with the ball to find the hole, but he lacks an explosive burst through the hole to shoot by defenders and make big plays.”

Learning the above text, seems to me he will have to truck the opponent, but it says Addai runs very upright. How can he ever gain yards? LT is a slasher, J-Lew is a beast, what’s Addai’s technique?

“Overall, despite having the measured size of a starter, Addai is best suited to being a backup or a third-down back and returner (both punt and kickoff).”

5-11, 215 pounds is more than adequate size for an NFL RB, so whats wrong Addai? Cat got your tongue? Dominic is only 5-9, 203 and he ran for 1104 yards with a 4.7 average his only year of fully starting.

“Additionally, his pass-blocking ability will make him a valuable back that will get a lot of playing time in passing situations.”

So I know I said I wouldnt believe until I researched myself, but again, this is an extremely credible source. So he can block good. Props. Oh, wait, you’re playing RB not guard, blocking is a bonus but you haven’t gotten the “running” part down yet. Its like being a boxer who is swole, which is good to take punches and throw them back, but not being able to punch. Defeats the purpose que no?

So as can see, Addai really brings nothing to the table. He ran one of the fastest 40’s at the combine, but as we all just learned Addai doesn’t play at his 40 speed. I stand by my comments 100% and I know Jospeh Addai cant replace Edge James. Now my boy “thunder Rhodes”, that’s a different story!


Blogger pete silva said...

been screamin this for years. if phil invented retiring, i invented joseph addai's failure

6:26 PM  
Blogger pete silva said...

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6:39 PM  
Blogger pete silva said...

fixed it

6:41 PM  
Blogger Willie B said...

No there's no way in hell Addai,will ever have anywhere close to the success and impact that the Edge had on the Colts. The Edge is one of the most solid RB, this league has seen since another former Colt, Marshall Faulk.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous phil said...

and the fact that Addai sucks

7:25 PM  
Blogger Situ said...

would ya'll still be saying this if Dom wasn't reppin' Lene-town? Just wondering.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous phil said...

probably not

11:18 PM  

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