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During the 2006 Superbowl season, Addai had 1081 yards for the season

and Rhodes had 641 ground yards. That's a little over 1700 yards between

the backfield duo on their way to a Superbowl season.

 

So the question is, will Mack n Taylor or "Mack n Cheese, since Taylor

played for Wisconsin" have more ground yards vs. our Title winning duo during the 2006 season?

 

Mack alone had 1091 yards last season, so how many will he have this season along with the total for Taylor? 1700 yards is the over under, 

watcha got?

 

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I love Rhodes and have a lot of respect for his role in our success but I think Taylor is so much better it’s hard to compare the two scenarios. I think we may have 2 1,000 yard rushers this year and break all organization rushing records.

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I just think on Offense we are pretty stacked. Let's say Rivers is solid/consistent. Perhaps a TE or OT But we're riding on 93 octane I believe. WRs and backs to compliment a mature yet young Offensive line.

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I think our 2 guys now are significantly better than the Addai/Rhodes duo.

 

That coupled with the best OL in football. Should be fun season.

 

I think the 2 seasons will have a stark contrast too, as we set the run up with the pass in 06, we will set the pass up with run thia year.

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Taylor hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet....

 

I don’t understand how some are saying the duo now IS better already...

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In my pipe dreams...

 

When was the last time a team had two 1000 yard rushers in a season?

 

(put down the pipe, kid)

lol

 

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4 hours ago, bravo4460 said:

Taylor hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet....

 

I don’t understand how some are saying the duo now IS better already...

Not to mention protections. Addai was damn good at picking up the blitz. How much of that did Taylor have to do of that is Wiscy?

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I think the Colts run game will be better than it was overall in 2006. This line just has it. Will have to wait to compare them. 

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10 hours ago, dodsworth said:

During the 2006 Superbowl season, Addai had 1081 yards for the season

and Rhodes had 641 ground yards. That's a little over 1700 yards between

the backfield duo on their way to a Superbowl season.

 

So the question is, will Mack n Taylor or "Mack n Cheese, since Taylor

played for Wisconsin" have more ground yards vs. our Title winning duo during the 2006 season?

 

Mack alone had 1091 yards last season, so how many will he have this season along with the total for Taylor? 1700 yards is the over under, 

watcha got?

 


I like the nickname. Crazy thing is I knew what you were referencing immediately but I don’t think cheese when someone says Wisconsin.  I think beer and Harley Davidson. 
 

This duo has the potential to be better than 2006.   Not sure if either of them will reach 1000 yards tho with Hines needing snaps as well.  Rivers likes to throw to the RBs.  It depends on how many big runs each guy can manage.  

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5 hours ago, Four2itus said:

Not to mention protections. Addai was damn good at picking up the blitz. How much of that did Taylor have to do of that is Wiscy?

Tom Rathman will remedy this.

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1 hour ago, AwesomeAustin said:


I like the nickname. Crazy thing is I knew what you were referencing immediately but I don’t think cheese when someone says Wisconsin.  I think beer and Harley Davidson. 
 

This duo has the potential to be better than 2006.   Not sure if either of them will reach 1000 yards tho with Hines needing snaps as well.  Rivers likes to throw to the RBs.  It depends on how many big runs each guy can manage.  

Good points, it will be interesting to see how many "gadget plays"

Hines will get per game. I'm not the biggest fan of handing the ball

off to him unless Reich has specifically drawn up plays to fit his 

Speed and skill  set. Very weak at the point of contact to be an effective

"between the tackles" running back.

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10 hours ago, bravo4460 said:

Taylor hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet....

 

I don’t understand how some are saying the duo now IS better already...

Obviously this thread is about speculation. There are 5 players in 

college who had more yardage than Taylor and had flamed out in

the NFL but they all had 4 years to prove their numbers compared

to the 3  years Taylor played. 

 

Not to mention Ballard and staff moved up in the 2nd to snag him.

Wisconsin ran a mauling offense much like the Colts so the transition 

should be seamless.

 

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Pump the brakes just a bit, gang.  Love the excitement, but, let's just hope they are both healthy to start the season.

 

:lecture:

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13 hours ago, dodsworth said:

During the 2006 Superbowl season, Addai had 1081 yards for the season

and Rhodes had 641 ground yards. That's a little over 1700 yards between

the backfield duo on their way to a Superbowl season.

 

So the question is, will Mack n Taylor or "Mack n Cheese, since Taylor

played for Wisconsin" have more ground yards vs. our Title winning duo during the 2006 season?

 

Mack alone had 1091 yards last season, so how many will he have this season along with the total for Taylor? 1700 yards is the over under, 

watcha got?

 

 

 

  An easy OVER.
  We won't have a QB whose goal is winning the regular season MVP.

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I think it's too early to be doing comparisons just yet. 

 

Rhodes/Addai (what a formidable duo that was in 2006) have SB rings, and Taylor has yet to even play in the NFL yet. 

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I'm going with the ring at this point in time. I like Mack, but he's dinged up enough and a rookie- he's a rookie. 

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Easy over...assuming health. But combined...Mack and Taylor will be better...at least on a yards/carry.

 

Rhodes put up a TRich-like 3.4 yards/carry. If Taylor gets the same number of carries of Rhodes...he might crack 1,000. 

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21 hours ago, bravo4460 said:

Taylor hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet....

 

I don’t understand how some are saying the duo now IS better already...

Well 06 was Addia’s rookie yr and he was killing... i still remember the opener in New York’s new stadium Against the giants he was abusing them 

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I see the makings of a ball control offense. A solid runnings game will make our passing offense go.  Mack, Taylor, Wilkins and Hines. I like it

 

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I think both have a good chance to break 1,000 total yards from scimmage, but not sure about rushing yards.  I know neither back has been known for receiving, but with Rivers, I think they both end up with more catches than most are expecting. 

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12 hours ago, Dingus McGirt said:

Pump the brakes just a bit, gang.  Love the excitement, but, let's just hope they are both healthy to start the season.

 

:lecture:

 

Any player in the NFL could be injured in training camp and miss the season.  That's a given.

That should not disqualify speculation by fans based on a player's abilities.

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The new is almost always more promising that the old, but in this case, the new has a lot more promise than the old considering the combined same stage of careers.

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On 6/5/2020 at 5:00 AM, jmac_48 said:

In my pipe dreams...

 

When was the last time a team had two 1000 yard rushers in a season?

 

(put down the pipe, kid)

lol

 

2009 panthers I believe. Stewart and Williams.

 

I think it’s only ever happened like 6 times in nfl history.

 

Though technically it happened last year with Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram in Baltimore....

 

obviously that wasn’t 2 RB though.

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22 minutes ago, Chucklez said:

2009 panthers I believe. Stewart and Williams.

 

I think it’s only ever happened like 6 times in nfl history.

 

Though technically it happened last year with Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram in Baltimore....

 

obviously that wasn’t 2 RB though.

1972 Dolphins - Csonka and Morris

1976 Steelers - Harris and Bleier

1985 Browns - Mack and Byner

2006 Falcons - Dunn and Vick

2008 Giants - Jacobs and Ward

2009 Panthers - Williams and Stewart

2019 Ravens - Ingram and Jackson

 

Vick wasn't an RB either, so I guess it's 5 times if only allowing for 2 RBs and 7 times if counting all rushers.

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20 hours ago, Dogg63 said:

1972 Dolphins - Csonka and Morris

1976 Steelers - Harris and Bleier

1985 Browns - Mack and Byner

2006 Falcons - Dunn and Vick

2008 Giants - Jacobs and Ward

2009 Panthers - Williams and Stewart

2019 Ravens - Ingram and Jackson

 

Vick wasn't an RB either, so I guess it's 5 times if only allowing for 2 RBs and 7 times if counting all rushers.

I was surprised not to see Taylor and Hornung on the list but they had 14 game seasons.

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I think Addai/Rhodes were better than Mack/Taylor at this point.   I think the ceiling is higher for Mack and Taylor though.   With the O-line, it will be fun to watch.   Hines is the X factor.   If he catches 60 passes for 500+ yards out of the backfield,  it could cut into the RB production.   He'll also get his carries (probably around 50).

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On 6/4/2020 at 9:32 PM, bravo4460 said:

Taylor hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet....

 

I don’t understand how some are saying the duo now IS better already...

 

Addai and Rhodes were far better catchers of the ball. Like you said, too early to say.

 

If it is purely potential we are looking at, a combo of Mack, Taylor and Hines "could be" better than Addai and Rhodes since we are truly talking sum of all parts in the RBC. Just Mack and Taylor alone (removing Hines), I am not sold are more complete backs than what Addai and Rhodes were, especially in the pass catching department.

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It's crazy.   In 2006 Addai and Rhodes had all the rushing attempts besides 3 of them (Carthon had 3 rushes for 4 yards).   I'm negating Mannings 23 as they were not planned.     

Behind this line, Mack and Taylor could be great, but Taylor hasn't played in the NFL yet.  

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