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    Do the Steelers have the best overall RB unit?

    I am not saying they have the best starting running back (but Bell won't be too far off of being that this year, in my opinion), but looking at the unit as a whole, I am not sure they don't have the deepest, best, overall RB unit in the NFL.

    Watching Bell down the stretch, he flashed all the skills that the team saw when they drafted him: power, quickness, balance, vision. And he has elite hands for a running back.

    Blount is a beast for a #2. How many #2's are as good as he is? Not many. Almost no one. He has serious power and fire in the belly.


    And now that we have battered teams with Bell and Blount we melt their faces off with Dri and his insane speed, vision and balance. (BTW, I chose the video bases on which one had the best music. "Pop Dat Thang" is such a killer jam. How can you not dig that? The jam after it is dope too.)



    What team possibly has a better RB unit than we do? Maybe Philly.

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    The Niners have Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde, and LaMichael James, so....no.


    The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"

    The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"

    This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    The Niners have Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde, and LaMichael James, so....no.
    Gore has _GOT_ to be slowing down. His 4.1 average was the lowest of his career, but still had over 1,000 yards. This could be the season he hits a wall to some degree. Hunter is just ok. Lattimore coming off massive injury, so we don't know and James is fairly limited due to him being small. Am I saying at the end of the 2014 season that we won't say SF had the better over all RB unit? No, but it is certainly possible Pgh ends up with the better unit as well. SF has no one at #2 that's as good as Blount. That dude is a beast. Great jams with this clip too. Ludie. He da man. So dope.


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    How about C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, and Anthony Dixon in Buffalo (I suppose you could throw in their FB, former Steeler Frank "The Tank" Summers as RB for the Bills as well)?


    The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"

    The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"

    This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    How about C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, and Anthony Dixon in Buffalo (I suppose you could throw in their FB, former Steeler Frank "The Tank" Summers as RB for the Bills as well)?
    Spiller and Jackson are solid, don't know the other two guys. Philly's McCoy, Sproles and Polk seem to trump Bills though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick beats View Post
    Spiller and Jackson are solid, don't know the other two guys. Philly's McCoy, Sproles and Polk seem to trump Bills though.
    Bryce Brown was Shady's backup in Philly, traded to Buffalo when they signed Sproles (he had a few HUGE games late in the 2012 season if I recall correctly). Anthony Dixon was a former backup to Gore in SF (but then they brought in all of those other guys listed above).


    The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"

    The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"

    This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    How about C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, and Anthony Dixon in Buffalo (I suppose you could throw in their FB, former Steeler Frank "The Tank" Summers as RB for the Bills as well)?
    Now your raining on "sick beats" parade. A fourth back will have to step up for us. Perhaps that Sea Wolf can fill the roll.

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    I think they will be top 3. As much as i
    love Bell there is no fall off with Blount.
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    2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
    3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
    4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
    6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
    7.229 WR Geronimo Allison-Ilinois
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I think they will be top 3. As much as i
    love Bell there is no fall off with Blount.
    There is absolutely a fall off in overall game....bell is an amazing receiver and built for running the zone stretch, blount can hammer it in but he offers absolutely nothing in the passing game

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    There is absolutely a fall off in overall game....bell is an amazing receiver and built for running the zone stretch, blount can hammer it in but he offers absolutely nothing in the passing game
    No disagreement about pass catching but from a running the ball perspective I believe Blount to be just as good.
    1.25 CB Eli Apple-DB-tOSU
    2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
    3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
    4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
    6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
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