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Ryan Torain Season Outlook 2010

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Redskins RB Ryan Torain claims he hasn't lost a step despite a laundry list of injuries in his brief career.

Torain was a Mike Shanahan favorite in Denver but has broken his elbow, torn his ACL and strained knee ligaments since being drafted in 2008. He has a chance to carve out a third-down role in Washington's crowded backfield if he can stay healthy and prove he still has burst.

Oh yes. I went there. I for one hope he makes it because I can never get enough Ryan Torain in my life.

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Oh boy, we need to find Panthers to pimp this guy to no end again. That thread was loads of fun, and entertainment!

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Thank you for starting this thread. It brings back great memories. Ryan Torain 2008 was my favorite thread ever.

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Shhhhhh...keep the torraintula talk on the DL

Come on, share the wealth! Let everyone know the Torrain is coming to town!

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I had him on my team for the game he tore his ACL. I just kept adding Denver RBs that year off WW. I think I drafted Selvin Young late and it was all downhill from there... Tough Torrain to climb when your RBs keep getting hurt.

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I had him on my team for the game he tore his ACL. I just kept adding Denver RBs that year off WW. I think I drafted Selvin Young late and it was all downhill from there... Tough Torrain to climb when your RBs keep getting hurt.

I was in the same boat. I actually traded for Peyton Hillis at one point that year. Ew.

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I had him on my team for the game he tore his ACL. I just kept adding Denver RBs that year off WW. I think I drafted Selvin Young late and it was all downhill from there... Tough Torrain to climb when your RBs keep getting hurt.

That was good...tip of the cap sir.

I can't be more excited about having a Torain thread back for 2010. Let the good times roll!

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I was in the same boat. I actually traded for Peyton Hillis at one point that year. Ew.

I had to do that as well. Very ew indeed. Selvin Young, Torrain, and Peyton Hillis. Wasn't there a few more?

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I had to do that as well. Very ew indeed. Selvin Young, Torrain, and Peyton Hillis. Wasn't there a few more?

Pittman and Andre Hall got snaps, didn't they?

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I will be targeting him in every draft this upcoming year. All aboard the Torain Train!!

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Redskins RB Ryan Torain claims he hasn't lost a step despite a laundry list of injuries in his brief career.

Torain was a Mike Shanahan favorite in Denver but has broken his elbow, torn his ACL and strained knee ligaments since being drafted in 2008. He has a chance to carve out a third-down role in Washington's crowded backfield if he can stay healthy and prove he still has burst.

Oh yes. I went there. I for one hope he makes it because I can never get enough Ryan Torain in my life.

The Torain Train is back....ALL ABOARD!!! This guy is an unspoken fantasy hero thanks to all the entertainment the thread provided us last year.

All jokes aside, Ryan Torain is a guy that we would all love to see succeed. However, as old as the Redskins backs are....it is going to be some extremely tough competition coming off the injuries he has suffered. Of course he is going to be optimistic in saying he hasn't lost a step....maybe it's true since he is so young but those knee injuries are tough to come back from at 100%.

Let's all cross our fingers and of course get the hype rolling because this guy is coming back "MORE EXPLOSIVE THAN EVER"

Gentlemen, I leave you with a little portion of Ryan Torain's blog just to show the heart this guy has. He also said all the right things about his teammates including the RBs he is competing against.

See http://phoenix.fanster.com/author/ryantorain/ if interested...

Taken from Ryan Torain Blog (4/8/2010)

"Fully Healed and Ready to Play:

For the last couple months I have been training at Triple Threat Performance in Tempe, AZ. The all-star staff at Triple Threat has worked with me to improve my game in every aspect. I am now fully healed and more explosive than ever before."

"The Future:

While things haven’t gone perfect, I’ve learned a lot during my years in the league. Guys like Mike Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner have taught me what it takes to be a professional football player. As you can tell, timing (with injuries) has never been my strong point. Every time I’m ready to break out, another injury comes. At age 23, I’ve been through injuries and disappointment. But every time, I’ve come back ready to play. I have the physical skills. I have the mental toughness. Now I just want to play football."

4/26/2010

"Mike Shanahan once said he thought you were “one of the most gifted running backs I’ve ever been around for a long time.” What does it mean to be playing for a coach with that much belief in you and can you get back to that level after the injuries?

You know, that means a lot to me that Coach Shanahan would say that, but I’ve got a lot to prove. I really just don’t want to let Coach down. I want to show everyone that he didn’t make a mistake in drafting me and didn’t make a mistake in giving me a second chance with the Redskins. He has put his trust in me, so I’m most certainly going to put my trust in him.

As for my injuries, I feel good and I’m working hard to keep my body right. That’s all I can do."

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This guy is clearly one of the best talents to ever grace the NFL. If he stays healthy I see at least 1500 yds and double digit TDs.

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This guy is clearly one of the best talents to ever grace the NFL. If he stays healthy I see at least 1500 yds and double digit TDs.

I think you're being way too generous. He's clearly just as good as guys like CJ, AP, and MJD, but I'm not sure I'd call him "one of the best talents to ever grace the NFL" just yet. 1300 yards and 8 TDs is my projection for this year.

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I think you're being way too generous. He's clearly just as good as guys like CJ, AP, and MJD, but I'm not sure I'd call him "one of the best talents to ever grace the NFL" just yet. 1300 yards and 8 TDs is my projection for this year.

Next years draft he'll be number 1 overall.

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I think you're being way too generous. He's clearly just as good as guys like CJ, AP, and MJD, but I'm not sure I'd call him "one of the best talents to ever grace the NFL" just yet. 1300 yards and 8 TDs is my projection for this year.

This is highly possible with Shanny coaching the team

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This is highly possible with Shanny coaching the team

Yeah. My guess is that he's an early 2nd-round pick in August once the hype train gets going.

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Yeah. My guess is that he's an early 2nd-round pick in August once the hype train gets going.

I'm reaching for him at the end of Round 1.

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Yeah. My guess is that he's an early 2nd-round pick in August once the hype train gets going.

Truth of the matter is that nobody knows what Shanny will do with his backfield AS USUAL and nobody on that entire team will be a second round pick.

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I have to believe he can beat out Larry Johnson on the depth chart and will jump Portis after week 6 when Clinton is running the ball at 3.6 yards a clip.

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Bold prediction from me: He gets cut in August.

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Bold prediction from me: He gets cut in August.

He probably has a better shot at making the team than Willie Parker

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I cant believe this thread is back... lol

I drafted Selvin Young as my running back that year... lol

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