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  1. Batum is likewise the face of the Blazers future, go look at new GM Neil Olshey's comments on Batum when he was an RFA and Olshey had just taken over the team. Batum is a superior in every facet of the game except rebounding.
  2. I have no idea what that means and Batum is a better keeper and a better player than George.
  3. I do understand that the opportunity is there and there is potentially a RB here that could recieve substantial carries, but you all talk about him like he is a 1st round pick or something. People are comparing him to David Wilson who some considered the best RB on the board during the draft. This guy was an undrafted RB who barely got any carries in college and was cut previously. I get that the situation might be right, but really is there that much potential?
  4. Okay now. Yeah I'm starting him in 2 of my 3 leagues. Hell if Lynch can go for 100 against San Fran, why can't Powell get somewhere around 100 yards from scrimmage against Minnesota? If Kolb is hurt I'd imagine they would have to rely on running the ball a bit more. I'll be sure to post an update on all the fantasy moves I make the rest of the week so that you (and everyone else) can critique them to death. Because Lynch is a Top 5 running back on a team with a great O-Line and Minnesota actually has a better run defense than SF statistically speaking...
  5. Then you make it difficult to want to engage in a dialogue. I'm confused to what you are debating? This? or this? Uhm, no. It was definitely Powell's fault and you can see it in the video. It was an audibled draw play for the back and Powell (#33) didn't know the play, didn't hear the play, didn't like Kolb, didn't sleep at a Holliday Inn or whatever, but he went to pass block and left Kolb out to dry. You can see this on the video linked. Start at about 30 seconds in. See how Kolb goes to hand the ball off and nobody is there. See how the center fires out and goes upfield to block someone. This is how we know it's a run and every other offensive player on the field knew the play as well and it wasn't a QB draw. Kolb was caught on a busted play and tried to make something out of nothing. He was tackled by two guys and now is out for 6 weeks. http://www.nfl.com/v...nals-highlights Reports: http://blogs.phoenix...ose_to_buff.php http://www.freep.com...l|text|Sports|p http://blog.azcardin...ore-mri-coming/ Powell definitely botched the play. Whether or not it exclusively led to his benching, only the Arizona staff knows. However, rarely do we, as fantasy gamers, get the opportunity to sit in on professional staff meetings or tape sessions so sometimes we have to make intuitive leaps based on experience, logic, and the information presented to us. If you disagree with that assessment, then that's cool. Opinions vary. But, if you're waiting for Whiz to say, "I like Powell, but now that LSH is back I used him in most pass situations because I trust him on a scale of 1 to 10 at about an 8 and I trust our 2nd year player out of Kansas State, who has a minimum of playing experience at this level or college at about a 4. After he missed the block that got our QB killed, I decided to go with the more experienced hand. Nothing to worry about though." then I don't think we'll ever have the whole story. Not many are disputing that Powell was the more impressive runner nor that he made a strong case for getting more carries. Then again, Coach Whisenhunt hasn't come out and said that he'll be giving Powell more touches either, so you may not want to assume that either. Powell's a nice young player and he obviously has some level of trust by the coaching staff, but he's being played because of injury and circumstance. If Zona had it's druthers, he'd be a healthy inactive, like week 1. And yes, he filled in for LSH on third downs when he was injured, but Beanie was hurt and Ryan Williams was in no shape to be a 3 down back. Now that LSH is back, it stands to reason that he'll continue to be the 3rd down/passing down back. Logically, this latest mistake by a young player won't help his level of trust in pass protection or on passing downs by the coaching staff. And in the Cardinals offense, that is a lot of potential production that he may not see. Maybe he has a great week of practice and things change for him, then again maybe not. Post of the year, IMO.
  6. This. Coaches probably dont trust him much yet, and while he did look good against the worst D in the league, I cant say I'd be ecstastic to start him against Minny and SF in the coming weeks.
  7. Also, I am guessing that after tomorrow, people will come here wondering why Alphonso Smith got more touches than this guy.
  8. Thats just not realistic at all. How so? He averaged 7 yards a carry the game prior. LOL. This guy couldnt get through a college season, let alone even get through his pro-day without getting hurt...
  9. Projection for William Powell this week: 8 carries, 21 yards, 0TDs, 2 catches, 14 yards, 0TDs
  10. Clearly much quicker than Williams? Where did you get that idea? William Powell Pro Day: 40 Yrd Dash: 4.63 20 Yrd Dash: 2.64 10 Yrd Dash: 1.60 Ryan Williams Pro Day: 40 Yrd Dash: 4.49 20 Yrd Dash: 2.50 10 Yrd Dash: 1.59 I would compare their cone drill and shuttle stats, but that would be impossible since William Powell pulled his hamstring running the 40 at his pro day. Responding to the bolded part. Is it entirely possible this guy is just an injury disaster. I mean he hurts hammy running on pro day, he gets a concussion on like his 6th NFL touch. Maybe the guy is just made out of glass. Yet another reason that the extremely limited history we have for this guy makes things hard to evaluate. Considering he had 23 career carries in college, and was a walk-on at K-State, missed an entire year there due to an "unspecified leg injury", his hamstring pull at his pro-day, and a concussion. I think it is safe to say that it is HIGHLY questionable that he can handle an NFL workload outside of a RBBC or as being a change of pace option on passing downs. I have said it many times in this thread, based on what we know I cannot possibly imagine William Powell being fantasy relevant at any time this year, or ever for that matter. Alphonso Smith is the better add in my opinion.
  11. Clearly much quicker than Williams? Where did you get that idea? William Powell Pro Day: 40 Yrd Dash: 4.63 20 Yrd Dash: 2.64 10 Yrd Dash: 1.60 Ryan Williams Pro Day: 40 Yrd Dash: 4.49 20 Yrd Dash: 2.50 10 Yrd Dash: 1.59 I would compare their cone drill and shuttle stats, but that would be impossible since William Powell pulled his hamstring running the 40 at his pro day.
  12. I think we can all agree that there is a much better chance that Aliens exist than William Powell ever being fantasy relevant.