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C.J. Anderson 2018 Outlook

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36 minutes ago, joshua18 said:

 

He didn't play in CAR bc they wanted McCaffrey to get all the work. Didn't work out so well for them. 

 

In DEN he ran for 1000 yards last yr and ran over CAR to win that SB.

 

CJA is no scrub.

He's nothing special...but a good fit for LAR because D's will not stack the box against them.

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3 hours ago, joshua18 said:

 

He didn't play in CAR bc they wanted McCaffrey to get all the work. Didn't work out so well for them. 

 

In DEN he ran for 1000 yards last yr and ran over CAR to win that SB.

 

CJA is no scrub.

i dont see gurley liking a "committee" here? they may keep anderson because brown will be frustrated not getting a chance playing behind a horse like gurley. but that could be his lot in life? malcom brown is a good rb. the injury to him is the only reason they brought in anderson. cant see them keeping both anderson and brown, but we'll see. ehh he's a JAG in a great running system

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Just shows you the importrance of scheme, coaching and a strong roster. While Gurley is a great talent, possibly a generational talent, put him on the 2018 Cardinals and he would suck just as DJ sucked. Remember Gurley went through it with Jeff Fisher as well. McVay comes into town and suddenly Gurley looks like a HOFer. Just to put it into perspective: In comes big fat plodding CJA who couldn't stick with multiple teams during the season and suddenly looks like a generational runner as well despite not being in game shape. This just shows you that talent is one thing, but if you don't get the right opportunity nobody will remember you or you will be labeled a bust.

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On 1/13/2019 at 4:29 PM, not an nfl scout said:

i dont see gurley liking a "committee" here? they may keep anderson because brown will be frustrated not getting a chance playing behind a horse like gurley. but that could be his lot in life? malcom brown is a good rb. the injury to him is the only reason they brought in anderson. cant see them keeping both anderson and brown, but we'll see. ehh he's a JAG in a great running system

Gurley is signed thru age 29, he might be just fine with sharing the load...as long as they are contending.

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37 minutes ago, psygolf said:

Gurley is signed thru age 29, he might be just fine with sharing the load...as long as they are contending.

gurley wants to be the man in LA. he would be fine with having anderson as a backup, but these guys dont want to "share" the load.

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22 minutes ago, not an nfl scout said:

gurley wants to be the man in LA. he would be fine with having anderson as a backup, but these guys dont want to "share" the load.

Neither seem ego-guys like Bell or Elliott...just my $.02

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Jaylon Smith just called CJA one off hardest guys he's had to tackle..."bowling ball."

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19 hours ago, not an nfl scout said:

gurley wants to be the man in LA. he would be fine with having anderson as a backup, but these guys dont want to "share" the load.

 

Gurley wants a championship and he is a team first player. Naturally he wants the ball as any competitor does and will share the ball if it;s part of the gameplan

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1 hour ago, dashoe said:

 

Gurley wants a championship and he is a team first player. Naturally he wants the ball as any competitor does and will share the ball if it;s part of the gameplan

if the rams would win the superbowl this year, watch that all change. even if they dont, gurley isnt stupid. he knows he can be a beast in mcvay's system. he aint sharin that period. everybody needs another rb to backup, but nobody wants a committee partner. gurley will be fine with cj as a backup. he's fine with everything as of now  because he's been hurt.....wait till he's healthy again. how do you think wentz felt when foles won a superbowl with his team? would gurley be ok if cj comes in and runs them to a championship and then assumes a huge role in nextyears squad......that =trouble for the future.

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10 minutes ago, not an nfl scout said:

if the rams would win the superbowl this year, watch that all change. even if they dont, gurley isnt stupid. he knows he can be a beast in mcvay's system. he aint sharin that period. everybody needs another rb to backup, but nobody wants a committee partner. gurley will be fine with cj as a backup. he's fine with everything as of now  because he's been hurt.....wait till he's healthy again. how do you think wentz felt when foles won a superbowl with his team? would gurley be ok if cj comes in and runs them to a championship and then assumes a huge role in nextyears squad......that =trouble for the future.

I'm pretty sure Gurley doesn't run the offense 

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11 minutes ago, bhawks489 said:

I'm pretty sure Gurley doesn't run the offense 

i didnt say he did......but the offense defineitley runs thru him.....mcvay isnt stupid either....cj will be a backup and no more when gurley is completely healthy

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 4:30 PM, Shortnphat said:

Wonder where he lands next season after he’s cut after the post season 

Someone is gonna be dumb enough to hand him money. That's what he's banking on.

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On 1/21/2019 at 11:21 AM, FavreCo said:

Someone is gonna be dumb enough to hand him money. That's what he's banking on.

 

pass catching pass blocking between the tackles rb's have value in these rbbc teams. He showed he still has the chops to make a roster and contribute.

Excellent zero rb candidate along with Hyde and a couple of others

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On 23.1.2019 at 3:50 PM, affliction said:

Would take him as Ingrams replacement.

 

That's one destination I could see.

Another one would be Minnesota since they voided Murrays last year option. I'm not sure if Minnesota is willing to trust Cook to stay healthy the whole season.

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I have loved CJ Anderson as a player ever since his magnificent 2014 season, but I will love him even more if he helps knock off the Patriots nine days from now.  If that happens, I suspect the Rams would want to keep CJ around if they can.

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4 minutes ago, Impreza178 said:

CJA > Gurley 

 

stats don’t lie 

 

:ph34r::ph34r:

A fresh and healthy CJA appears to be better than an injured and rusty Todd Gurley.  Hopefully they will both break off some good runs and help the Rams take home the hardware in LIII.

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On 1/22/2019 at 2:22 PM, dashoe said:

 

pass catching pass blocking between the tackles rb's have value in these rbbc teams. He showed he still has the chops to make a roster and contribute.

Excellent zero rb candidate along with Hyde and a couple of others


Problem is that teams seem to have little interest in giving these older guys snaps unless they have no choice.  Panthers kept CJA on the shelf and Browns moved away from Hyde as soon as they felt Chubb was ready.  Fine to rely on these guys as "zero RB candidates" since they offer solid RB2 level production when they play, but the key is when they play.  You better have a solid backup plan for when your CJA/Hyde goes from no-brainer/plug and play 10+ points of weekly production to zero points in an instant and then back to 10+ points for a random game where the starter is hurt.  Even if you go zero RB and load up with 8 or 9 of these kind of RBBC guys later in the draft there's little way of knowing which if any will actually give you production (especially as the season goes along).  Someone else mentioned that RBs might become a replacement part during a season where they're run until spent and then changed out for another (the comparison was "changing tires at a NASCAR race" and the CJA/Hyde guys might be more valuable as a late in season FA stash and hope than drafting them and having them sit for weeks on end on your bench waiting for them to get their chance. 

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Had gone CJ over Gurley in daily fantasy. McVay saying we will see a heavy does of Todd Gurley, is that just coach speak? How could you still not split them right now...?

 

CJ seems to be more productive right now.

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On 1/29/2019 at 6:58 PM, tpat30 said:

Had gone CJ over Gurley in daily fantasy. McVay saying we will see a heavy does of Todd Gurley, is that just coach speak? How could you still not split them right now...?

 

CJ seems to be more productive right now.

I think it is going to depend on how Gurley does on his first handful of runs and/or receptions.  If Gurley bursts out of the gates on fire, surely McVay will ride Gurley to the title.  If Gurley is off, CJ will be the next man up.

 

Btw Anderson confided to Will Cane on ESPN radio that CJ is up 10 lbs from the start of the season.  Right...

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