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Raanan article about the workload Barkley can expect to see

Defenderdawg : 5/9/2018 11:52 am
“With Barkley in the mix, it should include more zone concepts after years of trying to force-feed a power attack with personnel who didn’t match. The Vikings ran a ton of outside zone with Cook before transitioning to more of a power attack after he was injured.

Barkley had success in zone and power concepts at Penn State. He averaged 4.9 yards per attempt on inside zone carries, per Pro Football Focus. He generated 6.6 yards per attempt on power concepts. This gives the Giants options.

Cook wasn’t even the same caliber prospect as Barkley last year and Shurmur immediately put him in a featured role with the Vikings. This alone should indicate that Barkley is being prepared for a massive role in the Giants' offense, beginning Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars...”
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Cook was an amazing prospect  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 5/9/2018 12:02 pm : link
but his character was a major concern.
We haven't had an outside rusher  
NorwoodWideRight : 5/9/2018 12:46 pm : link
since Tiki. Think about that.
Did anyone think he wasn't going to get  
GuzzaBlue : 5/9/2018 1:22 pm : link
a heavy workload? The whole premise/strategy to drafting him was to win now and maximize his value which for RB's is usually the first 5-7 years.
RE: We haven't had an outside rusher  
DonQuixote : 5/9/2018 1:36 pm : link
In comment 13959223 NorwoodWideRight said:
since Tiki. Think about that.

The RB build for this type of zone offense is none other than ...  
Manny in CA : 5/9/2018 2:28 pm : link

Not Stewart, not Galman, but he "forgotten one" - Paul Perkins, he's a very good cut-back type.

Of course the star will be Barkley, but I see Perk getting a lot more work than most think he will

The key man no matter who is the RB is, may be FB Shane Smith (a very good player who McAdoo had no idea how to use properly)
How can we know  
santacruzom : 5/9/2018 2:34 pm : link
That Shane Smith is a very good NFL player?
Well, Santa ...  
Manny in CA : 5/9/2018 2:39 pm : link

In the FEW plays that I saw, Smith looked like he was willing, smart, good vision and plenty of strength.
RE: How can we know  
Brown Recluse : 5/9/2018 6:45 pm : link
In comment 13959411 santacruzom said:
That Shane Smith is a very good NFL player?

Manny overrates everyone.
He should have 1500 touches  
theold5j : 5/9/2018 7:49 pm : link
On his rookie contract then let someone else pay him and watch him break down.
RE: How can we know  
djm : 5/9/2018 10:20 pm : link
In comment 13959411 santacruzom said:
That Shane Smith is a very good NFL player?

Don’t encourage him...
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