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Thoughts on the #2 running back spot?

barens : 8/17/2019 9:50 am
Granted, Iím not even sure Shurmur and Gettleman know yet, but I donít have a clue as to how this is going to play out. Last week, Perkins looked awful, and last night, he looked like he should have the #2 spot locked up.
Part of me thinks that the label  
Reb8thVA : 8/17/2019 9:54 am : link
#2 or #3 is irrelevant. Barkley is the obvious #1. Number 2 and 3 will sort themselves out on the field. If they keep only 3 not counting Penny, I think Smith may be odd man out
it's a tough call and truthfully none of them are all that exciting  
Eric on Li : 8/17/2019 9:57 am : link
Smith looked solid last night and ran tough. Gallman does what he's supposed to but sometimes he looks like he has 0 juice. Perkins probably has the most talent but hasn't played football in 2 years. I'm sure special teams will play a part in the decision, but this is an area where I'd have an ear out on the trade block. Someone like Duke Johnson who could have actually been a threat when spelling Saquon for 5-10 touches would have been a nice add, though I wouldn't be looking to trade anything more than a 6th or 7th rd pick.
I think Smith makes it  
WillieYoung : 8/17/2019 10:00 am : link
Gettleman likes hard nosed runners who can pound between the tackles. It is what he was hoping Stewart could be.
Gallman is the clear cut #2 back  
ZogZerg : 8/17/2019 10:04 am : link
the question is who will the #3 back be.
I like Perkins, but it's a close race.
I agree re Galman, but I think Perkins played his way back into  
Ira : 8/17/2019 10:06 am : link
competition for a roster spot. That screen pass execution was a thing of beauty.
RE: Gallman is the clear cut #2 back  
barens : 8/17/2019 10:09 am : link
In comment 14533687 ZogZerg said:
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the question is who will the #3 back be.
I like Perkins, but it's a close race.


Iím not quite sure Gallman is the clear cut #2, Iím not even sure he makes the team. What has he done to earn it over the others?
Would like to see more  
bc4life : 8/17/2019 10:24 am : link
of Hilliman with the starting OL. He probably won't be the #2 but he has an intriguing set of skills
Barkley  
Thinblueline : 8/17/2019 10:32 am : link
Gallma, Perkins, Penny in that order
RE: it's a tough call and truthfully none of them are all that exciting  
Jay on the Island : 8/17/2019 10:37 am : link
In comment 14533677 Eric on Li said:
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Smith looked solid last night and ran tough. Gallman does what he's supposed to but sometimes he looks like he has 0 juice. Perkins probably has the most talent but hasn't played football in 2 years. I'm sure special teams will play a part in the decision, but this is an area where I'd have an ear out on the trade block. Someone like Duke Johnson who could have actually been a threat when spelling Saquon for 5-10 touches would have been a nice add, though I wouldn't be looking to trade anything more than a 6th or 7th rd pick.

My thoughts exactly, I wanted Johnson but with Barkley on the team they don't need to invest an early day 3 pick for a good backup.
Gallman is so underappreciated  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 8/17/2019 10:49 am : link
here. Guy is a gamer and a pro. He does the little things and takes the yards that are there.
RE: I think Smith makes it  
Carson53 : 8/17/2019 11:20 am : link
In comment 14533682 WillieYoung said:
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Gettleman likes hard nosed runners who can pound between the tackles. It is what he was hoping Stewart could be.
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I think Perkins has a lot to prove after being on IR last year, so I could see Smith making the team.
If it comes down to Smith, Perkins and Hilliman  
Biteymax22 : 8/17/2019 11:37 am : link
For the final spot, Smith plays on all special team units and is a better blocker, so he would get the call.

With that being said, I wouldnít be shocked if Smith takes Pennyís spot on the roster as the hybrid FB/RB. He played FB at Ohio State and we donít use enough of a FB in the offense to justify having a true one on the roster. Smith is a better runner than Penny, so Iíd like to see him run block for comparison.
Bitey  
XBRONX : 8/17/2019 12:13 pm : link
was thinking the same thing about Penny.
I don't like  
Bill in UT : 8/17/2019 12:21 pm : link
Smith's fumbling
What fumbling?  
XBRONX : 8/17/2019 12:24 pm : link
101 career carries,zero fumbling.No record of fumbling obviously.
Excepting injury, Gallman is the #2.  
TC : 8/17/2019 1:30 pm : link
Perkins is in contention with Smith for the #3. And Smith has the edge because he's a bigger body, and despite his efforts, Perkins is still light in the pants.

Though it is possible if they want to keep Penny, they may feel Perkins is a better compliment, since Penny can carry a little, and may get touches that would otherwise go to Smith.

Still wish the Giants had a true thumper. While Ryan Nall will never be feature RB, I was surprised by how tough he was on some of his inside runs, and his seemingly natural hands. He moves a lot better than I expected. Didn't look out of place at all as an NFL player in the limited role asked of him.
RE: I agree re Galman, but I think Perkins played his way back into  
Poktown Pete : 8/17/2019 2:26 pm : link
In comment 14533691 Ira said:
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competition for a roster spot. That screen pass execution was a thing of beauty.

Agree as well. I was surprised by how good Perkins looked. He ran with authority and drove defenders back a couple of times. Good for him, as he needed a strong showing. If that's who he really is, I'd be ok with him making the team. I do remember however seeing him look far more tenuous in the past, so not sure who the real guy is at this point.

I didn't get to see much of Smith, but Hilliman looked very good too. Looks like we may have a few Orleans Darkwa's this year.

I also think Gallman is our #2.
My thoughts on who the #2 RB should be?  
colin : 8/17/2019 2:47 pm : link


We got Saquon.
.  
colin : 8/17/2019 2:49 pm : link
(But I agree Gallman is our #2, and will certainly get poached to be a starter at the end of his rookie contract)
It will sort itself out, we have plenty of talent in our backfield and  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/17/2019 2:51 pm : link
we will be one of the more run heavy teams in the NFL this year. With Saquon probably only getting in the 250 rush range they'll have plenty of opportunities.
Smith plays on 4 special team squads  
Steve in ATL : 8/17/2019 3:13 pm : link
that is what you need from a 3rd or 4th RB. I think he makes the team.
RE: .  
BlueLou'sBack : 8/17/2019 4:55 pm : link
In comment 14534108 colin said:
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(But I agree Gallman is our #2, and will certainly get poached to be a starter at the end of his rookie contract)


No one will make a large offer to Gallman to be a bell cow RB, unless he shows waaayy more on the field than he has to this point. So far he's the definition of a jag.
Gallman hasn't impressed me yet this pre-season  
Torrag : 8/17/2019 5:57 pm : link
I don't like how he carries the ball in traffic either.

Last night Perkins flipped an awful week 1 into a very good week 2. Smith also had some nice plays.

No idea how this goes but I believe all three of these guys have a realistic chance to make this team behind Saquon.
Gallman will find himself backing up an injury prone bell cow  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/17/2019 6:00 pm : link
type on his next contract more than likely if he stays healthy. He's solid in all 3 phases and can start in a pinch. He is the rare journeyman running back in the NFL.
I like Gallman  
Jimmy Googs : 8/17/2019 6:03 pm : link
and thought he played well in 2H of the season after the line settled down.

Just like a couple of other guys we know...
Is this really in question?  
weaverpsu : 8/18/2019 2:24 am : link
Gallman should be a lock at #2. It's not close.
I think Gallman, Perkins and Smith make it  
yatqb : 8/18/2019 2:44 am : link
and Penny doesnít. It feels like a while since we cut guys who can play in this league but thatís gonna happen this year at a number of positions. WR, Lb, Rb, TE, perhaps DB.
RE: Would like to see more  
Simms11 : 8/18/2019 9:32 am : link
In comment 14533712 bc4life said:
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of Hilliman with the starting OL. He probably won't be the #2 but he has an intriguing set of skills


Agree, but heís currently at the bottom of the depth chart. I think he might be PS material again, unless we get an injury. If Gallmanís foot doesnít clear up, you might even see Hilliman make the roster.
IMO it really depends on how they view Gallman  
PatersonPlank : 8/18/2019 10:54 am : link
The one thing Perkins has on the other 2 is he is a better receiver out of the backfield. If they view Gallman as more of a straight ahead power guy, then I think Perkins has the edge because he's different. If they think Gallman can be the pass catching receiver out of the backfield, then they will likely keep Smith of Hillman as a power back. You want to have a complement.
RE: What fumbling?  
Bill in UT : 8/18/2019 12:17 pm : link
In comment 14533904 XBRONX said:
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101 career carries,zero fumbling.No record of fumbling obviously.


My bad. Thought I had seen something last week. Maybe someone else
Gallman is the clear  
Pete in MD : 8/18/2019 12:41 pm : link
#2 IMO. It looks as though they are even limiting his preseason workload like Barkley. He will be getting a good amount of meaningful touches in the regular season.
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