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Backup RB

MTN-G-man : 1/13/2020 3:45 pm
Is Gallman the best option or should an upgrade be explored?
Buck Allen is better than Gallman.  
Brown Recluse : 1/13/2020 3:47 pm : link
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I would love one of those little speed guys like Joe Morris or Boston  
GiantBlue : 1/13/2020 3:48 pm : link
Scott from Philly......A sproles type who can change the pace set by Barkley.

They need someone better  
BigBluesman : 1/13/2020 4:01 pm : link
I liked Gallman's potential coming out but he has stalled. He still looks thin for RB and Allen clearly beat him out. I would like to see the Giants add more of an A2 back, like Latavius Murray was for NO this past year. Someone with near RB1 credentials who isn't getting a majority share anywhere.
Sign Henry in FA  
rasbutant : 1/13/2020 4:07 pm : link
Now there is a 1-2 punch that will make team take notice.

Imagine as a defender one play you are getting run over, and the next play you are getting juked out of your shorts.
Draft another BIG back  
JerryNicklebag : 1/13/2020 4:19 pm : link
to pair with SB. Try and recapture the days of Thunder and Lightning.
I wouldnt worry about the 2nd RB  
Rudy5757 : 1/13/2020 4:24 pm : link
I personally think Gallman is a pretty good back and we have enough to get the job done with him and Allen. SB should be the workhorse and is an every down back and should only be spelled on occasion.

Of course bring in some UDFAs to compete but we have a lot of cap space tied up in the RB spot to sign anyone of note.
I've been pushing instantness in runs and  
idiotsavant : 1/13/2020 4:29 pm : link
Outside running as a good way to mitigate pass rushers. Redirect them.

Shanny stuff.

So, regardless of system is look for an instant burst outside runner even if it's a one cut deal as your #2.

Go for high probability of 6 yards vs the occasional long run

Which sets up your O.

Maybe package gallman and evan engram for a quality draft pick
I thought Gallman was  
section125 : 1/13/2020 4:33 pm : link
fine. Buck Allen did a decent job stepping ahead of Gallman. Hows about we let the new HC and OC evaluate. 2nd and 3rd RB are the least of our worries.
I firmly believe Barkley and the running game will  
bLiTz 2k : 1/13/2020 4:45 pm : link
Benefit greatly from a guy like Jay Ajayi or someone of the sort. This should be a big priority imo
I like Gallman a lot  
allstarjim : 1/13/2020 5:17 pm : link
However, I don't expect him to stick. I don't think you pay 4th year money ($739K) to be a back up RB, when you can pay a late round rookie or UDFA.

Gallman can be cut for about $100K in dead money.

I'm sure some will disagree, I just think he'll play elsewhere next year.
Gallman is a lower tier backup  
Producer : 1/13/2020 5:26 pm : link
There are more than a few teams that have a better or as good back as their 3rd stringer. For instance I would rather have Balt's Justice Hill. If Gallman was a 3rd string guy for the Giants I would be ok. But for a primary backup to Barkley I hope they find someone better.
What round are we allowed  
Darth Paul : 1/13/2020 5:34 pm : link
to draft a back up RB? Maybe just FA, don't want to waste the pick.
I wouldn't say Gallman is being held back by injuries but every time  
Ivan15 : 1/13/2020 6:40 pm : link
he looks ready to make a consistent contribution, he has a setback.

The Giants need competition at all backup spots. Gallman, Allen, a low-level free agent and a draft pick. Let them battle it out and the best pass catcher and blocker wins.
Plenty of RBs somewhere...  
bw in dc : 1/13/2020 6:41 pm : link
in the draft or undrafted free agents. Always are.

So no reason to sweat this if scouting does their job...
Id like to see us pick up a hard nosed type to complement  
eric2425ny : 1/13/2020 8:14 pm : link
Barkley. A player similar to Latavius Murray would be perfect.
I liked Gallman after his first year,  
TC : 1/13/2020 11:45 pm : link
but there has to be some reason other than incompetent coaching that he wasn't dressing.

Boston Scott, and even more so Joe Morris, were a lot more than little speed guys. They're both strong as hell, and play a physical game. But I've been looking for a back that can compliment Saquon, somebody who's a change of pace, more physical runner, who doesn't mind running inside to pickup short yardage.

Maybe a mini Derrick Henry. A taller back, though not as massive, who's caught my eye is Patrick Taylor Jr. out of Memphis. While 6'3" and only 230, he's very strong and physical and effective at short yardage. Plus he has good vision and decent long speed as well. I need to watch more of him. A late round pick, or possibly an UDFA.
Get the LSU rb  
Jim in Forest Hills : 1/13/2020 11:53 pm : link
I love this kid.
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christian : 1/13/2020 11:57 pm : link
The Giants have been in the bottom half of the league in rush yards the last 2 years, despite having arguably the best back in the league.

They need to get better running the ball if that is their identity.
RE: They need someone better  
weaverpsu : 1/14/2020 12:08 am : link
In comment 14777262 BigBluesman said:
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I liked Gallman's potential coming out but he has stalled. He still looks thin for RB and Allen clearly beat him out. I would like to see the Giants add more of an A2 back, like Latavius Murray was for NO this past year. Someone with near RB1 credentials who isn't getting a majority share anywhere.


Allen clearly beat him out?? How so? Because the fired coach said so? Gallman is a great back up. SMH
they rushed pretty well when they tried  
Josh in MD : 1/14/2020 12:53 am : link
Quote:
The Giants have been in the bottom half of the league in rush yards the last 2 years, despite having arguably the best back in the league.

They need to get better running the ball if that is their identity.


This is only because of play calling. They actually ranked 7th in Yards per Carry.
draft a bowling ball  
Platos : 1/14/2020 1:07 am : link
forget change of pace, when we run we need to batter opposing defenses
You're gonna hate this!  
TC : 1/14/2020 2:08 am : link
Patrick Taylor Jr. is about the same size as a well known former NFL RB, and he has a similar gliding style in the open field: Eric Dickerson.

Not saying he has that much speed, or level of talent, or will succeed as well, but the above statements are just facts.

But what I like is the power he shows near the goal line. Assuming that whatever injury kept him out of most of the 2019 season is healed, and his last game with multiple TD's suggests it is, I believe he has a least a 50/50 shot at an NFL career, and just maybe, a good one.

Patrick Taylor Jr, Memphis, Highlights - ( New Window )
Draft the tiny guy from LSU!  
BH28 : 1/14/2020 3:12 am : link
If he declares
How Does A.J. Dillon Grab you  
Angus : 1/14/2020 12:47 pm : link
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/12/10/boston-college-running-back-entering-2020-nfl-draft/
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