Who's the best back?

Discussion in 'CF Archive Bin' started by clones_jer, Nov 5, 2007.

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Who's the best when healthy?

  1. Bass

    21.2%
  2. Scales

    1.3%
  3. A Rob

    69.2%
  4. I"m a whimp, I refuse to pick.

    8.3%
  1. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    ok, no wimp'n out. Its come down to it, be a man.

    GIVEN: WHEN HEALTHY who's the best?
     
  2. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    Robinson
     
  3. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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    You, my friend, have become a poll-*****. Don't think I don't know what's going on here.
     
  4. bjwitt

    bjwitt Member

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    A-Rob for sure he is really showing me something.
     
  5. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    I voted A-Rob, but I think Bass can be an impact back as well and I'd like to see him get a few more looks.
     
  6. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

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    I think Bass has better vision, but Robinson's speed in the open field really makes him a weapon.
     
  7. cyclonez7

    cyclonez7 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely A-Rob
    He's got breakaway speed and is great at breaking tackles.
     
  8. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Robinson, can't teach speed.
     
  9. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

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    it depends on the situation.. A-Rob is quicker but Bass i think has more power along with scales... but i will say A-Rob has more potential
     
  10. PolkCityClone

    PolkCityClone Well-Known Member

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    Hard to decide with the injuries this year.
     
  11. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    Damn ... too bad it took us so long to get A-Rob playing time. Not as long as Koch mind you - yes I'm still bitter.
     
  12. clonefromNE

    clonefromNE Active Member

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    I would like to see Bass with some more touches as well. Last game didn't he only have like two for -1 yards or something?
     
  13. bhayes_09

    bhayes_09 New Member

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    A-Rob with the speed
     
  14. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    I picked Robinson, mainly because we have him for a lot longer, so more upside!
     
  15. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    will no one give Jason some love? no local holdouts?
     
  16. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    It is really hard not to vote for Robinson. Bass had some nice games against some weaker teams, but Robinson has does it against better defenses. On the other hand the OL is clearly better now than when Bass was healthy. Robinson's speed just seems to cajuse more big plays, something that this team has sorely needed.

    I think it is great to have 3 guys to even be able to vote for.
     
  17. cloneu

    cloneu Well-Known Member

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    What we have options for the best back?:notworthy:
     
  18. aeroclone08

    aeroclone08 Member

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    What have you done for me lately? I'll go with A Rob.
     
  19. Dormeezy

    Dormeezy Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious to see what the poll results would have been prior to saturday's game.

    Robinson exploded in that game.
     
  20. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    thats basically what this poll comes down to. The creator was smart by putting in the "WHEN HEALTHY" stipulation.

    Can't go back in time, but had Scales NEVER gotten hurt when he came to campus I am sure he could have been the winner of this poll, but A Rob just has that breakaway speed and can hit the hole at the right time. I do think Bass is a much more elusive, tackle breaking back, but you cannot teach speed like A Robs...Granted NONE of them have made themselves the "go to, have to get the ball to" back yet. I am waiting for a REAL breakout performance from somebody. But damn is it nice to even be debating this...I kinda have a feeling we'll be doing the same thing next year with the QB's...lots of diff positives at that position too. I do like running back by committee tho, I think we should stick with it. QB by committee does not work in the long run, but you need people to spell the RB's.
     

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