I'm calling for the benching of Ray Rice.
While most of the blame doesn't go onto him, it is obvious to me that he has gotten old.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise to me. Unless you're a super back (AP) or a power back (Frank Gore), a shelf life for a RB is very short.
So, I'm not mad at Rice for getting older.....
In fact, I applaud him for being a smart business man, and taking the money he could while he could.
Thankfully, we have Bernard Pierce, who I think could be a capable starter for us.
He's big enough to be a feature back (6'0, 220)
Is a very athletic back (4.4 40 time)
And can make something out of nothing (seen numerous times).
I want him as the starter going forward. Rice has gotten old, no shame in it, but he doesn't scare defenses anymore.
It's clear to me he doesn't have it anymore.
This post will probably be ridiculed by the masses, but I don't care. I'm going to call for Rice's job. He's too old, and has lost it. Sad thing is we can't cut him either.
I think Pierce should start next season. He's certainly athletic enough and has good enough vision to do so. He wouldn't fall flat on his face every play like Rice has.
The only concern with BP is that he has some injury history, which is why I think we take a RB in the draft this year.
Anyone else think that BP will be the starter next year?