4th AND 1: Who Do You Hand The Ball To?

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by burnout2oo7, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. burnout2oo7

    burnout2oo7 I Am Dawk's Broken Heart

    Of all the active running backs in the NFL, who would you choose to hand the ball off to in this key short yardage situation? While Brandon Jacobs is a tempting pick, I think I would have to go with Marion Barber. His nickname says everything about his running style and in the past couple of years, he has shown that he is one of the premier power running backs in the game. I also wouldn't mind having Jamal Lewis or Frank Gore in my backfield (and I think Jonathan Stewart will work his name into the mix by the end of the season) in this situation, but if my season depended on one 4th and 1 play, I would feel most confident giving the ball to Barber.

    Your thoughts?
  2. Jammin Jaguar

    Jammin Jaguar English Student.

    4th and 1 is a no-brainer. Maurice Jones-Drew. He's that low that there's no chance of the defence jumping over the top of the pile and stopping him.
  3. ball in the baskett

    ball in the baskett First Team All Pro

    I say jacobs just because hes so huge.
  4. Ridin Burgundy

    Ridin Burgundy on the Magic Bandwagon

    Mike Sellers
  5. saintskickass

    saintskickass Special Teamer

    i would have 2 agree! low center of gravity. he can carry a load
  6. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    JJ is right. 4th and 1 is a no brainer and it would be LaDainian Tomlinson.
  7. Susielr

    Susielr Go Steelers

    I would pick Jones-Drew.
  8. Dougerrrr

    Dougerrrr Laus Deo

    I like MJD also but Fred Taylor's pretty good too. Burnout I am surprised you didn't at least mention Westbrook. How often does he get stopped for a loss?
  9. wide right

    wide right Grumpy Old Man

    Marion Barber!
  10. burnout2oo7

    burnout2oo7 I Am Dawk's Broken Heart

    A pretty good amount of the times we send him up the middle (not always a loss, but plenty of no-gains). Westbrook is an ideal back for third and long, but otherwise, I'd rather run him outside, so he has a chance of improvising and/or getting to the sidelines. With the box stacked, his chances of getting yardage up the gut isn't as good as other backs in the league, imo.
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Jamal Lewis isn't a bad choice either. I read somewhere that he was the most successful RB in the redzone and in short yardage situations last season.
  12. nastynate184

    nastynate184 Fuck Michigan

    300 hundred pounds of JaMarcus Russel running straight up the middle is my pick.
  13. Dougerrrr

    Dougerrrr Laus Deo

    Haha....good choice Nate.
  14. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Very good choice. Lorenzen?
  15. nastynate184

    nastynate184 Fuck Michigan

    he is my backup option if JaMarcus gets stuffed you put him in at center and run the fumble rouski
  16. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Marion Barber...
  17. Chrisbob

    Chrisbob Fuck Dallas

    All you guys are calling a run, I'd fool you and go play action:icon_cheesygrin:

    Seriously, Barber is a good call.
  18. SeanTaylor21

    SeanTaylor21 TheKingofKind

    Brandon Jacobs 6'4" 265 pounds of pure manchild. All he really has to do is take a step forward and fall forward and he's got the first down.
  19. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Marion Barber. I dare any defender in the NFL to tackle him one-on-one.
  20. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Me too.

    If I was forced to run it would be tough to choose between Jones-Drew and Barber.