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Old 07-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #126
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Not a problem. I remember being really worried that he wouldn't make 2000 yards because of all of his sitting out.

If he had only put up 2 more good seasons, we wouldn't have to gnash our teeth and wail that the most prolific Playoff RB in the history of the game isn't in the HOF. He'll be 70 years old by the time he gets in.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM   #127
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You can extrapolate those numbers in order to come to those conclusions, but don't forget that would also amount to 60 more carries, giving him 450 on the season.

Quite the workload right there.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #128
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True. LJ survived 450. TD would have too. Hind-sight being 20/20, it's not like it would have ruined his career or anything.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #129
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LJ survived 450.
No, he didn't.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:14 PM   #130
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The man is a POS but you have to appreciate what OJ did back in the day. An age where defenders could horse collar tackles, chop you, take you head off, etc. His over 2000 yard season also was delivered in a 14 game season with no bye week.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:50 AM   #131
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No, he didn't.
In 2006 he had 416 Touches for 1700+ yards, and 41 receptions for 400+ yards, 467 touches. This was over 16 games

In 2007 he had 336 touches for 1700+ yards and 30 receptions for 350 yards. He played all 16 games

It seems to me that he handled 450 touches and survived... When he was getting the ball he was still productive at 4.5 ypc in 2008, but his attitude and public beef with Herm Edwards causing him to be benched, and eventually suspended by Goodell.

In 2009 He spent more time suspended/beefing with the Chiefs.

In fact his Wiki doesn't mention injury at all, and I'd suggest that his public fued with the Chiefs and his primadonna attitude was the driver for his lack of production than anything else.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:08 AM   #132
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WTF are you smoking? Almost none of this is true.

Larry Johnson played in only 8 games and had 559 yards (a WHOPPING 3.5 yards per carry) in 2007. He made it to week 9 against GB. After that, they had to try 5 different running backs and have been losing football games ever since.

http://www.nfl.com/player/larryjohnson/2505491/profile
He used the 2005 stats rather than 2007. I am assuming an honest mistake of looking down the column rather than up.
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He used the 2005 stats rather than 2007. I am assuming an honest mistake of looking down the column rather than up.
Shoot! My bad everybody. My bad.
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Diaper Boy had 2 monster years and fell off the face of the NFL scene.
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