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Old 12-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Buckhalter ready for return to Philly
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Posted: 12/23/2009 04:21:17 PM MST
Updated: 12/23/2009 04:31:42 PM MST


Correll Buckhalter (Denver Post file photo)He is returning to Philadelphia this weekend to face the only team he had ever known as a pro before signing in Denver during free agency last March.

He thought he had more to give, but the Eagles chose to move on, he feels the Eagles loss was the Broncos' gain. And he's not Brian Dawkins.

"It's the business of the game," Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter said, "and that's the way I took it."

Buckhalter, who missed Sunday's loss to the Raiders, returned to practice today and says he's on track to play Sunday in Philadelphia, where he spent the first eight seasons of his career.

With 582 yards on 109 carries this season Buckhalter needs 20 carries and just five yards rushing over the Broncos final two games this season to set new single-season career highs in each category.

His 5.3 yards per carry this season is his single-season best.

"He was another guy I hated to see go," said Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. "The total package I'm sure those guys are excited to have him."

Asked how long he has been looking forward to Sunday's game and if he was nervous his ankle injury would keep him out, Buckhalter said: "Looking forward to it since the offseason When I first did it, kind of, but I told myself I'm going to get back for this game no matter what."


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Good news I think Buck and Dawkins are going to be really fired up this weekend
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Give Buckhalter the ball more then Moreno, that's all I'm going to say.
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I really don't care that we (wasted) picked Moreno, as long as BUCK can make it through a full season(s) in the upcoming years. He's the real deal. One can always hope.
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I really don't care that we (wasted) picked Moreno, as long as BUCK can make it through a full season(s) in the upcoming years. He's the real deal. One can always hope.
Moreno wasn't remotely a wasted pick. He may not be Adrian Peterson, but he's been instrumental in all of our wins. You need to go back and re-watch those games.

I'd agree that he's had his problems, but I'm not sure how much is him and how much is just horrible blocking. He's not a darter. He needs a lane to work through. But, if you give him one... he can make people miss and run through people.

I do think he's destined to be a splitter, taking 20 carries a game or so. But, he's very effective. People are going to regret giving up on this kid. Just stay tuned.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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Oh, and I'm stoked about Buck being back on the field. He's a huge part of our offense. That's excellent news.
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Moreno wasn't remotely a wasted pick. He may not be Adrian Peterson, but he's been instrumental in all of our wins. You need to go back and re-watch those games.

I'd agree that he's had his problems, but I'm not sure how much is him and how much is just horrible blocking. He's not a darter. He needs a lane to work through. But, if you give him one... he can make people miss and run through people.

I do think he's destined to be a splitter, taking 20 carries a game or so. But, he's very effective. People are going to regret giving up on this kid. Just stay tuned.
Yes, I understand the argument. It is debatable on many fronts (position, talent, new system, #12 pick...), but my argument is, as long as BUCK can stay healthy for a whole season, we got our complete back.

It would be completely different if we had a pick somewhere in the middle 20's and picked him there, then... oh, well, its history, if we can get it to work between him and BUCK, as long as BUCK stays (mostly) healthy, it will probably all come clean in the wash.
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Oh, and I'm stoked about Buck being back on the field. He's a huge part of our offense. That's excellent news.
Absolutely.
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I hear you about the #12 issue. I guess I just don't get overly worked up about draft slots, unless we're talking about a few rounds later. If he was picked in the lower part of the first, you're right... people probably wouldn't be saying much. The argument is, well... we could have had Orakpo. (Etc.) But, every year... you've got half of the guys in the top 15 busting or underperforming. So, to me... if Moreno provides a valuable service to the team and helps us win, I'm happy. I don't mean a back-up, but a productive starter... which I believe he has been, and will be more so in the future.

I posted some stats on his 3rd and short carries in another thread. Check them out. That's supposedly his "weak spot" and he's better than Hillis was last year, and better than Adrian Peterson or Steven Jackson this year.

People are jumping up this guy's ass too quickly. He may not be Terrell Davis, but he's got potential to be a very productive back for us.
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Oh, I know. I really like the team atmosphere and change of culture McD has brought. It is amazing, not only the change this team has gone through in just one season, but also its success.

#12 was just not a great place to draft last year, and there was no clear-cut winner. I still would have liked to see someone else, because, frankly, I don't really see a difference with this ballclub when Moreno is active or not, as long as BUCK is healthy.

But, I have high hopes for #56 from Tennessee
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Is it just me....

BUT

When Buck is out of the line up our offense is horrid?
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It's not you "Rob"...he (Buck) makes us a little more dangerous, and opens up the lanes more..
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With the way Philly likes to blitz, Buck could pop off a few really long runs.

I would also like to see them just pass it to Moreno until they shut him down. The dude is a great receiver and seemed to be on a roll - then we stopped passing it to him.

Just put the hurt on Donovan early and we could get a few INT's. I'm rambling. I'll shut up now.
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With Buck & Hillis out we have no running game. Good to hear Buck will play. Hopefully he can go all day. We'll need him to have a chance.
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With the way Philly likes to blitz, Buck could pop off a few really long runs.

I would also like to see them just pass it to Moreno until they shut him down. The dude is a great receiver and seemed to be on a roll - then we stopped passing it to him.

Just put the hurt on Donovan early and we could get a few INT's. I'm rambling. I'll shut up now.
great post actually
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With Buck & Hillis out we have no running game. Good to hear Buck will play. Hopefully he can go all day. We'll need him to have a chance.
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Give Buckhalter the ball more then Moreno, that's all I'm going to say.
Why? Do you want C-Buck to get injured and miss games 15 & 16 and the playoffs!

I hope we can use C-Buck as a decoy in any non-contact situation, at least he may not injure himself.

Then by the time we make it to the AFC Title game and possible SB.....C-Buck will have the freshest legs and be ready to break TD's SB records.
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I'd like to see McD take some hand offs at RB to help jump start the offense!
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With the way Philly likes to blitz, Buck could pop off a few really long runs.

And injure an ankle, knees, his baby toe, or any part of his body that has ligaments, cartilage, bone or muscle etc.

I would also like to see them just pass it to Moreno until they shut him down. The dude is a great receiver and seemed to be on a roll - then we stopped passing it to him.

Hillis is a much better receiver than Moreno is.

Just put the hurt on Donovan early and we could get a few INT's. I'm rambling. I'll shut up now.
Please do.
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What about Hillis
What about Moreno

What about Orton?

What about McD

Hell....What about YOU!?
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