Dr LBC Posted August 5, 2022 Share Posted August 5, 2022 8 hours ago, NYRaider said: Conner basically got 0 targets when Edmonds was healthy, Akers sucked when he came back and might not even start 1) Edmonds wasn't healthy often last season (as a Chase owner I can personally attest to that) and he's not even on the roster anymore, so that's kind of a moot point anyway - Edmonds was the entrenched guy that Conner effectively usurped last season (in no small part because Edmonds wasn't able to stay healthy). The knock I can see on Conner is that there's some expected regression to the mean in TD's this season, because the amount he punched in last season was absurd. That said, Zona's offense should still be high-powered (and they were cooking up until Kyler's injury last season) and presenting Conner with a plus amount of RZ opportunities and the OL hasn't deviated from last season's. 2) Akers will start as long as he's healthy. People are reading way too much into McVay hyping up his own players. Hendo was effective - not outstanding - last season and still ceded time to Sony Michel. Akers at the close of his rookie year was seizing control from any and all other RB's on the roster. Now, I still expect at least a 70/30 split in Akers favor, but you're not going to find many teams in the league that aren't doing at least that (that's the best-case-barring-injury split Jamarrio can expect in Denver, it's probably close to what Zeke will see in Dallas, in terms of outright carries it's probably what the split between Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon is going to be). There's a reason why the guys that go in the 1st round go in the 1st round, the bell-cows are a rare breed these days because coaches simply don't deploy them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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