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The Baker
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Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
Ha.

Just noticed that.


dabigfella
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
yeldon sucks without that bama o line


The Baker
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
Amen, brotha


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StrongBackWeakMind
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
Of course. They used the 4th overall pick on him.


Vidic
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
Why would he not start over Yeldon?


MSMHater
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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Why would he not start over Yeldon?


This. Yeldon is a classic 3rd down back in the NFL, and Fournette is a #1.
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lsupride87
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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Of course. They used the 4th overall pick on him.

I mean they used their 2nd round pick on Yeldon....

These days it doesnt mean as much


StrongBackWeakMind
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
Yeah. 4th pick vs 36th pick. If they didn't intend for him to start over Yeldon, they wouldn't have drafted him that high.

If you're drafted in the top half of the first round, you're intended to immediately supplant the guy that's already there.
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shel311
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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I mean they used their 2nd round pick on Yeldon....

These days it doesnt mean as much
Running back is a position, maybe more than any other, that can come in and make an immediate contribution.

It would be more odd to me if they took LF #4 overall and did not start him.


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lsupride87
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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Yeah. 4th pick vs 36th pick. If they didn't intend for him to start over Yeldon, they wouldn't have drafted him that high.

If you're drafted in the top half of the first round, you're intended to immediately supplant the guy that's already there.

I thought you were insinuating they are starting him no matter what because he is a high pick.



StrongBackWeakMind
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I thought you were insinuating they are starting him no matter what because he is a high pick.

I'm not insinuating. I'm stating.


AUtigerNOLA
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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LF starts over TJ Yeldon


uhh No shit? He was the 4th pick.


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airfernando
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
why was there ever any doubt


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ReauxlTide222
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He has such a unique running style. Miss watching him in college.


StrongBackWeakMind
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Yeldon is a classic 3rd down back in the NFL
Aren't 3rd down backs smaller and shiftier. The smaller guys normally get relegated to 3rd down duties because they can't stand up to the rigors of fulltime duty.

Right?


GeauxTigerTM
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
If your cock fell off and caught fire immediately, I'd be ok with it after you posting this gif...





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Feral
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
Only one of those guys had a winning record against Arkansas.


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TU Rob
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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Aren't 3rd down backs smaller and shiftier. The smaller guys normally get relegated to 3rd down duties because they can't stand up to the rigors of fulltime duty.


Pretty much. But it is a passing game these days. 3rd and anything longer than 4 yards, you'd rather have a back that can take a screen pass and make someone miss



or that can pick up a defender and protect the QB

Image: http://d3murf.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/yeldonpasspro.gif


or kick it outside and get to the edge quickly

Image: http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/imported_assets/2238709/tj-yeldon-touchdown-vs-tennessee-o.gif



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MSMHater
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re: Wait... LF starts over TJ Yeldon?
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Aren't 3rd down backs smaller and shiftier. The smaller guys normally get relegated to 3rd down duties because they can't stand up to the rigors of fulltime duty.

Right?



I think more of hands, ability in open space, pass pro, and speed to the outside. But those things alot of time correlate to size, you're right about that.

And we, unfortunately, know just how good Yeldon can be on 3rd down with space

Holee shite was I furious walking down the ramp after that play.
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