View Poll Results: Assuming these price tags, which FA RB do you want?

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  • DeAngelo Williams $$$

    0 0%
  • Darren Sproles $$

    20 42.55%
  • Ahmad Bradshaw $$$

    1 2.13%
  • Brandon Jacobs $$

    3 6.38%
  • Reggie Bush $$

    13 27.66%
  • Tim Hightower $

    3 6.38%
  • Jerome Harrison $

    0 0%
  • Cedrick Benson $$

    0 0%
  • Ronnie Brown $$

    1 2.13%
  • Ricky Williams $

    1 2.13%
  • Pierre Thomas $$

    1 2.13%
  • Joseph Addai $$

    4 8.51%
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    Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Which of the following RBs would you want the Rams to sign?

    Wait... before you answer...

    Consider the price tag in deciding. For the purposes of this poll, assume the following codes apply:

    $$$ - Premium FA/Starter's Money (3-4 year deal required)
    $$ - Mid-level FA/Price Tag (2-3 year deal w/out clauses)
    $ - Low-level FA/Bargain Price (1-2 year deal w/minimal guarantee)

    NOTE: Don't argue with the price tags. Assume, for the sake of argument, that the prices are as listed.
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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    I went with Sproles.

    He is a prototypical "change-of-pace" back, and has low miles for a 27 year old RB.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    I also would target Sproles. I like the spark he can give an offense and the different look he presents to an opposing defense. I was very disappointed the Rams passed on Quizz Rodgers when he was available in the fifth round, but picking up Sproles would help make up for it.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Good poll idea AV.

    Obviously I voted Bush...reasons in the other thread.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Sproles is a true playmaker, perfect compliment to 39. Dream pick up.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Actually voted Jacobs, i like sproles as well but upon further mental thought processes i think adding another bruiser in Jacobs would be beneficial to Jackson to keep him fresher later in the game. Jacobs has about 800 career carries, 1000 less than SJax.

    Sproles only has 200 rushes in his career and will provide that nice change of pace, but he will not relieve Jacksons workload in terms of wearing down a defense through quarters 1-3 where the hard work and wear & tear happens, i believe Jacobs will probide that relief by taking about 100-120 hard yard carries off Jackson so he can do what he does best late in the game.

    Not to say that Sproles doesnt bring anything to the table (he would had a spectacular "danger Will Robinson" element) but one thing he cant do is wear down a defense.

    Dream scenario, drop totson and darby. sign jacob and sproles.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Since i cannot argue the price tag i chose Ricky Williams because we are NOT giving our #2 free agent RB more than 1 guaranteed year. Which lead me with only Williams, Harrison, and Hightower and i chose Williams as the best RB out of the group.

    As much sense sproles makes i doubt we should give him 2 years. We need to see how much production we get out of Jackson when you reduce his rushing attempt workload. I believe he will have more receiving opportunity and less up the middle poundings with McD calling the plays.

    I believe Bush is the best fit followed by Addai then bradshaw followed by Sproles

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Interesting note here

    Deangelo Williams 28
    Darren Sproles 28
    Ahmad Bradshaw 25
    Brandon Jacobs 29
    Reggie Bush 26
    Tim Hightower 25
    Jerome Harrison 28
    Cedrick Benson 29
    Ronnie Brown 30
    Ricky Williams 34
    Pierre Thomas 27
    Joseph Addai 28

    Only 4 players (one by only a year) are younger than Jackson (28) on that list.

    I voted for Sproles but I think I would like to change it to Bush if I had the chance. I didnt know sproles had that many years on him.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    sproles... then i would say ronnie brown.. followed by reggie bush.. then ricky sticky icky williams s

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Tim Hightower for the cost....but I really think we should go after Locke from Kentucky that went undrafted....or other undrafted FA -- so we have some youth and some that stays for years to come

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Quote Originally Posted by richtree View Post
    Tim Hightower for the cost....but I really think we should go after Locke from Kentucky that went undrafted....or other undrafted FA -- so we have some youth and some that stays for years to come
    The two moves are not mutually exclusive, as I see it. I would not be surprised if the ONLY RB who returns is Jackson.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Quote Originally Posted by sjacksonrules View Post
    I didnt know sproles had that many years on him.
    Years? Yes. Carries? No.

    I think that makes a difference for a RB's longevity.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Quote Originally Posted by BarronWade View Post
    Since i cannot argue the price tag i chose Ricky Williams because we are NOT giving our #2 free agent RB more than 1 guaranteed year.
    If the Rams like Bush, why wouldn't they give him a 2-3 year contract? He's only 26, after all.

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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    If the Rams like Bush, why wouldn't they give him a 2-3 year contract? He's only 26, after all.
    There is the money factor, as I have heard the Bush values himself highly. I would love to see us spend some money in FA, and grabbing a guy like Bush would make a statement about how serious we are about building a great team. I voted for Sproles however, because he would be a great compliment to SJax.
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    Re: Which RB should the Rams acquire (best choice/best bargain)

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Years? Yes. Carries? No.

    I think that makes a difference for a RB's longevity.
    But has sproles really proved himself? He has 249 carries in his career for less than 1200 yards. Jackson has only two years were he has rushed for less than 249 in a year. Sproles has more receiving yards than rushing so Idk if this guy is the right option.

    Looking at bushes numbers he isn't that impressive either. So he may not be a good option either for the money at least. We need a homerun hitter bush averages 4 ypc.

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