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    Bernard Pierce



    Is it me or does it seem like as of late he is more explosive than Ray Rice. There was points in that game last night where i felt like they were handing it off to ray simply because of what he has done in the past. Should he be getting more carries than 27?
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    Re: Bernard Pierce

    He's got fresh legs, first of all. And teams key on Rice, which benefits Pierce. He's a different style of runner. Rice is an all pro RB, having Pierce as a complement benefits everyone, Rice, the Ravens, Pierce, and us. They're doing a good job of getting Pierce his touches, but I wouldn't change a thing right now.
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    I love me some Bernard Pierce but lets not get carried away. Pierce brings a different style to his game than Rice does his which makes him a perfect compliment to Rice. In some cases/specific situations though that style may be more effective than Rice's. We are blessed to have em both IMO.

    I will add though that should god forbid Ray Rice go down with an injury, I feel one million percent better about having Pierce back there to pick up the load than anyone else we have had since McGahee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esmd View Post
    He's got fresh legs, first of all. And teams key on Rice, which benefits Pierce. He's a different style of runner. Rice is an all pro RB, having Pierce as a complement benefits everyone, Rice, the Ravens, Pierce, and us. They're doing a good job of getting Pierce his touches, but I wouldn't change a thing right now.
    Ditto. 2 weeks is time for Pierce to heal up. We have a great 1,2 punch.




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    Re: Bernard Pierce

    Quote Originally Posted by esmd View Post
    He's got fresh legs, first of all. And teams key on Rice, which benefits Pierce. He's a different style of runner. Rice is an all pro RB, having Pierce as a complement benefits everyone, Rice, the Ravens, Pierce, and us. They're doing a good job of getting Pierce his touches, but I wouldn't change a thing right now.
    Ditto. 2 weeks is time for Pierce to heal up. We have a great 1,2 punch.




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    Re: Bernard Pierce

    i hear you guys and i dont think they need to switch them out ether but fresher legs and defenses keying on RR are all reasons that BP maybe should have seen more carries.

    i totally agree with the fresh legs thing and can not wait to see what RR looks like with 2 weeks of R&R
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    Pierce is deceptive moreso than Rice. He doesnt fall into predictable running patterns which RB's can do. Like Rice used to get caught up in cutting back everything (which he doesnt do anymore) Pierce has better vision and patience if you watch his runs. He is faster than you think he is also. Pierce is not a secret anymore. He is also more explosive once he hits the hole. He is the best RB on the roster right now, Rice is also so conscious of fumbling that it is costing himself some explosion and a step.




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    Pierce just seems to be running with more authority right now. I was actually surprised with his contribution yesterday because Aaron Wilson and the injury reports made it sound like he was pretty beat up but he ended up having some strong runs.




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    It's a long season. Having a two headed monster at the running back position is a huge plus but you got to give majority of the carries to the man who's earned it and that's Rice. If Pierce stays healthy and continues to run like he does he'll eventually replaced Rice at the end of his contract (Pierce that is). Isn't this what we saw when Ray Rice took over as starter for Willis Mcghaee.




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    I think Pierce is a much better pure running back then Ray Rice at the moment. He hits the whole quicker and is much harder to bring down. Rice, however, blows him away in open space. He is an amazing check down option. It's great having both of them on the team, but I think Rice is quite a bit overpaid.




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    Re: Bernard Pierce

    I think he's a better pure runner TBH, but Rice is a guy that can do everything. Rice creates mismatches because you can move him around, and he is a good runner too (quite agile); I just think that in the running game Pierce has slightly better vision and runs more aggressively... some of the cuts he makes are pretty impressive too. He had a great run last night where he made three or four little jukes that made guys miss. Surprisingly elusive.




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    Rice still seems to be there in the second half to make some crucial plays. Pierce has played great in his role and I hope he continues to grow into it next year. A 1-2 punch that can keep Rice's legs fresh in December and January is a good thing.




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