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  1. #25
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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet



    Rice is fine. I'm not worried about him. As another poster said, RB's typically don't have huge games in the Super Bowl for whatever reason. Before this SB, the last 100 yard rusher was 6 years ago in the Colts/Bears game where both RB's went over 100.





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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    What hold out?
    He wasn't around in the offseason until they signed him. He missed ota's, minicamp, all that stuff. Might not have affected him but it just as easily could have.




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by ballhawk View Post
    He wasn't around in the offseason until they signed him. He missed ota's, minicamp, all that stuff. Might not have affected him but it just as easily could have.
    Do you realize how worthless OTAs and minicamps are to veterans? Highly doubt it had any effect on him at all. He still had a pretty decent statistical year.




  4. #28

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    I concur with the notion that teams keyed in on Rice in the playoffs forcing us to beat them with our other weapons which of course we did. That being said, I also agree he could have played a little better. Especially with regards to the fumbles. When all is said and done though; this is a team game, and Ray definitely had a part in helping us win it all. Having Pierce will definitely help him, and help us win in the future.




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Let's also remember the regular season games where Cam barely used Rice, or Pierce for that matter.




  6. #30

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    I don't buy that teams were keying in on Rice. Bottom line is he had a bad playoffs. He put the ball on the ground 3 times. Teams did limit him in the passing game. They did not let him run free in the passing game. Pierce was the more effective runner. With the exception of the broncos teams keyed on T. Smith. Teams did not over commit to stop the run.




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Do you realize how worthless OTAs and minicamps are to veterans? Highly doubt it had any effect on him at all. He still had a pretty decent statistical year.
    I hear that. But he wasnt around the team at all. That includes the trainers. His playoff struggles and somewhat down year could be attributed to conditioning issues.




  8. #32

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    Last 3 years...

    Regular Season:
    2010 4.0 ypc
    2011 4.7 ypc
    2012 4.4 ypc

    Postseason:
    2010 3.1 ypc
    2011 3.0 ypc
    2012 3.6 ypc

    I think using Pierce more will preserve Rice better for the long season.
    Youre also facing the best of the best in the playoffs- whereas the regular season stats have a way of balancing out. Stats can fatten up against the Browns of the world...
    "Sorry officer, nothing wrong here. I'm just watching the Ravens game!"




  9. #33

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    See Ozzie thread on Pierce. He wants to draft RB depth because Pierce was injured too much during practices
    and games.


    As people keep forgetting, some of Rice's poor stats occurred in the playoffs because all the defenses were
    stopping Rice up the middle which opened up the great plays to Boldin on the outside.

    The 3rd and inches from Joe to Boldin was on the outside lane made possible by teams shutting down Rice.

    They can't stop everyone which is why we won the SB - geesh!

    Same thing happened to the great Jim Brown in the 64 championship game. Colts threw everything at him to
    stop him and they did but that opened up the outside lane to former Terp Gary Collins who scored 3 TDs from
    Frank Ryan.

    Rice was our Jim Brown and people down't even know it.
    Umm, actually they only put 7 in the box for that crucial 3rd and 1 call where Joe hit Anquan. They were hardly concerned with over committing to stopping Rice.
    "Sorry officer, nothing wrong here. I'm just watching the Ravens game!"




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Thunder View Post
    Youre also facing the best of the best in the playoffs- whereas the regular season stats have a way of balancing out. Stats can fatten up against the Browns of the world...
    Good point.




  11. #35

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    I think the team sent him a message in the Parade. All the "Superstars" got their own Humvee's. Ray Rice, you get in the Humvee with the 2nd team. The positive in all of this is that Rice knows he screwed the pooch in the playoffs and hopefully it will make him a better player.




  12. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Poeboy View Post
    I think the team sent him a message in the Parade. All the "Superstars" got their own Humvee's. Ray Rice, you get in the Humvee with the 2nd team. The positive in all of this is that Rice knows he screwed the pooch in the playoffs and hopefully it will make him a better player.
    ??? He was on a float, and he was with all the backfield players. He wasn't with the "2nd team".

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