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Old 01-16-2009, 05:10 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Marc View Post
Wouldn't shock me. They have to pay Sproles if they want to keep him. But can Sproles be an every-down back, or is he more of a change of pace? I think LT will have 2-3 more years of decent play as he slowly winds down. It is shocking how far these RBs fall from grace, though.
I am not so sure Sproles is going to get paid as much as some folks may think. He is still a bit of a gamble because of his size. Micheal Turner was a slam dunk since he has the size to go with the speed to be a NFL back.

Sproles is suited to be more of a 'hybrid' type of guy who you give 10-15 touches a game but you line him up all over the field in an effort to give him the ball in space where he can run by people.

The irony of it all is that Norv was set to cut him loose last summer until the guy they intended on using for kick returns got hurt and they needed to hang onto him for special teams.
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