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he does with 20. He’ s that classic number two back who lights up a tired defense. He reminds me of guys like Marion Barber III and Lamont Jordan in that regard. Williams has weekly flex appeal as long as he is healthy, and he needs to be
Yesterday we ranked the best, today we look back at four of the worst picks by the Patriots under Bill Belichick.
Laurence Maroney , whom they drafted in the first round in 2006, came when they were scouting fellow Minnesota back Marion Barber III prior to the 2005 draft. Some teams keep their fingers crossed that players on whom they’re already sold can let the combine scare the other teams off, making
d point out his stats (4.2 YPC) were comparable to the Colts ’ Joseph Addai (4.1) and the Cowboys ’ Marion Barber (4.3), or that he’s a full half-yard better than Reggie Bush (and now tied in the “Most Heisman Trophies Owned” category) and I’d hear about his negative carries. I’d say the coaches go out of their way to praise him, and they
place game or consolation championship). Remember, don’t be afraid to bench a “star” with a bad matchup ( Marion Barber , if he plays) for a lesser player with a great matchup (DeShaun Foster). And that is one to grow on. Kirk Minihane
keeper for the next seven years or so. I think he’s a 2008 version of Eric Dickerson (minus the goggles). 2. Marion Barber III (RB, Cowboys) I was kind of surprised he finished this high, to be honest. But he’s the lead guy in a top
Smith, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Terrence Newman, Ken Hamlin, Karlos Dansby. I leave running backs like Steven Jackson, Marion Barber and Brandon Jacobs off the list because I'd hate to see the Pats spend big dollars at that position when there are needs on defense. Ditto for pending free agent receivers
Browns — 18 percent It’s impossible to watch this kid run over defenders and not think big thoughts . He runs like Marion Barber III but with more burst and all the anger and determination. Browns HC Mike Pettine obviously is a fan, and he has been somewhat non-committal about how the Cleveland backfield will roll once the injured starter Ben Tate returns. Crowell
big back is entering his time of year and the Jets are blocking significantly better than they did six weeks ago. Marion Barber , RB, Bears Yes, he coughed up the game, but, unless he gets benched for it, which we doubt, he is still capable
Jay Cutler and Matt Forte are too immense to overcome. The two replacements have been responsible. Caleb Hanie and Marion Barber both have made very costly mistakes. The Bears have lost three straight and they’ve all been against AFC West opponents. 18. (18) Bengals (7-6) — The Bengals suffered
Meanwhile, the Broncos executed another fourth-quarter comeback in which the opposing team made a huge mistake ( Marion Barber stepped out of bounds with less than two minutes remaining while the Bears were in possession of the ball and the lead
Demaryius Thomas with less than three minutes remaining. With under two minutes left — after Bears running back Marion Barber failed to stay in bounds on a run and take more time off the clock and Chicago punted the ball away — Tebow took the Broncos