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15 Jul 2014

LSU's Leonard Fournette: Best in a Decade?

In a decade? So says the Sporting News college football preview. The next Adrian Peterson? Some say so. Matt Waldman takes a look at the RSP blog.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 15 Jul 2014

2 comments, Last at 16 Jul 2014, 11:06pm by justanothersteve

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by rfh1001 :: Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:59am

I can't read something like this without thinking: Play Defense! Play Defense! I want to watch you run, but play Defense!

I hope this makes a good person. But maybe I am a bad person for knowing that running backs get so royally screwed - for good economic reasons) and still loving to watch them.

(Basically, pretty much everything about the NCAA rules is nonsense, but if it came down to one thing, I think it might be: you take the best three years of RBs' careers and rob them of their second contract.)

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by justanothersteve :: Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:06pm

I agree it's a shame that it's better to convert positions like Anthony Barr did. The RB glory may be what kids want. Too bad kids don't realize it's a very few RBs like Peterson who ever see big bucks while significantly more LBs do.