Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Nov 2013

Bobby Rainey's Career Day

I’d like to believe that last weekend will be the beginning of a long and fruitful career as an NFL starter for Bobby Rainey, but I’m not naive. The one position in the NFL where there is no shortage of talent is running back. There may be teams that lack a good eye for matching running back talent with its roster, but there are backs training at home with the ability to produce as an NFL starter if called upon. While he has the NFL’s attention, the RSP blog examines what Rainey has done thus far that is consistent with his performance as a college prospect.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 21 Nov 2013

2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2013, 2:23pm by MilkmanDanimal

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by jonnyblazin :: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:47pm

I remember fans on Ravens message boards were furious when they let Rainey go. But the Ravens opted to go with 2 RBs, and given Rice's history and Pierce's break out season, there was no room for him on the roster. After Rice became injured and ineffective and Pierce regressed, the decision doesn't look too good.

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:23pm

I'll admit that, as a Bucs fan, I'd like to see some echoes of Priest Holmes here; guy gets cut by the Ravens, goes elsewhere, BOOM. It's a nice dream to have.