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Old 10-09-2019, 11:03 AM
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Even taking into consideration the fact that the team had the gritty, gutty Frank Gore for 3 seasons recently, Marlon Mack just may be the best and most explosive running back that the franchise has had since the days of Joseph Addai, Dominic Rhodes, and Edgerrin James during the heart of Peyton Manning's reign between 1999 and 2010. Vick Ballard certainly showed promise and potential in his brief time with the team, but his career was derailed by injuries.

After the Colts' win over the Chiefs on Sunday night, Mike Wells noted that Mack was on pace to be the 1,500-yard rusher in which Jim Irsay envisioned him to be when he was drafted in 2017. Joel A. Erickson opines that the cat inevitably was going to come out of the bag, as it has.




Colts RB Marlon Mack was NFL's Best-Kept Secret — but the Secret is Out

(By Joel A. Erickson)

https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...ks/3895737002/






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I have been impressed with his patience. He waits then explodes.
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Marlin Mack is a good running back. As was Joseph Addai and Dominic Rhodes. Edge was a great running back, as was Marshall Faulk.
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Marlin Mack is a good running back. As was Joseph Addai and Dominic Rhodes. Edge was a great running back, as was Marshall Faulk.
I'm moving more toward Edge and Marshall than Addai and Rhodes. He was known as a bust it to the outside speed guy almost exclusively out of college, he's transformed himself into a guy that can hurt you inside and is one of those guys that doesn't seem to go backwards. Obviously the pass catching aspect is sort of removed by way of Hines.
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no. He is still closer to addai/rhodes than edge/faulk.
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Mack has traits that remind me very much of Edge, though he's not that good. He definitely shows the same patience and ability to guide his blockers to create our increase running lanes for himself.
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Give the RB coach some props. Those guys press the hole and then go full bore. Macks high knee running is starting to remind me of the guy Rathman used to block for in SF
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Give the RB coach some props. Those guys press the hole and then go full bore. Macks high knee running is starting to remind me of the guy Rathman used to block for in SF
Good Ol' Roger Craig, rock solid RB for a long time.
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The entire RB group is probably the most solid Iíve ever seen in Indianapolis.

James/Rhodes, Addia/Rhodes, Addai/Brown, Brown/Ballard. Weíve had duos that could contribute at a high level.

Iíve never seen three RBs that can all be legitimate contributors. Hynes is the best receiving back on the team, Wilkins is a good downhill back that can run with power and still break long runs, and Mack is easily the best pure runner of all of them.

I love the fact that Wilkins/Mack can run the same plays, and Hynes/Mack can run (mostly) the same plays. So much versatility.

If they can just get the deep ball working the defenses job will be so much easier.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:31 AM
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On a related note, Le'Veon Bell is currently averaging 2.9 YPC, and 6.1 yards per catch, both well below his career averages. His longest run this year is 13 yards.

And yes, I know he's now on the Jets, but still...
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