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View Poll Results: How many fullbacks do they keep for the 2013 season?
1 Pressley's the Guy. 34 80.95%
1 Conner "Terminates" the competition. 6 14.29%
They keep both guys. 2 4.76%
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:29 PM
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With Pressley and Conner under contract until 2014, do the Bengals go with two fullbacks next season? Although the FB in the Bengals offense plays less than 30% of the offensive snaps, I think it would be more beneficial to keep two on the roster, rather than the traditional roster battle for the following reasons:
  1. It would be pretty nice to have a couple of bigger guys in the backfield to handle blitzes.
  2. It frees up Gresham to become more involved in the passing game. Why not let Gresh do what he's good at, which is creating mismatches against DBs. I don't know if the dropped passes are mental, but I think he could use a confidence boost, and he may get that with more opportunities. Charles as well.
  3. I like to imagine powerful run blocking with Conner helicoptering guys right and left.
  4. In case they still use 1 FB for the run game, the other could be used on special teams to get more reps at blocking.
  5. In case of injury, you'll already have depth.
  6. It eliminates the need for a pure blocking TE.
  7. Improved blocking schemes may prolong the lifespan of the RB they block for, eliminating the need for a fourth RB.
So what do you all think? How many fullbacks do you think they keep and will keep, and why?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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No way. Both are traditional blockers that don't handle the ball. If either were an H-Back type I could see it, but they're only keeping one.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:42 PM
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No way. Both are traditional blockers that don't handle the ball. If either were an H-Back type I could see it, but they're only keeping one.
Yeah, but when was the last time the Bengals used a FB like that? I know they had Jeremi Johnson in '09, but he was just a blocker too that year I think. Marvin loves guys who block. A lot. Plus I recall Marvin at one point saying that there wasn't a FB on the roster in 2011 and the next year he'd have 2 on the roster, but that didn't happen...unless you count the one on PS that year.
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The team would be better have having zero fullbacks considering they don't have anyone who is good enough to offset the limited help the position puts on the offense. A FB isn't needed for a successful running game, unless that FB is very very good. Pressley is below that line. I'm not saying he's a bad player, but having an extra TE or WR in creates more running lanes than a fullback does.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:58 PM
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Conner showed nothing.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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I voted Pressley, but that is likely contingent on how well he comes back from the injury.
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Where is the "*****" no choice?
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Gotta take Pressley. BJGE had some really nice holes while running behind him. Blocking all together seemed better
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Gotta take Pressley. BJGE had some really nice holes while running behind him. Blocking all together seemed better
Yeah, Pressley was beasting this season before he got hurt.. then Connor came in and looked terrible. I think I commented during the season after watching a game that Pressley was sitting on the couch watching Connor in the game and laughing his *** off because he knew as long as he showed up healthy, his job wasn't threatened in the least.
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No room for two guys. Besides, Pressley is the better option and has proven himself. A good fullback can be the unsung hero of a great running game. He made Green-Ellis look great at times.
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Pressley is the guy.... if he can't come back 100% we draft a new guy.

Conner is trash.
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Yeah, but when was the last time the Bengals used a FB like that? I know they had Jeremi Johnson in '09, but he was just a blocker too that year I think. Marvin loves guys who block. A lot. Plus I recall Marvin at one point saying that there wasn't a FB on the roster in 2011 and the next year he'd have 2 on the roster, but that didn't happen...unless you count the one on PS that year.
What does it matter? My point is you're only having one blocking fullback on the roster. Connor is a great example of how you can pickup a blocker late in the year if you want. You can't justify having two unless you can play them together, hence the H-Back reference and I'm not saying do it. Just pick one and save a roster spot.
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With Pressley and Conner under contract until 2014, do the Bengals go with two fullbacks next season? Although the FB in the Bengals offense plays less than 30% of the offensive snaps, I think it would be more beneficial to keep two on the roster, rather than the traditional roster battle for the following reasons:
  1. It would be pretty nice to have a couple of bigger guys in the backfield to handle blitzes.
  2. It frees up Gresham to become more involved in the passing game. Why not let Gresh do what he's good at, which is creating mismatches against DBs. I don't know if the dropped passes are mental, but I think he could use a confidence boost, and he may get that with more opportunities. Charles as well.
  3. I like to imagine powerful run blocking with Conner helicoptering guys right and left.
  4. In case they still use 1 FB for the run game, the other could be used on special teams to get more reps at blocking.
  5. In case of injury, you'll already have depth.
  6. It eliminates the need for a pure blocking TE.
  7. Improved blocking schemes may prolong the lifespan of the RB they block for, eliminating the need for a fourth RB.
So what do you all think? How many fullbacks do you think they keep and will keep, and why?
1. your logic implies both would be on the field at the same time]
2. you are making the assumption that Gresh is in the backfield when doing his job, he is not
3. If that is the case why have Pressley?
4. Makes no sense, who would you eliminate from ST and St blocking is not the same as running game
5. Who do you cut?
6. Once again blocking tight end does something different from FB
7.the first 6 answer the question
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[*]It frees up Gresham to become more involved in the passing game. Why not let Gresh do what he's good at, which is creating mismatches against DBs.
95% of the time Gresham is covered by a linebacker.... if he can't create his own mismatches then we are in more trouble than I ever imagined with him.
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Conner was our 3rd highest rated Offensive player in the Wildcard game, Dude came in off the streets and did a good job. He is more talented than Pressley.
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Conner was our 3rd highest rated Offensive player in the Wildcard game, Dude came in off the streets and did a good job. He is more talented than Pressley.
No he's not.
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No he's not.
I'd argue he's slightly more talented. However, he is not a good player
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I'd argue he's slightly more talented. However, he is not a good player
As a blocker, he isn't.

In his ball carrier attempts, he has been bad.

At the very least, Pressley can do SOMETHING with the ball in his hands lol.
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As a blocker, he isn't.

In his ball carrier attempts, he has been bad.

At the very least, Pressley can do SOMETHING with the ball in his hands lol.
How many yards has Pressley rushed for in his career?
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How many yards has Pressley rushed for in his career?
2 attempts.

One of them being a missed block by Roland where he was tackled virtually as soon as he got the ball by Suggs.
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2 attempts.

One of them being a missed block by Roland where he was tackled virtually as soon as he got the ball by Suggs.
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Given a choice I would rather keep Conner, i just think hes a little more versatile.
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Yeah, Pressley was beasting this season before he got hurt.. then Connor came in and looked terrible. I think I commented during the season after watching a game that Pressley was sitting on the couch watching Connor in the game and laughing his *** off because he knew as long as he showed up healthy, his job wasn't threatened in the least.
What happen to the guy from preseason that was more of an h-back type. The big white guy?
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