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 Post subject: Quizz' buzz picking up steam
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:33 pm 
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From ESPN RUmors section today

Quizz' buzz picking up steam
11:19AM ET


Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith continues to do nothing to diminish the hype surrounding Jacquizz Rodgers in fantasy circles. The change-of-pace back to the bullish Michael Turner, Rodgers appears poised to take on a much bigger role this season, according to the Altanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter.

"Jacquizz is a player that we've got to get him some touches," Smith said after Tuesday's practice. "We found out very early once we got him here that he is not a change-of-pace back. He's a guy who can do all the things that you ask a running back to do. You go out and perform and when he's had his opportunities, he's done a nice job.

"It is obvious that we need to try to get him the football. Again, it's tough a chore sometimes based on how teams are trying to defend us and the guys we have on offense."

Turner is now 30 years old, has 1,417 career carries and appeared a bit slow-footed late last season. Smith already has said he wants to curtail Turner's workload, and since the RB has just 51 total receptions for his career, he could see a large decrease in touches if the Falcons fully commit to the passing game this season -- and that could open the door for Rodgers to bust loose. Rodgers is an excellent late-round flier in PPR fantasy leagues.

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 Post subject: Re: Quizz' buzz picking up steam
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:55 pm 
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What about trading Turner to the Lions a since they're in the RB market and put Quizz as starter? Just a thought.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:47 pm 
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I don't understand any hype? We'll see what he does during the season......8 carries,
40 yards and maybe 20 yards through the air? It will look good on paper.

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 Post subject: Re: Quizz' buzz picking up steam
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:18 am 
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It's great how stuff becomes "news" or "factual." Ledbetter copies down the company line, publishes it, ESPN picks it up and re-publishes it and, voila, facts! I wonder if their is a worse NFL beat writer in the country? We have had some pretty decent ones before but this guy is like one of those horrible SNL characters in a five minute skit that should only last 30 seconds or less.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:51 pm 
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backnblack wrote:
It's great how stuff becomes "news" or "factual." Ledbetter copies down the company line, publishes it, ESPN picks it up and re-publishes it and, voila, facts! I wonder if their is a worse NFL beat writer in the country? We have had some pretty decent ones before but this guy is like one of those horrible SNL characters in a five minute skit that should only last 30 seconds or less.

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I could not have put it better
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