After his questionable article on the value of runningbacks, Scott Logush decided to double down on his sentiment in the Vendetta Sports Fantasy Show last night in the wake of Leonard Fournette’s release from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
While Logush is usually justified when it comes to his takes, myself and Trey Daubert were less than supportive when this particular opinion was brought up.
In what some may call ‘the hottest of takes’, Logush made the assertion that runnigbacks are not worth a ton of money or draft capital, using examples such as Leonard Fournette, Rashaad Penny, Le’veon Bell and Todd Gurley as draft or contract busts.
As was pointed out by myself and Trey, what Logush failed to realize is that for every bust, there is an MVP caliber running back. Scott’s argument is essentially this: some runningbacks who sign large contracts or are drafted in the first round do not live up to the hype.
But, this is the case for every position, no? Surely this does not mean there is not a single runningback that’s worth their weight in gold?
Actually, that is the case, according to Scott Logush, who conveniently forgets that Christian McCaffrey has had almost 5000 yards from scrimmage and 39 touchdowns in only 3 seasons, or that Ezekiel Elliot has had only one season in 4 years (in which he only played ten games) where he rushed for under 1350 yards. Maybe he is also forgetting that Saquon Barkley has been the best player on the Giants since the second he got drafted, gaining 5038 yards from scrimmage and averaging 5.7 yards per carry despite never having played a full 16-game season.
After a thorough roast, Scott quickly backtracked and had the following to say on his asinine assertion:
“Ok, maybe I would pay Nick Chubb and CMC, Jury is out on Barkley and Cook.”
It is a start but In his infinite desire to deliver a hot take, Scott has clearly lost his mind. At the very least, Scott has tapped into his selective memory to deliver this steaming hot take.
While I have an immense amount of respect for Scott, my close personal friend, nicknamed ‘Chief’, had this to say on the subject:
“This ain’t it.”
Not to worry, Scott. We forgive you.