Question: How Desperate Are Patriots Fans For A Running Back? Answer: They're Talking Edgerrin James

I don’t feel a whole lot of pity for fans of not one or two but three franchises that have all won titles in recent years, but still, you know the running back situation in New England is bad when you’re reading sentences like this:

↵
↵

I am not jumping for joy at having to pull a 31 year old back to our team in the middle of the season. In fact, I’m hurling over the prospect. But what’s a team to do? As recently as this Monday, the Patriots have worked out 3 backs, reports Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe. Not one of these 3 have the career stats Edge has, nor the experience.

↵

Is Edge washed up? Who knows. He’s not a long term solution, but could he provide much needed depth for a faltering running game?

↵
↵

I suppose it’s not the worst idea in the world, if only because James would come cheap, but still, anyone who’s seen Edge play recently knows he’s not just washed up. He’s what happens when you forget and leave your washed-up clothing in the washer for a day or two. He’s so washed-up he smells vaguely of mildew. Surely there are better options elsewhere.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.