- Apr 7, 2013
I think you need a smart player for that role, who has enough burst but the mental side is important too since that runner is not expected to be a playmaker. They are expected to be a chain mover/protector and touch the ball rarely. We did that with Elliott last year and it worked at least on short yardage.It still bugs me they didn't play Davis last year when Pollard got hurt. And he missed that key block which might be why. I almost expect him to be gone.
I guess people want to wish Dowdle into that role and I think the staff likes him, so we may be stuck.