Hey everyone, this is my running back version of "voting for the starters".
In case you don't already know, this series will go through every position, asking for your votes on who you think should start for each position. At the end, once we have gone through every position, I will put up the results for who we voted for.
Alright, lets get started.
This one, like the last one is pretty straightforward. Our current running backs are Ronnie, Ricky, Patrick Cobbs, Lex, and Kory Sheets. Most of you guys are gonna vote for Ronnie and the reasons are as follows:
Ronnie has good speed, strong runner who has good vision of the field and can stay on his feet. He doesn't turn the ball over a lot, and he is the heart and soul of the wildcat offense. He is very versatile, he can run, catch, and even throw, and he is a very smart player. In my opinion, this one is a no-brainer, Ronnie Brown is our best RB.
Some people on this site lately have been talking about starting Ricky over Ronnie. Realistically, I don't think it is going to happen, and, frankly, I don't want it to happen. Although Ricky is a great player, I really think Ronnie is just a great-er player.
Anyway, so I can talk about all of the players, Ricky, like Ronnie also has good speed, but I did realize on some of his runs where he would break into the open field, after a while, he would run out of gas. So he struggles to maintain top speed for extended periods of time (4+ seconds). Also, Ricky is a good threat in the passing games, although he has dropped a few easy ones over the years, he does have good hands. He also tends to fumble sometimes.
Patrick Cobbs is our utility 'back. He does EVERYTHING. He runs, blocks, goes out for passes, returns kicks, helps in the wildcat with misdirections, and so on. With that said, I really think that is all he is. Not a starter, juts a utility guy, Definitely an asset, but not a starter.
Lex Hilliard is someone that I really want to see play a lot this year. He could very well be our starting RB for the years to come. He is a big guy who is surprisingly fast for his size and he has some nice powerful legs which help him propel through defenders. Last year, he didn't play much, but when he did, I was impressed. In the preseason, he did fumble a few times, so that is something to look at, but overall, he is a really solid player. Not a starter.... yet.
Kory Sheets is fast and I also wanna see him play. He has similar future starting potential in a few years if he can show the FO what he can do this offseason, and they like what he has to offer. We may also use him as a kick returner or something.
Well, thats about it, now its time to vote:
Who should our starting RB be in 2010?
Ronnie Brown (156 votes)
Ricky Williams (38 votes)
Patrick Cobbs (2 votes)
Lex Hilliard (5 votes)
Kory Sheets (8 votes)
209 total votes