This is post number 1,600 for PopeyeJonesing.
Love his patience, he sees the field well, waits for his blockers, and has great moves in tight quarters. He struggles a bit more with picking angles and breaking free once he gets down field. All in all a great piece though. He's not as a fast as James and doesn't have the power of Gore, but he's a nice blend of the two.
I'm certainly rooting for him, but we're lucky enough to be in a position where I think we'll be okay even if he doesn't come all the way back. I hope he does, though. If he does, after Gore, I could see him splitting duties with Lattimore with James as the third down back (assuming Lattimore comes back and can produce on the NFL level, and James' pass blocking improves, as it should).
Edit: And as for this year, I think we're keeping five backs:
Dixon (guessing he'll be the one because the position is stacked and he provides value on STs)
[ Edited by PopeyeJonesing on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM ]