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Just for a reference on whats a good number, Tomlinson has never done more than 12 a season, and hes considered the best breakaway runner in the game.
I think he is saying that some of those 25, 30, 35, yard runs could have been taken to the house if he had more elite speed. Just because you have the most 20+ yard runs doesn't mean you have elite speed.
But to say his weakness is an inability to make long runs is a little far fetched when he leads the league in 20+ runs. Sure hes not as fast as Tomlinson, but I wouldnt call his speed a weakness by any stretch of the imagination.
Hes got a fast burst and great football speed. 90% of running backs are occasionally gonna get caught by the really fast DB's.
No...I think you'll see defenses prepping for him a lot more this year.
Last year, they didn't want any part of him when he was coming right at them. This year willb e no different. He hurst people, but I doubt he get 2000 yards. On the other hand, if the whole O click, he may do that. They needs serious WR help though to keep the D from stacking the line. It takes multiple defenders to bring him down.