Originally Posted by errand
Regardless...the point being is they made enough of an impression on the coaching staff to not have been buried so far on the depth chart that it took 6 RB's getting injured before they saw the field on gameday.
I mean c'mon, Mike was so impressed with Hillis that he signed Tatum Bell from a Verizon kiosk at Cherry Creek Mall to replace him.
Again, if you've ever followed the way Shanahan operates(d) he hardly ever starts a rookie. He didn't know what he had in Hillis until he started to see playing action out of necessity when our running game was depleted by injuries.
I'm sure at this point, Shanahan was pleased to see what he saw out of Hillis...