Originally Posted by DBroncos4life
Having a guy that is good at blocking like Ball is great but it still is a liability for Manning. Ball comes in teams know he is in there to block not run so they can send more people. One missed block and bam down goes Manning.
In fairness to Ball
, he had 35 yards on 6 carries with a longest of 14 (5.8 ypa) in our last game, and his only extended amount of work the past few weeks.
And on 1st down with 10 yards to go, he's actually done quite well...12-63-5.7ypa
and for those worried he can't run between the tackles...his numbers say otherwise 15-62 for a 4.1 ypa.
By contrast Hillman
on 1st and 10 has 31-154 (5.0 ypa.) but has struggled between the tackles with 43 yards on 17 attempts (2.5 ypa)
Granted they're not McGahee, but they've shown something to the coaching staff that makes them have confidence in their ability to help this team make plays in the run game..