Originally Posted by Jason in LA
I think it's the back. If RD was the starter against the Jags, Chargers, and Bucs, they would have had a lot more rushing yards. RD probably wouldn't have ran over those defenses like he's run over the Panthers and faiders, but he would have had a lot more yards than Q had. RD fits the system perfect. Q doesn't. If Q became the starter again, the running game would struggle.
I think RD's style does have a lot to do with it. But it all starts with the OL. I really do NOT think RD would have had a lot more yds. against JAX or SD based on the lack of running room and holes in those games. Reuben has made his yds on his own on a few plays, but for the most part he has had some excellent holes and Multiple options to run through. He has been able to choose a hole, where before the OL was not making even one hole to go through.