Originally Posted by SDogo
IMO, Tanner is still living on pre season rep. I saw nothing in game time that makes me believe he still deserves the hype.
I agree. He is a hard runner, a try-hard type player, but not sure he is a NFL caliber RB. The key for a RB is slow to the line, explode through the hole. Murray does it well; Tanner does not wait for the hole to develop - he just explodes at the snap.
My problem with LeMarcus James, is he willing to play ST. The 3rd RB has to play a majority of the coverage teams and given James prolific college resume, and the emergence of Darren Sprowles as small jack-of-all trades type offensive weapon (running game, passing game and returner) - I can't imagine James wanting to run down on ST and tackle anyone.
That is total my guess, I have no insider knowledge.