Carolina Running Backs: Is Stewart Ready For Primetime?

June 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

RBBC Review: Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers sets the example for the rest of the league after when it comes to running back by committee. 
Many teams gear up for seasons by adding depth at running back and getting two or three runners ready for playing time. On paper this works out well, as injuries tend to take a toll on running backs throughout the league every year, and a second or third option lets the team just keep on rolling. 
But this isn’t always the case. Often times the switching back and forth doesn’t allow for players to get in a groove and limits potential breakouts by limiting playing time between multiple players.

DeAngelo Williams, Carolina’s first round pick in 2006, has been carrying most of the load since 2008.  Although he only stands 5’9’’, he plays with a combo of speed and power that many runners envy.  He has an ability to switch directions that is matched by few in the...

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