Why the Denver Broncos Must Go with RB-by-Committee in 2013

May 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The rest of the NFL is doing it, so it's time the Denver Broncos caught on. 
After all, it's a copycat league, right? 
The trend? 
Running back committees. 
In order to keep feature backs viable for as long as possible during their already short careers and show the defense a change of pace, clubs are frequently using two and sometimes three running backs.
(Teams are simply not running the ball as much as they did in the past anyway.)
Peyton Manning's pass-happy Broncos—who boast one of the best and most diverse receiving corps in football which now includes run-game stand-in Wes Welker—has to evolve to a more collegiate-esque running back committee.
They distinctly did not implement a running back committee in 2012, until they had to. 
Before Willis McGahee was hurt on November 18 against the San Diego Chargers, he was averaging 17.7 carries per game. 

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