While Bruce Gradkowski and JaMarcus Russell duel at quarterback, Michael Bush and Darren McFadden will compete for the starting running back job. Coach Tom Cable doesn’t want yet another running back committee; he hopes that an every-down back emerges.
“We’ll move forward with those two guys,” Cable said Tuesday. “I think it will
help both of them that they will get more work. The question with [McFadden] is, now that he’s healthy, can he be an every-down back? And I
think he can be.”
So McFadden is the favorite, but at least Bush will finally be given a legitimate chance to start. If it’s a fair fight, don’t be surprised to see Bush finish on top.