In 2011, we’re running back committee happy. In this possible weekly segment, we’ll take a quick look at how some teams are dividing up the workload.
1. James Starks and Ryan Grant are splitting touches pretty equally in Green Bay. But Starks is dominating the snap count, which indicates he’s better on passing downs. Look for Starks to start getting more touches.
2. Daniel Thomas had more snaps than Reggie Bush in Miami’s second game. Bush wasn’t used on many clear running downs. Coach Tony Sparano said he’d like to get Bush a few more snaps, but it looks like “Reggie Bush, lead back” is already a dead idea.
6. Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, and Mark Ingram are splitting snaps almost equally in New Orleans. Coach Sean Payton says he’s still figuring out how to use all three backs. This is what you call an “upscale problem.”