7 times, exactly, he's only carried the ball 7 times. How can anyone say that he has proven value when he's only carried the ball 7 times, was injured for a year and in the year he started as a rookie our talent level was not high?
And to say that he carried "Mostly on short yardage attempts" is pretty inaccurate when you see those 7 carries:
2-1-HOU42 (8:35) J.Baxter up the middle to HST 44 for 2 yards (D.Coakley).
2-1-HOU37 (5:45) J.Baxter up the middle to HST 36 for -1 yards (D.Nguyen).
1-10-BUF41 (13:07) (Shotgun) J.Baxter up the middle to BUF 41
2-3-HOU47 (9:27) J.Baxter up the middle to SD 47 for 6 yards (J.Seau B.Leber).
2-10-SD43 (11:55) J.Baxter up the middle to SD 42 for 1 yard (D.Edwards).
1-10-HOU49 (3:14) J.Baxter right guard to CIN 49 for 2 yards (O.Gibson).
3-10-WAS41 (9:18) J.Baxter right tackle to WAS 37 for 4 yards (A.Pierce; I.Ohalete).
3 out of the 7 were 2nd down and short, so mostly he carred on long yardage downs.
Either way, there's not enough there to justify saying he's better than anyone.