Originally Posted by infantrycak
Jones in theory is the better runner but he hasn't received any significant carries in 6 years.
Jones has been considered an excellent lead blocker but the best? You would think he would have some sort of pro-bowl or all-pro accolades and he has none.
Theoretically, let's say you wanted Leach, and you didn't mind 2 quality FBs because you know what sorts of players they are. You also know the struggles you had with an inexperienced line last year with no true fullback.
So how would you do it?
Maybe you decide that you aren't blown away by your UDFA RBs. Mostly guys smaller than your normal 3 down Texans running back.
So you go Foster/Tate 1 & 2. And then go FB as your 3rd back. Jones could be that guy. And you put a UDFA on p-squad.
You hope your 3rd RB doesn't get that many carries, and you get the benefit of two quality FBs in case one gets hurt. Yeah, FB doesn't get many snaps, but neither does 3rd RB in the ideal world.
And you'd have two fast bruisers you could potentially use for ST if you wanted.
I'm not saying that is ideal. Trend is to use no roster space on FBs. And you don't want to use much money on FB either, especially when it is dear.
Just trying to figure out why you might be inclined to do this and if so how would you structure your roster.
I still think that they aren't really after him but being respectful to him, and throwing him a bone to get more interest in him from others.