Originally Posted by mes311
Lions fan, what is the running back situation looking like over there? Does it appear Kevin Jones has the inside track to being the man this year?
It appears KJ has the inside track, but it is definately be RBBC, although KJ should get ~18-20 carries per game. KJ looked good in limited preseason action (only ~13 carries in games 2 and 3). He saw the holes, hit them, made people miss, put little bursts of speed on. Blocking and recieving is still a question, but a couple games will answer that. Pinner also looked good. I think he will be a change up and short yardage back. He was bowling people over. The 3rd RB is a question mark right now. Bryson is coming back healthy (last year he was coming back from ACL knee surgery). He is supposed to be the 3rd down back and have the best recieving and blocking skills. But, Cobourne (2nd year undrafted, led NFLE RB's in yards from scrimmage, I think) has had a good camp and preseason. He is the quickest of the bunch, and a fan favorite. We'll find out Monday