Originally Posted by pappy
This is a misnomer as he in fact does not run in the same lane as the running back but instead goes through the line to block a linebacker . If he did run the ball instead in short yardage situations he would in fact be Sustaining some trauma but since he is only a blocker he does not . Mostly he is just not paid much attention by defenses except for the linebacker that has to avoid him .
ONLY a blocker?..........that's where you sustain the real trauma.........1st line of head-on collision(s). Many teams have gone to the pseudo hybrid FB, but if you look at the top RBs, you'll find that big solid "plow" FB paving the way.
And those collisions being with a lowly LB? Keep in mind that Taylor weighs 220 pounds.............now, I'd direct your attention as a comparison to the size of our own LBs
BTW, West Virginia's Owen Schmitt was the bruiser at 6’3 and 248 pounds that paved the way for three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons for Steve Slaton.