Originally Posted by pittbull
Guys, I think DD is a good back, but I'm just following what an "expert" zone runner said. When DD is running as good as he did last year, behind the shceme that we had the past two seasons, why change? With his size and quickness, defenders cannot shoot gaps, due to them not being able to see him. In the zone scheme, defenses can.
No offense to the expert, but every expert like the Denver coaches, the Texans line coach, etc. from the NFL that I have read has said that DD's cut-back ability is exactly what works best in the zone-blocking scheme. Remember--Shanahan was going to take DD within a few spots after us but we took him first.