Stats don't tell the whole story, so take this FWIW. I posted on another thread and it got me to thinking. Taking into account missed starts, exactly what has DD done for us, production-wise? Some backs grind it out on the ground and some are dual-threat runners and receivers, so this is not a completely fair comparison, but it does give some food for thought. DD has only played three years, but I took the best three seasons of the backs listed and averaged their total yards per game to compare. In no case were any backs' best three seasons in their first three. With DD, we only have these three from which to draw comparisons. In cases where teams haven't had an established RB for any significant length of time, I either omitted them, I took the stats of their most recent back with a track record, or I drew stats out for their back that has been with more than one team (Dillon, Edge, etc.). Marshall Faulk - 147.06 YPG Tiki Barber - 143.77 Priest Holmes - 147.73 Edgerrin James - 134.85 Clinton Portis - 134.46 L. Tomlinson - 132.79 Jamal Lewis - 129.54 Ahman Green - 127.47 Dom Davis - 124.19 Shaun Alexander - 118.17 Fred Taylor - 117.84 Curtis Martin - 117.51 Deuce McAllister - 115.53 B. Westbrook - 115.40 Corey Dillon - 105.95 Warrick Dunn - 99.80 Just for kicks, I checked out the single season YPG for the Super Bowl winning backs for the last few years. 2005: Willie Parker - 94.66 2004: Corey Dillon - 115.86 2003: Antowain Smith/Faulk - RBBC and couldn't figure out percentages of playtime. 2002: Antowain Smith - 89.93 (started 15 games) 2001: Jamal Lewis - 127.69 Also worth mentioning - the Texans finished 15th in rushing in the NFL last season and 12th in rushing in 2004.