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Since we are set at RB for 2013, what is in store for 2014?

With DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and Mike Tolbert taking the carries again this season (and taking a big salary too so they better be getting more carries Shula) I think we will see Deangelo starting again getting about 60% of the carries with Stewart receiving 30% and Tolbert get the other 10% with short yardage situations. Depending on early season production and health we could obviously shuffle those numbers a bit. I think Williams did enough at the end of last season to get the starting job back and his season would have looked even better had his 76 yard TD run not been called back for a stupid holding call that was already behind the run against the Raiders. This guy gives a pretty deep reasoning here to my belief of Deangelo being our starter and what I had always hoped since we drafted him, our feature back. Stewart is obviously a great back as well and this is definitely not a knock on his talent because he has tons of that as well. Our offense seems to always be on "home-run" mode with Williams in the game and it's more of like a "base-hit" mode with Stewart and Tolbert in the game. Funny thing is I am not even a baseball fan, but this analogy seemed like a perfect fit. I am hoping that we continue to ride Williams past this season. The best case scenario is that we start Deangelo in all preseason games and he shines on the first two drives so we can pull him with confidence and further preventing injury chances. Play Stewart the bulk of the series and he shines so some team offers us a draft pick (3rd round tops) but I would gladly take that in this scenario. Deangelo is getting paid feature back money, so why not play him like a feature back? When given the chance, he has proven that he can be one. Going into 2014 with an extra 3rd round pick to use on other needs would be nice to have since we would still have Williams and Tolbert set in the backfield for the 2014 season.

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