Coaches love to play games....and Lovie is no exception. Don't fall for the mind games and trust what Lovie has said all along would happen when Jones was healthy.
Expect Jones to start and receive 75-80% of the workload.
Smith has repeatedly and steadfastly stated that Jones will be the starter, and get most of the looks when healthy. Pre-injury, A-Train was getting 1-5 carries per game. Expect that to be in the 7-10 range this Sunday, as he has earned a few more looks.
Jones was removed from the injury report completely on Friday PM and has practiced at full speed all week.
Put 2 and 2 together....and read the latest from the Tribune on Friday night:
By John Mullin
Tribune staff reporter
Friday November 19, 2004, 10:19 PM CST
The stated plan at running back still is to split time between Thomas Jones and Anthony Thomas, although Smith is enjoying a little uncertainty at the media's expense.
"How about game-day decision," Smith said. "I kind of like that. Game-day decision and both guys will play."