He'll be mostly a first and 2nd down back. 3rd and short it's Moe. 3rd and long, it's not Onterrio until he gets his blocking down.
He has talent, runs behind a line that is not only better than last year, one of the biggest lines ever, and possibly one of the most dominant. Culpepper will get time to pass, and the RB's should be able to get their jobs done.
Onterrio's job will be to get the rushing yards on 1st and 2nd down. I'd expect 1200 yds easy, but only 4-5 TD's. He looks like he has good skills running. He needs alot of work on his blocking, and I'm not stating that just from his first play where he may or may not have been responsible for picking up the blitz. I've seen it discussed many times by people who have attended training camp, and the coaching staff has mentioned it a couple of times. Tice has been fairly positivewhen addressing it to the media, but it is a concern, and he simply will not use him routinely in passing situations. As Tice said, he won't start a rookie in the opener basically on principal. I don't buy that the decision has been made in stone at this point, but it demonstrates he is somewhat of a traditionalist.
I'm glad I have him too, and I'm really glad the Vikings have him after losing Bennett, but I'm not counting on him being one of my starters every week. I'd want a better option even as a 3rd RB.
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