"Sep 6 Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports the Cleveland Browns released an unofficial depth chart Tuesday, Sept. 6, for the season opener, and RB Reuben Droughns was listed as the No. 1 running back. Head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday, Sept. 5, he probably wouldn't announce his starting running back until Sunday, Sept. 11."
The question is this; does it matter?
I think I've made more posts here to the cafe about Droughns this year than any other player. I want to have faith in him, I want to believe that it wasn't just Denver's system that made him look good. And then I have JJ Arrington, Stephen Davis, Chester Taylor, and Tatum Bell beckoning me from free agency saying "replace Droughns with me!" "No, me!" "C'mon, how 'bout me?"
I guess I'll bench him and see how he does for week 1.
I've been so close to drafting one of the others, though. Davis's knee vs. former stud status. Arrington's rookie year vs. promising practice/preseason. Chester Taylor's #2 role vs. Jamal Lewis' penchant to get hurt. Tatum Bell's #2 role vs. Mike Anderson's potential uncertainty.
I'm already discussing that in the proper forum. Just sort of venting.
Having Droughns on the roster this year is enough to tear your hair out.
Droughns should not have been drafted with the expectation of being a every week starter unless you are in a deep league. I completely agree with Plindsey and Arrington should not be on the WW in any league. He IS the starter versus Droughns who may ride the bench.
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