Falcons head coach Jim Mora expressed confidence in Warrick Dunn's short-yardage ability. "Warrick Dunn is a good short-yardage back," Mora told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. "You wouldn't think about that just by looking at him. One of Warrick's strengths is hitting a hole quick and hitting a crease. I feel comfortable running him on short yardage." The Falcons traded short-yardage back T.J. Duckett to the Redskins earlier this month.
Mora stopped short of saying that Dunn will get the majority of the goal line carries, but it sure appears he will based on what Mora did say. Fullback Justin Griffith will be featured when the team lines up in three wide receiver sets, and rookie rusher Jerious Norwood will be used when Dunn needs a blow.
Dunn might be poised for a Tiki/Dillon/Martin year before he completely breaks down at 32.