zevon wrote:Dillon has been starting with frequent relief from LM, if Corey gets 10 carries...
Can we or have we annoited Maroney to monogram status?
As far as the post goes...Dillon should continue to start and run hard when he is in there. Maroney will spell him as needed and continue to produce fairly well. I wouldn't be surprised to see Dillon taking less carries after week 10 though. before going into the Bye Maroney was getting the slight edge in carries. Dillon had a week to rest but after a couple more weeks and the weather getting colder his body and knees are going to be sore again and Maroney will spell him a little more getting him back to the 16-18 carry mark.
I wouldn't call Dillon the goaline back in this offense because he isn't used in that role specifically. Dillon gets carries between the 20s as well, but his style of running is great around the goalline and they have little reason to take him out when they get down there. Maroney has been given carries in the redzone as well, but he usually gets one shot and if unsuccessful, Brady throws as needed whereas Dillon might get 2 or three carries in a row to punch it in (most times he doesn't need more than 1 carry to get it in). I think it is just the confidence they have that Dillon will get in and Maroney hasn't had the time to build that kind of trust. To the Pats, Dillon and Brady are their two best and most trusted options at the goaline so they will use them more than Maroney.