Kensat30 wrote:I wonder what happens when Cedric Houston and/or Curtis Martin come back. Leon looks good, but it doesn't seem like New York is willing to commit to any one feature RB for longer than 3 quarters or so.
That's what is puzzling to me. Other than the game against the Jags when he ran for over a 100, the Jets have had great success running the ball. True, currently it is with he and Barlow, but I think giving Barlow (or any other back) more than 10 touches a game to spell Washington is a bit much. On the flip side, giving a rookie RB too much work in his the first NFL season usually breaks them down as the season wears on. But I would hate to see some 3 or 4 headed monster at RB where it featured Barlow/Washington/Martin/Houston (Blaylok?).
Washington has displayed much more to this point than any of the other guys save Martin. And let's face it; Curtis has had a hall-of-fame career, but I would be extremely shocked if he were capable of much at this point (maybe a 3rd down back?), especially in light of his knee injury. I guess think of Thurman Thomas or Stephen Davis in the twilight of their careers.
Point being, Washington has, at least in my mind, earned the right to be named the starter until he does something to blow it and should see NO LESS than 20 touches a game to whoever else's 10.