killiansjmd wrote:Mangini isn't going to name a clear cut #1 RB. He wants competition between Houston, Barlow & Washington.
I thought Houston was running the best earlier this year until he injured his knee. Since his return from the injury I feel again that he has run the best. I think Houston will get 2/3rd's of the carries and Washington will get the remaining 1/3rd.
That's what I was getting at. I agree about the split too, I think it will end up being Houston with 2/3 of the carries including the goal line touches. In a RBBC, it seems to work better to have the "lightening" back get the fewer touches because the "thunder" back pounds away at a defense (i.e. Mike Anderson last year) and the "lightening" back comes in a makes big plays (i.e. Tatum Bell last year).
I just think that Houston has looked better overall when he's been healthy this year as well.