Felix the Cat wrote:Kevin Jones will be back soon which means that Detroit will be able to run the ball more.
tatum ran the ball just fine in week 1. In week 2 they played MINN who have maybe the best run defense in the league and they just did not attempt to try and run the ball. he had 9 attempts in week 2 compared to 15 in week 1. He avergaged almost 6 yards a carry against OAK. I don't think that KJ could do any better, I think it was a decision by the Lions to notrun the ball against MINN anymore than they needed to
True about MIN - they gave up trying to run against that front 4 before kickoff. The overall offense is limited with Bell as opposed to a healthy KJones since Bell doesnt know the offense as well and cannot catch as well either, so we can expect a better ground game when KJ returns and as the new Oline continues to gel.
As for Shaun McDonald, he isnt really the #4 right now as both he and Furrey are getting more plays than CJohnson. That should change as CJohnson is obviously just a rookie and he will take a little while to get into the kind of shape (mentally and physically) that a Martz' offense demands. As CJohnson gets into the games more, you can expect it to affect both Furrey and McDonald's production. I tried to dig up the breakdown of plays, but couldnt find it - I know one reporter had it last week and now I cant find the article - basically what it is showing is that CJohnson is more like the Lions #4 WR right now based on the # of plays he is in for.