Kensat30 wrote:Is it just me or has Musa Smith looked extraordinarily AVERAGE this preseason. The guy is a power running back in the style of a Jamal Lewis, but he is much more slow and plodding type. He just doesn't have the same explosion to the hole that Lewis brings.
Chester Taylor has looked much more impressive than Musa in both the quickness aspect and the ability to break through tackles. Couple that with Chester's NFL experience and I don't think Musa has any chance at all of becoming a featured back in Jamal's absence. If anyone is the handcuff here it is Chester Taylor IMO. Most likely a RBBC between the two though.
Despite Musa's ploddingly average running skills, I think that if either one of them was the clearcut starter it would be him. He fits the mold of a back like J Lew, which leads me to believe they will put him in to fit the offense and serve as a poor man's Lewis.
With that said however I think it is closer to a RBBC than anything else right now.