first of all you Q doubters were saying he would get injured because he was too small so dont go gloating since he hasnt gotten injured yet from being too small. He twisted his ankle which has nothing to do with size, and Shanahan said he was walking fine and will likely play coming sunday.
I bet you doubters didnt know Q got the game ball last sunday? he carried something like 14 times for 57 yards in the 4th qtr, and more importantly Shanahan wanted to get that fear of fumbling in crucial situations out of him which he did to some degree.
You Tatum Bell lovers make me laugh. He hasnt shown anything yet, if anything Shanahan criticized him very subtlely before their last game for a thumb injury or something. I dont know where you people think hes all of a sudden going to take over just because he was drafted in the 2nd round, people who watch college football always overrate NFL rookies. Have fun holding on to him till the end of the year and realizing he never was considered for their featured back role unless Q and Hearst ended up out for the season. That would be best case scenario for Tatum Bell. Otherwise, if Shanahan lost faith in Q, he'd platoon all of them. Regardless, Tatum didnt show me anything when i watched him in preseason and the few carries hes had. Definitely not more than Q.
Bottomline is Shanahan determines the Broncos RB, and he seems to wholeheartedly support Q. Doesnt talk much about Hearst, and doesnt seem to be too happy with Tatum. At least in St Louis you have Martz saying he needs to get S. Jackson some carries, havent heard anything like that from Shanahan regarding Tatum. So good luck Tatum owners, your going to need it to get value out of him this year~