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Will Jags RB tandem have enough diversity

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Feb 21, 2009.

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>INDIANAPOLIS - The Titans and Texans are surely pleased they won't be facing Fred Taylor twice a season anymore with the Jaguars.</p> <p>Jack Del Rio has said the team's new run-game plan is to supplement Maurice Jones-Drew with fullback Greg Jones, who they'll aim to get 10 to 12 to 15 carries a game.</p> <p>I've heard for a while from some insiders that Jones rates as a fullback with exceptional run skills.</p> <p>Here are quick hits from Jeff Fisher and Gary Kubiak on Jones:</p> <p>"He's got run skills," Fisher said. "I think Jacksonville probably looked at the Baltimore tape [and saw Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain] and said, 'We've got the same guy they do. Let's use him.' He's a guy who can do that."</p> <p>"I know he's a very physical player," Kubiak said. "He's as good a fullback as I've seen in this league in a while and when they've given him the opportunity to carry the ball he's done a great job. So he's a fine football player and they're a physical team, so I am sure he'll fit them well. For a big guy, I would say he's got rare run skills."</p> <p>Here's the question I'm left with and can't yet answer.</p> <p>While Taylor was plenty physical, he and Jones-Drew amounted to a yin and yang combo, a slasher and a bruiser, a creative back and a bowling ball. Like Taylor, Jones is listed at 6-1, but at 254 pounds, he's 26 pounds heavier than Taylor. Doesn't that leave the Jags with two physical guys and without the dynamic of the changeup in styles? Might Chauncey Washington qualify as at least an option as that guy?</p> <p>That's something I'll do my best to try to explore further.</p>

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