I just think that most of the time that the RB is about the least important part of a strong running game outside of Adrian Peterson, who is just a freak.
Shit, four of the six playoff teams in the NFC were run-first teams. Marshawn Lynch, Alfred Morris, and Frank Gore along with their mobile QB's made passing relatively insignificant for those teams. Their quarterbacks were only attempting like 22 passes a game.
All of these teams had workhorse backs, especially Seattle where Marshawn ran up a high number of carries. Lynch was easily the centerpiece of the Seattle offense.
I would say that almost half of the teams in the NFL are run-oriented offenses. The myth of running backs becoming antiquated is exaggerated.
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