With news breaking this weekend that C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball were splitting first team reps at running back, it begs the question whether the starting gig is Anderson's to lose. The question I pondered was which player best fits the new zone blocking scheme that Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is implementing?
Both running backs are really good at breaking tackles and getting yards after first contact, but because C.J. Anderson had such a stellar late season run it seems the fan base has mostly given up on Ball's chances. We forget how terrible the offensive line was early in 2014 when it came to the run game. It took a major shake up along the offensive line to fix those issues by midseason, yet by then Ball was done for the year and Anderson was reaping the rewards of the changes to the offensive line.
I for one will be celebrating this competition as it will reveal to Kubiak which player has the vision and decisiveness to take the reins at the starting position. I'm just glad Ball is getting a chance to earn his way back, but like most of Broncos Country, I'm secretly hoping to see more of those amazing runs from C.J. in 2015 that left us all in awe late last year.
What do you all think?
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