Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
I am very happy for Golden, but Batch? What's he done to impress? He went for 30 yards on 7 carries vs. all scrubs. And that was the best he had done all preseason. I just don't see what's so great with this guy. I don't think he's a legit NFL back.
On 3rd downs, you need a RB who you can count on to block so Ben does not get killed back there. In the past, that guy was Mewelde Moore...now it's Batch. They could use Redman on 3rd downs, but I think they plan to use him on 1st and 2nd downs and don't want to overwork him. Redman is the starter, Dwyer is his back-up (relieving him every 3rd series or so like Redman used to do for Mendenhall), Batch is the 3rd down back, and Rainey is a scatback operating more out of the slot than in the backfield (and on special teams, obviously).