ryanpstew wrote:i see thomas jones vulturing a lot of tds the rest of the season...
Norseman056 wrote:Haley did was he, unfortunately, does best.
Battle did get a lion's share of the carries, and did very well with them. The fact the Chiefs offense was rarely on the field was most of the problem. The Raiders had a lot of time consuming drives end in INTs or INTs run back for TD's. It looked almost as if Haley was trying to protect Battle. Even though I started him in two leagues I kind of like the approach. The kid was pretty much on the bench two weeks ago and now he's the man. I think easing him in is the way to go, especially when the game was out of hand.
The touch count shows the story though:
Battle - 16 for 76 yards (4.8 ypc)
McCluster - 9 for 40 yards (4.4)
Jones - 9 for 18 (2.0)
Arenas - 1 for 7 (7) and a touchdown
McClain - 1 for 1 (1) and a touchdown
The McClain TD I didn't mind, sometimes the FB just needs to punch it in. The Arenas one bothered me though. Oakland was crowding the line and waiting for something up the middle... so it was a great call, but I would have much rather seen Battle given the opportunity to punch it in.
Again, I'm thinking (and hoping) it was more a case of easing Battle into the full workload going forward. He's without a doubt the best back on KC right now.
Seed 2.0 wrote:He did have a sore neck so hopefully the ease him in theory is correct.
Well either Battle or the Law Firm will be my RB#2 next week. Not a situation to look forward too. I'm going to be up against my boss at work, and frankly I want to crush him.
imyourhuckleberry wrote:So we let ole freak show midgley get on and throw out his 2 cents...
tmidgley wrote:Dropping Jones. Battle appears to be taking over although KC hasn't exactly proven to be an offensive power this year either way