Run Fred, Run...To Oakland?
But Fred Jackson just got cut, and he's probably a better option than our current backup, Trent Richardson.
Jackson caught 66 passes and averaged 3.7 yards per carry for the woeful Bills last year. Richardson caught 27 passes and averaged 3.3 yards per carry last year for the powerful Colts. He has never averaged more than 3.6 yards per carry over a season.
Our rushing attack looks woefully thin once again. Last night, we gained 37 net yards on the ground. I'm sorry, I don't expect Latavius Murray to light the world on fire this year. I'm sure he'll be good. But great? Unlikely.
And if for some reason he gets hurt, it will be the "Trent Richardson show."
(From SI.com: "In three games, here's the preseason rushing line for Oakland running back Trent Richardson: 15 carries, 42 yards, 2.8-yard average. Sound familiar, Browns/Colts fans?")
I don't know about you, but the "Fred Jackson show" may have a better ring to it?
If so, maybe that's a hedge we want to play while he's still available.
A meaningful rushing attack is going to be vital to maximizing the potential of Cooper & Co. through the air.
To meet that goal, no option should be left unexplored, even at this late hour.