Originally Posted by El-Gonzo Jackson
Do you have a link to this?? O linemen generally like to block for a RB that will run behind the seams that they open up...that being said, if you have a guy with some speed that can break a big one, the defenders have to honor that and it makes an O lineman's job a bit easier.
To me, it never mattered if it was a speed guy like Parker or a power guy like Bettis...just block the guy across from you and let that RB hit the hole.
Oh man... I read it this morning, while sitting up with the baby... I don't really remember the source (I was Googling at 4:00am).
Essentially, Tomlin commented about wanting to choose one RB to get most of the snaps, because it would help the O-line.
Similarly, over the years, I've heard other O-linemen (on ESPN, on the radio, at the gym)) talk about liking "one" RB better than a "committee"... because then then know how long to hold a block & such... and that they get timing with that "one" RB.