Originally Posted by Mosca
All the other backs named played 3 or 4 years of college ball, where in some cases they got the ball on more than half the plays. Parker basically skipped his entire college career.
I think he'll be just fine, and he'll end his career as one of the best backs to ever play the game.
You know, that was my exact thoughts as I read through this as well. Willie has four less years of wear and tear on his body. ON top of that, he also isn't a "run to darkness" type of back. He looks for the holes, and then explodes through them. He doesn't look to hit people, but to run around them. With his speed, that is very possible as well.
So I am not as worried about it. On top of that, he is also not going to carry the ball that much. With Ben passing, with Najeh and Carrey Davis... WIllie will get the ball probably around 300 times this year.