The Bad – If the Miami Dolphins saw something in Lamar Miller that has so far escaped the Texans, if he cannot take the pounding that a feature back takes and the Texans are too stubborn to adjust quickly, the running back position group could underperform.
If fullback, Jay Prosch is injured and probable practice squad replacement, Southern Cal’s rookie free agent Vainuku Soma can’t get the job done, the speed backs could be less effective. If Lamar Miller is injured and the younger backs are slow to develop with Alfred Blue or Jonathon Grimes into an effective running back by committee tandem the running back group could underperform.
There are a lot of “ifs” including a rash of costly turnovers that could lead to The Bad, but there are a lot of positive alternatives to avoid underperformance by the group. Don’t expect the running back position group to be the cause of the Texans not making the playoffs.
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