Detroit Lions: Where does Reggie Bush rank amongst his division?
The position of running back has changed through the years. Once upon a time the running back garnered most of the fame on offense. These backs were “all down” backs. They didn’t get pulled off the field in third down or goal line situations – they carried the load, at all times. Now a days, the running back position is one that is run by a committee of usually two. Some backs are labeled as a “change of pace” back, a “goal-line” back or even “speed” back. It is very rare for a running back today to get 30 carries a game and there are reasons for that.