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Cosell Talks Running Backs

Friday, June 29, 2012

I interviewed NFL Films producer Greg Cosell on Thursday morning, and he covered six running backs at length. Here is a link to each running back discussion:


On DeMarco Murray


 (Click Here.) "I think those two elements -- a little more lateral agility and a little more natural power and strength -- really made him an effective runner. Because there's no question that he has good speed and good short-area acceleration."


On Roy Helu


 (Click Here.) "One-cut, downhill runner. And he's in the perfect scheme for that. He has very good burst, and very good speed. And he's a big man, so he's got some natural strength and power."


On Ryan Mathews


 (Click Here.) "I think in terms of running skill set, if I'm to look at the backs in the league, I think he could be a top-five guy."


On Shonn Greene


 (Click Here.) "I think he's pretty much of a one-speed runner. And I think those guys eventually struggle."


On Michael Turner


 (Click Here.) "He's a guy that -- and this is what you want from your back -- he's a guy that when there's three yards to get, he gets six."


On Maurice Jones-Drew


 (Click Here.) "He runs through an awful lot of arm tackles. Even though he's shifty and has elusiveness, I think at his core, he's somewhat of a power runner."

Evan Silva is a senior football editor for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .
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