Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
Colleague Len Pasquarelli has a column that explores what happens to running backs when they get overused. It’s well worth a read because one prominent NFC South running back is a part of this story.
That’s Atlanta’s Michael Turner. He says he feels fine physically, after carrying 376 times last year – his first season as a starter. But it’s clear that Turner’s not producing anything close to what he did last year.
I think there’s definitely something to the theory that you can wear a running back out when you give him too many carries.