Sep 14, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) runs the ball during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Running Back By Committee
Now, don’t get me wrong, Montee Ball is the Broncos’ starting running back for a reason. Sunday’s game proved that two is better than one, though.
Ball’s backup C.J. Anderson had a handful of electric runs and was given a heavier workload in the second half because of it.
He averaged 6.2 yards on just five carries, building on the strong performance he had a week ago against the Colts. Anderson explodes to the hole faster than any back on the roster and is the perfect complement to Ball.
It’s not so much about what Ball is necessarily doing wrong, but he simply has not separated himself from Anderson as he was expected to.
The margin between the two is continuously closing as Anderson keeps producing at a high level for Denver. Look for Anderson to be featured more in the Broncos’ game plan next Sunday in Seattle.
The other back that Bronco Country has been somewhat anxiously waiting to see is the one, the only, Ronnie Hillman.
Hillman seemed to have redeemed himself in the preseason after fumbling issues plagued him last year. He has yet to play a down, though, and is becoming quite the forgotten player.
It’s highly unlikely that Hillman will see any time on the field versus the Seahawks but it remains a possibility for he is still capable of adding an extra dimension to the Broncos’ backfield.