Denver Broncos: Running back position preview and season outlook
Andy Janovich (FB), age 25
After his first NFL carry went for a touchdown, the fact that Andy Janovich only has 19 touches of the football in two NFL seasons is a disgrace.
The Broncos have failed to exploit Janovich as a mismatch in the offense as a runner and receiver, despite the fact that two of his 10 career carries have gone for touchdowns.
With a struggling short-yardage offense, the failure to get the ball to Janovich a bit more than 10 times in two seasons as a ball carrier is inexcusable.
Janovich is a natural when it comes to special teams, which is what he was known for at Nebraska. That doesn’t mean he can’t contribute to the offense as more of a blocker.
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When healthy, Janovich is exactly what you’d want in an old-school type of fullback. He is a very good lead blocker with toughness and just the right amount of ‘crazy’ to his game, but he can also carry the rock and make some plays as a receiver.
The Broncos need to incorporate more Janovich into the offense if they are going to keep him around.