There are some fans that actually believe this; they cite that Cadillac Williams was the starter at Auburn and thus.......he's the better back. They always cite Cadillac's vision..........and his big game capabilities. Brown and Williams are both running behind poor lines; but Cadilac has atleast had a significant portion of his carries with a lead blocker. How many times have we even used Darian Barnes? How many times have we run out of shotgun? I'm not against running out of shotgun; it can suprise a defense every now and then........but I am against running out of the shotgun more than running out of the I formation without a good OL (even with a good OL).
Here are their season stats to date...
Cadillac Williams: 312 rushing yards/81 carries (3.85 ypc), 1 rushing TDs, 13 receptions for 65 yards, 0 receiving TD. 1 total touchdown
Ronnie Brown: 405 rushing yards/107 carries (3.79 ypc), 4 rushing TDs, 20receptions for 153 yards, 0 receiving TD. 4 total touchdowns
Career stats to date:
Cadillac Williams: 1,490 rushing yards/371 carries (4.02 ypc), 7 rushing TDs, 33 receptions for 146 yards. 7 total touchdowns
Ronnie Brown: 1,312 rushing yards/314 carries (4.18 ypc), 8 rushing TDs, 52 receptions for 385 yards, 1 receiving TD. 9 total touchdowns.
But Cadillac is better?
People like to make a big deal of his lack of 100 yard games and his lack of big games.......his lack of consistancy.......etc.
Even Laurence Maroney has had 2 very bad games games so far. How do these lines look? 12 carries for 18 yards against Denver and 18 carries for 38 yards against us. Even good runners have bad games; and if you get hit as soon as you get the ball........it's hard to get yards. You also have to get the carries to get the yards.
Here are some other pretty good running backs:
Larry Johnson: 357 rushing yards/105 carries (3.4 ypc)
Edgirrin James: 343 rushing yards/112 carries (3.06 ypc)
Willis McGahee: 505 rushing yards/130 carries (3.88 ypc)
Rudi Johnson: 405 rushing yards/104 carries (3.89 ypc)
Ahman Green: 215 rushing yards/58 carries (3.71 ypc)
Reggie Bush: 195 rushing yards/65 carries (3 ypc)
LaDainian Tomlinson: 407 rushing yards/110 carries (3.7 ypc)
Shaun Alexander: 187 rushing yards/65 carries (2.88 ypc)
Steven Jackson: 521 rushing yards/133 carries (3.92 ypc)