Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/15/13
In the NFL world of free agents and finding just the right guy at just the right time, it is never right to presume that a team has made the wrong choice by letting one player leave and then signing someone who seems very similar, or even lower in value. We as the fans though do have the right, and even the responsibility, to question some of the moves that are made by management.So let us compare two very good NFL running backs.Both of these running backs have been in the league for nine years. During their tenure though, they have had very different roles. Back “A” has been a workhorse for the past eight years while back “B” has only been a featured back for the past five seasons. We will call back “A” John and back “B” Paul.John has nearly 2,400 carries on his knees. He has carried the ball at least 237 times every season for the past eight and has three seasons with at least 325 carries. He has over 10,000 rushing yards and over 300 receiving yards in his career, but only has 64...
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