Found November 26, 2012 on NFL Draft Zone:
All week long from Broncos camp, we heard that Ronnie Hillman would be the starter.  I never once though about Knowshon Moreno, but the Broncos, broke out the old runner over the rookie. Ronnie Hillman carried the ball just three times for nine yards in Denver’s Week 12 win over the Chiefs, and wasn’t targeted in the passing game.Hillman’s first snap didn’t come until the second quarter, while his first touch didn’t come until the second half. It was stunning usage following the surprising pre-game announcement that Knowshon Moreno would start in the absence of Willis McGahee. The three touches were Hillman’s second fewest since the Broncos’ Week 7 bye. Although it’s understandable that Denver prefers the veteran Moreno in pass-protection, it’s unclear why McGahee’s injury led to a decreased role for Hillman. It’s possible Hillman’s involvement would have been bigger had the Broncos not found themselves in a surprisingly tight game, but Moreno is unquestionably the back to own heading
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