The Importance Of Workbacks In Football

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Earlier this month, the Golden State Warriors, as expected, claimed the 2017 NBA crown, while the Pittsburgh Penguins took home their second straight Stanley Cup. Baseball has already hit its midseason lull, where it will remain idle until early October. With the sports world settling into its annual down time, it’s never too early to engage in football talk. Three aging running backs will enter the 2017 NFL season with new logos on their helmets. Two of them are coming off of injury-affected seasons, and the third is coming out of retirement. Nevertheless, expectations for the once workhorse backs are filled with speculation and question. Jamaal Charles spent nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and at 30 years old, he’ll enter his…show more content…
Age and injury are ugly realities that have forced themselves upon these running backs. Once amongst the top echelon of NFL backs, gaudy numbers led to fairytale seasons. Sly jukes and overwhelming power once loaned themselves to explosive runs. However, with mileage under the hood and dings and dents ever present, it’s time to predict who will show up and show out for their new team. All signs point to Lynch being the standout amongst the three fading stars. A part of a relatively young and inexperienced backfield, Lynch’s name instantly tops the marquee. He should be in line to see the biggest workload amongst the three backs, while Derek Carr and his receiving corps help balance an offense that packs a lot of punch. A year without football activity or contact can be a double-edged sword. The body gets rest, but it also gets out of football shape. Although Lynch officially retired and the other two, Peterson and Charles, were in the league last year, they’re all coming off extended amounts of time away from the field. Lynch is the only one who wasn’t dealing with a major injury last year, but he did suffer a down season before retiring. Thanks to nagging injuries, Lynch only competed in seven games during the 2015-16 season and managed just 3.8 yards per carry, a bit shy of his career average of 4.3 per tote. None of the three backs offer an exceptional amount of evidence as to why they’re going to dominate for their team. Lynch simply appears to be in the best

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