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Smith: “We Have Running Backs Who Play Like Linebackers”

If there’s a spot on the Jags that the club seems to think is in good shape – it’s running back. GM Gene Smith went so far as to say that there’s a couple backs on the club that could line up at linebacker.

“This might be the most competitive position group we have on our team,” Smith said recently when discussing the running back position. “When any one of these players perform on special teams, they perform at the same level they do as a running back. We have running backs who play like linebackers.”

Leading the way is Maurice Jones-Drew, who rushed for 1,324 yards and five touchdowns on 299 carries this past season – that, a year after rushing for 1,399 yards and 15 touchdowns on 312 carries. He plays like a LB, which shows every week when he bowls over defenders in his way.


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