The obvious answer is nobody. But would you believe that the answer could be James Davis?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Davis could be heavily involved in the team’s offense this week against the Ravens.
Does that seem unfair to anybody else? You are going to give this kid a chance to prove himself against one of the best defenses in the league? Way to go Eric Mangini, are you trying to get this youngster destroyed? This is like making a toddler’s first bike a Harley-Davidson.
But this will be rather telling. Harrison has not really taken over the running back position after a strong finish to 2009. He is like the running back version of Matt Moore. Harrison also missed practice on Wednesday, meaning Davis could get his shot — although Hillis figures into the mix.
The situation obviously warrants monitoring. Pickings are slim for waiver wire running backs. So if Davis can show anything against Raven, then perhaps he could take over the position. Or more likely, just make it a three-headed monster instead of just a two-pronged attack.
– Adam Rank