As much as I like Cates, it seems to me his time maybe coming to an end. He is not the dominating RB he use to be. He carried the team no too long ago, but since his shoulder surgery he does play nearly as agressive as he use too. He goes down on tackles now that 3 years ago he’d be carrying guys on his back for extra yards.
He gets the occasional long run, but mostly it is 2 yds up the middle into a wall of players, instead of cutting to the outside. This maybe a bigger problem of the Oline getting long in the tooth and not being able to provide Cates with those gaps thru the line.
Sure Cates is a good blocker and catches well, BUT his main function is too run the ball. Edmonchuk, released two quality RBs and they maybe a good addition here. West it dont see as a RB and pretty small for TB, Hugh Charles doesn’t seems to have the confidence of the coaches.
I want a RB who we can rely upon to get 5 to 6 yds on 2nd and 5 or less. Thoughts?