Just because a player is named the “starter? doesn’t necessarily mean they will solely be the player to fill that position.
Rotating between Ranek and Holmes through out the game brings a few new elements. You get the flash and thunder type scheme. When Homes is on the field element of surprise is at its best. He can rush the ball or he can swing out for a pass making him a double threat. While Ranek adds extra pass protection in addition to he rushing threat. Both players cause the LB’s to stay home and play honest watching for the run first, and opening up the passing game.
You need to play Holmes more then just on speciality teams; he is the kind of play that gets better as the game goes on. I am most impressed that at 5’8 and 189 lbs it still takes 2 or 3 guys to take him down, he keeps his legs pumping and earns extra yards for it. I have referrer to him as the little Fireball.