The Bills were doing well in the 2008-09 season as both of their running backs ran for over 570 rushing yards.
Star, Marshawn Lynch, had 1,036 rushing yards as well as eight touchdowns with a 4.1 yards per-carry average. It was his second straight year with 1,000 rushing yards or more and he was developing into the franchise’s main back.
But the Bills couldn’t use Lynch all the time. That’s why they still had Fred Jackson, and his best season was during the 2008-09 season when he ran for 571 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 4.4 yards per-carry average.
Now the Bills are here into a new year and looking to improve further.
With the law having their way with Marshawn Lynch, he was suspended for the first three games of the new NFL season. With a valuable and underrated running back left in free agency, the Bills brought him in and his name was Dominic Rhodes.
With that said, Fred Jackson and Dominic Rhodes were going to carry the load with the first three games of the season. But with Lynch back in Week Four, do the Bills have a three-way rushing attack now?
I believe they do.
But however, can the Bills O-Line improve as well. Not a problem. I think the Bills can actually be satisfied with three solid running backs carrying the load.
And of course, Marshawn Lynch will lead the way and will probably harder than ever after his arrest and his suspension as well as he may be a little behind from D-Rhodes and Fred Jackson.
And with the Bills having a pretty good passing attack with Trent Edwards throwing to Lee Evans and Terrell Owens (and possibly the 6’7″ James Hardy if he improves), I think Buffalo can be very dangerous this year.
With a rushing attack and passing attack, I think the Bills are up top in the AFC East, hopefully edging out the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Miami Dolphins.
But however, all those teams have rushing attacks and passing attacks as well, it’s going to be a tough war between all of these four teams.
But if the Bills are successful this year with their passing attack, the rushing attack will dominate. And if the defense can be a success as well, I think the Bills can edge out those teams.
We’ll see. Just wait and see.