NFC South: Ranking the top 5 running backs
May 26, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) takes part in a drill on the field during OTA at Falcons Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
When you think of the NFC South, you think of some of the league’s best passing games. That’s after you’ve had a laugh at the low tally of victories in the division last season, of course.
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In a division with Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, throwing the football is always going to be a strength. In 2015 though, we could see the run game leaned on a little more in the division.
With Jimmy Graham out of New Orleans and some decline in Brees’ game, we can expect the ball to be handed off to Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller plenty.
Kyle Shanahan will be looking for some more balance in Atlanta, something that has been lacking in recent years. With Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman in the backfield, do the Falcons have the 1-2 punch they are looking for?
Can Doug Martin stay healthy for the Buccaneers, and if so, can he replicate his rookie form?
There are plenty of question marks surrounding the run game for all four teams in the NFC South. So that leads to the question, who is the division’s best back?
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