Posted Thu Oct 14th by Monty
Former Denver Broncos running back Tatum Bell voiced his disapproval of the Broncos’ running game on Twitter recently. Today, the free agent wants to do something about it.
Bell reached out to BroncoTalk via Twitter, saying (in tweet-speak), “They (the Broncos) just need to give me a workout and let me take over.”
Bell then confirmed he’s still in the Denver area and ready to roll. “They don’t have to pay for anything,” Bell said.
Now, before you go writing this all off, consider: the last time Bell came off the street to run for the Broncos, in the running back injury-plagued season of 2008, he started in three games and averaged a whopping 5.7 yards per carry. Broncos rushers in 2010 are averaging half that. Is that all the running backs’ fault? No, it’s much more due to the run blocking, but anyone who isn’t voicing frustration with Laurence Maroney‘s stutter-stepping in the backfield isn’t paying attention.
Yes, the scheme has changed, but Bell knows how to “run downhill,” and he’s a guy — in Denver — who’s proclaimed himself ready to play.
Is he? Who knows? All we’re saying is: give the guy a workout.
Tatum Bell @tspeedtx [Twitter]