I don't wish anyone an injury, but the silver lining is that we can now get a look at Laird and Gaskin who have better instincts than Ballage does. Still, Ballage is a talented back who would do well if used properly and had any kind of running room. He showed some of that last year.
Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) wrote:
The Dolphins placed starting running back Kalen Ballage on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday. https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/20 ... e-receiver
Ballage carried 74 times for 135 yards this season, an average of 1.8 yards per carry, which is the second-worst average among running backs with at least 70 NFL carries in a season in league history. Phil Sarboe ran for 1.2 yards per carry for Brooklyn and Chicago in 1936, according to Pro Football Reference.
Ballage was a fourth-round pick from Arizona State. For the rest of this season, Miami figures to rely on undrafted rookie Patrick Laird, seventh-rounder Myles Gaskin and De’Lance Turner, added from the Ravens’ practice squad this season.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
Gaskin “is fast; you would love to get him in space because of his shiftiness and speed to see if he can do something to make people miss,” running-backs coach Eric Studesville said. “He catches the ball much better than I thought he would have.”
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