And now to paraphrase so I'm not just dropping links as my argument: I think its all about the OL now. Spend the money on your O-line and you can get by with weaker RB talent. Spend the money on RB and go with a weaker OL, and you'll have other problems. RB has always been a bit fungible and I think its getting moreso and moreso, but you're always going to have the pass-catching backs that get lots of attention. I have no idea who will be the next big thing but I imagine it will be a Darren Sproles type.
It's interesting his PFF era - I need to read up on that more. I am not as stats savvy with Football as I used to be with baseball. LT was near the end of his career in the timefram he calls PFF (2007-2018).
I've just been wondering about where has the next Shaun Alexander, CJ, or LT gone? Is the era of the star RB getting further and further behind us?
As a Chargers fan I knew Sproles was special. It's been interesting to watch his career. I think 20 years ago he never gets off the bench. Today they want to clone him.