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Carrying the Load: Is Maurice Jones-Drew the New Marion Barber?

Article By on 2nd July, 2009

... more carries.

He showed amazing ability, in a limited role, and has the pass catching abilities to be an outstanding, all-around featured running back.

And then, he finally got it. The chance to start. The chance to takeover.

What's written above can easily apply to Marion Barber's 2008 season, in which the departure of Julius Jones resulted in Barber receiving the No. 1 running back tag in Dallas. In other words, an opportunity to carry the load, and draw closer to 300 carries than 200.

What's written can also apply, however, to Maurice Jones-Drew's upcoming 2009 season, in which the departure of Fred Taylor has resulted in Jones-Drew receiving the No. 1 running back tag in Jacksonville.

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