In his rookie season, Coffee posted 226 yards on 83 carries (2.7 avg) in the regular season, after leading the NFL in the preseason with 249 yards on just 42 carries (5.9 avg).
Well, he didn't exactly face a lot of starters in the preseason. So you could fairly say that quality of defense was part of the drop off, right?
Well hold that thought! Almost one third of those carries came against the Minnesota Vikings, who have held teams to less rushing than the 52 yards that Coffee got against them on 25 carries. Let's be honest, nobody looks forward to running against the Vikings defense.
Against the Seahawks, he had nine carries for 13 yards after checking in to close the game. The 'Hawks had just fell victim to Frank Gore's personal record book twice, as he burned them for TD runs of 79 and 80 yards en route to a 207 yard performance. First of all, the game is over, and the run is expected. Was the goal of the team to break a long TD, or to run the clock out for a win?
Coffee posted a poor performance in St Louis with 24 carries for 74 yards (3.1 Avg). The Rams were in the bottom 10 of run defenses in the league.
He posted a more respectable performance in Atlanta with 12 carries for 45 yards (3.8 avg). Atlanta was 11th in total rush defense last year.
Against other teams, Coffee didn't have a notable number of carries.