Playing running back in the NFL is one of the most difficult jobs in all of sports, as your ability is continually judged on a daily basis.
Coaches and personnel executives consider the time spent on the field invaluable, with the endless opportunities to evaluate talent.
Consecutive bad games could become your ticket to the bench. And when running backs struggle, coaches begin to question their attitude or if they have anything left in the tank to help make a contribution to the team.
Let’s take a look at the five running backs who will open the 2011 season on the bench: