Both Jack Battle and Thomas Jones fall short when compared to the juggernaut of Peyton Hillis. Standing at 6'2 and 250 lbs, he outweighs both of them by a combined 50 lbs. Our wait for that short yardage bleeder has vanished, turning that goal line haphazard into a slap-hazard of a situation for anyone daring to stand in the way and spill blood.
In 2010, Hillis accounted for 57 rushing first downs; a bakers dozen from what Charles ended with in that same historic year. McCluster, Jones and Battle combined for 74 rushing first downs all last season; while Speed & Bleed shocked and awed for 127 in 2010.
That's not all. In 2010, Burner and Hooch impressed all by catching the ball for 46 more first downs. Last season McCluster, Jones, and Battle, once again, fell far short catching a measly 17.
That is nearly double the first down production. Charles/Hillis - 173 first downs in 2010, McCluster/Battle/Jones - 91
If you think I'm being unfair I am. Total attempts definitely gave Charles and Charge an edge, but not nearly as much as one might think. Total rushing attempts and catches: Charles/Hillis - almost 600 (in 2010), the other three: nearly 500 (in 2011).
Would a repeat of 2010s production from Fast and Furious lead us to a Super Bowl? The attempts will be there if the last two years mean anything when we've averaged rushing the ball well over 500x. They both may be in a wheelchair at seasons end, but who cares? Runners are a dime a dozen. :P