One of the many positives to come out of last Sunday's win for the Atlanta Falcons over the New Orleans Saints was the play of rookie running back Devonta Freeman.
The fourth-round draft pick from Florida State not only looked exceptional running the ball on a 31-yard touchdown blast, he also looked pretty comfortable splitting out wide as a receiver on a 36-yard reception.
Freeman's flashes definitely caught the eye of quarterback Matt Ryan. And Ryan was asked during his weekly radio show on Atlanta's 680 The Fan why Freeman doesn't get the ball more.
"You know, feel like that's a very deep position for us," Ryan said. "We still feel like 'Quizz [Rodgers] and Steven [Jackson] do a great job for us as well. But, again, Devonta keeps showing that he's capable of making big plays when they present themselves.
"He was huge for us on Sunday. He obviously had the big catch, but he had an explosive touchdown run. He's certainly making his case for getting more touches."
Jackson's status (quad) is in question so Freeman could very well see more touches if Jackson can't go. Even after Jackson went down, Freeman was out-touched by Rodgers although Freeman was much more productive in the end. Jackson's injury wasn't considered serious but as the story says, his status is still in limbo.