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It’s a fair question considering the Browns, whose offense Turner coordinated last season, used two-back formations on just 5.2 percent of their snaps in 2013, according to Pro Football Focus. That was one of the lowest figures in the league, though the Browns didn’t exactly have a bruiser like Felton -- or any established fullback for that matter -- and they also played from behind a lot.
The Vikings used two backs on 24.1 percent of their snaps a season ago. That’s why Turner is saying that the Felton should still have a role here.
“He is going to have to block and block,” Turner said. “We talked the other night to our team, we need to have a physical presence. Jerome brings that type of presence, and we are still going to have a certain percentage of two backs in the backfield, or spread out with the two backs in the backfield, that personnel group, if it gives the team problems. ... I think that there’s game situations where you need to have a fullback that can go pound it a little bit.”
The fantasy news here is Felton could help pave the way for Adrian Peterson.
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Best, ailing from turf toe injuries on both feet, was unable to play anywhere near his capabilities against the Cowboys. He did not start and his playing time was limited.
There was no burst of speed. He was unable to make quick cuts. It was painful to watch. There was a run in the second half where he had room around left end. A healthy Best would have made a big gain. Sunday, though, he was unable to get to the edge.
Now it appears Best is a long shot to be ready to play Thursday.
Friday, June 4, 2010, 11:36am
When it comes to the running back position, the Detroit Lions apparently are going to keep their options open.
During Thursday's Organized Team Activity practice -- the last one of the offseason the media will be allowed to attend -- first-round draft pick Jahvid Best was returning kickoffs and fullback Jerome Felton was playing tailback.
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