By the end of the first month of the season, Dwayne Washington might end up being Detroit’s starting running back. Or at the very least, he’s putting himself in a position to have a true timeshare with veteran Theo Riddick.
“I still think you’re going to see a mix between he and Theo,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. “Those are the guys that will carry the mail for us most of the time. You may see a little bit of Zach Zenner as well.”
Riddick gained 9 yards on 10 carries and was ineffective as a runner. Washington, meanwhile, had 38 yards on his 10 carries. Washington showed something Riddick didn’t. He was able to make something out of seemingly nothing. Against the Packers on Sunday, that was noticeable enough, the story said. Zenner didn’t have a single carry Sunday against Green Bay.