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THE MATRIX
June 24, 2009
DECIPHERING the confusing world of NFL backfields just became easier—with the help of some high school geometry
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June 24, 2009

The Matrix

DECIPHERING the confusing world of NFL backfields just became easier—with the help of some high school geometry

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LOW WORKLOAD

T.J. DUCKETT

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
The classic finisher. In five years as a backup, Duckett has just 17% of his teams' carries but 40% of their rushing touchdowns.

Jerious NORWOOD
Leon WASHINGTON
Darren SPROLES

RAVENS' NEST
In '08 McClain (33), who may play fullback in '09, led the team in rushing nine times. McGahee (23) and Rice? Three each. Good luck guessing.

Felix JONES
Brandon JACKSON
Ahmad BRADSHAW
Ricky WILLIAMS

LenDale WHITE
Ray RICE
Le'Ron McCLAIN
Rashard MENDENHALL
Donald BROWN
Willis McGAHEE
Tashard CHOICE
Jamaal CHARLES
Knowshon MORENO
LeSean McCOY
Fred JACKSON
Earnest GRAHAM

ENVY GREEN
While Thomas Jones and Leon Washington squabbled over contracts, Greene hit up minicamp and laid the ground work for a quick shift to the right along the axis.

Shonn GREENE
Ladell BETTS
Kolby SMITH
Brian LEONARD
Kevin JONES
Laurence MARONEY
LaMont JORDAN
Glen COFFEE
Correll BUCKHALTER
Sammy MORRIS
Tim HIGHTOWER
Fred TAYLOR

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