We do have talent at that position, but little experience. No matter how good a player eventually will be, they all go through a bit of a learning process when they start getting hit by the other team's #1s. I had hoped for more from GAIII in 2012 than what he delivered. He obviously has top end speed but seems to be a track star searching for his niche on the football field. Carlisle is another interesting player with speed. For that and a variety of reasons, I expect us to bust more long runs next season. However, I also expect us to put more balls on the ground, drop passes, and miss blocks -- ideally someone doesn't get Golson killed.
Late in the season and through 2014, we could have a very potent ground game. Early in the season, I expect a few bumps in the road. One plus is Alford is a good coach, so ideally he can work the RBs and limit the problems.