Earlier in the season, Montee Ball seemed like the player who made one rookie mistake after another. In three of the last four weeks, he has proven different.
Ball is Knowshon Moreno‘s backup or the player that takes over for Moreno whenever he needs to take a breather. But as of late, he has emerged as just another weapon for the Denver Broncos‘ offense. However, the weapon he is developing into is different than what Moreno is for Peyton Manning and the offense. Ball has emerged as a power running back. This is what the Broncos were hoping for when the rookie was drafted in April. Him carrying defenders as he looks to gain that one extra yard to make the next down more manageable is a great luxury. Ball has gotten more confidence and has taken advantage of his opportunities. Definitely a great change of pace since his fumble-prone days early in the season.
I believe this new-found confidence for Ball will propel this Broncos team and give them an extra option when it comes to the offense. As if defensive coordinators needed that. Not only do they have to deal with the wide receivers of the team, but now they have a potential two-headed monster running back tandem to deal with. The speed, power and catching ability of Moreno and bone-bruising powerhouse of Ball will make the Broncos’ running game more dynamic.
Broncos’ fans hope that Ball’s fumble issues are finally over. If they are, this team just added another dimension to the offense, making them even more challenging to stop.