The Maroney Conundrum: Solving the Patriots’ Running Back Enigma

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Mike Gleason in NFL
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Perhaps the most frustrating thing to see in professional sports is talent unrealized. For years, running back Laurence Maroney has befuddled Patriots fans; he shows glimpses of the gifted back drafted in the first round, but then either gets injured or succumbs to indecision. Maroney has caught a lot of flak for his between-the-tackles running (or lack thereof). He simply can't seem to hit the holes in the line; he's always caught a yard back, waiting for something better to develop. Quite frankly, I believe Maroney will never develop into the kind of bruising, workhorse back that NFL teams value so greatly. This does not mean, however, that he is useless to the Patriots offense. I think one of the most frustrating things about the Maroney saga is the coaching staff's failure to adapt to ...

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