Michael Turner RB ATL Nov 13 '12
Falcons OC Dirk Koetter defended Michael Turner's 13-carry, 15-yard Week 10 performance on Tuesday, saying Turner "had no chance" because the Falcons were facing "free runners at the point of attack."
The blame game for the Falcons' failed rushing attack is escalating, but it's hard to see how it's anyone's fault but Turner's, even if his offensive line hasn't been paving exceptionally big running lanes. Turner simply has no burst left, and immediately runs out of gas when he does somehow manage to make it past the first line of defense. Jacquizz Rodgers is a flawed runner, as well, but it's hard to see the Falcons not being forced to expand his role down the stretch.