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11 intriguing backfield situations

Originally Published: June 2, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The escalation of two- and three-back rotations continues to fascinate. Offensive coordinators are making backfield roles as diversified as sub packages in secondaries.

Think about how backfields are evolving. Reggie Bush enhanced the value of a back who can be isolated outside of the backfield to make big plays through the air or on outside runs. Leon Washington of the Jets and Darren Sproles of the Chargers are other examples of backs who might never rush for 1,000 yards but add big plays ...

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