The Denver Broncos are trying to figure out who is going to be their starting running back next season. Many experts have the Broncos using a running back committee approach with Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball, and Ronnie Hillman.
Second year player Hillman wants to be the man getting the ball.
“Come the opener, I want to be the guy back there,” Hillman told The Denver Post. “I can’t lie. I want it to be me and I’m pushing to be that guy.”
“We’re all just in there doing our thing,” Hillman said. “Everybody wants to play and I think all of us feel like we can play. I know it’s about production, that I have to produce to be in there. That’s how they’ll decide: who’s producing.”
Ronnie Hillman carried the ball 84 times in his rookie year for a grand total of 327 yards. That’s just under 4 yards a carry. But Hillman has added a little weight and he hopes it will help him get some extra yardage after contact.
“Hopefully it means 5 more yards after contact,” Hillman said. “But I feel like I have the same speed to do what I need to do. I know I have to have both — have to hold up and have that speed.”