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November 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Daryl Richardson (26) carries the ball against the New York Jets during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Jets defeated the Rams 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Daryl Richardson has inside track to St. Louis Rams starting running back job?

While the competition or the St. Louis Rams starting running back job was essentially a two headed monster between Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead, it appears Pead is slowly beginning to bow out of the race.

According to beat writer Jim Thomas, Richardson is starting to pull away in the competition and while he hasn’t officially locked up the job yet, it appears to be inevitable.

Per the St. Louis Dispatch:

One game into the preseason, Daryl Richardson has a strong hold on the starting job at running back. He hasn’t clinched the spot, but he’s getting close. Isaiah Pead needs to bounce back from his lost fumble against Cleveland. After being nicked up last week, it finally looks like The Sandwich Maker, Terrance Ganaway, will get his first touches as a Ram.

Richardson also comes with more experience (though, not much), which may factor into the coaches decision, assuming Richardson is granted the starting tailback duties. Richardson is also the better blocker of the two players, which gives him a leg up over Pead.

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