The Oakland Raiders have been fairly successful running the ball this season. They’re 143.2 yards per game ranks 5th best in the NFL. Raiders running back Marcel Reece is struggling to get involved in the running game however. This season he has 13 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown this season.
“Do I want the ball? Yes, I want the ball,” Reece said, via the Contra Costa Times. “Do I want it often? Yes, I want it often. I want the ball every time I step on the field. It’s just reality that the game doesn’t always go that way.”
He has been more involved in the pass game. He has 15 receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown.
“I keep telling you guys it’s going to come my way, and when it does, rest assured I’m going to be ready for it,” Reece said.
Head coach Dennis Allen says they had panned to get Reece more involved in the loss to the New York Giants. Rashad Jenning’s 88 yards on 20 carries had the Raiders feeding the ball.
“When you get in those situations, you stick with the hot hand,” Allen said. “This week we’ll have a plan to get Marcel some touches. Hopefully we’ll be able to do that.”