|Thomas Rawls protecting the rock at the Spring Game.|
Via the Detroit News
Offensive coordinator Al Borges said Wednesday before practice that the tailback situation, with leading tailback Fitz Toussaint suspended indefinitely while he deals with legal issues, is sorting itself out only a few days into preseason camp.
"We're just going to the next guy. We're not really changing anything," Borges said. "So, Thomas Rawls is that next guy, Vince (Smith) is going to do what he's done, and on we go. I think the key to these situations from game-plan perspective is to try to make it as seamless as you can and just go."
"He's reckless," Borges said when asked to describe Rawls' running style. "He runs with a demeanor that's aggressive. Suffice it to say aggressive would be the best word. He looks like he's mad when he runs sometimes. He's a tough guy. You hit him, you're going to feel him, I promise you that. You are going to feel him. There are times he's just simply not interested in avoiding you."