A couple folks commented in the official game thread on Dillon having a better YPC average than Maroney, this led to others calling for Maroney to sit and Dillon to carry the entire workload...it "should" be needless to say that things are not as simple as sitting one for the other, "should" being the operative word. Dillon gains the tough yards with more consistency because he is (1) experienced at reading blocking and reading defenses; (2) he is a veteran who has had a number of years to learn how to prepare his body for the game as played at the pro level. Maroney gained acclaim early on for his speed and quickness, ask Reggie Bush if that has been enough at this level...Maroney is learning to read defenses, he is learning to read blocking, he is developing his onfield judgement but is a long way away from "seeing" the game at anywhere near the speed that Cory sees. Even the trolls know Maroney has the speed and quickness to make life interesting for opposing defenses, where things need to improve is his ability to read the play and his willingness to batter defensive players the same way his mentor does - none of which can be developed sitting on the bench. In the Miami game, Maroney made some silly dance moves, but he also plowed into the defense with 'Dillon-like' power. Barring injury, the platooning is going to continue to develop Maroney's game vision and his continued willingness to blast into small creases in lieu of doing the rookie RB dance - add in a full offseason conditioning program and he is going to be greatly improved for next year. Every time he gets stuffed because he hesitated gives Ivan Fears another opportunity to point out the dangers of indecision and every time Cory leaves defensive players awaiting an injury timeout he shows the rookie how the game is played in Patriot-ville, smashmouth. The platooning minimizes Cory's wear and tear, plus it develops that shiny new RB. Seems like there is madness to BB's method.