So both Maroney and Faulk got hurt in this game. The Patriots were down to a rushing attack of Heath Evans and Kyle Eckel. Against the overmatched Bills, this was more than enough to run out the clock. But do you really want to rely on these 2 down the stretch? I think the Patriots seriously need to consider drafting a RB in 2008. Maroney got dinged yet again, and right now the guy he reminds me of is Robert Smith of the Vikings. A guy who was guaranteed to miss at least 2 or 3 games each season, and sometimes more. I've already talked about McFadden, and I understand the cap implications. Let's put that aside for now, even though I believe he will be the best RB in the 2008 draft, period. The Pats can still address the RB need early in round 2 if they trade down. Some candidates that I've heard discussed include Felix Jones (McFadden's platoon mate) [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=170926], Mike Hart of Michigan [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=160897], or maybe even Steve Slaton of WVU [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=174468]. Who would your candidate be for runningback 1B? I think we're gonna need one. I'm just not comfortable using Heath Evans as the Pats starting tailback.