It is becoming increasingly clear to me that Braxton could run the ball every single play, and there wouldn't be a damn thing that they opposing defense could do about it. But, watching the game this last weekend it is also becoming clear to me that this is not how he wants to play. He doesn't want to be Denard 2.0 (thank God). He is almost begging his teammates to get involved.
Where, at the beginning of the year, it seemed like he would almost never hand the ball to Hyde on his reads, now it seems he gives more that he keeps. If he's scrambling outside of the pocket and has a receiver in front of him, he'll most likely throw the ball, even if running it himself with the receiver blocking might be the bigger play.
These are not knocks on him. I love that he seems to be one of the most unselfish guys in the game, especially with the amount of athleticism and talent that he has.
His transformation this year into a leader has been a blast to watch, as much if not more so than his absolutely ridiculous highlight reel moves. I can't wait to see him play Wisconsin and Michigan. I can't wait to see him explode on the national scene next year!