Agreed, Hovenaut. I've been thinking a great deal of how our offense is going to look this year depends on Dontre Wilson's foot.
If he's finally fully recovered, I believe he's going to get a ton of reps at H-back - plus a few at running back. That'll free up Curtis Samuel to move around some - playing more running back, etc. That is, at least until we see what we really have in Mike Weber on the field of play.
This spring, UFM said he wants to get Wilson and Samuel each some reps at both positions.
That'll also allow us to do some really tricky things with Wilson and Samuel on the field together. For instance, we could line 'em up shift them and motion them so it might be difficult for defenders to know who's at running back and who's at H. That could create some favorable match-ups - particularly since we'll be in a no-huddle, hurry-up mode. I did a forum topic on the subject a while back.
Plus, think of what our starting line-up could look like at the skill positions opening day. Barrett (QB), Samuel (RB), Brown (x), Baugh (y), Smith (z) and Wilson (H). Suddenly, we're not looking so inexperienced, after all - are we?