themunn wrote:part of turbin's success comes directly from Lynch's tough running style that tires out D-Linemen and Linebackers, allowing Turbin to use his speed to take advantage.
He's like a "lightning back", except he's got the size to add a little bit of thunder on his own
This is where I come out on this as well. Sort of like the Maurice Morris effect, where the change of pace back comes in and has a gaudy YPC, although I like Turbin's size and tackle-shedding much more than Mo. I don't think it happens, though, without Lynch pounding away. And while we know Lynch can do it without Turbin, we have no idea what Turbin would do without a Lynch (and I don't want to find out).
Turbin does excite me though, in his role. His hands are what excite me most, I really wish we were seeing more swing passes or screens to this kid, especially against teams that have an aggressive pass rush.