So here’s something you don’t see everyday. Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman had a big game last night against the rival Oakland Raiders, as Hillman took advantage of the nine carries the Broncos gave him by turning them into 66 yards and a touchdown. Hillman set himself up for his TD by rushing it 19 yards to the goal-line, and he actually thought he had a touchdown on that first run before plowing it in himself.
What is extremely interesting is how Ronnie Hillman says he ended up getting that goal-line carry, because he told the Broncos official site that he won a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” against fellow RBs Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball. Hillman chose rock while the other two backs chose scissors, so he was able to punch in the TD.
He said this when asked if he wanted to get the carry and put it in himself after the 19-yard run, “I mean, you definitely don’t want to see anybody else go in at that point.”
Obvious answer right there. Hillman seems like a pretty funny dude looking at the way he answered the questions the media gave him, and he certainly deserved to DIY that one. Hillman’s great night has made the Denver Broncos running back situation more interesting, but I don’t anticipate Knowshon Moreno being deposed as the feature back right now. However, Hillman has certainly made his case for playing over Ball, but Ball is still very much an “RB of the Future” candidate.