The Facts: Asked if he is looking to add a No. 2 RB to share the load with Chester Taylor, Brad Childress replied: "I think that's the mode unless you have a guy like [LaDainian Tomlinson] or Larry Johnson. ... I think it's hard on a defense when you have two different styles of guys who have fresh legs." Asked where that would leave Moore, who was the No. 2 guy last season? "I think that's probably up to Mewelde to be that guy," the coach said.
Diehards Line:Not exactly a rousing vote of confidence. And while we fully expect Taylor to be as busy this year as he was last season (303 carries, 42 catches), he will take a pounding. A solid No. 2 is necessary. Moore, heading into the final year of his current contract, will get a chance to be that. As Childress pointed out: "You either create value in the place you're at or you create value on the market."