Originally Posted by steve
Sanders lack of goal line "production" is really a bit of a misnomer and had more to do with the system the Lions ran under Fontes and their overall roster make-up. Under Fontes, the Lions rarely used a tight end or full back, and were lost once they got anywhere within five yards of the goal line. Most any running back would suffer in that circumstance.
no, he couldn't run between the tackles...he was notorious for wanting to bounce outside the hole...Barry was benched a lot in the redzone for that reason, they put in other RBs