Maroney Plans to Change Running Style this Season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Patriots running back Laurence Maroney
knows he's been criticized for running sideways too much rather
than attacking the hole. He plans to change that this year.
Maroney says he wants to run straight ahead more. That may get
him more playing time in a crowded backfield where players have
rotated in recent years. Now he's in training camp where he's
competing with Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, Fred Taylor and BenJarvus
Green-Ellis to get most of the carries.
Maroney has been inconsistent in his four seasons since New
England drafted him with the 21st pick in 2006. He led the Patriots
in rushing in two of his four seasons but hasn't lived up to
expectations. He did run for a career-high nine touchdowns last
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