Rookie jitters? Maybe, but it seems Montee Ball could be the main guy sooner, rather than later on for the Broncos if he can hold onto the ball.
Looking at the number of carries Ball is getting in comparison to Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman it seems the Broncos want Ball to be the man.
Knowshon Moreno may be on the top of the depth chart, but Ball only has three less carries 34-31.
The problem lies in production with those carries.
Ball has been much less effective than Moreno rushing for only 99 yards and 3.2 yards per carry. In comparison Moreno’s 160 yards and 4.7 yards per carry are slightly better.
Ball’s two touchdowns are what separate him from the crowd, but his fumbling problems could lead to Moreno lasting longer than expected on top.