Jaguars to 'mix and match' Toby Gerhart, Robinson


Denard Robinson provided the first semblance of a running game for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season when he went for 127 yards last week against the Cleveland Browns.

Coach Gus Bradley said earlier in the week that the second-year former college quarterback had a chance to keep the starting running back gig.

With Toby Gerhart feeling "pretty good," according to Bradley, and appearing ready for a Sunday return against the Miami Dolphins after missing the last two games with a foot injury, the Jags have a decision to make in their backfield.

"I think we'll continue to mix and match a little bit," offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said, per The Florida Times-Union. "I don't know exactly how that will all play out yet."

Gerhart has struggled mightily in his season. He has 123 yards total on 48 carries in five games this season and has found little running room.

As NFL Media's Mike Mayock breaks down in his "Mayock Slant" segment on NFL NOW, Robinson didn't just gain yards through gimmick plays or outside runs. Instead, he ran up the gut and showed surprising patience for a player still learning the position.

While the banged-up Browns defensive line might have aided Robinson's production last week, his ability to find small creases and hit a hole quickly before it closes might prove to be more productive than Gerhart behind a struggling, mediocre Jags offensive line.

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