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“I’ve been blessed that I have two running backs the caliber of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams and both of these players never say boo when it comes to ‘I want one more carry than I have, or he wants one more carry than I have,’ or any of those types of things. So I’ve really been fortunate that way,” Sparano said, using his two Pro Bowl caliber tailbacks as an example.
“I have been on the other side of the pancake. I’ve been in situations where you’re with players who want the football and are calling for the ball. I think, to me, from the receivers standpoint, it’s a little bit more the nature of the position because they get fewer at bats during the course of ballgames. You can take that player away easier than you can take a running back away,” Sparano explains. “Their natural reaction to want the ball is not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. I’d rather have a receiver who wants the ball than one that’s trying to hide and get the hell out of the way. From that end, I don’t have that problem.
“Now there’s a line you can cross when you’re involved in that kind of situation and it becomes confrontational with the quarterback, or the coach, or any of those situations. That’s where it becomes disruptive a little bit,” Sparano added. “But from my end, those guys just want the football. I’d rather that want the ball and are hungry and have a passion for the ball