I am extremely worried about our running attack without Kerryon Johnson. No doubt the second best option here would be Kam Martin, who also went down with an injury. I do not see Martin carrying 30 times a game though, too small.
Kam Pettway, even if he is able to return, will be extremely rusty. He hasn't played for most of the year and has zero carries in the past 4 weeks. When Pettway is healthy and has a full year of practice and experience under his belt, he is unstoppable. But this is not that year for him. Hope he returns next year. His draft stock will be extremely low this year if he decides to declare, and he may not get picked up at all.
Kam Martin is fast a elusive and I think we will be fine if he can carry the ball at least 16 times against Georgia. Bring in Devin Barrett the rest of the time, if Kam Pettway is not healthy. If Pettway is healthy, let Pettway carry it up the middle and shake the rust off and he made be able to get back to 80% of last year's form. Swap he and Martin out (if Martin is ready to go) and we will be OK.
Malik Miller just has not impressed me at all. I know he has had no time on the field and personally, I think there is a reason for that. He certainly has the size, but seemingly not the speed or decisiveness hitting the holes. Blocking is crucial for Stidham to have time to set up and throw. That is going to be a huge concern for any of the backups.
Of course the best case scenario is Kerryon and I hope he is OK. It will be hard to keep him off the field (even if he is not 100%), but we will need him desperately in the play-offs, so I do not want he or the coaches to push it. Each game is crucial at this point in time, so others have to step up and be willing to carry the load.