Actually, if you check out Darnold's highlight reels, you'll find he's perfectly capable of running.
(given how bad the Jets were, he got plenty of practice)
He's just not necessarily somebody you call a bunch of designed runs for.
IMO, they want to put pressure on these guys to see where their breaking point is. It gives them an idea on how much they can throw at them.
I think Rhule is trying to find out how much he can put on Sam's plate before he crumbles. The more Sam does, the more Rhule can trust him.
Short story long, Rhule needs to find out if he has to coddle Sam. Which is not good. Or can Sam be the man. Which is a good thing. Makes sense to me.
I wonder why Rhule talked the way he did yesterday then. Maybe I misinterpreted what he was saying.
Oh well. I'm done guessing what is going to happen here. Its clear they aren't sure. It could land a bunch of different ways.
I probably won't believe anything until we snap the ball week1.