Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee is having an uncharacteristic bout with fumblitis in 2012, fumbling five times this season, and losing four of them. Two of those fumbles occurred on Sunday, when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 36-14.
McGahee, to his credit, isn't blaming anyone but himself, and says that he "shouldn't be doing it."
"They were two strips from behind," McGahee said about his fumbles in the Broncos' 36-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers. "Those are tough. I shouldn't be doing it. You can't blame anybody but yourself."
McGahee's previous career-high in fumbles was four, which occurred on two occasions -- in 2006 and 2007. Between 2008 and 2010, McGahee fumbled five times combined.
McGahee's four lost fumbles also constitute a career high, and the season is just barely past the halfway point.
Still, McGahee has been productive this year, carrying the ball 160 times for 676 yards -- good for a 4.2 yards per carry average. McGahee has already matched his touchdown total from a year ago, with four.
Denver coaches will likely work with McGahee in the coming weeks to make certain that McGahee's fumbling trouble stays in the past, as the Broncos gear up for a playoff run.