Sermon was a non-injury inactive Sunday against the Lions. The backfield consisted of Elijah Moore, JaMycal Hasty, and Raheem Mostert. Well, as I predicted in my previous article, Mostert is now gone for the year. Now, I know how this looks Sermon got booted out of the backfield because he is unimpressive compared to Moore or Hasty going into the matchup. That is certainly daunting, but Kyle Shanahan plays chess, not checkers. I think this is much more of a motivational tool for Sermon. We forget that Sermon was at Oklahoma before he transferred to Ohio State because he was not getting carries. It seems as if Sermon activates himself when the odds are against him, and I think Shanahan knows that. With Mostert out, Sermon will have a spot in this backfield and will see more run than Hasty who only rushed the ball once for three yards. Elijah Moore will be a factor, but I think it will be much more of a one-two punch. Kyle Shanahan will not let his second-round draft pick sit for long.