Re: Can we be Honest and Say who the Lost Ultimately Falls on
posted at 2/9/2012 3:52 PM EST
In Response to Re: Can we be Honest and Say who the Lost Ultimately Falls on
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Can we be Honest and Say who the Lost Ultimately Falls on : Hi Rusty, I agree with you on this, that the PATS do not run the ball anywhere near as much as they should. I do not expect that to get better with the second coming of McDaniels. The PATS lack of balance on offense allows good teams to game plan against the spread without really having to worry about the run, because we only use it for change of pace, we are not taken seriously as a running team. I also think that running the ball makes the offense tougher and allows a good offensive line to take over a game and we have a very good offensive line which is not being allowed to do what they do best, ATTACK what's in front of them.
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Hmm. BJGE taking a loss right before the Welker drop?
Like he takes all the time because he runs scared. Most of NE's 3rd and longs start the exact same way ... BJGE 1 yard, 0 yards, -1 yards, or replace with Woodhead 1 yard, 0 yards, -1 yards.
The "clock killing" run oriented offense only works if the running backs produce positive yardage. A negative run play is the same as a sack. That's what BJGE offered in the clutch, and why NE was forced to go vertical on 2nd and 11 with that much time on the clock.
Outside of one 17 yard run that was blocked for him ten yards deep, the guy was horrible in that game. Four runs that produced two yards or less. 9 runs for 27 yards.
If he bounces his run to the right hole, and picks up four or even three yards, then they aren't forced to try downfield. They have an open playbook instead of one full of calls that recover yards lost by their runner.
You EARN your reps on this team. BJGE isn't consistent enough a performer to earn reps. You can't fritter around giving yards and downs to teams because numb-nuts runs with his head down into the back of his offensive lineman.
If people want a running game to "take pressure off" Brady it starts by getting a real running back. The Giants have two that are better than any of NE's four.