Re: No Ground Game
posted at 11/9/2010 1:46 PM EST
In Response to Re: No Ground Game
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: No Ground Game : Good stuff... An excellent description of what is going on with the running game in N.E.... Like you I think they need to commit to it more than they do and I agree that because they don't, it causes issues with the passing game. Use Sammy Morris more, he can catch it out of the back field and he's not too bad in open space.
Posted by Dessalines[/QUOTE]
I don't know what the fear is. I get Brady is great, but teams know this too so they prep for the pass gameplan and just hope NE won't mix in well designed runs.
Their whole gameplan is to hold the fort against the pass and sniff out the run with the predictable BJGE sub.
I would use Morris more and run Woodhead as the feature back earlier in games. This will allow them to show run more in the 1st half with additional backs that they may think are in for passing downs, only.
Also, if they never pass to BJGE, then he is in there for one reason. This is the same issue with Maroney. Run, or decoy, never block or chip, etc.
Make BJGE a pass catcher so they see him used as one.
Woodhead's skill set allows him to pounce for yards because he's adept at pass catching and can block.
At some point, they have to open it up.