Run Blocking

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    Re: Run Blocking

    One small concern.  While running well is a great thing, I do worry about the Pats' ability to score dropping a bit.  Mostly that's because of the limited redzone receiving threats.  But running offenses tend to be a bit less productive of points than passing offenses.  Teams that win with heavy reliance on the run tend to also have good defenses.  If we're going to move to a run-first offense, we need our defense to play stout and generate turnovers.  

    I know some subscribe to a theory that running a lot protects a weak defense, but that only works, I think, if you are able to score effectively running the ball. What we don't want is a situation where we score three FGs and one TD on eight long drives, while our defense gives up three TDs on the other team's eight drives. 

     
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    For what it's worth, I think it's Denver that gives up more points in the redzone than any other team. 

     
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    One small concern.  While running well is a great thing, I do worry about the Pats' ability to score dropping a bit.  Mostly that's because of the limited redzone receiving threats.  But running offenses tend to be a bit less productive of points than passing offenses.  Teams that win with heavy reliance on the run tend to also have good defenses.  If we're going to move to a run-first offense, we need our defense to play stout and generate turnovers.  

    I know some subscribe to a theory that running a lot protects a weak defense, but that only works, I think, if you are able to score effectively running the ball. What we don't want is a situation where we score three FGs and one TD on eight long drives, while our defense gives up three TDs on the other team's eight drives. 

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    I hope the secondaries don't blow up any more coverages like the final game of the season. Siliga solved our run defense problems.

     

     

     

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