Re: We havent tried to establish a running game since Corey Dillon's last season
posted at 10/31/2009 11:56 AM EDT
In Response to Re: We havent tried to establish a running game since Corey Dillon's last season
[QUOTE]In Response to We havent tried to establish a running game since Corey Dillon's last season : +1 The Pats kept anticipating that Maroney was going to establish the running game- never did past a game or two. Having spent the first pick (years, ago) and waiting many more years...no wonder why there are so many Maroney bashers. Perhaps, Pats fans would prefer to scrap the Maroney experiement and compliment Brady, whilst we have him, yeah? Methinks.
Posted by BTownExpress[/QUOTE]
Btown and ALL:
First I agree with the poster who said that Belichick tends to use his player's strengths, and the Team's strengths, rather than "forcing" things they are more weak at. Here, Ya really can't blame BB for going with Tom Brady's Passing Skills to his couple of elite wideouts, over a Committee of broken old Runningbacks, and 1 Dancer.
Total agreement with your sentiments Btown
... When it comes to Maroney, I think Occam's Razor fits the best ("...of multiple competing theories, the simpliest explanation is the most probable
YES, Maroney DOES
have above a 4 yard average, BUT He's had two just above 4 yard average games, Three 3 yard average games, One 0.9 average games, and One Game vs arguably the worst team in football this year (Titans), Where LM averaged something like 7.7 yards (this last one kinda tends to inflate your previous outputs a tad, ehh?).
Yes, Our O-Line is a little more of a pass-blocking, a little less of a smash-mouth-in-the-trenches with their personell/techniques, BUT They ARE ranked right now Overall in stats as being 4th in the League...
Yes, We are a Pass-First team more often than not, BUT the numbers that were given was that we are 11th in the League in Rushing Attempts (although just 14th in average), SO it's not as IF we've completely abandoned and have forsaked the run in ANY big way...
Yes, I too, at times can see the argument that a "runner has to get a feel/rhythm within a game
", and should get at least upwards of 15 or more carries, BUT Ya can't blame BB for going with the committee approach when Taylor and BJGE, who have 3/4's to less than half of the attempts that LM has, are BOTH averaging more yards-per-carry (Faulk and Morris, BOTH dinosaurs, 1 Injured- Together have smaller averages, Morris, who's been injured, has just a 0.2 yard average less/and Faulk, who I'm tired of hearing "gets the ball when the D is spread out (passing/draw-play downs), and so has better play-calling in his favor
", has ONLY touched
the ball 20 times this year, and so He's not the only one in the game as RB when running certain passing downs, AND IF
to make the "getting a feel for the game with numerous rushing attempts
" Argument, It would be with his 20 attempts, NOT with LM's over 60 attempts...~
Sorry guys, BUT with Maroney, perhaps I should have used Murphy's Law rather than Occam's Razor (M.Law-"cr#p that can go wrong, WILL go wrong
"). After 5 or so years of injuries, less-than-stellar-output, lack of overall consistancy...a 1st rd billing, but not a 1s rd talent, It's pretty safe to safe, IF Maroney's not
a bust, He's certainly
not 'the answer' either...