Re: Where is Welker?
posted at 10/25/2010 3:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Where is Welker?
[QUOTE]To me, like Truechamp said it all comes down to a devastating Knee Injury. The whole Run/Pass drama can be broken down like this. We have the worst Running backs in the league. Yeah, we all like Benny and Danny, but go look at all 32 teams and come back to me. We have one , if not the best QB's in the league. This means for the most part, the coaching staff will like their chances with Brady throwing the ball more than Benny running it. Its not hard. When we tried to run Benny agianst the Ravens, he got nothing. Remember it was Woodhead who got the run game started and if we didnt have him we LOSE that game, IMO Against S.D, both Benny and Danny were getting stuffed, so rather than beat ur head against the wall, you put the ball in your best players hands, thats why I didnt like the off tackle play to Benny on 4th down...Hell, he couldnt even run on !st down. The Cold Hard Facts ARE until we get a real running game this will be the story. Not a 34 year old injury prone guy and 2 undrafted undersized RB's. They have treated the position as an afterthought and these are the results. When presented with a decision, most times and rightfully so, It will be in Brady's Hands...
Posted by patsfan76[/QUOTE]
How great were the RBs when they won SBs? Antowain Smith was a cast off. Mike Cloud was cut in 2003.
Only Corey Dillon could be seen as a legit #1 and that was just a cherry on top in 2004.
Let's just drop the idea that Tom Brady needs Roger Craig and Marcus Allen in their primes to run the ball.
It's a myth.
Woodhead is incredibly effective in this offense and for whatever reason, a usuall effective Sammy Morris, isn't getting looks.
BJGE is very solid, but when you aren't committing to a run, of course the line blocking won't look as good.
It's pretty simple. Would I like to get younger in this area and draft Mark INgram? Yes.
But, pretending this team doesn't have a good run game because they don't have Pro Bowl names on the jersey is not going to work, in my opinion.
Note how no one complains when they run it minimum 20 times+.