Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Guys, come on. It was an 8 man line, screaming out for ....WCO passes....dinks and dunks. Anything to get 8, and sometimes 9 guys off LOS. NOBODY runs thru an 8 man line...nobody. And that includes Frank. Why roman and Coach were so pigheaded about not throwing short quick hitters to back those guys off is a puzzlement.
Wasn't hard to see, half the board saw it. So that has nothing to do with Frank, but all to do with an 8 man line....which WCO is geared to defeat. They back off the line, frank makes yards. 8 or 9 guys on the LOS and frank makes 16 yds on 9 carries.
The math is simple : 8 guys on 5 guys. How do fans watching on TV and not the coaches see this? So cc, I think frank was fine, just got some really bad game calls , exactly like last game in SEA. Same song, second verse.
What I really am afraid of? Is roman being so enamored of kap's big cannon, that he won't call short stuff, slants and outs, which would have eaten up SEA. on an 8 man line. Do that and they back up....then you run frank...not before. 8 guys rushing, 5 guys defending....doesn't work out.
Frank ran through 8-9 man boxes for years. watch pretty much any game in the nolan singletary era.