Originally posted by KoolBeans:
It totally makes sense. It's who we are and we saw what happens when we try to change that. Some people just want to see us throwing because they think it's prettier and explosive. When I see a HB using his vision, getting through lanes, making people miss, trucking people, and moving piles... that to me is beauty like no other. Besides our offensive line is built to run, we are not a good pass protecting team, at least from what I've seen over the last 3 seasons. Staying true to ourselves has proven to be the winning formula for this team and until we get better at pass blocking and an elite WR who can do it all like Jerry Rice and Owens did we need to stick to it.
we aren't good at pass protection, but nobody wants to admit this. well i won't say we're bad its not their strong point but they're actually getting way better than they have been. but this is why we need to run so the play action is effective. if we play action and the ends are worried about setting the edge that gives kap an extra second or two to see the throw then make the throw, cause they have to make sure the run doesn't just go by them for a big gain.
i think we should run it repeatedly against houston to neutralize jj watt. just straight run it with power right at him, by the 3rd and 4th quarter he's going to be gassed with all the weight he's had to deal with and the plays he's had to try and make.
and no short passes to his side either. 2nd level passes he can't jump up and swat. totally take him out of the game.
and when you run the ball no blitzes can really be dialed up because hunter in the 2nd level with space= touch down.
really lmj too. gore doesn't even really seem to try and score a td if its a long run like 60 or 70 yards lol like he already knows he'll get caught so he's just looking to get as much as he can before he just goes down.. running half speed.
hunter is out of there