Originally posted by chimp914:
Grats to Gore, but what happened to the running game today?
This isn't the 60's; they are long gone.
Somehow, we get the idea that we can just run the ball down the other team's throats while they let us do it to them.
Ask any team in the league, and the first thing they say is, "We have to stop the run."
In the modern NFL, you CAN'T do that. Period. You simply CANNOT.
There was one winning team I have ever seen successfully pull off the "run down your throat" philosophy.
The Dallas Cowboys of the early-mid 90's were able to "run down your throat" even though the other team KNEW they were going to run.
They had All-Pro's on their ENTIRE offensive line. They had Larry Allen in his prime.
They had Nate Newton, Williams, Gogan.
They could dominate with that group.
People knew they were running and couldn't stop it.
No other team since then has been able to do that successfully.
I hope we don't continue this trend.
Run, run, run, run, run, run... Oh crap, its the 4th quarter, we need points.
Pass, pass, pass, pass, run, pass, pass, pass, TOUCHDOWN.
If we continue to do that, consider this win a "Nolin win." AKA, win the first 2 games, and then lose the rest.