Originally posted by sdaddy101269:Originally posted by GoFD74:Originally posted by sdaddy101269:Originally posted by Joecool:
We are REALLY missing the speed bounce-it-out back. I know Arizona was in our backfield often but there were also quite a few times where Gore is running into the back of his own line looking for a crease and not going anywhere for a second or two before a defensive player even got a hand on him. On these plays, I think, if Gore had more outside speed, he could have bounced these outside. Arizona was blitzing backers in the middle and clogging the middle entirely. Teams are not afraid of Gore bouncing it outside and gaining much yardage.
I don't know, Sheets is not going to get much playing time if any at all but there is one guy who I think can help us out in this area: Spurlock. I think Spurlock has the quickness and speed to be a temporary change of pace back. He seems to be our utitility knife player on offense.
Does anyone know why we didn't use a lead blocker / Moran Norris more often??
It wouldn't have mattered...the Tards were stacking the box and bringing a blitzter on almost every play (or at least it seemed that way). They made the decision to take Gore out of the game and were forcing Hill to make plays (which makes sense, btw)...he made just enough to pull off the win.
It seems like to me if Hill could makes plays with his arm they wouldn't stacked the box like they did. I know a lot was play calling, but watching Hill throw into double coverage, which it seemed like his ball was so soft it allowed the safety enough time to get over and help made it a lot easier to stack the box.
Totally agree...he's not a serious/consistent threat at QB which is why they dared him to beat them and sold out against the run/pass. In his defense though, Hill did make just enough plays (mostly in the 4th quarter when it counted) to move the chains and win the game. The downside is, he doesn't have the talent to hurt defenses on a consistent basis, so most teams will likely employ the same strategy.