Originally posted by TexasNiner:
Concerns? How could that be? We are 2-0 and Frank just had a 200 yard game?
As exciting as that is, we still can't run the ball when we need to.
For two games in a row now, we have had two chances, one with about 5 minutes left and one with a minute left, to run the ball, control the clock and win the game.
All four times (twice against the Cards and twice against the Hawks), we went 3 and out, giving the other team chances to get back into, or to win the game.
And for all the excitement about Gore's big day, if you take out the two long runs, he had about 50 yards on 12 carries. That certainly isn't bad, but it isn't great either. Without the long runs, if he had kept up that average and had 20-25 carries, he would have had around a 100 yard day. Maybe a little more, maybe a little less.
And obviously, if he doesn't break it into the endzone, we can't score. We haven't yet this season. So, against a little better defense that doesn't give up those huge plays, who maybe tackles Gore after a good 15-20 yard gain, we probably don't end up with TDs.
If there is one thing we are supposed to be able to do as a team, it's to run the ball when we need to. Breaking big ones is great, but you can't depend on the home run.
We really need to be able to control the ball late in the game, and to be able to pound the ball into the endzone on long drives, if we want continued success.
How dare you post something that makes sense! You should know by now there is a LOT of myopia here on this board!