Did anyone else notice how in the fourth quarter, Gore was able to break a couple 5-10 yards runs?
Our passing game opened up the run; but remember, it took a WHILE to happen.
It took 2 touchdowns before the Texans began to give some respect to our running game.
You can't simply throw a long pass and then expect to run well, especially with our reputation.
We need to pass the heck out of the ball, and then when they begin to consistently back off, we can go back to 50/50 or whatever.
At the moment, teams are gearing up for our run, and we need to pass pass pass before they begin to think different.
The whole point is to mix it up over the entire field, this forces every position to play a little unsure, because they don't know where the ball is going.
Its like a poker player who never bluffs on a hand and then finally bluffs on a hand. Just because he bluffed once does not mean everyone will all of a sudden be afraid of him bluffing.
We need to establish to other teams that we are willing to air it out a lot. You can't do that with one half of football.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:54 PM ]