Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by znk916:
Seriously guys? Gore can't run out of the shotgun? He's been waaaaay better out of the shotgun this year, almost never gets stuffed at the line.
Small sample size today, but it's been the same all year whenever he's gotten a chance to run out of shotgun.
4 shotgun carries for 12 yards, minimum gain was 2 yards.
12 carries otherwise for 21 yards, SEVEN of those attempts were stuffed for 1 yard or less.
The shotgun forces him to move laterally to pick and chose the holes at the initial hand-off, Gore is more the get it and go type. I think he lost a yard on a couple of plays running out of the shot gun. There were 3-4 yard gains also.
Play by play says otherwise, if you want to be bothered to comb through them on nfl.com.
Like I said, small sample size but:
vs GB - 3 for 9 out of shotgun, one carry stuffed for no gain
vs Bears - 9 for 71, only one carry stuffed for less than one yard
Also, he rarely gets stuffed on direct snaps without a lead blocker.
I think the results indicate that we're much better off this year when Gore gets to utilize his vision and pick his spots from a standing start, instead of getting the ball as he's going downhill and having no choice but to stick it where the play is designed to go, which inevitably fails because of our crappy blocking.
[ Edited by znk916 on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:04 AM ]