Originally posted by TX9R:
Regardless, what happened to the annual drafting of a guy to spell Gore, who then shows promise, only to have no other back with any amount of carries? What happened to rotating and keeping him fresh? The one time Hunter saw the field he made a big play, kid needs some carries.
This. Gore has his place, but its time to take him out of Bell-cow duty. Gore is losing his north-south battles and has started to drift to the sideline when looking for a hole to run through. With all the tackles and guards pulling in this running scheme, if he doesnt hit the hole immidiately any RB will get caught in the wash and tackled for a 1 yard gain/loss. Hunter at least can hit the hole quickly and he is small enough to dive bomb through those little openings and get 3-4 yards out of nothing. (See the preseason when he ran underneath Iupati and the man he was blocking for a good gain). Our running plays were trying to stretch the field against a very fast Dalls front 7, with defenders that Gore can no longer beat to the sideline to turn upfield, better off getting hunter in on the long developing running plays and leave Gore to the 3 yards and a cloud of dust running up the middle.
[ Edited by 5280High on Sep 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM ]