Originally posted by Joecool:
How about we pass the ball, push the defense and things open up for Gore. I don't see Hunter having much success vs a run blitzing defense either.
I am all for this, but at least last game it is tough to push the ball without some elite talent on the outside. A lineup of Ginn, Morgan, and Davis is not exactly equipped to sling it around, and Davis has to stay in and block because the line is garbage/Smith isn't hitting his hot routes/ receivers aren't breaking off routes (take your pick according to ideology) I love Alex, but he has never been a high volume passer in his career. Smith would be best suited for a passing game like NE uses (the west coast version) where quick players and 2 TE run short and intermediate routes with the occasional long ball. Crabtree and Braylon really need to play together for this to be effective IMO.
Also, Gore has definitely lost something. He is not hitting the hole as hard for some reason, and when he needs to get to the outside he isn't getting by the defender who is supposed to contain. Hopefully it is just something minor because I think he can still be effective. Hunter has to start getting at least 10 touches per game in some capacity (kickoff, receiving, running). Every time he touches it he looks very dangerous with the ball, and he is like a dart to the hole. I love Frank, but I would like to see a 60/40 Gore/Hunter split right now.