Originally posted by djfullshred:
Other - need to open up the offense with a more proficient passing attack so defenses don't put all their guys on the line. Pass to set up the run or it will be stuffed.
I don't think that is the answer.
I wrote this in another thread.
You're right about teams stacking the box against our offense, however you're wrong as to the reason why.
They stack the box because Frank Gore runs between the tackles which allows teams to squeeze the OLB's in closer. When they are able to do this it leaves them with the ability for some of these exoctic blitzs or even 7 man jail breaks against our offense.
As for the real reason they can do this is because Frank Gore lacks the speed to beat them to the outside.
Watch a speed back like Chris Johnson [titans] and you will notice that the OLB's are forced to play 3-4 yds wider which gives the OL a better opportunity to win their battles...