Originally posted by vaden:
32 TD/8 INT, 92.6 qb rating in Alex's last 24 games, dating back to the week after Raye was fired. Source. He did that with a sub-par OL and WRs and a mediocre, vastly overrated running game, one that ranked lower in yards to per rush than Alex ranked in yards per attempt, one that was dead last on 3rd & short. Of course Alex had his problems on 3rd down as well, but he ranked far better than our RBs, ahead of Cam and only 1-2% behind Eli, Stafford and Cutler, which is only due to his receivers routinely dropping easy catches.
Your math is off, last 24 games = 29 td/10 int. Or roughly 1.2 touchdowns per game.
Our run game is supposed to have higher per attempt than our passing game? Find me a half decent team where that's the case. The fact that your stats include when Gore was hurt and Dixon wasn't doing s**t,has to skew the stats.
If anything our run game is aging but underrated because Gore gets absolutely zero help from the passing game to relieve pressure. Even with our relatively efficient passing game last year teams focused on stopping the run. Why? Because gore can rip defenses open, Alex can not.
[ Edited by mike on Mar 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM ]